Parent volunteers desperately needed

Dear parents,
The Cameron Parent Advisory Council (PAC) represents all parents and guardians of Cameron students. This year we are struggling to find enough parent volunteers to run our events.
We need you to get involved, or we may not be able to offer events like the Welcome Back BBQ and Multicultural Dinner next year, or make purchases for the school like iPads and projectors, science kits, library books, and buses for field trips. Come to the next PAC meeting to find out about all the ways the PAC contributes to the school, and how you can help.
If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to get involved, please contact us here or email the Chair, Jen Zerkee at

Get your tickets now for Crash Crawly’s on Thursday Jan. 26!

We are holding a PAC fundraiser at Crash Crawly’s on Thursday, January 26 from 3:30 to 9:00pm – bring your kids to play the evening before the Pro-D day!

Buy your tickets in advance to take advantage of lower prices. Tickets will be available this week (Jan. 16-20) between 2:50 and 3:20pm, inside the front entrance of the school; tickets will also be available at the door at Crash Crawly’s regular prices.

Advance purchases prices:

  • Regular admission $12.00 (regular price $12.99 plus tax)
  • Laser tag $4.00 (regular price $5.00)
  • Mini golf $4.00
  • Tokens $1.00

The Cameron PAC will receive part proceeds from all ticket, laser tag, mini golf, and token sales. Funds raised at this event will support technology purchases for the school.

Crash Crawly’s is located at #1-1300 Woolridge St., Coquitlam.


Family Photo Fundraiser

We’re looking forward to hosting our annual Family Photo Fundraiser later this month! Each year, Lifetouch Photography (the company that takes our kids’ school pictures) provides two evenings of family photography sessions at the school. For $20.00, you get a short photo session with your family and a coupon for a free 8×10 print, and you can also order a wide variety of other prints and products (including Christmas and other cards, just in time for the holiday season) at regular costs. The PAC receives the full $20.00 proceeds from each session.

This year’s dates are Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29, from 5:00-9:00pm each night. Watch for a notice soon and request your spot right away – these photo sessions ALWAYS book up quickly!

Cameron PAC 2015-16 fundraising and spending summary

Each year the Cameron Parent Advisory Council raises funds through a variety of events and initiatives (in addition to receiving grant funds from a variety of sources). The money raised is used to provide equipment, events, and materials to the school community.

This year our major fundraising activities included:

  • Chocolate sales: $2972.50 raised
  • Photo nights: $670.50 raised
  • Magic show: $414.40 raised

Major purchases the PAC made for the school included:

  • Projectors for intermediate classrooms: approx. $2300.00
  • Teacher resources: $1850.00
  • Class set of drums: $1147.73
  • Library books: $958.73

The PAC Executive is always interested in our members’ (i.e. all parents!) input. All parents are welcome to attend monthly PAC meetings, or to contact any executive member with any concerns or questions. Please consider getting involved in September so that you can help us plan PAC spending priorities. Watch this site for fall meeting dates.

Let’s Raise Some Dough!

The Cameron PAC has partnered with COBS Bread at Lougheed Mall for a very easy ongoing fundraiser:

cobs bread

When you shop at COBS Bread at Lougheed Mall, simply mention to the sales assistant that you are a parent, teacher, or student from Cameron Elementary.

COBS Bread will then give 5% of your purchase to the school.

We hope you can join us in raising some easy dough!


Magic Show Fundraiser – Camilo the Magician

Cameron PAC Presents Camilo the Magician!

Limited tickets still available!

The Cameron PAC is VERY excited to host a magic show by Camilo the Magician on Friday, October 30th! We hope you can join us for this event, all funds raised will go directly to the school. You can learn more about Camilo and his unique style of magic here and here.

Magic Show Poster - 2015Tickets

Tickets will be on sale at the school office daily from 2:50pm – 3:05pm starting Tuesday, October 13th. Students will also be receiving a form home to return to purchase tickets. Ticket prices are:

Family ticket: $25 (2 adults & up to 3 children)
Adult ticket: $10
Child ticket: $5

Everyone is welcome to come, but we would like parents to be aware that the show is geared towards kids age 7+. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult 19+. As this is a fundraiser, please note that tickets are non-refundable.

Fun Fact

Did you know Camilo has a song named after him? Vancouver’s Said The Whale‘s Camilo (The Magician). You can watch it here – warning the video is adorable and the song is very catchy!


If you have any questions about tickets, please email

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