PAC Newsletter

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New this Fall, Ross Road PAC is hosting a Grit for Parents session. This is being held at Ross Road Elementary on Oct 7 in the gym.

Registration is open to parents of all Schools in the Argyle Family of Schools (Ross Road, Lynn Valley, Boundary and Upper Lynn).

And $5 from each registration will go to Ross Road PAC.

GRIT FOR GROWN UPS: Brain-Health + Anxiety Management (for us and our kids)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 at Ross Road Elementary from 7:00-8:30pm

At Grit Vancouver, we are pretty passionate about raising kids with healthy, happy brains. However, we know that the missing component is sometimes ‘back-up’ for the tools we teach on the home front. Join us for a 1.5 hour workshop that explores Brain-Health + Anxiety Management for both ourselves and for our off-spring to ensure some life-long lessons around caring for our mental health.

The workshop will include mindful activities, ‘brain-trains’, yoga, chats about the science behind meditation, and practical tools to move forward with healthy brain maintenance.

We are honoured to be part of such a vibrant, caring community and would love to share some of the things we’ve uncovered along our journey.

PS: if your daughter is part of our Fall Grit program (either at Ross Road or elsewhere), please be our guest at a discounted price.

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ROSS ROAD SCHOOL VALET SERVICE

At Ross Road we are very fortunate to have a Valet Service available each morning. Here’s some information on how it works.

The Valet Service runs from 8:30 am to 8:45 am, Monday to Friday in order to help relieve the congestion in the drop-off zone (see map below) during the morning rush and to ensure the roads in front of the school are safe for pedestrians and drivers.

To help the valet service run smoothly, here are a few important points to remember:

  • Look for the volunteers in the safety vests and follow their directions.
  • Have your children ready to go (i.e. jackets on, backpacks with them, explain to them that you will not be getting out of the car)
  • There is NO PARKING in the drop-off zone.
  • All drivers must remain in their cars.
  • If you would like to walk your children to class, please park in the designated area on Ross Road or Kilkenny Road.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS:

  • This valuable service is run 100% by parent and student volunteers and so to keep it going throughout the year we need more parent volunteers to step forward.
  • The time commitment is small – it only involves volunteering for 20 minutes (from 8:25am to 8:45am) even just one day a week is a help.
  • If you can help out now or in the future, please contact Ed Lathioor at e.lathioor@gmail.com


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Kudos to Dana Samis for all her hard work in putting together the fall and winter after school programs.

Dana has spent hours helping our school by putting together a wide range of after school program offerings for our students. Thank you Dana!


 

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Welcome Back

Hello Ross Road Parents,  

We hope you are enjoying these final days of summer with the kids. It’s back to school time on Tuesday! 

My name is Linda Munro and I am returning as your chair for the Ross Road School Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) this year. We look forward to a great year ahead. 

Join Us, Get Involved 

We have a fantastic team of dedicated staff and teachers, but strong parent involvement makes our school even better. Join the PAC and get involved. 

We do still have a few PAC roles to fill for this upcoming year. These positions are a great way to get involved in the PAC and most only require your support within a specific time period.    

Still needed:   

  • Family photos coordinator (Fall) 
  • Bike To School Week Coordinator (Spring) 
  • PAC Vice Chair (Ongoing) 

We’d love to have you join the PAC team and we are a lot of fun!  

Please contact  rossroadpac@gmail.com for more information about these roles.


First day of school  

On Tuesday, September 3, Grades 1 to 7 students come to school for two hours, from 8:45am to 10:45am. Full school days begin the following day Wednesday, September 4th 

Kindergarten students have a gradual entry. Their entry schedule is provided by the school. 

Coffee-Join us for a free coffee on Tuesday! 

To welcome everyone back from the summer, the PAC is providing a welcome back coffee on Tuesday morning from 8:30am outside the front doors by the annex.   

Bring your Mug and help us to be sustainable.  

Kindergarten parents will have their own coffee morning on Friday morning at 9:00am outside the front doors by the annex.  Again, please bring your own mug if possible.


After School Classes  

After school Classes are planned again for this year and following confirmation from Ross Road School, should be starting up the week of September 23rd and run through to the week of December 9th 

More information to come soon!


Munch a Lunch munch a lunch

Munch-a-lunch order details will be available soon!

Watch for details to come.  


Need Labels for Back to School?  

We have a fundraiser for that!  

