About EMJS PAC

As a parent or guardian of an​ ​ÉMJS student, ​YOU are a PAC member!​ The ÉMJS PAC is a central part of the school community, where successful education and well-being of our children depends on teachers, students, parents and the administration all working together. You can read more about the PAC here and review our constitution here. Our PAC goals are:

  1. Communication:​ to encourage & support discussion between parents, teachers, and the school administration.
  2. Community:​ to build & enrich our relationships with neighbours, local businesses and each other.
  3. Coordination: ​to organize parents to help with school activities and fundraising events.
  4. Control funds: ​to establish an annual budget and to allocate fundraising money towards parent & teacher supported school activities and infrastructure.

Thousands of dollars are raised every yearfor our school through PAC activities!​ ​PAC funds support activities, programs and equipment including:

  • Chess lessons, Science Venture, iRide (cycling skills program), classroom supplies, visiting performers, field trips and indigenous education.
  • State-of-the-art technology (iPads, ChromeBooks, SmartBoards), library books, art supplies, classroom stationary bikes, playground and sports equipment, emergency supplies and musical instruments
  • Special annual events like the Grade 5 year-end trip and celebrations.
    • PAC Executive 2022/23:
      • Chairs: Heather Macdonald
      • Co-Treasurers: John MacKenzie
      • Co-Secretary: Sarah Turnbull & Rosie Burn
      • Elected Members at Large: Tariq Amlani (emergency supplies), Britta Bentz (passive fundraising), Maggie Black (walk-a-thon), Betty Greer (staff appreciation & hot lunch), Heather Sanche (outdoor classroom project), CJ Young
    • PAC Contact Information:
    • PAC Communications:
    • PAC Meetings
      • All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend PAC meetings! This is a great opportunity to not only hear updates from the PAC, but also from the EMJS teachers and administration.
      • 2022/23 PAC meetings will take place on Zoom on Sept 29, Oct 20, Nov 24, Jan 26, Feb 23, Apr 27 (AGM), May 25
      • Usually the meetings take place in the library, but during the 2020/21 school year they will be held on Zoom.
  • How you can help:
    • Read about and sign up for one of our many volunteer opportunities
    • Volunteer to be a class rep
    • We use SignUp Genius for all of our events. If you would like to volunteer but aren’t sure what events need parent helpers, go hereand search for signups created by comms@emjspac.ca