Welcome to the Canyon Heights Parent Advisory Council (PAC) website!
PACs play a vital role in schools and local communities, encouraging a positive partnership between community and school to enhance our children’s education. All parents/guardians at Canyon Heights are members of the PAC. There is an elected Committee that coordinates PAC activities.
Throughout the year you will frequently hear from the PAC about many different activities within the school that we support, including fundraising and social events, parent education, hot lunch, safe routes to school, communicating with parents, and volunteer opportunities.
There are many ways to volunteer and participate in PAC activities, and as a member of the PAC Committee. We currently have some open positions on the Committee and are always happy to welcome new members. For a full list of PAC positions, please visit: www.canyonheightspac.ca/pac-executive.
The PAC communicates with parents in a variety of ways, including PAC meetings, the PAC website, emails, newsletters, posters and surveys. At the start of the school year you will have the opportunity to sign up to receive emails and notifications from the PAC. Look out for the form that will be sent home in early September and please opt-in to receive these important updates!
We would love to hear from you with any ideas, contributions! Please email our PAC Chair, Kathryn Orde (Kathryn@orde.co) or Vice Chair, Ryan Graham Cutts (email@example.com).
Sakura 2018 - A Social Fundraiser Celebrating our Children Blossoming at Canyon Heights Saturday, May 5th Thank you to all of the parents who attended Sakura, and to our sponsors and donors! The event was a great success! Please enjoy the slideshow below with a few highlights from the evening.
March - Events
Freedom Friday - Friday, March 9 Join us for the last Freedom Friday before spring break! On Freedom Fridays we encourage all students to walk, bike or scooter to school. With coffee, music and special guests these are a fun way to celebrate our community, healthy kids, and working towards safer streets.
January - Events
Jr. NBA Program After School Activity - Full Canyon Heights PAC are offering the Jr NBA Program on Wednesdays after school in the gym for grades K-3 from January 17 - March 14. The curriculum will cover a series of drills and activities that will work on physical literacy through the following fundamentals: dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding and playing defense. Age appropriate balls and hoops are used. All participants receive a NBA T-Shirt and Ball. *Program is Sold Out*
Freedom Friday - January 12th Join us for the first Freedom Friday of 2018. Great opportunity to walk your kids to school, have coffee with other parents and listen to our DJ all before the bell at 8:40am! For more information about Safe Routes to Canyon Heights and Drive-to-Five locations, visit the Safe Routes page: www.canyonheightspac.ca/safe-routes.html. Thanks to Starbucks in Edgemont Village for the hot coffee!
November - Events
Spirit Wear - Order Deadline November 15th Canyon Heights Spirit Wear is back and available for purchase! Spirit Wear items include: hoodies (with and without a zip), short and long-sleeved t-shirts, and baseball caps. All items are available in adult and youth sizes. To place your order visit our online Canyon Heights Spirit Wear store at: canyonheights.whitepaperpromostore.com/index.php
Gift Cards - Deadline November 17th Our gift card fundraiser is here just in time for the holidays! Purchase gift cards for yourself or to use as gifts. For more information and to place your order, visit the PAC Fundraising page: www.canyonheightspac.ca/fundraising.html
Emergency Preparedness Information Night - November 22nd An information night for parents in the Handsworth Family of Schools from 7:00pm-9:00pm at Handsworth Secondary School. Featuring guest speaker Bernadette Woit, North Shore Schools Emergency Management Consultant. This event is “FREE” for all Handsworth Family of Schools but all NVSD PACs are welcome to attend for a minimum donation at the door. Please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Grouse Mountain Early Bird Pass Sale - Deadline November 30th Grouse Mountain is offering 15% cash back to Canyon Heights PAC for anyone buying their early bird tickets before November 30th. Please mention promo code "PAC-Canyon" at point of purchase. For more information visit our Fundraising page: www.canyonheightspac.ca/fundraising.html
October - Events
BC Transit Kids Ride Free - October 2nd to 6th I Love Transit Week is back! The theme this year is 'Beyond'. Check out the three opportunities lined up for kids this week in the poster below, including K-12 students being able to ride the bus for free!
Parent Education Event & Fundraiser on Emergency Preparedness - October 4th & 22nd Following our Parent Education night on Emergency Preparation on October 4th, and to coincide with Shake Out BC later this month, Canyon Heights PAC have arranged an opportunity for Canyon Heights families (and their friends and families) to purchase emergency kits. Please see the Fundraising page for more information about the kits and pricing (orders must be made by Oct 22nd): www.canyonheightspac.ca/fundraising.html
Parent Social at The Village Taphouse - October 19th Come along for a fun social evening and the chance to connect with other Canyon Heights parents over endless appetizers and live music in one of the North Shore’s favourite pubs. 5:30pm to 8:30pm at The Village Taphouse at Park Royal - 900 Main Street, Park Royal Village. Tickets are $30 each; visit www.munchalunch.com and click on the Fundraising link at the top of the page to purchase tickets.
Family Photo Fundraiser - October 21st and 22nd Our Family Photo Fundraiser will be run with Erica O’Genski of Pure & Sweet Photography: pureandsweetphotography.com. Family Photos will take place at her studio located in Lower Lonsdale on Saturday and Sunday, October 21 & 22. The sitting fee is $35 and the entire fee will be donated to the school. Families will receive a 15 minute session and a 5x7 of the image of their choice. To book your session, click here: app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14374212
Family Pumpkin Carving - October 30th We will be putting on a fun family social night of pumpkin carving from 6:00-7:30pm at the school. To order tickets visit www.munchalunch.com and click on the Fundraising link. Thank you to Save-On-Foods at Pemberton Plaza for their support!
September - Welcome Back Events
Welcome Back Teas - September 5th and 6th It's great to see many familiar faces back at school and to welcome new families to Canyon Heights! This year's Welcome Back events include coffee meet ups for new and returning parents, and kindergarten play dates for new families. Thank you to Graeme and the team at Starbucks in Edgemont Village for providing fresh hot coffee!
Safety Blitz - September 8th We had our first Back to School Safety Campaign - a reminder about School Zone rules and to combat distracted driving with hand made "Think of Me" cards that students handed out to drivers parked in the School Zone drop off / pick up zones.Please think of our students and drive safely!
Ice Cream Social & Meet the Teachers - September 20th All families at Canyon Heights Elementary are invited to a fun ice cream social on Wednesday, September 20th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at the school. Thanks to all our student and parent volunteers for helping to make this event a great success! And to Donna at BC Playthings for the fantastic face painting; and Save-On-Foods at Pemberton Plaza for the delicious ice cream!
Cops for Cancer Fundraiser - September 25th Cst. Carlos Rockhill, who is assigned to our school, is taking part in the ride this year and will visit our school on September 25th. If you would like to make a donation please visit: http://convio.cancer.ca/goto/carlosrockhill. Any donation over $20 gets a tax receipt!