Dear Burnett Parents and Guardians,
We are reaching out to all parents and families of students attending J.N. Burnett to ask you to consider a financial contribution towards the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) to be used for student activities throughout the year. As you know, the education budgets do not cover a lot of the activities that enrich our students’ experience at the school. The PAC is approached for assistance with items such as extracurricular clubs and sports teams, conference days, Fine Arts, First Responders and Dry Grad. The PAC also provides monies towards post-secondary scholarships each year.
While the PAC applies for money from the BC Gaming each year, the amount we received this year is lower than last year due to a decrease in student enrollment. The school also has two large items that need to be funded: (1) a wireless scoreboard to replace the aging scoreboard in the gym (cost: $10,000) (2) a baby grand piano (cost of $12,000). So we need your help to continue supporting the extracurricular activities that enrich our children’s lives and education, and to help the school fund the scoreboard and piano.
For all donations, please make cheques payable to “J.N. Burnett Secondary” and fill out the attached General Donation Form. (Please note that your donation will be used solely for Burnett activities, regardless of what the General Donation Form says). Donations can be dropped off at the school office. Any donation amount would be greatly appreciated, and tax receipts are available for donations of $25 or more.
The PAC welcomes and encourages all parents to get involved in whatever way you can throughout the school year. For those parents who are unable to volunteer their time, a financial contribution is a great way to support our students. Your contribution will help create the best possible learning environment and experience for all students at our school.
Please show your Burnett Breaker Spirit by sending a donation. Remember, every dollar raised will go directly to support Burnett students.
If you have any questions about donations or how to get involved in the PAC or Dry Grad activities, please contact:
Suzy Buckley, PAC Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You for Supporting Your Children, and J.N. Burnett!