Wednesday, 23 November 2016


1. This Friday is Sports Day at IRC. Show your team spirit by wearing your favorite team jersey!

2. 2016 Fundraising Survey - Today is the last day to tell us what you think! Please go to or complete the paper survey attached and return to the Main Office ASAP! Survey results will be discussed at the next Parent Council meeting in January, 2017.

3. 2016 Cash Donation Campaign. Many busy IRC parents have expressed a desire to simply write a cheque, rather than participate in our traditional fundraisers. Please note that your decision to donate cash to parent council is 100 % voluntary, not at all required. While we will gladly accept your donations throughout the year, this campaign will run until December 2, 2016.

4. Baird Park Skating Rink. For anyone interested in helping out with the Baird Park Rink this season-please visit Volunteers who is available to help out with shovelling, flooding, etc. are asked to please email

6. Pizza Day Volunteers Needed. Volunteers are needed to help with our monthly pizza lunches! Please come to the main office at 11:30 a.m. on Friday if you are able to help set-up and serve . Thank you!


Monday, 14 November 2016

Wednesday, 9 November 2016


 Hello, IRC Families! 

As you may know, the IRC Parent Council raises money for important enhancements to our children’s education and overall school experience. Here are just some examples of what Parent Council subsidized in 2015/2016: 

- Shared Chrome Books for classroom use 
- $1000 to set up a new classroom 
- $5/student per classroom for teacher supplies and materials 
- Scientist in the Classroom 
- Buses for field trips/athletic tournaments 
-  Art, drama and music presentations 
- Athletic equipment 

If you are interested in learning more about how our school is funded, you can view our school’s operating budget at 

Families are busy and many have expressed a desire to be able to simply write a cheque to IRC Parent Council, instead of attending/supporting the various fundraisers we host. Let us assure you - we are happy to accept your cash in any way you wish to give it! Please consider the following request, which is 100%, totally and completely voluntary. 

 [ ] $25 – Yes! I’d be happy to give $25 instead of buying ingredients and providing baked goods for your next Bake Sale. 
[ ] $50 – For sure! I never remember to check out the Fun Fair Silent Auction items – here’s what I would have spent on a Gift Certificate. 
[ ] $75 – Absolutely! I didn’t want a magazine subscription, anyway – please accept my cheque instead. 
[ ] $100 - Done! I don’t have time to help but kudos to everyone else who can. Consider this my Volunteer Hall Pass for the year. 
[ ] $_____ - OK, Parent Council; clever letter but I’m actually comfortable giving this amount, instead. 

If you would like to donate, please download this donation form here, make your cheque payable to IRC Parent Council, and please drop off at the main office or send to school with your student. 


Sunday, 6 November 2016


Hello, IRC Families! 

This year, the Fundraising Committee would like your input into how we fundraise at IRC. Please complete this brief survey by going to: or by completing a hard copy of the survey (which you can download here )and returning to the Main Office, by November 23, 2016. 


Volunteers Needed! 

Do you like to have fun while doing something great for your school community? Then the IRC Fundraising Committee is the place for you! We are looking for volunteers to help in many different capacities throughout the school year. Grab a neighbour and take on a fundraising initiative together; offer to bake for the next bake sale; help us at our next event or join the Fun Fair Committee. There are lots of ways to get involved - no contribution is too small and all efforts are appreciated! Email Amanda at to volunteer today!