VCPAC News

Hello Everyone

I am pleased to announce that the school district is now able to accept Donations through School Cash Online.  Donations can be made online by parents and community members and all of the accounting entries for the donations will be processed by Financial Services.  This will save the School Accounts Clerks/Administrative Assistants time as it will help to eliminate the collection, tracking, deposit and creation of entries for all donations made online.  There are no administration fees associated with making donations through School Cash Online.

Two “Fund Destination” accounts have been set up for each school.  One account is set up in the “School Name” to accept donations made to the school, and the second account is set up in the “School Name - PAC” to accept donations made to the school’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC).  The donations made to the school’s PAC will be deposited into the school’s PAC non-public fund account and expenditures from this non-public fund account must be made in consultation with the PAC.  The donated funds cannot be transferred to the PAC.

Each school’s website has been updated with a “Make a Donation” button that will direct donors to the donation form.  Alternatively, the “Make a Donation” option can be found under the Items Tab on https://sd61.schoolcashonline.com/.  Donors will need to have an existing School Cash Online account or they will need to create an account prior to making a donation.  The donor will  complete the donation form by selecting a donation amount and the school they are donating to under “Fund Destination”.  The donor will then add the item to their cart and proceed to check out.  Income tax receipts for online donations will automatically be generated and emailed to the donor upon payment regardless of the amount being donated. 

Instructions on how to register for a School Cash Online account and a document that can be sent to parents about School Cash Online are attached.  Once the account is created, donations and payments for items such as field trips, fees, yearbooks and spirit wear can be made online using Visa, MasterCard or eCheck (an electronic version of a paper check).

We ask that all schools highlight the online donation and payment option by sharing information with parents and community members about the ability to make donations and payments online.

Please contact either Kate Patstone at or Angeline Heer at if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Debra Laser, CPA,CA

Associate Secretary-Treasurer

Attachments:

Welcome to School Cash Online

Step-by-Step Registration for SCO

Copies of the two letters VCPAC sent to the board regarding enrollment priorities can be viewed here:

May 31 2017

June 23 2017

 

 

Date Time Event Location
September 26 7-9 pm General Meeting Colquitz Middle
October 5 TBA PAC 101 Lambrick Park
October 24 7-9 pm General Meeting Lansdowne
November 28 7-9 pm General Meeting Monterey Middle
January 23 7-9 pm General Meeting Tillicum Elementary
February 27 7-9 pm General Meeting Lake Hill Elementary
April 24 7-9 pm Annual General Meeting TBA
May 22 7-9 pm General Meeting and Awards Esquimalt

Don't forget to apply for the 2017/2018 PAC Gaming Grant.  The deadline is June 30.  For more information, visit:  http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/gambling-fundraising/gaming-grants/pac-dpac-grants

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