We had an amazing turnout at our Monthly DPAC Meeting on January 9. We were discussing the important theme of Mental Health and Family Resources. Check out all the great information on our Minutes and on the attachments below.
Many parents and students from our SD57 Secondary Schools have expressed concerns and questions related to education, graduation requirements, special programming, and funding/grants to support student success. SD57 DPAC is hosting a Secondary School Parent Feedback Forum on Thursday January 5 at 6pm on MS Teams (virtual only). District representatives will be on hand to answer questions and listen to concerns at the high school level from parents and students.
This forum is to collate feedback and understand the experience of parents and students in Secondary Schools for District 57 (Hixon, Prince George, Mackenzie, McBride, Valemount).
College Heights Secondary
Prince George Secondary
Duchess Park Secondary
D.P. Todd Secondary
Shas Ti Kelly Road Secondary
We are approaching the semester change so DPAC wants to hear from parents of Secondary Students on all topics. Forum will be drop-in/drop-out as you can with no set agenda.
Feedback can also be submitted in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can bring it up and record areas of interest.
Date: Thursday January 5 Time: 6-8pm MS Teams (virtual only): link to join Meeting ID: 294 428 897 398 Passcode: UdqJ23
Please share with other parents who may be interested. We look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you to all who attended our Monthly DPAC Meeting on December 5. We are getting great participation from PACs. There was a celebration and appreciation for all that PACs do to support our school communities. We had a lively discussion about how PACs struggle to get parents involved and communicate with families. There are some big fundraising goals including outdoor playgrounds, sports equipment, and technology. See details in our minutes below. A more detailed report on playground grants will be available on the SD57 website in the new year.
Our School District No. 57 (Prince George) is looking at their identity (brand) and considering renaming and designing a new logo and colour scheme.
The first of many surveys was emailed out to parents and stakeholders and rightsholders on Monday Dec. 5. Please take some time to complete the survey and share with your networks. Discuss it with your child(ren) as to how they feel about the identity of our district. Have them complete the survey too!
Our December DPAC Meeting is an opportunity to turn the tables in our conversation. Instead of receiving presentations from the District representatives, our parents and PACs will be sharing successes and challenges experienced at their schools so far this year. Share your questions and concerns directly with DPAC and the District to highlight innovations and advance your issues.
Brett Apolczer is joining us to explain the playground upgrade process to our PACs.
We had a great turn out at the PAC Cafe in person on Nov 5. We understand that many PACs couldn’t attend, and it is difficult for our remote communities to come to Prince George in the winter. We have a second opportunity next Saturday December 3 for a Virtual PAC Café on Microsoft Teams from 12:30-2:30 including a $20 lunch reimbursement.
Any parent volunteer involved in an SD57 PAC can connect with DPAC virtually. Especially those from our remote communities in Mackenzie, McBride, Valemount, and Hixon.
As you know, PACs receive $20/student (min. $2000/year) and DPACs get $2500/year in gaming grants to support our school communities. Unfortunately, these parent volunteer run organizations are small with high turnover and risk for fraud or audits.
The gaming guidelines have changed in recent years. Review the latest PAC/DPAC document here:
Thank you to the 15 parents representing 13 schools at our DPAC Monthly Meeting last Monday Nov 7. We had a lively discussion about Budgets and Finances and an important bussing update from the district. Please review the minutes below and share at your PAC meetings.