PAC Welcome Letter 2023-24

Welcome to Norquay PAC!

Who is part of the PAC? All parents and guardians of Norquay students are a part of the parent advisory council (PAC). All voices are welcome to join PAC meetings and PAC initiated events.

What is the mission and goal of PAC?

Mission: Our mission is to work cooperatively with the parents and the school for the benefit of all children. The PAC consists of every parent/guardian of a student at Norquay and they are encouraged to be a part of all PAC initiatives.


  • To build a strong community and sense of belonging
  • To facilitate communications between the parents/guardians and the school
  • To raise funds for the school to be used for community building and extra curricular initiatives.

Where can I find more information about PAC?

  • Website: 
  • Facebook PAC: Norquay Elementary PAC 
  • Facebook Alumni: John Norquay Elementary School Alumni
  • Instagram: @norquaypac 

How can I be involved in the PAC? There are many ways to be involved with PAC!

  • Volunteer at PAC initiated events for more information or sign up here
  • Become a PAC executive team member: unfilled positions are listed below. 
  • Become a PAC Class Representative: Each division will have a class representative to pass on information to the parents/guardians of that division. Bonus perk: discounts on PAC spirit wear! 
  • Attend PAC meetings either in person or via zoom. Link Here
  • Participate in the “Wish List Survey” of what your kids and family would like to see happen this year or what equipment/supplies you wish for. Link here
  • Email if you have any ideas or questions

Who is part of the PAC executive team? Below is a list of a group of dedicated parents/guardians committed to planning and organizing PAC initiatives at Norquay. Please email if you are interested in joining the executive team and filling any vacant roles.

ChairHannah Tan
Vice-ChairSue Ann Selman
SecretaryHolly Ma
Co-TreasurerAnnie Wong
Co-Treasurer    (Unfilled position)
JNEAA – John Norquay Elementary Alumni AssociationNana Hamilton
EMB – Early Mandarin Bilingual CoordinatorDavid Yap
Volunteer coordinator    (Unfilled position)
Website CoordinatorCherie T
Fundraising CoordinatorChristina Lui
Communications Coordinator    (Unfilled position)
DPAC – District Parent Advisory Council    (Unfilled position)
Garden CoordinatorJen Liu
Members at LargeNancy McLean, Jason Yuen, Michelle Yuen, Sharon Lee, Stephanie Keating,  Pearl Chow, Janisha Haywood, Edna Aguinaga, Amy O’Brian, Kelly Sandhu


More details visit online: 

Fundraising Goals for 2023/24:

  • Sports Equipment for extracurricular outdoor play (~$3,000)
  • Nature Play Installation at the front of the school (~$15,000)

Some fundraising initiatives planned for this year:

Norquay Spirit WearSeptember + Ongoing
Purdy’s + Gift cardsEnd of November/ Early December 
Yearbook order deadlineDecember 22, 2023
Freezie FrenzyMay/June 2024
Mable’s LabelsOngoing
Vector Training CentreOngoing
Just Mulch Organic Soil & MulchOngoing
Return It RecyclingOngoing

PAC Calendar 2023/24

Note: dates are subject to change

*Many PAC events can only happen successfully with the help of the Norquay community.

Parents, guardians, older siblings, grandparents or anybody with a willing spirit are all welcome to help! Sign up here to be a part of upcoming events

PAC meeting zoom ID: Link Here

PAC Welcome + Information TablesTuesday Sept 5, 9-11am
PAC Welcome BBQ + Meet the Teacher eventThursday Sept 21, 5:00-7:30pm 
PAC MeetingTuesday Sept 26, ZOOM online only 
Norquay 110th Birthday CelebrationThursday Oct 19, 5:30-7:30pm
Movie & Costume/Pajama NightFriday Oct 27, 6-8pm 
PAC MeetingTuesday Nov 21, 6-7pm In person + Zoom
Seymour SkiJanuary 11, 18, 25, Feb 1 4:30-6:30
Welcome Back BreakfastFriday Jan 19, 8-9am 
PAC MeetingThursday Jan 25, 6-7pm Zoom only
Lunar New Year CelebrationFriday Feb 9, details TBD
PAC MeetingThursday Mar 7, 6-7pm In person + Zoom
PAC MeetingTuesday April 16, 6-7pm In person + Zoom
PAC Meeting Annual General MeetingThursday May 23, 6-7pm In person + Zoom
Bike to School WeekMay/June Date TBD
Spring FairFriday June 14, 3-7pm
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Run – John Norquay Elementary TeamJune Date TBD
School Wide Lunch DaysTBD – stay tuned!