Direct Drive - Fall 2021

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The Direct Drive is the single major fundraising event at our school so that we, as busy parents, do not need to take our children door-to-door selling chocolates, poinsettias, gift cards, etc. With every family's busy schedules, it can be challenging to commit time to fundraising especially when only a small portion of the funds collected goes toward the school and we end-up with a lot of extra stuff that we don’t really need!  With DIRECT DRIVE, 100% of the funds donated go directly to our school!  To make your donation please click here.

In past years, the Direct Drive has raised funds to purchase the mobile laptop lab (30 laptops plus mobile cart), build the new playground, build the outdoor learning area, provide SMART Boards in every classroom, purchase iPads, fund special dance and exercise programs, and provide library support, music support and extra classroom support.  No matter what stage your child is in at McKechnie they have, or will, benefit from the funds raised during the Direct Drive and it is vital that we continue this legacy.  Your kids and the teachers at McKechnie thank you for your support!


Direct Drive 

The Direct Drive campaign is held every fall with the goal to provide a happy, safe and well-spaced learning environment for our children.  As well, we hope to provide monetary support for both in-classroom teaching and on-line media equipment so that our teachers can effectively teach all our children during such challenging times.  As always, we will strive for 100% family participation for the benefit of all the children at McKechnie Elementary.

The Direct Drive coordinator, together with the PAC Executive, works with the school administration, teachers, and support staff to develop a prioritized list of initiatives to be funded by the proceeds of this year’s Direct Drive. They will work together to ensure that all the funds are spent, tracked and accounted for as the year progresses, to make certain our children get the maximum benefit from all the money so generously donated by our McKechnie families.  In addition to the special capital items we identify, the Direct Drive will continue to provide support to all classrooms, resource teachers, school wide dance and badminton programs, and special PAC-sponsored workshops.