Monthly Archives: January 2018

School catchment closings in some schools

At the school board’s January 30th meeting, the board voted to restrict new enrolment in the following schools to catchment area students only for the 2018/19:

  • Malaspina Elementary
  • Southridge Elementary
  • College Heights Secondary
  • Heritage Elementary
  • Glenview Elementary
  • Hart Highlands Elementary
  • Springwood Elementary
  • Edgewood Elementary
  • Duchess Park Secondary (regular program)

Note: this would not affect current out of catchment students, but may affect siblings of current non-catchment students attempting to register or transfer into the school.

The board also approved that kindergarten registration at the following schools be restricted (capped):

  • College Heights Elementary (French immersion, 40 students)
  • Spruceland Traditional (40 students)
  • Polaris Montessori (40 students)
  • Ecole Lac de Bois  (60 students)

 

Lastly, that for the 2018/19 school year, that both McBride Centennial and McBride Secondary schools operate in their current configuration.

Lunch Survey Report

DPAC presented the results of THE lunch survey to the school board at the January 30th board meeting:

2018 jan 30 DPAC parent lunch survey

We are pleased and encouraged by the paper based surveys the district has sent out at various elementary schools. These surveys give information on the current lunch time arrangements at each particular school, and ask parents if they are satisfied with lunch time provisions, ask for concerns, and what could be done differently.

We urge parents and parent advisory councils to continue this conversation with the staff at their child’s school, and to remember that purpose of parent advisory councils, according to the school act, is to advise the board and the principal and staff of the school respecting any matter relating to the school.

Should any PAC or principal wish to see results for their particular school, please email info@sd57dpac.ca, and we can provide you with this information.

District Administration – Response to preliminary lunch survey report in January 30th school board agenda package: 2018 Jan 30 District Admin Report

 

White Hatter in Prince George February 19

Back by popular demand!

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online: Internet Literacy and Education for Parents with the White Hatter, Monday, 19 February 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

The Prince George District Parent Advisory Council, in cooperation with the Prince George School District, invites all parents to attend an evening educational session regarding online safety and children. Regular admission is $5, parents can also select a free ticket, or by donation. We want everyone to be able to attend.

The sessions will be presented by The White Hatter of the award winning organization Personal Protection Systems Inc.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to see the White Hatter before, you’re in for an interesting and useful session. If you have seen the White Hatter before, come out for technological updates!

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation runs from 7pm to 9pm on Monday, February 19th. Register now to reserve a seat!

Eventbrite - Keeping Your Kids Safe Online: Internet Literacy and Education for Parents with the White Hatter

DPAC General Meeting January 8, 2018

Our regularly scheduled general meeting takes place Monday, January 8, 2018, at the Van Bien Training and Development Centre at Van Bien Elementary, 7pm.

Video conference: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/sd57dpac.ca/dpacmeeting?authuser=1

(if you have difficulty connecting, please text 250-565-4949 for help)

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting
Monday, January 8, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Van Bien Training Centre
1. Call to order
2. Adoption of agenda and Adoption of Minutes
3. PAC Networking and discussion (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. Presentation (not confirmed) – Milly from Vantage Vision and Reading
5. Partner Group Presentations (five minutes each – questions may be taken, once all reports are complete, about general topics, detailed and specific questions are best kept to the break)
a) District Student Advisory Council ( )
b) CUPE Report (Karen Wong)
c) Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Joanne Hapke)
d) Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Kelly Johansen)
e) Senior Administration Report () –
f) Trustee Report ()

(5 – 10 minute snack break, opportunity for further partner group discussions)
6. Elections
a) Vacant positions
b) Succession Planning
7. Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Gillian Burnett)
b) Treasurer’s Report (Sarah Holland)
c) BCCPAC Report (Gillian Burnett) – resolutions
8. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Lunch hour survey and next steps
b) Guest Speaker/Seminar
9. Advising School District
a) Education Services Committee Report (Steve Shannon, Gillian Burnett and Sarah Holland)
b) Education Programs and Planning Committee Report (Gillian Burnett)
c) Policy and Governance ()
d) Suggestions for School Board Report – Traffic issues around schools (from Dec meeting). Anything else?

10. Other Business
a)
11. Agenda items for next meeting
12. Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 5, 2018, at 7:00 pm, Van Bien.