PAC Corner

September Welcome and Upcoming Events
Welcome Back! We hope you had a wonderful summer break and we look forward to another fabulous year with our Brentwood Park community.

Welcome Back Coffee: Parents and caregivers are invited to join us in the Gym on Tuesday, September 5 between 9-10 am for a Starbucks coffee and a chat. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Pizza Party: Parents and students are invited to a Brentwood Pizza Party on Wednesday September 27 from 6:00 – 6:45 pm! Further details will be emailed to you in the upcoming weeks. A short PAC meeting will follow the party from 7:00 – 7:30 pm in the library.

Hello Grade 7 Parents: If you would like to learn about or be involved with this year’s “graduation” celebrations (dance, luncheon, themes /decorations, sleep-over camp, etc.) for your grade 7 student, you are invited to meet Wednesday Sept. 27 @7:30 pm at the school library.  It will be an informal brainstorming meet & greet and hopefully identify parents who would like to form an organizing committee of some sort.

For some of us, it will be our first, and for others it will be old hat. The luncheon, dance, decorations, etc. are organized by parents. Most importantly, parents have to do the fundraising for these activities and this is where the early lead-time is required.  Please consider coming out to share your input.

We look forward to another exciting year at Brentwood!

Sincerely, Margo, Donna, Kamal, Sharron, Connie and Raquel
Brentwood Park PAC Executive


Parent Advisory Council (P.A.C.)

The Parent Advisory Council is made up of a volunteer group of parents of the children in a school. All parents, who have children enrolled in a school, are automatically members of the school’s P.A.C. This group meets once a month and works with the school staff to improve school conditions. The council supports the school philosophy through various committees and projects. All parents are welcome to attend.
(from Welcome to School in Burnaby–a Parent Handbook)

PAC Meetings and Minutes
*Meetings will be held the last Wednesday of the month from 7-8 pm in the school library. Grade 7 babysitters will be available to watch your kids.

September 27, 2017
October 25, 2017
November 29, 2017
January 31, 2018
February 28, 2018
April 25, 2018
May 30, 2018

We would like to welcome our PAC executive.  We look forward to working together in the months to come.  Your time and support is greatly appreciated.

 2017-2018 PAC Executive

PAC Chairperson: Margo Hrennikoff
Treasurers: Kamal Guram and Sharron Wang
Secretary: Connie Leung
DPAC Rep: Donna Rae
Hot Lunch Coordinator: Vernon Loo

Non-Executive Roles:
Earthquake Preparedness Committee: Stig Tollefsen and Jaybe Allanson

Contacts:
There are many ways parents can connect.
Email: brentwoodpac@gmail.com to contact the PAC Executive
District PAC website: burnabydpac.com for district-level conversations, information, advocacy work, and inquiries into the many aspects of education planning, operations and events in Burnaby.


PAC General Meeting: September 2016
Wow! What a turnout for the first general meeting of the school year! Thank you to all the parents who came along to listen, share and inquire about the PAC’s role in your children’s school experience.  This first meeting was only a summary look at how PAC works among parents and the school to support our students. Future meetings will be where deeper discussions on activities, planning and financial decisions will be made.  We encourage you to add your input.  Questions are also welcome.

Future meetings will take place the LAST Wednesday of the month in October, November, February, April and May.


PAC Year in Review 2015-2016

ice-cream-truckDue to generous community support, PAC has been able to help enrich our children’s experiences at school.
PAC initiatives include: Back to School Tea, Hot Lunch, BC Fruit and Veggie Program, Santa Breakfast, Brentwood Spirit Wear, Spring Sock Hip-Hop, Staff Appreciation Luncheon and Grade 7 Celebrations. PAC’s fundraisers include: Hot Lunch, Direct Drive, Gift Baskets and Raffle at the Winter Concert, Pies and Cookies, Gift Cards, Popcorn Sales and the Plant Sale.

fieldtrip

Grade 4/5’s go to the Maritime Museum and explore the beach.

These fundraisers have enabled PAC to offer financial support by providing: $150 to each teacher toward classroom expenses, $300 to each division for fieldtrip school buses, 4 classroom projectors (thus completing the Tech Plan), Buses for Whistler Ski School, each classroom with emergency food and water, presentations by Dufflebag Theatre and Saleema Noon, support for Traffic Safety Program, Grade 7 Dance and Luncheon and new intermural pinnies.  All of our children benefit from these initiatives and they could not take place without generous volunteers and supporters.
Thank-you!

 

Archived Minutes 2016-2017

September 28, 2016
October 26, 2016
November 30, 2016
February 22, 2017
April 26, 2017
May 31, 2017

Archived Minutes 2015-2016

October 2015
November 2015
February 2016
April 2016
May 2016
June 2016

Grade 4/5's go to the Maritime Museum and explore beach