As a growing and academically-oriented Christian school, we incorporate enriching activities like field trips and extra-curricular activities to educate the whole child. The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) appreciates the importance of these activities and has multiple fundraisers throughout the year to encourage greater participation and expanded opportunities for our children. Proceeds usually go toward field trips and extra-curricular activities although sometimes they are put toward specific school items depending on need. Our PAC fundraising team is headed up by one parent, Simona MacKinnon.


Short-term Fundraisers

Scoops Gourmet Cookie DoughOctober 26-November 16, 2020

Get a jump on Christmas baking through purchasing pre-made cookie dough from Scoops Gourmet Cookie Dough bakery. Proceeds go towards extracurricular expenses, classroom upgrades/supplies and potentially ongoing efforts to improve our playgrounds.

  • Watch for an order form coming home in your child's backpack on Monday, October 26th. 
  • Orders need to be returned to your child's teacher by Monday, November 16th.
  • You can expect the product to arrive on December 4th, 2020.

FMI or if you have questions, please contact: Simona MacKinnon ([email protected])


Year-Long Fundraisers

Hot lunch Program

This is a weekly lunch program dependent upon parent volunteers to put together the lunches and take them to classrooms. Hot lunches are ordered online on a monthly basis and can be paid for by cash, cheque or Paypal. For more information please click the link HERE.

Mabel’s Labels

When you apply Mabel’s Labels to your kids’ uniform pieces and school items, they will never wind up in the Lost & Found box. Or if they do, items will be easy to return to their owner. These labels are available in lots of fun designs and for all ages. They also have customizable phone cases, food container labels and more. Order online at https://mabelslabels.com/support-a-fundraiser/. Don’t forget to select Gaglardi Academy from the list in “support a fundraiser”!

Thrifty Smile Cards

Smile Cards give PAC the opportunity to raise $2500 through Thrifty Foods’ Fundraising program. It doesn’t cost anything to join and it’s simple to use especially if you already shop at Thrifty Foods. All you have to do is change the way you pay at the checkout which isn’t hard to do. All money raised from the Smile Card program is designated for extra-curricular activities and transportation costs arising from school field trips.

How it works is this:

  • For every $100 spent on the Smile Card, Thrifty’s will donate $5 to Gaglardi Academy PAC.
  • Cards must be pre-loaded at the Customer Service Desk or with any cashier. The card must be loaded prior to having the grocery order rung in (they are two separate transactions).

Lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately by calling Thrifty Foods Customer Service (250-544-1234 or 1-800-667-8280) or by going to any Thrifty Foods store. Once reported, existing funds on the card are locked. A replacement card must be obtained from a PAC executive member. Let them know you need a new card by emailing [email protected]. Keep a record of your 19 digit card number, located on the back of the card, for reference in case of loss/theft.