Grad Newsletters

Grad 2020 Update #5 – January 21, 2020

Dear Grade 12 students and parents,

With less than four months until the 2020 Prom and Dry Grad, here are the latest updates on upcoming activities.  You’ll also find attached a new ‘Everything you need to know’ (Version #5).

Budget and Fundraising Update:

Grad Deposit: Thank you to everyone who has paid the deposit!!  You can pay through the portal or in the office with a cheque to PMSS or cash.  We can arrange a payment plan to stagger payments. Let us know at pittgrad2020@gmail.com and we can set that up.

Fundraising Summary:  Our goal is $20,000 in fundraising to offset costs of dry grad to the families.  So far, our fundraising total is $11,000. Let’s keep up the momentum to reach and exceed our goal.  Thanks to everyone who’s helping out to make this happen!! If you can assist with fundraising, please let us know.  See more below.

Upcoming Fundraising:

  • January 25: Parents Dance at PMSS, with Live Music, Drinks and Dancing 7PM – Tickets $25, contact pittparentparty@gmail.com
  • Purdy’s Fundraiser – Order your Easter chocolate goodies and support the Grads.  Place orders on-line by March 23, 2020 (see attached flyer for sharing with your friends and family)
  • Help Wanted!!  Parent volunteers are needed to assist with fundraisers.  Here are some ideas that we need help to implement:
    • Donut sales at Student led conferences February 6
    • Cash donations from local business
    • Superstore grocery bagging
    • Spring Bottle drive
    • Pasta Dinner
    • Or Your idea here!  Let us know what you can contribute!

Key dates coming up – refer to the ‘Everything you need to know version 5’ document for the full list

January 31 – Grad Write-ups due: The PMSS Yearbook features Grad write-ups and ‘What you like most’ section.   Please visit the website to complete: https://pmssgrads.wordpress.com/yearbook-grade-write-ups/

End of February – Baby pictures and dedications for Yearbook will be due.  Find that perfect photo now to be ready.  Details to follow on Parent Portal in coming weeks.

Other useful information:

Black and Lee formal wear  offers a discount to students renting or purchasing their formal wear. Mention PMSS when you rent or purchase to receive the discount. Also note, we plan to invite them to PMSS to hold a fitting night prior to spring break.

Bottle Returns Fundraising  Please continue to return your empties to Meadows Return-It Centre Account number 105.  The fund is at $400 and growing!  This will be effective until May 2020 so save those bottles and cash them in to help out the Grads!!!

Stay Engaged
– Please ensure you are signed up on Parent Portal ( https://parents.sd42.ca/Parents/ParentLoginPage.aspx )
– Provide your email to pittgrad2020@gmail.com to receive updates
– Visit the Grad website at https://pmssgrads.wordpress.com
– Join our facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/pittmeadows.grad

If you have any questions and/or suggestions, please reach out with an email to pittgrad2020@gmail.com.

Sincerely,

The 2020 Pitt Grad Parent Executive

Asher Steed, Chair, Pitt 2020 Grad Committee

Laura Clarke and Fiona Pardy, Co-chairs, Prom Committee

Melanie Pollard and Michelle Rebalkin, Co-chairs, Dry Grad Committee

Paula Bawa, Treasurer

Zabrina Braithwaite-Kelso, Fundraising

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Grad 2020 Update #2 – October 11, 2019

Dear Grade 12 students and parents,

The school year is well underway and the Grad 2020 committee would like to provide an update on Grad 2020 planning and upcoming events.

We had a great turnout of parents and grads on September 25th meeting and had many people step forward to assist with fundraising efforts.  Thanks again everyone for putting your name forward to help out!!! We are still looking for more assistance for upcoming fundraisers (see below!)

The committee has worked with PMSS administration to provide the attached ‘Everything you need to Know’ that provides key dates for the 2020 grad year.  This is attached to this notice and will be posted at https://pmssgrads.wordpress.com/newsletters/ .  Further updates will be provided as details are confirmed.

Key dates coming up:

October 15: $100 deposit due on Parent Portal.

October 16: Grad hoodie/sweatpant orders due

October 19 9AM – 3PM – Grad 2020 Bottle Drive:  Mark down this date!  We need parents and grads to help out.  We especially need parent drivers with larger vehicles that can hold collections and students as we canvas our Pitt Meadows neighbourhoods.  

November 2 6PM – 10PM – Parents Pub Night:  Parents and Grads:  We need your help with ‘silent auction’ items.  If you can donate and/or canvas your employer/family/friends, etc. that would be amazing!  Please contact pittgrad2020@gmail.com to receive a copy of the donation letter or to arrange for pickup.  

Other useful information:

Bottle Returns Fundraising  We have a Grad 2020 account at Meadows Return-It Centre (Account number 105).  This will be effective until May 2020 so save those bottles and cash them in to help out the Grads!!!

Stay Engaged 
– Please ensure you are signed up on Parent Portal ( https://parents.sd42.ca/Parents/ParentLoginPage.aspx )
– Provide your email to pittgrad2020@gmail.com to receive updates
– Visit the Grad website at https://pmssgrads.wordpress.com
– Join our facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/pittmeadows.grad 

 If you have any questions and/or suggestions, please reach out with an email to pittgrad2020@gmail.com. 

Sincerely,  

The 2020 Pitt Grad Parent Executive

Asher Steed, Chair, Pitt 2020 Grad Committee


Laura Clarke and Fiona Pardy, Co-chairs, Prom Committee

Melanie Pollard and Michelle Rebaulkin, Co-chairs, Dry Grad Committee

Paula Bawa, Treasurer

Zabrina Braithwaite-Kelso, Fundraising