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February DPAC Monthly Meeting

Our monthly DPAC Meeting is tonight Monday February 5th @ 6:30pm with two options to join!! In person at the 

Virtual PAC Cafe, Upcoming Events & More!

We are in a new year and January has whizzed by. We’ve seen some incredible weather swings and increased concerns 

January DPAC Meeting & Updates

Welcome back & Happy 2024 Parents & Families! Our first DPAC meeting of the year will be this Monday January 

December DPAC Meeting – Monday Dec 4th!

Our monthly DPAC meeting is TONIGHT Monday December 4th!!! Monday November 6 at 6:30pm at Van Bien Training Centre or 

November DPAC Meeting & Communication of Student Learning

Don’t forget our monthly DPAC meeting is tonight!! Monday November 6 at 6:30pm at Van Bien Training Centre or join 

PAC Cafe, Updates & Minutes

It’s hard to believe we are almost at the end of October!! The first part of the school year is 

Hello Again! Foodsafe, September DPAC News, and SOGI

Thank you to all who attended our first meeting of the 2023-2024 year!! It was great to see everyone and 

SD57 Board of Trustees: Election & Advance Polls Information for June 2023

School District No. 57 School Board Trustees (total board seats = 7) have the job to engage their communities in 

Important!! June Monthly DPAC Meeting

Our DPAC Meeting is on Monday June 5. Parents and PACs join at 6:30pm and district representatives/guests join at 7:30pm either 

PAC Proxy’s Due!!

It’s that time of year again!! It’s PROXY TIME. The 2023 BCCPAC Conference and AGM is just around the corner (May 5th 

April Monthly DPAC Meeting

It’s that time again!! Our monthly April DPAC meeting is this coming Monday April 3rd starting at 6:30pm! Our meetings 

Kindergarten Registration & Choice Programs & School of the Arts

The School District No. 57 released information about kindergarten registration on February 1 and Information Sessions on Choice Programs that 

DPAC Minutes – Jan 9

We had an amazing turnout at our Monthly DPAC Meeting on January 9. We were discussing the important theme of 

Strategic Plan Engagement – Feb 1

All parents and stakeholders are invited to the SD57 Strategic Plan Engagement Session on Wednesday February 1, 2023. You can 

Secondary Schools Parent Feedback Forum

Many parents and students from our SD57 Secondary Schools have expressed concerns and questions related to education, graduation requirements, special 

DPAC Minutes – Dec 5

Thank you to all who attended our Monthly DPAC Meeting on December 5. We are getting great participation from PACs. 

SD57 Renaming

Our School District No. 57 (Prince George) is looking at their identity (brand) and considering renaming and designing a new 

DPAC Meeting – Dec 5

Please join us for our Monthly DPAC Meeting on Monday Dec 5 at 6:30pm at Van Bien Training Centre or 

Virtual PAC Cafe – Dec 3

We had a great turn out at the PAC Cafe in person on Nov 5. We understand that many PACs 

Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch

The SD57 DPAC Executive recently received the following notification from the Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch (GPEB). As you know, PACs 

DPAC Minutes – Nov 7

Thank you to the 15 parents representing 13 schools at our DPAC Monthly Meeting last Monday Nov 7. We had 

ERASE – Parent Seminar

The BC Government hosts a website for students and families to receive resources regarding bullying and report incidents. Link here: 

PAC Cafe Minutes – Nov 5

Thank you to all who attended our PAC Cafe at the PG Civic Centre today. We had 14 people representing 

DPAC Meeting – Nov 7

What a busy time for families! We went from school start up, into an election, Thanksgiving, Halloween… non-instructional days sprinkled 

Open Parachute – Nov 3

Seminar for Parents regarding Open Parachute mental health resources. Wed November 3 from 6:30-7:30pm at Vanier Hall (PGSS). Message from 

PAC Cafe – Nov 5

On Saturday November 5 at 11am, the SD57 District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) is hosting a PAC Cafe. This is 

DPAC Minutes – Oct 3

We had 15 parents representing 14 schools at our October DPAC Meeting. A total of 7 partners joined us from 

PG School Trustees

UPDATE! Results of the PG Voting As you know we are voting 5 candidates to serve in the Prince George 

SD57 FoodSafe

The SD57 DPAC is sponsoring a Level 1 FoodSafe course. Parents and PAC members who are providing food service in 

SD57 Trustee Candidates

Regardless of whether you have children or grandchildren in the public school system, it is imperative that you get informed 

DPAC Meeting – Oct 3

Please join us for our monthly DPAC Meeting on Monday October 3, 2022 at 6:30-8:30pm. The DPAC Executive, PAC Representatives, 

SD57 Trustees All Candidates Forum

DPAC is cohosting this evening with Prince George District Teachers Association and Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3742.  We 

DPAC Minutes – Sep 12, 2022

Welcome back to school everyone! We held our first monthly DPAC meeting of the year on Monday September 12 on 

May DPAC Meeting – Elections, AGM and Extracurricular Activities

DON’T FORGET – Our monthly DPAC meeting is tonight Monday May 9th @6:30pm and it’s HYBRID!!! The theme is this 

Important – PACs and Parents please read!!! 2022 BCCPC Conference, AGM & Proxies

As many of you may have read or heard, the 2022 BCCPAC Parent Conference and AGM happening Friday April 29th 

April Monthly DPAC Meeting – Mental Health, Our Kids, Our Families and Our Schools

Don’t forget our monthly DPAC meeting is tonight Monday April 4th @6:30pm and it’s HYBRID!!! The theme is this month 

Regular Meeting March 7 – Teams

Our Regular DPAC Meeting is Monday March 7 at 6:30 on Teams, our theme is budgets and financials but we 

YAY! February DPAC Meeting – Catchment & Capacity – Feb 7th

Don’t forget that our monthly DPAC meeting is tonight Monday February 7th @ 6:30pm so join us via the comfort 

Parents – Important Dates and Events!!! Focus Group, Kindergarten Registration and more fun stuff…

Parent don’t forget about the virtual Parent Focus group with SD57 Acting Superintendent Cindy Heitman tonight January 27th @ 6:30pm 

Parent Focus Group for SD57 Strategic Plan 2021-2026

Parents!! Do you have questions about numeracy, literacy, how your child’s academic level is assessed and measured, how the district 

January 2022 Monthly DPAC Meeting

Happy January everyone!!! Our first DPAC meeting for 2022 is this coming Monday January 10th @ 6:30pm so join us 

Welcome Back – Important Information for January 2022

Friday December 31st, DPAC attended a meeting of SD57 Stakeholders on the January 4-7 Re-entry period.  Information is limited at 

December Monthly DPAC Meeting

Happy December everyone!!! Our last DPAC Meeting for 2021 is this coming Monday December 6th @ 6:30pm. Come and meet 

BCCPAC Update and Membership Deadline

Our SD57 DPAC Executive attended the DPAC Summit on Zoom, hosted by the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC), 

PAC FoodSafe – Nov 27

Did you know that at least one volunteer with your PAC needs to have Level 1 FoodSafe for food related 

DPAC Minutes – November 2021 – Safety Quiz

Our DPAC Meeting on November 1 had a lively discussion about Safety in and around our schools. Much is being 

November DPAC Meeting – Safety is the Theme

It’s that time of month again!!! Come join us on Monday November 1st @6:30 for our monthly DPAC meeting. Due 

An Evening with Ivan Coyote

Parents & Families of SD57!! SD57 DPAC is delighted to offer “An Evening with Ivan Coyote” this coming Thursday October 28th @ 

DPAC Minutes – October 2021 – Inclusion Survey

Our theme this month is Inclusion which includes equality and sexual orientation and gender identity topics. We had a great 

October Monthly DPAC Meeting

Come and join us Monday October 4th @6:30 either in person or virtually via Microsoft Teams (join on your computer 

DPAC Minutes – September 2021 – Advocacy Survey

Our theme this month is Advocacy. We had a great discussion with PACs at the beginning of the meeting about 

September Monthly DPAC Meeting

September 13th Monthly DPAC @ 6:30pm virtual meeting link: Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer or mobile app: Click 

BCCPAC September Update

The latest update from BCCPAC emailed on September 1 can be viewed here. There are some important updates and useful 

Welcome Back PACs & Parents!

DPAC is excited for the start of the 2021-2022 school year and classes starting up across SD57 and BC. Across 

BCCPAC EGM Cancelled

There were 5 delegates from SD57 on tonight’s Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Zoom. Unfortunately the number of delegates to 

SD57 Strategic Plan

The 2021-2026 Strategic Plan was approved on June 22 and is posted here. Take some time to review the 5 

BCCPAC July Update

We have 3 SD57 PACs voting at the BCCPAC Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Wednesday July 7. Read through the 

DPAC Presentation to the SD57 Board of Trustees for June 2021

Tonight at the SD57 Public Board Meeting the following presentation given by DPAC Chair Andrea Beckett: “First off I would 

BCCPAC EGM

Attention BCCPAC Members! You have been receiving emails regarding the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Wednesday July 7 at 6-10pm on 

DPAC Minutes – June 2021

We had great attendance at our June DPAC Meeting with a total of 45 people participating the the SD57 Traffic 

BCCPAC June Update

There is great information and resources in the June newsletter including summaries of the AGM and Parent Conference, information about 

June Monthly Meeting & Traffic Town Hall

This Monday June 7th we are holding our Traffic Town Hall as part of our monthly DPAC meeting SD57 Traffic 

SD57 Traffic Town Hall

We want to hear your voice!!! The SD57 District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) is hosting a first ever virtual Town 

White Hatter Recording

The Glenview Elementary parent community, and a few other SD57 parents, enjoyed a presentation from the White Hatter tonight. Good 

Last White Hatter Seminar

School District 57 has sponsored several White Hatter sessions for intermediate and secondary students, staff, and parents this Spring. Even 

Parent Engagement and Succession Planning

Andrea Sinclair, BCCPAC President, finished the Parent Conference on Saturday May 29 with a very informative presentation for parents on 

BCCPAC Parent Conference Day 2

The Zoom Webinar was jam packed with information for parents on Saturday May 29. Here is a brief summary of 

BCCPAC Parent Conference Day 1

We have 8 parents participating from SD57 and we are enjoying some learning and community among parents all over BC, 

Virtual PAC Cafe Networking Event

It would be great if we could have representatives from all 41 PACs at our networking event tomorrow May 17 

Social Media Awareness for Students and Parents

Here are some opportunities for students and parents to do some training regarding Social Media Awareness, Internet Safety, and Cyberbullying. 

BCCPAC May Updates

Take a peek at some PAC and Parent resources in the BCCPAC update including The Framework for Enhancing Student Learning, 

Virtual PAC Cafe – May 17

As discussed with the Membership at our last two DPAC Meetings, we would like to hold a Virtual PAC Cafe 

DPAC Minutes – May 2021

Our DPAC AGM went well. Thank you to all the PACs for joining and creating quorum. We are pleased to 

Indigenous Education Advisory Committee

DPAC received a request to forward this information to PACs and parents. See the letter and information below regarding student 

DPAC AGM – May 3, 2021

Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM and DPAC meeting tonight! The results of tonight’s AGM elections and your 

Parent Education

This past year parents have had to adapt and navigate increased stress more than ever during this pandemic. They are 

COVID-19 Survey

Many of us participated in the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) Survey BC COVID-19 SPEAK: Your story, our future 

BCCPAC Gaming Grant Seminar Recording

On Thursday April 8th, Andrea Sinclair, BCCPAC President, hosted Denise Mahon, a Community Gaming Grant Outreach Coordinator, to discuss the 

DPAC Bylaws Revision – Apr 19, 2021

Many of you will remember that we adopted revised Constitution and Bylaws at our Meeting on January 11, 2021. There 

Three Mental Health Parent Seminars

School District 57 is having their “Spring Fling” this Friday April 23. It is a non-instructional day for all students 

Daily Health Check for Students

School District 57 released a new Daily Health Check for Students on April 12. This explains the symptoms to watch 

April 2021 DPAC Minutes

We had a full agenda on Monday for our monthly DPAC Meeting. Please review the minutes and recording (2 files) 

DPAC Meeting – April 12

We hope you will be joining us for our DPAC Meeting Monday April 12 at 6:30 on Zoom. See documents 

BCCPAC Proxy Vote Forms

On Saturday May 1, 2021, the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) is holding their Annual General Meeting. The 

Re-Start Plan Update

On March 30, 2021 the Public Health Office issued updates to the K-12 COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines. Full details 

Parent Support Circle

During Covid-19, families are asked to stay home as much as possible. Unfortunately, home is not always the safest place 

BCCPAC Covid Update – Mar 15, 2021

Important updates from the Public Health Office on Monday March 15 including modeling and projections for Covid-19. To understand what 

BCCPAC March Updates

Membership Update here. Information about BCCPAC AGM on May 1, Parent Education Conference May 28-29, erase bullying resources, and mental 

Gaming Grant Seminar

The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils advocates and communicates on behalf of parents throughout our province. Very important work 

District Learner Supports

At our March DPAC meeting, we had guests from our District join us for a presentation for parents on District 

Second ThoughtExchange

The first community engagement session ended on March 1 and the results are shared in the following report: A second 

Another White Hatter Seminar

Mackenzie Secondary School has booked a second Parent Seminar with The White Hatter this week. Details below. Email DPAC@sd57.bc.ca for 

White Hatter Parent Seminar

Social Media Safety and Digital Literacy for Parents Hosted by Mackenzie Secondary School on Thursday March 11 7-9pm Email DPAC@sd57.bc.ca 

Two Seminars Tonight

There are 2 options for Parents to get valuable information tonight. #1 – DPAC from School District 71 in Comox 

March DPAC Minutes

Thank you to all who joined us for our March DPAC Meeting. We had 25 participants representing 18 different schools 

DPAC Meeting – March 1, 2021

We are preparing for our Monthly DPAC Meeting on Monday March 1 at 6:30pm on Zoom. Click this link to 

SD57 Strategic Plan Engagement

You have likely seen or heard about the Strategic Plan lately. It is time for the 5 year outlook to 

Virtual Valentines Winners!

