Shape of the Week for Nov. 23 – 27, 2015

red-socks-md  Sock Tree – The Free the Children Team has decided to support a local charity by collecting warm socks and hats for adults in need. The weather is getting colder and some people cannot afford a new pair of socks to keep them warm. A Christmas tree has been set up if your family would like to add a warm pair of socks or hat, so we can keep some people warm this holiday season. Thank you!

024719120651lg  Poinsettia Sale – The Grade 7’s started their annual poinsettia fundraiser this week. Order forms were sent home with students and all proceeds go towards the cost of Gr 7 camp in June. Thank you for your support!

Vancouver_Canucks_logo.svg  Canucks Raffle – Thanks to the generous donation from the d’Oliveira family, the PAC has four Canuck tickets to raffle off for the Dec. 7th game against the Sabres. The raffle tickets will be sold next week for $2 each. 

download  Purdy’s – The catalogue came home with your child this week. See last week’s post for online ordering instructions.


Monday – PAC meeting at 6:30pm

Tuesday – Mad Science after school

Wednesday – Boys Volleyball game at Coyote Creek after school

Thursday – Girs Volleyball game at Coyote Creek after school

Friday – Hot Lunch

Shape of the Week for Nov. 16 – 20, 2015

   Thank you to the parents that joined us for our Remembrance Day assembly this morning. Our students impressed us again this year with their respect for this important assembly and our choir did a wonderful job.

  The Clothing Drive is almost over, but if you still have things to donate please bring them to Portable P111 on Monday. All the donations will be picked up Tuesday morning.

  Family Photo Night – Due to popular request, the PAC has arranged for another photography session for our school families.  The sessions will be done by Christopher Johnson.  He has been a photographer for over 25 years and has offered to do a fundraising photo shoot session for the families of Sullivan Elementary.  Photo sessions will be held in the P111 portable on Wednesday, November 18th.

Christopher is offering photo sessions at a cost of $20 per 15 minute session, which will include one 8×10 photo of your choice from the gallery of pictures he takes of your family.  You will also be able to purchase additional pictures from him directly.  He generously will be giving the session fees back to our school PAC.

This is a great opportunity to get some pictures done for the holidays, or for making cards and gifts!  Below there is a link for a sign up sheet.  Please sign up for the time slot you want, and then to secure your time slot, bring the $20 session fee to Marle Prasad or Heather Brown at the office before or after school.

 If you have any questions, please email the PAC at

 ** Please Note that due to the use of a white sheet and background, shoes will have to be removed when your pictures are being taken.  **


  Purdy’s Fundraiser – Our PAC is holding a Purdy’s fundraiser. Here is the information to place your online order. A catalogue will be coming home with your child next week.

Online ordering instructions for Purdy’s chocolate fundraiser.

Step 1 – go to

Step 2 – register or log in

Step 3 – Use code 23727 to join our Sullivan Elementary group

Once you are a member of our group you may invite others to join, and you can now place your order on the group page.

All orders will be sent to the school for pick up on Tuesday December 1st 2015. You will need to deliver any orders your friends & family may make. (a great excuse to visit!)

**Note this is an online only campaign. Visa & MasterCard are accepted**


Monday – last day to bring in donations for the clothing drive

Tuesday – Mad Science after school

Wednesday – Bricks 4 Kids after school, PAC Family Photo Night 3 – 7pm, Boys VB Game after school at William Watson

Thursday – Girls VB Game after school at William Watson


Shape of the Week for Nov. 2 – 6, 2015 and November Newsletter

Here is the November Newsletter November 2015 Newsletter

Here are some safety tips to remember on Halloween Night HalloweenTrickTreatSafety-English

There has been a recall of Allerject epi-pens. We have gone through all the epi-pens in the office and contacted any parents effected by the recall. We are sending this out in case your child carries an epi-pen or you have one at home to check if it is the one that has been recalled. Here is more information Allerject epi-pen recall – Oct 29-15

Our PAC Clothing Drive begins Monday and runs until Nov. 16th. Please use the white plastic bags provided by the Developmental Disabilities Association and bring them to second portable from the lane – P111.

Monday – Div. 1 to 6 have a second dance lesson in the afternoon (make sure your child wears clothes so they can move comfortably)

Tuesday – Mad Science after school

Wednesday – Popcorn and licorice, Bricks 4 Kids after school, Boys Volleyball game at Hyland after school

Thursday – Intermediate students (Div. 1 – 4) go to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in the morning for a 10am performance, Girls Volleyball game at Hyland after school

Friday – 

Coupon Books due and Nov 12 Hot Lunch information

A reminder from our PAC that today is the last day for the coupon books. They are due back to school now.

Also, due to the Nov. 12 non-instructional day, the Hot Lunch scheduled for that day has been canceled. All parents that ordered will have a credit on their account. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Heidi or Kirsty.

Thank you for supporting our school PAC!

Shape of the Week for Oct. 26 – 30, 2015 and PAC Christmas Fair Information

Halloween Costumes – Please wear your Halloween costumes on Friday. A reminder that students are not permitted to bring weapons or masks to school, even if it is part of their costume.