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Ross Road PAC receives 20% back from any sales made through our Ross Road PAC link: www.oliverslabels.com/rossroad


Contact us: 

Lastly, please help spread the word to new Ross Road parents about the Ross Road PAC website and encourage them to sign up for email updates. You can subscribe at  rossroadpac.ca and also unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of our emails. 

Have a great weekend! 

Ross Road PAC 

Email – rossroadpac@gmail.com  

Website – rossroadpac.ca 

Facebook –https://www.facebook.com/ecolerossroadschoolPAC/ 

Twitter – https://twitter.com/rossroadpac (@rossroadpac) 

 

PAC End of Year Newsletter

We hope you have all had a great 2018/2019 school year and would like to wish our Ross Road School Community a happy summer!


Ice Cream Social 

On Tuesday June 25th the school community came together for a truly sweet night! The PAC brought you the first ever Ross Road Ice Cream Social. It was a huge success with over 370 people in attendance. It was the perfect night with the sun shining and just the right amount of ice cream and candies to treat everyone. We were also successful in raising approximately $500 to support PAC led initiatives for next school year. Thank you to all the parents that volunteered their time to scoop and serve, and thank you to End of the Line General Store for supporting this inaugural event. It was great to see everyone come together to celebrate the end of another great school year at Ross Road. 

Why are ice cream cones like parents?
They’re big softies! 


Our Ross Road PAC 

We would like to thank and recognize the time, effort and energy of all those who contributed to our Ross Road PAC this year.  

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2018-2019 PAC Fundraising  

Fundraising is an important role of the PAC. As parents, our fundraising efforts enrich our kids learning experience at Ross RoadWe are pleased to report this year the PAC was able to purchase the following for our school through our fundraising efforts: 

  • Set of 33 new Laptop computers and Charging Cart (arriving this summer) 
  • Risers for the Music program (arriving this summer) 
  • New tables for the Library (arriving this summer) 
  • Body Science seminars by Saleema Noon 
  • Internet & Social Media Safety seminars by Jesse Miller 
  • Bike to School Week Events with Escape Bikes and trip to the Veledrome 
  • Kilometer Club: Ribbons and Medals 
  • Emergency preparation perishable supplies (water and food) 
  • Each Class received $200 for the teacher as a discretionary fund 
  • Library book replenishment 

2018-2019 PAC Events 

PAC events are a way to bring our community together and have fun!  

Here is a summary of the PAC events & initiatives we hosted this year. We would like to especially thank the parents who headed up these events:  

  • Back to School Coffee Mornings – Linda Munro 
  • Family Photos – Sandy Porter 
  • The Card Project – Michele Zinsli Ma 
  • Movie Nights (Fall and Spring) – Jennifer Bryan 
  • Winter Fair – Susan Neale and Heather Cliburn 
  • Parent Social – Beck Williams and Margot Pleym 
  • KM Club – Dominic Brecher 
  • Bike to School Week – Jackie Hicks 
  • Ross Road Spirit Wear – Beck Williams 
  • SpringFEST – Melissa Kelly 
  • Staff Appreciation Lunch – Christy Gold 
  • Ice Cream Social – Jennifer Bryan 
  • After School Classes  – Dana Samis 
  • Munch a Lunch (still the biggest fundraiser for our PAC!) – Kim Berg and Jackie Hicks 
  • Car Valet Service  Ed Lathioor 

Share your Feedback:  

Please take a moment to complete end of year Ross Road PAC survey. If you have thoughts, comments or feedback please share them with us: COMPLETE SURVEY NOW 


PAC Roles open for next year  

We voted in our PAC executive for 2019/2020 at the PAC AGM in May.  

We are sorry to see Nikki Dahl and Janice Sardari go, we thank you for your time and energy this year.  

Next year we are happy to welcome Connie Young as Treasurer and Beck Williams as Class Rep Coordinator. Thank you for filling these important roles! 

We do still have a few additional roles to fill for next year. These positions are a great way to get involved in the PAC and most only require your support within a specific time period.   

Still needed:  

  • Family photos coordinator   
  • Bike To School Week Coordinator  
  • PAC Vice Chair  

We’d love to have you join the PAC team and we are a lot of fun! Please contact  rossroadpac@gmail.com for more information about these roles.


Back to School Coffee Morning 

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Don’t forget to join us at drop off on September 3rd for a back to school coffee. 

We will be set up at the front of the school from 8:30am so bring your mug, have some coffee and catch up with other great parents in our school community.  

