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"Non nobis solum" - not for ourselves alone
PAC - Parent's Advisory Council

*Special Notice*​

Please join our Executive Team! Our PAC requires a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and Members at Large for the 2022/2023 school year. No experience is necessary, as the roles are defined and systems are in place to guide you as a volunteer. The GESS PAC is also a member of the Central Okanagan PAC, which provides additional support. 
Our PAC Executive Election will be held on June 6, 2022 at 6:30pm on Zoom. Please email gesspac001@gmail.com if you would like more information and to put your name forward for next year.


​What is the PAC

Our PAC is the voice of the George Elliot parent community. Together with school staff, the PAC is dedicated to providing positive communication between home and school, encouraging parents to become valuable contributors to educational decisions, and allowing parents to make funding decisions to help benefit students. Our PAC will not be fundraising this year.

Why should I attend a PAC meeting

  • To hear the Principal’s report 

  • To have input into school planning and decisions

  • To learn about community resources and gain information on topics that support students

  • To meet other parents and the school staff

  • To feel better connected to your child’s school 

  • To help enhance your child’s educational experience

Your involvement in PAC can make a huge difference to our students and school success!

Who is in the PAC

If you are a George Elliot parent or guardian, you are already a member of PAC. You are welcome to attend PAC meetings, and you are entitled to vote. The PAC elects an executive board from the membership which consists of a President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. 

How to get involved 

  • Attend a PAC meeting 

​The PAC meets at 6:30pm for approximately 1 hour on Zoom

Meeting details can be found in the Coyote Connections and on this webpage

 

  • Join our executive board

    Please join our Executive Team! Our PAC requires a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and Members at Large for the 2022/2023 school year. No experience is necessary, as the roles are defined and systems are in place to guide you as a volunteer. The GESS PAC is also a member of the Central Okanagan PAC, which provides additional support. 
    Our PAC Executive Election will be held on June 6, 2021 at 6:30pm on Zoom. Please email gesspac001@gmail.com if you would like more information and to put your name forward for next year.
  • Follow PAC on the GESS PAC Facebook


The GES PAC invites you to all future meetings which take place on Mondays at 630pm via Zoom. Please see schedule below the link and passcode.

Meeting ID: 743 881 5682
Passcode: 781884

Zoom Link (click here)




2021/2022 Dates and Times:

September 20 (6:30pm)


October 18 (6:30pm)


November 15 (6:30pm)


January 17 (6:30pm)


February 28 (6:30pm)


April 25 (6:30pm)


May 16 (6:30pm)


June 6 (6:30) - PAC Executive Team Election


June 20 (6:30) *this meeting is only required if PAC was unable to elect an Executive Team - our PAC is at risk of dissolving and of losing the ability to apply for important funding.


Previous Meetings' Minutes (c​lick here).

 

​Parent Advisory Council
​President:
​Brenda Kalinovich
gesspac001@gmail.com
​Vice President:
Jodi Cochrane

Treasurer:
​Jenn Hopkinsongess.pac.treasurer@gmail.com
​Secretary:​Jackie Parsons

​COPAC Rep:
Sandra Follack

​Members at Large: 
​Renee Faulker and Linda Ibister..