PAC NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 23, 2017

header October 23, 2017Welcome to week 7 at Ross Road Elementary / École Ross Road!

IN THIS ISSUE:

A NOTE FROM THE PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

General Meeting October 25th

Do you want a say on how your fundraising dollars are spent? Attend the PAC’s General Meeting on Wednesday, October 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the school library.

AGENDA

  1. Introduce the PAC Executive
  2. PAC Communications
  3. Fiscal Update 
    1. Review of 2016/2017 financial statements (PDF)
      Funds available, approx $30,000
      Spending options: 

      1. Soundfield systems to finish outfitting every class and the music room 12 x $1,725. Total with taxes, shipping and handling $23,184
      2. IT purchases. New Lenovo computers approx $6,000
      3. buses for Intermediate Choir to Park Royal $600
  4. Principal update
  5. Canadian Parents for French, brief presentation/volunteer needed
  6. Calendar events
  7. Fundraising opportunities
  8. New Business
    1. Argyle fund
    2. New logo and jerseys
    3. Open floor

 

Winter Carnival Volunteers

Winter is coming! Volunteers needed!! The PAC will hold its annual Winter Fair on Friday, December 15th. Grades 4 and 5 are in charge of hosting the event, and each of these classes must put forward one volunteer to help with organizing.  Many hands make light work, so please don’t hesitate to let us know if you can help. Email us at rossroadpac@gmail.com

Family Photos Follow Up

Thanks for supporting this PAC fundraiser. Please submit $20.00 to the PAC box in the foyer if you have not had a chance to do this.

Here is some other info that was not included in the photo package that you received:

  • The code for the free 8×10 photo is 7Q3L.
  • If you would like to order ONLY the 8×10, you need to call the company at 1-888-676-1647 and give them the code and information for your selected photo.
  • If you are ordering other photos, you need to go to “photo and gift” to input the code and request for the free 8×10.
  • Any questions, please contact sandiaporter@yahoo.com

New BrainStem Classes!

BRAINSTEM: LITTLE BRAINS – CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (5 WEEK SERIES)
(K – 1 boys & girls, maximum 12 students)

Dates: Mondays 3:00 to 4:00 pm in the music room Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18 Cost: $112.5 + GST for 5 x 1 hour sessions
Description:

Chemical engineering uses science to process raw materials and chemicals into useful forms. They can lead to the discovery of important new materials and processes. These discoveries may be useful for other engineering disciplines or just to make our lives easier.

The little brains will learn about solutions, chemical reaction, mixtures, solids, liquids, absorption, and more concepts while using his or her creativity and curiosity the STEM methodology.

BRAINSTEM: SPECIALISTS/MANAGERS: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (5 WEEK SERIES)
(Grade 2-7 boys & girls)

Dates: Mondays 3:00 to 4:30 pm in the music room Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18
Cost: $150+ GST for 5 x 1.5 hr sessions
Description:
Chemical engineering uses science to process raw materials and chemicals into useful forms. It can lead to the discovery of important new materials and processes useful for other engineering disciplines or just to make our lives easier.
The specialist and managers will learn about solutions, chemical reaction, mixtures, solids, liquids, and absorption concepts using his or her creativity and curiosity under the STEM methodology.

BRAINSTEM: LITTLE BRAINS – ROBOTICS ENGINEERING 1 (6 WEEK SERIES)
(K – 1 boys & girls, maximum 12 students)

Dates: Thursdays 3:00 to 4:00 pm in the music room NOV. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, DEC, 7 Cost: $135+ GST for 6 x 1 hour sessions
Description:

A robotics engineer is responsible for design, creating, and programming robots. Robotic systems that can perform duties that humans are either unable or prefer not to complete. Robots help to make jobs safer, easier, and more efficient, particularly in the manufacturing industry.

The little brains will discover what is behind a robot, several possible designs, the materials used, what software is, and the programming using the LEGO® WeDo materials. Computers will also be used to build their robotic animals and toys. This will be under the guidance of our leaders and assistants under the STEM education programs.

BRAINSTEM: SPECIALISTS/MANAGERS: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (6 WEEK SERIES)
(Grade 2-7 boys & girls)

Dates: Thursdays 3:00 to 4:30 pm in the music room NOV. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, DEC. 7 Cost: $180.00 + GST for 6 x 1.5 hr sessions

Description:

The electrical engineering field includes the study of electricity, development of electrical equipment, and testing. Other areas of study are the use and design of systems based on electro-magnetism and electronic devices. The children will work with all kinds of electronic and electrical devices.
The specialist and managers will learn about the electrical circuit using this in different projects like a flashlight and an electromagnet. They will build their own Nanobot; a super fast-train; magnetism and electromagnetism; snaps circuits; and even generate a clean energy from a wind aero turbine. They will discover and having fun using STEM for his or her learning.

Online Registration:

  • If your child has previously been enrolled in a BrainSTEM program, you do NOT need to fill out the online registration form again (they already have all your information). Please just call 604-379-2767 or email sarah.baldwin@brainstemlearning.ca to say you want to enroll in the program (include subject line “Ross Road After School Program”, and parent’s name, student name, student’s current age, Monday or Thursday program day and start date in the body of the email).
  • If your child has NOT previously been enrolled in a BrainSTEM program, please go to their website (http://www.brainstemlearning.ca/contact/registration/) and click “register online” at the bottom of the page. Choose Ross Road Elementary as location, NOV. 20 or NOV. 2ND as a start date, and Workshop as program type – after form is submitted, Sarah Baldwin will invoice parents for payment by online using a credit card or e-transfer to confirm registration.

Sneezes and Diseases

Sneezes and Diseases (pdf) is a resource for parents, providers in child care settings and teachers in elementary schools. It includes illness/disease prevention information, facts about diarrhea, vomiting & fever, facts about childhood diseases and infestations and what to do (treatment wise) regarding certain childhood diseases and illnesses.

Ross Road PAC

Contact us at rossroadpac@gmail.com 

Website – rossroadpac.ca

Facebook –https://www.facebook.com/ecolerossroadschoolPAC/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/rossroadpac (@rossroadpac)

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