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First DPAC meeting – Monday, September 11, 2017

Welcome back to a new school year!

We look forward to our first meeting of the year, held Monday, September 11th, at 7pm. The location is the Van Bien Elementary Training Centre.

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2017 September 11th- DPAC General Agenda
Executive Board Report – for September 11, 2017
Prince George District Parent Advisory Council Balance Sheet 2017-09-11
Prince George District Parent Advisory Council Income Statement from 2016-09-01 to 2017-06-30
DPAC Minutes Monday June 12 2017

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting

Monday, September 11, 2017, 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.       Partner Group Presentations (five minutes each – questions may be taken about general topics, detailed and specific questions are best kept to the break)

  1. Senior Administration Report () –
  2. District Student Advisory Council ( )
  3. CUPE Report (Karen Wong)
  4. Prince George District Teachers Association Report ()
  5. Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Kelly Johansen)
  6. Trustee Report (Bob Harris)

 

 (5 – 10 minute snack break, opportunity for further partner group discussions)

5.       Officer and Committee Reports

  1. Executive Board Report (Gillian Burnett)
  2. Treasurer’s Report (Sarah Holland)
  3. BCCPAC Report – DPAC Summit November 24th and 25th

6.       PAC and Parent Assistance

  1. Foodsafe – October 8th
  2. 2017 Parent Conference

7.       Advising School District

  1. Education Services Committee Report (Steve Shannon)
  2. Education Programs and Planning Committee Report ()
  3. Policy and Governance ()
  4. Lunch hour survey
  5. Suggestions for School Board Report

8.       Elections

  1. a) Vacant positions

9.       Other Business

  1. a)

10.   Agenda items for next meeting

11.   Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 2nd, 2017, at 7:00 pm, Van Bien.

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting June 12th

 

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Agenda – DPAC General Meeting
Monday, June 12, 2017, 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. Partner Group Presentations (five minutes each – questions may be taken about general topics, detailed and specific questions are best kept to the break)
a) Senior Administration Report (?) – Presentation on operationalization of the Strategic Plan
b) District Student Advisory Council ( )
c) CUPE Report (Karen Wong)
d) Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Richard Giroday)
e) Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Kelly Johansen)
f) Trustee Report (Bob Harris)

(5 – 10 minute snack break, opportunity for further partner group discussions)
5. Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Gillian Burnett)
b) Treasurer’s Report (Sarah Holland)
c) BCCPAC Report – AGM and By-elections
6. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Foodsafe – October
b) 2017 Parent Conference
7. Advising School District
a) Education Services Committee Report (Steve Shannon)
b) Education Programs and Planning Committee Report (Gillian Burnett)
c) Policy and Governance (Gillian Burnett)
d) Expanded Committee of the Whole – DPAC Submission (Gillian Burnett and Sarah Holland)
e) Lunch hour survey
f) Draft Policy 5123 Student Promotion, Communicating Student Learning and Reporting – Distributed to reference groups for input until June 26th.
g) Suggestions for School Board Report
8. Elections
a) AGM – All positions (Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Directors)
9. Other Business
a) BC Registries – Dissolution of “Society”
10. Agenda items for next meeting
11. Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 11th, at 7:00 pm, Van Bien.

Administration Appointment

School District No. 57 (Prince George) is pleased to welcome Ms. Cindy Heitman to the position of Assistant Superintendent, School Effectiveness, as of August 1, 2017.  The Board of Education appointment follows a national search and a rigorous selection process involving stakeholders, Senior Administration and Trustees.

 

Ms. Heitman has served in SD57 as an elementary, intermediate and secondary level Teacher and as a school-based Vice-Principal and Principal.  In 2011, she assumed the district-wide leadership role of District Principal, Learning Innovations.

Ms. Heitman is wished every success in her new position.

BCCPAC By-election information

Nomination Information  2017 By-election

Hello Members,
Please be sure to check with your school office or your PAC mailbox for the election- voting ballot package, which contains self addressed and postage prepaid envelopes for your voting returns.

Ballots must be received by mail, no later than July 2nd, 2017.

The BCCPAC Board of Directors is pleased to present the 2017 By-Election Candidates, who were nominated by a member PAC or DPAC. Each candidate has agreed to run for the by-election ending July 3, 2017.

