Results – Parent Input on 2015 Budget

The Cameron PAC would like to thank everyone who took the time to complete the recent survey on the 2015 School District Budget. Overall, it is clear that Cameron parents are very concerned about the current level of funding for public education.

A summary of Cameron parents’ responses can be found here: Cameron Elementary PAC – 2015 Budget Input.

The report was provided to the School Board for discussion at their April, 14, 2015 meeting and the Burnaby DPAC, who will present feedback from parents across Burnaby at the District’s Partner Group Meeting on April 21, 2015.

Further information on the preliminary District budget, which will be finalized and submitted to the Ministry of Education on April 30, can be found here.

2015 School District Budget Survey

The Cameron Parent Advisory Council invites all parents to take a moment to complete a very brief survey on the 2015 School District budget.

As programs and services to students will be inevitably be affected by funding shortfalls this year, this is an important chance to let the School District and Trustees know what is important to you.

Comments are optional, but very welcome. All feedback will be presented to the School District via the Burnaby District Parent Advisory Council. The survey will be open until midnight on Sunday, April 13, 2015.


Thank you for your support! More information and news articles on the funding challenges facing the District can be found here.

Spin the Wheel Fundraiser – Thank You!

The PAC would like to thank all the volunteers, wheel-spinners, and Save-on-Foods for a very successful fundraising event! A special thank you to the Cameron students who were so excited to help and, by all accounts, were very persuasive! The parents commented that the kids were so happy and proud to be part of the event.

In addition to raising $167 from Spin The Wheel, we sold over sixty bars of chocolate in less than an hour, and received some generous donations from those who didn’t want to buy chocolate.

Thanks again for making Cameron such a great community!

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Spin The Wheel Fundraiser – Save on Foods

Spin The WheelOn Monday, March 30 from 3:00 to 7:00pm, the Cameron PAC will be hosting a Spin the Wheel event at the Save On Foods at North Rd. and Cameron St. Shoppers can pay to spin the wheel to win Save On More points.

Money raised at this event is kept in an account for us at Save On Foods; we use this account to buy supplies for many events such as Staff Appreciation, the Multicultural Dinner, and the Pancake Breakfast.

We hope to see you there!


Parent Input Session – School District Budget

Please join us for an important parent input session on the upcoming Burnaby School District budget.Parent Info Session - Budget

When: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time: 2:00pm
Where: School Library

This year, the Burnaby School District is facing significant financial challenges. The Burnaby District Parent Advisory Council has released a statement strongly opposing the Provincial cuts to education, and is working with PACs across Burnaby to gather feedback on this year’s District budget.

As the budget is not yet final, this is an important opportunity to let the District know what is important to Cameron parents. Is it English Language Support? Special needs funding? Classroom resources? Loss of custodian hours? Music and library programs? All feedback is valuable and encouraged!

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Social and Emotional Learning

Thank you to all parents who attended the February 17 Parent Information Session on Social and Emotional learning (SEL)!

For those who were unable to attend, we have uploaded a handout summarizing the presentation. The handout explains the five core competencies of Social and Emotional Learning and the 7 Habits. As as school, Cameron has chosen the language of the 7 Habits to explore the concept of SEL. They are from the book The Seven Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey, which is available from Burnaby Public Library.

As part of the Student Led Conferences on March 4, the school invites you to visit the gym where classes will have 7 Habits activities from Kindergarten to Grade 7, as well as a variety of other displays.

Cameron PAC Alumni Scholarship 2015

Cameron Elementary PAC is proud to announce it’s 2015 PAC Scholarship. A scholarship of $500 will be awarded. Applicants must meet the following requirements:bmss

  • Attended Cameron Elementary School
  • Is a grade 12 student at Burnaby Mountain Secondary
  •  Demonstrated service to their community (at Cameron, high school or other)
  • Accepted at a post-secondary institution

Please visit the Burnaby Mountain Secondary School’s Scholarship page for full information on deadlines and how to apply.

Parent Information Session – Social & Emotional Learning

Please join us for a drop-in Parent Information Session on Social and Emotional Learning!10980178_10152655291962066_3284188551838817262_o

When: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Time: 2:00pm
Where: School Library

Social and Emotional learning will be a key part of the Cameron school plan in the near future. It supports the Core Competencies of the new BC Education Curriculum: Thinking, Personal and Social, and Communication. This session will explain SEL, it’s benefits, how it works in practice, and how you can help support it at home.

We hope to see you there! Kids are welcome.

PAC Meeting – February 2015

When: February 10th, 2015evergreen
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Where: Cameron School Library

Special Guest: Dolores Atlin, Evergreen Foundation

Dolores Atlin from the Toyota Evergreen Foundation will be speaking at our PAC meeting. She is a landscaping specialist with some fantastic ideas for how we can transform Cameron’s grounds.

Come and learn more about how you can help create an outdoor classroom and support our children’s learning here at Cameron. Your time and talents will be put to good use!

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See you there!

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