Once again, the PAC will have an activity station for Fun Day on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 26th.  And once again, the PAC is seeking parents to help make it happen.  

We need about 10-12 parents to help oversee: 

– the sidewalk art with beautiful glittery paint and wet chalk. 

– the target practice with helium balloons and super soakers. 

– the water relay race.

– handing out snacks/treats. 

– the bubble machines and bubble wands involving….  bubbles, of course!

The kids really enjoy this high energy annual outdoor event where they have the freedom to visit any of the multitudinous activity stations.  And this year, the Macaulay PAC is pleased to add something new:  ice cold freezies for everyone!

If you can help out and in any way, please, email  yonibremner.pac@gmail.com.

Introducing the 2019/2020 PAC Executive

PAC Overview 
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) are parents supporting education and community at Macaulay. All parents, caregivers and guardians are welcome to get involved!

Meetings
PAC Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the school’s library. Childminding is provided. Meetings run from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

 Mission
The PAC’s mission is to support, encourage and improve the quality of education through the provision of volunteer services, financial support and organized activities that will enhance and enrich the academic, physical, and social development of our children.

Description
The PAC envisions a school environment, based on constructive parent/teacher collaboration, that provides the highest standard of education, instills pride, values our students’ unique gifts, and recognizes their achievements. The purposes of the society are:

  • To provide a forum to advise the principal and staff on parents’ views on any matter relating to the school – programs, policies, plans, and activities.
  • To promote parent interest and involvement in school activities and student’s education.
  • To develop collaborative decision-making processes with the school’s administration and staff on matters pertaining to the PAC.
  • To build strong communication links between parents and staff.
  • To inform parents on school issues and promote ongoing parent education.
  • To represent the views of parents in an effective and positive manner.
  • To assist parents in accessing the most from the education system and provide information on processes available to parents and children.
  • On request, to assist the School Planning Council in carrying out its function in accordance with the School Act.

2019/20 Macaulay PAC Executive

  • President: Steph Hazlitt
  • Vice President: Sarah Patterson
  • Past President: Josh Hylden
  • Secretary: Kirsten Lee-Straub
  • Treasurer: Janaya Honka (until Sept 2019)
  • Fundraising Coordinator: Vacant
  • VCPAC Representative: Amanda Broad
  • Members at Large: Yoni Bremner, Mirella Colangrande, Derek Rains & Nadine Sterzenbach
  • Arts & Culture Committee Chair: Laurie Freeman
  • Emergency Preparedness Lead: Kirsten Andersen
  • Hot Lunches Lead: Kirsten Andersen
  • Greening Committee Lead: Vacant
  • Social Media Coordinator: Jessica Hodge

 

  • How to reach the PAC:

E-mail us: macaulaypac@gmail.com
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

Growing with Greening

The Greening Committee has been working with Shereen from the Lifecycles to learn about growing food. There were 3 workshops today and 3 more workshops happening tomorrow. If your kids came home covered in more dirt than usual this is why.

 

Walk-A-Thon 2019

Get those walking shoes ready because the Walk-A-Thon is just around the corner. This year the walk will be on Friday May 3rd, 2019, and for each pledge goal hit, you will receive PRIZES!    

The WAT is an important fundraiser for the school, students and the PAC. It is how the PAC is able to support the school so that wonderful shows, science and art workshops, field trips and clubs can happen for you throughout the year!

Just a few reminders when collecting those pledges:

  • Collect cash or cheques (NO POST DATED CHEQUES) and keep them safely in your envelope.
  • When collecting pledges remember safety first! Go out in groups with your friends or a parent/adult. Be aware of your surroundings and do not go into people’s houses if you do not know or trust them.
  • Every dollar counts towards your goal!
  • Remember to always say THANK YOU to your pledgers.
  • Most important, have FUN!

 

Prizes, Prizes and More Prizes: This year’s incentive prizes are listed below.

 

Pledges Collected Incentive Prizes Awarded
$50 WAT t-shirt
$100 WAT t-shirt , $10 Market Bucks to the Esquimalt Farmers’ Market
$150 WAT t-shirt , $10 Market Bucks to the Esquimalt Farmers’ Market, Drop in pass to the Esquimalt Rec Centre
$250 WAT t-shirt , $10 Market Bucks to the Esquimalt Farmers’ Market, Drop in pass to the Esquimalt Rec Centre, Macaulay hoodie

 

For every $10 dollars you raise you will be entered into a draw for one of two new bikes from Marty’s Mountain Cycle! One draw for student in K-2 Grades, and one draw for students in 3-5 Grades.

In addition, the classroom that has the highest participation and the classroom that raises the most money will receive a Class Lunch from your Macaulay PAC!

Thank you and have fun!

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Victoria Royals Hockey 2019

Once again, the Macaulay PAC has been given a date to run the 50/50 draw at a Victoria Royals game. This is a great fundraiser for the PAC as it typically brings in between $3,000 and $5,000 in one evening. In exchange for this, our commitment to the Royals is to sell tickets to two of their games. The dates are:

 Friday, March 22 at 7:05 pm (Macaulay’s 50/50 Night)

Saturday, March 23 at 7:05 pm

If you haven’t received the order form yet, you are able to print one from here. Tickets are $15.00 each and can be sold to anyone – family, friends, co-workers. Pick one game or both, the games are a lot of fun to watch. Please spread the word, as any tickets we do not sell come out of our 50/50 profits.

Thank you for your support, and let us know if you have any questions at macaulaypac@gmail.com.

Halloween Spooktacular Movie Night

You are invited!

Spooktacular Poster 2018

 

Volunteers are needed for the PAC’s Halloween Spooktacular Family Movie Night on FridayOctober 26th.
Please, email the event organizer yonibremner.pac@gmail.com if you can help with:
– making rice crispy squares and delivering them to the school before 3pm
– setting up the gymnasium at 3pm (children welcome)
– preparing concession food at 3pm (children welcome)
– selling food tickets 5:15-6pm & 7-7:15pm
– working the concession 5:15-6pm & 7-7:15pm
– helping with the costume parade 7-7:15pm
Also!….
The PAC is happy to be holding its first Costume Swap during the Family Movie Night.  Please, drop off your donations of lightly used children’s costumes to the office before FridayOctober 26th.   After the event, any remaining costumes will be donated to the 1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Center  http://singleparentvictoria.ca/inkind-donations/
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Thank-you for being such a supportive community for our children!

Walk & Wheel Week 2018

walk wheel2.jpgOur school is participating in the 2018 Walk & Wheel to School Week

We will be celebrating active travel all week! October 1 – 5, 2018.

Students who walk or wheel (bus, bike, scoot or skate) all or part way to/from school, will get a sticker to put on our school trip tracking poster. Come by the front entrance (or in the foyer if it’s raining) to add your sticker.

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!

Here are some ways you can get involved:

  • Participate in a walking school bus or bike train
  • If driving, ‘Drive to Five’- we recommend parking at the Archie Browning Centre and walking the 5 minutes to school
  • Are you social media savvy? Help us promote walking and wheeling: #CRDWalkWheel. Last year Macaulay won a prize for the most social media coverage!

For more information about the campaign visit www.crdwalkwheel.ca

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