March 24, 2020
Dear Ross Road Parents,
How are you holding up? I know some of you, like me, are working from home with kids around. All of us are working to maintain a sense of normalcy for our kids at a time when things don’t feel normal. Remember, we will get through this together (but apart).
SpringFEST: Usually at this time of the year, the Ross Road Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is busy making plans for Kilometre Club, SpringFEST, the annual staff appreciation lunch and other events at our school. However, with schools closed, this changes all our plans. Although we had hoped to carry on with plans for our annual spring carnival on May 29, after careful consideration, and with heavy hearts, the PAC has decided to cancel SpringFEST this year.
Munch a Lunch: The spring Munch a Lunch orders for the remainder of the year have also been cancelled. Parents who placed a spring Munch a Lunch order a few weeks ago will receive a credit in their account that will be applied to your order next school year. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Playgrounds closed: As you may have heard, North Vancouver School District has closed all school playgrounds and school fields to reinforce the current need for social distancing due to COVID-19. Signs have been placed on our school playgrounds to notify people the playgrounds are closed. Please respect the signs. These measures are not forever, but they are important right now. Follow NVSD on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for updates from our school district.
News & updates: On March 22, BC’s Ministry of Education and the BC Teachers’ Federation released a joint letter saying they are working on solutions for K to 12 learning continuity for the spring. The Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) is involved as well and is sharing information with PACs and all parents in BC via the BCCPAC Facebook page.
Please feel free to contact the Ross Road PAC executive team at email@example.com with any questions and we will do our best to help.
Lastly, I hope you and your family find things that bring you together as a family in this time of social distancing at home.
Wishing you all the best,
Linda Munro, Chair
on behalf of the Executive team of the Ross Road PAC