Erase Bullying, from government of BC – http://www.erasebullying.ca/
Safer Schools resources, from Prince George School District - http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=440171
Guide to Speaking Up for your child, from BCCPAC – http://sd57dpac.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/speaking_up_20082.pdf
Steps to Problem Solving, Prince George School District – who to contact about issues, and when to contact them – http://www.sd57.bc.ca/fileadmin/cao.sd57.bc.ca/Trustees/Trustees/Guide_to_solving_problems.pdf
Barbara Coloroso handout on bullying – BullyHandout – Coloroso
This presentation was made at the school board meeting on Tuesday, December 3rd, and posted for those parents who are interested in the topic.
There will be a Self Regulation and Learning Workshop put on by the district, with a free presentation for parents on Friday, December 6th. It will be held above Books and Company, in Art Space, from 7pm to 9pm.
We have been provided with an update from BCCPAC as to membership from SD57.
The following schools are shown as members for 2013/14:
- Buckhorn Elementary
- College Heights Elementary (Ecole)
- Duchess Park Secondary
- Edgewood Elementary
- Hart Highlands Elementary
- Heritage Elementary
- Highglen Montessori Elementary
- Lac des Bois (Ecole)
- Nukko Lake Elementary
- Nusdeh Yoh
- Pineview Elementary
- Prince George Secondary
- Quinson Elementary
- Spruceland Traditional
- Vanway Elementary
Memberships received and/or postmarked by December 15, of the closing year, will give your PAC or DPAC voting privileges at our Annual General Meeting (AGM). Click here for more information.
The Prince George DPAC rebates half the cost of the $75 membership for PACs that supply us with their voting proxy for the AGM.
Sign up today!
We are planning a working session Sunday, December 8th, at 7pm, at the Van Bien Training and Development Centre.
In this session, we will be discussing recommendations for changes to the policy on catchments, registrations and transfers.
Interested parents are welcome to attend! Please email email@example.com if you would like more information.
Robert’s Rules are designed to facilitate the transaction of business by your group, not to hinder it. If you’re going to be effective in meetings, you need to know the right — and wrong — ways to use parliamentary motions.
Offering friendly amendments
Speaking without recognition
Moving to “Table!”
Calling the question
Tabling it until next month
“Reconsidering” a vote
Requesting a point of information
Making a motion to accept or receive reports
Dispensing with the minutes
Wasting breath on “I so move”
6 Must Have Conversations with your Pre (Teens) – PowerUp Workshops.
A similar workshop was delivered at the recent DPAC conference, and the handout was not available at that point.
Do you have the time to take a short survey on catchment and registration issues? http://fluidsurveys.com/s/dpac/shortsurvey/
This is to assist DPAC in making comments about the draft revisions to the district’s policy on catchment, registration, and transfers – for more information, see: http://sd57dpac.ca/2013/11/please-comment-on-draft-of-policy-on-student-catchment-registrations-and-transfers/
The school district has now made public a list of all report card writing days, in our elementary schools. The list can be found here:
2013-2014 Report Card Writing Days
Thank you, to the district, for making this more accessible for parents.
Did you know that the Prince George School District’s elementary school student population increased, as of September 30th, 2013?
The school district enrollment information is public information – the most recent year’s data comes from the Ministry of Education’s website: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/apps/imcl/imclWeb/Home.do
Our data goes back to the 1991/1992 school year. In all that time, for all years before, registration has declined for the elementary school (K to 7) population. (Secondary school (8-12) population has only declined since 1998, but some programs may have been counted differently before that time.)
But this year – for the first time, in over 20 years – the number of students enrolled in Kindergarten to grade 7 actually increased, as projected by both the district and the Ministry of Education. Secondary schools, and overall enrollment, is still declining – but the long decline in the elementary school population seems to now be stabilizing.
If you do not see a table of numbers above, on your computer, please click here to see the table: http://public.tableausoftware.com/views/SD57SchoolEnrollments-historicalandprojections2013/EnrolmentComparison?:embed=y&:display_count=no
If you’re interested in a full breakdown, showing each school for each year, that can be found here: http://public.tableausoftware.com/views/SD57SchoolEnrollments-historicalandprojections2013/EnrolmentbySchool?:embed=y&:display_count=no