Annual Pac Events
Here is our lineup of PAC events for a typical school year.
In light of COVID19 Health and Safety Protocols, we are unsure at this time what event we will be able to hold in the 2020-2021 schoolyear. This PAC website, our Twitter feed and our newsletter will be the best places to get the most up-to-date information on what events are happening as the schoolyear progresses.
If you would like to volunteer with any of these wonderful events should they happen, please let your chairs know!
WELCOME BACK COFFEE
The Welcome Back Coffee takes place every year on the first day of school from 9-10 a.m. We invite all parents and caregivers to enjoy a cup of coffee, meet other families and catch up on summer events while your kiddos check into their classrooms.
Welcome Back Coffee Coordinators (Main): Trish Picker, Caroline Damnon
Welcome Back Coffee Coordinator (Annex): January Vandale
WALK AND WHEEL
Walk and Wheel is a weeklong program that Kerrisdale holds to encourage students to walk, bike, scooter or bus to school. This twice-a-year event is in October and May.
Walk and Wheel Week Coordinator (Main): Amy Meara (TBC)
Walk and Wheel Week Coordinator (Annex): Emma Myers
FAMILY PHOTO NIGHT
Looking for a family photo for your holiday card, to give to grandparents or to hang on your wall? Sign up for this fall fundraiser in the main school gym. A $30 sitting fee gives you a 15-minute family photo session with a professional photographer. Your photos will be uploaded to a gallery and you can choose which photos you would like to keep. The photographer will send you the download link and you can have your own photos printed to your preference.
Family Photo Night Coordinator: TBD
Movie Night is a fun event for the whole family to enjoy! Movie nights are held at the school in the evening. We will hold two movie nights this year, one with a movie geared toward kids of primary age, the other toward intermediates. The event is sponsored by the PAC and entry is by donation. Dinner can be pre-ordered and pop-corn is sold on site. Bring your own water in a closed container.
Movie Night Coordinator: TBD
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
The Scholastic Book Fair is an in-school event that brings the look and feel of a bustling bookstore to our school. Scholastic provides the books, planning tools and display cases for the event which is run by parent volunteers. A percentage of the sales are awarded back to the school in Scholastic Dollars to be used by staff to purchase new books and teaching materials. Volunteers help kids choose books and items, process payment, organize and re-shelve books during the sale.
Scholastic Book Fair Coordinator (Main): Angela Bonilla Gomez (Teacher Librarian)
Scholastic Book Fair Coordinator (Annex): January Vandale
This event is a Kerrisdale School favourite. Families donate unwanted treasures that are displayed in our “Kerrisdale Boutique.” Students shop with their classes at this boutique for upcycled holiday gifts for their families. All items are sold for $2 or less, allowing children to buy gifts for their families. All money collected is donated to the Empty Stocking Fund, which assists families in need during the holiday season. This event is in December.
Winter Sale Coordinator (Main): Will McQueen
Santa Sale Coordinator (Annex): Rachel Hill
FAMILY YEAR-END PICNIC
At the end of each school year, this community-building celebration is held at the Main School. Come play games, visit with friends and partake in our ever-popular cake walk!
Family Year-End Picnic Coordinators: Trish Picker, Caroline Damnon
The PAC updates the sign in front of the Main School with important information for families.
School Sign Coordinator: Anne Bruinn
TEACHER APPRECIATION LUNCH
In order to show our teachers how much we appreciate them, parent volunteers host a PAC lunch for them each spring. This event is in March for the Main School teachers and in June for the Annex teachers.
Teacher Appreciation Lunch Coordinator (Main): Jill Wood
Teacher Appreciation Lunch Coordinator (Annex): Kate Min