PAC General Meeting Tomorrow! October 7, 7pm

cropped-summer-header-1-2.pngOctober 7th PAC General Meeting for all parents

Mark your calendars! The PAC is holding a general meeting tomorrow and all parents are invited. This year we continue to meet via Zoom. We will share some easy, small time commitment and COVID-19 friendly ways to support the students and teachers.

Road PAC General Meeting, October 7, 2020 07:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 890 7468 6907 & Passcode: 202491

The agenda for this meeting can be found here: October 7, 2020 AGM Agenda

The financials can be found here: Budget 2020-21 10.04.20 & Balance Sheet as of October 4. 2020 (1)

Minutes from our last meeting can be found here: June 4 2020 PAC GM Minutes

Although this year looks different than usual, we still have ways for you to get involved and support your kids’ school. We want you to know that ALL Ross Road parents are members of the PAC by having a child at Ross Road School. Each of you play a vital role in making Ross Road a great place for our kids to grow and learn.

Did you know what the PAC funds do in our school?

So many of the things your children enjoy that enhance their learning – For example laptop computers, I-pads, arts performances, Bike To School Week activities, new furniture for the library, books for the library, math games, balls for games at recess and lunch, and new yoga mats for the gym – all these items are funded by the PAC to benefit the school.

PAC Newsletter

PAC General Meeting

The Ross Road School Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is your parent community at the school.

We invite you to join us at our first PAC General Meeting of the school year!

This Wednesday October 2nd at 7pm in the school library.

All Ross Road parents are invited and encouraged to attend. It’s a great opportunity to find our what’s going on in our school and connect with our school community. Your involvement is always appreciated.

Shane Devine who is the Project Manager for the District of North Vancouver’s Ross Road construction project will be with us at the meeting to talk about the project and answer any questions we may have.

The agenda for the meeting is here

Free Babysitting is available upon request at the school during the PAC meeting. Please email us by end of the day on Tuesday October 1st if you need babysitting so we can plan for the appropriate number of student babysitters.

See you there!

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Last Chance to Order MunchaLunch!

All ordering for the remaining dates in the first block (Fridays through to February 21st) will close on Wednesday October 3rd, 2019

Please go to to order and pay.

Ross Road Movie Night – October 18th

Back by popular demand Ross Road School PAC will be hosting another fun Family Movie Night!

Save the date and come join us for the family film feature Toy Story 4.

Why? To bring school families together for a fun fundraising event in support of the Ross Road School PAC.

Stay tuned for more details to come soon.

Canadian Parents for French

Membership drive is happening now! Check out the prizes and learn about how CPF supports you and your children!

Please join us at our next meeting, 7pm October 3rd at Argyle Secondary.

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Reminder: PAC AGM Tomorrow 7pm


Our PAC Annual General Meeting is Wednesday May 29th at 7pm in the Ross Road school Library. You can find the Agenda below along with minutes and financials.

This is an important Annual PAC meeting, come find out about what the PAC has been doing this year, the funds we’ve raised and help us make decisions, your vote counts!

Free babysitting during the meeting is available with advance notice. If you need babysitting please contact

If you are interested in joining the PAC team for next year, we are looking for some Members At Large. Contact us at for more information.


  1. Welcome, call to order, approval of the agenda (Linda Munro)
  2. Approval of minutes from PAC General Meeting February 27, 2019   PAC GM Minutes February 27 2019
  3. PAC Chair update (Chair Linda Munro)
  4. Principal’s report (Principal Susan Owens)
  5. Financial report (Treasurer Janice Sardari)
  • Motion to complete the purchase of a set of 32 MacBooks and Cart.  Amount remaining to be approved is $27,000
  • Motion to approve purchase of tables for the Library at a cost of $6,000
  • Motion to to approve purchase of a Choral riser for use in performances at a cost of $6,800
  • Motion to approve purchase of Choral riser shell for use in performances at a cost of $6,000

6. PAC programs and events update

  • Family Movie night in April
  • Ross Road Spirit Wear
  • After School Programs April – June
  • KM Club
  • Bike to School Week
  • SpringFEST May 31
  • Staff Appreciation Lunch
  • Ice Cream Family Social night
  • Valet volunteers
  • Emergency Prep purchases

7. Canadian Parents for French update (Alana Prashad)

8. Election of PAC Executive Committee for 2019/2020

Motion to accept the new PAC Executive:

  • Chair: Linda Munro
  • Secretary: Denise Dehestani
  • Treasurer: Connie Young
  • Class Rep Coordinator: Beck Williams
  • Communications/Website: Barbara Crystal
  • Emergency Preparedness: Christy Gold
  • Fundraising and Social Events: Jennifer Bryan
  • After School Programs: Dana Shah-Samis
  • DPAC Representative: Karim Dehestani

9. Other business

10. Adjournment

*Financials below

RR Profit and Loss Budget vs Actual May

AGMRR Budget Proposal

2019-2020RR Balance Sheet May AGM

Come Join Us! Our PAC General Meeting is October 24th, 7pm

rrpac_webheader_oct2016_2The Ross Road School Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is your parent community at the school.

We invite you to join us at our first PAC General Meeting of the school year!