Kindergarten Parents – We will be doing the same for you on Friday September 6th at 9am. We look forward to meeting you!


Need Labels for Summer Camps?  

We have a fundraiser for that!

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Look out for Hot Summer Nights beginning June 27th 

Firefighters will be on hand with the fire truck in local parks with great activities and even some cold treats! 

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Staff Appreciation Lunch – June 11 

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Our Staff Appreciation Lunch is next Tuesday, June 11th.  

We need all Ross Road families to help. Contributions of gifts, food, and playground supervision time are needed for the event. 

And additionally – a special call out to our Kindergarten and Grade 1 parents. We need you for behind the scenes organization (gift buying, setup prep, and volunteer coordination).  

We are lacking in volunteers for this event – please sign up here:  

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1heM0IOhR3zaMp7VPMavhpijPOEZRNepl5w-q3DsC9ow/edit 

Here are ways you could help out: 

  • Food – Bring appetizer/salad, main dishes or dessert  
  • Gifts – Small gifts for all 55 staff members 
  • Time – An hour to help with playground supervision, room set up or clean up 

Lunch coordinators needed:  KINDERGARTEN and GRADE ONE classes are tasked with coordinating the event…with lots of help from the PAC Executive.  Please email christy_gold@hotmail.com if your child is in K/Grade 1 and you can help out with this event. 

Staff Gifts: Contribute a gift or money towards a gift. Suggested items: 1) a bottle of wine, 2) a gift card of  $10-15 or 3) a cash donation for the PAC to purchase gifts. 

Cash and gift cards: put them in an envelope clearly marked ‘Staff Appreciation Lunch Donations’ and drop your envelope in the PAC mailbox under the stairs.
Wine bottles: Please bring the wine bottles, with a note saying ‘for SAL’, to the office. 

Donations accepted until Friday, June 7th. If you have a gift that’s not wine and doesn’t fit in the mailbox, please contact Christy Gold at the email address above. 

Thank you.


Bike to School Week Wrap

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Ross Road Students & Teachers made over 1500 trips to school by bike last week!  Congratulations!  This is about 100 more trips than 2018 and 200 more than 2017!!! 

The classes with the most bike trips and winners of the class Golf Lesson are Mme. MacDonald and M. Marion’s classes. 

Ms. May’s class had over 100% participation in active transportation including her bike trips during the week. 

Great work Ross Road Students, Parents, & Teachers! 

Thank you Jackie Hicks for being our Bike to School Week Coordinator! 

Jackie is stepping down from this role. The PAC is looking for a parent to lead Bike to School Week 2020! With our fantastic biking community, we’re sure we have a parent to step in! 


Final Km Club Update 

The last KM Club week was another short one.  We had a turnout of 160 runners, of which 46 were intermediates.   

In total, they ran 917km, bringing the grand total to 8123km, the equivalent of running across Canada and half-way back again!   

The Intermediate prizes were won by Sophie in F06 & Tiko in F04.  Mme. Marafon/Bulsara’s F10 class again had both the most participants this week (15) and ran the furthest (102km).  They have been the class to beat this year! 

Overall, we have 11 bronze medals, 40 silver and 16 gold.  We had some dedicated runners, and a great turnout this year. 

Many thanks to everyone who helped to make the KM Club event run so smoothly.


PAC Roles open for next year 

We voted in our PAC executive for 2019/2020 at the PAC AGM last Wednesday.  

Most positions are filled but we do have a few additional roles to fill for next year. These positions are a great way to get involved in the PAC and most only require your support within a specific time period.  

We need: 

  • Family photos coordinator  
  • Bike To School Week Coordinator 
  • PAC Vice Chair 

Please contact rossroadpac@gmail.com for more information about these important roles.


Ice Cream Social 

Come to Ross Road’s Ice Cream Social on June 25.

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SpringFEST – Thank You

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This year’s SpringFEST was fantastic – with a beautiful sunny evening, the back of the school was packed with smiles, sugar and some great beats – a wonderful community event.  

A big thank you to everyone for coming outto the many volunteers and especially the grade 2/3 planning committee led by Melissa Kelly. The extraordinary team included parents Grace Yang, Nichole Randall, Adrian Tate, Jill Blair, Heidi Benson, Robin Bonner, Ingrid Mullins, Jennifer Bryan, Kiri Marr, Nikki Dahl, Rosanne Shiell, Sharon Larsson, Shauna Franke and Valerie Brennan. 

