Butterfly Garden

École Macaulay Elementary School with HAT will be creating a spectacular and unique garden for butterflies with a variety of native plant species including beautiful flowering Camaslily. Our aim for this garden is to create a wildflower habitat garden for students, teachers, and neighbours to learn about stewardship of our local flora and fauna while providing food and shelter for our pollinators. 

With the help of all students and parent volunteers, our goal is to plant 300+ wildflowers that will return every year. We welcome your involvement as a parent leader to assist with planting these flowers in the garden, and preparing the site. If you are interested in volunteering please email macaulaypac@gmail.com.

Thank you to the classes who helped on Monday spreading mulch and preparing the soil for planting.

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Halloween Spooktacular

Last night Macaulay hosted a Halloween family movie night. It was a full house. Thank you to all the familes, Esquimalt High student and Macaulay staff for attending and making this PAC event a success. 

A big thank you to Country Grocer for the cookie donation, and to the parents who donated rice crispies. 

Finally thank you to the Grade 3 French students for the decorations and the Grade 5 students for their help setting up the gym.

Victoria Royals Hockey

Once again, the Macaulay PAC has been given a date to run the 50/50 draw at a Victoria Royals game, which is a great fundraising opportunity for us. In exchange for this, our commitment to the Royals is to sell tickets to three of their games. The dates are:

 Friday, December 8 at 7:05 pm, versus the Kootenay Ice

 Thursday, December 28 at 7:05 pm, versus the Prince George Cougars (Macaulay’s 50/50 Night)

 Saturday, February 24 at 7:05 pm, versus the Portland Winterhawks (Pink in the Rink, in support of BC Cancer Foundation)

 

If you haven’t received the order form yet, you are able to print one from here. Tickets are $13.50 each and can be sold to anyone – family, friends, co-workers. The games are a lot of fun to watch and they make great Christmas presents. Please spread the word, as any tickets we do not sell come out of our 50/50 profits.

We are also offering an incentive prize for early orders — every family who gets their ticket orders in by November 30th will be entered to win a draw to receive either two additional free tickets, or have the cost of two tickets reimbursed (your choice).
Thank you for your support, and let us know if you have any questions macaulaypac@gmail.com.

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)

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