Frank Hobbs School PAC

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Winter News and Events


Although we didn’t get the grand prize money, we’ve been awarded $5,000 to use towards our playground, because we made it into the final round for the Aviva Community Fund. Thank you to everyone who voted for making this possible. Feedback from Aviva is really encouraging – they were really impressed with our project idea and we were just ‘pipped to the post’ by one other project. It’s not uncommon for a project to get into the final one year, then be selected as a grand prize winner the following year, for projects that submit an entry again.

The good news is that with the $5,000 from Aviva, we’re now only $18,000 away from being able to give the go-ahead for the Blue Imp playground installation!

You can check out the full update and more information on the playground page, under Events/ Programs and Playground.



We’ll be showing the Velveteen Rabbit at movie night on February 9th, 2018.

Does your child have his or her own loved bunny at home? A stuffed toy…or even perhaps a real pet rabbit? Before the movie, we’ll be putting on a special slide show, featuring some of our own Frank Hobbs students, along with their furry or fluffy friends.

If you have a photo we could include on this slideshow, please email a copy to before January 10th.

For movie night food, pizza and sushi will be available for pre-ordering online using the hotlunchesonline site (see Lunches link on this website), after 22nd December and before January 26th.

See the movie night page on this website (under the events link) for more information about plans for movie night.


Thank you to everyone who was able to come out for Winterfest. You can check out the Winterfest page on this website for photos and information (click on Events/ Programs and then ‘Events’).

Kellie and Andrea are looking for one or two people to take the lead on planning and managing Winterfest 2018.  If you are interested, or have suggestions for next year’s event, please email Andrea at


One of our parents is planning a special craft at next year’s Winterfest, but will need medium sized glass bottles to make this possible.

Please donate any CLEAN jars to the school (they will be stored in the PAC room) in between now and June 2018.  Just label any donations  ‘for PAC’…. thank you!


Don’t forget you can order lunches online, any time during the school year. Orders just have to be placed two weeks before a lunch day.

Full instructions for ordering can be found on the LUNCHES page of this website. Follow Programs and Lunches for more information.

PLEASE KEEP SHOPPING AT PEPPERS and help save for a new playground!

When you shop at Peppers, please don’t forget to tell the cashier that you want to put your total onto a gift card for Frank Hobbs when paying for your groceries.  You can also pre-purchase gift cards at the till.  5% of your total amount will then go straight to the school…’s that easy!

Thank you to Peppers for your generous additional donation of $600 from pumpkin sales in October.

Peppers Feb 2015

More information on the Peppers partnership can be found here.

Any questions? Please e-mail us at

You can also check the Sponsors page for more information.

5% of your sale will be donated directly to the school. You can pre-pay for cards, or simply ask that all your sale be put on a gift card for Frank Hobbs when paying at the till.

Finn & Izzy

For every pair of regularly priced shoes (retailing at $40 or above), Finn and Izzy on Oak Bay Avenue will donate $5 back to Frank Hobbs.