Special Meeting – PAC to vote on basketball funding.

The McBride Elementary PAC Executive is calling a special meeting to vote on funding for the upcoming basketball program. Please join us on Friday, January 24th at 3:00pm in the primary playground. We hope to see you there.

Playground Committee Needed!

The McBride PAC is seeking parents and caregivers to join a the Playground Committee. This group will solicit input from both McBride students and the larger McBride community about what they would like to see in an inclusive playground and greener school grounds, work with Vancouver School Board staff to ensure we are meeting all criteria outlined in the grant, confirm upgrades and plans, and work with VSB staff to implement upgrades. Please contact Sarah at mcbrideelementary@gmail.com if you can help.  

Volunteers Needed!

Can you help? We are looking for volunteers to make the Imagine Gala happen. Please find below a list of planning committees as well as jobs the night of the event. Please contact Hilary or Sarah at mcbrideelementary@gmail.com for more information and if you can help.

Ticket Sales 

  • Help to share information, promote the event and encourage ticket sales.

 Logistics Planning 

  • Help develop a planning schedule and event night schedule.
  • Work with other committees to determine how many volunteers are needed. Develop a volunteer schedule.
  • Help recruit volunteers.

 Rentals and Décor

  • Work with other committees to determine rental needs.
  • Help determine decor and take a lead on room set up
  • Work with Logistics to determine volunteer needs. 


  • Confirm catering and liaise with caterers
  • Work with the Rentals and Decor committee to confirm needs
  • Work with Logistics to determine volunteer needs. 

 Alcohol and Servers

This Committee could be combined with the Food Committee.

  • Confirm product needs and source items.
  • Confirm service plan.
  • Work with Logistics to determine volunteer needs. 

Evening Of Opportunities

  • Set Up
  • MC
  • Photographer
  • Servers (must have Serving it Right)
  • Clean Up
  • More….I am sure we are forgetting something.

Reminder! January PAC Meeting tomorrow.

Please join tomorrow, Wednesday January 8 at 6:00pm, for our January 2020 PAC meeting. This is your opportunity to learn more about PAC initiatives and school activities including the Principal’s update, Imagine Gala fundraising and Capital Campaign updates, the Summer Carnival and more.

Meetings are held in the school library and childcare is provided.

We encourage you to review the January Agenda and November Minutes in advance of the meeting. In an effort to be more environmentally responsible, we will not print copies of the minutes.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Reminder! Registration is open for the Red Cross StaySafe! and Babysitting Courses.

Don’t forget to register for the January 20th Red Cross StaySafe! and Babysitting courses!

We are pleased to once again sponsor the Red Cross StaySafe! and Babysitting courses for students in Grades 4, 5, 6 and 7. The PAC will contribute $20 per student registration. Parents will be responsible for the remaining $40 plus GST. Courses will take place at the school on January 20th (school pro-d day). Please see below for registration information – including unique registration links – for each course.

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
January 20, 9:00am-3:00pm
$40 (+GST)
Register online at https://firstaidhero.com/stay_safe.html

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+
January 20, 8:30am-3:30pm
$40 (+GST)
Register online at http://www.firstaidhero.com/babysitting-vancouver.html