THE CARD PROJECT

THE CARD PROJECT is back this Fall! art

Our students are once again participating in this exciting fundraiser. They are already working on their special art projects!

The Card Project will turn our children’s art into unique greeting cards!

Every child will receive a free greeting card that showcases their own art. The back of their card is customized with their name and grade.

While the cards are being printed, you will be able to view your child’s art online at

www.TheCardProject.ca

The children’s art goes ONLINE on October 22

The Priority Order deadline is October 28

Priority orders will be ready for delivery by November 26

This is a wonderful, creative fundraising initiative for our school.

We receive 20% of the sales.

Orders are placed online. You can order more of your child’s card as well as notebooks and sketchbooks with your child’s art on the cover.

By the way, the cards and notebooks make great gifts!

We thank you for your support!
École Ross Road School PAC

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Please visit www.TheCardProject.ca for more information or

contact Marcelle at Marcelle@TheCardProject.ca.

Ross Road PAC Newsletter

Dear parents,

The Ross Road Christmas Fair is coming up fast!

  • Volunteers needed:  All parents are requested to volunteer for a shift of 30 minutes on one of the stalls at the fair.   Here’s a a complete list of positions that need to be filled and timeslots available.  Get in quick to get the slot you want!
  • Food Ordering:  The Munch a Lunch site is open now to take your orders for dinner on the night of the fair.  Options include a variety of pizza and the always popular pulled pork bun with a kale coleslaw salad.  Just use your regular login at the Munch a Lunch site and click on the fundraising tab at the top.   You must have your order in by 6pm, Friday November 21.  Want to know how to use Munch a Lunch?  Click here for more information.
  • The Card Project:  Once again, most classes are participating in this fun fundraising activity.  Sample cards were sent home last Friday, online orders must be received by November 14 and cards will be delivered on November 27.  For complete details and information, please click here.  Ready to order?  Click here.  Remember, that 25% of all sales go to the PAC.
  • Finally, on a non-Christmas related note, don’t forget that local elections will be held on November 15th.   School Trustee elections have a direct effect on how our public schools prioritize their funds, decide which programs add value and how we can best support our students.  Mayoral and Councillor elections have a direct effect on housing, transportation and community planning.  This year there are two parents running who have students at Ross Road, Jessica Stanley for school trustee and Roger Bassam for district of North Vancouver councillor.

Candidates http://www.dnv.org/article.asp?a=6120&c=764
General District Election information http://www.dnv.org/article.asp?c=764

Friday Newsletter: Environment Club | Card Project | Christmas Market | Safeteen

Dear parents,

  • Environment Club:  Have you seen the incredible mural on the west-facing wall near the edible garden?  With thanks to talented artist and Ross Road parent, Shula Klinger, this Environment Club initiative was paid for by proceeds from a TD Friends of the Environment grant.   Click here for more information about the Environment Club and keep your eye out for more amazing projects happening at the school.
  • Card Project:  Have you ordered yours yet?  You must order by midnight Friday to guarantee delivery in the first week of December.  (cards ordered after this time will be delivered on December 16)  Click here for more details.
  • Christmas Market:  The Market will be held on Friday, December 6 from 5pm to 8pm, and here are some important things to note;
  1. If you want to order dinner, you must do so via the MunchaLunch website by 5pm on Monday, November 18.
  2. The organizers are  in desperate need of men’s ties and glass baby food jars.  If you have any, please leave them under the ‘down’ stairs by the PAC box in the lobby.
  3. As per the notices from the class reps, the Market also needs your time!  Please consider volunteering 45 mins on the evening to help make the event a success.  See the sign-up sheets on your classroom doors or get in touch with your class rep to find out how you can help.
  4. If you have any ‘treasures’ that you can donate to the “Holiday Shop and Wrap Market” please drop them in the box under the “down” stairs in the lobby (not in the AV room as previously mentioned.) These are new items such as that gift you bought for someone and then forgot you had it, or the picture frame you loved and bought, but never found the right wall to hang it on.  There is no need to buy anything, it’s just a chance for you to pass on treasures that you have never had the chance to use.
  • 9781896095998_p0_v1_s260x420Safeteen:  This week, the Safe Teen experts came to Ross Road to hold 3-hour workshops with all the grade 6 and 7 students. The Safe Teen program introduced the students to bullying and harassment prevention strategies and non-violent conflict resolution in a powerful and engaging, gender-separate workshop format.  Many thanks to Family Services of the North Shore, who generously funded the student workshops!  Also many thanks to those parents who came out for the very exciting parent night on Tuesday!  For those of you who are interested in continuing the conversation with their 6th or 7th graders or who want to learn more, Anita Roberts has published a book about the Safe Teen philosophy (available at the Lynn Valley library).

