New accessible saucer swing coming to Cameron’s playground!

The Cameron Parent Advisory Council has raised over $8000 to fund the purchase of an Oodle Swing for our playground. The Oodle Swing is a saucer swing similar to the one at Cameron Park, and it provides a larger seat and more stability for kids who might have trouble with regular swings. It can also fit 4-6 kids at once, promoting inclusive and group play. More information about the swing is available here.

We received a City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Commission grant of $4000 as well as a Canada Post Community Foundation grant of $2500 towards this purchase. The remaining funds were raised by the PAC through fundraisers like the chocolate sale.

If you are interested in getting involved in planning purchases like this for the school, or in seeking and applying for funding opportunities like these grants, please consider joining the PAC executive! Contact chair@cameronpac.ca for more information, or come to our next meeting!

January PAC meeting minutes now available

Minutes from the January 9 Cameron Parent Advisory Council meting are now posted on the Minutes & Agendas page. Review them to see what the PAC has planned for the spring!

All parents are members of the PAC, and are welcome at the monthly meetings. Join us on Tuesday, February 13 (7:00pm in the school staff room) for our next meeting. Come find out how you can help with upcoming fundraisers, events, and decision-making to benefit Cameron students!

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 chair@cameronpac.ca.

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.

Cameronbrochure2

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.

1 2