Walton Elementary School PAC's mission is to advocate for excellence in education, the safety and well being of our students, and for the effective and meaningful involvement of parents as partners. Every parent/guardian who has a child currently enrolled at Walton Elementary as a student is automatically a member of Walton PAC - we are all the PAC!
Please visit About Us for more about what the PAC does, mission and goals and who the PAC elected officers are.
A Message from your Walton PAC Chair
Another school year is coming to a close for the kids and staff, and also for your PAC.
I want to start by expressing thanks to our wonderful Walton school staff for another great year for our kids, albeit another strange year which saw so many things change from season to season; but the staff handled it and managed to make some "normal" for our kids. This week, the PAC sponsored a luncheon to help express that gratitude and give the staff a chance to celebrate together, due to the pandemic this is the first such luncheon in three years! It is one of the ways the PAC works to create strong ties with the school, teachers and staff.
I want to acknowledge all of the current PAC executive and office holders; these are a dedicated group of volunteers who stepped up in a big way this year to ensure PAC business carried on despite our inability to conduct many of our normal activities, events and fundraisers. I cannot take much credit for anything that happened this year, and I really want to give it all to them. Together they ensured continuity of service for the school, teachers were supported with needed funds, new and necessary equipment was funded for the school, emergency supplies were re-stocked, the garden program and the breakfast program continued to function, and more.
I also want to acknowledge everyone who has volunteered on behalf of PAC and/or the school; while this year there weren't as many opportunities to do so as in years past, there were still so many who gave time to ensure things like field trips, grade 5 leaving ceremony, and most recently the staff luncheon, were a success. Volunteerism is the heart of what we do, and is what makes this PAC and this school's parent community so great!
I want to give a special thanks to the many departing parent volunteers from the grade 5 cohort this year; there are so many from this group who were a huge part of so many things the PAC did especially prior to the pandemic. Too many to name and I don't want to miss anyone, but if your child or family ever participated in a movie night, after school activities, the garden club, popcorn sales, freezie sales, hot lunch, read a PAC newsletter, and the list goes on... you saw the fruits of their labour. Of course there are many more parents who aren't departing who were also a huge part of these efforts, and I sincerely hope will continue to be moving forward as PAC is able to do these things again!
On that note, I am thrilled to say we have a lot of new PAC office holders starting next year, including new co-chairs for president, DPAC reps, Afterschool programs, Large Events Coordinators, and additional office holders for Fundraising, Hot lunch, Health & Safety, Classroom Liaison Coordinator, Parent Education, Multicultural Liaison, Translator and Movie Night Coordinator. There are still many opportunities to become involved with PAC or as a volunteer with the school, and can be as big or as small as works for you and your family.
I started out 8 years ago volunteering at a movie night when my oldest was then in kindergarten; from there I went on to be a classroom liaison, and eventually found myself holding different offices with the PAC, including eventually president as the need arose. It has been a rewarding journey for me, being able to contribute to our school community and be part of the experience of our children. I hope many of you reading this will have this opportunity as well in 2022-2023.
This will be my last message as my youngest is moving on from Walton; our new PAC President Co-chairs are Tiffany and Crystal, and you'll be hearing from them in the new school year if not sooner! In the meantime, if you want to get involved, definitely reachout to email@example.com to learn about what opportunities are available; if you have an idea of something you'd like to see or contribute, there are so many ways to be involved.
Thanks everyone, and have a great summer!
Walton PAC Chair
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Latest News and Announcements
Due to the ongoing Covid 19 restrictions, after school activities will not be organized for the rest of the 2021-2022 school year.
After school activities may return in Fall of 2022; if you are interested in helping coordinate these programs, the PAC will be seeking new coordinators as the current officeholders will be leaving the school as their children move to middle school this fall
The PAC Needs Volunteers Like You
If you are interested in helping the PAC as a volunteer, please let us know. For more information about volunteering please visit our Volunteer page.
Please see the Fundraising page for more details about our fundraising activities.