Your PAC Dollars at Work
We have been very fortunate at West Bay to have parents and educators who are keenly interested in providing the best possible learning environment for our kids. Through various fundraising initiatives we have been able to provide a wealth of student opportunity.
Through fund-raising efforts the West Bay PAC has been able to finance programs that are varied and valuable ranging from:
Equipment and Supplies: Classroom supplies; emergency and first aid supplies; Phys Ed equipment for the gym as well as playground equipment.
Guest Speakers for parents AND students, including topics such as online safety, sexual health, Artist-in-Residence programs like writers, musicians and artists.
Social Events: Bingo Nights; Family Dances; Family BBQ; Bridge Festival (formerly Community Day); Grade 7 Grad; Lunar New Year and Nowruz; Sports Day and Decorations Day support
The majority of our finances are directed at supplemental and enhanced learning: Creativity and Innovation, School-wide cultural presentations, Field trips; Fine Arts; Math contests, Musical instruments and resources; Self Regulation tools, Supplemental PE programs (curling, table tennis, fencing, sportball, etc.); technology for classrooms; online resources (home reading and math programs).
On top of all that, collectively, over the last few years, we have helped provide iPads and computers for classroom use; built a playground; a new kitchen for staff and students; installed state of the art water fountains; transformed our library into a beautiful Learning Commons. We have provided books, and technology like drop-down screens. We support outreach programs, and give an annual scholarship to a former West Bay student graduating from Rockridge.
Sounds pretty amazing doesn’t it? We could not have put forward such an impressive list without your generous support.
We are so lucky to be able to provide opportunities for enriched education directly to our kids. All of us, as members of the PAC have a voice in how our funds are spent and how this can impact our children’s education. It is very empowering. It takes a village to raise our kids, and West Bay has a pretty fantastic village! It is not easy and this requires a lot from our parents in the form of both volunteer time and money. It brings us together, it shows our kids how important they are, and models the purpose of working as one for a common goal.
West Bay runs several different fundraisers through out the year such as the bi-annual Gala, Fun Run, Hot lunch and the Poinsettias and Purdy’s sale at Christmas.
If you wish to make a tax refundable donation please go to westvancouver.schoolcashonline.com
To inquire about sponsorships, please contact West Bay PAC
Thank you for your continued support.
West Bay’s Hot Lunch Program
West Bay’s Hot Lunch Program provides students with fresh, healthy meals, three times a week. (M,W,F) During covid Hot Lunch will only be offered Mondays and Wednesdays. There are two hot lunch terms from September to February and March to June. Parents will be given a link to the Munch a Lunch platform to register for hot lunch before these two terms. There are a variety of menus items including, pizza, sandwiches, sushi, pasta, baked treats, smoothies and frozen yoghurt.
The Hot Lunch Program is completely run by parent volunteers, and it is a key fundraiser for our school. Volunteering takes about 45 mins, one to two times a month. If you wish to volunteer please contact Hotlunchwestbay@gmail.com
We ask that you PLEASE send your child with their own cutlery for each hot lunch day as the school will no longer be providing students with public cutlery.
Zero Waste Lunches!
West Bay has become a “garbage free” school with a great re-cycling program. We encourage lunches to be sent in reusable packaging as all lunch garbage will be sent back home in the kids lunch kit.