• General


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    ** contact us any time at keating.pac@gmail.com **

    Please find a copy of our constitution here:

    Keating PAC Preamble, Constitution and Bylaws

  • About The Keating PAC


    On behalf of the Keating Parents’ Advisory Council (K-PAC), welcome all 2022-2023 students and their families to what will be a rewarding school year. As a parent/guardian of a child at École Keating School, you are automatically a Member of our PAC.




    What is the Keating Parents’ Advisory Council?

    In short, K-PAC is here to make the students' school experience better - more enriching, more fun, more exciting and more educational. Parent volunteers work tirelessly to:

    Promote cooperation between parents and the school in providing for the education of our children

    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

    Provide the Principal and staff with the opportunity to consult those affected by their decisions

    Enable parents to examine educational and school philosophy and policy, and to suggest alternatives

    Organize and coordinate programs of interest and social functions including fundraising.

    It’s also a great way to meet new people and socialize with other parents!


    We hope you will join us at our first meeting on September 19th, 2022


    Please visit our webpage for a list of executive members, news & updates, meeting minutes and much more at https://keating.sd63.bc.ca/course/view.php?id=69. Get regular updates and stay connected with the happenings at Keating by pressing “like” on our Facebook page(www.facebook.com/KeatingPAC) or follow us on Instagram(www.instagram.com/keating_parent_advisory). 


    How can you participate or contribute?

    Your participation and support of PAC will help our school and the community, and enrich your life and that of your child. Being active in your school pays back in so many ways! You can help a lot or a little or whenever you have time. You can help in many ways:

    Attend monthly meetings (see https://keating.sd63.bc.ca/course/view.php?id=69#section-3
    for meeting info)

    Become an executive on the K-PAC or coordinate a committee, attend meetings and volunteer regularly

    Help with distributing hot lunches, organize / help out with a fundraiser, help with a book fair, decorate the school, etc. Please see the attached volunteer descriptions or go to Sign Up Genius to find a spot that suits you:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044FA4AE23A1FF2-20222023

    Contributions of the K-PAC during the 2021-2022 school year:

    $23,686.95 Playground Addition

    $8000 Repaving the Basketball Court

    $5846.37 School Jerseys

    $5637.50 Fieldtrips

    $4400 Classroom Teacher Donations

    $1500 Grade 5 Farewell

    $1344.29 Art Supplies

    $1300 Lexia Reading Program

    $1000 Growing Young Farmers

    We invite you to contact us anytime at keating.pac@gmail.com if you have questions, feedback or would like information.

    • Executive & Committees

      ** contact us any time at keating.pac@gmail.com **

      2022/2023 Executive and Committee Members




      Nora Dun/ Ashley Coull



      Phil Molloy/ Catherine Kay



      Tiffany Sims



      Jane Bassett











      Catherine Kay



      Catherine Kay



      Brianna Hrasky/Chantelle Yeo



      Michelle Philpott / Jane Bassett




      Farrah Simpson









      Megan Misovic



      Brianna Hrasky/Chantelle Yeo






      Alica Allen








      • PAC Meeting Info

        2022-2023 Dates: 

        - September 19th

        - October 18th

        - November 16th

        December 15th  cancelled 

        - January 16th

        - February 15th

        - March 15th

        - April 20th

        - May 15th

        - June 13th

        Note:  All meetings are 6:30pm-8:30pm at Keating Elementary and on MS Teams 

        Minutes from previous meetings are available in the PAC Meeting Minutes
        • Useful Information for Parents

          Please find our Welcome Package attached (below)

          Parent Involvement (Policy 1100) 

          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

          Common Sense Media - A good resource for parents and teachers to rate movies, books, games etc for age specific suitability. 

          At Home Alone - Keeping your children safe

        • Upcoming Events

          • Safe Arrival

            Please email keating_attendance@saanichschools.ca 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 keating.pac@gmail.com

            • Hot Lunch Schedule & Ordering

              Keating Hot Lunch Parent Info 2022-2023


            • Fundraising

              Why do we fundraise?

              All of the Keating PAC fundraising efforts go toward enriching the experience of Keating kids. Each year Keating PAC financially supports field trips, library materials, artist-in-residence, emergency preparedness, classroom supplies, playground equipment and repairs, and much more.

              Request for Contribution:

              The Keating PAC 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. The Keating PAC 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 Keating PAC. If each family can contribute $20 per child, Keating PAC 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!  

              Upcoming Fundraising Events

              • Mabel’s Labels make durable labels for families. Their line of 100%-guaranteed laundry-, dishwasher- and microwave-safe products features baby-bottle labels, allergy and medical alert products, sports and household labels, and seasonal items. You can order year-round; they make great gifts for Christmas and birthdays. Tell your friends and family! Visit mabelslabels.ca/fundraising/support/ and search for: Keating PAC
              • Colibri makes reusable snack bags, straws, washcloths and totes in fun patterns. Perfect for food, stationary or make up. And they make great gifts! 
              • Keating PAC Constitution

              • Spring Fair

                Thank you to all the 2019 Spring Fair Donors! 

