Tuesday, June 28

Have a wonderful summer! We look forward to seeing you again in the new school year on Tuesday, September 6 - note that school ends at 9:45am that first day for Grades 1 to 7.


Financial Reports presented at AGM - June 22, 2016

Details can be viewed at these links:

1. 2015-16 Income Statement

4. 2016-17 Budget Overview 

PAC AGM & Elections - June 22, 2016

Many thanks to those who were able to attend - it helps to have quorum as we had to vote in the 2016-17 budget. We are sitting well financially, as we are fortunate to have such an engaged and giving community. There were only a few small motions to tidy loose ends, and Tiffany Searchfield did well in "closing our books" for the year.

Tamara Shand has stepped forward to take on the Main Chair role but we are still hoping for another parent to help co-chair with her, as she is already committed to leading SPRING FLING! Carol Duffy has stepped forward to be Annex Chair and working with Tamara, they will make excellent leaders for the PAC Executive.  

While some are ending their term with the PAC Exec, we hope Parents & Guardians will continue to volunteer at our schools throughout the new year where possible. If you'd like to join us in September and be voted in at our next executive meeting, do not hesitate to contact us at dickens.pac@gmail.com

Your new 2016-17 PAC Executive

Chair Main - Tamara Shand
Chair Annex - Carol Duffy
Treasurer - Tiffany Searchfield
Secretary - Amanda George

Members at Large:

Our DPAC Rep - Shaun Kalley 
Our past Chair - Andrea Sinclair 
Amy Stanley
Christy Thomas        
Genevieve Creighton
Kerryn Williams
Lara Penno                
Leone Hall      
Megan Crouch
Tami Friesen
Vira Jackson

Members at Large to be voted in at our September Exec. Meeting:

Anne Marie Long
Kelly Maxwell
Sharon Mishler
Tamara Cotton

Monday, June 20

Tuesday, June 14

Next Week: PAC AGM & Elections

Our financials for this year, and a proposed budget for next year will be presented. 

If you'd like to know more about how PAC works and what we do, or are interested in possibly joining the PAC Executive for the next school year, contact Andrea Sinclair our current Chair, at andreasinclair@gmail.com to ask your questions - thank you!




Friday, June 10

General Brock Elementary needs a Playground - Vote here for them!

General Brock Elementary, a small East Van school at Main & 32nd is one of 5 finalists in "BCAA's Play Here" grant process, but they need our help to win! 
They are in the running to win $70,000 towards a desperately needed playground. The VSB has taken out all "unsafe" wooden structures, leaving it to the school to raise funds to replace their playground.   
Having a playground would be life-changing for the children at this school! 
The BCAA grant, however, bases the winner on the number of votes they receive on their website, accumulating daily.
HOW TO VOTE:
Vote here at https://www.bcaaplayhere.com every day until June 29! It's possible to vote multiple times per day from Facebook, Twitter, via Email and Google too.  
General Brock Elementary PAC is doing their best to reach their school community & all those in their neighbourhood but they need help from our Dickens Community too!
Thanks for voting for them 
 Dickens PAC


— pic by Vancouver Courier  

p.s. If you'd like to know more about their playgrounds needs, click here to read this article published by the Vancouver Courier.

Wednesday, June 8

PAC AGM & Elections - coming soon!

Our financials for this year, and a proposed budget for next year will be presented. 

If you'd like to know more about how PAC works and what we do, or are interested in possibly joining the PAC Executive for the next school year, contact Andrea Sinclair our current Chair, at andreasinclair@gmail.com to ask your questions - thank you!




Wednesday, June 1

Share your SPRING FLING Photos!



SPRING FLING is this Thursday, June 2 from 4 to 8pm!

Reptiles are back this year! And what's NEW? 

1) BAG CHECK: Come & check your purchases/winnings or jackets at Jody’s "BAG CHECK" in the Red Court!

2) We'll have a Storyteller, in a classroom venue, for younger kids who need a relaxing break during the event. 

Here's the scoop on class tables at the Marketplace, in addition to Made It, Art Wall, Bake Sale and the Plants Sale.

  • Dickens Annex will be selling hand-crafted Art Cards, hosted by Dickens parent, Carol Duffy. 
From Dickens Main, we'll have:
  • Hotdogs by Tami & Karim
  • Hanging Garden Plants and BAG CHECK by Jody
  • Sunflowers by Laurie Lee & Miranda
  • Paper Baskets and Delicious Drinks by Valdine