This year the PAC is raising funds for field trips, supplementary art supplies, and activities in the school such as dance/drama programs and guest speakers. Funds raised will also support other activities, including having artists in residence, supporting story workshop, as well as continuing the transformation of the art room and classroom environments.
Our overall fundraising goal for the year is $5,000.
Receiving donations is the fastest, easiest way to raise money for these programs. Every dollar donated goes directly to the campaign, and tax receipts are available for your donation of $10 or greater.
There are two ways for family and friends to donate:
1. by cheque addressed to “McBride Annex PAC” – cheques can be delivered to the McBride Annex office; or
2. online at the McBride Annex website, https://mcbrideannex.wordpress.com
Just click the donate button to your right of the website.
To receive a tax receipt for 2016, please have your donation in by December 31, 2016. Donations received from January 1 onward will receive a tax receipt for 2017. Remember, the Vancouver School Board is a registered charity — check with your company’s Gift Matching Policy to maximize your donation!
thanks on behalf of the students and PAC!
The Vancouver School Board is suspending the school-closure process immediately and indefinitely until further discussion.
“The school closure process, including the development of the LRFP and administrative reports on schools, involved thousands of hours of staff time. The closure process was working on very tight timelines and the minister’s announcement about the removal of the 95 per cent requirement came too late to allow detailed consideration of the implications prior to the September 26 board meeting to move schools forward for public consultation. A new staff report may not be ready before decisions have to be made in December,” said VSB chairperson Mike Lombardi. “The decision of the Board means that in accordance with the VSB school closure policy, none of the 11 schools identified for consideration of closure will be closed by June 30, 2017.”
Find out more. http://engage.vsb.bc.ca/
Vancouver Sun , Oct 3 ,2016
VSB suspends school-closure process indefinitely
We encourage you to attend the board meeting on September 26, where the VSB Trustees will decide whether any or all of the schools on the preliminary list should be considered for closure. It will be held at 7pm in the school gym of Tupper Secondary School, located at 419 East 24th Avenue.
VSB staff have submitted detailed reports to the Board about the schools on the preliminary list of schools that might be considered for closure. The administrative reports will provide trustees, the school community, and the public with detailed information to support discussion, consultation, and decision making. The list of schools was presented to the Board in June 2016. The trustees will now review these reports and make their decision to go forward into the public consultation process.
Learn more at http://engage.vsb.bc.ca/
Our Annual Spring Fair is just a week away! For a preview of all the fabulous items available at our Silent Auction, click on the attached preview.
The May Owly Newsletter is now available on the School Calendar page.