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Cross Country – Week 1 & 2

If I am going to run cross country, I am going to start with a small country.

The grade 3-5 children of Macaulay have now competed in two Cross Country meets. The first week was at Lambrick Park and the second week was at Ogden Point, thankfully neither is actually a country. Everyone ran a great race with hundreds of kids competing from various schools in Victoria.

Thank you to Mrs.Karpes and Mr.Morisson for coaching and thank you to all of parents who have been driving kids to the meets. We have had a strong Macaulay presence at both events. Three cheers for the runners who are giving it all they have.

Here are some pictures of the Macaulay cross country participants from both races.

 

Fundraiser – Save Around Coupon Books

For the families new to Macaulay, we have one major fundraiser a year which has historically been the Walk-A-Thon. In addition, we have a few smaller fundraisers through out the year such as family movie nights at the school, the sale of tickets for a Royals hockey game, Monk school supply rebate and the sale of Save Around Victoria coupon books.

As a fundraising initiative for our school the PAC is endorsing the ‘Save Around Victoria’ coupon book. Books are $25 each and the coupons are good from now until December 2018.

Check out what is inside this year’s book by clicking here!

Please fill out and return this form to your child’s teacher. We will send the coupon book(s) home with your child when the order is complete (cash, or cheques made to MACAULAY PAC).

 

Walk & Wheel Week

Our school is participating in the very first Walk & Wheel to School Week from October 2-6.

We will be celebrating active travel all week!

Students who walk or wheel (bus, bike, scoot or skate) all or part way to/from school, can put a sticker or a stamp on our school tracking poster which will be located at the front entrance or in the foyer (weather dependent). At the end of the week, we will send a picture of our poster to the Capital Regional District (CRD) to show off our active travelling and a chance to win prizes.

If you are driving, ‘Drive to 5’ – look for a convenient parking location with a safe 5 minute walking route to the school (For example: Archie Browning Parking Lot).

For more information about the campaign visit Active Transportation.

As part of Walk & Wheel Week, the PAC Executive would once again like to encourage families to register their bikes with the Vic PD bike registry program.  Forms can be downloaded from the Vic PD website, picked up from the school office or they will available at the Walk & Wheel Week’s poster board at the front entrance of the school. Completed forms can be returned to the school office by Friday, October 15th. Or parents may choose to hand them in at the Esquimalt Public Safety Building at 500 Park Pl or the Victoria Police Department at 850 Caledonia Avenue.  

Exciting News – What’s for Lunch

Macaulay PAC is transitioning to online ordering for families to purchase PAC sponsored lunches and events. We will be using a program that has been very successful with many other schools called Hot Lunches. Our first PAC lunches are schedules as follows:

October 13th, Subway sandwiches

November 10th, Panago pizza

December 1st, Subway sandwiches

You can choose to order one lunch at a time, or you can order all three of the scheduled lunches at once!!   Online ordering begins on September 25th.

Here’s how to get started…

  • Go to http://macaulay.hotlunches.net
  • Click on “Click Here to Register”
  • Enter Access Code MHL
  • Complete the rest of the registration form. (Including your email address to ensure you will receive reminder emails)
  • Click the “Register Now” button at the bottom right
  • Follow the instructions to add each child in your family who attends Ecole Macaulay Elementary School
  • Once your child(ren) are registered, click on “Orders”
  • Proceed to order hot lunch for your child(ren)

PayPal:

You can either pay with a credit card as a PayPal guest (Visa, Mastercard or Amex), or set up your own PayPal account.

**Please Note:  Should you experience any issues with your PayPal account, you must contact PayPal directly to solve the issue.

If online ordering does not work for your family, paper forms will also be available in the office in the weeks leading up to each event.  For paper forms, payment can be made with exact cash or cheque payable to Macaulay PAC.

Both paper and online order deadlines will be due one week before the scheduled lunch.

We are excited to try out this new system!  Please contact macaulaypac@gmail.com with any questions.

