Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

 About KSA PAC:
The Parent Advisory Council for Kamloops School of the Arts is an autonomous body, abides by its Constitution and Bylaws and the School Act under the government of BC. Functions entirely through volunteers. All parents & guardians of the K-12 students at KSA are automatically members of the KSA PAC. Some grandparents, aunts and uncles, foster parents, and others assist PAC events. PAC Executive Committee (8-10 elected members) organize meetings and events, and report to the rest of the members at meetings (at least 5 in a school year) and an AGM in the spring of every year.
 Functions:
The PAC is involved in many different aspects of the school community including:
  • creating and enhancing opportunities for community/spirit within KSA
  • helping staff and administration support KSA students
  • helping families support their students
  • advocating for the school and it's students
  • connecting parents with school administration
  • connecting parents to other parents
  • connecting parents to the school board
  • allocating BC Gaming funds
  • applying for funding grants
  • fundraising
  • connecting KSA to its neighbourhood and the Kamloops area. 
 Communication:
These efforts are especially significant as we are a non-catchment school (meaning that our students come from all parts of town, not just the surrounding area.) Having an online community keeps parents in touch with each other and facilitates an open dialogue for questions, concerns, and acknowledgements (in a friendly, positive space).

The KSA PAC volunteers maintain a PAC Facebook page, www.facebook.com/groups/ksapac, which updates our school community about KSA happenings, important dates, and fundraisers. It is moderated by the school admin and the KSA PAC Exec, and follows the social media guidelines set out by the School District.

We also send home handouts to elementary students, and have additions to the school’s newsletters (and now website). All PAC handouts is available at the office for secondary and family to pick up. 

And, of course, your voice is best heard if you make it to PAC meeting!
 PAC Executive Committee 2019-20:
Chair: Leigh Hilton
Vice Chair: Kevin Klassen
Treasurer: Sarah Turtle
Secretary: Taqueesha Lightfoot
DPAC Rep #1: Ramsay Lightfoot
DPAC Rep #2: available
Director at Large: Alicia Melanson
Director at Large: Dale Walker
Director at Large: Theo Williams
 Get Involved:
Thinking you might want to get involved but don’t know where to start?
  • Come out to a PAC meeting (PAC has a minimum of five meetings a year that are open to all members and guests, and   executive meetings as needed)
  • Volunteer for simple jobs within a PAC school event
  • Volunteer on the PAC executive
  • Bake some cookies or cakes for one of our bake sales
  • Share any public info about the school on your Facebook wall, like November’s Annual Craft Fair.
  • Every little bit helps! 
We’re always happy to have the support and meet the other families of KSA! 
 KSA PAC's On-going yearly fundraisers:
  • Popcorn: weekly, $1 or preordered at beginning of year. Delivery on Thursdays at recess. Secondary students can also purchase on their long break.
  • Booster Juice: monthly, forms get sent home via elementary teachers, and are returned to the PAC mailbox (some teachers also put them in the mailbox for their students). Secondary students welcome to order. Extra forms at the office.
  • Sticker Machine: $1 per sticker, outside the office. Stickers rotate occasionally.
  • Mabel's Labels: ongoing, purchase online by clicking "support a fundraiser" and finding Kamloops School of the Arts PAC, portion of sales returned to PAC. Discounts advertised on Facebook. https://www.mabelslabels.com
  • Chapter's Bookstore electronic gift cards (e gift cards): ongoing; in preparation for Chapter's Night fundraiser, usually in November.
  • If you're purchasing from Chapters in person or online, at anytime of year, buy the gift card ahead of time and PAC gets a 15% return!
  • https://indigofundraising.flipgive.com/f/478828   Chapter’s Night 2019: Nov 19 Tuesday, 6-8:30pm
 Contact Us:

  kamloopschooloftheartspac@gmail.com

  • letter in the PAC Mailbox in the Office
  • contacting one on the PAC Executive Committee 

Social Media:

Check us out on social media. Click https://www.facebook.com/groups/220808814755326/ link to open resource.

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