BCCPAC Membership Reminder & Deadline

Has your PAC applied for your BCCPAC membership yet?

DPAC is changing how we rebate PACs who apply to BCCPAC. If your PAC becomes a voting member  by December 15th, and if your PAC gives us your proxy to vote for you at the BCCPAC AGM, we will rebate 100% of your $75 membership.


We believe it’s important to have a provincial parent voice. We also believe that it’s important to be able to influence this parent voice through our voting power. There’s a whole list of other reasons as well – you can find them here: http://www.bccpac.bc.ca/membership

What does my PAC need to do?

Your PAC needs to apply for membership, either by paper form or online:

When the spring BCCPAC AGM is being organized, we will contact your PAC and ask for your proxy vote, if your PAC is not intending to send anyone to the BCCPAC AGM. Voting is important, and gives us a voice.


Please let us know.

BCCPAC Proxies and Resolutions

Member Resolutions for the 2016 AGM: 
We encourage member PACs and DPACs to submit proposed resolution(s) for presentation at the BCCPAC Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Resolutions represent the views of our membership, and help to provide direction of our organization.  For more information about special and ordinary resolutions and for a list of all BCCPAC member resolutions click here.
Special Resolutions:
Advocates for change to BCCPAC’s Constitution and/or Bylaws, calls for the removal of a director, or gives authorization to the BCCPAC Board to borrow money.

Deadline to submit a special resolution: January 31 (until 11:59 pm).

Ordinary Resolutions:
A resolution that advocates change to BC’s public education system or gives direction to the BCCPAC Board of Directors.  These can be submitted anytime, including from the floor.  However we recommend these are submitted prior to the AGM so they can be widely circulated to the membership for comment.

Deadline for ordinary resolutions to be included in the AGM Resolution Booklet and Agenda:  January 31 (until 11:59 pm).  After this date submitted resolutions may not make it into the resolution booklet mailed to our members and possibly delay their being heard until the 2017 AGM.

For more information about resolutions and to check the status of existing BCCPAC member resolutions click here.

Proxy Voting – Important Information

  1. LOOK OUT –  for your resolution book mail out arriving at your school (Spring 2015)
  2. SCHEDULE – a PAC meeting to review resolution book
  3. VOTE –  within your PAC on the presented resolutions
  4. ATTENDANCE – decide if a representative from your PAC will be attending or if you will be sending you PROXY form with a trusted delegate.
  5. ATTENDING – if you are sending a delegate, register for the AGM
  6. NOT ATTENDING – Contact a member school or DPAC to represent you via PROXY vote. It is vital that you select a representative that will adhere to the position your PAC has taken on the preliminary vote in section 3.
    Member Listing

BCCPAC has no way of guaranteeing that the proxy holder will vote the way your council wishes.

Physical Activity and Health Summit

The  Inaugural Annual

Physical Activity and Health Summit

Friday,  November . 20,  2015

8am to 4: 30 pm

Prince George Civic Centre – Room  2 0 8

  • How healthy are we?
  • What is the role of physical activity and inactivity?
  • Canada’s Physical Activity Report Card:

D minus -­‐  What does this mean?  A  Provincial  Strategy  for Physical  Activity

  • What is Physical Literacy and its role across the life course?
  • What does Active and Safe Transportation to School look like? Active Outdoor Play – Risk versus Health Enhancement


What:  Presentations will cover current knowledge and promising practices, and workshops will engage in translating knowledge and opportunities for northern contexts.

Who should attend:  Stakeholders in physical activity and health, School district and Educators, Health services, Municipal planners, Community Rec, Not for profit, Parents,Community leaders -­‐  all who have an interest in enabling health enhancing physical activity in any age group or setting in communities.


Registration fee:  $55.00 per person includes lunch and nutrition breaks

A limited number of bursaries are available to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation.

Register at:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/physical-activity-and-health-summit-tickets-19143040349

For alternative payment options and bursary inquiries please contact the Event Organizers at:   executivedirectorwinbc@gmail.com

DRAFT – Minutes from November 2, 2015 Meeting

DPAC MINUTES FOR November 2, 2015
7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training Centre

DPAC Executive: Sarah Holland (Chair), Gillian Burnett (Treasurer), Mike Gagel, Steve Shannon, Darlene Campbell
Partner Groups:
School Reps: Jacqueline Dockray – Ecole College Heights; Darlene Campbell – Duchess Park; Shara Schenk, Sarah Foot – Edgewood;Mandy Levesque – Hart Highlands; Kim Shannon – Kelly Road; Shauna Connor – Lac Des Bois; Gillian Burnett – Nukko Lake; Charleen Henyu – Nusdeh Yoh; Kim Pryschlak – Quinson; Mike Gagel – Southridge; Heather Isaak – Vanway; Raylene Anderson, Kerry Williams-Polaris; Mandy Levesque – Hart Highlands; Nicole Laferriere Munger- Duchess Park

1. Call to Order, Secretary 7:01 pm
Call for volunteer to record the meeting and prepare minutes. Shauna Connor – Lac des Bois volunteers.

