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Parent Council

October 7, 2022

Who we are:

The École Laura Secord School Parent Advisory Council meets once a month to build and strengthen our relationships with the staff and the community, to find out what is going on at the school, contribute to discussions affecting our families and community, and voice any concerns. Besides meeting monthly, the PAC Executive also governs our school’s Lunch Program, organizes volunteers for various events throughout the school year (when permitted), and organizes and runs many amazing fundraisers which in turn allow us to give back to our school and community to make Laura Secord a wonderful place to learn and grow.  

Once part of the Laura Secord Family, we invite all parents and guardians to come and take part in the conversation as much as you are comfortable with to make Laura Secord the very best it can be. All are welcome and encouraged to attend PAC meetings. Follow the link to view the PAC Constitution.

Please forward any questions or concerns to LauraSecordPAC@gmail.com

PAC Executive Members - 2021/2022
Name
Position
Lukas ThiessenChair
VACANTVice Chair
Melina ChowVolunteer Coordinator
Chris TierneyTreasurer
Alexandra MarcilSecretary
Laura PaulsLunch Program Liaison
Kisti Thomas-RingMember at Large
Stan BrockMember at Large

For brief descriptions and responsibilities of each position within PAC click here.

Monthly Meetings:  Meetings occur on the third Tuesday of the month. Click here for the minutes from each meeting.

What we do:

École Laura Secord School Lunch Program

The École Laura Secord School Lunch Program is run by the Parent Advisory Council Executive Board of Laura Secord School and is available to all ELSS students registered in grades 1 through 6.

Our Lunch Program employs a Lunch Program Director, Assistant Director, and 25 full-time and part-time staff who provide care and supervision to approximately 310 students over the lunch period.  We are the largest parent-run lunch program in the province. Follow the link for the Lunch Program By-Laws

For more information on our Lunch Program, visit their page here.

Fun Food

ELSSdownload.jpg PAC is excited to offer pizza lunch for all students monthly. Proceeds from Fun Food go to support the Teachers' Wish List, land based learning initiatives and the PAC families fund. In order to make the ordering process more efficient, we have implemented some changes. Please see the Fun Food Info Sheet for more information. 

Fun Food Order Form - October

Holiday Fundraiser

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École Laura Secord School’s 2020 Holiday Fundraiser was a resounding success with a record-breaking year!  Together, in a year like no other, we sold $48,891 in gift cards and products all while supporting our beloved local Wolseley businesses!  The school saw a whopping $10,082 as a donation from our wonderful vendors! 

Last year, funds raised through this fundraiser will go towards the purchase of items from the teacher’s wish list including 11 document cameras; outdoor education supplies; indoor and outdoor recess equipment; leveled books, and art supplies.

A huge thank you to all of the businesses who partnered with us, to all those who supported the fundraiser, and to the incredible team of VOLUNTEERS who planned and executed this amazing initiative!

Share the Love Potluck

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It has been a longstanding tradition at École Laura Secord School for the PAC to host a potluck dinner the night of Tri-Conferences in November to show our support and gratitude to the wonderful Staff at our school – we felt this year this tradition was more important than ever, however, with the restrictions in place, we knew we would have to pivot.

We put a call out for donations to purchase individually boxed meals from a local restaurant for them. Thanks to everyone's very generous support, we were able to establish a fund to provide the staff 3 separate luncheons.  

Our teachers, support staff, and our administration have been working tirelessly to ensure our kids are safe, happy, and engaged, and our families came together to ensure they continue to feel some love and support.  Thank you!

Our Backyard

Click on the image for information on the story of Our Backyard.

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Ways to donate:

The Children’s Heritage Fund

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The Children's Heritage Fund is a registered charity that gratefully accepts donations to help enhance the educational experiences of students who attend schools in the Winnipeg School Division. Tax receipts are issued for donations of $10 and greater.

To directly support École Laura Secord School, please note them on the memo line of your cheque or on your donation form.

Information on the Children`s Heritage Fund

Donation Form:  CHFDonationForm.pdf

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