PAC Newsletter, December 13, 2010

2010 December 13 PAC Newsletter version 2

Important Dates
Last day of school for 2010 is Friday, December 17th. School resumes on Tuesday, January 4, 2011.
Next PAC meeting is Wednesday, January 12th.  The meeting starts at 7pm, social time starts at 6:45pm. Brian Pepper (superintendent) and John McLay (assistant superintendent) plan to attend this meeting to address parent concerns.
Holiday Celebration
Come and join our first holiday pot luck fun night on Thursday, December 16th, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. This event will include face painting, Christmas crafts for the kids, refreshments, some entertainment, and great community spirit.
If you are able to donate any items for a silent auction, please drop them off at the school by Wednesday, December 15th.
In keeping with the holiday spirit, please bring some goodies to share. If your last name starts with the letters A to M, you are asked to bring a dessert, and people with the last name starting with the letter N to Z are asked to bring appetizers.

Safe Start Program
We have a volunteer safe start program at the school. If your child is not at school, and no one has contacted the school to let them know, then you should be called to confirm that you know that your child is not at school.  Please make sure your contact information is up to date with the school!
If your child is going to be away from school, please call and leave a message at (250) 962-1811, or email

Do you really need a paper copy of this newsletter? You can sign up on the PAC website for email notifications, and to discontinue paper copies. Please note that the school administration is now also posting updates on the PAC website, to keep parents better informed in a timely manner.

Do you have any safety concerns? Please email

Volunteer Requests
The Food group is looking for volunteers to take on the organization of the concession. We need someone to organize the other volunteers – you would not be expected to do all the work. There will be experienced volunteers to assist.

School District Policy Change
The school district is revising policy on the priority for registration for schools and programs, and is looking for parent feedback by January 6th. This will become more of an issue with the recent school closures and fuller schools. Should there be priority given to people who already have a sibling registered in a school, or who live in the school neighborhood? More information is available about policy 5119 on the PAC and school district websites.

We’d like to thank all teachers and staff for the work you’ve done in 2010 to make our school a great place to learn, and thanks to all our volunteers.  Season’s Greetings, and we look forward to working with you in 2011!