Dear QQ Community,
I neglected to mention another parent volunteer who helped with Hot Lunch and wanted to thank Charlene T for participating and apologize for inadvertently excluding her from the list! Life is a bit too complicated right now and we are so appreciative of the help we get from everyone.
Parents Night Out: Being Present in the Face of the Fentanyl Crisis: A Community Discussion on Prevention
Location: Fraser River Middle School
Date: Monday, May 1st, 2017
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Dear QQ Community,
So, after 5 years we finally had a debacle with our PAC Hot Lunch program!
We want to extend our sincere apologies to all those that ordered sushi or booster juice and had to wait for their food an unreasonable amount of time.
We normally have 15 volunteers and this week only had 6. A special thank you to Dayle, Randal, Mindy, Ivy, Jeri and Susan who fielded countless questions and complaints and stayed much longer than usual to sort through the challenges as quickly as possible.
This was our first (and last!) Tuesday Hot lunch and I believe that is really what threw off the momentum. Unfortunately, both Booster Juice and LK Sushi mis-read the email orders and thought the hot lunch was on a different day. They both scrambled to get the order done, but the Sushi was very late.
Thanks to Karen Catherwood and the staff for accommodating the kids with an already challenging schedule because of the Concert rehearsal.
We are implementing steps to insure this doesn’t happen again including sticking to the Monday schedule to accommodate the volunteers and provide consistency for the vendors. We will also call the vendors to confirm the morning of Hot Lunch so we can find out about any challenges earlier. Both Booster Juice and LK Sushi were very apologetic and gave us significant discounts (thanks Randall for negotiating!) on the orders because of the error.
If your child was not able to eat their sushi due to the rushed schedule, please notify me and we will credit an order for the next hot lunch.
Thank you for your patience and we hope this does not deter you from ordering (or Volunteering!) as we have had a long successful run with no significant issues until this.
There is still space in this class and I’m posting because I found it to be of great value when my son was in Grade 5 and I wanted to share the opportunity with others. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have…
Greatness Within You (Transitioning program for Grade 5s)
Creating a safe, fun and trusting place for the grade 5’s to talk about their fears/being nervous about going to middle school. We will have them feel more confident. Positive Coping, Mindfulness and Relaxation techniques will be taught so they can help themselves when they feel anxious or deal with uncomfortable life situations. Reaffirming that the positive coping techniques will be useful daily. Every child is different and our programs are adaptable to each and very child.
Empathy, Acceptance and Social Media are the other topics of discussion. Empathy and acceptance for self and others, will ensure a strong foundation for the transitioning into preteen / teenage and adulthood.
With discussions we will have fun engaging activities, crafts and outside/gym time. Snacks & journals will be provided. One THURSDAY a week for 5 weeks starting on May 4, 2017, Time: 3-5pm Cost: $65.00.
Register online at ecommunityschool.ca using code 10232.
PAC elections will be held on May 10, 2017 for all offices including Co-chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, DPAC Rep, CPF Rep, Web liaison and Members at Large.
It has been the privilege of this Board (Serena Trachta, Kylie Vallée, Angelique Secillano, Cindy Grewal Blaison, Maureen Roantree, Farah Alibhai, Brad Cavanagh, Mona Boucher, Erin Jeffrey, Vikki Ruppel, Tim Mercier, Briana Harris, Bob Wyper and Dayle Pagnotta) to serve the school and we appreciate the opportunity to bring so many activities and opportunities to the school. These folks have dedicated countless hours to bring engaging, enriching activities to the kids and it has been a pleasure working with all of them. We will gladly step down or train others that are interested in participating in order to keep things marching on. It is with both sadness (because we’ll miss her!) and joy (because Nicholas is graduating!) that we say good bye to Cindy Grewal Blaison this year. She has been an indefatigable asset to our community from way before my time! She is the grant writer extraordinaire without whom we would not have secured our final $50K grant for the playground. Her expertise, compassion and dedication have brightened so many lives we know she’ll go on to great things at Glenbrook next year! If you are interested in participating in an office or just getting a bit more information (we’ll make it easy to transition into any role!), please contact Serena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qayqayt PAC co-chair
Dear Qayqayt Family,
Thanks for the GREAT SUCCESS at our first carnival at Qayqayt.
The evening was lots of fun and we appreciate the great turnout and enthusiasm.
Thanks to all the volunteers that made everyone run so smoothly ! Thanks for set-up, ticket sales, manning all the stations, running errands, cooking, cleaning, sorting and managing all the food service including some unruly candy floss. A special thank you to Angelique for all your hard work and the countless hours spent managing all the details. Thanks to everyone that brought in a goodie for the cake walk and to the staff for running the cake walk. Thanks to Jackie for all the printing! Thanks for everyone’s patience as we worked through some logistics that are inevitable when you roll-out a new program. Do thank Uptown’s Buy Low Foods’ Manager Venicio and Asst. Manage Phillip next time you see them. They made the food purchases so easy and donated 300 apples for us to give away a healthy snack. Also, thank you to The Stage and their staff, Miss Trina and Miss Jasmeen, for providing us free face painting!
We’ll have profit proceeds ready to report soon but in the meantime, wanted to pass along the winning 50/50 ticket:
Check your tickets! You are the winner of $93.50!
It may be claimed at the office upon presentation of the raffle ticket.
This prize will be available until Friday April 28 at which time a 2nd number will be issued.
Qayqayt PAC co-chair