On behalf of the Keating Home and School Association (KHASA), we would like to welcome all students and their families. For those of you that are new to our school, this is the name we use for our Parent Advisory Council (PAC).
Officially the purpose of KHASA is:
- To promote cooperation between the home and Keating School in providing for the education of the children.
- To promote the free exchange of ideas among parents, school administrators, staff, students and the School Board with respect to school programs and policies and evaluation of their effectiveness.
- To provide the principal and staff with the opportunity to consult those who are affected by the decisions they make.
- To give parents and opportunity to examine educational and school philosophy and policy and to suggest alternatives.
- To organize and coordinate issues of interest and social functions including fundraising.
All of this is done within a variety of means including regular meetings, education seminars for family members, and social events such as the movie night.
KHASA is also the organization behind the very important committees that provide our children with everything from Crossing Guards to the Hot Lunch Program.
Some of our goals include:
- Increased particiaption of family members in KHASA related initiatives
- Careful application of our hard-earned fundraising dollars towards new playground equipment and other items/events that enrich the experiences of our Keating kids
- Keeping KHASA meetings to 1 hour maximum
As a parent of a child in attendance at Keating you are automatically a Member of KHASA. You can play a very important role in your child's education and school by being involved. You can choose to help in a variety of ways: some parents like to be "on call" with things such as last minute volunteering for special events or baking, while others prefer a specific responsibility or have a skill or expertise they know can support a specific committee. However you choose your participation is up to you!
Your involvment and support will not only enrich our school and community but yours and your child's lives as well. Being active in your school pays back in so many ways. We invite you to contact us anytime at email@example.com if you have questions, feedback or would like information.
Please see the attached for information on an important upcoming Parent Education night
On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm, at Bayside Middle School, 1101 Newton Place, Brentwood Bay,
Parents and Guardians of Grade 5-9 students in the W̱SÁNEĆ and Saanich School District
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org a before 8:40 a.m if your child is going to be absent.
The Safe Arrival Program needs your help! To volunteer ( as little as one hour per month!) please email email@example.com.
KHASA Meeting Dates
2018/19 Meeting Dates:
- October 15, 2018
- November 19, 2018
- January 21, 2019
- February 11, 2019
- April 15, 2019
- May 27, 2019 (AGM) *Please note date change due to Victoria Day holiday
- June 17, 2019
Note: All meetings are 6:30-7:30pm in the District Resource Center Learning Commons
- October 15, 2018
Hot Lunch Schedule & Ordering
Keating Hot Lunch Parent Info 2018/19
The hot lunch dates for this school term are:
Oct 26th 2018, Nov 30th 2018, Dec 14th 2018, Jan 25th 2019, Feb 22nd 2019,
March 8th 2019 , April 26th 2019, May 31st 2019 and June 14th, 2019.
The Hot lunch program is an online program and all ordering can be done through
Please see the attachment for all other hot lunch details
Why do we fundraise?
All of the KHASA fundraising efforts go toward enriching the experience of Keating kids.
Each year KHASA financially supports field trips, library materials, artist-in-residence, emergency preparedness, classroom supplies, playground equipment and repairs, and much more.
Request for Contribution:
KHASA has considered many options, but in the end, feels that the parents at Keating are asked to give so much for their time already, and believes the easiest and most convenient way to raise the needed money is to lay it at the parents feet and ask. KHASA is asking if each family could contribute $20 per child over the course of the next month via keating.hotlunches.net or by dropping off a cheque to the school office payable to KHASA. If each family can contribute $20 per child, KHASA will be able to focus on a few, value added and fun fundraisers this year and lessen the burden on all of us. Thank you for your consideration and contributions!
Executive & Committees
** contact us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org **
2018-2019 KHASA EXECUTIVE
Farrah Simpson / Anthea Helmsing
FRUIT & VEG COORDINATOR
Sonja Urzinger / Jennifer Allen
KEATING CALL BACK COORDINATOR
GRADE 5 FAREWELL
HEALTHY SCHOOLS /KAMS
Alicen Chow/ Nancy Shears/ Melissa Braun
SPRING FAIR COORDINATOR
KEATING CARES COORDINATOR
Minutes from various sub committees
Year End Reports
KHASA Constitution- NEW 2017
COPACS - Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils Saanich
BCCPAC - BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils
CPF - Canadian Parents for French
Head lice: http://www.headlice.org
26 Weeks to Family Emergency Preparedness
Please read the attached newsletter for all the latest Spring Fair news! Including information on wristbands, volunteering and donations!
Parent Volunteer Opportunities
Please take the time to go to our volunteer sign up page at:
For more information on the volunteer opportunities, please cotact KHASA at email@example.com