April 21, 2017 – PAC NEWSLETTER

Hope everyone had a lovely easter long weekend. The sun is trying to break through, not sure if there is a sun dance that we can do to help it along!

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UPDATES

KM Club

Families were out in full force again on Wednesday morning to run and walk.  Thankfully the rain took mercy on the KM club and stayed away this week.

Week Two Update: It rained this week. A lot. But the moral of Week Two of Kilometre Club was: Ross Road kids are made of stronger stuff. A hundred and seventy runners were out on the track, (including 49 intermediates!), racking up 949 kilometres between them. Madame Simon’s class alone logged 93 km. That’s almost here to Chilliwack. AND it was a short week. Imagine what these stallions will do with three full days, dry sneakers and the trees in full inspirational bloom.

Week One Update: Despite the rain, KM club runners left the starting blocks in good form. Two hundred and eleven students participated during the first week of the activity, including 150 intermediate students.  This year again, we will have intermediate prize draws based on participation.  An indigo and an Itunes gift card will be drawn each week. Stay tuned! Of the entire school, Mme Aiello’s class had the most participants with 17 students, while Mme. Simon’s class went the farthest: 155 km. Congratulations to everyone who started a new routine this week. Getting up earlier and out into the wet takes grit! A total of 1672 km were covered this week. At this pace, we are on course to surpass last year’s total of 9,888. Let’s go for 10,000 km this year!

BrainSTEM

Our 6 week after school program, BrainSTEM, is just completing their 4th week at Ross Road. A total of 44 students registered. If you’d like to see this program return next year, please let us know by emailing us rossroadpac@gmail.com. 

Suggestion Box

The PAC received some great ideas in our SUGGESTION BOX at our February GM a few months ago – develop a ski school, celebrate Quebec carnival in school, set up a library of board games that the teachers can sign out, buy a class set of Makey, Makeys for electronic coding project, sinks in the portables, covered bike racks – and we’d love to hear more ideas on how to spend the funds you’ve raised for our school. Please email, rossroadpac@gmail.com, us your suggestions by May 8th for review and we’ll bring forward at our AGM on May 31st for your vote.

Dates to Remember

April 22ndEarth Day – #earthplay – are the kids playing outside enough? What are you going to do on Earth Day

April 23rd Vancouver Sun Run – good luck to all participants of the Sun Run this Sunday. Lets hope the rain stays away during the run at least.

April 25thNVPAC GM – The North Vancouver PAC’s next general meeting will be on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017 at 7pm at the Education Services Centre on Lonsdale.  We are working on the topic of  Physical Literacy.  ALL PARENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME! Stay tuned for more details on the format.

April 28thUltimate Frisbee for interested grade 4 and 5 students after school on Fridays, beginning Friday, April 28, from 3:00 – 3:45. Parent Adrian Clark will be coordinating this, with Mme Owens providing support. Any parent volunteers are welcome. Please leave your contact information at the school office, or email sowens@sd44.ca

April 30th – Two Rivers Meats – Open now till April 30th Click http://www.tworiversmeats.ca/fundraiser/Ross-Road/PAC receives 15% of all purchases. This is an ongoing fundraiser, so if you really enjoy your meat, you can order more anytime. Ordering has opened up again until April 30th

May 10th – Please let your hot lunch coordinators (or potential hot lunch coordinators) know, the FOODS THAT FIT workshop will be happening again on May 10th. We are excited to partner with Vancouver Coastal Health, the North Vancouver School District, and the West Vancouver School District to provide this opportunity for our North Shore schools. Keep posted to our website, Facebook and twitter site for updates, we’ll also send out the registration link when it is live. Be prepared for more yummy hot lunch options from the vendors! Registration is FREE.

May 29th  – Bike to School week – May 29th to June 2nd. More details to come

May 31st – Ross Road PAC AGM – Come out and vote for next year’s PAC budget, teacher’s wish list and share ideas. Agenda to come in the next few weeks. Babysitting will be available, please email the PAC should this be required.

June 9th – Spring Carnival – Preparations are underway for our annual Spring Carnival. Be sure to join us for this celebration of our school community. This year, to reduce our Carnival-related donation requests, we are asking each student to bring in $5 to go towards prizing at the Carnival (mystery cards and raffle baskets). Class reps will soon contact parents about the collection. Stay tuned and thank you for your support!

June 22nd – Staff Appreciation Lunch – KG and G1 parents are our Special Events Hosts this year – Great way to meet the staff and let them know how much we appreciate them. Class reps will be sending emails to help coordinate volunteers.

Have a great weekend.

Ross Road PAC

Contact us at rossroadpac@gmail.com 

Website – rossroadpac.ca

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