Have a great weekend!

Your PAC Executive

Friday Newsletter: Card Project | Christmas Market | Valet | Library Update

Dear parents,

  • Card Project:  Last year, we raised over $1000 from the Card Project!  This year, the sample cards will be sent out on NOVEMBER 8, and ordering will be open for 1 week only from NOVEMBER 8 to NOVEMBER 15.  A standard gift box costs $20 and contains 12 cards and envelopes, and the PAC receives $5 from each order.  Information about ordering will be included with the sample card.  For more information, and to see samples from last year, please click here.
  • Ross Road Christmas Market:  The Christmas Market coordinators are doing an amazing job putting together this very special event.  As well as all your old favourites, this year the team has also put together a Holiday Shop and Wrap Room, a Silent Auction, an Outdoor Cafe and free cookie decorating. For more information, including links to order dinner on the night, please click here.
  • Valet:  The program desperately needs an adult volunteer on Thursday mornings in November. We have one parent on duty and with the rainy weather starting there will be more people driving to school, which means  more traffic in the drop off zone.  If you are available to help on Thursday mornings from 8:25 to 8:45 please contact Nancy Barton at nancybinbc@hotmail.com.
  • Library update:  Did you know you can ‘adopt a shelf’ at the school library?  Or that there’s a student-generated list of recommended books by grade level on the bulletin board?  Or that money YOU raised through fundraising has purchased over 250 new books for the library and helped to provide the library with a digital projector and laptop.  Teacher librarian Mme. McAllister has put together a newsletter highlighting all the wonderful things that are happening at the Ross Road library.  Click here for more.

Finally, if you know of a parent that isn’t getting these emails, but would like to, please tell them that subscribing is as easy as going to the PAC website, and entering their email address on the right hand side.

Enjoy your weekend,

Your PAC

The Card Project – Fall 2013 Session

The Card Project has been a huge, fundraising success for the Ross Road PAC!

As part of the Card Project, each student in participating classes made an original work of two-dimensional art and had it made into a professionally printed greeting card. Each family was then able to buy boxes of these personalized Christmas cards! How cool is that?

Last year, there was a tremendous response in card orders and Ross Road raised $1,000!

It was exciting to see such a variety of beautiful cards that can be shared with family and friends. Scroll down to see a selection of student art – one piece from each participating class.

The project is back for 2013. Here are the important dates to remember;

  • Sample cards delivered to students on NOVEMBER 8
  • Ordering will be open for 1 week only….NOVEMBER 8 to NOVEMBER 15
  • You must order by midnight Friday, November 15 to guarantee delivery in the first week of December
  • Cards ordered after November 15 will be delivered on December 16

NOTE: You can combine your children’s art into a single box. For example, you can have 2 children’s cards in one box (6 copies of one card and 6 copies of another card) or 3 children’s cards in the same box (4 copies of each card.) Cost for custom boxes varies – see PRICING tab on Card Project website.

A standard gift box contains 12 cards and envelopes = $20.00

How the Card Project works:

  • Students create a unique piece of art (typical themes chosen are seasonal or holiday) and the original art is submitted to the Card Project (www.thecardproject.ca)
  • A digital image is created and turned into a 4.5″x 6″ card with envelope.
  • The artist/student then receives a free sample card that displays their own art on the front of the card. The back of the card has their name, grade and their chosen title for the art. The school’s name is also on the back.
  • There is no cost associated with the sample card! Ordering a box of cards is optional, a standard 12-card box costs $20.
  • This is a unique fundraising opportunity since 25% percent of all sales goes to the school.

For more information please contact Deborah Clegg at debclegg@shaw.ca (Ross Road parent volunteer.)