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Sangster Parent Advisory Council (PAC)For those parents new to Sangster Elementary, the “Parent Advisory Council” or PAC is a group of parents that meet once a month to discuss school issues, liaise between parents and teaching staff, coordinate special events, provide hot lunch days for students and help raise funds to enhance our children’s education (new computers, sports equipment, earthquake preparedness, etc.).

As a parent , you are automatically a PAC member and are free to attend all meetings.

The meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month in the school library at 6:30 p.m.


Thursday, February 4th@ 6:30




Love magazines? Want to try something new or renew a subscription?! Do so through our QSP fundraiser!

Visit www.qsp.ca, and order using Sangster’s online ID of 3703162.

This is an ongoing fundraiser, so think birthday gifts..  End of year?  .. any gift!




Are you a shutterbug?

We are planning ahead… if your child’s class is doing some fun activity, event, field trip, or even if they’re just having fun in their class – take pictures!!

Every year, we pull together a yearbook and a year end slide show.  And we love pictures!  We need pictures!

If you’re there to capture that moment, please forward pictures to Suzanne Robertson at the_robertsons@shaw.ca and we’ll do our best to include it in the slideshow and/or the yearbook.



 Emergency Preparedness Supplies

Columbia Fire and Safety is graciously offering  Sangster families a discount on some emergency supplies.  They are a local company and have expert staff that can help you with all of your emergency planning needs.  Order forms are available

Columbia Emergency kit order form

Check out their website at www.columbiasafety.com, or you can call Serina @250.818.2584 for more information.


Community News

Emergency Preparedness 

PAC has recently restocked  our inventory and purchase more provisions (Sangster’s Emergency Preparedness container is on the back field, next to the Nature K modular.).   Food rations and water for 200 people for 72 hours have been purchased!  Stay tuned for further details on needed supplies.

If you have something you would like to donate, would like to see our EP container/list of supplies, or have some great ideas to help out with our “preparedness,” please contact our EP Coordinator Kim Eden at kimeden@shaw.ca  to discuss.

              Emergency Preparedness for Kids!






Comfort kit letters and bags have now been sent home.

Please return to the school asap.


Get prepared!

The “Get Prepared” campaign encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency, enabling first responders to focus on those in urgent need.


@Get_Prepared on Twitter

or scan on your smartphone


Other good resources

Did you feel it?  Check out Earthquakes Canada site for all things earthquakes!


This site has a cool map and also gives you up-to-date info.on earthquakes around the world.  http://www.iris.edu/seismon

Emergency Management B.C., Provincial Emergency Program: www.pep.bc.ca

Time to Prepare, published by the City of Winnipeg:http://www.winnipeg.ca/epp/pdfs/emergency_preparedness.pdf

City of Colwood, Emergency Program Coordinator (Geoff Amy): colwoodepc@shaw.ca

     To order Emergency Supplies go to any of the following links/sites:

Columbia Fire and Safety Ltd.: www.columbiasafety.com

Columbia Fire and Safety is graciously offering  Sangster families a discount on some emergency supplies.  They are a local company and have expert staff that can help you with all of your emergency planning needs.

Check out their website or call Serina @ 250.818.2584 for more information.

F.A.S.T. First Aid and Survival Technologies Ltd.: www.fastlimited.com

Custom Safety: www.customsafety.ca



Local EP News and Events

Did you feel it?  Major earthquake shakes Haida Gwaii.  Check out the latest news with this google search.

Great British Columbian Shake Out drill – October 17th at 10:17am!  Lots of great information here!

Metchosin earthquake house rattles public, Goldstream Gazette, October 3, 2012

ShakeOut Prepares for the big one, Goldstream Gazette, October 17, 2012

Sangster School gears up for the big one, Goldstream Gazette, April 15, 2013