november 2018 newsletter
Message from the pac chair
Thank you all! We couldn't believe the turnout for the Halloween Spooktacular, and we were overwhelmed with gratitude over the level of participation. None of it would have been possible without our amazing parent, student, and staff volunteers.
November brings pizza, spirit wear, chocolate, and the installation of a long-awaited new playground.
Lest we forget, this Remembrance Day we recognize how fortunate we are, and we pause to remember those who made it possible.
After years of fundraising, and with the help of several generous local sponsors, we were able to purchase a beautiful, new playground. We are excited to announce that we have an installation date of November 24.
15 volunteers will be needed to help install the playground. This is called a "community build", and saves approximately $5,000. The playground equipment providers will be on site to guide the volunteers through the process. A volunteer sign-up will be going out shortly.
Treat your loved ones to gourmet chocolate from Purdys, Canada's favourite chocolatier, while supporting Sunnyside. 25% of your order goes back to the school. Brochures will be distributed November 8. Orders are due Monday, November 26, with an expected delivery date of December 12, just in time for the holidays.
The Halloween event was a wonderful success with the introduction of games and prizes. We were surprised by their popularity and are already working on ways to minimize the lineups for next year. We raised $2,865 at the event, and were given an additional $2,000 in donations from our amazing sponsors; Kevin Basran - RE/MAX and RBC. We could not have done it without the help of our enthusiastic volunteers, and our generous sponsors. Thank you!
Our goal is to keep our children safe. We have a volunteer-run kiss and drop program, whereby parents can drive in and drop their children off safely, near the playground. Volunteers needed daily to keep it running.