Parent Advisory Councils (PACs) play a vital role in schools and local communities, encouraging parent involvement and assisting parents/guardians in supporting their children as students and members of the school community. All parents/guardians at Canyon Heights are members of the PAC.

Throughout the year, the PAC is responsible for things like fundraising and social events, parent education, safe routes to school and crossing guards, organizing volunteers and communicating with parents.

As we start planning PAC activities for the 2019-2020 school year, we would love to have your opinion to help shape our focus for next year. Please complete this short survey about our PAC activities. Your answers are anonymous.

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* 1. What grade(s) will your students begin in September 2017 (tick all that apply):

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* 2. What is the primary language spoken in your home ? 

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* 3. How long have your children been attending Canyon Heights Elementary? If you have more than one child - tick the largest number of years that applies.

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* 4.
Fundraising Events

Many schools have to raise their own funds for activities and supplies in addition to government support. The fundraising events that we put on at Canyon Heights are essential to us being able to provide many extra programs like dance, gymnastics and field trips; as well as to purchase learning equipment such as computers, projectors and tablets.

The PAC currently raises funds mostly through Hot Lunch, social events and the Gala. On a scale of 1 to 5, how happy are you with the general focus of the current PAC fundraising activities?

  Very Unhappy  Unhappy Neutral - neither happy nor unhappy Reasonably happy  Very happy 
Satisfaction with Fundraising activities

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* 5. On a scale of 1-5, please rate your willingness to participate in each of the following fundraising activities

  Not willing at all, never Unwilling Neutral/maybe Yes, likely to participate Absolutely would participate 
Early Investor Program (direct donations to the PAC) 
Family Social Events
Adult Social Events 
Fundraising Partnerships (e.g. Cobbs, Mabel labels, Two Rivers Meats) 
Gala (currently scheduled every other year)

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* 6. What suggestions do you have to improve our fundraising initiatives?

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* 7. Social Events

One of the PAC’s goals is to bring our community together and build engagement between both parents and kids by hosting a few social events throughout the year. Please indicate your level of satisfaction with the current amount / type of social events offered:

  Very unhappy  Unhappy  Neutral - neither unhappy or nor happy Reasonably happy  Very happy 
Satisfaction with social activities 

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* 8. What suggestions do you have to improve our social events programme? 

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* 9. Volunteering at Canyon Heights

Volunteering at school is a great way to show your kids that you take an interest in their education, and it sends a positive message that you consider school a worthwhile cause. Parent volunteers are essential to organizing and chaperoning many school activities throughout the year, including fundraising and social events, Hot Lunch, sports day, crossing guards, and class reps.

Would you be interested in volunteering in the following areas?  (check all that apply)

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* 10. When I volunteer at school (check all that apply)

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* 11. If you haven't volunteered this year, please indicate the reason why

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* 12. What would make you more likely to volunteer your time at Canyon Heights ? 

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* 13. PAC Communication

The PAC communicates with parents throughout the year in a variety of ways, including PAC meetings, the PAC website, blog, emails, posters, and the PAC board located outside the school office.


On a scale of 1 to 5, how satisfied are you with the communication you receive from the PAC?

  Very unsatisfied  Unsatisfied  Neutral Satisfied Very satisfied 
Satisfaction with PAC communication

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* 14. If you are dissatisfied with communication from PAC, please let us know how we can improve it:

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* 16. How would you prefer to receive updates from the PAC (check all that apply)

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* 17. How often do you visit the school website (canyonhts.ca) 

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* 18. How often do you visit the PAC website (canyonheightspac.ca)

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* 19. Where should your PAC money be spent?

The funds that the Canyon Heights PAC raises each year are used to support a variety of learning activities and events at the school, and to provide funding towards the purchase of new technology equipment and an innovation fund.

From the categories below, please select the top 10 categories that you believe the PAC should focus on supporting financially. Please rank your top 10 areas in order of importance (with 1 being the most important and 10 being the least important):

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* 20. What other areas do you believe the PAC should contribute to? 

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* 22. If yes how many meetings did you attend during the school year

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* 23. What would make you more likely to attend the PAC meetings (check all that apply) 

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* 24. Any other comments you would like to add?

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* 25. If you are happy to be contacted about any volunteering opportunities directly, please include your name and email below:

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