Thursday, June 14, 2018

 This year's Wacky Walk-a-thon raised $6,553.44!  Well done, everyone and congratulations to the winners of the class prizes and the grand prize family annual pass for the Royal BC Museum!  The money raised will go a long way to fund PAC events throughout the coming school year and to provide additional resources for each class.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tonight's AGM begins at 6:30pm and not 6pm as stated on the school website. Please share this information with any families you know who may not be online. Thank you!

The PAC AGM is at 6:30pm to 8pm in the school library. You must be present to vote for the new executive for the 2018/2019 school year. We hope to see lots of you there!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

There are still tickets available for the Spring Fling! There will be a DJ and light refreshments - all you need to bring is your best dance moves!

We are also in need of additional volunteers for set up and tear down - please contact the PAC if you can help (set up volunteers needed to start around 4:30pm).

Monday, February 26, 2018


Do you have a student in grade 5 at Vic West? The following is from fellow Vic West parent, Mark Crocker. Sounds like a wonderful learning experience!

It is hard for us to truly imagine what it would be like to cook over an open fire every day. To not have access to simple clean cooking options. But for families in Haiti it is a different story:
- Millions of people spend hours every single day to cook a meal for their kids
- Women walk for hours to find the fuel.
- People spend hours to cook a meal
- Kids get burned by the open flames
- Families breathe the smoke day after day
Mark Crocker fro New Hope Schools Society is here this week to show our grade five classes a simple stove design that is making a big difference in Haiti.

On Tuesday Feb 27, Mark will work with the students to help them understand the problem of smoke as well as participate in building a smokeless stove together. Students will participate in building a stove together.

For more information, please go to or contact Mark at 778 995 5505 (or stop him and say hi when he drops off his daughter in the morning). More info here:

New Hope Schools Society exists to relieve poverty in developing nations by teaching sustainable improvements for the basic necessities of life, including food, clean water, health, security and shelter to individuals or families who are in need; and to educate the public about poverty and effective development

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Don't forget - our next Family Games Night is coming up on March 9th!  Our last games night was incredibly successful and so much fun!  The fine folks at Interactivity Board Game Cafe will be back again and there will be a wide selection of games for kids of all ages.  We hope to see lots of you there and thank you for supporting Vic West PAC.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Hey everyone,

At our upcoming meeting, our draft by-laws will be available again for review and discussion. These by-laws will guide your PAC in the future, and serve as a framework for what the PAC does for the students and families of Vic West Elementary.

Although our new by-laws are drafted based on standard by-laws provided by VCPAC, we have opportunities now to construct by-laws that are progressive and will serve our community well in the future.

A good example of this is how we will structure voting in the future.


OPTION 1. Each family unit including one or more students registered at Victoria West Elementary School shall have one (1) vote at a PAC General Meeting. Additional family members (beyond one (1)) attending the meeting, or additional students enrolled in the school (beyond one (1)), do not allow for additional votes for any family unit.


OPTION 2. Each voting member shall have one (1) vote at a PAC General Meeting.

The second option is the one in current use, but the VCPAC is hoping that as PAC’s move forward they will begin to change to option 2. We see this as a good opportunity to “future proof” our new by-laws. It is however a pretty big change, and we would love to have as many PAC members out as possible to discuss these possible new by-laws.

The full draft of the by-laws is in the “meetings” tab at the top of this page. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Paxton Grill
Chair - Vic West Elementary PAC