Dear Earl Grey Community,
We wanted to provide information on ways to volunteer your time. Please see the description of below of specific areas within Parent Advisory Committee, as well as our school. If there is something that isn’t listed here that you’d like to be involved in, please feel free to share your ideas because we’d love to see many of you involved.
- PAC Secretary
Time commitment – attendance at EG PAC meetings. If you are not able to attend every month, someone will be able to fill in for you.
Role – taking minutes at the meeting (a computer can be provided for use at the meeting).
- South District Advisory Committee member
Time commitment – four meetings a year (in addition to regular EG PAC meetings), usually 7:00 p.m. on a week night.
Role – attendance at the informal meetings, which provide the opportunity for committee members to discuss school, parent council, and Division-wide activities and initiatives with Trustees. Agenda and minutes are provided for you to report back to EG PAC.
- Fundraising Committee
Time commitment – helping before and during fundraisers, email and/or in person meetings outside of PAC meetings
Role – supporting the fundraising efforts of EG PAC
Additional Role – finding and/or helping teachers or PAC to apply for various school grants
- Lunch program Committee
Time commitment – brief meetings every 4-6 weeks outside of PAC meetings
Role – supporting and giving guidance for the Lunch Program
- Volunteer recruitment for teachers
Please consider how you can be involved at Earl Grey. Looking forward to hearing from you. You can email myself at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Lisa Smit-Beiko.
EG PAC Chair
Dear Parents/Guardians and Families,
As you may be aware the Federal government has passed the Cannabis Act, which will come into force on October 17, 2018. In Manitoba, possession and use of non-medicinal cannabis will be legal for adults 19 years of age and older.
There are a number of key cannabis facts that young people and parents should understand. It is generally accepted by the medical community that young people are more likely to experience harm from regular use of cannabis before the age of 25. Cannabis can also affect important aspects of a young person’s learning and memory. In addition, cannabis use may also lead to addiction, which can have a negative effect on mental health, relationships with others, academics, extra-curricular activities, and everyday life.
Manitoba Education and Training wants to ensure that parents have the tools to talk to their children about cannabis use and its potential consequences. This past April, the Department of Health, Seniors and Active Living and Department of Education and Training helped distribute Addictions Foundation of Manitoba’s cannabis awareness package to all school divisions in the province. This package contains numerous fact sheets and infographics on cannabis and a Cannabis Talk Kit for teachers and parents. It can be accessed at the online Health and Physical Education Learning Resources page at the following address www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/physhlth/.
Please take the time to read this information and to share it with others.
I wish each of you a successful school year.
Education and Training
If you love to:
- Read with children
- Work with books
If you are:
- an artist
- a mathematician
- an actor
Let us know! We would love to get you into our Classroom’s volunteering.
We have Volunteer Forms in the office ready to be picked up!