PAC Newsletter and Reminders

Reminder – Bike to School Week is next week!

bike to school

Bike to school week is May 27th through the 31st.  Bike trips to school will be recorded in each classroom and the primary & intermediate class with the most trips will be awarded a class GOLF LESSON!!!

Come early at 8am on Monday May 27th and participate in our opening Bike Rodeo and biking games.  Lynn Valley Bikes will be there for free tune-up, Wade Simmons will be demo’ing jumps, and Escape will have ramps & ladders set up!

Monday & Tuesday – Kindergarden students through grade 5 will attend biking sessions on the field with Escape Adventures.  **Parents – in order for ALL students to participate in this activity, we will be asking anyone who can loan their bike throughout the day to another student to see ESCAPE adventures in the morning to have a ribbon tied on your bike.  ESCAPE will store these bikes on the field and keep watch over them during the day and fit any students who don’t have a bike to them so everyone can participate!!!

Velodrome Field Trips – All grade 6 & 7’s will participate in a field trip to the Burnaby Velodrome.

Wrap up the week by biking with your family to SPRINGfest!  Prizes from bike to school week will be announced and handed out at SpringFEST.

If you live far from the school, consider driving part way and biking the rest!  And TEACHERS…  your trips count!  Any ties this year will be decided by teacher trips.

Any questions or to volunteer please contact

Reminder – Ross Road PAC’s Annual General Meeting is next Wednesday – ALL Parents Invited!

It’s that time of year again, our PAC Annual General Meeting is Wednesday May 29th at 7pm in the Ross Road school Library.

This is an important Annual PAC meeting, come find out about what the PAC has been doing this year, the funds we’ve raised and help us make decisions, your vote counts!

Free babysitting during the meeting is available with advance notice. If you need babysitting please contact

KM Club Update

Last week was the first full week of KM Club for a while and brought a turnout of 155 runners, of which 44 were intermediates.  In total, they ran 1065km, bringing the total to 7174km.  The Intermediate prizes were won by Max in F05 & Aria in F04.  Mme. Marafon/Bulsara’s F10 class again had both the most participants this week (16) and ran the furthest (142km).

Just one more run to go on Friday!

SpringFEST 2019 – one week away!


There are many ways that we need your support to make this year’s SpringFEST fundraising event a great success.

downloadThe only hot food at SpringFEST – pre-order your pizza

We’ve teamed up with Fresh Slice to provide fresh pizza – order by the slice or a whole pizza for the family. Order before May 28 through under the “Fundraising Open” tab. Pre-ordering ensures you get the pizzas you want (pick-up between 5-6pm) and receive better value than buying on the evening. Please place your orders under one child’s name if possible.

At the same time you can pre-purchase the event’s activity tickets through Purchase 20 tickets at a time and pick up before or after school on May 30/31.

Mystery Bag Prize Wheel

Children have brought home paper bags to fill and return to be part of the Mystery Bag Prize Wheel. Click for full instructions . We ask for filled bags to be returned by May 24.

Cake walk donations

Please bring in cakes, cupcakes and other baked goods to the school on the morning of May 31. Do remember everything should be nut-free.

Thanks for all of those that have volunteered so far to help run the activities. See more details from your class rep and secure your volunteer time slot through SignUpGenius –

With thanks,

SpringFEST committee

Staff Appreciation Lunch – June 11

staff appreciation

Our parent community recognizes the teachers and staff each year with a staff appreciation lunch in the school gym in June. All food and gifts are donated by parents from all grades. The PAC needs your help to make this a meaningful “thank you” event.


We need your support with contributions:

  • Food – Bring appetizer/salad, main dishes or dessert 
  • Gifts – Small gifts for the all 55 staff members
  • Time – An hour to help with playground supervision, room set up and clean up

Lunch coordinators needed:  GRADE ONE classes are tasked with coordinating the event…with lots of help from the PAC Executive.  Please email if your child is in Grade 1 and you can help out with this event.

Staff Gifts: Contribute a gift or money towards a gift. Suggested items: 1) a bottle of wine, 2) a gift card of a modest amount or 3) a monetary donation for the PAC to purchase gifts.

Cash and gift cards: put them in an envelope clearly marked ‘Staff Appreciation Lunch Donations’ and drop your envelope in the PAC mailbox under the stairs.
Wine bottles: Please bring the wine bottles, with a note saying ‘for SAL’, to the office.

Donations accepted until Friday, June 7th. If you have a gift that’s not wine and doesn’t fit in the mailbox, please contact Christy Gold at the email address above.

Learning Disabilities Society – Summer Program Offered

Here is some information shared with the PAC for a summer program which is now being offered on the North Shore by the Learning Disabilities Society. IMG_6826



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