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Parents

To be successful, Glenlyon Norfolk School needs and expects the cooperation of its parents, who should understand and embrace the school’s mission, share its core values, and fully support its curriculum, faculty and staff. When joined by a common set of beliefs and purposes, the school and its parents form a powerful team with far-reaching positive effects on children and the entire school community.

All parents, grandparents, and guardians of students attending GNS are automatically members of the Parents’ Auxiliary Community (PAC). Our community is strongest when we support one another. TOGETHER we can do so much to support, nurture and provide an amazing learning environment for all GNS students. The PAC is represented by an elected Executive Committee and appointed Program Coordinators to facilitate communication and coordination within our membership.

Click here to view a letter from the PAC about volunteering during this school year! Learn about new opportunities, COVID-19 Safety Protocols, and what else is new for 2020/2021.

A Message from the Parents' Auxiliary Community

SIGN-UP FOR YOUR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY BELOW!

List of 6 items.

  • PAC Purpose & Financial Responsibility

    Our Purpose:

    The GNS Parents' Auxiliary Community (PAC) was created to build and sustain a close-knit, inclusive community of parents within the GNS family. In partnership with GNS administration and staff, the PAC works together to support our community and school on three levels: socially, educationally and financially.
    We cooperate. We communicate. We participate.

    Social Goal:

    Our PAC participates in the organization of a variety of meaningful and relevant events that foster a safe, caring environment in which every member of our community can thrive. Our mandate is to cooperate together to create social connectivity within our community. The PAC thoroughly embodies the time-honoured GNS traditions and culture that support this goal.

    Educational Goals:

    Our PAC provides a forum for our members to listen to and communicate with each other, as well as organizing meaningful educational opportunities to enhance our collective knowledge and skills in our roles as parents, role models, and leaders. We want to ensure that our children—and all GNS students—are well cared for, supported and safe.

    Financial Goals:

    The PAC raises funds for our school through community partner initiatives including sponsorship opportunities, loyalty programs, government grants, used uniform sales and lunch programs. Whenever possible, social and educational events are offered at cost basis.
    The PAC does not host events to fundraise.
    1. Where do our funds come from:
    SourceHow to Help
    Event SponsorsContact PAC Committee Chair to discuss any current sponsorship opportunities at our events.
    Loyalty ProgramsMore info to come.
    Government Grants (BC Gaming)If you are aware of other government grants available please contact PAC Committee Treasurer.
    VolunteeringWe always need the help of our PAC members to help run our programs. Click HERE to learn where we need help the most.
    Used UniformsMore info to come.

    1. What do we do with the funds raised:
      The majority of funds raised are donated back to GNS for projects or improvements that benefit our children. Each year we identify projects at the Junior, Middle and Senior School that improve the student experience. A small portion of funds help to subsidize social and educational events that benefit the entire Parents’ Auxiliary Community.
    1. PAC Funded Projects since 2014:
    School YearProjects Funded
    2018/2019Playground Climber & Technology Upgrades (JS)
    Multimedia Projectors (MS)
    2017/2018Gudewill Gymnasium Phase 2 (SS)
    Multimedia Projectors (MS)
    Specialized Educational Furniture (JS)
    2016/2017Gudewill Gymnasium Phase 1 (SS)
    Chromebooks (MS)
    Specialized Educational Furniture (JS)
    2015/2016Music Centre Refurbishment (MS + SS)
    Cafeteria Kitchen (MS + SS)
    Technology Upgrades (JS)
    2014/2015GNS Bus (JS + MS + SS)


  • PAC Committee & Program Contacts

    The PAC is represented by the PAC Executive Committee, a group of volunteers who are elected at the Annual General Meeting of the preceding year. The Committee selects and promotes events that reflect our mission to build a supportive community for our school. They are leaders, facilitators and mobilizers. With the help of grade representatives, they work hard to make a difference in our community. They look forward to getting to know all of our families and to WORKING TOGETHER to keep our community amazing.
    2020/2021 PAC Committee
    Co-PresidentClaudia Blumclaudiablum@gmail.com
    Co-PresidentLisa Saklaslisalorentzen@gmail.com
    SecretaryLoriann Delormelorianndaniels@telus.net
    TreasurerNisha Gillnisha_gill@shaw.ca
    School LiaisonMary Anne Marchildonmmarchildon@mygns.ca
    Lunch Program PWAnne Denfordannedenford@shaw.ca
    Lunch Program JSDaphna Millsdaphna.mills@gmail.com
    Loyalty ProgramRay Baterinaray.baterina@gmail.com
    Education ProgramNew PositionContact Committee to Learn More
    Class RepsUsually 2 per GradeSee Blackbaud for names & contacts
  • Volunteer Sign-up

  • Lunch Program

    GNS proudly offers lunches to students every day of the week at the Pemberton Woods Campus (6 to 12), and four days a week (excluding Thursdays) at the Beach Drive Campus (JK to 5).

