We had a great turnout for the McBride Annex PAC meeting on September 20th. The minutes from last month’s meeting are available for distribution.
We look forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 for the next meeting. Please share with your contacts at the school. Everyone is welcome.
Spring Fair planning is well underway, and volunteers are still needed! If you are able to volunteer, please email McBrideAnnexPac@gmail.com
Welcome back to school. We invite all parents to join the PAC for a meet & greet in the library at 9 a.m. on Monday, September 12. We look forward to seeing you there.
The purpose of the Meet & Greet will be for parents to have a chance to reconnect with each other and for new parents to meet others in the community. Ms. Robertson will speak about the upcoming year and members of the PAC Executive will provide information about the PAC. Information about elections and the budget will be discussed at this meeting. Coffee and treats will be provided. Please come out and join us!
All parents are part of the Parent Advisory Committe and we encourage everyone to attend the meetings. Our first PAC meeting of the year will be on Wednesday, September 28th from 6:00 to 7:30pm in the library. At this meeting, all parents vote for members of the PAC Executive. The PAC Executive positions are: Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. Each position can be held by two people. The PAC plays a crucial role in the school with supporting the school and fundraising. PAC also organizes special events throughout the year. We’d love to have you join us to learn more about the PAC and become involved. If you have any questions about the PAC, please email McBrideAnnexPAC@gmail.com – Childminding is provided by the PAC.
Our daughter, Sydney, is a Kindergarten student in Mrs. Wilkes’ class. We have lived in the Mountain View community for the last five years. Sydney is the older sister to her two brothers: Trevor, a recent addition to our family, is almost 5 months and we plan for him to attend McBride Annex; and James who was taken to Heaven when he was only 17 months old. James had epilepsy and passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on April 3rd, 2011. It was a very difficult time for us, but the sense of community here in Mountain View and the support we got from our neighbours and friends was a big help to our family.
That sense of community has carried into our experiences at McBride Annex – it is a very special school made up of wonderful people. We had been thinking for some time about a formal way to remember James and we feel that the playground project is a fitting way to honour our son’s memory. James was a boisterous and adventurous little man. He loved playing in the park with his sister and other friends, many of whom are also now students at McBride Annex or will be in the days to come.
With the support of our family and friends we are so pleased to donate the additional funds needed to have the playground built this Spring and extremely thankful to have it dedicated to James. We also wanted to thank Mr. Chamberlain and the PAC who have been so very understanding and supportive of our wishes.
~ Keith and Chantal D