Pumpkin Carving Contest – We are inviting students to enter the pumpkin carving contest this year. The categories are Scariest, Funniest, Most Original and Stencilled. Please bring your jack-o-lantern to the Gym first thing in the morning to set them on the benches on the stage. Please label your jack-o-lantern with your name and division

SQX Dance Program is coming to teach Division 1 to 6 some new dance moves on Friday morning and Monday afternoon. Students are asked to wear comfortable long-sleeved shirts or sweaters, pants, runners or other comfortable closed-toe shoes. Please no tank-tops, shorts or skirts. Students should bring a water bottle to avoid long waits at water fountains. All classes will be dancing at the same time, but in different areas of the school. These classes can change into their Halloween costumes at lunch to participate in the Halloween Parade.

Food Drive – We are still collecting for the Surrey Food Bank this year. Please bring in non perishable food items from the most needed list  Most Needed Items

Message from the PAC about the Christmas Craft Fair on November 8th:

Hello parents,

The Annual Sullivan Elementary Christmas Craft Fair is fast approaching!  It is going to be held on Sunday, November 8th at the Sullivan Hall (6306 152nd Street).  The fair hours are 10am – 4pm, and we need lots of volunteers to make this event a success.

In the past we have sent home a form to request volunteers, but as we are trying to get away from so much paper, we are trying a new volunteer sign up website.  If you are able to volunteer for any of the needed positions, click on the appropriate link and follow the directions to sign up.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email Heather at

1.  We need volunteers to hand out flyers to homes in the surrounding neighbourhoods.  The flyers will be available to volunteers on Thursday & Friday (Oct 29 & 30) at the school.  You will be assigned an area and given the approximate amount of flyers necessary.  We ask that all flyers be handed out on the weekend of Oct 31 – Nov 1.

PLEASE CLICK on the following link to volunteer for the flyer distribution:

2.  We also need volunteers to work the event on Sunday, November 8th.  We need a variety of people for set up, concession, raffle ticket sales, popcorn sales, and clean up.  Each volunteer sign up is for a one-hour period.  If you are able to help us out, please click on the following link.  It will bring up a sheet with all of the different areas and time periods listed.  Choose the one(s) that you are able to work, click on the area under sign up, and then fill out the contact information.

PLEASE click on the following link to volunteer to work at the event:

Thank you everyone for your support!

Heather Brown & Marle Prasad

Monday – Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) today when the school will all stop what they are doing and read at the same time, so make sure you have a favourite book handy!

Tuesday – Mad Science after school

Wednesday – Bricks 4 Kids after school

Thursday – Picture retakes today

Friday – Bring your jack-o-lanterns to the gym stage with your name and division first thing in the morning, Div. 1 to 6 dance all morning, Hot Lunch, Halloween Parade and jack-o-lantern contest after lunch

Shape of the Week for Oct. 19 – 23, 2015

Early Dismissals – A reminder to sign up for a time to meet with your child’s teacher on one of three early dismissal days next  week – Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Students are dismissed at 1:33pm on those days. There are no more early dismissals this school year, except the last day of school in June.

Communicating Student Learning (i.e. report cards) is changing in the Surrey school district. Please read the letter below from the district on the changes to how schools can communicate student learning.

CSL parent newsletter final 10 15

We Scare Hunger Food Drive starts next week. The Free the Children team is organizing a food drive to support the Surrey Food Bank. We will be collecting food over the next two weeks. Here is a list of the top most needed items.

Most Needed Items


Tuesday – PAC Meeting in the Library at 9am, Early Dismissal at 1:33pm, Mad Science at 1:40pm

Wednesday – Baby carrots get delivered Popcorn and licorice, Early Dismissal at 1:33pm, Bricks 4 Kids at 1:40pm

ThursdayEarly Dismissal at 1:33pm, PAC Halloween Dance at Sullivan Hall 6 -9pm, Picture Retakes have been rescheduled to Oct. 29th 

FridayNon-instructional day (no school)

PAC Hot Lunch information

PAC hot lunches will be on the following dates:

September 25

October 16 & 30

November 27

December 11

January 8 & 22

February 12 & 26

March 11

April 1, 15 & 29

May 13 & 27

June 3 & 17

Hot lunch orders and payments are done online through the Sullivan PAC website.  You MUST register each child that you have in the school in September.  Registered users will be able to place lunch orders for their children, make special seasonal purchases online such as fundraising sales and yearbooks, and will they receive email notices from the Sullivan Elementary PAC.

PLEASE NOTE:  Registration needs to be done again even if your child attended school & was registered last year.

In order to register your family, go to the website:

To register for an account click on the “REGISTER” tab on the main menu bar. This will take you to the registration form to create an account for your family.


Fill in the rest of the information on the form, and choose a password that you will use to log into the site in the future.

Once your family is registered, log into the site, click on the “PROFILE” tab and choose “add students” from the drop-down menu.  You will need to do this for each child you have in the school.

Now that your children are registered, you will be able to order their hot lunches and other miscellaneous items by clicking on the “ORDERS” tab and choosing “student orders” from the drop-down menu.

Payments can be made online by credit card or PayPal.  You can also pay by cheque or cash by printing a remittance form and sending it with payment to the office (ATTENTION:  hot lunch committee)