We will share our fundraising total with you soon! 

A special thanks to all our corporate sponsors for supporting the school PAC’s fundraising efforts.   

SpringFEST sponsors: 

  • Jordan Hurdal Team 3000 Realty 
  • Furry Friends & Co.  
  • Julia Freeman Real Estate Team 
  • Lynn Valley Orthopaedic & Sports Physiotherapy Centre 
  • MOSAIC Homes 

Friends of SpringFEST: 

  • Canopy Integrated Health 
  • CBI Health 
  • The Bottom Team 
  • Rala Investment 

Silent auction donors: 

  • BrainSTEM  
  • Bricks4Kidz  
  • Browns Socialhouse 
  • Capilano Continuing Education  
  • Capilano Sports Camp  
  • Climb Base 5  
  • Endless Biking  
  • Escape Adventures  
  • Evolve Skateboard  
  • Grouse Mountain  
  • Jump Gymnastics  
  • Lights Up Theatre 
  • Monika’s Art Boutique-Studio & Gallery  
  • Ocean Ambassadors  
  • Pedalheads  
  • RnB Dance  
  • SFU Summer Camps 
  • The Hive  
  • Vancouver Circus School  
  • Well Fed  

Raffle basket donors: 

  • Booster Juice 
  • Britannia Mine Museum 
  • Capilano Rock & Gem 
  • Chic Angels 
  • Cobs Bread 
  • Earnest Ice Cream 
  • Flying Wedge Pizza 
  • JJ Bean  
  • Kidsbooks 
  • Lynn Valley Massage 
  • Lynn Valley Meats 
  • Lynn Valley Nails & Spa 
  • North Shore Road Bikes 
  • On Top Bike Shop 
  • Real Canadian Superstore  
  • Romance Jewellers 
  • Save-On-Foods 
  • SPUD 
  • Starbucks  
  • Toy Jungle 
  • Westlynn Meats  
  • White Spot 
  • Zazou Hair Salon 

 

 

 

 

PAC Newsletter and Reminders

Reminder – Bike to School Week is next week!

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Bike to school week is May 27th through the 31st.  Bike trips to school will be recorded in each classroom and the primary & intermediate class with the most trips will be awarded a class GOLF LESSON!!!

Come early at 8am on Monday May 27th and participate in our opening Bike Rodeo and biking games.  Lynn Valley Bikes will be there for free tune-up, Wade Simmons will be demo’ing jumps, and Escape will have ramps & ladders set up!

Monday & Tuesday – Kindergarden students through grade 5 will attend biking sessions on the field with Escape Adventures.  **Parents – in order for ALL students to participate in this activity, we will be asking anyone who can loan their bike throughout the day to another student to see ESCAPE adventures in the morning to have a ribbon tied on your bike.  ESCAPE will store these bikes on the field and keep watch over them during the day and fit any students who don’t have a bike to them so everyone can participate!!!

Velodrome Field Trips – All grade 6 & 7’s will participate in a field trip to the Burnaby Velodrome.

Wrap up the week by biking with your family to SPRINGfest!  Prizes from bike to school week will be announced and handed out at SpringFEST.

If you live far from the school, consider driving part way and biking the rest!  And TEACHERS…  your trips count!  Any ties this year will be decided by teacher trips.

Any questions or to volunteer please contact Jackie_Hicks@hotmail.com


Reminder – Ross Road PAC’s Annual General Meeting is next Wednesday – ALL Parents Invited!

It’s that time of year again, our PAC Annual General Meeting is Wednesday May 29th at 7pm in the Ross Road school Library.

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 rossroadpac@gmail.com


KM Club Update

Last week was the first full week of KM Club for a while and brought a turnout of 155 runners, of which 44 were intermediates.  In total, they ran 1065km, bringing the total to 7174km.  The Intermediate prizes were won by Max in F05 & Aria in F04.  Mme. Marafon/Bulsara’s F10 class again had both the most participants this week (16) and ran the furthest (142km).

Just one more run to go on Friday!


SpringFEST 2019 – one week away!

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There are many ways that we need your support to make this year’s SpringFEST fundraising event a great success.

downloadThe only hot food at SpringFEST – pre-order your pizza

We’ve teamed up with Fresh Slice to provide fresh pizza – order by the slice or a whole pizza for the family. Order before May 28 through munchalunch.com under the “Fundraising Open” tab. Pre-ordering ensures you get the pizzas you want (pick-up between 5-6pm) and receive better value than buying on the evening. Please place your orders under one child’s name if possible.

