Hello Ross Road Families,
We understand that the start of the school year can be challenging for busy families especially during these unique times. Although things will look different this year and there will be new routines and protocols to become familiar with, we are confident that the staff at Ross Road has things in place for a successful school re-entry.
The PAC will continue to be your parent community at Ross Road (in a more virtual way) and provide a link between families and the school. With the district-wide measure to limit parent entry to schools and manage movement within schools this year, the PAC cannot hold its usual events and activities. This year we must look outside the box to find new ways for building community and supporting our school. We welcome your participation and encourage you to share your ideas with the PAC at email@example.com.
PAC meetings are taking place virtually this year and parents are invited to attend. Our general meetings are on October 7th, February 3rd, and May 5th. The link to join each meeting via Zoom will be sent out a few days before. Parents are also welcome to join the PAC executive meetings and the dates can be found on our PAC website. If you are planning to attend a PAC executive meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invitation to Zoom.
Before & After School
Please remember! This year it is important that families do not hang around the school and playground before and after school. The school is working really diligently to put health and safety measures in place but they could end up pointless if families disregard safe practices by congregating.
Let’s not blow all their hard work with the ‘Hi How was your summer?” chats!
Valet Volunteers Needed
The Valet Service helps keep kids safe by managing congestion in the drop-off zone during the morning rush. This vital program needs your help to keep going. We need more parent volunteers to step forward and help with the crossing guard duties in the mornings by helping out 8:20 am to 8:50 am, one morning per week or as an occasional helper.
Please contact Ed Lathioor at email@example.com to learn how you can help keep the valet service run smoothly.
Fresh Schools – please sign up today!
Did you sign up yet? This is a great platform for PAC communication which many other schools in North Vancouver are using. And best of all you won’t have to fill out as many paper forms!
Fresh Schools is our new, paperless way to stay connected to the school community. Class Reps will use this platform to share class information; Parents can use it for birthday invitations and play dates… all right at your fingertips.
Sign up here today to be sure you don’t miss any classroom information!
Munch a Lunch
At this time, hot lunch programs are not permitted to operate at elementary schools in North Vancouver. While there is a possibility it may be re-started later in the year, we just don’t know. Given this uncertainty, the PAC will be issuing refund cheques to all the Ross Road families with a credit in their Munch a Lunch account due to the cancellation of the program in spring 2020. We ask for your patience as we process all the refund cheques. We will advise you as soon as possible when the cheques are ready and how they will be distributed to you.
If you would like to donate your Munch a Lunch credit to the PAC, please let our treasurer Connie know by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
After School Programs
Unfortunately, this year we are not able to run the popular after school programs that we have enjoyed for the last few years. North Vancouver School District has cancelled all rentals on school property due to COVID-19 and this extends to after school programs at North Vancouver elementary schools. This decision will continue to be assessed throughout the year. In the meantime, the PAC looks forward to bringing back extra curricular activities at the school as soon as we are able to.
Getting in touch with the PAC
If you would like to get involved with the PAC, or have any questions, comments or suggestions for the PAC Executive, please send us a message: email@example.com
Denise Dehestani and Linda Munro, Co-chairs, Ross Road PAC