About Canyon Heights PAC

Welcome to the online source for Canyon Heights Elementary Parent Advisory Council (PAC). All parents at our school are a part of our PAC. We hope for and welcome your input and participation throughout the school year! The PAC plans and supports additional activities for our school community all year long. Fun, fundraising, socializing, and helping connect all members of school community is what we do--believing that a strong and connected community benefits our children most of all!

Sunday, 26 June 2016

PAC Weekly Update for June 27-29, 2016

Week at a Glance
There are no PAC activities this week, please click here to jump to the school's activities for the week.

We're drawing to a close on the PAC, following our AGM. It has been a wonderful year, and our kids are more grown! As a school community we're launching a new crew of Grade 7 Students toward high school - but meanwhile, there's a summer to enjoy!

Because of the blog - we're able to keep in touch with parents who have signed onto the blog membership here.  This means if there are things we can draw to your attention over the summer, they'll find you.  PAC plans are already underway to welcome the students and parents into the new 2016/17 school year in the fall - we'll see you then!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

PAC Weekly Update June 20-24, 2016

Week At A Glance

Apologies for the late posting - this Parent Blogger had a big kid to see through Graduation!

Wednesday - there is no hot lunch this Wednesday...

Please click to see the school site and find out which classes are where as the students enjoy many fields at this time of year!


Upcoming PAC events -

We're already looking forward to September in our planning!

We're looking at ways to stay connected over the summer and comply with our privacy requirements while continuing to pursue ways to stay in touch as a parent community- There will be more communication from us, ideally, with requests to allow the 2016-17 PAC Executive to use this year's batch of parent information for next year...and then we'll add the Kindergarten and New Families into the lists and be up and running with opportunities to socialize and keep you up to date.

After our AGM on Monday, we still have opportunities to get involved on the PAC Exec, as well as volunteering throughout the year--please stay tuned for those highlights!

Chill and Grill

Thanks to all the volunteers who made it happen, the families who attended, all the teachers we saw out, and the sun for shining down on all the fun! Please feel free to comment and let us know what you thought!




Thursday, 16 June 2016

Chill and Grill details for Friday's Year End Party at School

Looking forward to our year-end Chill and Grill Barbeque is set for this Friday from 5pm to 8:30pm at the school! Details: 

5:15 to 7:15 pm  Food and drinks will be available. No tickets required, you just need to line up by last name (or the name you ordered under in advance).

5:30 to 6:30 pm Face painting by Donna Grocott.

6:30 to 7:30 pm – Toy Walk  (bring your loonies and toonies!) There are lots of great prizes.

7:00 to 8:00 pm – Ice cream / popsicle truck on site.  Prices range between $2 and $6. Cash sales only.

7:30 to 8:00 pm - Kendama Demo by Alex Smith –Kendama USA Professional Team member –this guy is amazing to watch!  Kids - bring your kendamaand learn some new tricks!  

8:30 pm  – Clean-up and time to go home! We'll appreciatively accept all who stay and help tidy up!

Please remember - because we used Munch a Lunch to complete pre-orders, there are limited cash sales for BBQ food...first come, first served! $10 for both burger or hotdog combo meals. 

Note: All students of the school must be accompanied by an adult as there is no on-site supervision provided by the school or the PAC.
See you Friday!
Russ Heritage for the PAC

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Weekly PAC update, June 13-17, 2016

Weekly Update for June 6-10, 2016

Week At A Glance
Monday, PAC AGM - The annual general meeting (aka the BIG one!) where parents elect their PAC Executive.  If we had every parent in the school show up, it would be great--but most is good too! In other words-please come!
Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday recess and Popcorn fundraiser for the Grade 7 Farewell Party.
Wednesday, hot lunch is Sushi!
Thursday, Parent Appreciation Coffee from 8:15-9:15 in the LibraryFriday, Chill and Grill year end PAC party- hoping to see all families out to wrap up the year's events

As always the school's updates can be found by jumping to the Canyon Heights Elementary site at http://www.sd44.ca/school/canyonheights/Pages/default.aspx

Upcoming Activities (and Volunteer Opportunities!)THE BIG ONE!
June 13 Last PAC meeting and elections -
This is THE meeting to attend! Your chance to vote in new Executive Members, as well as the best meeting to learn what PAC does, and how you can participate--all in one short and social meeting at 7pm in the School Library. 
Feeling encouraged?!! We hope so, because we need as many parents as possible to hold our vote - and every parent is a member of PAC at our school. If you want to attend and bring your children, we will happily arrange childcare at the school for you, please email lynnelreinson@yahoo.cl

Each and every time a parent volunteers at school, our community is stronger and more fun! 

PAC will be hosting a Chill and Grill Year End Bash on Friday, June 17th, 2016  at the school. We are appealing to mothers, fathers, aunties and uncles to please volunteer to help with decorations, setting up, cleaning up, BBQing and serving! A volunteer sign-up sheet is on the PAC board at the school, or you can volunteer via Munch a Lunch. If you can donate an hour of your time we’d really appreciate it!!