                Miss Bliss Boutique

                Muffet & Louisa

                Pacific Coast Metalcraft

                Pacifica Paddle Sports

                CRD-Panorama Recreation Centre

                Patio Gardens

                Peninsula Co-op

                Pharmasave - Brentwood

                Pharmasave - Sidney

                The Sidney Pier Bistro

                Provenance Fine Things

                RNR Diner

                Rascals Pet Market

                Sassy's Family Restaurant

                Seahorses Café

                Serious Coffee - Sidney

                Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

                Sidney Pet Centre

                Skyview Industries Ltd.

                Spelt’s Shell & Coffee Shop

                Subway –Keating

                Sweet Dreams Boutique

                Tall Tree Integrated Health Centre

                Tanners Books Sidney

                Roost Vineyard Bistro & Farm Bakery

                The Surly Mermaid

                Thrifty Foods

                Thirty-One Gifts

                Tiny Garden Gifts

                Tonollis Deli

                West Coast Bugs

                Windsor Plywood - Keating

                Young & Barrel Designs

                Peninsula Pizza

                Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites

                Urban Honey Bee Farm

                Beyond the City Tours

                BJ's Bakery and Wraps

                Bleue Coyote Bar & Grill

                Brentwood Barber Shop

                Brentwood Bay Village Empourium

                Brentwood Cycle

                Buddies Natural Pet Food Ltd

                 Victoria Butterfly Gardens

                Cameron Rose

                Church & State Winery

                City Scribe

                Colleen's Cleaning Services

                Colosso Pizza & Grill

                Cottons & Blues

                Current Straw

                De Vine Wines & Spirits


                Evolutions Massage Therapy

                Fairway Market

                Fickle Fig

                Flying Fish Winery

                Four Paws Pet Grocery & Boutique

                Fraser Orr's Butcher & Deli

                Glo Hair & Body Inc

                Home Hardware - Sidney


                Inflame Heating


                IDA Cridge Family Pharmacy

                Island Blue Art Store

                Janet's Special Teas

                Buddies Toys

                Keating Pizza

                Category 12 Brewing

                Chantelle Yeo Acupuncturist

                Eastgate Dressage

                Kal Tire

                Wild Roots Dance Yoga

                3rd Street Café

                Allegro Performing Arts Centre

                Back in Touch Massage Therapy & Wellness Centre

                BC Ferries

                Lolly Gobble Sweet Shop

                Lordco Auto Parts

                Mark's - Sidney

                Michell Excavating Ltd

                • Parent Volunteer Opportunities

                  Our PAC depends on volunteers: the more volunteers we get, the easier it is to run the PAC to support parents, students and the school community. Your participation helps to keep you informed and gives you a voice. Key volunteer opportunities are outlined below. Please contact us at keating.pac@gmail.com for more information.

                  BC Fruit and Vegetable Program: Coordinator, Brianna Hrasky/Chantelle Yeo The BC Fruit and Vegetable Program requires a coordinator with FOODSAFE Level 1 (certification fee paid by the PAC) to receive local produce. Additional volunteers prepare and distribute food to the classrooms.

                  Canadian Parents for French: Representative, Catherine Kay. The Canadian Parents for French (CPF) Representative position on the Keating PAC is coordinated through CPF-Saanich. Additional volunteers may be needed during the school year for activities such as magazine drives and special events.

                  Emergency Preparedness: Coordinator, Farrah Simpson. Volunteers assist the coordinator to ensure the school’s earthquake kits are complete, up-to-date and in good order. Additional programs include family education and activities for Emergency Preparedness Week in May.

                  Fundraising: Coordinator, VACANT. Support fundraising by coordinating volunteers and events. This position does not mean you have to run every fundraiser yourself. The role of the coordinator includes: directing volunteers to lead and assist fundraising programs; coordinate events with the school; support grant submissions; contribute fundraising ideas.

                  Grade 5 Farewell: Coordinator, VACANT. Work with Grade 5 teachers and administration to create a memorable farewell activity for Grade 5 students and their school-wide recognition program.

                  Greening Committee: Coordinator, Megan Misovic. Assist with special gardening, tree planting, and other environmental initiatives.

                  Healthy Schools: Coordinator, Brianna Hrasky/Chantelle Yeo Support student health at school. Initiatives include: supporting cooking classes; Activities Bingo; connecting with Stelly’s Climbing Academy; and collaborating with the Greening Committee.

                  Hot Lunch Program: Coordinators Michelle Philpott & Jane Bassett. Many volunteers are required to assist the coordinators to manage Hot Lunch payments and orders, and to prepare and distribute meals on each Hot Lunch Day.

                  Events: Coordinator, VACANT. Help our coordinator to organize events. The Spring Fair, due to run this year (albeit reformatted due to COVID), is the PAC’s biggest fundraiser. Other events include the Family Dance, Bingo Nights and Movie Nights.

                  Keating Clothing: Coordinator, VACANT. Ordering and tracking Keating clothing sales; explore new ideas with School Administration and PAC Executive.

                  Please visit our sign-up page and volunteer for one (or more) of the positions that suit your interests, skills and abilities: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044FA4AE23A1FF2-20222023