Events Throughout the Year

There are many events running annually at Gordon. PAC helps to run many of them.
They are listed below, with the time of year they usually happen. If an event is happening now or soon, there will be details on the home page of this website. Events are also listed on your school picture calendar.
Details of PAC's role in events are in the PAC Roles booklet. This document will change as parents get involved in different Gordon events over the years.

Ongoing Events and Fundraisers during the School Year

Grocery Card Fundraiser - PAC buys cash cards from many stores at a discount of 2% to 10%. PAC sells the cards at face value. The difference goes into PAC funds. Order forms usually due on the third Monday of the month, with pick up at the PAC meeting the next Monday.

PAC Meetings - Usually the last Monday of every other month. Held 7:00-8:30pm in the Gordon school library. Babysitting by Grade 7 students. Dates for the year are posted on the PAC meeting page of this website.

Popcorn Sales - Every Friday lunchtime in the basement.

One-Time Events and Fundraisers in the School Year

Welcome BarBQ and Meet the Teachers - An evening BarBQ in September at the beginning of the school year. Meet your child's teacher over a BarBQ dinner.

Terry Fox Run - In September during school hours, the whole school participates in an annual run in the neighbourhood.

Direct Donation Campaign - Held in October, one of PAC's two main fundraisers of the year. Parents are asked to donate, if they are able, towards school equipment and programs. Details of Direct Drive fund allocations are on the PAC budget page of this website.

Halloween Parade - On or near Halloween, students and teachers come to school in their Halloween costumes and parade through the school at the beginning of the day.

Winter Fair and Concert - In December students perform in a winter concert organized by the music teacher. Students can make their own crafts and sell them at the winter fair. PAC sells snacks and drinks.

Santa's Workshop - Some years, French Immersion parents collect small gifts for students to buy and have gift-wrapped for their families, as a fundraiser for French Immersion Cultural Field Trips.

Holiday Donations - In December, PAC collects food and/or gifts for Vancouver families in need.

Jump Rope for Heart - Around Valentine's Day, staff organizes a jump rope marathon with students, and raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Talent Show - In the Spring, students audition with their talent, and put on an evening performance for parents.

French Immersion Fundraising Events - French Immersion parents organize fundraising events at various times during the year to raise money for French Immersion Cultural Field Trips.

Spring Fling - In May Gordon parents and staff organize a school and community fair outside on the school grounds. Lots of events, music, food and fun. This is the second of the two main PAC fundraisers of the year.

Sports Day - Mid-May usually before the long weekend - A school day devoted to sports. Students participate in activities run by Kits High students.

Kindergarten Orientation and Tea - Usually in June - A morning gathering to introduce new kindergarten families to Gordon.

Teacher Appreciation Lunch - Usually in June - Parents prepare a lunch for teachers, in thanks for their work for the students.

Beach Day -Late June - At the end of the school year, the whole school walks to Jericho Beach for a day on the sand.