At the same time you can pre-purchase the event’s activity tickets through munchalunch.com. Purchase 20 tickets at a time and pick up before or after school on May 30/31.

Mystery Bag Prize Wheel

Children have brought home paper bags to fill and return to be part of the Mystery Bag Prize Wheel. Click for full instructions . We ask for filled bags to be returned by May 24.

Cake walk donations

Please bring in cakes, cupcakes and other baked goods to the school on the morning of May 31. Do remember everything should be nut-free.

Volunteering
Thanks for all of those that have volunteered so far to help run the activities. See more details from your class rep and secure your volunteer time slot through SignUpGenius –https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e45a5aa22abf94-volunteer

With thanks,

SpringFEST committee


Staff Appreciation Lunch – June 11

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Our parent community recognizes the teachers and staff each year with a staff appreciation lunch in the school gym in June. All food and gifts are donated by parents from all grades. The PAC needs your help to make this a meaningful “thank you” event.

LEND A HAND and SIGN UP HERE:  

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1heM0IOhR3zaMp7VPMavhpijPOEZRNepl5w-q3DsC9ow/edit

We need your support with contributions:

  • Food – Bring appetizer/salad, main dishes or dessert 
  • Gifts – Small gifts for the all 55 staff members
  • Time – An hour to help with playground supervision, room set up and clean up

Lunch coordinators needed:  GRADE ONE classes are tasked with coordinating the event…with lots of help from the PAC Executive.  Please email christy_gold@hotmail.com if your child is in Grade 1 and you can help out with this event.

Staff Gifts: Contribute a gift or money towards a gift. Suggested items: 1) a bottle of wine, 2) a gift card of a modest amount or 3) a monetary donation for the PAC to purchase gifts.

Cash and gift cards: put them in an envelope clearly marked ‘Staff Appreciation Lunch Donations’ and drop your envelope in the PAC mailbox under the stairs.
Wine bottles: Please bring the wine bottles, with a note saying ‘for SAL’, to the office.

Donations accepted until Friday, June 7th. If you have a gift that’s not wine and doesn’t fit in the mailbox, please contact Christy Gold at the email address above.


Learning Disabilities Society – Summer Program Offered

Here is some information shared with the PAC for a summer program which is now being offered on the North Shore by the Learning Disabilities Society. IMG_6826

 

 

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Spirit Wear Store will REOPEN this weekend! 

Ross Road Families!!

In case you missed the deadline, our online Spirit Wear store has REOPENED FOR THIS WEEKEND ONLY! You still have time to place orders to be picked up at SpringFEST! (Store closes at midnight Monday.)

https://www.getbold.com/stores/rossroad

T-shirts $23
Hoodies $36
Trucker hats $28

Show your colours and support for our amazing school community! (A portion of each sale goes to our PAC.)


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Bike to School Week – May 27 – 31 

With beautiful Spring weather it’s time to get your bikes out and start biking to school! 

Bike to school week this year is May 27th through the 31st.  Bike trips to school will be recorded in each classroom and the primary & intermediate class with the most trips will be awarded a class GOLF LESSON!!!  

On Monday Morning May 27th, bike to school early at 8am and participate in our opening Bike Rodeo and biking games.  Lynn Valley Bikes will be there for free tune-up, Wade Simmons will be demo’ing jumps, and Escape will have ramps & ladders set up!  

Monday & Tuesday – Kindergarden students through grade 5 will attend biking sessions on the field with Escape Adventures.  **Parents – in order for ALL students to participate in this activity, we will be asking anyone who can loan their bike throughout the day to another student to see ESCAPE adventures in the morning to have a ribbon tied on your bike.  ESCAPE will store these bikes on the field and keep watch over them during the day and fit any students who don’t have a bike to them so everyone can participate!!!  

Velodrome Field Trips – All grade 6 & 7’s will participate in a field trip to the Burnaby Velodrome – field trip information has already been sent home from your students teacher, don’t forget to fill out the online waiver to participate in this event.  

Wrap up the week by biking with your family to SPRINGfest!  Prizes from bike to school week will be announced and handed out at SpringFEST. 

If you live far from the school, consider driving part way and biking the rest!  And TEACHERS…  your trips count!  Any ties this year will be decided by teacher trips.  

