As a growing and academically-oriented Christian school, we incorporate enriching activities like field trips and extra-curricular activities to educate the whole child. The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) appreciates the importance of these activities and has multiple fundraisers throughout the year to encourage greater participation and expanded opportunities for our children. Proceeds usually go toward field trips and extra-curricular activities although sometimes they are put toward specific school items depending on need.
Our PAC fundraising team is headed up by two parents, Anna Hall and Jane Montgomery.
There are no short-term fundraisers at this time.
This is an innovative program that lets you earn cash rebates for PAC based on things you buy every day like groceries, gas, clothing, pharmacy, restaurants, and more. All you have to do is enrol! If we could get 100 of our Gaglardi families buying their groceries via Fundscrip, we could raise $6000 — yes, $6000! — a month for our school PAC and that’s only a fraction of what we spend as a community. That would go a long way towards a much needed new playground. So please sign up. What simpler way do we have to raise a lot of money?!
How to order your Gift Card and support PAC:
- Visit the Fundscrip website at https://www.fundscrip.com/support-a-group
- Click on the “Support Your Group” button located on the top right-hand corner, and
- Enter PAC’s Group Invitation Code: 2J2FRR
- Fill in the required information.
Once you have completed the sign-up process, you will be sent a confirmation email. Click on the link in the confirmation email to complete your registration. Now you are ready to log-in, place orders, and start supporting PAC!
Hot lunch Program
This is a weekly lunch program dependent upon parent volunteers to put together the lunches and take them to classrooms. Hot lunches are ordered online on a monthly basis and can be paid for by cash, cheque or Paypal. For more information please click the link HERE.
When you apply Mabel’s Labels onto your kids’ uniform pieces and school items, they will never wind up in the Lost & Found box. Or if they do, items will be easy to return to their owner. These labels are available in lots of fun designs and for all ages. They also have customisable phone cases, food container labels and more. Order online at https://mabelslabels.com/support-a-fundraiser/. Don’t forget to select Gaglardi Academy from the list in “support a fundraiser”!
Smencils are fun, yummy-smelling pencil crayons that are sold at the office and sometimes after school in the hallway near the exit beside the gym. They are $2 each and come in different colours, smells and themes. There are many varieties to choose from (Ninja Turtles, Frozen, Inside Out, to name a few…). These are very fun to use! Also available are Smens (smelly pens) ($4 ea.) and Smell-Gel crayons as well ($2 ea.)!
Thrifty Smile Cards
Smile Cards give PAC the opportunity to raise $2500 through Thrifty Foods’ Fundraising program. It doesn’t cost anything to join and it’s simple to use especially if you already shop at Thrifty Foods. All you have to do is change the way you pay at the checkout which isn’t hard to do. All money raised from the Smile Card program is designated for extra-curricular activities and transportation costs arising from school field trips.
How it works is this:
- For every $100 spent on the Smile Card, Thrifty’s will donate $5 to Gaglardi Academy PAC.
- Cards must be pre-loaded at the Customer Service Desk or with any cashier. The card must be loaded prior to having the grocery order rung in (they are two separate transactions).
Lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately by calling Thrifty Foods Customer Service (250-544-1234 or 1-800-667-8280) or by going to any Thrifty Foods store. Once reported, existing funds on the card are locked. A replacement card must be obtained from a PAC executive member. Let them know you need a new card by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep a record of your 19 digit card number, located on the back of the card, for reference in case of loss/theft.