Ross Road PAC Update 

We hope your children are settled in and enjoying school, and that your family is finding its groove with the new fall routine. Our PAC is excited for the year ahead.  


Valet Needs Your Help 

Do you use our school valet service in the morning? Did you know our valet program makes us the envy of many schools in North Van? We have an awesome system that helps keep kids safe, but it needs your help. Our valet program is looking for at least two more helpers: one regular weekly volunteer and one back up person to help out occasionally. What’s involved? We’re glad you asked. Valet parents assist in managing traffic along the street or at the crosswalk on Bushnell Road in front of the school, help the student valet volunteers set out the traffic cones and return them to the school foyer after the second bell. It’s a 30-minute task, and it’s all done by around 8:50am leaving you time to get to work or other tasks for the day. For more information contact our Valet Coordinator Ed Lathioor at e.lathioor@gmail.com.  


Terry Fox Run 

Can you spare an hour in the afternoon on Thursday, September 27th? Volunteers are needed at the school field to assist in the run for primary students and to help supervise at busier crossings in the neighbourhood that intermediate students pass through on their run. Please contact teacher Angelee Bulsara at abulsara@sd44.ca.  


Time for Munch a Lunch 

lunchMunch a Lunch is open for orders! Get your hot lunch orders in before the order deadline on Wednesday, September 26th. New families can set up a Munch a Lunch account here: https://munchalunch.com. If you have any questions about the wonderful Munch a Lunch program, please contact our Hot Lunch Coordinator Jackie Hicks at Jackie_hicks@hotmail.com.  


BrainSTEM Learning 

brainstem-learningAfter school extra-curricular classes will be offered by BrainSTEM Learning again this fall over five weeks in October and November. Watch for more information coming soon about the classes and registration. 

 


Class Reps  

Thank you to those of you who volunteered to serve as a Class Rep for your child’s class. We are determining which classes are still looking for a class rep. Follow up information will be coming soon.  


Completed Your School Forms? 

Here is a friendly nudge to please complete your online school forms that were sent to everyone at the beginning of the school year. Some classes are already organizing field trips and need to have the Walking Field Trip permission forms completed for each student.  If you didn’t receive the forms or need assistance contact the office at rossroad@sd44.ca.  


Artists For Kids: After School Art Classes 

Registration is open for art classes open to all North Vancouver elementary school students.  


Tips & Tricks for French Immersion Families:  Free parent workshop 

Is your family new to French Immersion this school year? Or are you a seasoned French immersion family looking for some new tips and tricks? This evening is for you!

Join CPF North Vancouver for a free interactive presentation by Dr. Anne Rimrott, French Immersion parent on the North Shore and consultant for bilingual families. Connect with other French Immersion families on the North Shore at the same time! Thursday September 27, 7:00PM at Argyle Secondary, in the library. More info is here AnneRimrott_CPFNorthVan_poster


Join Us 

The Ross Road School Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is your parent community at the school. If you have a child at Ross Road School, you are automatically a member of the PAC and you are welcome to attend all PAC meetings.  Every parent who comes to PAC meetings can have their say on PAC matters and help make decisions to what Ross Road PAC does. Any involvement from our parent community is always appreciated. Upcoming dates: Our next PAC Executive meeting is October 17 and the next General Meeting is October 24 in the school library.  


Follow Us  

Did you know the Ross Road PAC is on Facebook and Twitter ?

Follow us to stay up to date on news from the PAC, school and school district.  


Upcoming Events 

September 20th – Meet the teacher Night, 6:30-7:30pm 

September 26th –  After School Fun at the Library – North Vancouver District Public Library invites kids and their caregivers to drop into the library on early dismissal days to play with Lego, do a scavenger hunt, make a craft, or relax and read. Drop in 2:00-4:00pm, no registration required.  

September 27th – Terry Fox Run at school 

September 28th – Pro-D Day. No school for students 

October 24th – PAC General Meeting – All parents invited to attend 


Volunteer Kudos 

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We want to give a shout out to Ed Lathioor for his quiet, efficient management of our top-notch morning Valet program. Ed moved into the coordinator role last year and does a great job of fostering safety in front of the school during the busy morning drop off time and mentoring the eager student volunteers that help make our Valet program possible. Thank you Ed for your contributions to school! 

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