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.


Parent Social Tickets – Last Call!

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🍁The highly-anticipated Ross Road Parent Party is THIS WEEKEND, Saturday March 3rd, 7pm at Toby’s North Shore!!!  You WANT to be there!  This year’s theme is 🇨🇦 CANADIANA… so channel your flannel, friends!!🍁
Tickets are still available by emailing Beck at beckwilliams01@gmail.comfor information.  *She will send you e-transfer instructions.*
Tickets are $30/ea and include:
  • event entry
  • complimentary drink
  • appetizers
  • entertainment by DJ KYPRIOS!!
  • good times
Get your tickets today before they sell out!!  Tell your friends, organize your tribe and then book your sitters!  We can hardly wait to see you there, eh??! 🍁 🇨🇦

Welcome back!

Dear parents,

Sadly (or happily for some?), summer is over and it’s back to school.

FREE COFFEE!  Make sure you bring a mug to school tomorrow and hang around for a free coffee and a chance to reconnect with parents.  You can also sign up for these emails if you’re not getting them (yes, I know that doesn’t make any sense, but I’m delirious with sadness (or maybe joy?) about school going back.)  It’s also a chance to have a chat to members of the PAC executive about what volunteer opportunities are available this year.

See you there!

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

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
  • 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

Grade 4 & 5 Snowpass info

In case you did not receive a SnowPass brochure from your Grade 4 or Grade 5 child(ren), here is some more info from about this great wintertime opportunity!

SnowPassAttention Grade 4s and 5s!
Want to ski and ride free this winter? The Canadian Ski Council’s 2012-2013 SnowPassTM lets you ski and ride three times at EACH participating ski area all across Canada! That means you get to ski or snowboard free three days at every one of your favourite ski areas; if you have a lot of favourite Canadian ski areas, that’s a lot of free skiing and boarding!
Requirements are simple: You need to be 9 or 10 years old (born in 2002 or 2003), living in Canada, and want to experience this great winter sport.
Beginner? All the better… all Grade 4s and 5s are welcome!
Great news … you can now use your Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass card all across Canada!
To apply, visit