News! PAC Communications

With so much going on at McBride this year the PAC Executive wants to make it easier for parents and caregivers to know what is going on when. Please find below an overview of where you can find information about PAC activities and initiatives.

This Website
We will be posting information and updates to this site regularly. Please check back often.

McBride Monthly Newsletter
Please watch for our monthly newsletter. It within the week of each PAC meeting and include information about PAC events such as the Halloween Dance and Summer Carnival as well as fundraising updates. It will also include that month’s PAC Meeting agenda and Minutes from the previous month’s meeting.

Follow us on Social!
Facebook @mcbrideschool
Twitter @McBrideSchool (PAC account) and @mcbride_sir (school account)

Please Note: We have heard from a few parents that the newsletter is ending up in their spam or junk folders. Please dig around and adjust your spam filter as necessary.

The PAC Bulletin Board
There is a PAC Bulletin Board near the office where we post minutes, posters and volunteer sign up sheets and more.

PAC Meetings
The PAC meets monthly. Join us to learn more about PAC initiatives, school activities and fundraising efforts and updates. Come to share your ideas and get involved. Meetings are held in the school library form 6-7:30pm. Child care is provided. 2019/20 meetings are scheduled for the following:

November 13
December 11
January 8
February 12
March 11
April 8
May 13

And finally, please don’t hesitate to email the PAC Executive at
mcbrideelementary@gmail.com if you have any questions. We are here to help.

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Scare to join us?

The McBride PAC presents our annual Halloween Party. Come one, come all for an exciting night of music, games and fun. There will be a costume contest, pumpkin carving contest and a photo BOOth. Dress up and prepare to dance your butt off.

Friday, October 18th
McBride Elementary Gym
6-8pm

This event is a PAC fundraiser. Admission is by donation and drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. All funds will go towards our Capital Campaign to improve the school’s outdoor space.

Volunteers Needed.
Join the fun and help make this a faBOOlous event. Please contact Christina if you can volunteer your time or if you have a prize to donate.

Cutlery Sets

This year the McBride PAC is trying to reduce all plastic one time use cutlery from our school’s hot lunch program.  The environment can no longer handle all the plastic that we dispose of so lets try to be a part of the solution by participating in the VSB’s sustainability initiative.  Let’s increase awareness and reduce waste entering our landfills.  

 We will be selling stainless steel reusable cutlery sets that consist of a fork, spoon and chopsticks with a reusable case with the McBride logo on it.

 Cutlery sets will be selling for $7.00.

 

As of October 15, 2019 we will be free of one time use plastic cutlery and each student participating in the hot lunch program must have their own reusable cutlery sets.  You may use or purchase your own reusable cutlery for your child(ren) – you do not have to purchase this set.

To order, visit Munchalunch and click on the “fundraising” link.

Hot lunch

Our hot lunch program runs 3 days a week and can be ordered online via Munch a Lunch.

Please click on the Munchalunch link in the sidebar to order.

September ordering will close on Sunday September 15th at 10pm.

October ordering will remain open, and will close on Thursday September 26th at 10pm.

Important Fall Dates

Welcome Back McBride Families!

  • Tuesday, September 4 – we’ll be serving complimentary coffee in the morning in the courtyard as a welcome back to parents on the first day
  • Wednesday, September 11 – we have our first PAC meeting at 6 pm in the library. As usual, child care is provided by one of our Grade 6/7 students for students & siblings in an adjacent room. We will be electing a new executive at the first meeting, so 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.
  • Friday, September 27 – please save the date (& book a sitter) for our parents night out. More details to follow and tickets will be available on MunchaLunch shortly. (If you are new to the school and don’t yet have a MunchaLunch account details on that will also follow.

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