Grad Fundraising

Grad 2020 Update #3 – November 5, 2019

Dear Grade 12 students and parents,

It’s been a busy few weeks with fundraising and grad planning and the Grad 2020 committee would like to provide an update.  Attached with this notice is Version 3 of the ‘Everything you need to know’ document.

**Important note**: if you haven’t yet, please book your Grad photo sitting!! The sittings are on November 12, 13 and 14 and can be booked at Spots are still available.

Budget Update:

Grad Deposit:  Thank you to everyone that has paid the $100 grad deposit.  Over half of our 177 grads have made the deposit!! This helps us immensely with budget planning and preparations for the prom and dry grad.  If you haven’t paid yet, you can still do this through the portal, or in the office with a cheque to PMSS or cash. Also, if you would like to arrange a payment plan to stagger payments, let us know at and we can set that up.

Fundraising Summary:  We have a goal for $20,000 in fundraising to offset costs of dry grad to the families.  So far, we are about 1/3 of the way there at over $6,000!! Let’s keep up the momentum to reach and exceed our goal.  Thanks to everyone who’s helping out to make this happen!!

  • Bottle Drive October 19:  We had a great turnout for the bottle drive.  A huge thank you to the grads and parents that braved the cold and wet and contributed to our success!!  Overall we cleared $2,400.00. Well done everyone!!
  • Pub Night November 2:  Thanks to everyone who helped to make this an amazing night and successful fundraiser!!  We had awesome donations and a great turnout.  All tolled, we raised just over $4,400.00.
  • Grad Hoodies: We had incredible interest in grad wear!! Orders are currently being processed and updates to be provided on estimated arrival once available.  A portion of the sales will go towards our Dry Grad fund.
  • Soup Fundraiser:  Order deadline was November 1 and are currently being processed. Delivery dates to be confirmed as available.
  • Krispy Kreme Donuts November 7:  We’ll be selling donuts for cash during Student led conferences.  Thanks to the grad volunteers for helping out with this!  Be sure to stop by and pick up your box!
  • Neufeld’s Orders due November 14: The order forms are now on the portal and hard copies available in the office.  Get the word out and have your orders in by November 14.  Order pick-up is November 27, 3PM @ PMSS.  CLICK HERE for the Neufeld Farm Order Form.

Key dates coming up – refer to the ‘Everything you need to know version 3’ document for the full list

November 7: Student Led Conferences

November 12, 13, 14: Grad Photos – see above or for more info

December 4: Winter Formal – Tickets available soon – listen and watch for an update in the Announcements

January 25: Parents Dance at Old Rec Hall, with Live Music – Tickets available later in November

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 ( )
– Provide your email to to receive updates
– Visit the Grad website at
– Join our facebook group at

If you have any questions and/or suggestions, please reach out with an email to


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



Pub Night at Samz Pub in Pitt Meadows, November 2, 6PM.  Only 100 tickets are available @ $25.00 each.  This is in support of Dry Grad 2020.

Your ticket includes:  Your choice of Burger (Chicken, Beef or Veggie) and one drink of your choice.  Also, access to our exclusive Silent Auction and Pub games.

Contact: Asher Steed ( or Zabrina Braithwaite-Kelso ( to reserve your tickets.

Come prepared to have a great time and raise funds in support of our PMSS 2020 Grads.

Silent Auction:  please keep those silent auction items coming.  If you have items or would like to sponsor a theme basket (e.g. movies, pasta night, chocolate lovers, etc.), please contact

Thanks for your support!!

Your PMSS 2020 Grad Committee