Monday, September 28, 2020

PAC Executive 2020/21

Our inaugural p.a.c. meeting was a success, and we have elected our executive members.
We warmly welcome our new chair, Arpita Monahan, and treasurer Taylor Weimer. Returning members continue their roles as secretary (Megan Haggerty) events coordinator (Robin Kiernan) communications (Tara Davidson) back up secretary/volunteer coordinator (Eva Cassetti) and district p.a.c. rep/newsletter (Jen Childs).
Meetings will continue to be held via zoom, the next meeting will be October 13 7:30-9 and as always all parents and guardians of Vic West students are welcome.
This meeting will involve setting the budget for the upcoming year and canvassing members for fundraising ideas and initiatives. While we regret the loss of some of our favorite and most profitable fundraisers (no winter sale/games night/wacky walkathon/spring fling this year) we look forward to hearing the creative new ideas our school community will come up with to replace them. Agenda items may be submitted to

Sunday, September 6, 2020

P.A.C. update

 P.a.c. meeting Sept 15- CANCELLED

Tuesday Sept 22- Welcome Back Zoom

Time- t.b.a. Likely 7:30 p.m.

What? As in person events like our traditional welcome back bbq are not possible this year, we will be hosting a zoom meet up for parents, with a brief introduction from the school administrative team, and synopsis of what the p.a.c. is looking for this year. Primarily, this is an opportunity to get to know a few other parents in your child's grade. The host will ask participants to rename themselves with their kid's grade/s then divide them into small chat groups based on grade. 

Tuesday Sept 29 AGM Election Zoom

This will be a live election using zoom poll, to fill executive posts.

All parents or caregivers of children at Vic West elementary are members of the p.a.c. and may submit one vote per family group. In addition we can discuss fund raising suggestions for the coming year, and parents can pose more general questions as well. Agenda items may be submitted to

Tuesday Oct 13 P.A.C. Meeting Zoom

Time- 7:30-9 email for zoom link

Primary focus- set the budget for the year

Back to school 2020/21

 Here we go!

Back to school begins for many of us this week. 

Kindergarten families please refer to the letter you have received from the school regarding start times.

Grades 3-4-5 begin Sept 10 9:30-11:30  

Grades 1-2 begin Sept 11 9:30-11:30

There will be some new procedures for all of us this year! There will be two whiteboards outside the school with class lists and door locations. Staff will also circulate with information to help you find the right waiting spot and door for your child or children. Start times are staggered so there won't be quite as many people crowding around the boards ;) It may be difficult at times to social distance, so we encourage all to wear a mask during drop off. A reminder to not take photos of the information on the boards. Thank you for respecting the privacy of the children and families at our school. Your current P.A.C. will host an information table both these mornings from 8:45-9:45. We are looking to add members in most positions, and will need lots of help this year as we explore fundraising in new ways!

Monday Sept 14 kicks off regular school hours for those attending full time.

Grades 3-4-5 8:45-2:23

Grades 1-2  9:00-2:38

Hybrid students start their attendance Sept 14 or 15th, and those families will be contacted directly.

Any families that are not receiving email updates please contact the school at to have your contact information updated or corrected. Thank you for your patience and support during these challenging times!