A.J. Mclellan Elementary School Parent Advisory Council
Surrey, BC

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(604) 574-7296
16545 61 Avenue, Surrey BC, V3S5V4

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A.J. McLellan PAC carreies out many programs throughout the year to raise funds to benefit students within the school. Programs that were continued from the previous year included providing classroom funds for teachers to use for the benefit of students, disaster preparedness kits for each classroomin the event of an emergency, provided funds for the grade 7s for their gradudation ceremony, provided funds for students recognition to encourage school spirit and teach social responsibility, providing funds for the Young Entrepreneurs program, provided funds funds for complettion of gym mural,. we continued to spend funds on technology - this year we funded the purchase of 30 iPads and 10 Macbook Air laptops.

New programs run this year were a weekly wellness teaching, mindfulness along with the purchase of equipment to support the program. Home Reading and Guided Reading Book sets for various classrooms, Fine Arts presentations included in class Guitar Lessons and Acting Lessons for all students. Guest Speakers included presentations by a theatre company, a hoop dancer, and drummers. The PAC funded purchases of new gym equipment including sets of Pickerball equipment. Spikeball Equipment, Chinese Dancing Ribbons, Scootboards, and volleyball nets. For each classroom storage bins with various sport balls were purchased for use during outside free play. All programs run by the A.J. McLellan PAC are run on a volunteer basis. It is estimated that members of the PAC spent minimum of 1500 hours volunteering at the school during the fiscal year. Funds spent on programs were greater this year as funds that had been allocated for sport court, were used on programs after the School District #36 determined that the only location suitable for the sport court was also designated for future school expansion. The PAC determined the Sport Court was no longer an option.