Any questions or to volunteer please contact Jackie_Hicks@hotmail.com


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Staff Appreciation Lunch

The annual Staff Appreciation Lunch is coming up Tuesday, June 11. This year, the GRADE ONE classes are tasked with coordinating the event…with lots of help from the PAC Executive.  

Please email christy_gold@hotmail.com if your child is in Grade 1 and you can help out with the planning and coordination of this event.  

As parents, we recognize how hard teachers and other staff work every day so the PAC would like to treat them to a buffet lunch in the gym. This event has been a long-standing Ross Road tradition and we’d like to keep it going. The appreciation lunch takes place in the school gym over lunch hour; all food and gifts are donated by parents from all grades. Approximately 50 people are invited, including all teachers, aides, administration and support staff. The PAC has a modest budget that will be used toward some items, but we really need your help to make this a meaningful “thank you” event. 

How you can help 

We are working on sign-up sheets for the following:  

Food:  Bring appetizer/salad, main dishes and dessert  

Due to some allergies and dietary concerns, please label your food dish with “gluten free,” “vegetarian” if applicable, and provide a list of all ingredients in your food contribution. Information will be provided closer to the date about drop off instructions, etc. so please include your email address when signing up.  

Gifts: Contribute a gift or money towards a gift 

We would like to give all the staff a small gift of a giftcard or a bottle of wine, but we need your help. Please consider donating either 1) a bottle of wine, 2) a gift card of a modest amount or 3) a monetary donation for the PAC to purchase gifts.  

Please put all cash or gift cards in envelopes in the PAC mailbox under the stairs. Clearly mark ‘Staff Appreciation Lunch Donations’ on the envelopes. Please bring the wine bottles (with a note saying ‘for SAL’) to the office as they are not allowed in the hallway. Donations accepted until Friday, June 7th. If you have a gift that’s not wine and doesn’t fit in the mailbox, please contact Christy Gold at the email address below. 

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You can also help out with event set up, lunch hour playground supervision, or event clean-up. 

Questions: Please contact Christy at  christy_gold@hotmail.com


PrintSringFEST 2019

There are many ways that we need your support to make this year’s SpringFEST fundraising event a great success. 

Mystery Bag Prize Wheel 

Look out for your children bringing home paper bags to fill and return to be part of the Mystery Bag Prize Wheel. Click for full intructions . We ask for filled bags to be returned by May 24. 

Pizza at SpringFEST – order through Munch-a-Lunch 

Want to feed the family at SpringFEST? We’ve teamed up with Fresh Slice to provide fresh pizza – order by the slice or a whole pizza. Order before May 28 through munchalunch.com under the “Fundraising Open” tab. Pre-ordering ensures you get the pizzas you want (pick-up between 5-6pm) and receive better value than buying on the evening. Please place your orders under one child’s name if possible. 

Pre-purchase SpringFEST activity tickets 

Avoid the lines and pre-purchase the event’s activity tickets through munchalunch.com. All activities, food and drink are paid for by tickets on the evening. Purchase 20 tickets at a time and pick up before or after school on May 30/31. 

Cake walk donations 

Get your bake on – please bring in cakes, cupcakes and other baked goods to the school on the morning of May 31. Do remember everything should be nut-free. 

Volunteering
Thanks for all of those that have volunteered so far to help run the activities. See more details from your class rep and secure your volunteer time slot through SignUpGenius.

Bike with your family to SpringFEST! Prizes from bike to school week will be announced and handed out at SpringFEST. 

With thanks, 

SpringFEST committee 

 

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KM Club News 

With another shortened week due to the Pro-D day, we are now well over half-way through KM Club, and the weather has been great.   

Last week we had a turnout of 165 runners, of which 48 were intermediates.  In total, they ran 922km, bringing the total to 6109km.   

The Intermediate prizes were won by Zanti in F10 & Cole in F03.  Mme. Marafon/Bulsara’s F10 class again had both the most participants this week (15) and ran the furthest (99km).  They can’t be stopped! 

We have just two more weeks to go now and only 5 runs left: Mon, Wed, Fri, then the following Wed, Fri.  The final run is May 24th.


Last Call for Ross Road Spirit Wear! 

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Our online store is open for ONE LAST DAY, TODAY May 13th.   

Sample sizes are in the school foyer, giving you an idea of sizing and colours.   

Your PRE-ORDERED items will be available to pick up at SpringFEST on May 31st!! 