The Facebook campaign to show appreciation to School District No. 57 staff was very successful. Here are our winners of 

February DPAC Meeting Minutes

See below for the minutes from our DPAC Meeting on Feb. 1. Thank you to all the PACs and parents 

DPAC Meeting Agenda – Feb 1, 2021

February is upon us and it is time for our Monthly DPAC Meeting. Please review the Agenda and reports below. 

DPAC January Minutes & Approved Bylaws

We are pleased that the DPAC Executive and Bylaw Review Committee have proposed changes that were amended and approved during 

DPAC Monthly Meeting – Jan 11, 2021

Our next DPAC Meeting is Monday January 11, 2021 at 6:30pm on Zoom. We don’t have specific questions for our 

PAC Treasurer & Gaming Bootcamp

Gillian Burnett is the BCCPAC Treasurer and she sits on our SD57 DPAC Executive as Vice-Chair. We are pleased to 

Happy New Year 2021

Welcome back to school to all our students, staff, and administrators at SD57. The DPAC Executive is back in the 

DPAC Meeting Minutes – Dec 2020

The minutes from our December DPAC Monthly Meeting can be found here:

SD57 Curriculum & Innovation Presentation

At our December DPAC Meeting, we had Debbie Kaban and her colleagues present about the changes in Curriculum & Innovation 

DPAC Constitution and Bylaws – For Review and Feedback

Please review the proposed changes and provide feedback to the DPAC Chair at chair@sd57dpac.ca. The membership will be voting on 

DPAC Meeting Agenda – Dec 7 – Updated

Our December DPAC Meeting is fast approaching. Please review the Agenda and Reports below. See you Monday! Click the following 

DPAC Meeting Minutes – Nov 2020

Here are the Minutes from our November meeting. If you have any questions, contact us at DPAC@sd57.bc.ca.

Online Foodsafe Reimbursement

At our DPAC Meeting tonight, the Membership clarified the process for reimbursement for PAC Members who take an online Foodsafe 

DPAC-BCCPAC Shared Zoom Licenses

At our DPAC Meeting tonight, Amie Thibodeau, the DPAC Zoom Administrator, presented the information and process for booking Zoom Meetings 

DPAC Meeting Agenda – Nov 2

We look forward to “seeing” everyone on Zoom tonight at 6:30pm for our Monthly DPAC Meeting. Please review the following 

New DPAC Executive

The new DPAC Executive Members for 2020/21 met this week. We are excited to have a full team that is 

Sept 2020 DPAC Minutes

There was technical difficulties and delays with our September Meeting Minutes, but there is still great information here for PACs 

Oct 2020 DPAC Minutes

Please review the minutes, reports, and recording from our October DPAC Meeting and AGM on Oct 5. The recording is 

Revised SD57 Restart Plan – Oct 5

At our DPAC Meeting on October 5, Superintendent Anita Richardson explained 3 changes to the Restart Plan indicated in yellow 

CLA/CIDES PAC Meeting

SD57 Parents with students enrolled in Central Interior Distance Education School (CIDES) or at the Centre for Learning Alternatives (CLA): 

October DPAC Meeting Agenda

We hope you can join us for our DPAC Monthly Meeting for October and our AGM where we elect members 

PAC Info Session Resources

We had a great meeting on September 30 with 30 participants representing 28 schools in our district! The Recording is 

SD57 Indigenous Education & Orange Shirt Day

Wednesday September 30 is Orange Shirt Day – show your support! It is held annually on September 30 in Canadian communities with 

DPAC Advocacy

Dear parents and families of students, We as the DPAC are so very deeply aware of how frustrating and difficult 

September DPAC Agenda and PAC Info Night

September DPAC Meeting Our first Monthly DPAC Meeting for the 2020/21 school year is Monday September 21 at 6:30pm on 

SD57 Re-Start Plan – Updated

School District 57 released a Revised Re-Start Plan and Safe Work Procedures for Stage 2 based on evolving information from 

Welcome Back! September DPAC Meeting

Welcome back from DPAC! With the first full day of school delayed until today, our first DPAC Monthly Meeting for 

DPAC Town Hall Recording

We are proud to announce the success of our DPAC Virtual Info Session & Town Hall held on a Zoom 

SD57 DPAC Virtual Info Session & Town Hall

We are ready for our Zoom Webinar at 4pm today. We hop you can listen in on the conversation with 

Virtual Town Hall

We invite all SD57 PACs and Parents to our Virtual Info Session and Town Hall related to health and safety 

DPAC Newsletter #1

DPAC Update for PACs and Parents

All Parents PLEASE READ!

The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) and the SD57 District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) have been busy gathering 

New PAC Email Addresses

During the last school year, DPAC worked with the District to set up email addresses for each PAC. We’ve been 

Seeking PAC and Parent Feedback

BCCPAC and SD57 DPAC are seeking feedback from PAC Reps and Parents regarding the K-12 Education Restart Plan. Take a 

K-12 Schools are in Stage 2

The Public Health Office and Ministry of Education announced today that all K-12 Schools in BC are now in Stage 

Important Parent Survey

How did it go? Thoughts on what went well and what could be improved with the continuity of learning (online 

Safer Schools Together

Safer Schools Together (SST) works closely with BC School Districts to understand risk, minimize threats in schools, and educate staff 

Northern Health Survey

Northern Health is identifying “Grand Challenges” for Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues in Northern BC. If 

Health & Wellness Support for Families

There are many great organizations and individuals in our community who support families and children’s well being. In support of 

June DPAC Minutes

We missed some PAC Representatives at our last meeting for the school year! It was still a worthwhile discussion about 

June DPAC Meeting – Tonight!

Our last meeting of the school year is tonight June 1 at 6:30pm on ZOOM. Please plan to join us 

SD57 Restart Plan

New information regarding on-site learning at our school buildings starting tomorrow June 1. Please review this information from the SD57 

Gaming Grant Support

PACs and DPACs are uncertain about changes to the BC Community Gaming Grant in light of COVID-19. Will funds be 

SD57 COVID-19 Update

Please take 5 minutes to listen to this video address from Superintendent Anita Richardson. The following document is an explanation 

URGENT Survey for Parents

You should have received a SURVEY from your child’s teacher or Principal today. It is very important that you complete 

COVID-19 Update

An important update from BCCPAC following last Friday’s announcements about education. Please follow the links and get information from the 

Online FoodSafe Options

DPAC has been discussing online FoodSafe options that are more accessible to parent volunteers at our schools. These are often 

May 2020 DPAC Minutes

Please review the minutes from our May Meeting. Plan to join us for the last meeting of the school year 

Gaming Info for PACs

Many PACs have had to cancel meetings and events due to COVID-19. Gaming funds were likely intended to be used 

SD57 Video Message

As many of you have heard in the local media this week, teachers and staff are being asked to return 

BC Restart Plan – May 6

On Wednesday May 6, the BC Government and Public Health Officer released the Restart Plan. The Ministry of Education released 

DPAC Meeting Agenda – May 4 – TONIGHT!

We hope you are all planning to join us on ZOOM tonight. Log in info is below. If you experience 

May DPAC Meeting on ZOOM

Another month is behind us and our May DPAC Meeting is rapidly approaching. Please plan to join us on Monday 

BCCPAC AGM Zoom Link

We have 23 PACs in School District 57 who are eligible to vote at the BCCPAC AGM this Saturday May 

BCCPAC AGM Registration

DPAC voted at our April 7 meeting to reimburse the 2019-2020 Membership Fee for all BCCPAC Members who attend the 

KRSS Engagement Post #2

In addition to our KRSS Engagement post on Monday April 13, the School District has released 2 documents with new 

KRSS Engagement

Have you taken the Questionnaire yet? Do you understand the KRSS Public Engagement Plan? Is it important for you to 

April DPAC Meeting Minutes

We had a very successful online meeting using Zoom and saw some new faces! Review the minutes below. Please plan 

DPAC Meeting Agenda – Apr 6

Our April meeting is online! We look forward to collaborating with PAC and Partner Groups on ZOOM. It is a 

Attn: BCCPAC Members

There are 23 PACs who are BCCPAC Members in our District. If your school is on this list, ensure your 

April DPAC Meeting on ZOOM

The DPAC Executive has decided to move our monthly DPAC meetings to an online/virtual meeting format in light of the 

BCCPAC Updates

We would like to forward 2 very important updates from BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) in the last 

April DPAC Meeting Online

To all our PAC’s and parents in SD57,In light of the extremely vital adherence to social distancing due to COVID-19, 

DPAC Meeting Minutes – March 2020

Our March meeting was jam packed with tense issues! But much progress was made and mutual respect was sensed between 

PAC Bootcamp – Postponed

Unfortunately we have to cancel PAC Bootcamp until the public health advisories are lifted and we are able to access 

PAC Bootcamp – April 14, 2020

We invite all parents of children in School District 57 to attend this free event with BCCPAC Treasurer Gillian Burnett! 

BCCPAC Conference & AGM Proxy Vote Forms

The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) is holding their Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) May 1-3, 2020 

DPAC Meeting – March 2

We hope you can join us for our monthly General Meeting on Monday March 2, 2020 starting at 6:30pm at 

DPAC Meeting Minutes – Feb 2020

Here are the details of our Monthly Meeting on Feb. 3 including Chair and Treasurer’s Reports as separate PDF files. 

Media Releases

There have been several news stories and information released regarding funding and education in our District and Province recently. Allow 

DPAC Meeting Feb. 3

We will see you tomorrow Feb. 3 at the DPAC Meeting at 6:30 at the Van Bien Training Centre. There 

PAC Email Accounts

School District 57 is moving to a new Office 365 email system. DPAC has requested more seamless communication from the 

First DPAC Meeting for 2020

Welcome back! We look forward to collaborating with you at the first DPAC Meeting of the year Monday January 6th, 

Happy New Year!

We hope you are enjoying the break with family and friends over the holidays. Be sure to invest time in 

Merry Christmas from DPAC

We have several announcements and information to share: The DPAC Executive Team has distributed Christmas Cards to each school in 

Booking PAC Events

As many of you know, PACs have been told they were not included in the School District’s insurance coverage for 

SD 57 Parent Cafe 2020

Saturday January 18, 2020 from 10am – 2pm at Prince George Civic Centre We invite all parents involved with PAC 

November Meeting Minutes & Agenda for December 2

The school year is in full swing and moving steady right into Christmas break. Please review the minutes from our 

SD57 Update

The DPAC is working closely with SD57 Administration and Board to support parents and families at Ecole College Heights in 

October Meeting Minutes

We had 16 parents attend the meeting on October 7. There is so much great information presented by DPAC Executives 

Insurance Update

DPAC and the SD57 have been working to resolve the issues around insurance requirements for PAC events. As of our 

DPAC Meeting & Events

We hope to see you at our monthly meeting on Monday October 7, 2019 starting at 6:30pm at Van Bien 

Welcome Back, from DPAC

We are excited to get back to business, continuing to support PACs and families in School District 57. A big 

BCCPAC Update (AGM and Year in Review)

AGM Minutes and Resolutions Details On behalf of the membership, the 2019 Annual General Meeting Minutes have been approved by 

Her Time – an Anti-Gang Initiative

There are presentations around the District at schools as well as one Community Event that is open to everyone. Please 

Clinical Support Available in our Area
Insurance Update

Thank you to all the PAC’s for your patience while we have worked to resolve the issue of PAC’s being 

White Hatter Parent Presentation May 16th – CANCELLED/POSTPONED

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the DP Todd Family of Schools has cancelled the White Hatter presentation for this school year, 

Submit your Proxy Votes by April 26th so Your Vote Counts

All Regular Members in good standing who paid their BCCPAC membership dues by December 31, 2018 are entitled to vote 

Parent Information Night on Supporting Mathematical Thinking (Grades K-9)

Featuring Robert Sidley from SFU. April 11th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Duchess Park Secondary Library.

April DPAC Meeting

The next DPAC meeting will be April 1st at 6:30 p.m. at the Van Bien Training Centre.

Improving Equity and Accountability – Report of the Funding Model Review Panel 2018

As discussed at the meeting, here is a link to the new Funding Model Review. Feedback will be requested at 

Who is my school’s Trustee?

Wondering which SD 57 Trustee serves your family of schools? Follow this link to a complete list of Trustee Committee 

Complaint Process Review

There is a complaint process in place for SD 57 that has been alluded to in many of the past 

Early Learning Conference

Up to 5 PAC parents are being given the opportunity to attend the SD 57 Early Learning Conference on January 

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: 

2019 PAC Cafe

For all volunteer members of parent advisory councils. This may include the positions of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and 

FoodSafe Ticket Sales Extension

Due to an error in the ticket sale cutoff time, ticket sales for the upcoming FoodSafe have been extended until 

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. 

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 

October 20th Elections

Get out and vote! Make the choice to have a voice. Details and candidate information available through the link below. 

