Walk’n’Roll Challenge | PAC Meeting | BC Government Playground Funding

From May 22-25 the District of North Vancouver is challenging all 18 District elementary schools to a Walk and Roll Challenge

The school with the highest participation rate (highest % of their total student population) will win:

  • A trophy presented to the school by Mayor Walton
  • Fruit popsicles for the ENTIRE school
  •  $$$1,500.00$$$

Lynn Valley – we’ve got this one in the bag! Let’s go for the gold!

More about this next week…

 PAC Meeting Agenda: May 16th, 2018

  1. Introductions/ Approve minutes/President message
  2. Admin report
  3. Elections
  4. Social:
    1. Family dance – wrap up
    2. Ice Cream Social- meeting TBA
    3. Staff appreciation (Cindy)
    4. Planning for next year:
      1. Mix and mingle at Brown’s in September
      2. Pancake breakfast
  5. Fundraising:
    1. Planning for next year:
      1. Craft Sale
      2. Babysitting for early dismissal days
      3. Save On Foods gift card idea
      4. Christmas Card sales
  6. Programs:
    1. Maybe focus on student programming for next year
    2. During school program ideas and after school (if space is available)
    3. Bike to School Week: Update from the committee
  7. New business:
    1. Playground update
    2. Lynn Valley Day Parade – we need someone to take the lead on this
    3. Replace old wood tables in the PAC bin
    4. Fridge in PAC kitchen- it needs to be looked at
    5. New water fountain and bottle filling station – would like to have this for 2018/1019
    6. Have a board out at Ice Cream social for all the events for the 2018/2019 school year


Thank you all so much for taking time out of your busy schedules to come to the PAC meeting.  We have a great community at LVE!


The BC Government Announces Recipients for their Playground Funding

And on the North Shore it goes to Norgate!

From the article: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018PREM0023-000863

“…Playgrounds are being funded based on greatest need. Priority is given to schools where there is currently no playground, and then to schools where the existing playground is aging.”

Next year we will apply for this funding again.  What we do need is funding to make our playground more accessible. Have you ever tried pushing a heavy wheelchair over soggy gravel or woodchips? It’s next to impossible – and our community has a large special needs population. So fingers are crossed that the cirteria will allow for accessibility funding next year.