January DPAC Meeting & Updates

Welcome back & Happy 2024 Parents & Families!

Our first DPAC meeting of the year will be this Monday January 8th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm either in person at Van Bien School or join virtually via MS Teams – either way, we are looking forward to having your join us and share your voices, experiences and input.

Microsoft Teams meeting: Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 217 541 910 709
Passcode: UwGVRD

The agenda for our January meeting is further down below, along with minutes from our December and November meetings.

PAC Cafe!!! Calling all PACs in SD57 – we are hosting an in-person PAC Cafe on Saturday January 20th, 2024 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM @ the Prince George Civic Center!!

For all volunteer members of Parent Advisory Councils in SD57 – this includes all parents who have children in SD57 schools. PAC Cafe is an excellent resource and time for parents to let us know what is important to you and where we need focus our work and energy in coming year. PLUS, it includes and awesome catered lunch and coffee!!

  • Share ideas and challenges
  • Network with other PAC volunteers in your area
  • Get ideas from other volunteers
  • Enjoy a catered lunch

Pre-registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pac-cafe-2024-tickets-776045702587

DPAC is sponsoring a majority of the costs. We charge a fee of $15 per attendee for SD57 attendees. Please contact info@sd57dpac.ca if this cost is a barrier to your attendance, as we have discretionary funds available help cover costs to ensure all people have the chace to attend anb be included.

Any parents who would like to participate in-person but need support with travel or child care costs, please submit a proposal for a subsidy to info@sd57dpac.ca for approval.

If you are from Hixon, Mackenzie, McBride, or Valemount, please let us knowas we will assist with a mileage reimbursement.

Questions? Email exec@sd57dpac.ca

FREE!! Online sessions for Parents & Caregivers to support families navigate the digital world, afe and caring use of technology at home and in the community.

Establishing Safe, Caring, & Respectful Digital Communities

Recommended for Parents/Caregivers/Grandparents and youth aged 10 and up as a way to facilitate the conversation of safe and caring use of technology at home and in the community. (60 minute session)

These sessions cover all things digital, from how to be a good digital citizen, the criminal consequences of cyberbullying, and how to report and receive support in cases of sexting/sextortion.

Some of the most prominent concerns currently surrounding use of social media platforms, smartphones, and artificial intelligence will be discussed.

Families will learn:

  • Digital media habits, oversharing, and digital addiction
  • The permanence of online posts/activity
  • The significance of your digital tattoo in how others perceive you (e.g., sports teams, college admissions, and potential employers)
  • The importance of caring for peers both online &offline
  • Geo-locational settings and the dangers of social media and cell phone misuse
  • The social and legal consequences of cyberbullying behaviour as well as possession and distribution of intimate images (sexting and sextortion)
  • An anonymous student reporting tool that can help you and your friends stay safe both online and offline

Upcoming Online Sessions:
January 17th, 2024
January 23rd, 2024
February 7th, 204
February 28th, 2024

Click here to register: https://pages.saferschoolstogether.com/erase-family-session?fbclid=IwAR3pEDjD-VQ6fpxq_TwUWIExTe-f3B1MuUmPOVOWmKlBr5qZoeeTx7CfF88

For more information on Safer Schools together, visit their website: https://saferschoolstogether.com

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