Spring Fair 2022 -Volunteers Needed!

Thursday, June 9th, 3-6pm

Volunteers make this event possible!

We are looking for at least 80 volunteers to take a shift, including set-up and clean-up shifts before and after the fair. Please sign up here.

After a THREE-YEAR break, the PAC is thrilled to announce the return of our Hastings Spring Fair on Thursday, June 9th, 3-6pm. This highly anticipated event takes place outside on school grounds and is one of the PAC’s most important fundraisers. PAC raised funds go towards many areas of our school, including classroom supplies, speaker series, STEM, and arts programming. There are several attractions and activities planned including bouncy castles, a cake walk, concessions, prize table, and jolly jars!

Arts & Crafts Market

Friday, May 13th, 3-5pm & Saturday, May 14th, 11-2pm at Hastings School. Cash only.

The Grade 7 students and teachers will be hosting a fundraiser to support the grade 7 camp and will have a varied selection of handmade arts and crafts available, a thrift table, a bake sale, games stations, and refreshments. Please come out to support the students!

Indigenous Hastings Graduate Bursary

The PAC is launching a new bursary fund for Indigenous Hastings graduates!

You are invited to make a donation to the fund by donating to the Hastings PAC at events (cash or cheque), or through School Cash Online. Just select fund destination ‘E-Hastings PAC’, (NOT E-Hastings), and add the note ‘Indigenous Bursary’ in the message section to specify the funds are to be used for that purpose. For online donations you will receive a tax receipt.

Poinsettia Fundraiser

Poinsettias (Red, White or Pink) – $12 each

Decorate your home or office, or give these festive potted flowers as a gift!  They are a lovely size at 16” x 16” planted in a 6” pot. All money raised will go towards school technology upgrades. 

Order Deadline: Wednesday, December 8th

Pick Up: Thursday, December 9th, 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Further information on pick up location (either at the school or near the school) will be provided closer to the day. 

There are a couple ways you can place your order: 

  1. VSB SCHOOL CASH ONLINELog in to your account. Choose from the three options listed (pink, white, red) and add to your shopping cart. To help the PAC keep track of the orders, please email info@hastingspac.ca to let us know you placed your order online. You could either forward your VSB receipt, or confirm what you ordered in a simple email – or you could fill out the order form (1.2MB pdf) and scan/snap and email it to us or drop off at the school office – whatever is easiest for you. 
  2. ORDER FORM + CHEQUE OR CASH – If you would prefer to place your order using a cheque or cash as payment, please complete the order form and drop it off at the school office.

Thank you so much for supporting our fundraiser!

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!

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

Student Art Show Announcement

Hastings Division 18’s Grade 5/6 students are putting on an art show and you’re invited!

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’, starting next week 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 (2695 East Hastings) 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

Lost & Found Trolley is out!

Our Vice Principal Susan would like to remind families that the Lost & Found Trolley is out!

On most mornings as school commences (unless it’s raining), the trolley is wheeled out to the sidewalk in front of the main entrance on Franklin. Parents are welcome to come take a look and hopefully retrieve those lost items!

Susan says the best way to keep your kids stuff out of the lost & found is to LABEL YOUR CHILD’S BELONGINGS. It’s as easy as using a permanent marker in the neck label. While staff make every effort to unite lost items with their owners, they can only do that if the item is labelled.

An alternative to marker, are stickers with your child’s name. If you plan to label your child’s items before the start of September, please consider ordering Mabel’s Label’s and supporting the Hastings PAC’s ongoing fundraiser! 20% of every order goes to the PAC’s operating account, and is used for many important initiatives at our school. With the lack of fundraising events due to COVID this year, such as Spring Fair, Burger & Bevvie, and Bingo Night, small fundraisers like Mabel’s Labels help a lot!

Click above and look for ‘Hastings PAC (Vancouver)’. Thank you in advance for your support!