2. Adoption of Agenda
Gillian to talk about money in the Treasure’s report.

3. Adoption of Minutes
Amendments – none
Adopt as circulated – Gillian

PAC Networking
Teacher interviews, Haunted houses, Movie nights, Presentations before PAC meetings, Traffic presentations, Thank you cards for DPAC funding, Telus clearing property, Excellent DPAC conference, Garden Community, Popcorn Day, Bussing, Using volunteerspot.com

Five MLA’s attended Northern Interior Trustees meeting – 4 Cabinet Ministers and Education Minister, MyEdBC has growing pains, security concerns and problems with connection speed.

4. Partner Group Presentations
a) DSAC– Not in attendance
b) CUPE (Karen Wong) – Unable to attend out of town.
c) PGDTA (Richard Giroday) – Sick
d) PGPVPA (Dan Watt) – Sick
e) PEA (Nicole Harris) – Not in attendance
f) Superintendent (Brian Pepper) – Sick
g) Trustee (Brenda Hooker) – Unable to attend. See attached.
5. Elections – Vacant Director position
Will ask at next meeting

6. Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland) – see attached
Media – annual facility grant and new Kelly Road School
b) Treasurer’s Report (Gillian) – see attached 3 Reports
• Did receive $2500 gaming grant
• Bills coming in for DPAC conference
• When PAC’s give money to school it is reported out as income by School District. Ten million (includes bursaries & scholarships). PAC’s are better off paying vendors than giving money to schools. PAC’s giving money has no negative impact on school funding, they just need to report it.
c) Audit report (Kim Shannon, Candice Bate)
• Met at Gillians
• Some missing receipts
• Recommended:
• Always have support receipts and print email receipts.
• Document motions on cheques
• Staple all receipts together
• Treasurer needs paperclip funds.
• Gillian recommends a checklist for travel requests form & expense form (She will be discussing this at DPAC executive meeting)

d) BCCPAC Report (Darlene Campbell) – Darlene is not attending meeting this weekend.

Snack Break 8:15-8:25

7. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Communicating with PACs and parents – looking for any ideas about how to improve our effectiveness in this area. You don’t always have Principal’s support and what about including DPAC information in school or PAC newsletter.
b) Grant requests – None

c) Fall Conference Report

• 86 Registered

• 40 PAC tickets – 31 attended and 9 no shows. Cost DPAC about $300 in food costs.

• Some PAC’s didn’t share conference information to Parents if PAC people didn’t want to attend.

• 26 attendees from out of town.

• 20 Schools attended representing half of the school district.

• Bob Harris (Trustee) raved about the conference at the School Board meeting.

d) Future event planning

• General Interest Workshops like Gary Annaka

• What about sending out a survey for workshops people would like to see.

• Send out survey to Parents through website and social media.

• Anxiety and Mental Health workshops.

8. Advising School District

a) Education Service Committee Report (Steve Shannon) – no meeting until next week.

b) Education Programs and Planning Committee Report (Mike Gagel)

• 1st meeting of the year.

• Presentations

• Programs in place for high school kids to get credit for college courses

• Wanting to fund scholarships for dental assisting & power engineering

• Awards update

• School District doesn`t issue cheques for scholarships, moving to a voucher system.

• Mr. Karpenko was working last year on a special program on trades, will be asking if he would assist with elementary kids and trades.

c) Policy and Governance

• Whistleblower policy

• Protecting employees

• May want to look at protecting parents and non- employees

• They would need more staff to manage a policy like that

d) Suggestions for School Board Report

9. Other Business

a) Radon

• Invest in radon detectors

• Province tested in the 90`s

• Northern Health looking into taking information they shared at Cancer society back to the School District.

• Want DPAC to continue to pursue.

b) DPAC Chair Summit November 7 – three questions for discussion:

What areas do you believe are most important for you DPAC to focus on?

What resources or information would help your DPAC be more effective?