Welcome Back Picnic & Ice Cream Social

Hello Macaulay Families,
Join us for a Welcome Back Picnic and Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 21nd from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
  • 5:30-6:00 pm – Meet your child’s teacher and see their classroom
  • 6:00-7:00 pm – Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket
o   PAC will be serving free ice cream and cookies for dessert! Donations welcome.
o   Grade 5 Fundraiser will be selling lemonade and iced tea to raise funds for their year-end event.

 

Are you able to volunteer to help out with this event and make it a success? Please email macaulaypac@gmail.com or tjschur@shaw.caVolunteers needed for the following:

  • 2:30-4:30 – 4-5 people needed to scoop ice cream before the event
  • 4:30-5:30 – 3-4 people to help set up for the event. (Kids welcome)
  • 7:00-7:30 – Clean up (Kids welcome)

PAC Meeting – September 14

Our first PAC meeting of this school year is September 14 at 6:30 pm in the school library.

We will be voting on the budget for the 2017/2018 school year at the meeting on Thursday September 14, 2017. We invite all parents and guardians to attend. To access the budget click Macaulay PAC Budget 2017_2018. The plan this year is not to go through the budget line by line as we have in the past but rather invite questions based on reviewing the budget in advance. Should you have any questions about the budget please email macaulaypac@gmail.com.

Free child-minding is available. We will be providing budget and committee updates, and discussing upcoming events. All parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.

We are also looking for volunteers/nominees for two PAC positions. If you are interested in the Secretary or Arts &Culture committee lead positions, or are interested in getting involved with the PAC in any way we invite you to attend the Sept 14th meeting, or email macaulaypac@gmail.com for more information.

Welcome Back PAC Update

Hello Macaulay community;

Welcome back to another exciting year at Macaulay. We hope that you all had a fun summer and return well rested for another school year. The Macaulay PAC Executive has met a few times over the summer to discuss events for the coming school year.

We have also discussed the budget for the 2017/2018 school year which we will vote to approve/change at the next PAC meeting on Thursday September 14, 2017. We invite all parents and guardians to attend. The budget will be sent out in advance of the meeting for review. The plan this year is not to go through the budget line by line as we have in the past but rather invite questions based on reviewing the budget in advance.

We are also looking for volunteers/nominees for two PAC positions. If you are interested in either position, or are interested in getting involved with the PAC in any way we invite you to attend the Sept 14th meeting, or email macaulaypac@gmail.com for more information.

Secretary – Executive position

  • notify member of meetings
  • record and file meeting minutes – Google Docs
  • keep an accurate copy of the constitution and bylaws
  • prepare and maintain other documentation as requested
  • issue and or receive correspondence on behalf of the PAC
  • ensure safekeeping of all records of the council
  • attend PAC meetings (2nd Thursday of the Month) and attend PAC Executive meetings (1 per month)

 

Arts & Culture Committee Lead

 

We look forward to seeing everyone during the first week of school. Welcome back!

Let’s Get “PAC” to School

It’s hard to believe that the school year isn’t over yet and already we are talking about back to school supply shopping. The PAC has partnered with Monk Office to bring the families of Macaulay an easy way to shop for school supplies while supporting a local company.

Did you know that buying school supplies online through Monk is a fundraising program? Monk provides school supplies at better than retail price and donates 10% of online sales of school supply kits back to Macaulay!

SHOP EARLY TO FUNDRAISE

To make your life easier, we have pre-built kits containing all suggested items on your child’s supply lists.  No need to stress about finding a “½ interlined ½ plain notebook” – if it’s on the list, it’s in the kit! The optional items can also be added.

ORDERING

  1. Visit monk.ca and enter your PAC Code: 2E7BFF on the SHOP page
  2. Select your child’s grade from the drop down (to see what is in the kit click the “View kits contents” button)
  3. Enter the child’s first and last name (name is required to label the kit)
  4. Add optional items, if desired to your cart
  5. During checkout, pay with Visa or MasterCard and choose free school delivery (supplies will be delivered to the student on the first day of school), free in-store pickup, or home delivery

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The deadline for ordering is July 23rd.

School supply lists for the 2017-2018 school year are available here.

 

 

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