First PAC Meeting of 2022/23 is September 28th!

Welcome back!

Please join us via Zoom on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:00pm for our first McBride Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting of the new school year. Learn more about PAC initiatives, school activities and hear the Principal’s update. Please watch your email for the Zoom link, the agenda and a copy of the May 2022 meeting minutes.

This meeting will include the election of a new executive for the 2022/23 school year. The executive provides leadership and manages affairs of the McBride PAC and its activities. Positions include:

  • Co-Chairs
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Intermediate Rep
  • Primary Rep
  • Fundraising Committee

If you are interested in being on the executive, please attend. All parents are members of the PAC and can attend any meeting and vote regardless of whether they are on the executive. We hope to see you there!

The McBride PAC is the collective voice of families whose children attend Sir Richard McBride Elementary. All parents and guardians of students registered in the school are able to participate and are members of the PAC. Please contact the PAC directly at mcbrideelementary@gmail.com if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there.

Red Cross StaySafe! and Babysitters Courses are back!

We are pleased to announce that the Red Cross StaySafe! (for Grades 4&5) and Babysitting courses (for Grades 6&7) are back – taking place IN PERSON at the school during the April 25th Pro D. A description of each course is included below.

First Aid Hero – https://firstaidhero.com/ – has offered us an amazing price of $43/student. The McBride PAC is pleased to once again subsidize the courses, contributing $20 per student registration. Parents will be responsible for the remaining $23.

A registration form, including some additional information, is available HERE. Please complete this form and return it and payment to the PAC box in the office or any PAC Executive member by Thursday, April 21. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Red Cross StaySafe!

Course Do you want to feel confident knowing your child is responsible on their own and has the skills to deal safely with an emergency situation? Topics covered include first aid with lessons tough using active role-play. This is a fun and interactive session.

  • Grades 4 and 5
  • Monday, April 25th from 9:00am-3:00pm
  • $23/student

Red Cross Babysitting Course

So you want to be a babysitter? Or, your parents want you to take this course so they feel confident leaving you at home alone? Babysitting with First Aid Hero emphasizes learning through real life scenarios. information covered includes: Exploring the business of babysitting, creating safe environments, safely caring for ages 0-12, and first aid skills.

  • Grades 6 and 7
  • Monday, April 25th from 8:30am-3:30pm
  • $23/student

Art Cards are Ready to Order

We are pleased to share that your child’s Art Cards by Kids sample was finally sent home following an incredible supply chain delay. Please place your order by Thursday, March 3rd.

Art Cards by Kids is a fundraiser for the McBride PAC. Partial proceeds from the purchase of your child’s Art Card will be donated to the school, funding classroom supplies, special programming and more.

A big thank you to McBride families for participating and to teachers and school staff for making this PAC fundraiser possible.

Reminder! January PAC Meeting is this Wednesday.

Please join us via Zoom on Wednesday, January 26nd at 6:00pm for the first McBride Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting of 2022. Learn more about PAC initiatives, school activities and hear the Principal’s update. Please watch your email for the January agenda, November minutes and Zoom links.


The McBride PAC is the collective voice of families whose children attend Sir Richard McBride Elementary. All parents and guardians of students registered in the school are able to participate and are members of the PAC. Please contact the PAC directly at mcbrideelementary@gmail.com if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tupper Secondary Grade 7 Parent Information Night (Virtual)

Wednesday, January 26th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Sir Charles Tupper Secondary is hosting an information session for parents of students currently in grade 7, who are interested in the educational opportunities available at Tupper Secondary. The session is virtual. Please find the Microsoft Teams link below. 

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Only a few more days to order your Purdys Chocolates!

A reminder to get your Purdys Chocolates orders in by November 29th.

IVisit https://fundraising.purdys.com/960744-89266 and register or log in as a returning customer. After you’ve signed in you can buy the amazing chocolates and invite your friends and family to join and support our fundraising campaign. 

Orders will be ready for pick up at the school on Monday, December 13th. 

Fundraisers like this one help the McBride PAC support a variety of school-based activities throughout the year including fine arts enrichment, Grade 6 and 7 camp, Red Cross Babysitting and Stay Safe Course subsidies, PE programming and more. It also provides funding for classroom supplies and enrichment, including library books. We could not do this without your support. Thank you.

Calling all Coaches!

School sports and teams are returning to action across the VSB. Unfortunately sometimes, for various reasons, school staff are unable to coach a team or sport. This is where you can help. If you are interested in coaching a McBride team please reach out to Lindsay Thompson at lthompson@vsb.bc.ca. Lindsay will provide some insight and walk you through the process of volunteering. Seasons are upcoming for basketball, badminton, and Track and Field.

Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educator Sessions

Parent Workshop: Virtual via Zoom on November 18 6:30-8pm Please find zoom information below.

Student Sessions: In school on November 24th & 25th

McBride Staff and the McBride PAC are pleased to share that Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators will be visiting McBride Elementary to work with parents and students in Kindergarten to grade 7.

In their Body Science presentations, Saleema Noon and her team of experienced educators work with children of all ages, teaching them about healthy bodies and healthy sexuality in ways they find non-threatening and entertaining. In their own language, children learn about how their bodies change, and what those changes mean. 

In the Parent Session, Saleema or a member of her team will give an overview of student presentations and, using humor and straight talk in an open, interactive environment, will show parents how easy it is to convey healthy, meaningful messages about sex and growing up to young children.

The content of the student presentations is supported by current research as being age appropriate and we believe that it contributes to healthy child development. Some of the topics Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators cover in their workshops extend beyond the content of the BC Physical and Health Education curriculum. For this reason, parents may choose to have their children OPT OUT of the Body Science workshops. If you do not wish your child to attend, we ask that you notify our office no later than NOVEMBER 19, 2021 by 3pm. Attendance at the parent presentation before making this decision is strongly encouraged. 

Please also feel free to phone the school – 604-713-4971-  if you have any questions and/or concerns about Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators’ presentations.

Please see the information letter sent from the school – HERE

Zoom Details

Topic: Sir Richard McBride Saleema Noon Parent Session 

Time: Nov 18, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82099961004?pwd=KzFVL3l2NEtsNmRHTDROOWU0NDRJUT09 

Meeting ID: 820 9996 1004 

Passcode: 884409

Only a few more days to order your Purdys Chocolates!

The Purdys Chocolates fundraiser is back, just in time for the holidays!

Purchase some very sweet gifts for friends, family and yourself, and help raise money for the McBride school community. Visit https://fundraising.purdys.com/960744-89266 and register or log in as a returning customer. After you’ve signed in you can buy the amazing chocolates and invite your friends and family to join and support our fundraising campaign. 

Please place your order by November 29th. Orders will be ready for pick up at the school on Monday, December 13th.

Fundraisers like this one help the McBride PAC support a variety of school-based activities throughout the year including fine arts enrichment, Grade 6 and 7 camp, Red Cross Babysitting and Stay Safe Course subsidies, PE programming and more. It also provides funding for classroom supplies and enrichment, including library books. We could not do this without your support. Thank you.

Only two days left! Order DFS today!

The deadline to order your DSF products is fast approaching! Please order by Thursday, November 4th.

DFS is a local company that assists schools and not for profit organizations with fundraising. The school community receives a significant percentage of the proceeds of anything purchased. These funds support a variety of school and classroom programs, activities and resources including arts curriculum, Saleema Noon Body Science presentations, and more. 

There are some amazing items available – sweet treats, savory snacks, beautiful wrapping paper, and so much more. Don’t miss out!

Instructions are included as part of the order form. All ordering is done online. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions – mcbrideelementary@gmail.com