PAC Newsletter

Hello Ross Road families,

How are you doing? We hope your family is finding some silver linings with the slower pace of life. Your Ross Road Parent Advisory Council has news to share!

Ross Road PAC AGM

Join us June 4 for the first VIRTUAL Ross Road PAC annual general meeting. Every Ross Road parent is invited to attend. From the comfort of your home, learn how the PAC served the school community in 2019-2020, have your say in financial purchases for the school, and learn what is planned for next year. We hope you can join us!

PAC AGM Agenda can be found here: June 4 2020 AGM Agenda

Ross Road PAC AGM Meeting via ZOOM
June 4, 2020 07:00 PM Vancouver
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 821 1750 7441
To join by phone only:
Call: 778-907-2071, Enter: 82117507441#

Introducing Fresh Schools – Sign up today!

Ross Road PAC communication is going virtual!

We are excited to introduce Fresh Schools, an online organizational tool for school PACs that replaces many, many paper forms from PAC. Fresh Schools will keep you connected to your child’s classroom and the school — all at your fingertips.

We are launching Fresh Schools for Ross Road School now and will use it as a portal for all PAC communication in 2020-2021.

Click here to self-register for the upcoming 2020/21 school year by entering your child’s grade for NEXT school year, and we’ll take care of the rest!

By signing up, you are “opting in” to receive PAC newsletters and classroom communications.

Features of Fresh Schools:

  • download the Fresh Schools app for your phone or table to access Ross Road PAC info from anywhere
  • easily input your own contact information from your phone or computer
  • keep your phone number private, but receive messages on it if you wish
  • save yourself from that “embarrassing” moment when a parent’s name escapes you
  • communicate with your classroom parents for playdates and birthday parties
  • check the class calendar at a glance

A growing number of PACs in North Vancouver are using Fresh Schools to communicate and organize news and information for their school community. Questions? Contact us at

Staff Appreciation Board

We are unable to hold our annual staff appreciation lunch to recognize teachers and all the administration, support staff and custodial team for their hard work, BUT we have found a COVID-friendly solution called KudoBoards!

A KudoBoard is a virtual card set up as a webpage to celebrate someone with personal messages, GIFs, photos and videos. We have created a KudoBoard for each staff member.

Watch for information coming soon from your class rep on how to contribute to the KudoBoards for your child’s teachers.

NVPAC Online Presentation

The NVPAC is hosting an online presentation by Registered Clinical Counsellor Sharon Selby, MA.
Sharon is passionate about providing support to children, teens and families who may be struggling with anxiety.
We would like to invite all parents in SD#44 to attend this event.

Sharon Selby presentation cropped

Monday – May 25th – 2020
7:00pm – 8:30pm

There will also be a Q&A for parents at the end of the presentation.
Join us for this upcoming online event by clicking on the link below to register.

You will receive an email two days prior to the event with a Zoom Link for this presentation.

Cob’s Bread Dough Raiser


Looking for a way to still support the Ross Road PAC, and locally owned businesses? Next time you’re shopping at Cobs Bread Park & Tilford, make sure you mention Ross Road School and 5% of your purchase will donated to our school PAC.

dough raiser


WE Family Resources

We’d like to share with you WE’s social and emotional learning resources that you might find useful. Click here to learn all about WE Well-Being which is a program that encourages youth, educators and families to promote their own mental and physical well-being.

In addition, here is a link to the COVID-19 specific WE Well-Being tool kit! Dive into the kit to learn about how we can maintain our well-being during this time.

Continue to stay safe and well.