Cameron PAC year in review

2017-18 Cameron PAC Year in Review

Purchases

$8200 Accessible swing for playground
$1800 Class supplies for classroom teachers
$1400 Class sets of books and games
$1250 Subsidized buses for Playland field trip
$1005 Science kits
$1000 Music resources
$932 Library books
$750 Sports equipment
$300 Class supplies for resource teachers

Funds raised

$8040 BC Gaming Grant
$4000 City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission Playground Grant
$2500 Canada Post Community Foundation Grant
$1700 Chocolate Sales
$600 Family photos
$500 Staff Appreciation donations
$184 Burnaby School District Operating Grant
$170 Movie night

Please refer to PAC meeting minutes for detailed fundraising and spending information.

Did you know?

All Cameron parents and guardians are members of the Parent Advisory Council and are represented by an executive elected at our AGM each May.

The Cameron PAC, run by parent volunteers, organizes events like the Welcome Back BBQ, Pancake Breakfast, Multicultural Dinner, and Staff Appreciation Luncheon each year. We raise funds to purchase library books, sports equipment, and musical instruments. We subsidize field trip buses and provide treats at many school events. These things wouldn’t happen without parents getting involved.

Our executive is a small group of 7 volunteer parents. We volunteer our time on your behalf to raise funds, make purchasing decisions, and organize events for all of our children. Please consider volunteering with the PAC or joining our executive next year. Watch for information in September about how you can get involved.

 

The Cameron Parent Advisory Council wishes all Cameron students, families, and staff a wonderful summer!
See you in September!

Cameron teachers and staff are superstars!

The Cameron Parent Advisory Council was thrilled to honour teachers and staff on behalf of Cameron parents on Staff Appreciation Day, May 23. Staff were welcomed to the gym on a red carpet, and provided superstar props to pose for the paparazzi. A delicious luncheon was provided by parents, drinks were generously donated by Starbucks, David’s Tea, and Jugo Juice (Lougheed Town Centre locations), and prizes of gift cards and movie tickets were supplied with funds donated by parents.

Thanks to our generous sponsors!

       

AGM agenda now available

Please join us on Tuesday, May 8 for our Annual General Meeting. There will be a presentation on kids and online safety by SafeOnline, followed by a review of the events, purchases, and projects the Parent Advisory Council undertook this year, as well as election of our executive for 2018-19. The agenda is now available on the Minutes & Agendas page. See below for further details, and register here.

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!

Help us plan spring events!

The agenda for the Tuesday, March 13 Parent Advisory Council meeting is now available on the Minutes & Agendas page. We’ll be planning spring events including the Staff Appreciation luncheon, a movie night, and PAC’s involvement in year-end events in June. Please bring your creative ideas, your willingness to lend a hand, or just your interest in being involved in your child’s school and join us March 13 at 7:00pm in the school staff room!

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.

Welcome to the 2017-2018 year at Cameron!

The Cameron Parent Advisory Council (PAC) welcomes all new and returning students, families, teachers, and staff to the new school year at Cameron.

The PAC represents parents and guardians and provides input to the school and the district about any aspect of education. The PAC encourages parent involvement in the school and provides a forum for discussion of issues related to education. See About the PAC for more info.

什么是PAC? | 什麽是PAC? |  학부모 자문위원회란? (Translated info here.)

What does the PAC do?

Last year, we raised funds and contributed at least $9000 to the school by purchasing classroom resources, science kits, Cameron Cubs jerseys, portable projectors, library book, and music equipment, as well as transportation and snacks for school field trips and events. We also host a number of school community events during the year, such as the Welcome Back coffees and BBQ, Multicultural Dinner, Pancake Breakfast, and Staff Appreciation.

We need parent support to continue doing these things!

Without your help, we won’t be able to continue to contribute these things to the school community. The PAC welcomes all volunteers–we have one-time and ongoing opportunities, and roles that can accommodate any schedule. Visit the Get Involved page and watch for notices for current opportunities, and email cameronvolunteers@hotmail.com to be added to our volunteer email list.

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