December 2020

PAC newsletter

Message from the pac Chairperson

Happy Holidays Sunnyside!

The holidays are a time to reflect, be grateful & share time with family. Although the holidays will look different for many of us, one thing remains the same - the giving spirit of the Sunnyside community. Thank you to everyone that was able to support our fundraisers; thank you for your kindness to one another as we navigate this challenge; and THANK YOU to our teachers and school staff for continuing to support our children.

Some good news! Everyone is healthy at the North Pole & Santa has been cleared for travel! So wear your mask and be good:)

Have a magical holiday season, take care of each other. Cheers,


All Sunnyside parents are invited to attend PAC meetings. The next meeting is on Thursday, December 3 at 7pm, via Zoom.

Link to join the Zoom Meeting. Meeting ID: 698 3865 2359, Passcode: x+5G1LjZ

Our PAC is still short a Vice-chairperson, Treasurer, and co-Fundraiser. If you would like to join our executive team, please contact us at "It takes a village to raise a child." (African Proverb)

Thank you for contributing to Sunnyside's school spirit! The orders are being prepared by the vendor, and will be delivered in a couple of weeks. Due to current BC Public Health protocols, we will not be able to deliver to the classrooms. All orders will be available for pickup from the portable in the lower parking lot. Dates and times are still to be confirmed.

Thank you for your incredible support! We beat our $8000 sales goal, broke all previous records, and raised over $2800 for Sunnyside! It's going to be a sweet holiday!

Due to current BC Public Health protocols, we will not be able to deliver orders to the classrooms. All orders will be available for pickup from the portable in the lower parking lot. Dates and times are still to be confirmed.

For updates on the progress of construction at these new schools, please sign up to receive school newsletters on the Edgewood website, or follow the progress @Edgewood36 on Instagram and Twitter. The first Edgewood PAC meeting will be on December 9 via Zoom.

The Grandview Heights Transition Committee meets once a month with Principal Darren Bedard. He welcomes any and all questions at Construction is 80% complete. For construction updates, please visit the Grandview Heights website.

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020

Time: 7 pm

Location: Online, through Zoom.

Hugs, Mugs & More owner and local mom, is offering Sunnyside families a 10% discount on all orders placed before December 24. In addition, 10% of your sale will be donated back to Sunnyside! Simply use the code SUNNYSIDE at checkout.

For beautiful, personalized gifts, and custom printing, while supporting Sunnyside, shop online on the Hugs, Mugs & More Website or Facebook page.

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:

The PAC has an Express account at the Return-It Depot. Simply 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, afix it to the bag, and drop it into the bin. No sorting necessary. Our account/phone # is simply 888-888-8888. All funds will benefit Sunnyside Elementary.

This is an engaging and inspiring online improv course for children, co-founded by a Sunnyside parent. In addition to all the benefits your child will experience, Hilarapy Kids Improv will be giving 10% of the proceeds back to Sunnyside to help with our fundraising efforts. For more info, please visit the special Sunnyside link at: Hilarapy Kids.

Mention Sunnyside while shopping at COBS bread, and 5% of the purchase value will be donated to our school. Applicable to 2 South Surrey locations:

To qualify, you must download the JRG App and use it to pay the bill. This tracks the money and raises funds for Sunnyside, while earning points for yourself. 10% of your purchase will be returned to Sunnyside.

  1. Download the Joseph Richard Group (JRG) Rewards App from the Apple Store or Google Play.

  2. Open the app and Create an Account or Sign In (existing users).

  3. Once signed in, click Settings and select JOIN A GROUP.

  4. Search and join Sunnyside Elementary from the drop down menu.

  5. Dine out and start using the app to earn fundraising dollars for Sunnyside!