november 2020

PAC newsletter

Message from the pac Chairperson

We hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween. Next year we’ll be back to our Halloween Dance, along with all the great new traditions we’re sure you’ve come up with during this strange Halloween season.

It’s time to start thinking about holiday gifting! We have Purdy’s Chocolates and Spiritwear orders coming home to you now. Please consider checking two items off your to-do list; as of our yearly budget plans now, we have minimal fundraisers planned. We really need your support to be able to have funds ready when we are able to return to all the events and school improvements the PAC provides.

This month, we say a bittersweet goodbye to our Montessori families, friends, and teachers; lucky for us we get to keep them a couple weeks longer! We wish them all the best and continued success in their beautiful new Douglas Elementary home.

As Remembrance Day approaches, and we fight our own mental and possibly physical battles we are hopefully even more acutely aware of the challenges faced by our many loved ones lost and sacrifices of those mercifully returned to us. Lest we forget.

Jennifer Ciere

All parents are invited to attend our PAC meetings. All our meetings will be held online, through Zoom, which will hopefully allow more parents to attend.

Our PAC is still short a Vice-chairperson, a Treasurer, and a co-Fundraiser, so if you would like to join our executive team, please contact us at We're always available to answer questions about what we do.

Show your school spirit with Sunnyside t-shirts and hoodies! Youth t-shirts have a large logo across the front. Hoodies, long-sleeve t-shirts, and adult t-shirts have a smaller logo on the left side of the chest. We've made a few changes this year by adding a long-sleeve option. We also chose to swap out some colours, replacing the light grey with a beautiful turquoise sapphire blue.

Orders are due Wednesday, November 18, and will either be delivered to your child's classroom, or will be available for pickup outside the school, depending on current BC Health protocols, on Friday, December 11. All orders must be placed Online.

Purdys Chocolate catalogues will soon be sent home with every student. Sunnyside receives 25% back from every sale! All orders must be placed Online, and are due Wednesday, November 25.

Small orders will be delivered to your child's classroom, but large orders, with multiple boxes, will be available for pickup on Tuesday, December 8. If it is meant to be a surprise Christmas present, please let us know!

Douglas Elementary

Montessori students will be moving to Douglas Elementary on November 23! Please sign up on the Douglas School website to receive school newsletters. For more info, follow Douglas on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at:

Douglas will be forming a new PAC at their first zoom meeting, on November 17. If you are interested in joining the PAC, contact Nikki Scott at

For updates on the progress of construction at these new schools, please sign up to receive school newsletters or follow Edgewood on Instagram and Twitter at:

For updates on the progress of construction of Grandview Heights Secondary, please visit the school website, or sign up to receive newsletters at:

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Time: 9 am

Location: Online, through Zoom.

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!