WHAT WE BELIEVE
As parents and caregivers, we believe our children's educational experiences are more successful if we are involved in supporting their education.
George Jay Parent Advisory Council Mission Statement
Our mission is to support students and parents by providing essential social and educational resources on their behalf. We are dedicated to working together within a proactive and caring environment to enable students and families to reach their full potential as life-long learners and contributing global citizens.
Our belief is that every human being will succeed if given the right tools, structure, and opportunity and is treated with consistent care and respect.
Our goal is to enhance personal and academic achievement by promoting respectful, inclusive and healthy working partnerships within our school system and neighboring communities.
We ensure that we will exercise integrity and remain approachable, appropriate and accountable.
The PAC's elected Executive includes: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. We also elect Members at Large, who play vital roles in volunteering and show their commitment to the PAC. In addition to the Executive are the essential non-executive members who are vital to help meet PAC’s mission. If you are a parent at George Jay, then you are automatically a PAC member! And we want to hear from you!
2020 / 2021 PAC EXECUTIVE
President | Matthew Payne | email@example.com
Vice-President | currently vacant | firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary | Sam Albers | email@example.com
Treasurer | Leslie Rewega | firstname.lastname@example.org
Member-At-Large | Steve Palmer | email@example.com
Member-At-Large | Naomi McCormick | firstname.lastname@example.org
Strategic Planning Committee | Jo Addison
Renaming Committee | Angela Cooper-Carmichael | email@example.com
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
Every year the PAC Executive applies for, and receives, an annual grant from the provincial gaming revenue of $20 per student. Gaming monies are to be spent on non-educational related items or events. In the past, PAC has used this money to help fund teacher-led field trips; purchase awards; track and field uniforms; arts and cultural events; and to support fun events like the Halloween Dance. Other funds raised directly by the PAC are spent on items and activities that enhance the educational experience for students, such as: library books, earthquake emergency kits, new playground equipment, etc.
Fund-raising campaigns that help sustain what we do include: the Holiday Emporium, Monk’s Office Supply program, Campbell Soup Labels for Education, Movie Nights, Thrifty’s Smile Card program, Fairway's Card program, The Soap Exchange, Wreath and Swag Sales, and the Book Fair. Fundraising efforts change from year to year. Please visit the FUNDRAISING page for upcoming fundraising initiatives. If you have a fundraising idea, please let us know!
From September through to June, the PAC usually meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm to 8:00pm virtually on Zoom. Every parent is a voting member of the PAC and you are welcome to attend any meeting your schedule will permit.
If you have an item you would like to add to an agenda, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The agenda is posted on this website under MEETINGS as well as Facebook prior to each meeting . Also please note, any sensitive or personal letters, or any cash sent to school for whatever reason, please use the PAC Apple lock box located in the office and notify an Exec member by e-mail.