What an amazing year we have had at Ross Road! Our Christmas Craft Fair, Parent Night and Tropical Bingo event were all well attended and raised much needed funds for the Ross Road students.
Our Annual General Meeting is coming up on Wednesday, May 25th at 7 PM at the school library. Click here to see Agenda.
Consider getting involved! This year’s PAC Executive is an eclectic, fun-loving group of parents from many different backgrounds. We work as engineers and teachers, in public relations and administration, as graphic designers and power tool salespeople. We are on the PAC Executive because we enjoy being involved, we like to know what is going on at our child(ren)’s school, and we like being a part of the decision-making that goes on. Many of us are continuing next year, while others are moving on to other challenges.
For the 2011-2012 school year, we would like to welcome new parents and new ideas to the PAC Executive!
We have a number of positions available for next year, both big and small. While all of them require communication with the PAC Executive, not all of them require you to attend regular meetings. We meet once a month on a week day evening.
For those wishing to get your feet wet, we have a number of smaller positions:
Welcome Back Coffee — Organize the coffee served by the PAC on the first day of school in September. This is especially appreciated by Kindergarten and other parents new to Ross Road.
Welcome Back Luncheon for the Staff — Organize the luncheon, which is usually hosted by a parent who lives adjacent to the school. PAC executive members and others donate dishes. You coordinate food donations and a few volunteers to serve and clean up. This is an amazing opportunity to get to know staff members in a relaxed atmosphere.
‘Sponsor Children’ Coordinator — Liaise with the Administration, Student Council and PAC, create a more up-to-date display in lobby, oversee the program. We currently have one Sponsor child in Haiti and one in Tibet.
Meeting Coordinator — Check with the school secretary that the library is booked for meetings, advertise General Meetings and perhaps organize some simple refreshments for those meetings. Work together with the Speakers Coordinator when a special speaker is booked.
For those wishing something a bit bigger, we are looking for people to do the following:
Spell-a-thon Coordinator — Organize and coordinate the event, count the money and buy pizza for the class that raised the most money! A Ross Road Teacher (and parent), Anne Lawson, has all the spelling lists and will be a valuable help.
Staff Appreciation Luncheon Coordinator — Plan the luncheon, choose a theme, decorate the gym. Ross Road parents donate dishes. You coordinate. The teachers LOVE this event. Again, a fabulous opportunity to get to know both teaching and non-teaching staff in a relaxed atmosphere.
If you are looking for more of a challenge, how about one of these? All of these come with a complete instruction manual and experienced PAC members to help you!
Christmas Craft Fair Coordinator — Our current Co-Chair has organized this event for the past several years and has a simple, step-by-step manual to help you. This is one of our biggest fundraisers, and usually takes place the last Friday in November.
Spring Carnival Coordinator – Our past Chair has organized this the past several years, and like the Christmas Craft Fair, there is a step-by-step manual available. This is a favourite (and successful) fundraiser for Ross Road. It usually takes place the first Friday in June.
School Directory — Update the phone and address files from last year (school office to assist with new data), find advertisers, a printer, distribute directory to classes.
Haven’t found your dream job on the PAC Executive yet, but would like to be involved? We’d love to have you join anyway!
Don’t want to be on the Executive, but would like to go to the AGM to be involved in grassroots democracy and eat delicious treats? You’re all invited!
Hope to see you there, Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm in the library!
Coffee and treats will be served, babysitting available.
— Ross Road PAC Executive, 2010-2011.