Wednesday October 24th at 7pm in the school library.

All Ross Road parents are invited and encouraged to attend. It’s a great opportunity to find our what’s going on in our school and connect with our school community. Your involvement is always appreciated.

Our principal Susan Owens will present the 2018/19 school plan and the PAC will discuss upcoming events and fundraising programs.

Free Babysitting is available upon request at the school during the PAC meeting. Please email us by Tuesday October 23rd if you need babysitting so we can plan for the appropriate number of student babysitters.

See you there!



Yes that is right 3 more days until school wraps up.

Just a few things to mention:

The Spring Carnival was a runaway success. We had the weather cooperate and the turn out was amazing. Thanks to all those that made the event amazing. The PAC raised $9,700

We also had two other events take place last week, the Screenagers showing and the PAC Volunteer Appreciation night. Hopefully the kids and parents got a lot out of watching Screenagers. in terms of the PAC Volunteer Appreciation night we will look to hold this every year so that we can show all the volunteers who make things happen our appreciation.

Volunteers Needed

As this school year ends and we anticipate the start of the new school term we are looking for new volunteers and PAC EXEC members. We ‘d like to take a moment to thank Tamrah Corben, Scott Munro, and Jen Nuttall for all their hard work and time on the Exec committee. They will be stepping down from their roles making way for new volunteers. Positions needed for 2017/2018 are as follows:

Please contact Tamrah or Susan Neale if you are interested in these positions or email

 AGM Minutes

The AGM (Annual General Meeting) minutes from the meeting held in May are  now available – please click here to view RR PAC AGM MINUTES May 2017

Special Event Schedules

  • Staff Appreciation Lunch – Kindergarten
  • Family Bingo Night – Grade 1
  • Spring Carnival – Grade 2/3
  • Christmas Fair – Grade 4/5
  • Grade 7 Farewell – Grade 6

 Have a great rest of the week.

Ross Road PAC

 Contact us at 

Website –

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Twitter – (@rossroadpac)

PAC AGM – MAY 31, 2017


It is that time of year again, time for the Annual General Meeting for Ross Road. The last PAC GM of the 2016-2017 School year will be held on Wednesday May 31st at 7pm in the School Library.

The  agenda for Wednesday’s meeting is as below;

May 31, 2017 PAC Annual General Meeting

  • Approval of February GM minutes
  • Chair update
  • Treasurer update
  • Approval of 2017/2018 FY budget
  • Approval of Ross Road wish list
  • Principal update
  • Parent Presentation – Healthy Eating

Click here for the wish list for the 20017/2018 academic year.

Please click on the following link for the RR PAC Budget_FY-2017-to-2018

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.




It has been a busy two weeks with a long weekend in between. I hope everyone enjoyed the sun this past long weekend. It also looks like the sun has decided to stay which makes everyone happy.

A few things to mention in this newsletter;

Ross Road Bike To School Week 2017 is next week, May 29th through June 2nd.  Please prep your bikes and plan your routes to school!  Active transportation is encouraged throughout the week so if biking is not an option for you consider walking to school with your kids, skateboarding, scooting, or even driving part way and biking or walking the rest. For more information on what events will be taking place at the school please click here.

The PAC Annual General Meeting is next Wednesday, May 31st, in the school library at 7.00pm. The last RRPAC GM Feb 2017 are posted on the PAC website, click here to review and approve at the AGM. We have also posted on the website the Ross Road 2017 wish list that we will be looking to approve at the AGM. The agenda and upcoming budget will be posted as soon as possible. As always childcare will be available if required. Please email the PAC if it is needed.

The Spring CarnivalJune 9th We’ve chosen a theme and it’s YELLOW and GREEN at the Spring Carnival! Let your spring colours shine by dressing up in LEMON or LIME on June 9th.

Thanks again for your cash donations. We are now looking for a few items that won’t affect your pocketbook. If you have a pop-up tent, a cooler or a full propane tank you can lend us on the day of the Carnival, please contact Betty at or 778-668-8447.  Also, if you are interested in sponsoring an activity, or running a special table, please send Susan a note at Your support is appreciated!

Screenagers – The Ross Road PAC is pleased to invite you to a special screening of Screenagers – Growing up in the Digital Age on Monday June 12th at 7 PM in the library or gym (depending on how many people will attend). All students in grade 6 and 7 will be watching this film on Tuesday June 13th.

There is no charge to attend the movie but please RSVP – by Friday June 9th so that we know how many people to expect and whether to set up in the library or the gym. More information can be found on Screenagers here.

New Ross Road Class

As many of you may have heard, Ross Road will be getting an additional class/division in September as a result of a Supreme Court of Canada ruling around class size and composition,,  While many parents are excited about the decision, there are concerns regarding how this will impact our school. The North Van School District has already had a site visit and are leaning towards creating classroom space by re-purposing a portion of our library, i.e. 80 sq metres out of 236 sq metres. No final decisions have been made, however we know Ross Road is not alone in this – several other elementary schools are experiencing similar effects.

What can we do, you ask? Here are a few suggestions. Our AGM next week will include this on agenda.

