PAC Annual General Meeting

The Hastings Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is having its Annual General Meeting on Monday, October 25th from 6:30-8pm, hosted virtually by Zoom. All parents and guardians of Hastings students are welcome! Have your say on the proposed budget and vote on the new executive!

Several position are coming available on the PAC exec. Please consider nominating yourself or someone you feel would be a great addition. Descriptions of the positions are HERE (62kb pdf).

The AGM Agenda is here. (476kb .pdf)
Please find last year’s AGM minutes here. (718kb .pdf)
Please find last months general meeting minutes here. (514kb .pdf)
Please find the past years final numbers and the proposed 2021/22 budget here. (16kb .xlsx)

Hastings PAC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Hastings PAC’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Oct 25, 2021 06:30 PM Vancouver

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Keefer Yard x Hastings PAC

Now through October 31st, 2021

We are so excited to be teaming up with the awesome folks at The Keefer Yard for an amazing fundraising opportunity! For the next couple of weeks, play a round of mini-golf and donate to the Hastings PAC. Gather a few friends, enjoy a night out, and support your child’s school!

Because of COVID, fundraising abilities have been limited, so the Hastings PAC hasn’t been able to fund as much as previous school years.

One area adversely affected is classroom supplies, which, up until this year, the PAC has been able to fund a portion for each teacher. Money donated through The Keefer Yard will allow the Hastings PAC to support its teachers again for the 2021/22 school year with this classroom supply allowance, enabling them to purchase teaching tools, art supplies, math manipulatives, and other compliments to help support learning.

A huge thank you to The Keefer Yard on behalf of the Hastings Parent Advisory Council for their amazing community support!

Speaker Series Volume 1

Parenting Online and Parental Controls Online

The PAC is delighted to present the first in the line up for our 2021/2022 Speaker Series on Tuesday, October 19th from 7-8.30pm. Back by popular demand from Hastings school administration and parents, Merlyn Horton will provide us with an informative, engaging and useful discussion around the implications and effects of technology on our children. She will also share some tools and suggestions for supporting good online and off-line choices. 

Tickets are now available for reservation by donation, starting at $1. For planning purposes it helps us to have registrations in advance. We are grateful for any donations to assist us with the cost of the speaker. Please pay what you can afford – thank you! All registrants are invited to submit any questions or topics that you would like to see included as part of the session. We will do our best to cover as much content as possible.Please email info@hastingspac.ca with your questions.


We hope you will join us on October 19th!

Hastings Anti-racism Committee (HARC) Monday, October 4th – HARC Meeting at 7pm

Join us for the first meeting of the school year. The HARC is a sub-committee of the Hastings PAC. We are committed to playing a role in creating a safe, inclusive and equitable environment at the school. All Hastings parents, guardians, and school staff are welcome to attend every meeting.

We welcome you to share ideas about what kind of anti-racism work we can engage in together for this school year!

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Welcome Back Invitation

Please mark your calendar!

We hope the first few days of school have been smooth and you and your families are settling in for the new school year.

To kick things off, the Hastings School Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is having a general meeting on Tuesday, September 28th from 6:30-8pm, on Zoom. All parents and guardians of Hastings School students are welcome!

We will be joined by our Principal, Vital Peeters, as well as our NEW Vice Principal Andrew Coelho. Please join us to welcome Andrew as well as hear about PAC initiatives and upcoming events. 

Zoom link below. Complete agenda will be sent out closer to the date.

We hope to see you there!

Hastings PAC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: September General PAC Meeting
Time: Sep 28, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Student Art Fundraiser

A message from the class…

Hello Hastings Community!

Division 18’s Grade 5/6 students would like to invite you to our art fundraiser, ‘Building Black Futures’, at The Laughing Bean!

Our class has been inspired by the important contributions of Black icons and the Black Lives Matter movement, and has organised this fundraiser in the hopes that it can serve as a small but meaningful step in the building of Black futures in Vancouver.

This art exhibit and fundraiser will present art made by students featuring important Black trailblazers and icons. These artworks are not only visual representations, but also educational keepsakes: they include short biographies celebrating the life and accomplishments of these famous figures. It is our hope that by sharing these works with our community we can help spread their stories and contributions more widely.

This art exhibit and fundraiser will take place at The Laughing Bean and will run from Monday, June 21 through Sunday, June 27. The Laughing Bean is open until 4 pm every day. Artworks will be sold on a sliding scale starting at $10. The Laughing Bean accepts cash and debit. 100% of funds raised will be donated to the Hogan’s Alley Society, a non-profit organization committed to promoting and preserving Vancouver’s Black History!

We hope you can visit the exhibit!:)

Sincerely,
Division 18 students

Volunteer Call-outs

Lend a helping hand at Hastings School

The PAC has several call outs for help, if you are interested in donating some time:

Staff Appreciation Breakfast – June 30th
Set-up in the undercover area; Laughing Bean to provide coffee and pastries
Needs help to prep decorations and help on the day (set up 8:30am; tear down 1pm); contact the PAC at info@hastingspac.ca

Garden Summer Watering Call Out
Need one more family to take one week over summer; contact the PAC at info@hastingspac.ca

Hastings Day One – Welcome Back Event September 2021
Happens on first day of school; great opportunity to reach out and meet new parents
Contact the PAC at info@hastingspac.ca if interested in helping out / planning early September.

Walking School Bus Call Out
Need more parent volunteers to make it happen; contact the PAC at info@hastingspac.ca