Lost & Found & Calendar Reminders

Hi Families of False Creek Elementary School

Please see the attached about Lost and Found.

Calendar Reminders:

Thursday, November 10 – Remembrance Day Assembly. Please feel free to join us at 10:50am. Donations are being collected this week for the Poppy Fund.
Friday, November 11 – Remembrance Day. School is closed.
Monday, November 14 – District Closure Day. School is closed.

Lost and Found

Painting workshop and fundraiser

Hello,

We are delighted to inform you that artist Susan McCallum is coming to False Creek Elementary to conduct painting workshops for all classes on Tuesday, November 15 and Wednesday, November 16. The finished canvases will then be available for purchase at our silent auction Art Gala Night on Thursday, December 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

All students are invited to participate and families are asked to contribute $5.00 per student to cover the workshop costs (artist time, art supplies).

Attached is the Brush Strokes form. Please return to the office by Thursday, November 10. If you have any questions, please contact our parent organizer, Kathleen MacDonald at kathleen.macdonald@bms.com.

We also need parent volunteers assisting during the workshops – if you are able to help out on Tuesday, November 15 or Wednesday, November 16, please let Kathleen know.

Thanks for supporting this creative initiative and fundraiser for our school.

Larissa Warrington

Brushstrokes Form

Next PAC meeting and Hot Lunch info

Hello,

Our next PAC meeting is on Monday, October 24 from 6:00 – 7:30pm in the library. All parents/guardians are welcome to attend. Childcare is provided by our grade 7 students in the library.

Our next Hot Lunch is Pizza from Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. on Thursday, November 3. Attached is the order form which must be returned to the school with payment by Thursday, October 27. Once again, we’ll need parent volunteers to help us organize and distribute the lunch from 11:00am – 12:15pm. Please reply to this email or complete the volunteer section on the form if you are able to assist.

Hot Lunch Pizza Form

Thanks,
Larissa Warrington

Electronics Recycling Wed Oct 19th

Hello parents and guardians,

PAC received this message as part of a program called “Tech It Away”.

“On Wednesday, October 19, drop off your unwanted electronics for free recycling at Kitsilano Secondary School. Best Buy will award grants of $10,000 for the purchase of new electronic equipment to the participating schools (i.e. Kitsilano High School) in recognition of their recycling efforts. In addition, the school that collects the most recyclable electronics will receive $2000 from Best Buy to fund a student-led eco-conscious school project.”

Items accepted for recycling:

  • Computers, monitors, cables and accessories
  • Laptops
  • Printers
  • Fax Machines
  • TV’s
  • Cell phones
  • Batteries
  • DVD Players
  • VCRs

Items may be delivered to Kitsilano Secondary School by Wednesday October 19.

Thanks for supporting this recycling effort. For more information, please see the website http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/TechitAway.

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False Creek First! Direct Donation Campaign

The FALSE CREEK FIRST! PAC Campaign, now in its fourth year, is the direct donation fundraising initiative of the False Creek Elementary School Parent Advisory Council (PAC).

False Creek School PAC is requesting a tax-deductible donation from each False Creek School family. This year, the recommended amount is $50.00 per child. This is a significant amount but will go a long way to address the many needs of our students and our school.

The FALSE CREEK FIRST! Campaign guarantees that 100% of the money raised benefits the children at False Creek School. Previous approaches, such as constantly asking parents to buy, and have students sell, things like poinsettias, chocolates, emergency supplies, and cookbooks, garnered a fraction of that percentage.

The False Creek School PAC raises money for items not paid for by the School District or the Province. Money will be spent on items such as: sports equipment, library books, field trips, guest speakers, arts programs, computers, software, sports uniforms and so much more.

  • Additional Library Books, CDs, DVDs
  • Additonal computers / software
  • School Yearbook
  • School Performances
  • Sports rentals, field trips, etc.
  • Sports uniforms
  • LCD projectors
  • Guest Speakers
  • Visiting Artist Program
  • Field Trips

Last year FALSE CREEK FIRST! raised more than $6,000 and we were able to fund many needs and requests for our school. This year our goal is $8,000. We realize that some families may not be able to afford $50.00, but we ask that anything you can contribute would be appreciated.

YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED!

Please do not hesitate to contact the PAC executive if you have any questions.

Best,
Larissa Warrington, PAC Chair (email falsecreekpac@gmail.com

Direct Donation Form

Magazine Subscriptions

Buying Magazines? Let False Creek Elementary Earn Money When You Subscribe to One of Your Favourite Publications!

False Creek Elementary School has set up an account with the QSP Family Reading Program, where you can choose from more than 600 magazines. With each new subscription or renewal, our school will receive an average of $10.

If you are buying a magazine subscription for yourself or as a gift, please visit the QSP website to make your purchase and follow these steps:

  1. Go to www.qsp.ca
  2. Sign yourself up and include your child’s name.
  3. Enter False Creek’s school group number: 33090.
  4. Start shopping

Friends and family across Canada can participate in this program too!

ReClaimed Fundraising

Buy second hand online and raise money for False Creek when you do!

Looking for good quality second hand clothing, shoes and accessories online? Look no further than Re Claimed on Facebook or re-claimed.weebly.com and our school will earn money every time you purchase anything from these sites.

To access the site, login to www.facebook.com and search for Re Claimed. Just mention that you are a “Friend of False Creek Elementary” when you make a purchase and our school will receive 10% of the purchase amount. Please tell your friends and family about this deal as every purchase made by a “Friend of False Creek Elementary” counts.

Thanks to Michelle DeJose – a former False Creek Elementary parent and PAC member and founder of the ReClaim sites – for this fundraising opportunity.

Making False Creek Elementary School the very best for your children.