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What Is The PAC (Parent Advisory Council)?

Every parent or guardian who has a child at Auguston Traditional Elementary is by rights on the P.A.C. (Parent Advisory Council).

The Auguston PAC is a volunteer organization comprised of parents who are all dedicated to the successful education of our children. The purpose of our organization is to aid students and staff by providing support for educational and recreational needs; to promote open communication between administration, teachers, and parents; and to encourage Auguston Traditional School spirit.

The PAC is headed by an executive committee who guide monthly meetings and will liaison between the principal, teachers, and parents. This committee welcomes your ideas, suggestions, and comments. Information is shared at monthly PAC executive meetings or PAC meetings. We plan fundraisers to enhance all programs and share ideas. Some of our Fundraising events include; Fall Fun Fair, Hot Lunch, Movie Nights, Popcorn Days, and Scholastic Book Fair. All fundraising proceeds are put directly back into our school. The time our parent volunteers give in assisting in these fundraising events contributes greatly to our success as a school. Thank you!!

The PAC is comprised of various committees.

COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS

Hot Lunch Committee: Helping distribute and deliver lunches to students in their classrooms. One Friday each month for about 45 min.

Book Fair Committee: Ordering Scholastic book fair and setting up fair in library. Organizing volunteers. Selling books 30 min in morning before school, 45 min over lunch and 1 hour after school. Taking down book fair. Sending sales to Scholastic Canada.

Social Committee: Organize Movie nights, family bbq’s and any fun events for our kids and school. Usually on Friday evenings or after school. Possibly 5 events a year.

Decorating Committee: Decorating the school for variety of holidays.

Emergency Committee: At the beginning of every year purchasing enough water, granola bars and fruit leather for all the children in case of an emergency.

Dress Code Committee: Once a month assist in dress code checks. Ensures that proper procedures are followed when any changes are proposed.

Lost & Found / Used Uniforms Committee: Once a month or as needed, display the lost & found items on tables in the hallway, collect up items to donate to charity. Once a week make sure used uniforms are neatly folded and put away in PAC Room.

Constitution Committee: Performs yearly evaluation of our constitution and bylaws, and works to ensure that the PAC understands and follows established policies and procedures.

Nominations Committee: Calls for nominations for PAC executive and makes sure parents are informed as to the position requirements; oversees the election at the AGM in April.

Yearbook Committee: Prepares an annual school yearbook. 

Here are a few examples of how your Fundraising dollars were spent:

  • a charter bus that takes grade 5's on their annual ski trip
  • Stephen Baker, Artist in Residence, who leads students in art lessons
  • new playground equipment; including new basketball court, another spinner, Two 3-point ball tosses, metalyphone (large outdoor xylophone)
  • soon to be MORE new playground equipment!
  • classroom field trips
  • High Touch High Tech: in-school science programs
  • new chess boards for the Chess Club
  • ribbons for the skipping club participants

2017/2018 PAC

Chairperson: Corinne Chalmers

Vice Chairperson: Selena Medema

Fundraising Chair: Laura Brown

Treasurer: Tina Poudrier-Beck

Assistant Treasurer: Jessica Dowdall

Secretary: Jenny Donegan

Member at Large: Allie Snider

DPAC Rep: (Vacant, please email the PAC at augustonpac@gmail.com if interested) Click here for information on DPAC

Thank you to all the parents that help out already in so many ways, we couldn't do it without you!!

Click here for the PAC Constitution (updated as of February 22, 2017).

Have any questions? Please email the PAC at augustonpac@gmail.com.