Students benefit when their parents are involved and engaged.
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As a parent or guardian of a student attending École Alpha Secondary you are automatically a member of the Alpha Parent Advisory Council (PAC).
The main objective of Alpha PAC is to provide a means of communication between parents and the school while enhancing the educational experience of Alpha students through the support of school programs and student initiatives.
STAY INFORMED – ATTEND A MEETING
Alpha PAC meetings are open to all parents and guardians of École Alpha Secondary students. Meetings are held in person on the first Monday of each month* at 7 p.m. in the Learning Commons (Library) and are approximately 1 hour. Meeting information is sent out via email prior to the meeting.
.2023 / 2024 PAC Meetings
January 15, 2024
June 3 (Annual General Meeting)
Meetings provide an opportunity to learn about what is happening in the Alpha community with updates from the Principal, PAC Executives, Grade Representatives and other members. Guest Speakers also provide information on programs that impact the students.
*In the event of a Holiday, Alpha PAC meetings will be held the following Monday.
STUDENTS ARE THE PRIORITY
Alpha PAC’s main focus is the students and ensuring they have access to opportunities that enhance their learning experiences.
Government Gaming grants as well as ongoing Alpha PAC initiated fundraisers ensure this can happen. Alpha PAC distributes funds on an ongoing basis throughout the year in response to teachers and student groups request. As part of Alpha PAC, you have an opportunity to have a voice and choose how these PAC funds are distributed.
During the 2022/23 school year, Alpha PAC generated funds were able to support a variety of enrichment opportunities throughout the school community including:
- Activity fees and supplies for Visual Arts Council, Environment Club, Math Contest, Book Club and Debate club
- Special activities and field trips for the BIPOC group, Indigenous classes and special needs students
- Support for various departments including Home Economics, Robotics, Science
- Live performances and special guest speakers for various student groups
- Athletic uniforms
YOUR SUPPORT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
As an Alpha parent or guardian, you make all this happen! Your support of Alpha PAC fundraising initiatives, including those listed below, ensures the funds are there when the requests come in.
School Cash Online PAC Donation (Year-round)
Easy, online method of making a tax-deductible donation to PAC. Accessed through School Cash Online tab on https://alpha.burnabyschools.ca and any donation of $30, or more will automatically receive a tax receipt.
SPC Cards (September /October of each year)
Students get discounts between 10 – 25% (or more) at participating vendors (both online and in person). A portion of each card sold comes to PAC.
- Fashion (Herschel, Simons, H&M, Adidas, Foot Locker, American Eagle, Hudson’s Bay, Arden, Shoe Company)
- Tech (Apple, Samsung, HP, iTunes, Audiobooks),
- Food (Blenz Coffee, Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen)
- Beauty (Body Shop, MAC Cosmetics, Clinque, Urban Decay)
Purdy’s Chocolates (November of each year)
Get ahead on your holiday treat giving while still contributing to PAC. Easy online ordering with delivery to the school. Up to 25% of sales comes to PAC.
Encorp Recycling (Year-round)
When rreturning your bottles to the Encorp Return-It location at Kensington Plaza, use the school phone number, (604)296-6865, and the money will be directly donated to PAC.
COBS Bread (Kensington Plaza) (Year-round)
Mention École Alpha Secondary School when shopping at the Kensington Plaza location and 5% of your purchase comes back to PAC.
YOUR INPUT MATTERS
In addition to having an opportunity to ask questions or comment on discussions during the monthly PAC meeting, you can also contact any of your Alpha PAC Representatives with concerns, questions, suggestions or any thoughts you may have. Email, to their attention, at firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 / 2024 PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
|Chair||Maria F.||Community Police Committee||Chloe P.|
|Vice Chair||Gloria M.||Fundraising||Vacant|
|Treasurer||Janice C.||Dry Grad Committee||
Raquel D., Janice C.
Donna S., Dorothy E.
|DPAC (District Parent Advisory Committee)||Donna Y.||DPAC Alternate(s)||
|Grade 8||Donna S.||
(English Language Learners)
|Grade 9||Sally F. / Johanna K||Mini School||Karen L.|
|Grade 10||Amy T.||
(Canadian Parents for French)
|Grade 12||Stacie S.|
MISSED A MEETING?
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