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, 

Consultation deadline extended

As announced at the June 19th school board meeting, and copied from the School District website: The Survey Deadline Date 

Want to send in your comments on Duchess Park capacity, but don’t have a survey?

We have some methods from the board chair and superintendent about ways to provide input for people who wouldn’t be 

Presentation at Duchess Park

This presentation was made by the Duchess Park PAC related to the various consultations going on about catchment and capacity 

Duchess Park Information Session

Draft surveys from board agenda package: Surveys from 2018.05.29 Regular Public Board Book The Parent Advisory Council is putting on an 

PAC Cafe-all parents welcome

For all volunteer members of parent advisory councils. This may include the positions of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and 

General Meeting June 4, 2018

Web conference link: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/sd57dpac.ca/dpacmeeting?hceid=aW5mb0BzZDU3ZHBhYy5jYQ.02nuk3vdvk6vdiep12n92m4j9h&authuser=0 Agenda – DPAC General Meeting Monday, June 4th, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Van Bien Training Centre 1. 

Opportunity coming up:
New DPAC Executive elected

Congratulations to the new DPAC executive members! Chairperson – Andrea Beckett Vice Chairperson – Trudy Klassen Treasurer – Arlene McKibbin 

PAC Cafe

For all volunteer members of parent advisory councils. This may include the positions of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and 

General Meeting and AGM Monday, May 7th

Our elections and general meeting is being held Monday, May 7th, at the Van Bien Training Centre. As a number 

Ministry of Education Funding Model Review

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/administration/resource-management/k-12-funding-and-allocation/k-12-public-education-funding-model-review In October 2017, government launched a funding model review to fulfill its commitment to ensure B.C.’s K-12 public education 

Fraser institute ranking information

This post is copied from a post from April 2016, with updates for current links.   The Fraser Institute has 

Consultation update from School Board Meeting

At the May 1st board meeting, there was a brief verbal report on the upcoming consultation process for the Edgewood 

Reminder for BCCPAC Proxies – AGM being held May 4th

If your PAC is a voting member of BCCPAC, we will reimburse your BCCPAC membership if we hold your proxy (or if 

SD57 electoral areas

The Ministry of Education announced in April that it was changing the electoral process for School District 57 from an 

Parent Resources for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in BC schools

https://www.sogieducation.org/parents/ SOGI 1 2 3 Parent Resources were created in collaboration with BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) and 

Correspondance at School Board meeting regarding possible changes to electoral areas for school trustees

There appears to be discussion about the Ministry of Education changing the current at large election of trustees in this 

BC School Trustees Association – info for potential school board candidates

The BCSTA has a number of resources available for those considering running for school trustee this fall: http://bcsta.org/resources-and-services/trustee-elections-2018/  

Catchment and Capacity Consultation Update from SD57 board meeting, April 10th

At the April 10th school board meeting, the report from the March committee of the Education Services Committee was presented. 

Summary of the Seven Themes, Key Findings and Recommendations from the “BC Rural Education Report”, March 2017

Our trustee representative, Sharel Warrington, presented this summary at our DPAC meeting last night, and gave us permission to post 

Provincial funding of schools

A great deal of information on provincial education funding is available on the Ministry of Education website. This is a 

Youth Music Workshop – hosted by Inspiring Women Among Us

2nd Annual Wine Women & Song Poster FINAL WITH LINK Youth Workshop Poster FINAL WITH LINK The Wine, Women and 

BC Family French Camp

BC Family French Camp is a super-fun week-long camp where the kids spend their days doing outdoor activities (hiking, canoeing, games 

DPAC General Meeting Monday, April 9th at 7pm

Join us for our April DPAC meeting Monday, April 9th, at 7pm, at the Van Bien Training Centre. A full 

FoodSafe course – Saturday, May 26th

DPAC is hosting a FoodSafe course for PAC volunteers (people who volunteer in our public schools) on Saturday, May 26, 

BCCPAC Conference, AGM, and Proxies

BCCPAC is holding their annual Spring Conference and AGM, May 4-6, 2018, in Richmond BC. Our DPAC receives a couple of 

BC Rural Report on education published

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/administration/resource-management/k12funding/funding-model-review/stakeholder-perspectives-and-reports/draft_rural_education_report_2017.pdf draft_rural_education_report_2017  (in case above link doesn’t work) “The NDP government has quietly released a draft version of the Liberal’s 

SD57 draft policies

On February 27, 2018 the Board of Education approved the below draft policies for distribution to reference groups for input. 

School boards and in-camera meetings

The SD57 school board may be interested in the following article from the North Shore News: http://www.nsnews.com/news/north-vancouver-school-trustees-to-halt-closed-door-meetings-1.23189384 A consultant hired 

Rural report

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/rural-education-foi-bc-1.4533646 A B.C. parent is accusing the provincial government of hiding a review on rural education from the public after 

Family Mediation Program

At the DPAC meeting, we received an interesting presentation from the Family Mediation Program.  Click on the picture below to 

BCCPAC Membership update

Membership Update RE: Budget 2018 Update and Follow Up Information on Playgrounds, SMP, and Early Learning On February 20th, BCCPAC participated 

General Meeting March 5, 2018

To be held at the Van Bien Training Centre at 7pm. Agenda package to be posted. Prince George District Parent 

Catchment and Capacity Review

At the February 27, 2018 school board meeting, the board passed the following motion: That the Superintendent of Schools be 

White Hatter – at Vanier Hall Monday, Feb 19th

Back by popular demand! Keeping Your Kids Safe Online: Internet Literacy and Education for Parents with the White Hatter, Monday, 19 

School district draft policies

DPAC encourages parents to send comments to the district on the revisions to the student transportation policy. On January 30, 

General meeting February 5, 2018

The February DPAC meeting is Monday, February 5th at 7pm, at the Van Bien Training and Development Centre. The agenda package will be posted soon. DPAC 

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 

Lunch Survey Report

DPAC presented the results of THE lunch survey to the school board at the January 30th board meeting: 2018 jan 

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 

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 

BCCPAC Summary Report – Survey for Parents of Students who are denied a Full Day at School

BCCPAC recently put out results from a survey of special needs student parents: http://bccpac.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2017-11-03-Full-Day-Summaryresults.pdf Under the BC School Act every 

DPAC General Meeting Monday, December 4th

Our regular general meeting will be held Monday, December 4th, at 7pm at Van Bien Elementary Training Centre. Webconference: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/sd57dpac.ca/dpacmeeting Agenda 

Recent media

We have had some recent media from the preliminary report on our lunch survey: Lack Of Time A Big Reason 

Preliminary report – Lunch survey

At the school board meeting of November 28th, DPAC presented a sneak peek at the results of our parent lunch 

Tuesday presentation: presented by Greg Gerber SaferSchools

Greg Gerber is the presenter from SaferSchools: Greg is deeply engaged in the practice and scholarship of teaching and learning. 

Social Media Awareness, Digital Footprints, and Cyberbullying

https://social-media-awareness-for-parents.eventbrite.ca Parents from across the district are invited to attend an evening presentation on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 6:30pm 

Congratulations to local teacher (and parent) Glen Thielmann

Glen Thielmann, DP Todd teacher is a recipient of the 2017 Governor General’s History award for excellence in teaching. Congratulations 

Parent Lunch Survey Reminder

Please share to continue to get the word out! We posted our survey one week ago at http://dpaclunch.questionpro.com/, and at 

DPAC General Meeting November 6, 2017

Web conference link: https://meet.google.com/mno-appg-xsv?authuser=3 APOLOGIES, BUT THE DISTRICT HAS CHANGED THEIR WIFI AND NOW WE CAN’T CONNECT The agenda package 

Parent Lunch Survey

You are invited to participate in this Prince George District Parent Advisory Council survey about lunch time, to find out 

6 signs your school needs a new website

How old is your school’s website? More than a few years? Does it look dated and stale? Does it do 

BCCPAC Release: Two Opportunities for Input for PACs, DPACs and Parents

October 17, 2017 Membership Update Two Opportunities for Input for PACs, DPACs and Parents BC Human Rights Commission Join the 

BCCPAC membership

Has your PAC applied for your BCCPAC membership yet? If your PAC becomes a voting member  by December 15th, and 

BCCPAC: Our Voice magazine

Membership Update So much is happening in the world of education these days, and this edition of Our Voice is not only informative but 

BCCPAC Release: Grade 11 and 12 implementation delayed

Membership Update Ministry of Education Announcement:  New Curriculum Transition Extended for Grades 11 & 12 The Ministry of Education has 

BCCPAC statement: Standing up for inclusion

Membership Update Ministry of Education Announcement:   Download Government Joint Statement – Inclusion PDF Standing up for inclusion VANCOUVER – The 

Prince George Public Library

Heather Goster from the Prince George Public Library presented at DPAC. There’s a number of programs of interest for parents: 

2017-18 SOGI Advisory Group Membership

School District No. 57 (Prince George) is currently accepting applications from individuals interested in serving as a member of the 

Lead in school water

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/how-much-lead-is-in-the-water-at-your-childs-school “Last year, following a Sun/Province investigation, the province ordered schools to test lead levels in drinking water over the 

Teachers still being sought in BC

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/recruiters-scramble-to-find-teachers-to-fill-b-c-shortage A Postmedia analysis of the postings on the [B.C. Public School Employers’ website] from early this week reveals vacancies 

General DPAC meeting, Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Our second meeting of the school year is being held Monday, October 2nd, at Van Bien Elementary Training Centre, at 

University, college info session coming

“Representatives from universities and colleges throughout B.C. will be available for a free public information night on Tuesday[possibly Thursday, see 

UNBC is hosting Go ENG Girl on Saturday, Oct. 14

UNBC is hosting Go ENG Girl on Saturday, Oct. 14. This is a free event for girls in Grades 7 – 

Parent groups, volunteers, and cliques – tips from PTO Today

PTO Today is a US publication for parent groups, which often has information that works very well for Canadian parents. 

Emergency Procedures

The school district has a new set of emergency procedures, which should have been distributed to all parents by now: 

FoodSafe Registration – October 8th

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First DPAC meeting – Monday, September 11, 2017

Welcome back to a new school year! We look forward to our first meeting of the year, held Monday, September 

DPAC General Meetings 2017/18

Our tentative schedule for 2017/18 is as follows: September 11, 2017 October 2, 2017 November 6, 2017 December 4, 2017 

SD57 Strategic Plan

​At the regular public meeting held on May 30, 2017 the Board of Education approved the operationalized School District No. 

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting June 12th

Prince George District Parent Advisory Council Income Statement from 2016-09-01 to 2017-06-11 Prince George District Parent Advisory Council Balance Sheet 

Gaming Grant Reminder – deadline June 30th

Don’t forget to apply for your PAC’s gaming grant! Deadline is June 30th. For more infrormation: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/gambling-fundraising/gaming-grants/pac-dpac-grants

Administration Appointment

School District No. 57 (Prince George) is pleased to welcome Ms. Cindy Heitman to the position of Assistant Superintendent, School Effectiveness, 

BCCPAC By-election information

Nomination Information  2017 By-election Hello Members, Please be sure to check with your school office or your PAC mailbox for 

Collaboration makes classrooms great

Recent article in the Prince George Citizen, from local teacher and columnist Gerry Chidiac: Collaboration makes classrooms great The Prince 

Draft Policy 5123 Student Promotion, Communicating Student Learning and Reporting

On April 25, 2017 the Board of Education approved Draft Policy 5123 Student Promotion, Communicating Student Learning and Reporting for distribution 

Agenda – General Meeting May 8, 2017

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting Policy and Governance – May 8, 2017 2017 May 8th- DPAC General Agenda 2017 Budget 

Administrative appointment – Principal of Springwood Elementary

School District No. 57 is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Johansen to the principalship of Springwood Elementary School, 

Election related links

BCCPAC held an All Party Forum on Education – Watch it now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ion8bVprk8&feature=youtu.be An All Party Forum on Education in BC 

Upcoming events of interest

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/northern-balancing-our-minds-tickets-33259309490?aff=es2 Prince George is proud to be one of five communities in British Columbia that will host a Balancing Our 

Request for BCCPAC Proxy forms

We need to get signed proxy forms back from PACs who are members of BCCPAC. This helps to increase our 

Upcoming DPAC meetings

Our meetings in May and June will be held the SECOND Monday of the month, due both to the BCCPAC 

Springwood Transfer process – priority is in date and time order?

According to the SD57 website, the transfer process for Springwood Elementary takes place from April 10th to April 21st, starting online 

DPAC & Springwood

DPAC has two reactions regarding the district’s decision to re-open Springwood Elementary: We support this decision, we look forward to this 

Presentation to School Board – April 4th

At the public input section of the school board meeting of April 4th, the DPAC chair gave the following presentation: Good evening. 

Board has voted to reopen Springwood

They are looking to establish a communications plan for the affected families. If you have a student in Heather Park 

Text of Memorandum of Understanding

http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/documents/Publications-@Issue/2017/S2%20-%202017-03-07,%20FINAL%20MoA%20for%20Signature,%20V.2.pdf Summary: Tentative Memorandum of Agreement (between British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (“BCPSEA”) and The British Columbia Ministry of Education 

Guide to SD57 Board Meetings

The school board meeting is held at 7pm, Tuesday, April 4th. Full agenda: http://www.sd57.bc.ca/Pages/newsitem.aspx?ItemID=100&ListID=75c80a8f-296a-4d0a-940f-ee765426e1a2&TemplateID=Announcement_Item The school board office is located at 2100 

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online – White Hatter

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Agenda – April 3rd DPAC meeting

Attend by video conference: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/sd57dpac.ca/dpac-video DPAC Minutes for March 6 2017 Reopening Springwood (from school board agenda package) Posted in November 2016: 

Reopening Springwood Elementary?

