February 2021

PAC newsletter

Message from the pac Chairperson

Now, more than ever, our kids need our support. Consider joining Sunnyside PAC and make a difference in your child’s time at school. Did you know that students whose parents are involved in their school are more likely to have higher grades and do better socially? It's true, Google it! It’s not just fundraising and events (although that’s the fun stuff); the primary purpose of a Parent Advisory Council originates in advocating for students and parents. Our team is very small this year, please consider reaching out (jennifer@sunnysidepac.ca) to see what you can do to get involved.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

-Dr. Seuss

All Sunnyside parents are invited to attend PAC meetings. The next meeting is on Thursday, February 11 at 9am, via Zoom. The agenda includes funding for our school library, current and fundraisers and events. To join the meeting:


Meeting ID: 722 2520 2654

Passcode: mKu6c7

We may not be able to have hot lunch, but we can still treat our kids to Panago Pizza. On Saturday, February 20 treat the kids to pizza, get 15% off any regular priced menu item, using Promo Code PANA15. In addition, 15% of the net orders will be donated to Sunnyside! It's a win-win! 3 easy ways to order:

  • Online at www.panago.com

  • Call 310-0001 to place your order by phone

  • Order in person at Panago #120-16120 24 Ave

Only applicable at Panago Pizza, #120 - 16120 24 Ave, Surrey (Next to Superstore!)

On Wednesday, February 24, wear pink as a symbol of anti-bullying at Sunnyside. Pink Shirt Day was inspired by an act of kindness in Nova Scotia. After a grade 9 boy was bullied for wearing a pink shirt, David Shepherd and Travis Price decided to purchase and distribute pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school. They all wore pink, raised spirits, and started a global movement.

February is Black History Month. Nicole Curtis, the Surrey School district's inclusive practices teacher, outlined several ways that schools and families can honour Black History Month. To learn more about Black history in Canada and British Columbia, please visit Surrey Schools- Black History Month.

In pre-pandemic years, Grade 7 parents would form a committee, and host a farewell dinner and dance for their graduating children. This year, the Farewell Committee will need to find a different way to celebrate this milestone. If you would like to be part of the committee, please contact gina@sunnysidepac.ca.

The new mascot and school logo have been revealed! Visit the Grandview Heights Secondary website, Instagram, or Twitter for up-to-date info. 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!

Shop and dine while helping Sunnyside raise funds.

A big thank you to Unaiza Nazim of Hugs, Mugs & More, and Sunnyside families, for supporting us through our little Christmas fundraiser. We raised $100 for Sunnyside.

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.

  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!

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.

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021

Time: 9 am

Location: Online, through Zoom.