Many thanks to Patti Leung, Bal Uppal and Yvonne Carinha for organizing the Grade 7 Grad Dinner held on Friday June 24. Our grade 7 students stole the show during this fun-filled and emotional evening. Special thanks to John Carinha for the slideshow, our grade 6 students and parents for greeting families and serving dinner, and our Brantford staff for coming out to celebrate our Grade 7 students.
On behalf of the 2016/2017 PAC Executive, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the parent community for your support in granting us the opportunity to represent your collective voice at Brantford.
Despite the school year coming to a close soon, our work as a group has just begun and will continue to through summer as we prepare for a new school year in September. Every PAC Executive has its own unique set of successes, circumstances and challenges. We are excited to bring collaboration and community to the forefront of our planned activities.
At our most recent executive meeting, we reviewed the school calendar of events and have started planning in regards to some program expenditures that will directly benefit the students at Brantford and also afford teachers more latitude with field trip and consumable costs. These programs include but are not limited to the Young Actor’s Project, Dance, Sexual Health and Science.
Further to this, our team is looking forward to planning a Welcome Back BBQ Block Party in September for parents and families to come together with your PAC executive, new and returning staff and enjoy the school community that is Brantford. We will sustain existing programs such as Healthy Snack, Popcorn Day(s) as well as the Hot Lunch Program inclusive of your favorite food vendors.
We’ve decided to also host our PAC General Meetings on rotational monthly dates throughout the year. This will mean a more flexible meeting schedule which will hopefully enable more parents to attend and be involved.
Our PAC executive has been busy organizing the Sports Day concession for this Friday, June 17th. If you have a moment Friday, come by and introduce yourself to them as they will be easily distinguishable in their colorful super hero shirts and attire.
Lastly, I would like to thank the 2015/2016 PAC Executive for their invested time and energy. The community events and fundraising efforts this year have been successful and greatly appreciated.
To all of you, your families and children, we wish you a safe and adventurous summer and look forward to reconvening in September!
John Carinha – PAC Chair
Thank you for your interest in Burnaby Schools for your child’s summer learning experience. We will be resuming registration this Thursday, May 5, with a staggered schedule dependent on the grade your child will be entering in September 2016. Courses for other grades will not be available until the scheduled date (next week)
Please see the front page of the District website for the dates scheduled to register your child.