On the school board agenda for April 4th, there is a recommendation to re-open Springwood Elementary for September 2017, and revise 

Journey from Secondary School to Post Secondary

The Journey from Secondary School to Post Secondary: Making an informed decision The Prince George DPAC invites you to this workshop 

K-9 Curriculum – Big Ideas

Are you interested in the “big ideas” behind the revised curriculum, for each grade? This chart was created in this 

SD 57 seeking input on…

Draft school calendar: http://www.sd57.bc.ca/Pages/newsitem.aspx?ItemID=97&ListID=75c80a8f-296a-4d0a-940f-ee765426e1a2&TemplateID=Announcement_Item   On January 31, 2017 the Board of Education approved Draft Policy 4117 SOGI (SEXUAL ORIENTATION GENDER IDENTITY) 

Agenda for March 6 Meeting

Prince George District Parent Advisory Council Income Statement from 2016-09-01 to 2017-02-28 Prince George District Parent Advisory Council Balance Sheet 

Recent News Stories

Parking lot concern for PG Parents:  https://www.250news.com/2017/03/04/parking-lot-chaos-a-concern-for-pg-parents/ Prince George Parents asking for longer lunch breaks: http://www.myprincegeorgenow.com/43596/prince-george-parents-asking-longer-lunch-breaks-schools/ Province and BCTF reach tentative 

John Bird

For people who didn’t know John Bird, this is a loss to our entire province of a dedicated advocate for 

Report from PAC Cafe

Thank you to all our attendees for taking the time to come out and discuss various PAC issues. We have 

Sesame butterflied Chicken

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Globalization and Human Rights class

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Cinnamon Pancakes Served with Syrup

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Alumni and friends return to campus

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Lunch with Sandwich

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Our vibrant community fall sports

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Open School’s Institut Constructivism

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Thank You for Bringing in Those Toys

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Thinking skills Simply amazing! Great

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Family group

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First Day of School

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2nd Grade Reading

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The Five Virtues

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Lower School Lowdown

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Why choose a private school

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Printable poster for community open house on student reporting

NEW_KidsProgress-Open House Poster.Prince George For more information please visit: engage.gov.bc.ca/yourkidsprogress/ Details: Your child’s curriculum has changed, now the way we 

Reminder of registration deadlines

As a reminder, kindergarten registration opened January 31st. For schools with capacity issues, at 4pm one week following registration day, 

Policy out for input – Sexual Orientation Gender Identity

https://www.sd57.bc.ca/Board/Policies/Draft/Pages/default.aspx On January 31, 2017 the Board of Education approved Draft Policy 4117 SOGI (SEXUAL ORIENTATION GENDER IDENTITY) for distribution to 

Agenda – February 6th DPAC General meeting

Attachments: Prince George District Parent Advisory Council Balance Sheet 2017-01-31 Prince George District Parent Advisory Council Income Statement from 2016-09-01 

Letter to board and response from board

On January 10th, DPAC, in partnership with CUPE local 3742, local 4991, and the Prince George District Teacher’s Association, sent a 

Notice of Educational

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ED has winter sports

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PAC Cafe Registration

For all volunteer members of parent advisory councils. This may include the positions of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and 

Grant opportunity

Apply for Funding  http://crs.coopconnection.ca/communityspaces.html 2017 Funding $25,000 – $150,000 available per project. $2M will be awarded across Western Canada in 

Parent Engagement: Your child’s curriculum has changed, and the way we report your child’s progress is changing too.

Currently, student progress is reported in many different ways, including report cards, parent teacher meetings and regular student/parent/teacher check-ins. The 

Rural Forum – February 1, 6pm to 8pm, at Van Bien

Prince George Van Bien Training and Development Centre 311 Wilson Crescent February 1, 2017 6-8pm The Parliamentary Secretary is looking 

Communications helps with school choice challenges

I don’t know what the open enrollment scene is like in or around your district, but I saw a news 

Open School’s Institut

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PAC Gaming Guidelines

The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development is responsibility for the Community Gaming Grants program, which provides grants to PACs 

Agenda Package for January 9, 2017 meeting

DRAFT Agenda 2016 dec 12 dpac minutes 2017 january 9 – DPAC General Agenda Executive Board Report – for January 

$50 million for new teachers while contract negotiations continue

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017EDUC0004-000015 Note from DPAC – the phrase “where it is feasible to do so” is used throughout the news release.  

Resources for parents with issues with a school

There are a number of resources available for parents who have a concern with a teacher, staff member, or a 

School board decides against public input on new policy

At their November 1st and December 13th board meetings, trustees adopted motions that had not been previously publicized, contrary to 

DPAC General Meeting December 12th

dpac-minutes-for-november-7 eppc-report-december-12th executive-board-report-for-december-12th-2016 2016-december-12th-dpac-general-agenda prince-george-district-parent-advisory-council-income-statement-from-2016-09-01-to-2016-11-30-1 prince-george-district-parent-advisory-council-balance-sheet-2016-11-30-1 headcount compared to capacity 2016 Nov 9 DPAC submission to Education Services Committee 2016.11.23 

Clarification from District regarding Duchess Park motion

DPAC recently wrote a letter to the District, with concerns around the notice of motions, the wording of the Duchess 

Implications of BCTF win in Supreme court decision

The BCTF and their employer are currently meeting to discuss how to proceed, after the recent decision by the Supreme 

Email from Fresh Slice

Passing along an email from a Prince George restaurant… Fresh Slice Pizza is a well established BC owned and operated 

Enrolment Numbers, Projections, and Capacity

The district has made public the 2016-17 enrolment numbers. DPAC has done some analysis of numbers, and will be updating 

Revised Curriculum – Grades 10 to 12

191851-parent-letter_curriculum-timeline From letter from the Ministry of Education regarding Grade 10-12 curriculum implementation Teachers, principals and trustees asked for more time 

Reminder – BCCPAC Membership Deadline

Join BCCPAC and Make Your Views Count! Dec 15 is the deadline for voting membership for PAC/DPAC eligibility to vote 

Mini conference follow up

Thank you to our attendees for taking the time to attend our mini-conference on Sunday! As discussed, we’ve posted the 

DPAC General Meeting Monday, November 7, 2016

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting Monday, November 7th, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Van Bien Training Centre Web conferencing: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/meetings/join?uuid=M8IP8N0WOSYRL17T5EDS0YBPBU-B8NT dpac-minutes-for-october-3rd eppc-report-november-7th executive-board-report-for-november-7th-2016 

Motion handouts – Duchess Park, Mackenzie, McBride

From the board meeting of November 1, 2016, items handed out at the meeting that were not included in the 

Mini Conference on Sunday, November 6th, at 1pm

Are you a parent volunteer? As a parent volunteer, you have a lot on your plate. You want to benefit kids 

Motions regarding Duchess Park, Mackenzie, and McBride at school board meeting tonight

At tonight’s school board meeting, there have been three memos distributed at the start of the meeting. These motions have 

Revised Curriculum Presentation

Thank you to Cindy Heitman for a very interesting presentation October 19th. She has given DPAC a copy of her 

Parent Event – Social Media, Connected Children, Parenting the Mobile Device Child

Jesse Miller, School District 57 and the RCMP would like to invite you: Parent Event: Social Media, Connected Children, Parenting 

Parent Advisory – “Clown” Related Threats

parent-advisory-clown-oct-2016-final PARENT ADVISORY October 7th, 2016 “Clown” Related Threats As you have been made aware throughout media and social media 

Message from Minister of Education

2016-10-04-letter-from-ministry-of-education-parent-engagement October 4, 2016 Dear Parent, I’m writing today to ask you to share your opinions with the Ministry of 

Input sought – Draft Policy 1231 Aboriginal Education Committee

On September 27th, the Board of Education approved Draft Policy 1231 Aboriginal Education Committee for distribution to reference groups for 

Input sought – Draft Policy 5144 Physical Restraint and Seclusion in School Settings

On September 27th, the Board of Education approved Draft Policy 5144 Physical Restraint and Seclusion in School Settings for distribution 

Communication from School District re: safety situation

Thank you to the district, for posting an update regarding what a new safety situation on their website. Please note this 

DPAC Mini Conference – Sunday, November 6th

Avoiding PAC Problems: making school involvement effective and enjoyable Sunday, November 6, 2016 1pm to 5pm Van Bien Training Centre 

BCCPAC Membership

Has your PAC applied for your BCCPAC membership yet? Last year, DPAC changed how we rebate PACs who apply to BCCPAC. If 

DPAC General meeting – Monday, October 3rd, at 7pm

2016-oct-3-dpac-general-agenda dpac-minutes-for-september-12 executive-board-report-for-october-3-2016 jody-holmes-letter-of-support sustainability-education-program 2016-17_bccpac_membership_form_1 For online access, please join a join.me online meeting  Join the meeting: https://join.me/950-818-686  On a computer, use 

DRAFT Minutes for September 12, 2016 General Meeting

DRAFT – DPAC MINUTES FOR September 12th, 2016 7:00 pm Van Bien Training and Development Centre Attendees: DPAC Executive: Gillian 

Curriculum Changes Presentation for Parents – what does it mean for your family?

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School District Update on Safe Drinking Water

(copied from SD57 website) Safe Drinking Water Update, September 26, 2016:   School District No.57 (Prince George) continues to communicate 

Imagine Grants

IMAGINE Community Grants: Health Happens in Community! https://northernhealth.ca/YourHealth/HealthyLivingCommunities/ImagineGrants.aspx Parent Advisory Councils have received funding from IMAGINE Community Grants before. The 

DPAC General meeting – Monday, September 12th, at 7pm

Welcome back to a new school year! DPAC will be holding its first general meeting of the year at the 

School board meeting – items of interest

At the school board meeting of June 28th, the board decided to start processes to: consider reassignment of Edgewood Elementary from the Duchess Park 

Guiding Principles for the Framework for Enhancing Student Learning

With the removal of School Planning Councils, we are still working towards a new accountability framework for education. The district 

PACs and Gaming Grants

If your PAC does not appear on the list below, then as of Monday, June 27th, at 7:30am, your PAC has 

BC Government adds last minute funding for rural schools faced with closure

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016PREM0067-001044 “To help rural schools in British Columbia stay open, Premier Christy Clark announced a new Rural Education Enhancement Fund 

North Okanagan-Shuswap School Board Fired by Government

“Members of the North Okanagan-Shuswap school board have been fired by the British Columbia government over financial troubles and a 

BCCPAC Board Portfolios

Passing on this update from BCCPAC… June 14, 2016 Your Board has established a structure of portfolios to manage key areas 

Administrative appointments

The Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Nevio Rossi, currently principal of Harwin Elementary School, to 

Career Technical Centre

DPAC received a presentation tonight from Kap Manhas, Bruce Northrop, Erin Thomas, and Doug Borden on the Career Technical Centre. https://www.sd57.bc.ca/school/cla/career/Pages/default.aspx 

Agenda – June 6, 2016 General Meeting

Webconference – attend online:  https://ca-sas.bbcollab.com/m.jnlp?sid=7345&password=M.901BB40F2645E6BC7B9F165916D911 06-01-16 YTD Inc Stmt 06-01-16 Bal Sht 06-01-16 Inc Stmt 2016 may 5 DPAC minutes 

Gaming Grants for PACs

PACs can apply for gaming grants for their students, of $20 per student, and the deadline is June 30th. There 

BC redirecting “administrative savings” back to students

“The Government of British Columbia is redirecting $25 million in administrative savings from school districts back into frontline services for 

BC New School Curriculum

Changes are being made to provincial exams, classroom assessment, report cards and career education to better connect students with the 

Handing Transition and Change

At this time of year, many PACs are looking at electing new executive members. Some executive members are looking at stepping 

Amending Bylaws for PACs

Further to the post on The Importance of Bylaws for PACs, there are some specific ways to change your bylaws. 

New Superintendent of Schools

Board Chair Tony Cable is pleased to announced that the Board of Education has appointed Marilyn Marquis-Forster as Superintendent of 

Importance of Bylaws for PACs

There was a recent question from a PAC about the importance of bylaws – are bylaws actually important? Don’t they 

School Board – Special Meeting May 17th, 2016

The school board is having a special meeting on Tuesday, May 17th, for two agenda items: first and second reading 

New Executive – elected at May 9th meeting

At the May 9th meeting, the annual general meeting election was held. The DPAC bylaws have term limits, which limit people 

May 9th DPAC General Meeting

People may attend the meeting remotely through a weblink (not as good as attending in person, but we understand this 

SD57 Strategic Plan

At the school board’s April 26th meeting, the board voted to receive their new strategic plan, and distributed copies at that 

Report from BCCPAC AGM

Please note that these are not the official final results, but are taken from hand-written notes at the conferences. Elections 

Do you have a child in Grades 4, 7, 10 and 12?

Has your school told you about the parent satisfaction survey? Help us plan for the future – tell us about 

Nominating Committee seeking people to run for office

The District Parent Advisory Council will be conducting our annual elections for executive  positions in May, on Monday, May 9th.  The 

Looking for the last few proxies for BCCPAC meeting

At this point, we have 17 proxies to be voted at the BCCPAC AGM, and we’re missing the following 7 

Draft Policy out for comment

From the school district: On April 5th, the Board of Education approved Draft Policy 1170.3 Rights and Responsibilities of Employees 

DRAFT – minutes from April 4, 2016 general meeting

DPAC MINUTES FOR April 4th, 2016 7:00 pm Van Bien Training and Development Centre Attendees: DPAC Executive: Sarah Holland (Chair), 

BCCPAC Resolutions Meeting, and Proxies

Please join us at a resolutions workshop to discuss how to vote at the provincial BCCPAC Conference. We will be 

Annual review of school student codes of student conduct?

