Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Students benefit when their parents are involved and engaged.



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.


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.

Alpha PAC AGM May 6, 2024

All PAC executive positions are up for nomination at the AGM. Please see executive role descriptions PAC Position Nominations 2024 and learn more about the AGM and nomination process PAC AGM Further Details

.2023 / 2024 PAC Meetings

September 11

October 16

November 6

December 4

January 15, 2024

February 5

March 4

April 8

May 6 (Annual General Meeting)

June 3

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.


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


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  and any donation of $30, or more will automatically receive a tax receipt.

Gift Card Fundraising

Help support students and the Alpha community by purchasing gift cards for your everyday shopping needs! A percentage of each card sold goes to PAC and ongoing student interests.

Download your Gift Card Order Form PDF PAC Gift card order form

Complete order form and e-transfer with matching NAME, EMAIL and PHONE NUMBER.
(Fundraising for Theatre Company, please use e-transfer password: “Drama”)

Please send completed order forms and e-transfer to

Attn: PAC Treasurer, Re: Gift Card Fundraiser

Please contact PAC with questions or further details regarding deadlines and pick up times.

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.

Vendors include:

  • 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)
  • and

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.


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


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.

Secretary Jessica J.
DPAC (District Parent Advisory Council) Representative Vivien G. DPAC Alternate(s)

Ashley S.

Jackie Z

Past Chair Ashley 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)

Ella H.
Grade11 Arlene E.
Grade 12 Stacie S.


No problem. Stay up to date on the discussions by checking out the minutes posted below.

Alpha PAC Constitution and Bylaws

Alpha PAC C&B March 2024