Kids and Adult Ts $23 

Kids Hoodies $36 

Adult Hoodies $28 

Trucker Hat $28 

(A portion of sales goes to our Ross Road PAC!)

Order your Spirit Wear today and show your Ross Road colours! 

https://www.getbold.com/stores/rossroad/ 

Questions?  Please contact Beck: beckwilliams01@gmail.com


PAC Roles Available for 2019/2020 School Year 

We have a fantastic team of dedicated staff and teachers, and strong parent involvement makes our school even better. We invite you to join our school PAC and get involved.  

We have a few roles opening up for the 2019/2020 school year: 

PAC Treasurer 

Class Rep Coordinator 

Family Photo coordinator  

Member at Large

Contact us  rossroadpac@gmail.com to learn more. Come to our AGM on May 29th and get to know your PAC.


SpringFEST PrintThe Ross Road SpringFEST  is a fun-filled family event. The festivities will take place at Ross Road on Friday, May 31, 5:00 – 8:00  pm.

Volunteers Still Needed!
 

We need your support to help run all the activities. It’s a great way to get involved, have fun and build community spirit.
 

Sign Up Now To Secure A Time Slot
1. Open the SignUpGenius link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e45a5aa22abf94-volunteer and look for your teacher/division
2. Sign your name for one (or more) of the slots
 

See you at SpringFEST 

 

PAC Update

KM Club Week Update 

With another shorter running week due to Easter last week, and some fine weather, we had a great turnout of 181 runners, of which only 47 were intermediates.  In total, they ran 1,074km, bringing the total to 3,777km.   

The Intermediate prizes were won by Sadie in F03 & Elliot in F06.   

Mme. Aiello’s F12 class had both the most participants this week (17) and ran the furthest (109km).  This week will be a full week, with runs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

There were two important volunteers we missed in our last communication: Gillian Henderson & Lauren Watson. Thank you! Wappreciate all you do in helping make KM club happen. 

We would love to see more intermediate students come out to KM Club.  Come meet your friends on the track.


Ross Road Spirit Wear 

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Have you ordered your Ross Road Spirit WearWe have new Ross Road T-shirts, hoodies and hats in red or grey featuring our school logo 

Our online store is open now until May 13

Order here: https://www.getbold.com/stores/rossroad/. Sample sizes will be available in the foyer starting next week for anyone wanting a closer look.

Pick up your spirit wear at SpringFEST at the school on May 31. A portion of sales from each item will go to our Ross Road PAC. Show your support for our AMAZING school and community!! 

Questions? Please contact Beck Williams at beckwilliams01@gmail.com


Ross Road Bike To School Week : May 27th – 31st 

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With beautiful Spring weather it’s time to get your bikes out and start biking to school!  Bike to school week this year is May 27th through the 31st.  Bike trips to school will be recorded in each classroom and the primary & intermediate class with the most trips will be awarded a class GOLF LESSON!!! 

Monday Morning – May 27th – bike to school early and participate in our kick off event.  There will be biking games & ramps, and bike tune-up offered from Lynn Valley Bikes. 

Monday & Tuesday – Kindergarden students through grade 5 will attend biking sessions on the field with Escape Adventures.  **Parents – in order for ALL students to participate in this activity, we will be asking anyone who can loan their bike throughout the day to another student to see ESCAPE adventures in the morning to have a ribbon tied on your bike.  ESCAPE will store these bikes on the field and keep watch over them during the day and fit any students who don’t have a bike to them so everyone can participate!!! 

Velodrome Field Trips – All grade 6 & 7’s will participate in a field trip to the Burnaby Velodrome – look for field trip information sent home from your students teacher. 

Wrap up the week by biking with your family to SPRINGfest!  Prizes will be awarded here. 

If you live far from the school, consider driving part way and biking the rest!  And TEACHERS…  your trips count!  Any ties this year will be decided by teacher trips. 

Any questions or to volunteer please contact Jackie_Hicks@hotmail.com


Upcoming event from Argyle Music Association

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PAC Newsletter

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Hope everyone had a Happy Easter Weekend.  

Kilometre Club is On Going

The Ross Road Kilometre Club, sponsored by the PAC, is one of the school’s largest annual events, attracting 250-300 runners every year. Participation is voluntary. All students, parents, little siblings, grandparents, caregivers and teachers are invited to participate.   

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning in the spring participants run around the field, collect achievement ribbons weekly, and top student runners are awarded medals in June.  The Kilometre Club runs for 5 to 7 weeks in April and May – rain or shine!  