At the school board meeting of April 5th, there was a discussion on the school codes of conduct policy. There are 

Subscribing to school calendars

At the last DPAC meeting, it was mentioned that people can get school calendars to show up on their own 

Meeting date of May DPAC meeting has changed

Please note that the May DPAC meeting has changed from the first Monday of the month to the second Monday, 

News release: New concussion resource for teachers helps children and youth with recovery

Vancouver – BC Children’s Hospital is launching a new evidence-based tool for educators to help prevent, recognize and respond to concussions in 

Movie license information

In response to some recent questions about movies shown by PACs, there is information available here: http://acf-film.com/en/index.php ACF is the 

Talk With Our Kids About Money Day

April 20th is Talk With Our Kids About Money Day. This is a new initiative in BC that features a 

Prince George Pro D Day Flyer

The flyer is produced as a community service by the City of Prince George and promotes recreation, fitness, culture and 

Fraser Institute Report for Elementary Schools

The Fraser Institute has published their yearly, controversial, ranking of BC elementary schools: https://www.fraserinstitute.org/studies/report-card-on-british-columbias-elementary-schools-2016 While parents want data about schools, 

General DPAC Meeting April 4th

The meeting will be held starting at 7pm at the Van Bien Training and Development Centre, on Monday, April 4th. 

BCCPAC Proxies and Resolution workshop

Join us at a resolutions workshop to discuss how to vote at the provincial BCCPAC Conference. We will be starting 

Modified curriculum – background information

What is the provincial curriculum? The British Columbia provincial curriculum defines for teachers what students are expected to know and 

Printable Poster for Keeping Your Kids Safe online

2016 april 14 keeping your kids safe online Please help signal boost this presentation! Keeping Your Kids Safe Online: Internet 

PAC Cafe 2016 – info from session

Thank you to all of our attendees, at this month’s PAC Cafe!  Special thanks as well, to the Civic Centre. There were 

WorkSafeBC Parent Resource Kit

To help you keep your children safe on the job, WorkSafeBC has created a parent resource kit with information materials 

School District Draft Calendars – feedback invited

The School District’s Calendar Committee invites your feedback on this draft calendar. Comments can be sent to sent to calendar@sd57.bc.ca 

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online: Internet Literacy and Education for Parents

The Prince George District Parent Advisory Council, in cooperation with the Prince George School District, invites all parents to attend 

BCCPAC Nominations & Resolutions published

The 2016 BCCPAC Annual General Meeting will held on April 30 and May 1, 2016 at the Coast Capri in 

General Meeting Agenda, March 7th, 2016

DRAFT – Agenda – DPAC General Meeting Webconference link: https://ca-sas.bbcollab.com/m.jnlp?sid=7345&password=M.D5020D7A02804D5DF255606D9916D1 2016 March 7 – DPAC General Agenda DPAC _1_ Executive 

Administrative Appointments and Changes

Catching up on a few administrative appointment announcements: The school district executive assistant, Wendy De Marsh, retired at the end 

City of Prince George Pro-D day flyer

Please find attached the Pro D Day Flyer for February 26th, 2016. The flyer is produced as a community service by 

Food Safe – Saturday, March 5th

DPAC is hosting a FoodSafe course for PAC volunteers on Saturday, March 5th, at the Van Bien Training and Development 

PAC Cafe – Sunday, March 6th

What is PAC Cafe? PAC Cafe is a lunch and discussion for parent advisory council executive members in the Prince 

BCCPAC Spring Conference – are you interested in attending?

The conference and AGM will be held in Kelowna, April 28th to May 1st. More information on the conference available 

BCCPAC and Proxies

Is your PAC a voting member of BCCPAC? If you are, and if you’re not sending a delegate to the 

Rural Education Committee Report

2016.01.18 Report, Ad Hoc Committee on Rural Education, FINAL From the background, first page: In 2015, an ad hoc committee 

IMAGINE Community Grant funding now available to community groups, schools, and organizations

As discussed at Monday’s DPAC meeting: IMAGINE Community Grant funding now available to community groups, schools, and organizations! Do you 

February DPAC General Meeting – February 1st

The February general meeting for DPAC will be held Monday, February 1, at 7pm, at the Van Bien Training Centre. 

Update on potential busing fees

At the January 26th board meeting, the board debated the merits of referring a motion to charge for busing to the 

DPAC Chair – presentation to school board, January 26th

At each public board meeting, there is a public input session. Anyone can put their name down to speak for 

Foundation Skills Assessment (FSAs) in 2016

The Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) – tests of reading, writing and math delivered province-wide every year in Grades 4 and 

District to consider charging for busing

The agenda package for the SD57 school board meeting for January 26th has been made public, and in it is 

New Curriculum Professional Development Days

To add to the recent story on CKPG news: http://www.ckpg.com/2016/01/06/more-pro-d-days-scheduled/   There is an amazing amount of information available about 

DPAC General Meeting Monday, January 11th

Our first meeting of 2016 will be held Monday, January 11th, at Van Bien Training Centre. 2016 January 11 – 

Strategies for Supporting Student Mental Wellness Workshop

Join us on January 19th for an informational workshop on supporting youth mental wellness in the  school setting. The session 

Superintendent Resignation

DPAC was on the email list today for an email sent out by Brian Pepper, Superintendent of Schools, to announce his resignation. We 

School board meeting – December 8, 2015

This may be a record for SD57 board meetings – the annual inaugural meeting just took about 7 minutes. Tony 

Agenda – General Meeting – December 7, 2015

Meeting-Notes-November-2015 2015 December 7 – DPAC General Agenda Executive Board Report – for December 7 2015 Insurance Summary notes Jan 

Enrolment and Capacity Numbers and comparisons

This link goes to a Tableau Public page, which has a variety of graphs and tables showing enrolment, capacity, and 

Rural Education Consultation Meetings

The school board has created an ad hoc committee on rural education, and has now engaged a consultant to gather 

Change to district calendar – two more non-instructional days

The school district has added two non-instructional days to the calendar – Tuesday, February 9th, and Monday, April 25th, 2016.  The 

Cyber-bullying report

http://www.rcybc.ca/sites/default/files/documents/pdf/reports_publications/rcy_cyberbullying-web.pdf “Cyberbullying involves the use of digital technologies and services including social media, texts, and instant messaging to repeatedly harass 

Food program at Blackburn

Parents at Blackburn elementary have started a healthy food program in response to hungry kids. Randi Dery started volunteering in 

BCCPAC Membership Reminder & Deadline

Has your PAC applied for your BCCPAC membership yet? DPAC is changing how we rebate PACs who apply to BCCPAC. 

BCCPAC Proxies and Resolutions

Resolutions Member Resolutions for the 2016 AGM:  We encourage member PACs and DPACs to submit proposed resolution(s) for presentation at the BCCPAC 

Physical Activity and Health Summit

The  Inaugural Annual Physical Activity and Health Summit Friday,  November . 20,  2015 8am to 4: 30 pm Prince George 

Presentations from Conference #3

Supporting children with executive functions exceptionalities 2015_10_24-PG-EF

Presentations from Conference #2

Presentation from Treasurer 101: Treasurer 101   Presentations from Dr. Vanessa Lapointe: 2015_10_24-Resilience-Keynote-PG 2015_04_24-PG-Happy-Home-Angry-Birds The presentation on executive function will 

DRAFT – Minutes from November 2, 2015 Meeting

DPAC MINUTES FOR November 2, 2015 7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training Centre Attendees: DPAC Executive: Sarah Holland (Chair), Gillian Burnett 

Advanced Employment Skills Certificate (AESC) Program

AESC Application Package Fillable AESC Facebook Catch Tabloid AESC Info Session Invite Nov 2015 AESC Information Package This post has 

Sports Day Flyer from City of Prince George

Hello, Sports Day in Canada (November 21st) is a day to celebrate sport across the nation.  The City of Prince 

Motivation and Your Teen

motivation and your teen SECOND@RY FAMILIES * SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING #57 * OCT 15 hello everyone! Please check out the 

Agenda for General Meeting Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Web conference link for remote attendees: https://ca-sas.bbcollab.com/m.jnlp?sid=7345&password=M.5252872DFE595D11AA8660E9FE2C72   Other items for the meeting will be posted closer to the time. 

Does your PAC need funding from DPAC?

DPAC has some funds set aside for supporting activities that foster parental involvement in the schools and promote effective communication between 

Presentations from conference #1

We are collecting presentations from the our conference for posting, and will be posting them as received. Here are the 

Conference happens this Saturday!

We still have some tickets available, as we have moved our keynote speech to a larger room. To register, please click 

Free tickets still available to PACs

Each PAC in this district can register two people at no charge for our upcoming conference, which costs $30 a 

Gary Anaka book available on iTunes
Coming in from out of town for DPAC conference?

We have arranged a special rate at the Ramada – $109.00/night for our premier one king and our premier two 

DRAFT – minutes for October 5, 2015

DPAC MINUTES FOR October 5, 2015 7:00 p.m. Peden Hill Elementary Gymnasium Attendees: DPAC Executive: Sarah Holland (Chair), Gillian Burnett 

BCCPAC Newsbytes

Notice to Members Healthy Schools E-Update – October 2015 1. Healthy Schools BC Year Two Evaluation Report The Healthy Schools 

PACs and Gaming Fund

The Government of BC sent out a press release announcing PAC funding from gaming, and included a list of PACs 

Motivation and Your Child – October Counselor Newsletter

HELLO! Help your child find what motivates them to explore, reach and grow. I hope your September school startup was 

Conference Workshop Descriptions

2015 Oct Conference Delegates – Workshop Descriptions Pre-registration required, limited number of tickets are available.  All Prince George District PACs 

Pro D Day Flyer from City of Prince George for October 23rd

October 23 Flyer Please find attached the Pro D Day Flyer for October 23rd. The flyer is produced as a community 

Bullying Stops Here: New Resource for Parents

From BCCPAC: bccpac_stop_bullying_manual-web Our schools should be safe and welcoming places, where students can learn in an environment free from 

CHANGE OF LOCATION and general agenda

Please note that our meeting will be held at Peden Hill Elementary School, 3500 Westwood Drive, Prince George. This is 

Training for New Curriculum Announced

http://nationtalk.ca/story/province-and-teachers-partner-on-new-curriculum-training-for-educators The new K-12 curriculum maps out what teachers teach and what students are expected to learn. While it focuses 

Conference Registration Now Open

You can now register for the October 24th conference online! All SD57 PACs are being sent a link with information, 

CKPG Report on Gary Anaka Presentation

http://www.ckpg.com/2015/09/24/decoding-the-teenage-brain/  

Reminder – Gary Anaka session Thursday, September 24th

As of 3pm on September 23rd, we have 5 tickets remaining for this event. We will be keeping a wait list, 

Information on Radon Public Information Forum

The Canadian Cancer Society is hosting a free, radon public information forum on Wednesday, October 7th at 7pm at the 

City of Prince George PD Day flyer

September 25 Flyer Please find attached the Pro D Day Flyer for September 25th. The flyer is produced as a community 

Evening with Gary Anaka – September 24th at Duchess Park

Printable poster: 2015 sep 24 gary anaka poster Register here: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/understanding-the-teenage-brain-for-parents-and-students-tickets-18528026827 Parents, how can you support your teenagers to build a brain 

DPAC General Meeting – September 14th

Our first meeting of the school year will be held Monday, September 14th, at the Van Bien Training & Development 

Importance of financial controls for PACs

A recent news story about a PAC on Vancouver Island that is missing $40,000 brings up the importance of PACs 

Back to School – Social Emotional Learning

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An Evening with Dr. Yong Zhao on World Class Education

An Evening with Dr. Yong Zhao: Join SD57 on August 26th, 7pm World Class Education: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students. 

