The Deep and Dark Dangers of The Internet Thursday March 18 from 7-9pmYou will be granted access to the SLIDO/VIMEO platform where the White Hatter will be hosting the live event. You must be available to log on by 6:50 and ready for a 7pm start, engaging for the whole session until 9pm.
If you are unfamiliar with what the White Hatter does, check out the 3.5 minute Intro Video here.
There are 2 options for Parents to get valuable information tonight.
#1 – DPAC from School District 71 in Comox Valley is hosting a guest from BCCPAC regarding Advocacy. Email DPAC@sd57.bc.ca for the link.
BCCPAC – Advocacy: Understanding the Appeals Process
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2021 AT 6:30 PM PST – 8 PM PST
Join us to better understand how the School Act provides parents / guardians with the right to appeal any decision they feel significantly affects the education, health, or safety of the student. Parents and guardians are their child’s natural advocate, making sure their child’s rights, needs and opinions are respected. Advocacy is about working to achieve a successful solution for the benefit of the child. This workshop will provide you with knowledge and tools to successfully handle situations that negatively impact your child’s education and to navigate the school district Appeals Process (Section 11 of the School Act.)
#2 – There is also a Town Hall regarding vaccinations in BC presented by CBC tonight at 7pm on TV, Radio, Facebook, or Website. Go to cbc.ca/ourshot for more info.
We are preparing for our Monthly DPAC Meeting on Monday March 1 at 6:30pm on Zoom. Click this link to join. Meeting ID: 656 7488 7171 Passcode: Kd5t*1cv
We are excited to have guests from our District join us. There is a presentation on Student Learning Supports from: – Lisa Horswell, Director of Instruction, Inclusive Education – Christa Barnes, Alternate Community Programs (ACP), Principal, – Rob Lewis, Central Interior Distance Education (CIDES) & Continuing Ed, Vice-Principal
You have likely seen or heard about the Strategic Plan lately. It is time for the 5 year outlook to be reviewed and proceed with updating the Mission, Vision, and Values. School District No. 57 is asking for input from you! All staff, students, parents, stakeholders, rightsholders, and community members are invited to participate. Check out updates on Facebook here. The same information is found on www.sd57.bc.ca website here.
The Facebook campaign to show appreciation to School District No. 57 staff was very successful. Here are our winners of the Virtual Valentines Draw:
Ronan M nominated Mrs. Broster at Blackburn Elementary
Grade 3 Student of Parent Julie A nominated Mme. Mitchell at Lac des Bois
Connor P nominated Mrs. Cawsey at DP Todd Secondary
Silas D nominated Mme. Knechtel at Lac des Bois
Channing G nominated Ms. Elsenheimer at Glenview
Thank you to all our participants for sharing and caring!
If you missed the Virtual Valentines, check out 3 batches posted on our DPAC Facebook Page here. Please Like, Share with your school community, and Tag a staff member that was nominated so they can see the sweet messages!
Gillian Burnett is the BCCPAC Treasurer and she sits on our SD57 DPAC Executive as Vice-Chair. We are pleased to share resources for PACs from BCCPAC. Find valuable links from the 2020 DPAC Summit here.
The recording of the Treasurer & Gaming Bootcamp is 20 minutes long and can be found on this YouTube link.
The pdf file with all the slides from the Bootcamp presentation is here:
There was a delay in receiving PAC Gaming Grants this year and uncertainty about carrying funds forward due to events and projects being cancelled or delayed due to COVID-19. Find up-to-date info here.
David Pyatt, Acting Executive Director, Community Gaming Grants Branch Community and Legislative Services Division Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing OR Marvene Layte, Northern Interior Communities Association-REGIONAL OFFICE Cellphone: 250.612.2031 Office: 250.457.9585 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website:www.northernica.org
We hope you find this information helpful. If your PAC needs any further support or training, let us know at email@example.com.
Welcome back to school to all our students, staff, and administrators at SD57. The DPAC Executive is back in the swing of things too. Our next meeting is Monday January 11 at 6:30pm. The Agenda and Zoom link will be posted soon.
If you have any questions or require further information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. “See” you soon!