How it works 

8:05am Warm-up on the school field 

8:10am Run starts around the track on the school field  

8:40am Run ends and students document their completed laps with parent volunteers 

Runners receive a popsicle stick after each lap. A plain stick is collected for the first two laps. Upon completion of the third lap, runners trade their two plain sticks in for a coloured stick. Each coloured stick = 1 kilometre of running. 

Younger siblings are welcome to collect popsicle sticks and their weekly stats may be tracked at the bottom of their older sibling’s classroom sheet. They can also receive ribbons via their older siblings. Parent volunteers are needed to hand out popsicle sticks to runners and document number of laps following the run. New volunteers are always welcome.  

Music Fridays: On Friday mornings we have music playing for the runners to add to the fun.  

KM Club Week 2 Update:

With a shorter running week due to Easter, and some wetter mornings, we still had a great turnout of 182 runners, of which 53 were intermediate students.   

In total, they ran 967km, bringing the total distance run to 2671km.  The Intermediate prizes were won by Arabelle in E04 & Liam in F03.  Mme. Marafon/Bulsara’s F10 class had the most participants last week (15) and the F09 class ran the furthest (85km).   

If you haven’t come and run yet, we encourage you to give it a try. There will be two runs this week on Wednesday & Friday.  

Thank you, 

Dominic Brecher, Kilometre Club Coordinator (Parent volunteer)


An LGBTQ Awareness event for North Vancouver Parents 

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SpringFEST 2019 

This year’s family fun event is freshly named ‘SpringFEST’ and takes place on the evening of Friday, May 31 – more details will follow on how you can help.  

In the meantime, mark it on your calendars and invite your friends and neighbours! It’s a great evening of carnival games and fun. This year we are bringing back many of the popular annual games and activities and adding some new attractions as well.  

If you have any immediate questions, contact Adrian Tate, adrian_tate@hotmail.com


Spring Movie Night 

Thank you to our families who came to the spring movie night on April 12 for our showing of Peter Rabbit. With actor James Corden playing Peter Rabbit, there was a lot of laughter in the gym, and the show was enjoyed by kids and parents alike. 

Donations and concession sales from the event raised just over $1,200 for the PAC – enough to cover the costs of KM Club 2019 and contribute to our fund for a new set of laptops for the school. 


Upcoming Events 

May 29 – AGM PAC Meeting 

MAY 31 – SpringFEST 

TBA – Ice Cream Social


Volunteer Kudos

volunteerThank you to our Kilometre Club parent volunteers and teacher leaders who make Kilometre Club happen. Special mention goes to our parents Dominic Brecher, Doug Brown and Jacquie Trudeau for jumping in and supporting KM Club; and our teachers Ms. Cristina Piccone and Mrs. Joulia May for again serving as our teacher sponsors, and to our music teacher Mrs. Suzanne Morgan for helping to bring Music Fridays to our runners.  

Welcome Back

Welcome back Ross Road Families!

We hope you all enjoyed Spring Break. Here are a few things coming up at our school over the next few weeks:

Movie Night is on April 12th.

We invite you to wear your PJ’s and bring your blankets and lawn chairs to join us for a family movie night. There will be a food truck on-site from 5:30pm and the movie will begin at 6pm. There will also be a popcorn and candy concession. Entrance is by donation to the Ross Road school PAC.

This is a parent supervised event.

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Kilometre Club

Kilometre Club starts up on April 8th and runs until May 22nd.

If you would like your child to participate please remember to submit your participation waiver to the school.

Pick up a waiver at the school or request an electronic copy from the school office.


Reminder: Emergency Kit sales are still open until April 2nd

EM-PREPARE-Ready

Jocelyn Hewson from North Shore Emergency Services attended our last PAC general meeting and gave a very informative presentation on emergency preparedness for families. One way families can be prepared is to have an emergency kit, so we have re-opened our online fundraiser where you can purchase ready to go emergency preparedness kits.

Ross Road PAC has partnered with BC Quake to offer a discount off their regular retail priced safety and survival kits. And from our purchases, BC Quake will donate back to our PAC $20 from the sale of every earthquake kit and $10 from the sale of every vehicle kit.

http://www.bcquake.ca/group-rossroad/
password: rossroad

Ordering is now open and will continue until April 2nd. 

Orders will be delivered April 9th.


Reminder: Registration for Spring After School Programs is still open.

Class details and registration links are here