Anderson Elementary School

BRINGING TOGETHER THE ANDERSON COMMUNITY

First PAC Meeting

Our first PAC meeting of the 2018 - 2019 school year will be held on Monday, September 17th at 5:30pm in the school library.  Please join us!

So what’s the difference between a PAC Member and a PAC Executive?

PAC Executives are those parents who have chosen to hold an official position within the PAC.  These are volunteer positions with no compensation provided by the school.  Please see below for a short description of each position.

PAC Members can help the PAC throughout the year in fundraising or other initiatives as requested by the PAC Executives, or simply just attend the PAC meetings to find out what’s happening at the school.

PAC Executive Positions

Chairperson – The leader of the PAC who runs the meetings, checks the email account, and ensures that each PAC Executive is doing their job. 

Vice Chair – Secondary leader who steps in when the Chairperson is absent.

Secretary – Records the minutes at each PAC meeting and makes them available to PAC Members.

Treasurer – Keeps track of PAC accounts and submits the BC Gaming Fund Application*.

*    Each year the provincial government provides the PAC with money (currently $20/student) to spend on extracurricular activities for students, like field trips, gym equipment, and computers.  This money is usually referred to as the “gaming grant” and is administered through a separate account.  However, there are some statutory limitations on the use of the gaming grant.  The PAC also fundraises, primarily through Pizza Days, to raise additional money that can be used for curricular (i.e., in class) activities.  Last year PAC also started a chocolate fundraiser to set aside funds for an eventual playground replacement project.

PAC Volunteer Opportunities

The following is a list of some of the parent volunteer opportunities for the 2018 – 2019 school year:

Safe Arrival – Update each classroom’s daily attendance list by checking the voicemail messages left on the student absences phone line.

→  Time commitment:  1 day a week for about 1 hour in the morning

Breakfast Club – Help prepare and serve breakfast in the gym twice a month.

→  Time commitment:  1 or 2 days a month for about 1 or 2 hours

Pizza Day – Help sell pizza, chips, and juice to students twice a month.

→  Time commitment:  1 or 2 days a month for about 1 or 2 hours

Book Fairs – Help sell Scholastic books to students in the school foyer to raise money for the library.

Yearbook – Help create the yearbook, primarily involves taking photos and light proofreading.

Food Cupboard – Check and keep the food cupboard stocked with healthy snacks for the occasional student who forgets his or her lunch.

Published:
Tue, 2018/09/11 - 1:31pm