PAC News

October 7, 2022: Message from the Victoria Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (VCPAC) about the upcoming School Board election can be found below under our PAC Meeting Schedule.

PAC MEETING AGENDA & MINUTES

PAC MINUTES (APPROVED) – September 14, 2022

PAC MINUTES (APPROVED) – October 12, 2022

PAC MINUTES (DRAFT) – November 9, 2022

2022/2023 PAC MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Meetings are held from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm and  will be held via Microsoft Teams.  Meeting links will be circulated with the monthly school and PAC newsletters as well as posted in the parents Facebook group. We hope you can join us!

Message from the Victoria Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (VCPAC) about upcoming School Board elections:

CANDIDATE PROFILES
VCPAC is helping families in Victoria get to know the candidates for
school board trustee by sharing their responses to questions parents and
caregivers are most concerned about. Please visit our new candidate
website with candidate profiles and Q&As
https://vcpac.ca/trustee-election

IN-PERSON, DROP IN, MEET THE CANDIDATE FORUM
Featuring small group discussions and 22/30 candidates
Thursday, October 6, 2022, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
SJ Willis Gymnasium (current location of Vic High)
923 Topaz Avenue

ONLINE MEET THE CANDIDATE FORUM
Featuring small group discussions
Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 pm on Zoom
Pre-registration is required: Link will be available at vcpac.ca
shortly.
Moderators will be facilitating the conversations in individual breakout
rooms.

We are calling for volunteers who can help with these events:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4aa4a923a2fdc52-sd61trustee

Full details at vcpac.ca and social media channels, and you can contact
president@vcpac.ca with any questions as well!

Tracy Humphreys
President, Victoria Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (VCPAC)

TILLICUM PARENTS’ FACEBOOK PAGE

All parents and guardians are encouraged to join the Tillicum Parents Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/TillicumCommunitySchoolParents.  This page is a great way to meet and connect with other parents and families in our school community.

TILLICUM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SPIRIT WEAR

The Tillicum PAC has selected items with the school logo for our community to purchase. Follow the link to support this fundraiser and enjoy some school spirit.

ONGOING SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS

FAIRWAY GIFT CARD PROGRAM – If you buy groceries, you can help us raise funds for Tillicum by using Fairway Market gift cards.  The process is simple – you get a Fairway gift card, load it at Fairway with as much or as little money as you like and then pay for your groceries with it.  5% of all purchases will be credited to the Tillicum PAC to help support field trips, cultural events, technology, library resources, sports day, playgrounds and so much more!  Please consider using a Fairway gift card for the benefit of all the kids!  The cards are available in the school office or contact the PAC and we’ll have a card sent home for you.  Thanks to everyone who has requested and are using the gift cards.  Each and every time you load it, your purchase is contributing towards much needed PAC funds.

BOTTLE DEPOT FUNDRAISER – Support our school by taking your empties to any of the following Bottle Depot / Return It locations around town – 4261 Glanford Avenue, 655 Queens Avenue or 3961 Quadra Street.  Advise the cashier at the BEGINNING of your transaction that you would like to donate your proceeds to the TILLICUM ELEMENTARY PAC and all refund proceeds will go directly to support our school.  Please feel free to share this information with our friends and family and encourage them to do the same!

EMILY PRESS LABELS – Emily Press are a small company out of Vancouver that create custom labels for kids (or really anyone trying to stay organized!). These are personalized name labels, and are super durable, dishwasher and laundry safe. Here’s how it works: whenever you, or anyone you send this fundraiser to, clicks on our special Tillicum fundraising link (or types it into their browser) and then makes a purchase at Emily Press Labels, the Tillicum PAC will receive 20% commission of the purchases (before tax and shipping)! Our fundraiser link can be used by anyone so let’s share it far and wide! www.emilypress.com/tillicum

Please note that the link is case sensitive and must always be in lower case.

When you click on our link, a grey bar on the website that says “Tillicum School – Fundraiser” will show up at the top of the site. You can then click on “Shop For Labels” to peruse the options and make selections. Please note, if someone accidentally doesn’t come through our Tillicum link, they can always enter Tillicum School at checkout in the ‘Fundraiser’ box to be sure our PAC receives credit for the sale.

CONSTITUTION FOR TILLICUM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Constitution for Tillicum Elementary School – Final

BY-LAWS FOR TILLICUM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Bylaws for Tillicum School -Final

REGULATION 1155 COMPLAINT PROCESS

From time to time a concern may arise in our educational community.  To help resolve these issues, the Greater Victoria School District uses a complaint process to ensure that an individual’s concern will be given respectful attention while upholding the integrity of the education system.  This process uses clear procedures for the communication and resolution of any concern held by a member of our school community.  If you would like to review the Complaint Process for a Resolution of Concerns, you will find it here.  Alternatively, you can contact the Principal or Vice Principal and they would be happy to provide you with a copy.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding this matter.