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Welcome Back Your help is always appreciated...
Pizza Night We had an excellent first meeting of the PAC on September 19th.
On September 15th, The feeling was very positive and I enjoyed meeting some new
over 500 children, people. As with the start of any school year, there are a number
parents and staff of jobs to be done and your help is very much appreciated. Please
e-mail the appropriate contact person and know that the PAC is
enjoyed a wonderful
what you make it. We have a wonderful school and community,
social evening. What a so come on out and be part of it – every little bit helps.
great start to the school year! A huge
thank you goes to Sharon and Stuart Class Reps – Communication is critical to making any system
McKenzie for all their organizational work well. We all, as parents, certainly like to know what is
efforts, the volunteers who helped out going on. Volunteer as your class rep. and help relay school and
and, of course, the student performers class information to keep everyone connected. Please contact
who really made the evening so much Kelsey Hine (firstname.lastname@example.org).
fun. I hear a lot more want to perform
next year, so maybe we’ll have a Callback – This is an integral part of the
“Dragon Idol” at Dorothy Lynas! safety program for the students at Dorothy
Lynas. If a student is absent and no one has
called in to explain it, our callback volunteers
follow up to verify the whereabouts of the child.
Mark your calendars:
We need more people to check attendance in
the mornings and afternoons at the school.
If you can help, even once a month, please
October 11 October 17 contact Lyn Duke (email@example.com).
Internet PAC Fun Food Fridays – Everyone who regularly
Safety meeting makes lunches enjoys a break every now and
Workshop then. With such a large student population, this
is a big challenge to run smoothly and they can
use more help. Please contact Julie Gilbert
October 20 November 21 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Development meeting Magic Lunch Box – This is another hot
Day food lunch option and new to Dorothy Lynas.
Please contact Joicy Szymanski (email@example.com).
Fundraising – With a PAC budget of over $50,000 going to
March 3 May 12 support our school, fundraising plays an important role. Rather
Seycove Spring than run regular sales of items such as chocolates, light bulbs,
Auction Carnival poinsettias and magazine subscriptions where parents are inundated
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Next PAC Meeting
with requests and only a small portion of the money comes to
us, the PAC will focus on direct contributions and a few major
events. Last fall, the inaugural Lord of the Rings campaign is at 7 pm on Tuesday,
generated $8,000 towards the purchase of a new sound system
for the school and a new kiln for the art department! Please October 17th
support this year’s cash drive and contact Jane Larsen
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Allison Ford (email@example.com)
in the School Library.
if you would like to help. Babysitting is available.
Return form below.
Grounds – This team has done a great job of
improving the grounds around the school. Please
keep an eye out for their flyer announcing the
annual fall clean up day. Join teams of parents
and children in this community effort and know
PAC Executive Contact list
that it takes place rain or shine. For more Chair: Ren Speer
information, contact Anthea Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Kelsey Hine
Dragonwear – This reflects real school spirit, so look out email@example.com
for notices arriving shortly with this year’s line-up of clothing.
Please contact Fiona Marshall White (firstname.lastname@example.org) if Treasurer: Linda Castagna
you would like to help. email@example.com
Seycove Auction – This amazing annual event will be
celebrating a 25th anniversary on March 3, 2007. The evening Our PAC website is fabulous and a great
includes a dinner, silent auction, live auction and dance. It source of information – check it out!
incorporates many volunteers and sponsors and involves the
whole community. www.dorothylynas.com
Dorothy Lynas is a huge supporter of the Seycove Auction
and also a great beneficiary. With the monies we received last
year, we are purchasing a brand new portable computer lab.
This state of the art equipment includes 15 laptops and can
be brought right into the classrooms with wireless technology,
helping to take the pressure off our already fully booked
I would like to use the PAC free
The Seycove Auction requires an incredible amount of
babysitting service for the PAC meeting
organization and they can use your help right now. Please
contact either Doug Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dan on October 17th.
Spring Carnival – This was a very Name: ____________________________
successful “feel good spirit event” last year
and is planned for May 12th, 2007. While Number of children: ________________
volunteers will be requested closer to the
date, anyone who would like to help with
the planning should contact Carol Seary Telephone: ________________________
PAC Secretary – The PAC executive is in need of a new Email: ____________________________
secretary. Susan Sieg did a great job last year. The position
requires just a few hours of your time each month and would
be greatly appreciated. Please contact Ren Speer Please return this form to the PAC Box at the
(email@example.com). school office a week before the meeting.