Happy New Year all. Hope you had a healthy and restful break from school. Now we can celebrate the return to routine!

Lots of fun things to look forward to – here are a few of them.

Next PAC regular meeting is Monday January 19, 7:00 p.m. in the school library. All are welcome. Updates on current status of PAC events, PAC budget, and new ideas. Report from teacher representatives, and school admin.  Childcare is available during the meeting – and free!

Monday January 26, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., at school, is the “Sex talk. No sweat.” workshop for parents. Presented by Dr. Brandy Wiebe of Saleema Moon Sexual Health Educators and funded by Ridgeway PAC, this workshop exclusively for Ridgeway Elementary parents will complement the student sessions taking place at school later in the week (see notice from school).

“Not all parents are comfortable talking to their children about sex, but all parents can learn to be comfortable. During this open and informational session, parents will come to terms with sexual health, and understand how it fits into the lives of their children at this stage of life. Attendees will discover how to easily overcome embarrassment when talking about sexual health, learn words and concepts that are easy to use, and leave well equipped to clearly answer the questions children ask. The workshop is light hearted, but delivers straight and current facts on how parents and children can work together to promote good sexual decisions for a lifetime.”

Your RSVP is not required, but would be appreciated if you are planning to come – please email us at exec@ridgewaypac.org with your name and number of parent attendees.

A new term of PAC Fun Lunches has begun! The MunchaLunch system sends a handy reminder email of what you ordered, a couple of days before each lunch date. Please use these reminders to let your children know what they are receiving for lunch. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A MUNCHALUNCH REMINDER, THEN NO ORDER IS ON FILE FOR YOUR CHILD. Please ensure that your children are aware if they are not receiving a Fun Lunch this term. Ordering for the next term of Fun Lunches will open in March. You can contact us at funlunch@ridgewaypac.org with any questions about the program.

The school library’s Scholastic Book Fair and corresponding PAC Family Fun Night (February 4) are coming up in the first week February. Stay tuned for more details!

Calling all planners – volunteers needed for this year’s Spring Fair planning. If you are interested in helping, please email us at exec@ridgewaypac.org, or check out the additional information and submit a form on the 2014/15 PAC Committees page.

Thank you to all those who participated in the Ridgeway PAC 2014 Survey. A summary of results will be posted on our site soon.

Remember to check the site at ridgewaypac.org regularly, as we are always adding new info to the Parent Resources page. If you know of a great Parent Resource that you think we should share, please forward it to exec@ridgewaypac.org.

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