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Volunteer

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Fundraise

Fundraise or donate to raise money for the Norquay PAC, and learn where the money goes.

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You are a part of the Norquay PAC

PAC stands for Parent Advisory Council. The PAC is a group of parents that advises the school board, school administration and staff on things related to John Norquay Elementary school in East Vancouver.  If you are a parent/guardian of a child who goes to Norquay Elementary, you are a member of the PAC.

PAC does things like:

  • works with the school to build a strong community;
  • applies for and receives casino fund grant (only available if school has a valid PAC);
  • provides hot lunch services to the school and raises funds for the school so the school can buy items they would not otherwise have (i.e. school playgrounds, computer equipment, books for the library, learning materials, musical equipment, supplement classroom supplies and field study fees, PE supplies, fine arts performance etc.).

An elected group of parents called the PAC Executive act as advocates for your concerns and issues and help in building the school community.

Mission

Our mission is to work cooperatively with the parents and the school for the benefit of our children.

We believe that PAC consists of every parent or guardian of a student at our school. There are a variety of other important volunteer positions held within the PAC. These would include: Fundraising Committee, Hot Lunch, Emergency Planning, Health Committee, Website/Newsletter, Playground Lead, Fruit & Veggie Coordinator and the School Planning Council.

Goals

Our PAC has 3 goals:

  1. Build a strong community;
  2. Facilitate communications; and
  3. Raise funds for the school.

We achieve these goals by welcoming parent involvement, holding monthly meetings and fundraising.

How to get involved

All parents are key to keep the PAC a successful and enjoyable place to come together.

Attend monthly PAC meetings to learn about school activities, hear various speakers, vote on how PAC money is spent and build maintain your relationship with teachers, other parents and the school. The PAC meetings are an open forum.

We invite you to volunteer your time and expertise as we plan events throughout the school year. With your help we can achieve our goals. Email us at norquaypacteam@gmail.com and let us know that you would like to be on the volunteer list, when help is needed we will email you.

PAC Meeting schedule  

We meet monthly in the school library. All parents are welcome to come to the meetings (date and time will be posted in the school newsletter and website). The meetings are a great way to find out what is going on in the school, hear what the principal, or teachers have to say and meet other parents.

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