September 29th Meeting

25 Sep

We hope you can join us for our first meeting of the year.

Whonnock Elementary

7pm

Our guest speaker is John Bird from BCCPAC.

**** Please note that we were notified today by BCCPAC that they are unable to attend our meeting tonight as scheduled.  We are rescheduled to have BCCPAC for January 26th 2017.   Sorry for the late notice! ****

PAC Appreciation Dinner and Workshop

25 Apr

DPAC rsvp

APRIL 28th Agneda – Yennadon @7pm

25 Apr

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows SD42

District Parent Advisory Committee

Agenda

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

WELCOME

Thank you to Yennadon for hosting tonight

INTRODUCTIONS

Principal’s remarks: Chad Raible

SPECIAL GUESTS:

*Greg Moore Centre – Meghan MacMillan

*Pinnacle Pursuits – Jonathan Willcocks

*Ron Lanzarotta – SD42 Aboriginal Education

REPORTS

-SUPERINTENDENT

-TRUSTEE

-MRTA

-CUPE

-DSAC

-TREASURER

OLD BUSINESS

-Save the Date: May 26th PAC Appreciation Dinner @6pm MRSS – SOLOS presentation

– June 16th AGM to be hosted by Alouette

 

NEW BUSINESS

-DPAC executive elections held at AGM so nominations packages are available now (all positions open) – new people needed to fill executive positions!

-Repeat Street

 

PAC SHARING/UPCOMING EVENTS

-BME hosting a Spring Market May 14th

-Whonnock hosting a Spring Craft Fair May 28th

-Webster’s Corner garage sale April 30th

-Yennadon Event June 11th

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

NEXT MEETING

THURSDAY, May 26th @6PM   MRSS

(RSVP will be required for this event – details have been emailed)

PAC Appreciation Dinner & SOLOS presentation

DPAC executive Nominations Package 2016

7 Apr

DPAC EXECUTIVE Nominations

Bus Cancellation Meeting

5 Apr
Those of us affected by the school board decision to cancel the school buses are holding a public forum/meeting this Thursday April 7th at Whonnock Lake Community Centre.
Although this school bus cancellation only currently affects 360 students and 250 families, it is the only means of transportation to school for many. There is little or no transit in the areas where the school buses run. It may not mean anything to people in other parts of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, but is it a life line for those of us in the rural areas. Please pass this information along to anyone who is affected by this. We need more voices to fight this school bus cancellation.

 

Agenda – March 10th

8 Mar

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows SD42

District Parent Advisory Committee

Agenda

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

 

 

WELCOME

Thank you to Fairview for hosting tonight

 

INTRODUCTIONS

Principal’s remarks: Catharine Watkins

 

SPECIAL GUESTS:

*Pinnacle Pursuits – Jonathan Willcocks

*Ron Lanzarotta – SD42 Aboriginal Education

 

REPORTS

-SUPERINTENDENT

 

-TRUSTEE

 

-MRTA

 

-CUPE

 

-DSAC

 

-TREASURER

 

OLD BUSINESS

-Save the Date: May 26th PAC Appreciation Dinner @6pm MRSS – SOLOS presentation

– June 16th AGM to be hosted by Alouette

 

NEW BUSINESS

-Project Love idea

-DPAC executive elections held at AGM so nominations packages will be coming out in May (all positions open)

 

PAC SHARING/UPCOMING EVENTS

-Wild Play familiarization tour March 30th @ 10am – free to attend

-Alouette Addictions Parent Forum – THSS April 27th 6-8pm

-BME hosting a craft fair May 14th (vendors wanted)

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

NEXT MEETING

THURSDAY, April 28th @7PM    Yennadon

Greg Moore Centre

January 28th Minutes

31 Jan

                                                                DPAC meeting – January 28th, 2016

In Attendance:

Kim Dumore      Margaret Snow          Tina Collinson       Kirsten Juneja

Nicole Bowden     Natasha Bowman       Jill Ogloff       Jodi Murphy

Deanna Lackey    Misa Van Der Mey       Nicole Lewthwaite      Joshua Nicholas

Sylvia Russell    Karen Kuxhouse      Sabrina Mattson      Kylie Wilcott

Jill Constable      Kristi Blakeway     Stacey Burke     Raewyn Hewitt

Mike Murray     Susan Carr      Nathalie Currie        Dana Bates

Courtney Connor

Welcome: Kim gave thanks to Harry Hooge for hosting us.

