PAC

THOMAS HANEY SECONDARY SCHOOL

PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

Parents Working Together to Connect and Communicate

thomashaneypac@gmail.com

PAC MEETING REMINDER NOTICE – Tuesday, October 17th @7pm

GAMING FUNDING PRESENTATIONS AND VOTING

**Plus adoption of new Bylaws and a By-election for MAL

Dear Thomas Haney Parents,

The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) would like to invite you to attend our next meeting on TUESDAY, October 17th at 7:00pm in Room 2008.

IT’S YOUR EXPERTISE WE NEED!  Come and listen to our teachers as they pitch their ideas and special requests for gaming funding for new programs, clubs, materials and equipment.

We have over $20,000 in gaming funds that need to be spent this year so we need our parents to come and help us choose who gets what!  Last year we had almost double the amount of funding requests as we had funding to hand out, so we do need input on how to allocate the funds.

Please join us to help make these important decisions so we can ensure that as many projects as possible can be fulfilled.  We try to keep the meeting to a minimum of (1) hour for this process so have limited the number of presentations made in person and will read out the balance to our parent community.

Also, please note we are proposing to adopt a newly updated set of THSS PAC Constitution and Bylaws.  Our previous copy was from 2003, with some amendments in 2008, so it needed to be updated; we also wish to make a specific change regarding the number of meetings held each year.  Any parent who wishes to see the proposed Constitution and Bylaws can access a copy in the office.  We will vote to adopt them at our upcoming meeting.

Lastly, we have a parent wishing to be elected to a Member at Large position on our executive so we will hold a quick by-election at our October meeting.  Any other parent interested in a Member at Large position could also put their name forward for our vote.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE…… This is the last meeting of 2017!!!

Thanks,

THSS PAC


THOMAS HANEY SECONDARY SCHOOL
PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

Parents Working Together to Connect and Communicate

23000 – 116 Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 0T8
Phone: (604)-463-2001  Fax: (604)-467-9081
thomashaneypac@gmail.com

Welcome back to the new school year at THSS!  We are pleased to be serving as your PAC executive for the coming year.  Your executive team is as follows:

Parent Advisory Council Members for 2017/2018

Chairperson Name
Chair Jill Constable
Vice-Chair Joshy Charan
Treasurer Laura Benson
Secretary Christine Gobillot
Member at Large Jacqueline Cebuliak

 

We can be reached via email at thomashaneypac@gmail.com or you may leave us a note in our PAC mailbox located in the main office.

We hold meetings 6 times per year, and endeavor for them to be only an hour in length!  There is no fundraising at the secondary level; in fact our biggest job is to spend the gaming funds allocated to THSS to ensure they best benefit our students and staff.

Meeting topics have been carefully chosen to give insight into secondary school for our new parents, but also provide current info for returning parents, as their children move up through the grades.  Please see below for a list of our meetings this year… further details will be posted closer to the meeting dates.

THSS PAC Meeting Schedule for 2017/18

*Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and take place in the Suddaby Room (2032), unless otherwise noted

  • September 13, 2017 – PAC Welcome and Introduction, to coincide with the Grade 8 Information Evening (in Rotunda)
  • October 17, 2017 PAC MEETING – Teacher Pitch and Vote for Gaming Funding (in Room 2008)
  • November 2017 – NO MEETING SCHEDULED
  • December 2017 – NO MEETING SCHEDULED
  • January 16, 2018 PAC MEETING – Math and Connections Programing at THSS
  • February 20, 2018 PAC MEETING – Course Selection
  • March 2018 – NO MEETING SCHEDULED
  • April 17, 2018 PAC MEETING – Alternate and Summer Learning
  • May 15, 2018 PAC MEETING – AGM/Elections

We look forward to staying connected with parents and staff at THSS – we will update the website with postings as necessary, as well as send out information via the parent portal.  We hope to see you at any or all of our meetings throughout the year.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or feedback at the email listed above.

Sincerely,

THSS PAC Executive