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Community Events & Fundraising

Community Events & Fundraising

Normally, there’s always something going on at ACES -dances, cake raffles, BBQ, and more! Part of what makes school life enjoyable for both students and their families are the fun, community-building events that everyone can take part in together, such as the ones coordinated and hosted by ACES School Council throughout the school year!

 

In compliance with the Ministry of Education’s Return to School Guidelines during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, only staff and students are permitted inside schools. In an effort to keep all ACES community members safe, no in-person events will take place within the school building during the 2020-2021 school year.


Did you know that there are expenses at school that are not always covered by our taxes or the school's budget? Buses for field trips, play structures, special performances, enrichment workshops, and guest speakers are not always fully funded by the school board. In an effort to enrich the learning environment as well as student life at school, ACES School Council coordinates a series of fun events that serve to raise funds as well as build community across ACES staff, students and their families. These activities are aimed to support extra-curricular initiatives for students and families, and help make our school more than just a building.

ACES Apparel & Spirit Wear



Do you love being a member of the ACES community? Why not wear your heart on your sleeve - or chest, back, leg, or hat? The latest line of ACES swag and spirit wear is now available online year-round, 24 hours a day, and allows you to customize colour, logo size, edition and position, and even personalize certain articles with your name on them. Customize clothing and accessories in the style you prefer and show your ACES Spirit!


 

Once $1000 worth of purchases of ACES swag have been made, the school will receive 10% of the profits - all of which will go directly back to supporting student needs. The first priority for monies generated from spirit wear sales is to purchase new and updated ACES team jerseys and uniforms. Order here: https://aces.entripyshops.com/


   

Please note the purchase of ACES apparel is optional. All orders and payments are made online through https://aces.entripyshops.com/ and are shipped directly to your home. In like, any issues or questions with ordering will be addressed by the company, rather than the school. 



ACES School Council proudly coordinated and/or supported the following events during the 2019 - 2020 school year:

Hot Lunch Program

Available throughout the school year (typically begins in October)

Family Halloween Dance

Usually takes place on a Thursday right before Halloween

Parent Information Nights

Meet the Staff typically occurs in October. Kindergarten Information Night occurs toward the end of January.

Cake Raffle

Usually takes place on a Monday right before Valentine’s Day.

Movie Night

Usually takes place on an evening before a P.A. day in April.


Teacher & Staff Appreciation

Usually occurs on a P. A. Day in June. 




Events coordinated and/or supported by ACES School Council in past years include:


End of Year BBQ

Usually takes place on a Thursday in June, rain or shine. Multi-faceted event that is enjoyed by all!

Popcorn Days

May occur at various times during the year.

PRO Grant Parent Sessions

Unfortunately, this program is no longer being supported by the Ministry of Education.

Scholastic Book Fair

Typically takes place over a few days mid-November

QSP

Magazine subscription program for which a percentage of proceeds comes back to ACES.

Mabel’s Labels

Personalised labels for which a percentage of proceeds comes back to ACES.

Family Yoga

A wellness initiative for families to enjoy together.


Direction of Funds

Where does the money go? All of the monies raised by ACES School Council are spent in support of our children's learning experience, and enriching the school community. These include, but are not limited to, schoolyard equipment such as basketball hoops, musical instruments, winter sleds, busing for class field trips as well as for clubs and activities, Scientists in School, funding to bring in arts events into the school, purchasing of iPads, robots, and Chromebooks, and responding to ad hoc teacher requests for supplemental learning tools.

In the spirit of community, in past years ACES School Council has also shared funds with “sister schools” within the OCDSB that do not have the benefit of having an active school council to help raise funds for their schools.

For detailed accounts of where funds raised by ACES School Council have been allocated, please see the Minutes section of the School Council website.

 

Fundraising works best with full community involvement: if you have any ideas for new fundraisers, community-building spirit activities, or would like to help out with one of our existing events, please consider attending any of our monthly meetings (held the second Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 in the ACES library) or contact us at acesschoolcouncil@gmail.com – we’d love to hear from you!

 

ACES School Council thanks you for your ongoing support of our school!

thank you

 


 

In keeping with Ministry of Education suggested fundraising guidelines, all ACES School Council fundraising aims to be voluntary, safe, transparent, accessible, and is intended to provide complementary funding for student field trips, performances, and classroom enhancements. Decisions regarding fundraising initiatives, as well as where monies generated from these events will be directed are discussed and voted on throughout the school year by ACES School Council members. All ACES School Council funds are managed according to OCDSB’s School Council Funds Management Guide.


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