In a perfect world, what role would you like your DPAC to play in your district?

Assisting PAC`s and advising School District. Assisting Parents with Treasurer 101, Roberts Rules, and maybe having a large conference every 2 years and smaller ones on the off years.

10. Agenda items for next meeting

11. Adjournment 9:35 pm – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 7th at 7:00 pm, Van Bien.

DPAC questions:

• What exactly is the insurance for, that Parent`s pay when their children play sport?

Advanced Employment Skills Certificate (AESC) Program

This post has information about a new UNBC Program, which may be of interest to parents of grade 12 students in Prince George.

The Program is called the Advanced Employment Skills Certificate (AESC) Program; plans are to run it for the first time in Prince George in September, 2016.

There is an information session about the AESC on Wednesday, November 25th at 7pm in the UNBC Teaching & Learning Atrium (invite attached).

See unbc.ca/skills for more information.


Sports Day Flyer from City of Prince George


Sports Day in Canada (November 21st) is a day to celebrate sport across the nation.  The City of Prince George, in partnership with PacificSport Northern BC and the YMCA of Northern BC,  are promoting a number of FREE  activities during the week of November 14th to November 21st.  Please find two attachments to this email:

  1. Celebrate Sports Day in Canada flyer listing some great activities that are free to the community in celebration of Sports Day.  Enjoy a number of different sports or activities during the week: activities for nearly all ages are available.
  2. YMCA Yoga for Peace poster with information about free yoga classes available at the YMCA on November 14th.  The Yoga programs are for ages 14 years and up.


These  flyers are promoted as a community service by the City of Prince George and partnering organizations.

The Sports Day flyers/posters are also available on the City Of Prince George website at www.princegeorge.ca(look under City Living>Recreation>Youth Programs).   This is the direct link: http://cityadmin/cityliving/recreation/YouthPrograms/SportsDay

Please feel free to link to this site on your school websites and list it in your November newsletters.  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.

As part of the Sports Day celebrations, don’t forget that Friday November 20th is Jersey Day across Canada.  It’s a great opportunity to get students and staff wearing their favourite team jersey or club uniform to school, work or play!  For more information about Jersey Day visit the Sports Day in Canada website at: http://sportsday.cbc.ca/home

Thank you for your time in sharing this resource.

Please note: The Community Partnerships offices have moved to #201-1300 First Ave (above Tourism PG)

Marta Gregor

Community Coordinator, City of Prince George

Phone: (250) 561-7798  Fax: (250) 561-7799



Motivation and Your Teen

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Please check out the resources included in this flyer on motivation and your teen. Click below and get an e-book – 16 Keys To Motivating Your Teenager. There is a neat video clip on growth mindset and a list of community counselling services in our school district.

Linda Campbell

e-book, 16 Keys To Motivating Your Teenager. by Daniel Wong

Download the e-book here


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mental illness and substance abuse hurts motivation

Mental health difficulties can make life challenging, and they can zap our motivation and zest for life. We can find it hard to be enthusiastic about doing anything.

a great video clip to watch with your teen or child

and If you are ever worried at all about your child’s mental health, great resources below


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Agenda for General Meeting Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Web conference link for remote attendees:



Other items for the meeting will be posted closer to the time.

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting
Monday, November 2nd, 2015, 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)
a) DSAC Report ( )
b) CUPE Report (Karen Wong)
c) Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Richard Giroday)
d) Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Dan Watt)
e) Professional Employees Association ( )
f) Superintendent Report (Brian Pepper)
g) Trustee Report (Brenda Hooker)
(5 – 10 minute snack break, opportunity for further partner group discussions)

5. Elections –Vacant Director position

6. Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland)
b) Treasurer’s Report (Gillian Burnett)
c) Treasurer’s Report (Kim Shannon, Candice Bate)
d) BCCPAC Report ( )

7. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Communicating with PACs and parents
b) Grant requests
c) Fall conference report
d) Future event planning

8. Advising School District
a) Education Services Committee Report (Steve Shannon, )
b) Education Programs and Planning Committee Report ( Mike Gagel, )
c) Policy and Governance (Sarah Holland, )
d) Suggestions for School Board Report

9. Other Business
a) Radon

b) DPAC Chair summit November 7th – three questions for discussion:
• What areas do you believe are most important for your DPAC to focus on?
• What resources or information would help your DPAC be more effective?
• In a perfect world, what role would you like your DPAC to play in your district?


10. Agenda items for next meeting

11. Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 7th at 7:00 pm, Van Bien.