Also, we are collecting TOYS as prizes for the kids Toywalk- a big piece of the fun! If you are able to donate a new or gently used toy ($10 to $15 range) please place it in the boxes outside the PAC Kitchen. Please email Kulvir Mann at kulvir@shaw.ca with any questions about Toywalk details-

If you have any questions about "Chill and Grill", please email Nevasha Naidoo or Linda Gardner at nevasha.naidoo@gmail.com or linda_sempebwa@hotmail.com

And lastly, a call for parents who don't mind getting their hands dirty, er... painty?! This from Ms . Howick
Thanks to the North Vancouver School District Grounds Crew, we have another bike rack! This one is in the back of the school and is already being used often. We hope it encourages even more students to bike to school.
If you look closely, you'll see that our bike rack needs a good coat of paint. Thankfully, we have some parents who've volunteered to paint it. Please contact Kathryn Orde kathryn@orde.co if you'd like to help.
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We've made the news, read all about Freedom Friday here in the North Shore News

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Weekly Update for June 6-10, 2016

Week At A Glance
Wednesday, June 8 is Sub and Smoothies Day for those who have ordered Hot Lunch for this term
Friday, June 10 is Sports Day - a friendly reminder to make sure kids are geared up for a day outside!

As always the school's updates can be found by jumping to the Canyon Heights Elementary site at http://www.sd44.ca/school/canyonheights/Pages/default.aspx

Upcoming Activities (and Volunteer Opportunities!)THE BIG ONE!
June 13 Last PAC meeting and elections -
This is THE meeting to attend! Your chance to vote in new Executive Members, as well as the best meeting to learn what PAC does, and how you can participate--all in one short and social meeting at 7pm in the School Library. 
Feeling encouraged?!! We hope so, because we need as many parents as possible to hold our vote - and every parent is a member of PAC at our school. If you want to attend and bring your children, we will happily arrange childcare at the school for you, please email lynnelreinson@yahoo.cl

Each and every time a parent volunteers at school, our community is stronger and more fun! 

PAC will be hosting a Chill and Grill Year End Bash on Friday, June 17th, 2016  at the school. We are appealing to mothers, fathers, aunties and uncles to please volunteer to help with decorations, setting up, cleaning up, BBQing and serving! A volunteer sign-up sheet is on the PAC board at the school, or you can volunteer via Munch a Lunch. If you can donate an hour of your time we’d really appreciate it!!

Also, we are collecting TOYS as prizes for the kids Toywalk- a big piece of the fun! If you are able to donate a new or gently used toy ($10 to $15 range) please place it in the boxes outside the PAC Kitchen. Please email Kulvir Mann at kulvir@shaw.ca with any questions about Toywalk details-

If you have any questions about "Chill and Grill", please email Nevasha Naidoo or Linda Gardner at nevasha.naidoo@gmail.com or linda_sempebwa@hotmail.com

And lastly, for this week, we would like to remind parents to get their orders in for the Chill and Grill! Please see How to order post to find out how to choose from the following combos (under the eldest's name)

  • Hamburger / Chips / Drink  - $8
  • Veggie Burger / Chips / Drink - $8
  • Hot Dog /Chips / Drink - $7 
  • Veggie Dog / Chips / Drink -$7

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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Handsworth Fundraising Information Share

Handsworth has a record number of boys playing football this season! 
Many of these young men are from Canyon Heights. These boys are currently on a mission to raise enough money to get themselves new helmets (ranked #1 by the NFL for safety) and compression uniforms. This equipment stays in the program, so your son may benefit in the future, from these boys efforts! 

The Royals Football Club is running 2 fundraising programs to meet a June 15 order date! 
1--Gold Cards (entertainment book online)

$20 gets you thousands of dollars of savings from vendors all over the lower mainland 

3 ways to redeem: 
  1. Punch out key tag and keep it with you   
  2. Register card online and print coupons 
  3. Download the app and carry all the deals with you on your phone!

One full year to cash in on the deals!

Amazing vendors such as BCPLAYTHINGS (15% off Kendamas), Country Furniture, Papa Johns, Laserdome, ExtremeAirpark, Destination Ski, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Valvoline, too many to list! 

Make great year end gifts, appreciation gifts, employee gifts, stocking stuffers!

Please contact Lorna Williams to purchase a gold card @ the4williams@shaw.ca

2--Ocean Wise Seafood and Naturally Produced Meat Fundraiser
Perfect for the upcoming BBQ season! 

Restaurant quality meat and fish
Generous proportions
Many of the meats are individually wrapped for ease of grab and go! 
To view the products available, click here https://www.bluemarblefundraising.ca/p/shop--products
If you are interested in ordering any of the products, please follow this link to place your order:  http://www.bluemarblefundraising.ca/in/fundraiser/6000190 
Thank you in advance for your support.

Please contact Lorna with any questions or to purchase a gold card...the4wiliams@shaw.ca with "Handsworth Fundraiser Question" in the subject line