Wednesday, May 31

See you at SPRING FLING this Thursday!

We're looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, June 1 at SPRING FLING! Remember that you can share your pics with us on Facebook and/or Instagram at the following hashtag — #dickensspringfling — we'd love to see them! 



Tuesday, May 23

We're looking for PAC Chairs for the 2017-18 School Year!

In past years, two PAC Chairs have been elected: one to represent the Main school and one for the Annex.


The two sites operate as one PAC, but it is helpful to have one person “assigned” to each school to maintain a PAC presence. 

Although one person has typically filled each position, the role can be performed in partnership, where the parties could serve as Co-Chairs.

The position is comprised of four core functions, which can be viewed at the following link: goo.gl/fxUZ9z

If you are interested or know parents/guardians who may be interested in Chairing or Co-chairing the PAC, please contact dickens.pac@gmail.com Questions/comments can also be submitted to this email.

Thank You.

Volunteering at SPRING FLING on Thursday, June 1

We are still looking for Volunteers to assist with the following on the day of the event:

  • Silent Auction
  • Games 
  • Face Painting 
  • Recycling/Tidy-up
Please contact Mariko at dickens.spring.fling@gmail.com if you can help - thank you!

Donations for Plant Sale

Donations for the Plant Sale (plants, bulbs, seedlings, seeds etc) can be dropped off at the Plant Sale tables in the Red Court on Thursday, June 1 – any time from 12 noon to 3:30pm.



Donations for MADE IT



Donations for Cake Walk

Cakes for the Cake Walk can be dropped at the following venues and times on Thursday, June 1 (See posters below) - the best 3 cakes will get ribbons!

Dickens Annex:

























Dickens Main School:

Thursday, May 18

A Big THANKS & PHOTOS re: Staff Appreciation Luncheon

An Enormous THANK YOU to Lee Bensted and to Dickens Parents & Guardians, who donated towards the Staff Lunch and/or volunteered with preparations, setting up, serving, or tidying up for the event! 

With your generous assistance, we were once again able to host a superb meal for all Dickens Staff to show our heartfelt appreciation of their work. Due to the cooler weather on May 12, the event took place indoors this year. However we managed to maintain our delightful Spring Garden theme! Browse through some of the pictures below: 









New this year - Eventbrite and Credit Card Payments at SPRING FLING!

Credit Cards 

We will be accepting credit cards payments using "Square" this year for Tickets and for Silent Auction items. Note though that only the Ticket Booths indoors, and at the Red Court will be equipped with Square devices, as WiFi does not reach the ticket booth on the field.

Eventbrite    

To pre-purchase tickets for activities and some of the food/drink items at SPRING FLING, go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/charles-dickens-elementary-school-spring-fling-tickets-31950439625

Remember to bring your ticket print-out from 4pm onwards, when collecting your tickets from the Will Call table at the Red Court!  

This is one of the ways we’re working to improve line-ups. We’re also doubling up on ticket sales volunteers from 4-5pm. 

As in previous years, we’ve kept ticket and activity prices as low as possible to make everything accessible to our community, while still covering costs for the event.

Reminder: Bake for the Cake Walk at SPRING FLING!

Cakes for the Cake Walk can be dropped at the following venues and times on Thursday, June 1 (See posters below) - the best 3 cakes will get ribbons!

Dickens Annex:
























Dickens Main School:

Reminder: Classroom Basket Items for Silent Auction

Notices about Classroom Baskets have been sent home - this is a reminder to bring your items by MAY 26 - thanks for participating! Here are the themes for both the Main & Annex Schools: 

Dickens Annex: 
Division 1 – Pokemon
Division 2 – Summer Fun
Division 3 – Family Game Night 
Division 4 – Harry Potter
Division 5 – Baking
Division 6 – Coffee Basket

Dickens Main: 
Divisions 1 & 2 – Gardening
Divisions 3 & 4 – The Thrill of the Grill
Divisions 5 & 6 – Family Picnic
Divisions 7 & 8 – Craft Brewery
Division 9 – Movie Night
Division 10 & 11 – Spa, Soaps & Everything to Pamper Yourself
Division 12 – Movie Night
Division 13 – Camping
Division 14 – Chillax Box
Division 15 – Board Games & Treats
Division 16 – Games
Division 17 & 18 – Arts, Crafts and Fidget Toys
Division 19 – Canada 150

Volunteering and/or Donating at SPRING FLING

Please do take the time to read through this second SPRING FLING notice that was sent home last week, to see how you can assist with this year's SPRING FLING fundraiser & celebration of our school. Thank you!





Tuesday, May 16

Silent Auction Sneak Peeks!

If you'd like to get a head start and see some of the items at SPRING FLING's Silent Auction, keep a look out all through May for "Silent Auction Sneak Peeks" on our Facebook at: Facebook.com/dickensspringfling/






17th Annual SPRING FLING at Charles Dickens Elementary

It's only 2 weeks to go! Remember to invite your Family & Friends! 
Come and enjoy some fun-filled activites, and join us for a bite to eat! 

Like us on facebook.com/dickensspringfling and follow us on instagram.com/dickensspringfling and keep looking out for our Silent Auction Sneak Peeks through May!



Monday, May 15

Apologies to our PAC Blog Subscribers

Dear PAC Blog Subscribers,

Sincere apologies for causing any inconvenience to you! 

There appears to have been a technical glitch in our blog subscriptions system from May 13-15. 

Due to this technical issue, previously dated blog articles that were not scheduled to go out, were sent to your email on Saturday, May 13 and Monday, May 15. 

Thank you for your patience. We have found a solution to curb this from happening again.

-Dickens PAC
(Feel free to contact us at dickens.pac@gmail.com if you have any questions about the blog).

Wednesday, May 10

Classroom Basket Themes for Silent Auctions

Notices about Classroom Baskets for the Silent Auction at SPRING FLING have been sent home this past week. Thanks for participating! Here are the themes for both the Main & Annex Schools: 

Dickens Annex: 
Division 1 – Pokemon
Division 2 – Summer Fun
Division 3 – Family Game Night 
Division 4 – Harry Potter
Division 5 – Baking
Division 6 – Coffee Basket

Dickens Main: 
Divisions 1 & 2 – Gardening
Divisions 3 & 4 – The Thrill of the Grill
Divisions 5 & 6 – Family Picnic
Divisions 7 & 8 – Craft Brewery
Division 9 – Movie Night
Division 10 & 11 – Spa, Soaps & Everything to Pamper Yourself
Division 12 – Movie Night
Division 13 – Camping
Division 14 – Chillax Box
Division 15 – Board Games & Treats
Division 16 – Games
Division 17 & 18 – Arts, Crafts and Fidget Toys
Division 19 – Canada 150