Ross Road PAC Fire Relief Update

As you may have heard, in the early hours of Monday morning, a fire destroyed part of the Mountainside Village complex in Lynn Valley. The dreadful fire took the life of our Grade 2 Ross Road student, Sepehr Koshkoye-Delshad, and his mother, Nargess Casnajad.

The Ross Road PAC has a few suggestions on how we as the Ross Road School Community can help:

Financial Donations:
1) Sepehr’s class will be filling up a fireman’s boot with cash donations to pass along to the family. We are not sure on the details for this yet so stay tuned for more information on this.

2) The PAC would also like to set up a fund that goes directly to  Sepehr Koshkoye-Delshad’s family. Please put your donation into an envelope marked Fire Relief, and drop it into the PAC mailbox, located near the Ross Road School office. The money collected will be given to the Sepehr’s class to fill the boot.

3) The community can also deposit at Blueshore Financial Lynn Valley by using account: Fire Relief 93081553. This has been set up by the Lynn Valley Lions Club –

4) There are also numerous Go-Fund me pages that have been set up, these can be viewed online.

Food Donations:
1) Non-perishable food items and unused toiletries will be collected in the school lobby under the stairs. Once collected, we will drop them off at the Harvest Project on Friday, June 22nd after school.

2) Please do not donate clothes or anything else at the school.

Other Donations:
1) Mountain Village Hub Support will be located in Lynn Valley Mall (access closest to Winner’s entrance – the old Zeller’s location across the parking lot from Safeway) They are collecting small household items for those that have lost their homes and have to start over again.

2) Drop off hours: 7:30 am- 9:30 am, June 14 – 15 & June 18-22

3) This website lists the items that are needed for the demographic that have lost everything.

4) If there are bigger items that you wish to donate, they can be noted at this location, but please do not drop them off at school.

5) The Lynn Valley Lions will have a trailer on Lynn Valley Days, June 16th, near the beer garden between 1 and 5pm.

Let us be as supportive of our community as we can be.

If you should determine that your child needs further professional counselling, please feel free to contact the school for phone numbers of local agencies that are available to assist you. The following websites are additional resources you may want to look at, as you support your son or daughter through this loss:

Thank you to all for the support that you have shown thus far and continue to show.




It is not too late to sign up for your volunteer shift. With more than 30 activities planned, we need everyone’s help to make it happen.

Screenagers Growing up in the Digital Age 

Remember today is the last day to let us know if you will be attending the showing of ScreenAgers.  We need numbers to determine if we are to hold the showing on the 12th June at 7pm in the Gym or the Library. 

Remember this is open to the community outside of Ross Road as well, however we will ask for a small donation. SPREAD THE WOR

All students in grade 6 and 7 will be watching this film on Tuesday June 13th

Volunteer Appreciation Night

  • All parents who have volunteered an hour or more this year are invited
  • There will be music, food and door prizes. BYOB
  • Saturday June 17th, 7pm
  • The address 1930 Cedar Village Crescent
  • RSVP to the PAC email to help Plan ordering by JUNE 15th

We will see you tonight at 5pm.

Ross Road PAC

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Twitter – (@rossroadpac)



Spring Carnival is coming! Friday, June 9th, 5pm – 8pm

This year’s theme is 🐥YELLOW and GREEN 🐸, so wear an outfit that screams lemon and lime.

Rain or shine, we will have a good time!

Please ensure you’ve signed up for a volunteer shift. With more than 30 activities planned, we need everyone’s help to make it happen.

Get your tickets, $1 each, before the rush!

  • Presales in the school lobby on Friday, 8:30-9 am and 2:45 – 3:15 pm
  • There will be two tables selling tickets at the Carnival as well
  • See price list below for info on how many tickets are required for food/activities

Sweet treats needed for Cake Walk. Homemade or store bought, all desserts are welcome. Drop off at the office on the day of the Carnival, or bring them to the Cake Walk game after 5.