SD57 Administrative Appointments

From an announcement today: Lee Karpenko – Principal, Duchess Park Secondary Steve MacRae – Principal, Kelly Road Secondary Conrad Turner 

Useful Links for Parent Complaints

http://www.bccpac.bc.ca/resources/speaking A step-by-step guide to resolution advocacy for parents who want to become better advocates for their children. This guide gives information on: 

Counsellor Newsletter

Hello all. Summer Is Just Around The Corner. Summer break is almost here. Congratulations to our grade 7 kids moving 

Principals and Vice Principals Video

Shared by Dan Watt

Minutes from June 1st General Meeting

DPAC Minutes 2015 June 1 7:00 pm Van Bien Training and Development Centre Attendees: DPAC Executive: Sarah Holland (Chair), Rob 

City of Prince George Summer Camp Flyer

Summer Camp Flyer Please find (attached) the City of Prince George Summer Camp Flyer.  This flyer lists many of the 

Long Range Facilities Plan

2015.05.26 Long Range Facility Plan FAQ 2015.05.26 Long Range Facility Plan Secretary Treasurer Allan Reed presented a long range facility 

Agenda – June 1st General Meeting

Meeting Notes May 2015 May 19-2015_EPPC_Meeting_Report__cjfinke_May 30-2015_ Executive Board Report – for June 1 2015 June 1- DPAC General Agenda 

BCCPAC – Notice to members re: Bill 11

Notice to Members 5/8/2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Regarding: Bill 11 BCCPAC had the opportunity this past weekend to gather in 

Fraser Institute Report released

Commentary from 2014: http://sd57dpac.ca/2014/03/fraser-institute-elementary-school-rankings-released/  

Agenda – May 11, 2015 General Meeting

2015 May 11 – DPAC General Agenda 2015 conference poster – sd57 version Edgewood – IMG Edgewood – IMG_0001 2015_agm_results 

Court Case Update

The BC Court of Appeal, by a 4 to 1 vote, ruled in favour of the government position over the 

BCCPAC Proxies

The complete list of PACs who are members, along with who has and who hasn’t sent in proxies, is listed 

Education North Forum – April 20th

CUPE is hosting an Education North Forum, College of New Caledonia Gathering Place. Food will be served at 5pm, speakers 

BCCPAC Proxy Form Request

We need to get signed proxy forms back from PACs who are members of BCCPAC. This helps to increase our 

School District Strategic Planning Sessions

fluidsurveys.com/surveys/stormylake/sd-57-dialogic-registration/ Note: the new link to the survey, as published on the school district website, is: https://ucalgarypsych.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3aSRfhSmudf4oWV The Board of Education and 

Agenda for DPAC meeting April 13, 2015

Request for DPAC Funding for 2015 Library 2015 april 13 – DPAC General Agenda 2015_proxy_form 03-31-15 Bal Sht 03-31-15 Inc 

PAC and DPAC members invited to Spring Fling

PAC and DPAC members are welcome to attend (at no charge) our 11th annual Educational Spring Fling and New Teachers 

Complete list of BCCPAC Resolutions Now Available

http://bccpac.bc.ca/news-blog/bccpac-resolutions-2015 Don’t forget to register for the resolutions discussion meeting, this Saturday! Resolutions to be discussed include: Prohibition on Asbestos 

Pro D Day Flyer – April 24th

Please find attached the Pro D Day Flyer for April 24th. The flyer promotes recreation, fitness, culture and education and is 

WE@SEL * APRIL

WE@SEL * APRIL PARENTS OF ELEMENTARY STUDENTS * STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES https://www.smore.com/eqpru-we-sel-april?ref=email HELLO ALL. April is here! Below is a 

Seeking People for Executive Board – Nominating Committee

The District Parent Advisory Council will be conducting our annual elections for executive  positions in May.  The positions that are available 

Are you interested in attending the BCCPAC conference and AGM?

The conference and AGM will be held in Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, April 30th to May 3rd. More information on the conference 

DRAFT minutes from March 2015 Meeting

DPAC MINUTES FOR March 9th, 2015 7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre Attendees: DPAC Executive: Sarah Holland (Chair), 

BCCPAC Resolutions and elections

The 2015 resolutions and nominations book is here: http://bccpac.bc.ca/sites/default/files/media/resolution_and_nomination_book.pdf PACs who are members may cast a vote on these resolutions, and 

BCCPAC Resolutions Workshop

Join us at a resolutions workshop to discuss how to vote at the provincial BCCPAC Conference. More info on AGM: http://bccpac2015springconferenceandagm.weebly.com/agm.html 

School Counselor – March Newsletter

https://www.smore.com/kxsgs-we-sel-in-march Hello All! March is motoring along and we are heading into spring. I hope you had a nice break, 

Agenda for March 9 General DPAC Meeting

Meeting Notes Feb 2015 2015 March 9 – DPAC General Agenda 02-28-15 Inc Stmt 02-28-15 Bal Sht 02-28-15 YTD Inc 

General Meeting Date Changes – March, April, May

In March, April, and May, the DPAC general meeting has changed from the first Monday of the month to the 

DRAFT minutes for February 2, 2015 meeeting

Meeting Notes Feb 2015 SKM_454e15020219070 DPAC MINUTES FOR February 2, 2015 7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre Attendees: 

Agenda – February 2, 2015 meeting

2015 February 2 – DPAC General Agenda Request for PAC funding 2014 2015 version 2 Executive Board Report – for 

Parent to Parent Peer Support Group – Gender Creative Kids

 

we@sel in February

https://www.smore.com/hs784-we-sel-in-february?ref=email Hello everyone! February is a busy month with Valentines Day, our winter games, pink shirt day, and spring break! 

Play During the Games

Play During the Games Flyer – City of Prince George Please find attached the Play During the Games Flyer.  This 

School Trustees and Liaison Appointments

The full list is available somewhere on the school district website, but here is a summary for our PACs: Brenda Hooker 

PAC Cafe 2015 – info from session

Thank you to all of our attendees, at Saturday’s PAC Cafe!  Special thanks as well, to the Civic Centre, for the 

Choice School Information Sessions

http://www.sd57.bc.ca/Pages/newsitem.aspx?ItemID=27 Various Information sessions are available for parents who are interested in registering their child(ren) in the following Choice Programs: Aboriginal  (K-7) 

Kindergarten Registration for 2015/2016 school year

On-line pre-registration is required for Kindergarten in all School District No. 57 elementary schools, and will take place beginning at 9:00 

Does your PAC need funding?

DPAC has some funds set aside for supporting activities that foster parental involvement in the schools and promote effective communication between 

Foundation Skills Assessments (FSAs) for 2015

The Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) – tests of reading, writing and math delivered province-wide every year in Grades 4 and 

Info from General DPAC meeting

SKM_454e15011215310 – Superintendent’s speaking notes The Principal Connection – YouTube videos from BC Principals:

Remember Play Workshop

Do you remember being told to ‘go outside and play’ for hours at a time with little or no adult supervision? 

PAC Cafe Reminder

For parent advisory council executive members in the Prince George School District. This will include the positions of Chair, Vice 

Agenda for January 12, 2015 DPAC General Meeting

 Executive Board Report – for Jan 12 2015 2015 January 12 – DPAC General Agenda 12-31-14 Bal Sht 12-31-14 YTD 

Registration open for FoodSafe course – January 31st

DPAC is hosting a FoodSafe course for PAC volunteers on Saturday, January 31st, at the Van Bien Training and Development 

FoodSafe course – Saturday, January 31, 2015

DPAC will be offering a FoodSafe course for parent volunteers on Saturday, January 31st, at the Van Bien Training Centre. 

Feedback request – school calendars 2015/16 and 2016/17

www.sd57.bc.ca/Pages/newsitem.aspx?ItemID=21 The school district is looking for feedback from everyone about proposed calendars for 2015/16 and 2016/17. Note that both 

Congratulations to new school board

The Prince George School District board of trustees took their oaths of office the evening of Tuesday, December 9th, for 

Agenda for December 1, 2014 DPAC Meeting

Apologies – due to technical difficulties, will not be webcasting this meeting.   Agenda – DPAC General Meeting 2014 November 

Cougars and Fundraising Opportunity

As sent from the Prince George Cougars: Fundraising Opportunity

Sports Day in Canada – November 29th

Please find (attached) a special edition flyer for Sports Day in Canada (November 29th).  This one-page document is provided as 

Social Emotional Learning – December 2014

https://www.smore.com/39prf-grit-in-elementary-school?ref=email This month’s information includes links on kindness, December holidays, and much more.

Prince George Pro-D Day flyer for November 28th

November 28 Flyer These are the events listed in the flyer for the upcoming Pro D Day: College of New 

Social Emotional Learning Flyer for Parents and Teens

https://www.smore.com/znpcf-november-we-sel?ref=email-content#w-4593624962 This flyer contains articles such as: helping kids cope with stress To adults, childhood can seem like a carefree 

Election Results

http://www.sd57.bc.ca/Documents/Preliminary%20Results%20as%20of%20Nov%2016%20at%201pm.pdf The election results have been made public on the school district website, and the following 7 people received the highest number 

Where and When to Vote

November 15th, 2014 (General Voting) 8:00am to 8:00pm Blackburn Community Center DP Todd Secondary School Edgewood Elementary School John McInnis 

Videos of our Candidate Forum

part 1   part 2   part 3   part 4  

Sharel Warrington: Answers to DPAC Questions

DPAC questions emailed to trustee candidates October 28th, at 8:30pm. Answers received from Sharel Warrington November 10th 1. What do 

Technical changes

This website has just made a few technical changes in the background (switching web hosts, and changing email to Google 

Education Services Report – November 3, 2014

SD57 EdSC – DPAC notes – from Steve Shannon 1. Accept minutes 2. Adventure Playground – Southridge Elementary – Approve to 

Trish Bella: Answers to DPAC Questions

DPAC questions emailed to trustee candidates October 28th, at 8:30pm. Answers received from Trish Bella November 6th 1. What do you 

Dennis Fudge: Answers to DPAC Questions

DPAC questions emailed to trustee candidates October 28th, at 8:30pm. Answers received from Dennis Fudge November 5th 1. What do 

Survey for childcare needs

What are the Child Care Needs in Prince George, British Columbia? Request for Participation You are invited to participate in 

Don Sabo: Answers to DPAC Questions

DPAC questions emailed to trustee candidates October 28th, at 8:30pm. Answers received from Don Sabo November 5th 1. What do you think 

Tony Cable: Answers to DPAC Questions

DPAC questions emailed to trustee candidates October 28th, at 8:30pm. Answers received from Tony Cable November 5th 1.) What do you think 

Kate Cooke: Answers to DPAC questions

DPAC questions emailed to trustee candidates October 28th, at 8:30pm. Answers received from Kate Cooke November 4th 1. What do 

Reminder: Trustee Election Forum TONIGHT

There’s a trustee forum for all trustee candidates Tuesday, November 4th, at Vanier Hall (Prince George Secondary School), from 7pm 

Denise MacDonald: Answers to DPAC Questions

DPAC questions emailed to trustee candidates October 28th, at 8:30pm. Answers received from Denise MacDonald November 3rd 1. What do you 

Two reports from general DPAC meeting

Occupational Therapist Report to DPAC November 2014 Superintendent report to DPAC November 2014

Brenda Hooker: Answers to DPAC Questions

DPAC questions emailed to trustee candidates October 28th, at 8:30pm. Answers received from Brenda Hooker November 2nd 1. What do 

Tim Bennett: Answers to DPAC Questions

DPAC questions emailed to trustee candidates October 28th, at 8:30pm. Answers received from Tim Bennett November 1st 1. What do you 

Valentine Crawford: Answers to DPAC questions

DPAC questions emailed to trustee candidates October 28th, at 8:30pm. Answers received from Valentine Crawford November 1st. What do you think 

Eric Depenau: Answers to DPAC Questions

DPAC questions emailed to trustee candidates October 28th, at 8:30pm. Answers received from Eric Depenau November 1st. 1. What do 

Bruce Wiebe: Answers to DPAC questions

DPAC questions emailed to trustee candidates October 28th, at 8:30pm. Answers received from Bruce Wiebe November 1st. 1. What do you 

New policy for public input

On October 28, 2014, the Board of Education approved Draft Policy 4116.2 (Respectful Workplace) for distribution to reference groups for input: 2014.10.29 

Chris Stern: Answers to DPAC Questions

DPAC questions emailed to trustee candidates October 28th, at 8:30pm. Answers received from Chris Stern October 31st. 1) What do 

Bob Harris: Answers to DPAC Questions

DPAC questions emailed to trustee candidates October 28th, at 8:30pm. Answers received from Bob Harris October 29th.  What do you 

Andrew Burton: Answers to DPAC Questions

DPAC questions emailed to trustee candidates October 28th, at 8:30pm. Answers received from Andrew Burton October 29th.  1. What do 

School Trustee Forum, Wednesday October 29th

Sent to DPAC October 28th – I apologize for the late notice of this. If you are willing and able, 

Counsellor Update

https://www.smore.com/su7xr-we-sel-november   In the flyer you and your kids will find tips on making friends, handy posters, a video in 

Agenda – November 3, 2014 Meeting

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting Monday, November 3, 2014, 7:00 p.m., Van Bien Training Centre 2014 October DPAC meeting minutes 

DPAC MINUTES FOR October 6, 2014

DPAC MINUTES FOR October 6, 2014 7p.m. Van Bien Training Centre ATTENDEES: DPAC EXECUTIVE:  Sarah Holland (Chair) , Darlene Campbell 

Pro-D Flyer – City of Prince George

The City Of Prince George coordinates the Pro D Day flyer to be distributed to SD #57 offices prior to 

Does your PAC want funding from DPAC?

Is your PAC interesting in hiring a speaker for a PAC event, or getting a grant from DPAC? DPAC may 

List of Trustee Candidates

SD57 has posted a full list of candidates for school trustee, with contact information: http://www.sd57.bc.ca/Pages/newsitem.aspx?ItemID=5 Our good wishes go out to 

DPAC to pay for BCCPAC membership for SD57 PACs

At our October general meeting, DPAC representatives voted to pay 100% of PAC memberships for those PACs who apply to 

DRAFT Minutes – September 6, 2014

DPAC MINUTES FOR September 6, 2014 7:00 p.m. Sandman Signature Attendees: DPAC Executive: Sarah Holland (Chair), Darlene Campbell (Vice-chair), Chris 

Supporting Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids in the Classroom

Northern BC Children and Families Hearing Society presents a workshop:  Supporting Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids in the Classroom 

Tips for school success

https://www.smore.com/1kbbv-tips-for-school-success?ref=email Here we are in October already. In this month’s articles, you will find you will find tips on homework, time 

BCCPAC Conference – prospective delegates invited to apply

BCCPAC is holding a conference in Nanaimo in November, November 21-23. Details: http://conference.bccpac.bc.ca/ If you are interesting in attending, and 

Agenda – October 6, 2014 Meeting

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting Monday, October 6, 2014, 7:00 p.m., Van Bien Training Centre Webconference  link: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail?uuid=M3ELAGS4IK2YAROR23BURGPS75-B8NT&rnd=787008.70376   Full agenda 

No extension to 2014/15 school year

http://www.cbc.ca/news/b-c-teachers-strike-no-extension-to-school-year-to-make-up-for-lost-time-1.2771797 B.C. has no plans to extend the school year to make up for three weeks of class time lost 

Monday first day of school

The school district waited until after 3:30pm on Friday to officially notify parents of when the first day of school 

First Day in Prince George School District?

