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BCCPAC Proxy Form Request

We need to get signed proxy forms back from PACs who are members of BCCPAC. This helps to increase our voice at the BCCPAC AGM. Please send to us by Monday, April 27th.

If your PAC is a member (please see list below), please fill out the proxy, scan, and email it to info@sd57dpac.ca. If you need to fax it, please attention it to Sarah, and fax to 250.564.7490. The

Proxy form: http://sd57dpac.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/2015_proxy_form.pdf

We are sending three delegates, any two of which you can write on the form:
Dennis Fudge
Charleen Henyu
Donna Stephan

At our resolutions meeting on Saturday, the members came to some decisions as how we would cast our votes. We can either cast your vote in this manner, or you can direct us to vote in a specific way – just let us know.
Our decisions: http://sd57dpac.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Executive-Board-Report-for-April-13-2015.pdf

Who are BCCPAC members in this district?
We encourage our member PACs to cast your vote at the BCCPAC AGM
Beaverly Elementary
College Heights Elementary (Ecole)
College Heights Secondary
DPAC SD#57 Prince George
Duchess Park Secondary
Edgewood Elementary Prince George 57 true No
Foothills Elementary
Giscome Elementary
Glenview Elementary
Heather Park Elementary
Heritage Elementary
Highglen Montessori Elementary
Hixon Elementary School
Lac des Bois (Ecole)
Mackenzie Secondary
Malaspina Elementary
Morfee Elementary
Nukko Lake Elementary
Nusdeh Yoh
Peden Hill Elementary
Pineview Elementary
Prince George Secondary
Quinson Elementary
Southridge Elementary
Spruceland Traditional
Van Bien Elementary
Vanway Elementary

School District Strategic Planning Sessions

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The Board of Education and School District No. 57 has embarked on a program to develop a shared mission, vision, core values and goals that will provide overall strategic direction for the school district over the next five years. To do so, SD 57 has designed a strategic planning initiative to engage our organization, partners, and the greater community through a series of community engagement sessions to be run in April and May. We would like to invite you to participate in one of these community engagement meetings. You will be joined by members of the community, faculty, staff and administration. Your voice and objective point-of-view are very important to us. As each event can only accommodate a limited number of participants, your commitment to attending is very important to us. If the session is fully booked, we would like to place you on a wait list and will notify you of this. A followup email with the details of the event that you have registered for will be provided a few days prior to the event itself. A few key note are: there is no preparation required for the event, and a light snack will be provided. Thank you.

 

All of the sessions are 5pm to 7pm, and people can attend any session they wish.

 

  • College Heights Secondary | Tuesday April 21, 2015 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM
  • D. P. Todd Secondary | Thursday April 23, 2015 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Mackenzie Secondary | Wednesday April 29, 2015 | 5:00-7:00
  • Kelly Road Secondary | Thursday April 30, 2015 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM
  • John McInnis Centre | Monday May 4, 2015 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Valemount Secondary | Wednesday May 6 | 2014 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM
  • McBride Secondary | Thursday May 7, 2015 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Duchess Park Secondary | Tuesday May 12, 2015 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Prince George Secondary | Wednesday May 13, 2015 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Agenda for DPAC meeting April 13, 2015

Webconference access: https://ca-sas.bbcollab.com/m.jnlp?sid=7345&password=M.5DB0FBE0C57C82119D7FF730892B93

 

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting
Monday, April 13, 2015, 7:00 p.m., Van Bien Training Centre
1. Call to order, Secretary
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. Partner Group Presentations (five minutes each – questions may be taken about general topics)
a) DSAC Report (Robin Keahey, Hayley Jakubowski)
b) CUPE Report (Karen Wong)
c) Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Tina Cousins, Richard Giroday)
d) Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Dan Watt)
e) Professional Employees Association (Nicole Haines)
f) Superintendent Report (Brian Pepper)
g) Trustee Report (Brenda Hooker)
(5 – 10 minute snack break, opportunity for further partner group discussions)
5. Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland)
b) Treasurer’s Report (Chris Finke)
c) BCCPAC Report (Dennis Fudge)
d) Nominating Committee for May elections (Darlene, Chris)
6. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Grant requests – from Quinson
b) Gary Anaka – September 24th – evening presentation & available to schools during the day. Need to arrange publicity and event location – Teenage Brain for parents & students in grade 8-12
c) Fall conference planning – committee to meet
7. Advising School District
a) Education Services Committee Report (Steve)
b) Education Programs and Planning Committee Report (Chris, Darlene)
c) Policy and Governance (Sarah, Dennis)
d) Ad hoc Technology Committee (Steve)
e) Expanded committee of the whole (Dennis, Gillian)
f) Suggestions for School Board Report

8. Other Business
a) BCCPAC Conference – looking for expressions of interest in attending – April 30th to May 3rd (attendees to be selected at April 13th DPAC general meeting)
b) Proxies – requesting these from members
9. Agenda items for next meeting
10. Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 11th, at 7:00 pm, Van Bien.

