Dear Ross Road Families!
It is indeed that time of year once again… Whether you are wishing the summer would never end, or have been counting the days until the beginning of term, school starts up again on Tuesday, September 6th, 8:45-10:45 am. For those of you who are returning to Ross Road once again, we hope you are returning refreshed and rejuvenated and, like many families are enjoying the hot debate as to which teacher your child/ren will get. To those of you who are new to the school, we wish you a warm welcome and hope that you will get involved with the Ross Road parent association (PAC). The Ross Road PAC is active in supporting the school community throughout the year. We facilitate a variety of social and fundraising initiatives to foster a strong school community and support the kids’ needs. Last year, for instance, the PAC was able to provide the school with $43,200.00 to purchase new IT equipment for the classrooms. We also hosted a parent night where the grown ups enjoyed having the opportunity to hang out and get to know each other away from the schoolyard. Please come and join our first PAC GM on October 26 and find out more about what we do…
Coming up soon:
WELCOME BACK COFFEE
All families: Tuesday, September 6th at 8:30 at the front of the school
Kindergarten families: Friday, September 9th at 8:30, in front of the Kindergarten classrooms
ANNUAL FAMILY PHOTOS
Back by popular demand! Family photo day will be Sunday, September 25th in the school gym. This is a great chance to get some fun family photos which will be ready well in time for the holidays (these make great presents). Keep an eye out for PAC emails with further details.
PAC GENERAL MEETING
This may sounds like a snooze fest, but this is your chance to come and find out what the PAC is up to, how the money you spend at school events is used to support your kids, and to get involved if you’d like. The PAC facilitates a wide variety of social events and fundraisers. Getting involved is a great way to get to know other parents and contribute to the school community. There is lots that you can get involved with that doesn’t require a big time commitment (or a post graduate degree in maths).
WHEN?: Wednesday October 26th at 7 pm
WHERE?: In the school library at the top of the stairs
Stayed tuned for information about the Halloween Costume sale, mid-October and the Christmas Fair in December.
We will be offering the hot lunch program again, details to follow.
The PAC is also joining the 21st century this year, so look out for information about our Facebook page and Twitter account!
WELCOME BACK ROSS ROAD!!!
Ross Road PAC Executive Committee