McKinney Parent Advisory Council Newsletter
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McKinney Parent Advisory Council Newsletter 20 0 9- 20 1 0 Is su e 1 UPDATE FROM THE McKINNEY PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL (PAC) MEETING Dear McKinney Families, Welcome back to School, we hope you all had a lovely summer. We held th our first Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting on September 17 . The meeting was well-attended and focused on planning for the year ahead. This year, Richmond schools expect significant budget cuts and the PAC’s help will be required more than ever. To ensure we can continue supporting our children, the PAC Fundraising Committee is considering the following activities this year: Come and join us at the next PAC meetings: • November - Family Photo Fundraiser • November -December - Cookie Dough Fundraiser • Oct 15, 2009 • December - Santa Breakfast • Nov 19, 2009 • Spring 2010 – QSP Magazine Fundraiser and Art Knapps • Jan 21, 2010 • Feb 18, 2010 • Mar 18, 2010 Next month’s meeting (Thu, Oct 15/2009) will • Apr 15, 2010 include preparing a PAC budget and electing • May 20, 2010 members to the School Planning Council. This is a very important meeting and we encourage All meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. in you to attend and participate in discussion of the Staffroom these critical issues. Visit our PAC website http://www2.sd38.bc.ca/McKinney-Web/pac All parents and guardians of children at McKinney are automatically members of the school PAC and are entitled to attend and vote at PAC Contact us if you need more meetings. The PAC represents the collective view of all McKinney parents. information Alice Lawless, PAC Chairperson We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting, firstname.lastname@example.org Sincerely, The McKinney PAC. REMINDER: Just a reminder that the QSP Magazine Fundraising Campaign is ongoing so please renew your magazine subscriptions with QSP online. McKinney receives approx. 30% of the subscription costs and QSP prices are 50 to 70% off the retail price. Thank you so much for your past support. Please go to the following website for more information or contact Tammy Ross at 604-207-6930: www.qsp.ca McKinney Group ID: 2751 Page 2 of 2 McKinney PAC Newsletter UPCOMING EVENTS: Family Photo Night Is Back! On Monday, November 2, 2009 between Cookie Dough, Pies, Pizza and Dessert Fundraiser 5:00pm to 9:00pm, MjM Studios will be bringing their portable studio to our school to take Mark your calendar for this very popular fundraiser. The order forms professional portraits at a bargain price. will be coming home with your children on November 6. The delivery date for the orders will be on Wednesday, December 2. For a sitting fee of $20.00, you can participate in this fundraiser and receive a free 8x10 just for We will be looking for volunteers for 1-2 hours to help with the the cost of the sitting fee. delivery of the orders on December 2, 2009 between 1-4pm. Please contact Tammy Ross at 604-207-6930 if you are able to assist. THANK YOU: A big McKinney “thank you” to all the PAC parents who helped make the “Meet the School” BBQ a big success. You all helped McKinney S.O.A.R. VACANT PAC POSITIONS: Volunteer Coordinator Snack Day Coordinator Snack Purchaser for PAC Meetings and Childminding Notice Board Decorator Traffic Safety Coordinator Richmond Association for Montessori (RAM) Meeting The next RAM meeting will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2009 at Manoah Steves Elementary at 7 pm. All Montessori parents and caregivers are welcome and there will be childminding. Montessori families, please check your children's backpacks for our new 2009/2010 Membership Kit. The kit includes our Newsletter which will provide you with important information for the year. Also, families returning their membership forms by October 7th are eligible for our draw for movie passes for a family of 4!