Please lend us pop-up tents and coolers.
Email Betty Tang at to coordinate.

Donate a bottle for wine for the raffle basket. Drop off at the office anytime before Carnival.

Make this a BBQ dinner. Serving: Hotdogs, Burgers, Veggie burgers, Water, Juice

50/50 draw … bring cash for a chance to win half the money!

Raffle Baskets. There are six kid-friendly baskets and a few for grown ups too.

  • Just like last year, kids get 1 popsicle stick for every station they do.
  • Once they get 3 popsicle sticks, they can trade them in for 1 raffle ticket at the raffle basket table.
  • You can also buy raffle tickets for $3 ea, from the Ticket table
  • Make sure you fill in your name and phone number before dropping the raffle ticket into the basket. Keep one half for yourself!




Screenagers Growing up in the Digital Age 

  • Please click on the link below to tell us how many people to expect, we need to know by June 9th – FRIDAY we will then be able to determine if we are going to do the showing in the gym or library
  • The showing will take place on June 12th at 7pm
  • This event is open to friends and family, there is no charge to the movie for the Ross Road community however we will be asking for a donation from friends and other LV schools communities that wish to attend.  SPREAD THE WORD
  • All students in grade 6 and 7 will be watching this film on Tuesday June 13th

Volunteer Appreciation Night

  • All parents who have volunteered an hour or more this year are invited
  • There will be music, food and door prizes. BYOB
  • Saturday June 17th, 7pm
  • The address 1930 Cedar Village Crescent
  • RSVP to the PAC email to help Plan ordering by JUNE 15th

We will see you on Friday at 5pm.

Ross Road PAC

 Contact us at 

Website –

Facebook –

Twitter – (@rossroadpac)

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.

General District Election information

Friday Newsletter: There’s lots going on!

Dear parents,

  • Don’t forget there is early dismissal (at 1.50pm) next Wednesday.  Want to keep up to date on all the official school events like this?  Click here to be taken to the Ross Road school calendar.
  • Next week is Bike to School week!  Bushnell Place will be closed at Ross Road, and there will be no valet!    K to Grade 5 will be doing their thing on Monday, so don’t forget a bike and helmet.  Grade 6 & 7 trail rides are on Tuesday.  For your child to participate in these rides, you must have signed and returned the waivers and consent forms.  And they’ll obviously  need a bike and helmet too :)  There’s lots of other things happening as well.  Check out the email that was sent to all classes earlier this week for complete information.
  • We still need volunteers for various PAC positions… a valet coordinator.  If you use the valet system, please consider volunteering for this very important job.  (No coordinator means no valet).  We also need someone to co-chair the PAC with Sarah Dennis.  If you’re interested in either position…or something else, please let Sarah know.
  • A big thank you to retiring members of the PAC executive….like Julie Dunsterville (co-chair) and Gillian Gorton (Environment Club).  And as always, a big thank you to all volunteers on the PAC executive and within the PAC itself.
  • Don’t forget the Spring Fair is on Friday June 20.  Mark your calendars!
  • In fundraising news, the KM club raised $147 and the Jump Rope for Heart raised over $8000! (of which 10% came back to the school to buy fitness equipment!)  Nice work!

Enjoy your weekend!

Your PAC Executive

Friday newsletter | BINGO TIME!

Dear Parents,

The Ross Road Tropical Family Bingo night will be held on Friday, February 21st from 5.30pm to 8.00pm.

Put on your best warm weather vacation gear and come out for some fun!

Entry is by donation and you can pre-order Subway sandwiches via  Just click on the fundraising tab, let us know how many in your group and order your dinner.  Please order food by February 15.

Munchies, soda and water will also be sold on the evening and there will be complimentary tea and coffee.

