April 2021

PAC newsletter

Message from the pac Chairperson

We hope you all had a safe & special time with your family over our break and the holiday weekend. We don't have a lot to update you on or to ask for at a time when we usually do! But please give consideration to the following few items in our newsletter.

As always, we would love to have you join our team and bring your energy & ideas. Sunnyside PAC has worked hard for years to plan unforgettable events, advocate for parents' concerns & raise funds for our kids. Next year we will have no one to run things. Don't let the hard work & funds go to waste! Please consider stepping up now to see what the roles entail and if it's something you could help with. A new team of execs needs to be formed in June. More hands make light work!


We live in a busy neighbourhood, but we can make a difference. We are asking for parents to help out from 8:15 to 8:30am, by wearing a safety vest, and walking on the sidewalks beside the school. A commitment of 1 morning per week would be wonderful. Please contact us at jennifer@sunnysidepac, to help keep our students safe.

The intersections of greatest concern are 159 St / Wills Brook Way and 159 St / 28 Ave. We are also requesting a third parent to walk along 28th Ave, as a visual deterrent to speeding drivers. Please understand that we are not asking for anyone to confront drivers.

Continue to practice and talk to your children about traffic safety.

* To make a formal request to the city of Surrey, about a flashing pedestrian light at 159 St / 28 Ave, visit www.surrey.ca/services-payments/report-a-problem-or-submit-a-request and report the issue. The more we complain through the proper channels, the better chance we have of being heard.

Online Red Cross courses are available until June, with many options. Students can learn first aid skills from the comfort of their home in time for Summer break.

Red Cross Babysitting Course for youth 11-15 years.

Red Cross Stay Safe Course for youth 9-13 years.

Online – Please follow the registration link online at First Aid Hero and use promo code Sunnyside. Our school will earn $8 from each registration!

Thank you for participating in our first Scholastic Virtual Book Fair, and helping us raise money for resources for the library. Net sales were $1159.65, giving us $232 in rewards. We hope to return to the excitement of an in-house Book Fair next year.

The Grandview Heights Transition Committee, composed of future GH parents, meets once a month with Principal Darren Bedard. He welcomes any and all questions at grandview@surreyschools.ca. Questions or comments for discussion can also be sent to gina@sunnysidepac.ca. Go Grizzlies!

All Sunnyside parents are invited to attend PAC meetings. The next meeting is on Thursday, May 13 at 7pm, via Zoom. Location: Online via Zoom. To join the meeting:


Meeting ID: 656 7575 2375

Passcode: ikq^uS7^

Or dial: 778-907-2071

Meeting ID: 656 7575 2375

Passcode: 95673164

Shop and dine while helping Sunnyside raise funds.

How comforting is fresh-baked bread? Mention Sunnyside Elementary before completing your purchase at COBS bread, and 5% of the purchase value will be donated to our school. Applicable to 2 South Surrey locations:

Dine out or order in, and raise money for Sunnyside! Download the JRG App and use it to pay your bill. This tracks the money, and raises funds for Sunnyside. 10% of your purchase will be returned to Sunnyside. Download the Joseph Richard Group (JRG) Rewards App from the Apple Store or Google Play.

We are now affiliated with popular label maker Mabel's Labels! 20% of your purchase will come back to Sunnyside. When shopping, click on Support a Fundraiser and search "Sunnyside Elementary School PAC" before purchasing.

It's not just labels! They now have masks and comfy scarf masks for children and adults, wall decals, decals for cars and windows, and dry-erase calendars that can all be personalized.

The best part is that 20% of your purchase will come back to Sunnyside when you use this link: www.oliverslabels.com/sunnysidepac.

The PAC has an Express account at the Return-It Depot. Put all your refundable containers, cans, and bottles in a clear plastic bag, retrieve a sticker label from the self-serve kiosk at the depot, stick it to the bag, and drop it in the bin. Our account/phone # is simply 888-888-8888. All funds will benefit Sunnyside Elementary.

If you would like free bags and labels, please contact us at info@sunnysidepac.ca.