All funds raised are given to our Parent Advisory Council (PAC) – which is composed of PJ parents. The school activities and projects that run all school year are only possible because of our fundraising. Some of the big ticket programs your funds have provided for the 2015/2016 school year include the library renovation, the PJ Community Park and the gym kitchen renovation. Every year, PJ PAC Legacy Expenditures enhances our Athletics, Music, Library, Computer and Technology and Outdoor Play programs and supports our children’s learning by providing teachers with funds for their classrooms.
In addition to these larger programs, our funds are used to host special annual events that are beloved traditions at PJ:
- Artist in Residence
- Bonhomme Skate
- Community Day Parade
- Dundarave Festival of Lights
- Grade 7 Graduation
- Sports Day Lunch
- Teachers’ Appreciation Lunch
- Voyageur Crepe Luncheon
- Welcome Wine and Cheese for new Families
- Year-end Family BBQ
Programs that are part of our children’s health and safety education are also directly funded by parents, either entirely or in a cost-sharing formula.
- Bike Safety Class – Grades 4/5
- Educational Speakers for students and parents
- Emergency Preparedness (St. John’s Ambulance First Aid for Gr 6 & Earthquake Safety plans)
- Health Education (Saleema Noon)
- SafeTeen Programming
The PAC also provided a special annual grant to the Grade 7’s for their annual week long field trip to Quebec. The Quebec trip is a unique francophone experience for our grade 7 graduates completing their French Immersion elementary education.