    The meals are sourced from local restaurants and caterers, and served by PAC volunteers who generously donate their time in support of our students.

    Anne Denford coordinates the volunteers at the Pemberton Woods Campus and Daphna Mills coordinates the volunteers at the Beach Drive Campus. Interested parents are asked to commit to a time slot on a two-week rotation, and find their own replacement if a conflict arises. Please email annedenford@shaw.ca or daphna.mills@gmail.com, if you would be willing to assist with serving lunches.
  • Loyalty Programs

    Thrifty Foods

    Thrifty Foods is a grocery store available throughout Victoria and the Island area. The Smile Card Program allows 5% of your purchase to be donated to GNS at no extra cost to you!
    1. Cards need to be obtained from the Loyalty Program Coordinator.
    2. Before your purchase, cards must be pre-loaded with an amount. Load your card at any checkout till or customer service.
    3. Present your card at time of purchase.
    Thrifty Foods also offers online ordering and you can use the card for online purchases, too! Cards can be used when you receive your delivered order. Here’s how it works:
    1. Make your order. At checkout, select “upon receipt” payment method.
    2. When the delivery is made, you will be able to present your card for payment.*
    *Please make sure you have your card loaded (the deliverer will not be able to top up). Whatever value is present in the card, it will be used as credit. You can pay the remaining portion of the delivery with your other credit or debit card.

    Pepper’s Foods

    The “Best” Grocery Store in BC and in Canada (2015 and 2016) is locally-owned and in our backyard in Cadboro Bay Village! Peppers Foods offers and provides locally and ethically sourced produce to the community. Peppers Foods has been a long-standing proud supporter of GNS by donating 5% of your purchase to the school! It’s very easy to do:
    1. Before you make your purchase, ask for a gift card at the checkout and tell the cashier it is for “GNS”.
    2. You can keep the gift card and reload it as many times as you like.
    3. Let the cashier that know that your purchase is for GNS!
    Pepper’s also offers delivery. Click on this Pepper’s link and let them know you are with GNS when you complete your order.

    The Preferred Homes Team

    Karl Leong and Mark Roozendaal is the Preferred Homes Team (Re/Max Camosun) and they are proud to support the GNS Loyalty Program with a donation of $1,000 from the sale or purchase of a home through them. When selling your home, they combine innovative and the best in modern marketing to sell homes faster and at a higher price! When buying a home, they will offer to guide you through the process well and negotiate the best deal on your behalf. Click the Preferred Homes Team link to learn more!

    Mabel’s Labels

    This is a company with all types of labels that are colourful, indestructible, easy-to-use and fun! Iron-ons, Stickies, Bag Tags, Allergy Alert labels and more! Personalize your labels with names, nicknames, and initials—whatever you choose. Cool icons help even little ones identify their own belongings. Dishwasher, microwave, laundry and kid tested! Click on this Mabel’s Label’s link, type in "Glenlyon Norfolk School", and 20% of every purchase made will be raised for GNS!

    Finn & Izzy

    A boutique-style store in Oak Bay Village providing a variety of items for infants to age 12 including clothing, shoes, toys, books, baby essentials and more. Finn & Izzy supports GNS by donating $5 of the sale of each regularly priced pair of shoes. They are located at 2259 Oak Bay Avenue.

    The Soap Exchange

    “Victoria’s greener cleaner store” provides a comprehensive collection of 100% Canadian-made biodegradable products. This is a great store for the health conscious family! Say you are with GNS and 10% of your purchase will be donated. They are located at 1393A Hillside Ave (at Cedar Hill).
    The Victoria Soap Exchange at 1393 Hillside (at Cedar Hill Road) gives back to GNS 10% of your purchase (just mention GNS when you check out). Did you know that for almost 27 years they have been carrying eco-friendly household cleaning products environmentally friendly doggie bags and garbage bags; and locally made skin care and personal pampering products we could all use; writing pens, lint lifters, micro fibre face cloths, pads and mops; in addition to the everyday personal care and cleaning products we all use? Stop in, look around, take in your dry cleaning and feel good about your purchases. Also, bringing your own re-fillable packaging is both encouraged and appreciated. Hours are: Monday to Saturday, 9:30-6:00; Sunday 12-4:00.