  1. Sign petition – http://www.thepetitionsi­­­­­­­
  2. Write a independent letter (template below)

Send to:

Letter template

  • Identify concern – that schools are having to sacrifice important spaces (like libraries and music rooms) to accommodate additional classrooms as a result of the supreme court decision on classroom size and composition.
  • Describe impact – repurposed library space, no community space, maximized building capacity, etc
  • Reference Supreme Court ruling and confirm community support for the ruling
  • Argue need for proper implementation of court ruling, including the need for funding infrastructure
  • Offer solution – district to fund additional portable for Ross Road

Have a great week.

Ross Road PAC

 Contact us at 

Website –

Facebook –

Twitter – (@rossroadpac)


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Thank you to all those who donated to the clothing drive – it was absolutely fabulous this year. In total 96 bags, huge garbage bags may I add, were donated this year. Time to start prepping for next year!

If you have been arriving at school early this week you will have seen the huge numbers of people in the back field partaking in the KM club. The vibe after the run is awesome. Well Done folks.

We have just completed week 2 of our After School program, BrainSTEM. Mondays and Thursdays kids stay after school and meet in the music room where they learn Civil and Robotics Engineering in fun and engaging ways.

Our February GM minutes are now posted on our website. Please take a moment to read through. This year, we had a suggestion box at the meeting and received some great ideas on how to spend the money we’ve raised, new programs and questions about PAC related initiatives. The PAC Executives Committee will be reviewing these suggestions and will present at the upcoming AGM – May 31st 7 pm in the library (free babysitting provided). Please Save the Date and hope online to visit our website for the latest news.


April 30th – Two Rivers Meats – Open now till April 30th

May 31st – PAC AGM

  • Come out and vote for next year’s PAC budget, teacher’s wish list and share ideas.
  • Agenda to come in the next few weeks.
  • Babysitting will be available, please email the PAC should this be required.

June 9th – Spring Carnival

  • G2 and G3 parents are our Special Events Hosts (an initiative to help share PAC volunteer events and build community between English and French parents)
  • Susan Neale is one of our G3 parents who has stepped up again to coordinate. IF you are interested in helping please email her at

June 22nd –           Staff Appreciation Lunch

  • KG and G1 parents are our Special Events Hosts this year – Great way to meet the staff and let them know how much we appreciate them.
  • Class reps will be sending emails to help coordinate volunteers.

Have a great weekend.

Ross Road PAC

Contact us at 

Website –

Facebook –

Twitter – (@rossroadpac)



So it has been a short but busy week. Hopefully everyone got to enjoy the amazing weather that we had over the long weekend and spent some amazing time with their loved ones.

Munch-A-Lunch is closing this upcoming Wednesday – February 22nd

Donations – We are still looking for full bottles of alcohol for the toonie toss at the Parent Social. Please contact the PAC if you can donate. Thank you to those that have already donated. We just need a few more bottles.

Upcoming Events

PAC GM / Jessie Miller presentation – This Wednesday (Feb 22nd) – 7pm in the RR library

  • Come with ideas/thoughts on where you would like to see the PAC funds go towards.
  • We will have a suggestion box that will be completely anonymous for you to have some input into what your thoughts are.
  • The PAC Exec will review suggestions and discuss at the AGM
  • The GM is an opportunity for the parent community to make suggestions on how to spend PAC money.
  • Special Parent Presentation by Jessie Miller (Jesse Miller Social Media Awareness)
    • Please note the PAC pays for this presentations and attendance would bring tremendous value to the night.
    • No registration is required for the above date and free babysitting will be available upon request. Email
  • The agenda for Wednesdays’ meeting is below;

Parent Social – Feb 25th

  • If you haven’t yet got your ticket to the upcoming parent party (Saturday Feb 25th), it’s not too late.
  • We had a ton of fun last year and have another great DJ to shake up the night.
  • The Parent Social is next weekend. Have you got your tickets yet?
  • A chance to win 2 pairs of tickets if you are the 100thor the 125th person to email the address
  • Email for simple instructions on how to purchase your tickets

Staying in French – March 2nd, Ecole Ross Road

    • Canadian Parents for French North Vancouver and SD44 are hosting a “Staying in French” information evening on Thursday, March 2nd at 7pm in the Ross Road Library. Learn more about the transition from Grade 7 to Grade 8 and the benefits of staying in French Immersion in high school from current French Immersion high school students, teachers and other speakers.” and link to the event on CPF North Van’s Facebook page:

Brain Stem – March/April

    • Details still to be determined

Bingo Night – April 7th

  • We are still looking for someone to help with organizing this favourite family event.
  • We need 2 to 3 volunteers to run with this.
  • Contact the PAC if you can help. We need someone by March 10th to step up in order to host this event.

Spring Carnival – June

  • Grade 2-3 divisions are our Special Events Hosts for the year’s carnival
  • We need 4-6 more volunteers to support her and make this an even bigger success than last year
  • Please contact your class rep to let them know you’re interested or contact the PAC.

Remember it is Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday 22nd and Pro D day next Friday 24th.

Have a great weekend.

Ross Road PAC

Contact us at 

Website –

Facebook –

Twitter – (@rossroadpac)

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