About the P.A.C.

About The PAC

All parents and guardians of Mitchell Elementary School students belong to the P.A.C. Our goal as members of Mitchell School Elementary P.A.C. is, to the best of our ability, advocate for our students and impact every student and their family in a positive way.

Some of the ways we do this are:

  • Subsidizing school expenses such as field trips and events;
  • Providing each Mitchell student a free healthy snack on our annual June Sports Day;
  • Providing funds for teachers to purchase additional classroom supplies;
  • Providing funds for equipment such as basketballs, musical instruments and other necessary items;
  • Provide a scholarship for a former Mitchell school student graduating from Cambie Senior School;
  • Providing funds to honour the Grade 7 graduating class at Mitchell.

 The Parent Advisory Committee meets monthly to discuss school matters, find ways to raise funds and to help staff plan special activities.

Current PAC Executive Committee
Chairperson - Harmon Bal
Past Chairperson - Hajira Hussain
Vice-Chairperson - Hajira Hussain
Treasurer - Helen Sangara
Secretary - Colleen Cheung
Members at Large - Pam Begg, Sharon Ho, Rahim Othman, Mark Dela Cruz, Lilibeth Jaromamay, Yaping Lu, Noriko Miida, Vicky Naidu

PAC Committee Chairs
General Fundraising Chair - Position Available
Playground Fundraising Co-Chairs - Harmon Bal + 1 Position Available
Hot Lunch Coordinator - Rahim Othman (interim)
Early Warning Coordinator - Position Available
PAC Website & Facebook Page - Position Available
Richmond District Parent Association (RDPA) - Rahim Othman
Canadian Parents for French (CPF) - Colleen Cheung
Sports Coordinator - Position Available
Student Planning Council (SPC) - 3 Positions Available

PAC Executive Positions

Chairperson - convene and preside at membership, special and executive meetings; prepare and present meeting agenda; act as official spokesperson for the organization; and act as a signing officer for the PAC.

Vice Chair - assume the responsibilities of the Chairperson in the Chairperson's absence or upon request; assist the Chairperson in the performance of his/her duties; act as a signing officer; and accept extra duties as required.

Secretary - record the minutes of all general, special, and executive meetings; keep an accurate and up-to-date copy of the Constitution and Bylaws and have copies available for members upon request; and issue and receive correspondence/minutes on behalf of the organization.

Treasurer - one of the signing officers of the PAC; receive all funds for the PAC; disburse funds authorized by the executive or members; maintain an accurate record of all expenditures of the Council; give a report of all receipts and expenditures at the general meetings; deposit all funds collected on behalf of the PAC in an account at a recognized financial institution; assist with any financial audits and ensure that the accounting procedures as laid out by the School District's PAC Treasurers’ workshop are followed.

School Planning Council Representative - three parents form an advisory body whose major responsibility is to consult with the school community in developing, monitoring, and reviewing school plans for improving student achievement. The SPC meets after school 1 to 2 hours, approximately 4-5 times per year.

Stay In Touch
Please reach the PAC at any time by:

  • ​email at mitchellpac@shaw.ca
  • LIKE the Facebook group "Mitchell PAC"
  • thru your Division Parent

Division 
Grade
Teacher
Division Parent

1
6/7
Mrs Lee
 

2
6/7
Ms Wyatt
 

3
6/7 EFI
Mme La Pierre
Pam Begg

4
5/6
Ms S Lau
Anabela Shaban

5
4/5
Ms Ong & Ms A Lau
 

6
4/5
Mrs Harrison
 

7
4/5 EFI
Mme Wang
Hildegard Fast

8
3/4
Mrs Young
Anne-Marie Olmstead-Wilcox

9
2/3
Ms House & Mrs Orban
 

10
2/3
Mrs Greenwood
 

11
2/3 EFI
Mme Chang Dar Woon
Maria Hui

12
2/3 EFI
Mme Billinger
Rahim Othman

13
1/2
Ms Dunnigan
 

14
1/2
Mr Self
 

15
1 EFI
Mme Vroom
Sharon Ho

16
K EFI
Mme Szeto
Colleen Howu

17
K
Ms Yip
Anne-Marie Olmstead-Wilcox

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Role of a Division Parent:
1.  Act as a liaison between the parents of the division and the school'sParent Advisory Council (PAC) executive committee.
2.  Informing the parents of the division about upcoming PAC meetings.
3.  Be a resource of information for the teacher and the parents of the division.
4.  Attend monthly PAC meetings if available.
5.  Volunteer during special events that are being hosted by the PAC.
6.  Maintain and update a contact list of all the parents within the division.