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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.

The Role of the PAC at GNS

List of 4 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
    2019/2020WONDER Campaign
    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)
  • Lunch Program

    GNS is pleased to be partnering with Dana Hospitality to offer a lunch program to students every day of the week at both our campuses. Dana Hospitality makes their food from scratch each day using fresh local ingredients.
    Parent volunteers have the opportunity to work on both campuses to help with the distribution of lunches. Jill Marriette 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 Jill.Marriette@gmail.com or daphna.mills@gmail.com, if you would be willing to assist with serving lunches.
  • Loyalty Programs

    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 know that you are with 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.

    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)

    Slater's First Class Meats

    Slater’s Meats takes great pride in supporting the local economy, that is why we offer a wide variety of products which are locally produced, from fine cheeses and sauces to cured meats and fresh cuts. We are also proud to support the local GNS community! Come and say “I'm from GNS!” and 5% of your purchase will go towards the GNS Loyalty Program. We are open 5 days a week, Tuesday to Saturday (9-5). Closed Sundays and Mondays. We are located at 2577 Cadboro Bay Road. Call (250) 592-0823 or visit us on Facebook and http://www.slatersmeats.com.

    Ottavio Italian Barely & Delicatessen

    Ottavio is a place that was thought up as somewhere charming one would like to stumble across in some city or neighbourhood while visiting. Where locals get their bread, cheese and espresso since 1997. Ottavio has become a community meeting place – a little touch of Europe on this side of the Atlantic!
     
    Ottavio has agreed to work with the GNS Loyalty Program and is offering gift cards for the GNS community. 5% of all purchases from the gift cards will be donated to PAC!

    SPUD.ca

    Your grocery shopping can donate 10-25% back to GNS! SPUD.ca is an online grocery store with free home deliveries on orders over $30 and a 100% guarantee on all purchases. In order to participate in the program, please purchase a fundraising gift card from SPUD.ca/spudcards and select Glenlyon Norfolk School Parents’ Auxiliary. There are no fees for purchasing a gift card and it can be redeemed through any SPUD account.
     
    SHOP ONLINE. Your card can be used to purchase a variety of natural and organic groceries from SPUD.ca We have high sourcing standards with an emphasis on local and organic. SHOP FOR PREMADE PRODUCE BOXES. SPUD.ca also offers premade produce boxes that offer a bonus discount to you and an extra donation for GNS - 25%!
     
    Each box focuses on different themes such as Organic Fruit, Organic Juicing Veggies, Local Organic Seasonal Produce, and much more. You can also add a produce box to a standing order for an extra 5% discount and get a box of fruit and veggies delivered every week. Start your online grocery shopping today and help GNS!

    Avenue Barber

    Avenue Barber is located on the Avenue next to Cobs Bread in the heart of Oak Bay Village. We’re a relatively new Barbershop opening only one year ago. We value our community and want to be an active part of it. As such, we are happy to offer our support to the GNS community donating 5% of all haircuts when you say “I’m from GNS!” We’re a friendly and welcoming shop offering a culmination of 40 years experience cutting hair. We provide excellent cuts at reasonable prices. We also feature a selection of Layrite products.
     
    We continue to work very hard to stay on top of all COVID-19 protocols and we strive to make our customers feel safe by keeping our shop clean. In addition to mandated requirements, we disinfect all tools between each customer and we have two air purifiers running which help with bacteria and viruses that may be in the air.
     
    Book now for an appointment on our website https://avenuebarber.ca or call 778-440-2174! Drop-ins are also welcome.

    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!

    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!

    PhysioPlus

    Move Well & Stay Well with help from experienced physiotherapists Ross and Christine Baines at PhysioPlus. PhysioPlus will donate 5% of fees spent by GNS students and their immediate family to the GNS Loyalty Program.
     
    You can find us at Savoy Professional Offices
    #103 777 Blanshard St
    Victoria V8W 2G9
    Tel 250-220-7205
    ross@physioplusvictoria.com
    www.physioplusvictoria.com

    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 valued at $50 or more. They are located at 2259 Oak Bay Avenue.

    The Soap Exchange

    The Soap Exchange provides families like yours earth-friendly alternatives to everyday cleaning and personal care products, including many dye- and scent-free options. Mention GNS at the till and The Soap Exchange will donate 10% of your before-tax total (paper products are calculated at 50% of their before-tax total).
     
    Visit the Soap Exchange Victoria at 1393 Hillside (at Cedar Hill Road) seven days a week: Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 6 pm, and Sunday from noon to 4 pm. Browse their collection of 100% Canadian-made biodegradable cleaning products, including laundry and dish detergent, hand and body wash, all-purpose cleaner, stain removers, and skincare.
     
    “Victoria’s greener cleaner store” is a refillery. Bring your own clean and dry containers to fill with your favorite products, or take them home in refillable bulk packaging. Find out more at www.victoriasoapexchange.com, call them at 250-475-0033, or stop in for a chat and a look around.

    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!

    Pacific FC Highlanders

    Pacific FC is the premier soccer team of Victoria! Soccer is a sport that is an integral part of GNS and our local community. Take advantage of a season ticket and merchandise purchases and support our local soccer team and GNS! With every season ticket purchased with the code “GNS2020", $20 will go towards GNS! https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/pacific/EN/buy/details/20PCFS
     
    For merchandise, use the code “GNS2020" and receive a 10% discount on any order on our Fan Shop! https://pacificfcfanshop.ca/
     
    Know more about your Pacific Football Club and get the latest news on Facebook and at https://pacificfc.canpl.ca/

    Gryphon Door

    BUY USED UNIFORMS & HELP OUR SCHOOL!
     
    When you need uniform pieces, think USED. 100% of every dollar you spend on used uniforms goes back to the GNS Parents’ Auxiliary.
     
    And DONATE clean and gently worn pieces back to the Gryphon Door. Every time you donate your gently used uniforms, you help our school!
     
    Keep the circle of giving going!
  • 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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