Early Learning Conference

Up to 5 PAC parents are being given the opportunity to attend the SD 57 Early Learning Conference on January 28th at the Coast Inn of the North.

NEW: DPAC WILL REIMBURSE UP TO THE FIRST 5 PAC PARTICIPANTS.  A report on the conference at the next DPAC meeting would be appreciated.



Do not use the link on the .pdf brochure as that link has now closed.
Contact nrempel@sd57.bc.ca –
by January 24th, 3 p.m..
Coast Inn of the North
770 Brunswick Street, Prince George BC
8:30-2:45 ** Lunch Included **
Registration opens 7:45
$30 For SD 57 employees
$150 For out of district registrants and those who are not SD 57 employees

Conference information can be found at:

SD57 Speaker: Pat Duncan January 28, 2019

Parent Session January 28, 2019
6:30 to 8 p.m. (Please note the new time)
Ecole Duchess Park Secondary Theatre
Speaker: Pat Duncan, Superintendent of Learning, BC Ministry of Education

Parents will receive the most current updates on the BC Grad Program and insight into curriculum implementation and school improvement.
A registration link will be available through the SD 57 website:

2019 PAC Cafe

For all volunteer members of parent advisory councils. This may include the positions of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and any other positions you may have – Volunteer Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Fundraising, as well as any interested parents. This is a fun and flexible event – bring your questions, concerns, or great ideas!

  • Share ideas and challenges
  • Network with other PAC volunteers in your area
  • Get ideas from other volunteers doing your job
  • Enjoy a catered lunch

Pre-registration is required.

Register here:

Eventbrite - PAC Cafe 2019

We charge a nominal fee of $5 per attendee for SD57 attendees. Please contact info@sd57dpac.ca or chair@sd57dpac.ca if this is a barrier to your attendance, as we have a budget to ensure all are included.

If you are from Hixon, Mackenzie, McBride, or Valemount, please let us know, as we should be able to assist with travel costs.

Questions? Email info@sd57dpac.ca

FoodSafe Ticket Sales Extension

Due to an error in the ticket sale cutoff time, ticket sales for the upcoming FoodSafe have been extended until 11 p.m. November 22nd.
If you have not yet signed up, there are some spots left to take advantage of this great opportunity!

Click on the link below to go to the EventBrite Ticket sales:
Eventbrite - Prince George DPAC - FoodSafe for PACs - November 24, 2018

Reminder: BCCPAC Memberships Due December 31, 2018

Members should now renew their BCCPAC membership for the new 2018-2019 year which runs from September 1 to August 31.

This form should be used for both new and renewal BCCPAC Memberships.


Per BCCPAC Bylaws:

-the Membership year runs from September 1 – August 31
-membership is renewed annually and payable at the beginning of the membership year per BCCPAC Bylaws
-there is an annual fee for maintaining Membership for both DPACs and PACs

Membership payments received by December 31 will ensure your PAC/DPAC has voting privileges at the BCCPAC Annual General Meeting (AGM) and that your membership is not terminated per BCCPAC Bylaws. New Membership Applications received after December 31st will still be members but won’t have voting rights at that year’s AGM.

SD 57 DPAC will reimburse the $75 fee when they receive a filled out Proxy Vote form closer to the AGM. This form gives DPAC members attending the AGM the right to vote on behalf of your school (with guidance from you). More proxy votes means a louder voice for our district!

YMCA Grade 6 Initiative

As a part of the YMCA of Northern BC’s partnership with the 2015 Canada Winter Games, this legacy program provides all Grade 6 students in Prince George a free YMCA membership to provide them a safe place to stay active and to develop healthy habits for years to come.

What a Grade 6 Membership Includes:

YMCA Membership
Guest Pass Card
Access to additional recreation programs
Program Orientation

How to Sign-up:

An adult (parent, guardian, teacher, youth group leader)
Proof of school enrollment
Proof of age
Completed registration package (available through the following link)

YMCA Grade 6 Initiative Link

DPAC FoodSafe November 24, 2018

DPAC is hosting a FoodSafe course for PAC volunteers (people who volunteer in our public schools) on Saturday, November 24th, at the Van Bien Training and Development Centre.  A book and certificate will be provided for each participant.

As a reminder, when FoodSafe added expiry dates for FoodSafe certification, people who held FoodSafe at that time were grandfathered in – but those FoodSafe certificates expire in 2018. 

Eventbrite - Prince George DPAC - FoodSafe for PACs - November 24, 2018

What does Foodsafe do?

  • protects public health
  • prepare for employment as a Care Provider or in the food industry
  • to volunteer as a food handler
  • protect your businesses from litigation or embarrassment

As a reminder, for school food programs and PAC fundraising where food is involved, at least one on-site parent is required to have valid FoodSafe certification.

Class runs from 8:30a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
COST: $30 (to cover the book and certificate cost – DPAC is funding the course itself)
Lunch break is from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.
DPAC will be providing lunch and snacks.

FoodSafe is a B.C. Ministry of Health required program for people working in the food service industry. Graduates are registered with the B.C. Ministry of Health and will receive a FoodSafe certificate.

You need to bring your CareCard number to the class.