The school district’s policy on catchment, registrations, and transfers is being revised. Parents are strongly encouraged to put forward their comments on this policy, and DPAC will be working to highlight some of the important changes and questions raised by this policy. The deadline for submissions is January 6, 2014 – get your input in now!
If you’re interested in participating in this discussion, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call the DPAC cell phone at (250) 649-6770 and leave a message.
Erase Bullying, from government of BC – http://www.erasebullying.ca/
Safer Schools resources, from Prince George School District - http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=440171
Guide to Speaking Up for your child, from BCCPAC – http://sd57dpac.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/speaking_up_20082.pdf
Steps to Problem Solving, Prince George School District – who to contact about issues, and when to contact them – http://www.sd57.bc.ca/fileadmin/cao.sd57.bc.ca/Trustees/Trustees/Guide_to_solving_problems.pdf
Barbara Coloroso handout on bullying – BullyHandout – Coloroso
This presentation was made at the school board meeting on Tuesday, December 3rd, and posted for those parents who are interested in the topic.
There will be a Self Regulation and Learning Workshop put on by the district, with a free presentation for parents on Friday, December 6th. It will be held above Books and Company, in Art Space, from 7pm to 9pm.
We have been provided with an update from BCCPAC as to membership from SD57.
The following schools are shown as members for 2013/14:
- Buckhorn Elementary
- College Heights Elementary (Ecole)
- Duchess Park Secondary
- Edgewood Elementary
- Hart Highlands Elementary
- Heritage Elementary
- Highglen Montessori Elementary
- Lac des Bois (Ecole)
- Nukko Lake Elementary
- Nusdeh Yoh
- Pineview Elementary
- Prince George Secondary
- Quinson Elementary
- Spruceland Traditional
- Vanway Elementary
Memberships received and/or postmarked by December 15, of the closing year, will give your PAC or DPAC voting privileges at our Annual General Meeting (AGM). Click here for more information.
The Prince George DPAC rebates half the cost of the $75 membership for PACs that supply us with their voting proxy for the AGM.
Sign up today!
We are planning a working session Sunday, December 8th, at 7pm, at the Van Bien Training and Development Centre.
In this session, we will be discussing recommendations for changes to the policy on catchments, registrations and transfers.
Interested parents are welcome to attend! Please email email@example.com if you would like more information.
Robert’s Rules are designed to facilitate the transaction of business by your group, not to hinder it. If you’re going to be effective in meetings, you need to know the right — and wrong — ways to use parliamentary motions.
Offering friendly amendments
Speaking without recognition
Moving to “Table!”
Calling the question
Tabling it until next month
“Reconsidering” a vote
Requesting a point of information
Making a motion to accept or receive reports
Dispensing with the minutes
Wasting breath on “I so move”
6 Must Have Conversations with your Pre (Teens) – PowerUp Workshops.
A similar workshop was delivered at the recent DPAC conference, and the handout was not available at that point.
Webinar session: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail?uuid=M46MOZEVP0NH4YIB160C70AGEQ-B8NT&ucs=email
Agenda – DPAC General Meeting
Monday, December 2, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre
1. Call to order
2. Adoption of agenda and Adoption of November 2013 Minutes
3. PAC Networking
To increase the effectiveness of this section of the agenda, we suggest that people report on ideas that may be of interest to other PACs, or concerns that other PACs could help with.
7:30pm – Partner groups enter
4. Partner Group Presentations (5 minutes each).
a) DSAC Report (Graeme Mackenzie, Shelby Miller)
b) CUPE Report (Karen Wong)
c) Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Tina Cousins, Richard Giroday)
d) Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Faith Mackay)
e) Professional Employees Association (Nicole Haines)
f) Superintendent Report (Brian Pepper)
g) Trustee Report (Kate Cooke)
(5 – 10 minute snack break, opportunity for further partner group discussions)
5. Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland)
b) Treasurer’s Report (Gillian Burnett)
c) BCCPAC Report (Darlene Campbell)
6. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Results from survey to PACs
b) Grant requests
c) Event scheduling
d) BCCPAC conference – brief report (Dennis, Darlene)
7. Advising School District
a) Education Services Committee Report (Steve, Dennis)
b) Education Programs and Planning Committee Report (Darlene, Chris)
c) Policy and Governance (Sarah, Chris)
d) Expanded committee of the Whole (Sarah, Gillian)
e) Calendar Committee (Darlene, Gillian)
f) Suggestions for School Board Report and School Board Partner meeting, being scheduled
8. Other Business
a) Feedback sought by school district on policy 5119
b) Feedback sought by school district on LGBTQ
c) Presentations to DPAC – what are we interested in finding out about?
9. Agenda items for next meeting
10. Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm Van Bien Training and Development Centre.
Do you have the time to take a short survey on catchment and registration issues? http://fluidsurveys.com/s/dpac/shortsurvey/
This is to assist DPAC in making comments about the draft revisions to the district’s policy on catchment, registration, and transfers – for more information, see: http://sd57dpac.ca/2013/11/please-comment-on-draft-of-policy-on-student-catchment-registrations-and-transfers/
The school district has now made public a list of all report card writing days, in our elementary schools. The list can be found here:
2013-2014 Report Card Writing Days
Thank you, to the district, for making this more accessible for parents.