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 Removal
  • Implementation of Parent Portal
  • Advocation for Systemic and Cultural Change
  • Transitional Support for Systemic Change
  • Funding for Private School
  • Proper Funding for Quality Public Education
  • Regulation of Special Education Assistants

 

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All PACs who are BCCPAC members are entitled to vote on these resolutions. The resolutions meetings allows us to come to decisions and recommendations to make on the resolutions. Members PACs are:

Beaverly Elementary
College Heights Elementary (Ecole)
College Heights Secondary
DPAC SD#57 Prince George
Duchess Park Secondary
Edgewood Elementary Prince George 57 true No
Foothills Elementary
Giscome Elementary
Glenview Elementary
Heather Park Elementary
Heritage Elementary
Highglen Montessori Elementary
Hixon Elementary School
Lac des Bois (Ecole)
Mackenzie Secondary
Malaspina Elementary
Morfee Elementary
Nukko Lake Elementary
Nusdeh Yoh
Peden Hill Elementary
Pineview Elementary
Prince George Secondary
Quinson Elementary
Southridge Elementary
Spruceland Traditional
Van Bien Elementary
Vanway Elementary

 

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 a valuable resource for parents and teachers that are looking for activities for kids to be involved in on April 24th Pro D Day.  This is the final edition of the Pro D Day Flyer for the 2014-2015 school year!

The flyer is also available on the City Of Prince George website at www.princegeorge.ca (look under City Living>Recreation>Youth Programs).  The flyer changes from one Pro D Day to the next but the link to access it on the City website is the same.  This is the direct link: http://www.princegeorge.ca/cityliving/recreation/YouthPrograms

 

Please feel free to link to this site on your school websites and list it in your monthly newsletter.  A link in the school monthly newsletter is the best way to reach most students and parents/caregivers.  Please also feel free to share the flyer or link with staff, administration as well as parents and students.

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 the following:

  • Chair
  • Vice-chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • District Associate
  • Directors at Large

If you are interested in running for any of these positions please contact Chris Finke and/or Darlene Campbell indicating which position you are interested in running for.  If you would like a description of the duties for these positions, please let us know.

darlenecampbell@bccpac.bc.ca  or cfinke49@gmail.com

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 available here: http://bccpac2015springconferenceandagm.weebly.com/

If you are interested in attending, DPAC has some funding that can be used to send people. We would ask that you put your reasons for wanting to attend in writing, preferably send to exec@sd57dpac.ca, and then a decision will be made at the April 13th general meeting. We would also ask that you attend the Resolutions workshop, which will be held Saturday, April 11th, starting at 11am. More detail here: http://sd57dpac.ca/2015/03/bccpac-resolutions-workshop/

Don’t forget to register for the workshop, as otherwise we won’t be able to feed you lunch!

 

 

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), Chris Finke (Vice Chair), Gillian Burnett (Treasurer), Darlene Campbell (District Associate & BCCPAC Rep)
Partner Groups: Brian Pepper, Superintendent; Brenda Hooker, Trustee; Tina Cousins, PGDTA;

1. Adoption of Agenda
Unanimous consent

2. Adoption of Feb 2nd, 2015 Minutes
Adopted as amended (Henyu misspelled)

3. PAC Networking
• Internet Safety – great success
• Bear Trail at Nukko being looked at
• Various Fundraising intiatives including Annual Raffle at HP which raises $15-$17 thousand
• Leadership Day at College Heights
• Canada Post – has grants available for $15,000 (?)
• Tom Schimmer presentation – 16 people attended
• DPAC needs a secretary and DPAC website technician

4. Reports
(a) DSAC Report – not present
(b) CUPE Report – not present – will come in April – hiring CUPE staff like crazy
(c) PGDTA Report – Back into groove – nose to grindstone time of the year. Part of the CWG curriculum was designed by teachers in PG; FA at UNBC on strike – PGDTA there to support.
(d) PGPVPA Report – Professional Learning taking place – Supervision for Learning – 3 people from across the province work together to improve practice – get together for face2face meetings too. Conferences: Whistler – national and provincial conferences – both chaired by PG Principals and a mini-conference; Well involved in committees provincially and in NID’s. Principals get involved in Learning Team Grants sometimes; collaboration within schools, and would like to tie it in within Families of Schools. Principals support teachers supporting students.
(e) PEA Report – not present
(f) Superintendent Report – see attached report – Every school in district is involved in Strategic Planning; Budgets; Something exciting coming up? No vandalism during CWG – positive experience all around. Criteria for having VP’s in schools: Tier 1 Schools must have them; VP’s in the 4 largest schools.
(g) Trustee Report – see attached report

5. Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland) – see attached report
b) Treasurers Report (Chris Finke) – see attached report
c) BCCPAC Report (Dennis Fudge) – Resolutions and nomination booklets are online – conference schedule done; Sarah invited to BCCPAC committee – accountability framework to replace SPC model

Presentation by Walter Sorokovsky, Apprenticeship Advisor Prince George, Industry Training Association: Raise awareness of the apprenticeship system and let people know it is a choice. Consists of 15-20% technical training and 80% work-based training and a Red Seal exam at the end.

6. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Grant Requests – none
b) Fall Conference Planning – Darlene to put together Doodle request for committee meeting

7. Advising School District
a) Education Services report (Steve Shannon) – not present
b) EPPC Committee Report (Darlene Campbell) – see report
c) Policy and Governance report (Sarah Holland) – Revisions to leave of Absence policy for teachers
d) Calendar committee report – no committee – 2016 two weeks beginning March 14th; 2017 two weeks beginning March 13th.
e) Expanded Committee of the Whole (ECOW – moo) (Gillian and Dennis) – meeting tomorrow
g) Suggestions for School Board Report – none
8. Other Business
a) BCCPAC Conference – looking for expressions of interest in attending by April 13th
b) BCCPAC Resolutions & election planning meeting – April 11th beginning at 11 am, lunch provided
c) Nominating Committee for DPAC elections in May – Chris and Darlene – all positions available.
Motion (Dennis Fudge): To provide a bottle of wine and a laptop to the person who becomes secretary
Second (Jacqui Dockray) Motion Carried.
9. Agenda items for next meeting…
Meeting adjourned 9:09 pm – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 13th , 7:00 pm, Van Bien TC