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A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF THE Vic West PAC 2013-2014 Ongoing Responsibilities: • • • • • • • • • •

Monthly General and Executive PAC meetings PAC rep attendance at monthly VCPAC meetings Twice yearly Family Movie Nights Parent Education events Return-It juice box recycling Payment of Can Lit book orders (approx $1000/year) Payment of annual Seaquarium cost ($750/year) Mabel’s Labels Fundraiser Thrifty’s Smile cards fundraiser Rain Garden Maintenance and Improvement


September • Input into School Growth Plan • Financial Support to each classroom- $350/year • Restitution lyric board purchased- installed in gymnasium October • Organization of Vic West involvement in Thrifty Foods Kids Run (1.5 km)school promotion in the community, health and fun! • Support of Scholastic Book Fair • Financial support of Halloween event and solicitation of donations of pumpkins for students • Updating of earthquake kits/kiosk • Parent Education Night: Overview of Restitution • Chess Club initiation- parent and grandparent volunteers • Attendance/involvement with Building Resilient Neighborhoods program November • Family movie night • Participation in School Planning Council • Attendance at VCPAC Congress December • Holiday Gift Sale for all students and families • Collection of donations of food & money for the Mustard Seed Food Bank www.vicwestpac.com

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February • Family movie night • Coffee and information table at Kindergarten Registration • Creation of breakfast program proposal for administration/staff • Attendance at Vancouver Island Parent Conference- three PAC members • Snacks and information at Ready Set Learn March • Raffle sales begin (Kate Musgrave- local artist- donation of a handmade quilt, $50 for Vic West Comm Centre and $50 for Spiral Cafe) • Participation in Vic West Resilience Resource Table for Building Resilient Neighborhoods • With Principal Dick, established relationship with the Optimist Club • Purchase of earthquake supplies April • Wi-Fi survey of parents initiated • Nomination of Nicole Stead for Parent Choice Award and Jana Dick for School Partnership Award- VCPAC Awards • Meeting with City Councilor Lisa Helps re: Playground Rejuvenation • Parent Education Night: “Self Regulation” • Growing Chefs program- initiated and supported by PAC member • Monk’s School Supply Order fundraiser • Mabel’s Label’s fundraiser (online) • Support of Scholastic Book Fair • Extra prizes secured for June raffle May • • • • • •

Labyrinth painted outside on area behind kindergarten classrooms Procured 35 Finger Labyrinths (from Bill Godden) Attendance at Vic West Fest: “Chess at the Fest” Dianna Bonder author visit- paid for by PAC funds Mural painting by Misha Smart- school wide involvement- organized and provided parent support for the artist in working with the students Participation in “Welcome to Kindergarten”

June • Seaquaria Day for all classes- paid for by PAC funds • Annual events: June Fun Fair and Staff Appreciation Lunch may be postponed due to strike action

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” ~Voltaire We appreciate everyone who contributed their time, energy and passion to the PAC this year! Thank you! www.vicwestpac.com

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