Van Horne Parent Advisory Committee

Our goal as members of the PAC Executive are to engage all parents in every aspect of their child’s school experience.  We do this by organizing volunteers, running family friendly events and raising funds.

What is a PAC?

The School Act gives parents the right, through PACs, to assume an advisory role in every school. PAC is the officially recognized collective voice of parents of their school. A PAC, through its elected officers, may advise the school board, the principal and staff of the school respecting any matter relating to the school other than matters assigned to the School Planning Council.

PACs are forums within each school community to discuss matters affecting your school and the education of your children. Parents’ voices are a tremendous value to their school. They offer a wealth of ideas and support in the challenges that face all public schools. PACs strive to represent the diversity within their communities and contribute to the benefit of all students by:

  • providing opportunities to educate and inform parents about the school;
  • involving parents in volunteer activities; and
  • openly discussing parents’ concerns and aspirations for their schools.

Who can become a member of the PAC?

All parents and guardians of students registered in the school are able to participate as a member of the PAC.

When are PAC meeting held?

PAC Meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm.

Dates are on the School Calendar as follows:

PAC Meetings for the 2017/18 school year will be held at 630pm sharp in the Van Horne Library on the last Tuesday of the month, with some exceptions. Dates are as follows:

  • Sept 26
  • Oct 24 or Nov 7 – TBD – in lieu of Oct 31
  • Nov 28
  • Dec – no meeting
  • Jan 30
  • Feb 27
  • March – March Break, no meeting
  • April 24
  • May 29

What is the plan for events this year?

Back to school and end of school BBQ’s, Movie Nights, Family Dances, Casino Night, Pancake breakfasts.

Who do I contact to Volunteer?

Want to get involved? Great! You can fill out the VOLUNTEER FORM on the volunteer page.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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