CBESS Parents Advisory Council (PAC) is the officially recognized collective voice of parents of our school. The PAC is a forum to discuss matters affecting your school and the education of your children. Parents’ voices are a tremendous value to our school. Our PAC hopes to represent the diversity within our community and contribute to the benefit of all students by providing opportunities to educate and inform parents about the school; involving parents in volunteer activities; and openly discussing parents’ concerns and aspirations for our school.

All parents and guardians of students registered in the school are automatically voting members of the PAC. Parents are encouraged and invited to bring forward issues, suggestions, or concerns relating to making our school community better. The PAC meets monthly and stays in contact via email, telephone and in person.

The CBESS PAC members have identified three distinct areas of need: a dedicated Hot Lunch Program, annual Secondary students travel, and Elementary music programming. These initiatives receive annual funding in the amount of $1500 per school year. The PAC raises this money through sales/profit of Grocery Gift Cards. Additionally fundraising is done by specific sub-committees for either the above identified areas, as needed, as well as parent/student requested subsidies such as the annual Grad Award, Secondary Ski subsidy, drama, extra-curricular sports, etc.

The PAC needs parents to show up and voice what they see, want and need from their school community. It is not a forum to discuss individual students, staff problems or conflicts. It is a place to get involved and affect change about our children’s school environment!

Parents/guardians can make a difference to the quality of their children’s education by getting involved in what they are doing in school and by taking part in their PAC. This is an open invitation to all parents to bring forward any suggestions, concerns, issues, needs for fundraising to your PAC. We gladly receive any proposals and will bring them forward to the rest of the CBESS parents.