January 2021

PAC newsletter

Message from the pac Chairperson

Happy New Year!! We hope everyone had a safe & relaxing winter break.

How fast the year is going! We say goodbye to another group of our Sunnyside families as they head to their new school at Edgewood Elementary this month. Good luck to all of you, we hope you thrive in your new community! A special thank you & goodbye to Elaine Cheung, our DPAC representative who will be heading to the Edgewood PAC as well.

With another member leaving, we are greatly in need of PAC executive members, please consider joining the team. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting, on January 14th @9AM.


All Sunnyside parents are invited to attend PAC meetings. The next meeting is on Thursday, January 14 at 9am, via Zoom. The agenda, and the minutes to the December meeting, are posted online at 2020-21 PAC Meetings. To join the Zoom Meeting:


Meeting ID: 637 9146 9422, Passcode: 47Dp+dC*

or Dial 778-907-2071, Meeting ID: 637 9146 9422, Passcode: 85584349

"It takes a village to raise a child." (African Proverb)

In pre-pandemic years, Grade 7 parents would produce and host a farewell dinner and dance for their graduating children. In the likely event that this isn't possible, the Grad Committee can use the allocated funds toward an alternate way of celebrating this milestone, but the first step is creating a Grad Committee! If you would like to be part of the committee, either contact your Grade 7 child's teacher, or send an email to gina@sunnysidepac.ca.

Thank you for contributing to Sunnyside's school spirit! We love seeing students proudly displaying their school logo on their hoodies and t-shirts. We raised $464 toward our fundraising efforts.

We hope you and your loved ones enjoyed the tasty treats over the holidays. We raised a record $2842 in profit for Sunnyside, while supporting a Vancouver company, that started selling homemade chocolate in 1907.

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

Shop and dine while helping Sunnyside raise funds.

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 into the bin. No sorting necessary. Our account/phone # is simply 888-888-8888. All funds will benefit Sunnyside Elementary.

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 earn 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!

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021

Time: 9 am

Location: Online, through Zoom.