Candidate School District 2nd Vice President Treasurer Director (1)
Burnett, Gillian SD 57 Prince George
Caputo, Dianna SD 52 Prince Rupert
Perreault, Suzanne SD 35 Langley
Ram, Edward SD 43 Coquitlam
Schonekess, Jocelyn SD 41 Burnaby
Sinclair, Andrea SD 39 Vancouver

For the 2017 By-Election Nomination Booklet please click HERE
For the 2017 By-Election Information Sheet please click HERE
For the 2017 By-Election Candidates 3-minute videos please click HERE

If you have any questions about the by-election process please contact By-Election Administrator Susan Wilson at susanwilson@bccpac.bc.ca

Collaboration makes classrooms great

Recent article in the Prince George Citizen, from local teacher and columnist Gerry Chidiac:

Collaboration makes classrooms great

The Prince George Citizen
May 18 2017

The 21st century is a fascinating time to be a teacher. Shifts in technology have made the memorization of facts less relevant, and the ability to access information a necessity. Students today have the greatest libraries in the world at their…read more…


© Copyright 2017 Glacier Media Inc.

Draft Policy 5123 Student Promotion, Communicating Student Learning and Reporting

On April 25, 2017 the Board of Education approved Draft Policy 5123 Student Promotion, Communicating Student Learning and Reporting for distribution to reference groups for input.

https://www.sd57.bc.ca/Board/Policies/Draft/Documents/DRAFT%20Policy%205123%20Student%20Promotion,%20Communicating%20Student%20Learning%20and%20Reporting%20.pdf

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS REGARDING DRAFT POLICY 5123 STUDENT PROMOTION, COMMUNICATING STUDENT LEARNING AND REPORTING IS JUNE 26, 2017.

RATIONALE

  • As part of the curriculum re-design and transformation, the Ministry of Education revised Student Reporting Policy effective July 2016 stated that for grades K – 9 Boards of Education will either:
  • Develop and follow local student reporting policy and procedures set by the Board which must meet the InterimStudent Reporting Guidelines K – 9 or
  • Follow the revised Student Reporting Policy.
  • School District No. 57 opted to develop and follow local students reporting policy and procedures for Grades K – 7 that aligns with the Interim Student Reporting Guidelines as per the Ministry of Education.
  • Revisions to the Student Reporting Policy for grades 8 and 9 were necessary to meet the criteria in the Ministry of Education’s revisedStudent Reporting Policy.

If you or your organization has any comments, concerns or suggestions about thedraft policies, please forward them in writing to:

 

Diane Nygaard,

Executive Assistant

School District No. 57 (Prince George)

2100 Ferry Avenue

Prince George, BC ~~V2L 4R5

or e-mail:dnygaard@sd57.bc.ca

or fax:250-561-6820 or 250-561-6801

To help focus your input, the following questions may be considered:

  • How does the new policy fit with current practice?
  • How will the new policy affect your school/department/group?
  • How will the policy affect teaching, learning and student achievement?
  • Do you have any ideas for making the policy more effective?
  • Are there any areas in the policy that are unclear?
  • Are there significant issues that the policy should, but does not, address?
  • Can you foresee any difficulties posed by the implementation of the policy?
  • Will the policy as proposed put unreasonable demands on people or resources? If so, how?

Agenda – General Meeting May 8, 2017

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting

 

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If you have problems connecting during the meeting, please text 250-565-4949 for assistance. 

Monday, May 8, 2017, 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. 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 ( )
b) CUPE Report (Karen Wong)
c) Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Richard Giroday)
d) Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Kelly Johansen)
e) Senior Administration Report ( )
f) Trustee Report (Bob Harris)

(5 – 10 minute snack break, opportunity for further partner group discussions)
5. Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Gillian Burnett)
b) Treasurer’s Report (Sarah Holland)
c) BCCPAC Report

6. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) White Hatter Presentation – report out
b) Foodsafe – October

7. Advising School District
a) Education Services Committee Report (Steve Shannon)
b) Education Programs and Planning Committee Report (Steve Shannon)
c) Policy and Governance (Gillian Burnett)
d) Expanded Committee of the Whole – DPAC Submission (Gillian Burnett and Sarah Holland)
e) Lunch hour survey
f) Draft Policy 5123 Student Promotion, Communicating Student Learning and Reporting – Distributed to reference groups for input until June 26th.
g) Suggestions for School Board Report

8. Elections
a) Nominee Committee

9. Other Business
a) BC Registries – Dissolution of “Society”
10. Agenda items for next meeting
11. Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 12th, at 7:00 pm, Van Bien.