    SPUDS

    Eating local is great for the health of the environment and local communities. When you shop at SPUD.ca, you won't have to stop buying local produce when the weather gets cold! SPUD's Roasting Vegetables Box features a variety of local root vegetables and donates 25% back to our fundraiser. The Best of BC Produce Selection is a great local option as well!
    You can also use SPUD gift cards to shop for hundreds of local grocery items like bread, milk, eggs, and honey! Purchase SPUD gift cards from SPUD.ca/community, choose our group from the drop-down menu and 10% will be donated back to our fundraiser!

    To order a Fundraising Box (25% is donated to GNS):
    1. Click ‘Order a Box’
    2. Choose from the selection of produce boxes and kits
    3. At Checkout, enter promo code FUNDRAISING, then select ‘Glenlyon Norfolk School Parents’ Auxiliary’
    To order and use a Gift Certificate (10% is donated to GNS):
    1. Select type of certificate and denomination
    2. Select the delivery area and choose to support ‘Glenlyon Norfolk School Parents’ Auxilary’
    3. You can redeem your gift certificate when you make your order

    Cobs Bread

    Fresh, handcrafted bread and treats are what Cobs Bread is known for in the community. Say you are with GNS at any of the following locations and 5% of the sale will be donated to the Parents’ Auxiliary:
    • 2178 Oak Bay Ave (corner of Oak Bay Ave and Wilmot)
    • 911 Yates St. (Harris Green)

    Campus Auto Group

    Concierge Car Purchase Service, GNS Discount, and GNS Donation…all in one! Campus Auto Group offers GNS families and staff a hassle-free dealership environment with vehicle discounts, while at the same time giving back to GNS. Take advantage of this program at any of the Campus Auto Group’s four dealerships in Victoria and receive personalized service from Aaron Ehman to facilitate the entire process. Contact Aaron Ehman at 778-350-8784 for the cost breakdown and program details on the vehicle of your choice. A discount will be applied to your vehicle choice, and a donation will be made directly GNS. No hassles, no salesperson—everything to fit your needs and benefit our school!

    Bark, Bath and Beyond

    Take your pooch to Bark Bath and Beyond Pet Store and Dog Grooming at 2041 Oak Bay Ave for a clean-up and shop while you are there. Bark Bath and Beyond donates 5% of your purchase to GNS (just say you support GNS)! They have quality pet foods, treats and supplements; eco-friendly pet accessories and gear. And that's not all—pamper your dog with the ultimate relaxing effects provided by the hydro-surge bathing massage system! You’re pet never had it this good of a shopping experience! Visit the Bark, Bath and Beyond link to learn more!

    VisionPros Online Optical

    Click the Vision Pros link to view the best selection of contact lenses, eyewear, and sunglasses, at a fraction of the prices found at your Optometrist's office or local sunglasses retailer. Browse and find the top contact lens brands including Acuvue® Oasys®, Alcon® Dailies®, CooperVision® Biofinity® and Bausch + Lomb. Easy prescription and delivery process. Find a large variety of top designer glasses frames and sunglasses including Ray-Ban®, Oakley® and Hello. At CHECKOUT, enter the fundraising code: GLENLYON223 and 10% of the sale is donated to GNS!

    Jesse Hlady Studios

    Jesse Hlady is happy to be a part of the GNS Loyalty Program and providing his services to the GNS Community! He will contribute $5 from every GNS Family that books a session with the Studio. Check the latest information on the Studio on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jhlady_studios/ and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jessehladyphotos. Keep up to date on his latest assignments. Also, gain access to exclusive promotions, contests and random giveaways!
    Book your visit today: http://jessehladystudios.com/
    Jesse Hlady Studios
    Unit 202 1537 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC
    info@jessehladystudios.com
    (250)-889-4899
  • The Gryphon Door Used Uniform Sales

    The Used Uniform Shop is located within the GNS uniform store, The Gryphon Door, to the right once you have entered. Parents, along with significant help from the Gryphon Door, collect and maintain a supply of used uniform items for resale. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of used items goes to the GNS Parents’ Auxiliary! Kindly donate any CLEAN items in good condition that you no longer need, back to the uniform store.

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