As of 7:30am, the SD57 website did not have any details as to whether or not Monday would be the 

Teacher Strike Ratified – 86% YES

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-teachers-strike-is-over-86-vote-yes-to-accept-deal-1.2771202 The prolonged B.C. teachers’ strike has ended, and the province’s public school students will be starting their new school 

Tentative deal reached!

A tentative deal in the teacher strike was reached as of 3:50 a.m. this morning! Details will be coming out 

Parent and Student Learning Resources

There are a variety of learning resources freely available: http://www.sd57.bc.ca/Parents/Pages/Student-and-Parent-Friendly-Websites.aspx http://www.openschool.bc.ca/k12.html http://www.vsb.bc.ca/district-news/supporting-student-learning-home https://www.khanacademy.org/ Found something else useful? Please post it 

BC School Sports Update

For Immediate Release September 8, 2014 BC School Sports Burnaby –The Board of Directors of BC School Sports (BCSS) recognizes 

School Counselor Update

social emotional learning tips and resources Each month of the school year, parents will receive helpful tips, strategies, activities and 

BC School Trustees Advocacy Update

As we enter the second week of the school year with classrooms still closed, BCSTA is extremely concerned about the 

Victoria Confederation of PACs developing pilot project

Exploratory discussions have begun with the Ministry of Education to examine the proposal in more  detail and to develop terms 

Wednesday updates

Globe and Mail has launched a special section for BC Education: http://politics.theglobeandmail.com/bc-teachers-strike/ “…Hours later, Peter Fassbender declined for a second 

Cybertip.ca Parent Alert involving sextortion

Parent Alert: September 7, 2014 In the past few weeks, Cybertip.ca has seen a rise in reports from youth involving 

Updates from SD57

The school district website has an announcement: Due to the current strike, schools in School District No. 57 will remain 

Article on "no homework" movement

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/09/05/no-more-homework-growing-movement-especially-early-on-to-ban-after-school-assignments/ “…He may be the only teacher in his high school who has nixed take-home work completely, but Mr. Martin 

Sunday Updates

Speech from our local “union boss”, Tina Cousins, from the Prince George Teachers Association, from rally on September 4th:  Rally- 

Blood donation challenge

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local/prince-george-faces-off-against-kelowna-in-blood-donation-challenge-1.1345415    Anyone who is letting a fear of needles stop them from participating in this year’s Canadian Blood Services 

From Citizen: “P.G. union boss crosses fingers for bargaining as teachers prepare for rally”

From Prince George Citizen – http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/ Prince George teachers are holding a rally for public support tonight. At 6 p.m. they 

Times Colonist Editorial from Geoff Johnson

Welcome back to British Columbia’s day of national disgrace. After a week or so of bumbling, scrambling and face-saving in 

DPAC General Meeting – Monday, September 8th, 7pm, at Sandman Signature

Webex meeting – please allow time for meeting to connect, may not start exactly at 7pm: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/meetings/view?uuid=M5H46ZSASBN3N1EIKGVBR519XM-MQW3&ucs=email report 1 DPAC_Meeting_Minutes_(June 9-2014) 

Wednesday’s updates

A collection of articles and reading. http://www.vancouversun.com/health/there+more+students+with+special+needs+better+identifying/10165866/story.html “There are three things that have changed, gradually but inexorably, since the turn 

Monday’s updates

Parents can apply for $40/day payment here for children 12 years of age and under, registered in a BC public 

Statements from BCTF & Govt re: current situation

http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/08/bctf-too-far-from-affordability-zone-for-mediation.html#.VAMwsHIjJeU.twitter Minister of Education Peter Fassbender issued the following statement today: “Today veteran labour mediator Vince Ready determined that the 

Vince Ready has left talks

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-teachers-strike-vince-ready-walks-out-of-talks-1.2751718 “Vince Ready has left talks between the B.C. teachers’ union and the provincial government in Richmond, B.C., saying the 

From Prince George Citizen: Schools Out, What Now?

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local/school-s-out-what-now-1.1334113 … While negotiations continue between the government and its teachers various Prince George groups have stepped forward with plans 

PGDTA calls for "Rally for Public Education"

 

Saturday’s Updates

Fascinating article on special needs in the classroom: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Special+needs+classroom/10161867/story.html http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/bc-districts-hold-off-telling-parents-school-cancelled-due-to-teachers-strike/article20285434/ “School districts in British Columbia are holding off telling parents the 

BCCPAC August 2014 Newsbytes sent out

August was a busy month for BCCPAC – An emergency DPAC Summit meeting was held on August 16th. The press 

Friday's update

“Parents will need to keep an eye on the media this weekend to find out if schools will be opening 

More links & updates

http://globalnews.ca/news/1528752/update-vince-ready-to-meet-with-iker-fassbender-on-thursday/ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-teachers-strike-vince-ready-to-meet-with-jim-iker-and-peter-cameron-says-bctf-1.2747910 http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/08/minister-of-educations-meeting-with-bctf-and-bcpsea.html http://m.thetyee.ca/Opinion/2014/08/28/Fassbender-Settlement-Translated/ http://www.vancouversun.com/news/deal+teachers+dispute+mediation+possible/10153135/story.html http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/inexcusable-conduct-by-bc-government-and-teachers-union/article20216759/ http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/staples+better+education+more+expert+teachers/10138409/story.html

Administrative Appointments

Superintendent of Schools Brian Pepper is pleased to announce the following appointments, effective immediately:   Kap Manhas – Principal, Kelly 

Vancouver Sun Article

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Teachers+dispute+clock+ticks+start+school+year/10151640/story.html The school year appears increasingly unlikely to start on time, although early Tuesday evening the Ministry of Education confirmed 

Childcare options – from CBC Radio

http://www.cbc.ca/daybreaknorth/2014/08/25/child-care-options-for-prince-george-prince-rupert-fort-st-john-and-more/ From the link: “With the start date for British Columbia schools in question, parents are looking for child care options 

Inclusion BC Press Release – Special Needs during any school closures

Summary: The Ministry of Children and Family Development will be providing additional Supported Child Development funding to cover in-school hours 

A report from BCTF Kamloops gathering

http://www.bccpac.bc.ca/news-blog/teachers-will-resume-picketing-week-says-union-president An announcement Sunday that teachers will resume picketing this week is bound to disappoint those were still hoping that 

Several articles of interest

http://educhatter.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/rethinking-school-reform-why-is-effective-school-reform-becoming-next-to-impossible/ “…The sad state of the Education Debate is most dramatically revealed in British Columbia public education, where the system is experiencing 

CNC Pro-D courses this fall

CNC will be offering the following Pro-D courses this fall:  Babysitter’s Course – http://www.cnc.bc.ca/Assets/ContinuingEd/2014-2015+Courses+$!26+Programs/Babysitter$!27s+Course+-+CEFA+116.pdf Introduction to Computer Programming for Kids – http://www.cnc.bc.ca/Assets/ContinuingEd/2014-2015+Courses+$!26+Programs/Introduction+to+Computer+Programming+for+Kids+-+CEMV+105.pdf 

Class Size Links

There are some fascinating research on the issues of class size and composition. Some useful – and Canadian – documents 

Additional information for prospective school trustees

The school district has posted the following information on their website: The School District Trustee General Election will be held 

Nomination papers for School Trustee

According to the Prince George Citizen: Nomination forms to run for a position on School District 57’s Board of Education 

Michael Smyth interview with Minister Fassbender

http://www.theprovince.com/news/Smyth+disgraceful+truth+about+schools+shutdown/10135177/story.html For the past two weeks, British Columbians have been told a “media blackout” prevented release of any public updates 

Class size and composition and BCCPAC

Another personal report, by DPAC Chair.  I wanted to go into more detail about the discussion that was had about 

BC Government Website announced on strike updates for parents

http://bcparentinfo.ca/  

DPAC Chair report from BCCPAC Meeting

I attended the BCCPAC meeting on August 16th, in Richmond. Attending were elected DPAC chairs from 28 districts (representing 81% 

This Year Feels Different: Dealing with Uncertainty about Back to School

https://www.smore.com/p4quy-going-back-to-school There is always a nice certainty for families in going back to school in early September. Most parents and 

BCCPAC to hold Strategic Planning Parent Leader Meeting mid-August

BCCPAC’s goal, by holding this meeting for DPAC leaders throughout the province, is to is through this daylong session to 

B.C. teachers’ strike: parents to get $40 a day if strike continues

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-teachers-strike-parents-to-get-40-a-day-if-strike-continues-1.2724162 The B.C. government is offering the parents of each public school student under the age of 13 years $40 

Press release of item sent to DPAC: Support for BC Teachers: Taking it to the Streets

Dear DPAC Exec, Please consider sharing with your parent members the attached notice (also pasted below) concerning a sign campaign 

Another mediator declines job

Joint statement of BCPSEA and BCTF on exploratory discussions VANCOUVER – The British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) and 

Globe and Mail article on BC Schools

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/why-bc-schools-have-a-lot-to-celebrate/article19408516/#dashboard/follows/ …This is not to say there are no issues in the system, that class composition isn’t a concern or 

Expect your “report card” in the mail

From SD57 website: “Progress Reports” to Parents of SD57 Students will be mailed this week The Superintendent of Schools will 

No summer school in SD57

From SD57 website: Labour Relations Board ruling and Summer School The Labour Relations Board (LRB) ruling of June 27, 2014 

Administrator appointment

As sent to DPAC: Superintendent of Schools Brian Pepper is pleased to announce the appointment of Christa Barnes as vice-principal 

Text of remarks in support of Board of Education letter

I’m speaking on behalf of the district parent advisory council. We were pleased to support the district’s call for a 

BCCPAC Media Release on New Bargaining Structure

June 23, 2014 MEDIA RELEASE: BCCPAC’s Position on the Call for a New Bargaining Structure and the Appointment of a Mediator. 

Exams and marks

The school district has information posted on their website about exam schedules: http://www.sd57.bc.ca/fileadmin/cao.sd57.bc.ca/District_Info/June_Provincial_Exam_Schedule_2_2.pdf Update on marks for grade 10 and 11 

Message from PGDTA

Posted as received from PGDTA. All Together Rally Tuesday Good Evening. There will be a “All Together for Public Education 

Monday evening: No deal so far

Bargaining information, including history of proposals: http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/bc-teachers/teacher-collective-bargaining.aspx BCPSEA Backgrounder – key proposals compared: 00-DS-Backgrounder-What’s Really on the Table-Bargaining Proposals June 16 2014 

No school Monday; Strike still on Tuesday as of morning

http://globalnews.ca/news/1395550/negotiations-between-teachers-province-underway-tonight-no-school-monday/ Public school students across B.C. will not be in classrooms this morning [Monday] as negotiations continue between teachers and 

Full strike Tuesday, June 17th, and rotating strike for Monday, June 16th
Strike updates – Full Strike apparently starting Tuesday

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/teachers+begin+full+scale+strike+Tuesday+according+BCTF/9930208/story.html British Columbia’s teachers intend to launch a full-scale strike beginning next Tuesday, potentially keeping students across the province out 

Principal Moves

Superintendent of Schools Brian Pepper is pleased to announce the following administrative appointments, effective August 1, 2014: Kap Manhas – 

BCTF votes in favour of escalating job action

BCTF @bctf #bced vote details. 33,387 teachers cast ballots (record turnout). 28,809 voted yes. 86% in favour of escalation, if needed. 

