What We Do
Our efforts can be divided into four categories: supplementing in-class educational opportunities, supporting and running special events, contributing to capital projects, and general fundraising to support our initiatives.
For 2022 / 2023 we’re hoping to return to our regular array of activities in the school. In the past we have run several events and programs to benefit our school community through the year including Hot Lunch, Popcorn Days, Pancake Breakfast with Santa, PJ Movie Nights, Porter Spirit Wear and more.
We will be working throughout the year to create new opportunities or find ways to modify our old favourites to continue to benefit our school community.
How We Work
Our PAC is built on teamwork. Every idea needs a champion to lead the charge and supporters willing to pitch in to make it a reality. Anyone can, and is encouraged to, organize and run a project or event for the PAC to benefit our school community.
Ongoing Fundraising Efforts
Our PAC has an ongoing fundraiser through Mabel’s Labels. Thanks to their school fundraiser program Porter will earn 20% of every purchase made. If you’re ordering labels anyway this is a great way to support improvements at our school.
Supporting Porter through Mabel’s Labels is quick and easy:
- Start from the Mabel’s Labels website: www.MabelsLabels.ca,
- Click on ‘Support a Fundraiser’ at the right side of the screen,
- Search for and select École Porter Street School PAC, and
- Order your labels as needed.
Return-it Express Bottle Drive
Donate your beverage containers to Porter Street PAC through the Return-It Express program at your local bottle depot.
Ongoing fundraisers like our bottle drive contribute to all kinds of programs running at Porter Elementary and help build capital for special projects determined in collaboration with the school, PAC members, and students.
It’s quick and easy to donate your beverage containers:
Simply bag your empty beverage containers in a clear plastic bag, tag it with the PAC’s account information (print your labels at the kiosk at your local depot, use our account #: 604-936-4296 – the school’s phone number), and drop your bags off.
- Bag your empty beverage containers in a clear plastic bag,
- Tag it with the PAC’s account information,
- Print your labels at the kiosk at your local depot, use our account number: 604-936-4296 – the school’s phone number), and
- Drop your bags through the large yellow drop off window.
Hot Lunch at Porter
We are so looking forward to reinstating our Hot Lunch Program this year!
If you’re able to volunteer to spearhead the hot lunch program as a coordinator please contact us.
There is always room for volunteers to help distribute the lunches when the program starts up for the year – no commitment required anyone can volunteer for even a single day whenever available.