We missed some PAC Representatives at our last meeting for the school year! It was still a worthwhile discussion about the District’s Restart Plan and new Administrative appointments and organizational chart changes. Check out the details on the minutes here:
Your DPAC Executives are working hard to advocate for parents and PACs. We will continue this important work throughout the summer. Watch for important updates from us in August including an opportunity for parents to join a Zoom meeting to get more information.
Plan to join us for the last meeting of the school year on June 1. We get great updates from the School District on many decisions and initiatives. Our AGM has been postponed to October 2020. Think about ways you would like to get involved with DPAC and watch for information on our website about Executive positions available.
If you haven’t seen it yet, this is the latest video from Superintendent Anita Richardson. Take a few minutes to listen at the link below.
Our March meeting was jam packed with tense issues! But much progress was made and mutual respect was sensed between all participants. We would like to thank our Partner Group Representatives for listening to parents and taking our advice. We have seen an increase in communication and engagement from the District Office and School Board.
Please take some time to read these minutes and continue to keep up to date with information on www.sd57.bc.ca. Thank you!
We will see you tomorrow Feb. 3 at the DPAC Meeting at 6:30 at the Van Bien Training Centre. There will be important updates from the Partner Groups including School Board, Senior Admin, Teachers, Principals, and CUPE. Come with your questions and feedback for DPAC.
Welcome back! We look forward to collaborating with you at the first DPAC Meeting of the year Monday January 6th, 2020. We are at the Van Bien Training Centre (side door entrance on Upland Street side) at 6:30pm until around 8:30pm.
We look forward to meeting our new District Superintendent Anita Richardson. We also have the opportunity to hear from the Honorable Shirley Bond and Mike Morris, or local MLAs in the BC Legislature. As usual, we will have presentations from CUPE, the Teacher’s Union, Principals Association, and School Board. Please come with ideas and encouragement for all our guests!
Plans are underway for a PAC Cafe in the new year. Plan to come to our next meeting on Monday to hear about that and much more. Representatives from Senior Administration, the Board of Education, and many other partner groups are there to provide information on initiatives within the District and answer parent’s questions. PAC Representatives from multiple schools benefit from discussions and networking regarding fundraisers and programs that they run at their elementary and secondary schools. Even if you are not an elected PAC Rep, all parents are welcome to attend!
DPAC Meeting Monday Dec 2, 2019 6:30pm at Van Bien Training Centre
We had 16 parents attend the meeting on October 7. There is so much great information presented by DPAC Executives and Representatives from Senior Administration, School Board, Principals & Vice-Principals Association, Prince George District Teachers Association, and CUPE.
We had a presentation from Jason Peters, the new Communications and Public Relations Officer with the District. They have very recently launched a Facebook page School District No. 57. Be sure to “like” and follow. Check out stories from around the District on the new website sd57stories.com.
Plan to attend the DPAC Meeting on Monday November 4 at 6:30 at Van Bien Training Centre. Let us know you are coming by responding to this event. DPAC Representatives (or Alternates) from every school can attend to ask questions, give input, and vote on initiatives.
Finally, there are still a few spots left in the FoodSafe course on Nov. 17. Register here.
We hope to see you at our monthly meeting on Monday October 7, 2019 starting at 6:30pm at Van Bien Training Centre. All parents are encouraged to attend.
DPAC Representatives are elected to attend on behalf of their elementary or high school PAC. Partner Groups report on activities and initiatives throughout School District 57. This includes Representatives from Senior Administration, School Board Trustees, Principals & Vice Principals Association, Prince George District Teachers Association, CUPE, and more. Great information and access to decision makers in our District!
Please “Like” our page “Prince George District Parent Advisory Council” on Facebook. PAC Executive Members can join “SD57 PACs” Facebook Group. There is also “PG PAC Connections” Facebook group for general discussions and forum to share ideas.
Agenda – DPAC General Meeting
Monday, June 6th, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Van Bien Training Centre
1. Call to order
2. Adoption of agenda and Adoption of Minutes
3. PAC Networking and discussion (To increase the effectiveness of this section of the agenda, we suggest that people report on ideas that may be of interest to other PACs, or concerns that other PACs could help with.)
7:30pm – Partner groups enter
4. Doug Borden, Coordinator, Career Technical Centre, CNC
5. Partner Group Presentations (five minutes each – questions may be taken about general topics, detailed and specific questions are best kept to the break)
a) District Student Advisory Council (Josh Nycholat )
b) CUPE Report (Karen Wong)
c) Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Richard Giroday)
d) Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Dan Watt)
e) Superintendent Report ( Sharon Cairns )
f) Trustee Report (Brenda Hooker)
(5 – 10 minute snack break, opportunity for further partner group discussions)
6. Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Gillian Burnett & Sarah Holland)
b) Treasurer’s Report (Sarah Holland & Gillian Burnett)
c) BCCPAC Report
7. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Grant requests
b) FoodSafe scheduling – 2016/17 year?
c) PAC Café – January 28th, February 4th or 25th?
d) Conference – November 5, 2016?
8. Advising School District
a) Report – Assistant Superintendent Job Interview Panel
b) Education Services Committee Report (Steve Shannon)
c) Education Programs and Planning Committee Report ( Mike Gagel)
d) Policy and Governance (Sarah Holland)
e) Facilities planning
f) Strategic Plan
g) Suggestions for School Board Report
9. Election – Director position
10. Other Business
a) Buddy Benches – possible presentation by Myrna Lemke in September
b) Education Sustainability – possible presentation by Jody Holmes in October
c) Curriculum changes
d) Next year’s schedule of meetings
11. Agenda items for next meeting
12. Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 12, at 7:00 pm, Van Bien.