The City Of Prince George coordinates the Pro D Day flyer to be distributed to SD #57 offices prior to each Pro D Day. The Flyer lists some of the great activities that are offered for kids during their day off school. The flyer only lists activities that are unique or discounted to kids on the Pro D Days. Please share this flyer with the staff in your school and with your students. Feel free to include it in newsletters or promote it on your school websites.
Each Pro D Day Flyer is also available on the City Of Prince George website at: www.princegeoge.ca (look under City Living>Recreation>Youth Programs). Please feel free to link to this site in your newsletters and websites.
There are a lot of great activities available in Prince George for kids during Pro D Days, including events at the YMCA of Northern BC, Pacific Sport Northern BC, IMSS, Two Rivers Gallery, The College of New Caledonia, RollaDome, City Aquatics and Hartland Youth!
Is your PAC interesting in hiring a speaker for a PAC event, or getting a grant from DPAC? DPAC may be able to assist your PAC.
Decisions on funding are made at general DPAC meetings, usually held on the first Monday of each month. Please submit the request at least one week in advance of the meeting. DPAC has a limited amount of money for grants, and may not be able to fund all requests. Cheques will not be issued until the event occurs, and a final invoice is available.
Please complete the information this form and submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org - Request for PAC funding 2014 2015
Use of funds:
- Speaker Grants: up to $300 towards hiring speakers for PAC events
- Family of Schools Grants: up to $200 contribution toward a joint event, such as within a family of schools (the group of schools around each secondary school), serving to improve communication/interaction between schools
- Anti-bullying Grant: up to $200 for PACs to promote anti-bullying in their school
- BCCPAC Conference Attendance: an application may be made if there is any excess DPAC funding to pay for PAC parent attendance at BCCPAC conferences.
Northern BC Children and Families Hearing Society presents a workshop:
Supporting Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids in the Classroom – Special Guest Speaker: Debra Russell, University of Alberta
Saturday, October 25 – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
College of New Caledonia, Prince George, BC – Rooms 1-308 A & B
$10 per person – includes lunch. Please register before October 20th at https://debrarussellworkshop.eventbrite.ca
BCCPAC is holding a conference in Nanaimo in November, November 21-23.
If you are interesting in attending, and having DPAC pay, please submit a brief written application detailing your reasons for wanting to attend the conference, and how your believe this experience will benefit DPAC and/or your PAC.
Please send to email@example.com.
B.C. has no plans to extend the school year to make up for three weeks of class time lost during the teachers’ strike, Education Minister Peter Fassbender has confirmed.
“We have clearly agreed that we will move forward with the existing calendar and the remaining hours to make up any learning shortfalls that might have been there.”
The school district waited until after 3:30pm on Friday to officially notify parents of when the first day of school is.
Superintendent’s Update: Friday, September 19, 2014 3:30 p.m.
With the ratification of the Memorandum of Agreement between BCPSEA and BCTF schools will open on Monday, September 22, 2014.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Schools will follow normal opening day routines with a shortened 90 minute day. Busses will run at the usual time in the morning. Bus students will be transported home following the morning session.
Beginning Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Schools will begin full day programming. Regular bus routes and schedules will be in effect.
Kindergarten Gradual Entry
School District 57 will continue with the gradual entry process for kindergarten students entering school this year. The gradual entry of phasing in with a small group and shortened attendance times allows children to feel comfortable as they adjust to their new environment, routines, teacher and peers. This gentle introduction to school helps build the foundation for a successful start to their school life.
On September 22, kindergarten students will attend for the first 45 minutes of the day. On this first day, schools will provide parents with a schedule outlining the gradual entry for their child.
Gradual Entry Schedule Outline (Specific times will be provided by the school)
|Monday, Sept. 22
||45 minute session
|Tuesday, Sept. 23
||1.5 hour session
|Wednesday, Sept. 24
||1.5 hour session
|Thursday, Sept. 25
||2 hour session
|Friday, Sept. 25
||3 hour session
|Monday, Sept. 29
||4 hour session
|Tuesday, Sept. 30
||4.5 hour session
|Wednesday, Oct. 1
||First Full Day
**Hixon, Giscome and McBride Centennial will have an alternate kindergarten schedule to accommodate rural bussing.
School Calendar, Secondary Semesters, Secondary School Provincial Exams
Due to the late start to the school year, it is likely the Ministry of Education will allow district staff to balance secondary semesters and schedule provincial exams at a later date. Senior staff are working with the Ministry of Education and the Prince George District Teachers Association today and we expect to announce a revised semester 1 end, Ministry of Education exam schedule and semester 2 start early next week. Secondary school principals will provide this information to you. It is likely that the January 23rd Non Instruction Day will be shifted to coincide with the adjustment in semesters. All remaining Non Instructional Days and scheduled school year holidays are confirmed as determined earlier this year by the Board of Education.
Focus on Learning
Our most important work remains student learning in a safe, caring and orderly environment. Our professional and support staff are united in this belief and we will continue to provide learning experiences that enrich the lives of each student.
As of 7:30am, the SD57 website did not have any details as to whether or not Monday would be the first day of school. We are expecting information to be released today, so do check the district website: www.sd57.bc.ca
There is at least one elementary school website that says school will be on Monday, September 22nd:
- All Kindergarten students will attend for 45 minutes: 8:40 – 9:25 (MAY VARY FROM SCHOOL TO SCHOOL)
- Grades 1 – 7 students will attend for 90 minutes: 8:40 – 10:10 (MAY VARY FROM SCHOOL TO SCHOOL)
KINDERGARTEN GRADUAL ENTRY SCHEDULE has been changed across School District 57.
CBC Daybreak North had published a page showing various information posted by school district in this area: http://www.cbc.ca/daybreaknorth/2014/09/18/find-information-about-the-first-day-of-school-for-prince-george-the-peace-the-northwest-and-more/
The prolonged B.C. teachers’ strike has ended, and the province’s public school students will be starting their new school year next week.
More than 31,000 B.C. teachers voted Thursday on the tentative agreement reached with the government earlier this week, with 86 per cent of them voting to accept the deal.
B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Jim Iker said it was a tough round of negotiations and a difficult time for those on strike, but the job action is now over.
“With the ratification of the new collective agreement, the strike and lockout are now over,” he said. “Teachers and students will be back in school on Monday.”
For some school districts — Vancouver, North Vancouver, Surrey, and Delta included — Monday will be a day of student orientation, and classes will start Tuesday. Parents are advised to check with their local school boards for details about the new school calendars.
Iker said the deal wasn’t perfect, but said it did provide gains for teachers, protects their charter rights and increases support for students.
“There will be more classroom and specialist teachers in schools to help our students. Our teachers teaching on call will get fair pay for a day’s work, and all our members will get a salary increase,” he said.
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