PAC Updates

In this PAC update:

1. Winter Fair Reminders

2. Last call for your Emergency Kit order – sales close November 30th

3. NEW – After School Programs being offered daily at Ross Road for Winter 2019. Registration is open now!


Winter Fair Reminders –  Fundraiser Held December 5th 5-8pm

Here’s what you can do to help:

  • MunchaLunch is open for ordering Subway on the night of the fair. Click the Fundraising tab on the Munch website. Last day for orders is Friday, Nov 30.
  • Baked Items –  drop off your store-bought or homemade baking on Dec 5th.  Please leave the baking at the office, or in the staff room on the back table (near the photocopier).
  • Raffle baskets. Don’t forget your cash donations of $10-$15. Contact Ann MarieLewis if you have questions related to class crafts or baskets.
  • Business Owners & Silent Auction.  If anyone has a business they would like to promote by donating a gift for the silent auction we welcome that.
  • We need more donations for the Shop and Wrap room (new or gently used items to donate, leave in lobby),
  • Any more wine donations? (bring a bottle in discretely & leave at office).

General Winter Fair questions can be asked at:

Emergency Preparedness Kit Fundraiser – order before November 30th

EM-PREPARE-ReadyRoss 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:
password: rossroad

Contact Denise Dehestani for any questions.

NEW – Winter 2019 After School Programs at Ross Road


Brainstem: Little Brains – Chemical Engineering Grades K-1

January 7 – March 13 (8 weeks; no class Jan 28th or Feb 18th)

3:00-4:00pm at Ross Road School Music Room

(Kindergarten students with parents’ permission are picked up from their classrooms by our lead instructor and escorted to the Music room, Gr. 1. Students make their way to music room on their own (ask if you would like the Kindergarten pick-up arrangements to be made for your gr. 1 students).


Program 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 live 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.

Maximum 12 participants.

To Register:


Bricks4Kidz – Gizmos & Gadgets – Grades 1-5

January 8 – March 12 (10 weeks)

3:00-4:15pm at Ross Road School Music Room


Program Description: Gadgets and Gizmos is all about making fun from the STEM-based LEGO creations we build! From spinning tops to a spin art models, kids will love playing with their creations! But don’t worry, we sneak in lots of learning, too – understanding probability in the “3-in-a-row” game model and learning about friction and symmetry with the spinning top lesson. Don’t miss out! Learn more at

Maximum 20 participants.

To Register:


Girls with Grit – Girls; Grades 3-5

January 9 – March 13 (10 weeks)

3:00-4:30pm at Ross Road School Music Room


Program Description: Let’s raise a generation of girls who are mentally happy and healthy, who know it’s okay to be strong and soft at the same time, who know how to deal with adversity, and who are totally in-tune with their unique awesome-ness.

At Girls with Grit, we use yoga to show how strong our bodies are, mindful meditation (aka #braintrain) to show how strong our spirits are, and awesome crafts to show how strong our creative sparks are. We also talk about real topics like friendships, stress, pressure, anxiety + mental health, gender stereotypes, technology, compassion, empathy and what being an awesome girl is really all about. Oh yeah – we also laugh alot!  And we’d love you to join us.

For more info check out We also offer scholarships donated by past Grit parents – please ask if you need!

Maximum participants: 20 girls

To Register:


Brainstem: Specialists/Managers: Aerospace Astronautical Engineering – Grades 2-7

January 10 – March 14 (10 weeks)

3:00-4:30pm at Ross Road School Music Room


Program Description: Aerospace engineering involves the design and construction of planes and space shuttles. Aeronautical engineering covers crafts that stay inside the Earth’s atmosphere (such as commercial planes) while astronautical engineering covers craft that leave the Earth’s atmosphere (theory and practice of navigation beyond Earth’s atmosphere, such as space shuttles).

In this program the specialist and managers will learn about the fundamentals of astronautical industry discovering about aerodynamics; gravity; velocity; acceleration; forces to lift, drag and thrust objects; aerodynamics like Bernoulli principle; and space environment characteristics. They will use math to improve their results; will discover about the importance of the materials in this engineering branch; and use his or her creativity and curiosity to design, build and test their own prototypes at the same time they have fun.

To Register:


First Nations Art with Gordon Dick – Grades 1-5

January 11 – February 1

3:00-4:00pm at Ross Road School Music Room


Program Description: Join Gordon Dick from the Tsleil-Wauwuth Nation to learn basic Coast Salish shapes, find out about spirit animals and create your own indigenous animal.

To Register: Please fill out this form, print it and return to Ross Road School Office with a cheque for $70 payable to Gordon Dick Registration Form




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