We are almost half way through our first term and Ross Road school is in full swing now.
Our Ross Road PAC team has already been working hard this year and there are lots of great events coming up at Ross Road!
Do you know a new family who has joined our school community this year? Check in with them and see if they are receiving our PAC Newsletters. If they are not, spread the word. Send them the link (www.rossroadpac.ca) and encourage them to subscribe. Our newsletters are the best way to find out what the PAC has been doing.
Reminder: Our PAC General Meeting is this Wednesday!
The Ross Road School Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is your parent community at the school.
We invite you to join us at our first PAC General Meeting of the school year!
It will be held this Wednesday October 24th at 7pm in the school library.
All Ross Road parents are invited and encouraged to attend. It’s a great opportunity to find our what’s going on in our school and connect with our school community. Your involvement is always appreciated.
Our principal Susan Owens will present the 2018/19 school plan and the PAC will discuss upcoming events and fundraising programs.
Free Babysitting is available upon request at the school during the PAC meeting. Please email us by Tuesday October 23rd if you need babysitting so we can plan for the appropriate number of student babysitters.
See you there!
The Card Project
The children made amazing art for this exciting fundraiser. The Card Project uses the children’s masterpieces to make professionally printed greeting cards and notebooks. Every child will get a copy of their unique greeting card in early November. Their own art is printed on the front of the card and their name and grade is printed on the back.
You don’t have to wait to see their cards!
On Monday, October 23 you can take a sneak peek and place a Priority Order online!
Priority Order deadline is October 28 for delivery by November 26
Our School Access code is: RR97
Greeting Cards – A crystal clear box contains 12 copies of the same card with envelopes.
|2 Boxes||$18 per box|
|3 or more boxes||$16 per box|
Notebooks (price per notebook: $18)
Two styles of notebooks are available:
- 5″ x 11″ sketchbooks with 80 blank pages.
- 5″ x 7.5″ journals with 120 lined pages.
- The smaller art prints (up to 8.5″ x 11″) are $12 each.
- The larger art prints (up to 12″ x 16″) are $16 each.
Gift Sets (price per gift set: $25) consists of 4 cards with a matching sketchbook or journal.
Movie Night at Ross Road – November 2nd
Concession from 6-6:30pm & Show starts at 6:30pm.
Jesse Miller’s Social Media Awareness Presentations: November 15th.
Need some information about navigating Social Media with your children? Ross Road School is here to help!
We are welcoming back expert Jesse Miller. Jesse Miller will present to Ross Road students regarding Social Media Awareness during the day on Thursday, November 15th. And will be following up with a special presentation for parents at 7:00pm on the same evening.
These presentations are sponsored by our Ross Road PAC. Mark your calendars!
Ross Road Winter Fair Announcement
The Ross Road Winter Fair is right around the corner!
The date is Wednesday December 5th.
You will not want to miss our Winter Fair this year. There are lots of fun activities planned and we need your help to make it happen!
Do you have ideas of what you’d like to see at the Fair? Are you crafty? Do you enjoy planning a party?
Join us to help make this event a success. Volunteers are Needed for the committee!
Emergency Preparedness Kit Fundraiser
Ross Road Elementary recently participated in the province-wide earthquake drill on October 18, the Great BC Shake Out.
Are you prepared? Do you have your emergency kits ready?
We have a great opportunity for you to purchase ready to go emergency preparedness kits for family and friends. They make great seasonal gifts and what better way to keep your loved ones safe than to have an emergency preparedness kit close at hand.
Ross Road PAC has partnered with BC Quake to offer a discount off their regular retail priced safety and survival kits. And from our purchases, BC Quake will donate back to our PAC $20 from the sale of every earthquake kit and $10 from the sale of every vehicle kit.
• Orders will commence Monday, October 22 and will close Friday, November 30.
• Orders will be delivered Friday, December 14.
Please follow the link below to order your kits online:
Contact Denise Dehestani firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
North Vancouver District Library
Check out what’s happening @ the Library in October:
- Book Buddies: https://nvdpl.ca/event/book-buddies-13
- After School at the Library: https://nvdpl.ca/event/after-school-fun-library (Something for early dismissal days!)
We Day Family Vancouver
While our traditional WE Day celebrates students and educators, WE Day Family is a chance to extend this celebration to families and community members. As an evening event, it is a fantastic opportunity to bring people together and get inspired to make a difference both locally and globally.
WE Day Family Details:
Date: Wednesday, November 21st
Time: Doors at 5 PM; Show from 6:15 – 8:00 PM
Location: Rogers Arena, Vancouver
How to Register:
Registration for WE Day Family Vancouver is through Ticketmaster:
- Use this special WE Schools link to register with Ticketmaster (or copy and paste into your browser: https://bit.ly/2DtsLlx)
- Select number of tickets you would like to reserve then select GENERAL ADMISSION (or Accessible as needed) on the right side.
- Select the green GET TICKETS button.
- Enter contact details including your organization in the UNIT # field
- Important Note: Please help us track what organization you are affiliated with! Use the UNIT # field to enter your organization or district affiliation with a hashtag [ex: #RossRoadPAC ]
- You will receive a copy of your tickets via email immediately after registering
A big thank you to Jackie Hicks!
Jackie is a Munch a Lunch Coordinator and our Bike to School Week Coordinator. Both our kids and parents appreciate what you do for our school. The kids enjoy fun activities during Bike to School Week.
All year long we appreciate the work you put into ensuring everything is working smoothly on the back end to ensure our Munch a Lunch orders go through. That is a gift of your time that we all benefit from. Thank you Jackie!