What is Ecole PJ PAC?
All parents of PJ students make up the Parent Advisory Council (PAC). If you have a child at PJ, you are a part to the PAC! We believe every child at PJ deserves to have a wonderful, enriching and joyful experience for the entirety of their time as a PJ student. Our purpose is to support, encourage and improve the quality of education and the well-being of PJ’s students. PJ’s PAC Executive is a group of parents who volunteer their time to facilitate PAC initiatives. We:
- advise the principal and staff on parents’ views on any matter relating to the school, including its programs, policies, plans and activities.
- communicate with parents to promote cooperation between home and school in providing for the education of children.
- support the teachers at the school in their work in the classroom.
- assist parents to gain access to the educational system.
- contribute to the effectiveness of the school by promoting the involvement of parents and other community members.
What are some PAC initiatives?
PJ PAC oversees a variety of activities and committees for the purpose of enriching the cultural and educational experience of PJ’s students. Some examples are: Movie Nights, Gelato Days, and Fun Lunch run year round. Special events include the Bonhomme Skate, Voyageur Crepe Luncheon, Santa’s Workshop, and an Artist-in-Residence program. We also host an End of Year BBQ and the Staff Appreciation Luncheon, among others.
To provide these programs we fundraise throughout the year. We try to make the fundraising, easy, efficient, and rewarding. Some of the programs mentioned above work as fundraisers as well: Fun Lunch, Movie Nights, Gelato Days, but also just by shopping at IGA or buying Mabel’s Labels, we can contribute.
We appreciate all the support we receive to help enrich the children’s school experience. Support of the programs requires funds, but also time. Volunteering is a great way to know the school, staff, teachers and other PJ parents.
How do I get involved?
Let us know if you may be interested in helping out. Have a look at all the current opportunities and let us know what interests you. Also, attending PAC meetings is a great way to find out what is happening. All this years’ meetings are listed here. Being involved with the PAC is a great way to meet the PJ community and to have a direct effect on your child’s education.