Greg Mortenson Gift Package

Greetings PAC Parents,

Garibaldi Annex has had tickets to an evening with Greg Mortenson,
and three of his books, donated to raise funds for literacy at our school.

On the evening of our Christmas Concert there will be an opportunity
to purchase raffle tickets for this package. The package is for one adult and one student
and there will be an book signing by the author at the end of the evening.
The value of this donation is $106. The Greg Mortenson evening will take place
January 15th, 2010 at the John Oliver Auditorium. Tickets $5 ea or 5 for $20.

Please note: the draw will take place at the end of the Christmas concert social
and the winner must be present to claim the prize. poster attached

I look forward to seeing you on December 15th for the Christmas Concert,

PAC meeting minutes October 27, 2009

PAC meeting minutes October 27, 2009
Attending: Hal Milne, Vivien Gomes, Jeanette Rainbow,Teresa Pan, Kamal Lal,
Jacinda Oldale, Mary-Ann Livesey, George Satori, Leanne Wong, Tuyen Nguyen, Lori Popadiuk, Bridget Browning.
1. Call to order 6:30pm
2. Agenda review
3. Approval and Adoption of previous minutes
4. Unfinished business
-Rita and teachers have requested a need for 2 weeks notice for hot lunch
5. Nomination and Election of PAC Executive Committee
-nominated and voted Tuyen for treasurer
-nominated and voted Hal for Chair
6. New business and new ideas for enhancing the children’s programming
-government grants to PACs have been cut by half this year ($10 per child)
-start a PAC email list
-Scott can set up email list through PAC website

Parent Led Holiday Theme Event for Garibaldi Students

I am organizing a parent holiday station event with December holiday crafts and activities for all children in the regular classes, VLN and Home Learners program. Parents will run stations for Garibaldi Students. Students will rotate to different stations in small groups. This will be a PIE event (Partners in Education)

I am looking for interested parents who are willing to help. If you would like to help, or have any questions please contact Mary-Ann (a home learner parent) at PIE has childcare for those parents who would like to help, but have younger children.

Garibaldi PAC Meeting November 24 - 6:30pm

Reminder: Garibaldi PAC Meeting Tuesday November 24, 2009 - 6:30pm
In the library.
Please join us to discuss issues which affect the school and our children's education. All parents are welcome!


Please see attached article by Noel Herron

PAC meeting minutes September 15th 2009

Garibaldi PAC Meeting Minutes:

September 15th 2009

Attendees: (did not receive list)

Welcome to new members & roundtable introductions
Update on funding: Grants have been cut in half this year, with the school receiving only $10 per student
Update on finances: (did not write down current balances)
Update on memberships – discussion and motion to renew DPAC membership: Hal, 2nded: Kate
Update on Food Day – scheduled for Thursday September 24th – discussion regarding integration of the garden and local food sourcing as part of the PAC lunches. Some concern posed regarding the implementation of the idea
Update on school numbers: presently there are 29 home learners, 58 full-time program and 66 VLN students enrolled at Garibaldi

Garibaldi Student wins District Cross Country Running Bronze

Garibaldi Student wins District Cross Country Running Bronze

Grade 2 student Taylor put little Garibaldi Annex on the map with a bronze medal win in this fall's Vancouver School District Cross-Country Running Meet held October 22. Taylor's sister, Samantha finished 12 in the Grade 1 category and at least two other Garibaldi students finished in the top 25 in their divisions.
The grade 1 and 2 races were 1200m long around Trout Lake at John Hendry Park.
The Vancouver School Board has posted race results here:

Garibaldi Silent Auction And Kids Movie Night

A Playground Fundraising Event
Garibaldi Playground Committee
is Proud to Present
Garibaldi Kids Movie night and Silent Auction
Time: 6:30 p.m. November 10 th
Location: 1025 Slocan St. Vancouver
Great Items to bid on including Art · Gift Cards and More!
FREE Kids Movie Night Featuring "Horton Hears a Who"
Popcorn and a Juicebox $1
SILENT AUCTION for the adults
Art, Gift cards and Items from local businesses and more!
Please bring a Dessert to share
Beverages supplied
All proceeds to Garibaldi Playground
get more information at
or contact or
Auction donations accepted until Nov 9

Garibaldi Annex is not under review for closure.

There has been a false report in the Vancouver Courier that
Garibaldi Annex is under review for closure. This is false information.

Diane Wilmann of Frog Hollow summarized the recent meeting with the
School Board:

Garibaldi Annex PAC Meeting Tuesday October 27, 2009

Garibaldi Annex
Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting
Tuesday October 27, 2009 - In the Library
6:30 PM
It is a pleasure to to invite you to attend the Parents Advisory Council meeting for Garibaldi Annex. This will provide an opportunity for parents to meet and discuss issues relating to the operation and business of the school. All parents with children enrolled at the school are members of the PAC and may come and participate. There will be opportunities to get updated on the school happenings and to get involved in some of the programs and events
which enhance our kids education. New members are especially welcome to join with the wonderful group of existing members who are dedicated to supporting their children and their school. I sincerely hope you that you can attend!

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