June 2021

PAC newsletter

Message from the pac Chairperson

Thank you to all the families that brought their positivity and support to the school community in a year full of challenges. We hope you have grown stronger together & still made some wonderful memories. Stay safe and enjoy a fantastic summer with family & friends.

A special thank you to Gina Esposito, our PAC Secretary Extraordinaire. She has truly held everything together & will be greatly missed next year. All the best, Gina!


This year's AGM is on Wednesday, June 9 at 7pm, via Zoom. All parents of students registered at Sunnyside for the 2021/22 school year are invited to nominate, and vote in, next year's PAC team. It's a great way to meet parents, get to know Sunnyside's principals and teachers, and make a genuine difference in your child's school. The Zoom links to the meeting are below. Hope to see you all there!

To learn more about the roles and responsibilities of members of the PAC executive, feel free to contact us at info@sunnysidepac.ca or consult the Call for Nominations Notice.

Click on the links to view the Agenda for the June PAC Meeting, the Minutes from the May 13 PAC Meeting, and the Agenda for the June PAC AGM.

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 along the school, as a visual deterrent. Please contact jennifer@sunnysidepac.ca, to volunteer.

On Friday, June 11, our grade 7 students will be receiving their certificates and medallions, a proud moment for students and their families. We wish that success, strength and compassion follows them in everything that they do. Good luck in high school!

Our class of 2021 students will be attending grade 8 at the new Grandview Heights Secondary. The first Grandview Meeting is on Thursday, June 10 at 6:30pm, online through Zoom. All parents are welcome. The meeting includes a vote for the Grandview PAC.

For updates, please visit the Grandview Heights website, Instagram - grandview36, and Twitter - @Grandview36

Looking for some fun summer reading for your children? We're excited to share these 3 wonderful books, written by 2 of Sunnyside's finest; librarian Sandy Sodhi, and Grade K/1 teacher Kelly Shuto.

Ms. Chievus in the Classroom

by Sandip Sodhi

For more information, visit sandipsodhi.com

Talk to Me, What Do You See? Beauty and Joy from A to Z

by Sandip Sodhi

For more information, visit sandipsodhi.com

What does it mean to be Brave?

by Kelly Shuto

For more information, visit kellyshuto.ca

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.

Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Time: 7 pm

Location: Online via Zoom. To join the Zoom Meeting:


Meeting ID: 639 5899 8694

Passcode: gJ1^z=Yf

Or Dial: 778-907-2071

Meeting ID: 639 5899 8694

Passcode: 77212113