PAC Newsletter – Oct 1, 2016

Greetings Ross Road families!

We hope this finds everyone settling into the school year.  Many of us have been enjoying a fresh round of coughs, colds and sore throats…head lice seem to also be a perennial joy at this time of the school year. Perhaps many of you are thinking that you aren’t quite busy enough and have been wondering what to do with the spare three minutes you have each week!  Ruminate no more…we have some suggestions. There are several volunteer positions on the PAC that remain available. Here are a couple of opportunities to get you warmed up…we really hope you will take a minute to consider getting involved.

PAC Co-Chair – this role would suit a parent who is often at the school, and can follow up with PAC activities at the school.  The role also requires attending monthly meetings and supporting our current chair, Tamrah Corben.  If you like to know what’s going on, and enjoy feeling you are part of something big, this is the role for you.

Communications Coordinator – this role doesn’t require you to appear at the school at all!  You can be tucked up in bed with your laptop.  The task requires updating the PAC website calendar, working with the Chair to plan posts and sending the weekly PAC posts.

If you are even remotely interested in getting more involved or have any questions about the above mentioned roles, please contact Tamrah Corben,, and she’ll do her best to get you connected.


Munch a Lunch – to avoid disappointed children please submit your orders by MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY.  In the past the deadline has sometimes been extended, but this will NOT be happening this year. Please go onto to order and pay as soon as possible as ordering will be closed as of Sunday Oct. 2nd.  If you do not pay for your child’s lunches before that date, your order will be cancelled.  If you have any questions please contact one of our new lunch coordinators Jackie at


  • Halloween Costume Exchange – this is an excellent opportunity to clear out all those costumes that no one wants to wear anymore because they are so over being a bumble bee/fairy/superhero and to acquire, at minimal cost, a new set of costumes.  Bring your clean and gently used costumes on the week after Thanksgiving, Oct. 11th, to the office foyer. There will be a box under the PAC bulletin board. Once collected and sorted, drop by the school to purchase a newish outfit for your little darlings. Details to follow.
  • General Meeting, Wednesday October 26th at 7 pm – we rely on our parent community to give us input on what they’d like to see from their PAC Execs. Come and hear how the PAC spends all the money that is raised during the year, as well as finding out what events are being planned for the year.  This is a chance to ask questions about what the PAC does and to make suggestions for events or fundraising. If for nothing else, come for the treats!!!
  • Our website is in the midst of being updated. We will send out an announcement once it’s completed and you can visit us at…this is really just a reminder for our PAC chair who had a momentary lapse in memory at the ‘meet the staff’ night last week. At least now you all know we are just parents who consistently suffer from short-term memory loss.

– Ross Road PAC Executive