Teachers’ vote may not prompt immediate strike

http://globalnews.ca/news/1381024/teachers-vote-may-not-prompt-immediate-strike/ …McQuarrie is expecting a successful vote, which she said gives union negotiators more leverage. Completely shutting down the workplace, 

Grade 7 Dance at the Hart Community Centre

Friday, June 13 at 7:00pm Hart Community Centre 4900 West Austin Rd., Prince George, British Columbia V2K 5Y8 Grade 7 

CUPE reaches tentative settlement with BCPSEA

http://bcschools.cupe.ca/www/news/reaches-tentative-provincial-agreement CUPE reaches tentative provincial agreement for K–12 education support workers BURNABY – On Saturday, June 7, 2014 the K-12 

BCCPAC Survey for Parents

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/v8w6x6t BCCPAC is conducting a survey to gain feedback from PACs and parents about the current BC Public School Labour 

Superintendent Speaking Notes – June 9, 2014

2014.06.09 SUPERINTENDENT’S SPEAKING NOTES District Parent Advisory Council A. Question and Answers – Strike/Lockout 1. Is there a difference between 

BC Government: Information for Parents

http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/06/information-for-parents-on-the-bctf-strike.html With the possibility that the British Columbia Teachers Federation (BCTF) will start a full walk out on June 16, 

Another Strike – Friday, June 13th

Note – June 13th appears to be a primary report card writing day for a number of schools in SD57: http://sd57dpac.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/2013-2014-Report-Card-Writing-Days.pdf 

A few recent articles on labour dispute

http://blogs.theprovince.com/2014/06/03/jacob-smith-b-c-public-school-students-are-like-kids-caught-up-in-a-nasty-divorce/ To say a dysfunctional relationship between two parents doesn’t affect the children would be an outrageous lie. The relationship 

Agenda – June 9th DPAC meeting

Meeting to be held June 9th, at 7pm, at the Van Bien Training and Development Centre. Link to webconference: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail?uuid=MBZH9JF3LYWXLUEN9KGGCS78PZ-B8NT&rnd=312576.32488 Agenda 

Details of BCTF and BCPSEA proposals

The collective bargaining proposals can be found here: http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/bc-teachers/teacher-collective-bargaining.aspx For example, the June 3rd class size proposal from the BCTF is 

Teachers to vote on full-scale strike, rotating strikes again next week

“BCTF President Jim Iker is threatening a full-scale teachers’ strike within the next two weeks if the government doesn’t put 

LRB Decision – Lockout Legal

http://www.lrb.bc.ca/decisions/B104$2014.pdf The “Labour Relations Board sided with the province in its bid to dock teachers 10 per cent of their 

BCCPAC Calls for End to Strike and Lockout

Parent organization seeks immediate end to teacher strike and lockout The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) is calling 

Updates from BCCPAC Conference and AGM

http://ckpg.com/bc-teachers-dispute-terry-berting-warns-of-involvement-video http://www.bccpac.bc.ca/news-blog/frustrated-parents-quiz-education-minister-about-labour-dispute Parents may have different views about the labour feud that’s hurting B.C. public schools, but those attending the 

Full text – DPAC presentation to board on May 27th

We may not have a surplus of budget, but we certainly have a surplus of issues. District first, and then 

Prince George District Struck Again on Tuesday, June 3rd

The BC Teacher’s Federation has announced rotating strikes will continue next week. They will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 

School District Schedule of Fees and Deposits

As presented at the school board meeting: 2014 may 27 Schedule of fees and deposits District financial hardship policy, 5101: http://www.sd57.bc.ca/fileadmin/cao.sd57.bc.ca/Policy_Manual/Policies/5101.pdf 

Proposed revisions to Policy 1110 Communications

2014.05.26 Proposed Revisions to Policy 1110 Communications On  April 29, 2014, the Board of Education approved proposed revisions to Policy 

Draft of District Achievement Contract

From SD57 website: http://www.sd57.bc.ca/index.php?id=4060 District Achievement Contract Please click on this link to view the 2014 – 2017 DRAFT District Achievement Contract. The 

More updates on job action / strike / lockout

Prince George Teacher Rally, Thursday May 29 at 4PM : FAIR DEAL RALLY May 2014 2 http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/columnists/geoff-johnson-confusion-chaos-reign-in-teacher-dispute-1.1075877 It has been said 

Editorial from Times Colonist – Find better way to negotiate

http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-find-better-way-to-negotiate-1.1071958 “If the government and the B.C. Teachers’ Federation are putting the welfare of students first, we don’t see the 

More clarification about what Lockout actually means

http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/documents/teacher%20bargaining/Bargaining%20Bulletin/00-MR-Lockout%20Guidelines%20Q%20and%20A%20Extracurricular%20May%2023%202014%20.pdf 1. Does the current BCPSEA partial lockout prevent teachers from continuing their involvement with student extracurricular programs or other volunteer 

Reminder – Proxy Voting for BCCPAC

Is your PAC a member of BCCPAC? If you are, and if you’re not sending a delegate to the BCCPAC 

More information on Strikes

From BCTF – ” Information for parents, guardians, and everyone who cares about Public Education in BC” http://www.bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/Parents/ParentLetter2014-05-22.pdf   From BCSPEA – guidelines 

Background information: the proposals being discussed with teacher bargaining

http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/bc-teachers/teacher-collective-bargaining.aspx There are two major elements of the bargaining. One is wages, and another is class size and composition. The 

Article: Same rhetoric but different rules in this B.C. teachers’ strike

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/same-rhetoric-but-different-rules-in-this-b-c-teachers-strike-1.2650125 From this article: “Stop me if you think you’ve seen this play before. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the 

Lockout announced

http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/documents/teacher%20bargaining/Bargaining%20Bulletin/00-MM-Letter%20to%20BCTF%20Jim%20Iker%20May%2021,%202014.pdf In summary: teachers will not be allowed to do the work that they’re not supposed to be doing as 

Strike in School District on Thursday, May 29th announced

http://www.news1130.com/2014/05/20/bctf-escalating-job-action-to-include-rotating-walk-outs http://www.scribd.com/doc/225293244/BC-teachers-to-begin-rotating-strikes-on-Monday-May-26 From School District website: School District officials have received notification of a strike at all School District No. 

Media Coverage of school board budget

http://www.250news.com/blog/view/31968/1/school+district+57++balances+budget+without+job+or+program+cuts http://ckpg.com/school-board-faced-deficit-while-balancing-the-budget-video http://hqprincegeorge.com/good-news-bad-news-situation-when-it-comes-to-school-district-budget/ http://hqprincegeorge.com/sd57-to-partner-up-with-partners-groups-for-more-funding/ http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local/school-board-searches-for-cash-amid-shortfall-1.1060605

School Board Draft 2014/15 Budget

The draft budget, as presented at the school board meeting: 2014 may 13 sd57 budget portion of agenda package Additionally, 

DPAC Minutes, May 5, 2014

DPAC MINUTES FOR May 5, 2014 7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre Presentation to DPAC on May 5 

School Counselor Newsletter

Mental Health Week, May 5 – 11, 2014   When Children Experience Upheaval Tip—Grieving children will remember any effort you make to 

Heavy Metal Rocks

One of the all time best first paragraphs: Millions of dollars in high-tech metal fell into the hands of unqualified 

Tapestry Choir off to Carnegie Hall

Congratulations to the Tapestry choir, and their recent success at a competition in Seattle! DPAC was privileged to have a 

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting – May 5, 2014

Webconference link: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail?uuid=MDXNKX1LU9JZOI91JRGDY48UC4-B8NT&rnd=836790.51714 Agenda package to be posted.  Agenda – DPAC General Meeting Monday, May 5, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Van Bien 

New BCCPAC Resolution on Board Budget Planning Process

This resolution will be voted on at the upcoming BCCPAC AGM. http://www.bccpac.bc.ca/news-blog/resolution-seeks-greater-clarity-about-school-board-budgets Be it resolved that BCCPAC call on the 

CUPE resolution as presented at April 29th School board meeting

At the board meeting, Karen Wong, from CUPE, presented the attached resolution to the board, on sustainable provincial funding for 

Proxy Voting for BCCPAC – Reminder of Resolutions Meeting

Join us at a resolutions workshop to discuss how to vote at the provincial BCCPAC Conference, Sunday, April 27th, at 

Recess cancelled in SD57

The school district has announced that recess will be cancelled as a result of the first stage of the BCTF 

Parent Information night – Children with Behaviour Disorders

CANCELLED – more information to be provided at a later date. The BC Council for Children with Behaviour Disorders (BCCCBD) 

Policy 5119 Update

At the most recent policy and governance meeting, by a two to one vote, trustee representatives voted to send the 

Budget shortfalls across BC School Districts

Note: DPAC expects to hear the final numbers for budget shortfalls in SD57 on Wednesday, at the expanded committee of 

Strike Update

The BCTF has announced that stage 1 job action will start on Wednesday, April 23, after the Easter weekend. There 

Counselor Newsletter

Are you making the most of report card talks?   Maybe your child’s report card is great. Maybe its worse 

Field trips and Hardship Policy

There was a recent article in the Tyee about students self-excluding from field trips, due to financial concerns: http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/04/10/Students-Self-Exclude/ A 

Resource Materials for Parents on IEPs and Speaking Up

At last night’s DPAC meeting, reference was made to two BCCPAC resources for parents. Links to these resources are here: 

Call for Nominees for DPAC Executive

We are looking for willing people to step forward and be nominated for a rewarding position on our DPAC executive. 

Last call for interested attendees for BCCPAC Conference in Richmond

Are you interested in attending the BCCPAC Conference and AGM in Richmond? We currently have two people interested in attending, 

Minutes from DPAC Meeting – April 7, 2014

DPAC meeting minutes April 7, 2014 DPAC MINUTES FOR April 7, 2014 7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre 

Partner Group Materials from DPAC Meeting

The following materials were provided at last night’s DPAC meeting: 2014 april 7 – superintendents notes cupe – dpac april 

BCCPAC Resolutions Meeting – April 27th

Join us at a resolutions workshop to discuss how to vote at the provincial BCCPAC Conference. We will be starting 

BCCPAC Conference – May 29-June 1, 2014

http://conference.bccpac.bc.ca/ The full schedule and speakers list is just being updated now – please check back soon for more details 

Agenda – April 7th General Meeting

Agenda attachments: 2014 April 7 – DPAC General Agenda 2013 SD57 revenue allocation per school DPAC meeting minutes Mar 3, 

DPAC minutes, March 3, 2014

DPAC meeting minutes Mar 3, 2014 DPAC MINUTES FOR March 3, 2014 7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre 

Fraser Institute Elementary School Rankings released

http://britishcolumbia.compareschoolrankings.org/pdfs/Fraser_Institute_Report_Card_on_British_Columbia%E2%80%99s_Elementary_Schools_2014.pdf Some useful links that discuss the Fraser Institute methodology, and debate around these scores: http://www.bccpac.bc.ca/news-blog/finding-information-about-bc-schools I recently interviewed a 

Teachers pass strike vote

From a news release sent to DPAC 20 minutes after the announcement of the strike vote: BC teachers vote overwhelmingly 

SD57 2014-2015 Calendar

The 2014-15 Calendar was approved by the school board on February 25, 2014.2014-2015 Calendar, approved

Spring Break and April 4th Pro D Day activities – City of Prince George Flyer

During each Professional Development Day, the City of Prince George helps to coordinate a listing of all the fun activities 

PAC Cafe – April 12, 2014

PAC Cafe flyer 2014 For parent advisory council members in the Prince George School District Share ideas and challenges Network 

2014 March 3 General Meeting Agenda

DPAC meeting minutes Feb 3, 2014 2013-14 allocation school organization overview 2014 March 3 – DPAC General Agenda 02-28-14 Bal 

BCTF to take strike vote

The following is a press release, sent to DPAC.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                               February 25, 2014   Facing unreasonable government, teachers 

Further update on BCTF court decision

The BCTF has launched a new website to keep members, parents, and the public informed regarding the ruling of Supreme 

PGDTA information, from February 3, 2014 meeting

Re:  PGDTA address to DPAC. Here is a link to a BCTF microsite:  http://afairdeal.ca/ It gives information to parents regarding 

Superintendent Speaking Notes – February 3, 2014

District Parent Advisory Committee SUPERINTENDENT’S SPEAKING NOTES 2014.02.03   Secondary Second Semester Please review your child’s course schedule Please ensure 

BC Student Voice – Northern BC Regional Conference

BC Student Voice Northern BC Regional Conference Wednesday, March 12, 2014 BC_Student_Voice_info_letter_final Theme: What challenges do youth face in today’s 

Parent Night at Van Bien Training & Development Centre

Parent Night at John McInnis – Supercal Room – Feb 10 – 6pm Changed to Van Bien Training & Development 

Parent information session – Positive Behaviour Support

getting_behavior_in_shape_at_home (2) Parent Night at John McInnis – Supercal Room -Feb 10 – 6pm Positive Interventions and Effective Strategies for 

Kindergarten Registration coming up

Information is available at SD57 website: http://www.sd57.bc.ca/?id=499 It is important for parents to realize that siblings only have priority for registration 

2014/15 Draft School Calendar

Following a consultation process involving its partner groups, the Board has published a draft calendar for 2014-2015.  The Board will make a 

ACF movies for spring break events

Passing the link along to any interested PACs: http://acf-film.com/en/index.php

BCTF wins court case

The full text of the decision is here: http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/SC/14/01/2014BCSC0121cor1.htm Iker said that in 2002, kindergarten class sizes were capped at 20 

Trustee committee and liaison appointments

These appointments were made in January, and don’t appear be available, other than in a school board agenda package. Trustee 

Pro-D Day Flyer from City of Prince George

Please find enclosed the fourth edition of the 2013-2014 City of Prince George Pro D Day Flyer.  This flyer lists special programs, events, courses 

February 2014 General Meeting Agenda

Executive Board Report – for February 3 2014 2014 February 3 – DPAC General Agenda DPAC meeting minutes Jan 6, 

DRAFT minutes – January 6, 2014

DPAC meeting minutes Jan 6, 2014 DPAC MINUTES FOR JANUARY 6, 2014 7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre 

BCCPAC Deadlines for Awards, Resolutions, and Elections

Important information about nominations, resolutions and awards deadlines for the 2014 year. Nominations to the Board: Deadline to submit nominations is February 

Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) coming up again

The Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) – tests of reading, writing and math delivered province-wide every year in Grades 4 and 

Public lecture by Dr. Stuart Shanker

Self Regulation What it is and why it is important for learning Public lecture by Dr. Stuart Shanker Thursday Jan 

PAC funding for workshops available from DPAC

Is your PAC interesting in hiring a speaker for a PAC event? DPAC may be able to assist your PAC 

BC Teenager found guilty of child pornography

Canada’s teens were warned Friday to be aware of who takes their picture and where those images may end up