Kristi Blakeway (Principal)-415 students, Strong Start, Media Club (tech and school news focus), Music, lots of sports teams and activities, Art Club, Knights for Change (community focus of giving back), buddy program; 2 goals (self regulation and student inquiry); new furniture allows for different styles of learning, Zones of Regulation room, Mindfulness club, youth worker, PAC support; 365 Give (Giving Tree represents the ways students/classes give to each other)

Rick Bulter (Wild Play)-10 parks across Canada; working with the District to promote fitness for youth; Familiarization tours for PACs coming in March – free event – further details to follow; have a 3 part lesson plan/activities for teachers that ties into the new curriculum; year end event activities are booking up already rbutler@wildplay.com

Kristi Blakeway (Happiness)-science of happiness (what determines happiness – genetics 40% , actions/thoughts 40%, external circumstances 10%); Shawn Achor –The Happiness Advantage, researcher on happiness; impact of happiness on others; parenting ideas: random acts of kindness, who did you help today, 5 happy thoughts, volunteer, exercise together; 21 day challenge (practice gratitude for 21 days to see the effects); welcome slips (instead of late slips), “spot a give” week…

Wendy (Bodhi Natural Food Market)-clean eating grocer and deli business in the community; looking to branch out and work with PACs to provide clean lunch program for kids; cost would be slightly higher than other sources, but they are willing to work with schools to put together a hot lunch menu

-please contact at  info@bodhinaturalmarket.com or call 604.380.3831

Superintendent’s Report (Sylvia Russell):

-Student Forum held yesterday, 200 students out at Swan-e-set, gathering input from students on what makes school inclusive, passionate, caring places to learn

-District is now fully in the process of proposing a new school in Albion, together with the City of MR, as the facility could include a neighbourhood facility; 2 public consultation workshops coming up Feb. 10 at Albion 6-8:30, Feb 25 at SRT 6-8:30

-Feb. 19 first curriculum implementation training day for teachers

-DPAC has been working with schools to implement a breakfast program; early results show that kids are benefiting and the program is growing

-also working on an emergency plan, particularly each school having an exterior storage bin to keep all the supplies to care for kids in a ‘rough camping’ type situation; individual schools will be working with their PACs to determine what can be donated, what they have already, and what needs to be purchased

Trustee report : (Mike Murray, Susan Carr)
-really embracing the idea of engaging students more in the process of planning for their education activities (Student Forum, students speaking at Budget meeting, visits to schools)

-budget review and planning phase, meeting last week had input from all the partner groups; provincial budget in Feb. will determine what direction our SD42 budget will take this year

MRTA report: (no rep present)

– please direct any questions you may have about the new curriculum to DPAC and we will forward along to the MRTA

CUPE report (Karen Kuxhouse)

-glad to be present at the meeting

DSAC report : (Courtney Connor, Joshua Nicholas)

-great feedback from the Student Forum; students from all areas of the school system represented

-COR project for DSAC year end event – ‘365 Give’ creator coming to be the keynote speaker

-coins for kids raised over $3064 which was a fantastic success!

-very pleased to be included in the budget process (4 kids were able to speak about how budget affects them)

-will be looking for adults from DPAC to help with the COR project

-‘Model UN’ event was attended by some students in our district (very enjoyable learning experience for kids)

DPAC Report (Kim Dumore):

-Save the Date May 26th PAC Appreciation Dinner @MRSS 6pm

-breakfast program growing; contact kids@friendsneedfood.com

-no plans to change the grading system in high school; some individual teachers may approach their grading in different ways but no official change to the system in place now

-PAC resource sharing program is being explored

-still need a school to host our June 16th meeting

Treasurer’s Report (Deanna Lackey):

Regular account: $5669.72

Gaming account: $3528.15

PAC sharing:

-Harry Hooge Winter Carnival February 12 5-8pm

-Strong Kids Team -March 7th 6-9:30 at the ACT; free event for parents, focusing on the topics of interest recently indicated in a survey that are a top priority for parents (mental health, addictions, social media)

Meeting adjourned at 8:55 pm

Next meeting: TBA

(Due to a conflict with the Public Consultation Workshop on the 25th,

we are rescheduling our meeting to another night. As soon as we determine the

details we will pass along the information to you.)