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Weekly Update - April 29, 2018

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Weekly Update - April 29, 2018
by Lochside PAC - Sunday, 29 April 2018, 11:41 PM


A big THANKS Y'ALL for the amazing staff appreciation week!!!!!!  Thank you to all parents who contributed to making every activity, potluck and decorations a great success!!!  We would like to also send out a special thanks to Stephanie K., Marissa C., Alysha B., Nicole P., Nicole W., Sarah D.R., Carolyn P., Krista H., Heather R., Jane W., Jenn T., Becki E., Irene E., Heather G., Megan M., Marlena C., Helena T., Courtney P., Heather C., Susan T., Tina L., and Christie H. for transforming our school into WILD WILD LOCHSIDE!!!!

We would like to acknowledge and thank Tim Hortons (donation of donuts and muffins), Starbucks (donation of coffee and tea) and Country Grocer (candy for the week long candy bar).  

We also want to send out another thank you to all staff at Lochside.  We truly appreciate all you do!!!!!


May 16th is LEPAC's AGM and general meeting.  You don't want to miss our meeting in May! A few things on our agenda for the AGM will be:

1) voting in our new LEPAC executive and

2) voting on our revised constitution for LEPAC (see attached)

Our general meeting agenda will include:

1) further discussion regarding the motion that was passed to reconsider how LEPAC will spend $16,000


LEPAC is excited to present the nominations for our exec 2018-2019:

Co-Presidents - Nicole Whitsitt and Megan Mbao

Vice President - Kirsty Hooker

Secretary - Heather Galey

Treasurer - Chad Linger

COPACS Representatives - Reet Dangerfield and Marissa Cameron

Healthy School Coordinators - Jodi Holland and Tina Lazaruk

Internet Safety Coordinator - Trish Jackson Mitchell

Volunteer Coordinator - Amy Campbell

Members at Large - Leanne Quon-Turple and Liz Matthews

Volunteer Prize Draw

Carolyn Phillips is the second winner of our Volunteer gift basket draw. Carol has been doing the Morning Watch program three times a week at Lochside Elementary starting every September for 3 years. This program is a very valuable service as it ensures that all of our students are accounted for.  She also volunteers at the Scholastic Book Fair and the Teacher Appreciation events. Carol has two daughters: Katie in grade 4 and Allie, who is now at Royal Oak. Come by and say hi to Carol some morning at the drop off. Thank you Carol for all that you do to make our school great!


Fun Lunch Feedback

The fun lunch team are looking for your feedback! Did you know that the fun lunch program is LEPAC's biggest fundraiser? It is a win win for our school - the students love fun lunch day, parents get a break from making lunches, and we raise funds to support field trips, buy musical instruments and host artists in residence among other projects. Please help us plan the fun lunch program for next year by completing this short survey.

Active and Safe Routes to School Feedback

The District of Saanich and the CRD are looking for feedback in regards to the Safe Routes to School Plans.  Any feedback can be directed to Kate at

Best Routes

Lochside Improvements

PAC Handout

Lochside Consultation Summary

Scholastic Book Fair

The Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon and we need your help to make it a success. The fair runs from Friday May 11th to Tuesday May 15th (excluding the weekend). Please consider volunteering for a shift or two! Thanks for your support!

Screen-free Week

LEPAC is promoting Screen-free Week from April 30-May 6th.  Students are encouraged to only use screens when required for school during this week.  Students who participate in screen-free activities will be eligible to enter a daily draw for Saanich Recreation Centre passes.

Games on the Green

Join us for Games on the Green in May!  This free drop-off program encourages active play before school and is offered by parent volunteers.  Drop your child off in the school field (or in the gym with their indoor shoes on rainy days) at 8 am on Thursdays from May 3- 31st.  Need more information or want to help out? Contact

Upcoming Events

May 3rd - Games on the Green 8am on the school field

May 4th - Non Instructional Day (No School)

May 11 & 14-15 - Scholastic Book Fair

May 16 - LEPAC AGM and general meeting from 6:30-8:00pm

Sundays - Unplug & Play 1-3pm @ McMinn