PAC Newsletter, April 18, 2011

2011 April 18 PAC Newsletter

Important Dates

  • April 21th – Egg Drop
  • April 22nd – Good Friday – No school
  • April 25th – Easter Sunday – No school
  • April 29th – Primary Pizza Day
  • May 6th – Pro-D Day – no school

School Plan for Student Success

Interested in a discussion around the educational agenda for the school? Join us in the library at 4pm on Tuesday, April 26th. Childcare is available.

A Despicable Success

Thank you to all who attended, volunteered, and enjoyed our movie night on April 15th! Despicable Me was shown, there was a draw for candy baskets, and fun was had by all.

School Wishlist Funding

At the April PAC meeting, approximately $10,000 was approved to be disbursed for teacher and school items. Approved items include bean bag chairs, gym equipment, step ladders, emergency blankets, robots, guided reading programs, a new kindergarten literacy program, globes, French dictionaries, and atlases. The PAC is also supporting the school with a pilot project for purchasing portable sinks with heated water.

Playground Update

The school board recently announced at a school board meeting that it will be moving one play-ground from a closed school to Heather Park for the next school year, and that the school district will be paying for this move. Our school administration is involved in ongoing discussions as to the most appropriate and effective playground placement.

Parents Still Needed for Egg Drop!

Can you help out on Thursday, April 21st, for the egg drop? No head for heights is required, and different shifts are available – please contact Yvonne Parkinson at yparkinson@shaw.ca to find out more.

What is PAC?

Curious as to what the PAC does, and who is a member? If you’re a parent or guardian of a student enrolled at Heather Park, then you are a PAC member, and are entitled to make your opinion heard, vote, and to run for office. We encourage parent participation in the school, in whatever way works best for you, your schedule, and your children. Find out more on our website, talking with other parents, or by attending a meeting!

Engineering Study

The safety committee has had meetings to confirm that L&M Engineering is evaluating pedestrian access and the visitor parking lot for improvements, and hopes to have more details soon to share.

Programs and Events

The Hart Community Association holds many courses and activities in our area. Current courses include Beginner’s French and Spanish, Yoga, Cartooning for Kids, Soccer, and more. For more information, see www.HartCommunity.ca

Safety Concerns

Please remember that the bus loop is very active with our young children for most of the school day. During school hours, the bus loop is only for buses, emergency vehicles, and students requiring handicapped parking. Additionally, please do not use the teacher parking lot for dropping off children.