Art Cards coming home this week!

Please watch your child’s backpacks as their Art Cards by Kids order form and sample will arrive home today or tomorrow. Please place your order by Friday, December 4th.

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. 

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

Purdys Pickup

Your Purdys order will be available for pickup on December 14th. We are working on logistics and will share more details about where and when closer to the date.

A warm thank you to everyone who purchased chocolates and sweet treats. This fundraising was a great success, raising over $1400. PAC fundraising efforts like this one support a variety of school-based activities throughout the year as well as additional funding for classroom supplies and enrichment. 

Purdys Chocolatier Fundraiser

Our PAC Winter Fundraiser 2020 is fundraising with Purdys Chocolatier, just in time for the holidays!

If you’d like to support the McBride PAC through purchasing some very sweet gifts for friends, family and yourself, please click the link below:

https://fundraising.purdys.com/960744-80225

After you’ve signed in you can buy the amazing chocolates and invite others to join and support our fundraising campaign.

Thank you in advance!

2020 Thanksgiving Fundraiser

Help support our school and shop local!

To support the PAC this fall you can buy delicious made-from-scratch desserts from Bittersweet Kitchen for your Thanksgiving feast – just thaw and bake. Whether you’re staying at home or visiting with your safe six, these are sure to be a hit. Tell your friends and family – they can buy too! All profit from the sales goes to the PAC

Orders close at midnight on September 30. Purchases can be picked up at the Bittersweet Kitchen door at 4384 Fraser Street between 3-5 on October 8. No late pick ups please. If you can, wear a mask. If you cannot make it at that time, please ask a friend to get it for you.

Purchase your pie and strudel HERE.

First PAC Meeting of 2020/21

A warm welcome to all our new families and a warm welcome back to everyone else. Our first PAC meeting of the year will take place Wednesday, September 30 at 6pm via Zoom. Please see the agenda below and watch your email for the Zoom information.

Of note is the election of a new executive. The executive provides leadership and manages affairs of the McBride PAC and its activities, including fundraising. Members of the executive represent and are responsible to the entire parent body that makes up the PAC. Positions include:

·      Chair
·      Secretary
·      Treasurer
·      Intermediate Rep
·      Primary Rep

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!

Do you have friends who are new to McBride? Let them know to contact
us so that they can join our mailing list.

IF YOUR CHILD IS NO LONGER AT MCBRIDE, please unsubscribe by sending us an email to mcbrideelementary@gmail.com.

September 30, 2020 Agenda
•           Chair’s Update & Annual Report
•           Treasurer’s Update
•           Principal’s Update
•           Budget items, including classroom funds
•           Election for executive
•           Other new business

PAC Fundraising Initiatives

With our traditional fundraising activities up in the air because of COVID-19, the PAC wanted to share with you a few other fundraising initiatives. Please support these if you are able. Your participation will ensure we can continue to support school activities and assist with the purchase of classroom supplies. 

Indigo FUNdraising Program

McBride has joined the Indigo FUNdraiser Program. 15% of eligible purchases made by McBride community families over the next year will be donated to the McBride PAC. Please visit https://indigofundraising.flipgive.com/teams/243294-sir-richard-mcbride-pac to learn more. 

Mabel’s Labels

Thinking of ordering some Mabel’s Labels? You can support McBride Elementary in the process. Simply click on the “Support a Fundraiser” button on their website and search for Sir Richard McBride School PAC (Vancouver). We make 20% commission on all sales. 

Learn more and order at https://mabelslabels.ca

Recycling with Return It Express

McBride has a Return-It Express account and we invite everyone to use it. Simply return your empties and recycling to a Return-It Express kiosk and your deposit money will be deposited into the McBride PAC account. Instructions are included below. 

  1. Collect your empties – juice boxes, glass bottles, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles and jugs – into clear plastic bags.
  2. Go to any Return-It Express location
  3. Log in their kiosk with account number 6047134971 and print the label(s). Please note that the account number is also the school’s phone number. 
  4. Put label(s) on your bags and leave them on the depot.
  5. Return-It will sort and count containers and refund deposit money to the PAC account. 

New School Fundraiser – Recycling with Return-It Express

With our traditional fundraising events on hold because of COVID-19, the PAC is looking for new ways to raise money and ensure we can continue supporting school activities and assisting with classroom supplies. We have set up a Return-It Express account and invite you to use it. Simply return your empties and recycling to a Return-It Express kiosk and your deposit money will be deposited into the McBride PAC account. Instructions are included below. Please don’t hesitate to contact the McBride PAC if you have any questions. 

Thank you in advance for supporting McBride Elementary. 

  1. Collect your empties – juice boxes, glass bottles, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles and jugs – into clear plastic bags.
  2. Go to any Return-It Express location
  3. Log in their kiosk with account number 6047134971 and print the label(s). Please note that the account number is also the school’s phone number. 
  4. Put label(s) on your bags and leave them on the depot.
  5. Return-It will sort and count containers and refund deposit money to PAC account. 

PAC Meeting Tonight!

A quick reminder that our June PAC Meeting is tonight – Wednesday, June 17th at a NEW TIME – 6:30pm. Join us to learn more about PAC initiatives and school activities. The June Agenda can be viewed HERE. May Meeting Minutes can be viewed HERE. This is our last PAC Meeting of the year.

Zoom Address: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83578485291?pwd=T2I3aFZrRlhselB1NXBFdVIraGZiUT09

Meeting ID and Password: Emailed to parents in June Newsletter

Please contact the PAC directly at mcbrideelementary@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Next PAC Meeting is June 17th.

Please join us via Zoom on Wednesday, June 17th at a NEW TIME – 6:30pm. Join us to learn more about PAC initiatives and school activities. The June Agenda can be viewed HERE. May Meeting Minutes can be viewed HERE

Zoom Address: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83578485291?pwd=T2I3aFZrRlhselB1NXBFdVIraGZiUT09

Meeting ID and Password: Emailed to parents in June Newsletter

Please contact the PAC directly at mcbrideelementary@gmail.com if you have any questions.