If you would like to give some time to help with set-up, food service or clean-up, please sign up via Munchalunch or get in touch with Janice at

Your PAC Executive

Friday Newsletter: Christmas Craft Fair | SnowPass | Young Actor’s Project | Valet Volunteers

Dear parents,

  • Christmas Craft Fair:   This year’s Fair is shaping up to be awesome, but organizers still need your help.  Please don’t forget to volunteer your time, as well as making contributions to the class raffle baskets, bake sale, Holiday Show and Wrap Market, and mystery bags.  It may sound like a lot, but the results are worth it.  It’s a wonderful community-building event and a great fundraiser that directly benefits all our kids.  Click here to find out more, and contact the coordinators at, to find out how you can help.
  • SnowPass:  Did you know that if you have a child in Grades 3 or 4, you can buy a pass for $29.95 that lets your child ski or ride three times at participating resorts all over Canada.  Click here for more details.
  • Young Actors Workshop:   Have your kids been talking to you about drama activities, masks and improv lately? If so, this is thanks to the fantastic work that Mike, Jody and Robert from the Young Actors’ Project (YAP) have done with all divisions.  At the AGM in May, the PAC voted to bring the YAP to Ross Road and the program went extremely well, with students  learning hands-on about drama, masks, focus and the power of body language. A big thank you to the instructors from YAP and to the Ross Road teachers who welcomed them into their classrooms!  Click here to find out more about YAP.
  • Valet:   A volunteer is still needed for Thursdays and new volunteers are needed for next year.  If you benefit from this service, perhaps you might consider giving up 25 minutes once a week for one month to help out.  Please contact Nancy Barton at

Have a great weekend,

Your PAC executive

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

Park Royal Starry Nights: A Fundraiser for the Ross Road PAC – Get your tickets this Thursday & Friday!

Park Royal Starry Nights is an exclusive shopping evening for ticket holders: Each side of Park Royal will only be open to those who have bought tickets. Enjoy entertainment, food and prizes while getting holiday shopping done. Merchants offer special deals (>> click here to see them) you won’t find any other time of the year. Plus Ross Road PAC receives 100% of the proceeds from the tickets we sell!


  1. Special deals from retailers that you won’t find any other time of the year! (Including 50% of regular priced merchandise at select retailers)
  2. Exclusive access to Park Royal for the evening (only ticket holders are allowed in!)
  3. Two wine lounges, food tasting tables and live entertainment
  4. Door prizes: the grand prize is two round trip airfare tickets to anywhere in Canada on Westjet
  5. It’s a fun night out with friends while getting a start on your holiday shopping, plus…
  6. The Ross Road PAC will receive 100% of the proceeds from the tickets we sell!

DATES: Friday, November 16 – Park Royal North ONLY
OR Wednesday, November 21 – Park Royal South ONLY
TIME: 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
COST: $10 per night (or enjoy both nights for $15)

Get your tickets from the PAC this Thursday and Friday in the lobby after school!

Tickets required for kids 12 years of age and older.

View the complete list of great deals here:

—Ross Road PAC

Starry Nights tickets, Twitter 101 Parent Workshop, WSR pick-up, and more…

  • Park Royal “Starry Nights” fundraiser tickets will be available for sale next Thursday and Friday (November 8th & 9th), after school in the lobby. Click here for 6 great reasons to go to Starry Nights!
  • Spaces are still available for the Twitter 101 Parent Workshop, next Tuesday, November 6th. Click here for more info about the workshop and how to register.
  • The Valet Service needs volunteers for Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 8:25 am to 8:45 am for the month of November. If you can help out, please contact Nancy Barton at
  • Division E01 (Julien Rubin/Amy McDonald – Grade 7) still needs a Class Rep! Please contact Jen VanderMye at if you can help out. Click here for an updated Class Rep list.

Thank you everyone for signing up to receive PAC posts by email! Note that you don’t need to renew your email subscription each school year!

Hope you all had a great Halloween despite the rain! Now Christmas is around the corner! Stay tuned for more info about the annual Ross Road Christmas Craft Fair, coming up Friday November 30th!

—Ross Road PAC