Sunday, September 1, 2013

Back to school!

As we all adjust to fresh routines for a new school year at Vic West Elementary, our diverse community of parents and guardians will have several opportunities to connect and contribute over the coming months. Here are a few bits of information from the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) for school families:

PAC Elections & September General Meeting
The annual Parent Advisory Council elections will take place on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the school staff room. Anyone wishing to put their name forward for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, District PAC Representative and Communications Director can do so at this meeting. The September general meeting will commence immediately following the elections. 

General PAC meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month throughout the school year, and parents are welcomed with hot drinks and treats. Come be part of the conversation!

Thrifty Foods Smile Cards
This is an easy way to support performing arts at the school, simply by grocery shopping. Pick up a smile card from the school office and load it with funds at any Thrifty Foods location after September 1st. When you do your shopping, $5 from every $100 you spend helps the PAC support performing arts events at the school. Loaded cards also make great gifts!

Mabel's Labels Fundraiser
Help support PAC goals and keep track of personal items at the same time! Buy custom labels from Mabel's Labels using this link and a portion comes back to the PAC to support school activities like field trips and special visitors.

Register for the 1.2 K Fun Run
The PAC will be organizing a group of kids from Vic West Elementary to participate in the 1.2 km Thrifty Foods Kids Run, coming up on Sunday, October 13th, 2013 at 10:15 a.m. Watch for a sign up table outside the school at drop off and pick up during the second week of September. Registration is $15 (some subsidy may be available) and includes a race t-shirt.

Check back here often for news and information from the Vic West PAC. Plus, join the PAC Facebook group to stay in touch!