Who we are and what we do
Broadlands SAC is a volunteer parent group whose role is to support the school community. It is open to all parents at Broadlands. We work with Broadlands teachers and the school administration to raise funds, organize events, and plan exciting and engaging activities so that we can help provide much-needed resources and educational enrichment for every student at Broadlands. We are advocates for the school, the students, and our fellow parents.
What SAC spends its money on
All money raised from SAC events is spent completely on Broadlands students. Here’s a taste of what that money was spent on over the last several years:
A multi-use asphalt basketball court
Computers, laptops, and DASH robots
Water bottle refill station
Recess carts with toys and sports equipment
Scientist in the School workshops for every single class
Drama performances for students by a professional theatre troupe
Skating and curling days
A week-long JungleSport adventure in the gym
A portion of the Outdoor Learning Centre in the Kindergarten play yard
Where the money comes from
Pizza lunches, the fall donation drive, Winterfest, Spring Fair and Dancefest are among the events that help pay for all that.
Bringing our community together
We also organize many events that are simply designed to bring our community together outside of school hours. They raise little to no money but are a lot of fun for kids and parents alike. These include the Welcome Back pizza party and movie nights. We've also partnered with teachers to put on Literacy Night and Math Night.
Why you should come out to meetings
We meet for just an hour and a half, every month. At our meetings we brainstorm ideas, plan upcoming events, decide on how to spend the money and are the first to hear and discuss school news from the administration. It’s a great chance to ask questions, be in the know and have your voice heard.
Can't make it every month? That is fine - join us when you can and as often as you can.
When do we meet?
SAC meetings are held the 3rd week of each month (except December and March) from 7-8:30 in the school library. For the 2020-2021 school year, we are going virtual. Everyone is welcome and free babysitting (for in-person meetings) is provided to those who email their request to us in advance at broadlandssac2013(at)gmail.com.