PAC’s Impact: 2023/24

PAC executive elections will be held at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on:

Wednesday, May 1st at 7pm in the school library

All positions are open for election. Nominate yourself or someone else by emailing BrantfordVolunteers@gmail.com

  • Full name
  • Position. If interested in more than one, please list them in order of preference

DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 30th at 9am

To provide insight into PAC’s impact at Brantford, here are some of the ways the 2023/24 council has supported the school and its students:

HOT LUNCH FUNDRAISER

  • Sourcing and procuring new vendors to diversify our meal offerings
  • Implementing and managing the MunchaLunch ordering/payment system
  • Distributing lunches to students 4 to 5 times per week

COMMUNITY GAMING GRANT

  • Applying for, and reporting of, a $7K grant

FUNDING FOR FIELD TRIPS & CLASSROOM CONSUMABLES

  • Up to $800 per Division

FUNDING FOR STAFF

  • $200 each for Counsellor, ELL, and LSS
  • $50 each for Music and Library

FUNDING FOR SCHOOL ACTIVITIES & PERFORMANCES

FRENCH RESOURCES THROUGH CPF

  • A French teacher resource grant ($250 for new resources that improve French at school)
  • The French Max Book Club subscription (families qualified for the reduced group subscription rate and for every 10 Max Book Club subscription purchased, the library received 1 free subscription)
  • A literature grant (school library received 3 subscriptions to the Max Book Club)
  • An art performance grant (funding to cover half the cost, up to $500, of a French performance at the school)
  • The French Film Festival (invitation to the event for all French classes and coverage of venue and film costs)
  • Funding for Grade 7 French end of year party

TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

  • Daily crossing guards during drop-offs on Brantford Avenue

FUNDING GRADE 7 GRADUATION

  • $1K for our graduates’ year-end celebration

SOCIAL EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS

  • Coffee in the Gym (September)
  • Back-to-School BBQ and Mexican Independence Day Celebration (September)
  • Movie Nights (October, November, December, February, April)
  • Pumpkin Patch (October)
  • Sun-Oka Apples (October)
  • First Aid Supplies (October)
  • Family Photo Night (November)
  • Purdys Chocolates (November)
  • Pancake Breakfast (December)
  • BBQ and Powwow Performance (June)
  • Oliver’s Labels, KinderBooks, and Bottle Return (year-round)

RECESS SNACKS

  • Snacks Around the World (monthly)

WEBSITE AND FB GROUP

  • Maintaining BrantfordPAC.com
  • Maintaining a FB Group to provide timely PAC updates and reminders
  • Documenting school and PAC activities

BC SCHOOL FRUIT & VEGETABLE NUTRITIONAL PROGRAM

  • Washing, sorting, and distributing to classes 1-2 times a month

TEACHER APPRECIATION EVENT

  • Catered lunch at the end of the year

ALUMNI BURSARY AWARD

  • $500 scholarship to support a Brantford alumni’s post-secondary studies

The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is a group of parents who support our school and our children’s education. We are a team of volunteers who are committed to making a positive difference in our community by collaborating with other parents, teachers, and administrators to identify the needs of our school and our students. Together, we work on initiatives to support learning, promote a safe and inclusive school environment, and enhance the overall educational experience of our children.

The responsibilities of a PAC include planning and organizing events, fundraisers, and other activities that benefit our school and community. We also provide input on school policies and procedures, and work to ensure that the voices of parents and families are heard and valued.


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