Friday, December 14

**Holiday Hampers** - Thank you

Your generous donations are so appreciated, and will certainly make this joyful season even more festive for the participating families! 

Our warmest heartfelt thanks to everyone who took gift tags from the Giving Trees, and bought gifts & gift cards or gave cash donations towards our Holidays Hampers. 

An enormous thanks too to our volunteer shoppers, and to all gift-wrappers who'll be participating at the wrapping parties.

Have a wonderful Winter Break!

Thursday, December 13


Many Thanks to our Parent Volunteers and to our teacher librarian, Miranda, for organizing an awesome, efficiently run Book Fair at the main school library. Thanks too, to the Student Library Monitors for their assistance. 

This year's fair was incredibly busy at times, successfully raising over $1,400 for the library. Thanks for shopping with us!

Wednesday, November 21

**Holiday Hampers**

The Charles Dickens Annual Holiday Hamper program is here again!

In the spirit of the season, the PAC is asking for help from the Dickens Community to create unique Holiday Hampers for families in need. Your donations will be greatly appreciated by the participating families! 

There are a few ways you can get involved, and helping out is easy! 

1) Look for the Giving Tree in the main hallway of both the Main school and the Annex, starting Monday, November 26. 

  • Choose a tag from the Giving Tree to provide a suggested gift.
  • Select a tag from the tree (with details about the child’s age/gender.
  • Purchase the item*
  • Bring the item (and the tag) to the school, unwrapped.
  • Place your item in the drop boxes next to the tree.
  • *Please ensure clothing items include gift/return receipt.

2) Provide a Gift Card from one of the following stores:
  • Buy-Low
  • No Frills
  • Superstore
  • Walmart
  • Save-On-Foods

3) Donate Cash (or Cheques) at the school office

  • Donations over $50 are eligible for a tax receipt. 
  • Please pick up a form from the office and return it with your donation.
  • Please make cheques payable to Charles Dickens PAC.

Drop off your gifts and/or donations by Friday, December 14, 2018
Thank You - all support is greatly appreciated.

Saturday, November 17

Charles Dickens Book Fair – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

We are still in need of more volunteers for our bi-annual school Book Fair to work the following shifts during the week of the Parent-Student Conferences at the Main School:

Wed, Dec 5 (shift times)
  • 1:50-3:00pm 
  • 3:00-4:15pm 
  • 4:15-5:30pm
  • 5:30-6:30pm

Thu, Dec 6 (shift times)
  • 8:20-9:10am
  • 1:50-3:00pm
Friday, Dec 7 (shift time)
  • 8:30-9:40am (Packing Up the Fair)

You are welcome to bring your kids if you'd like to do so. Please email if you're able to volunteer for any of these shifts.

What you will do 
Process payments for books as kids/parents come to the counter to purchase; this involves taking cash, cheques or setting up payment through visa machine. 

The school librarian, Miranda, or parent working the shift prior to you will show you what to do, including how to work the visa machine. And you have to be able to do some simple math too. 

Shift parents will also write 1 to 2 slips for books that have run out, but can still be purchased if prepaid. Miranda then orders the books.