Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

 PAC Executive

2021-22

Linda Piroddi (Chairperson)
Meiling Brain (Treasurer)
Rachel Griffith (Secretary)
Tanya Riggs (Fundraising Coordinator)
Vacant (DPAC rep)

 Contact PAC

 lloydgeorgepac@gmail.com

 PAC Meeting Agenda & Minutes

* Note: Date change

Next PAC Meeting: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Zoom link will be sent

 


2020-2021 PAC Meeting Agenda & Minutes

February 2021

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

2019-2020 PAC Meeting Agenda & Minutes

June 2020

February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019 Newsletter

2018-2019 PAC Meeting Agenda & Minutes

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

February 2019

January 2019

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

 2017-2018 PAC Meeting Agenda & Minutes

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

 PAC Hot Lunch

 See Meals Program for Set Up and a link to the hotlunches.net website

 

Parent Engagement Sessions 2021-2022

 

School District No. 73 is happy to share with you the following Parent Engagement evenings to be offered during the
2021-2022 school year. These events will be added to the district calendar and will be promoted through our social
media channels. Each month, the information will also be emailed directly to DPAC. All sessions will be on Zoom with
the hope of moving to in-person sessions in 2022. Parents and community members must sign up in order to receive
the Zoom link.


Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
6:30 – 8:30pm
Social Media Awareness: Establishing Safe, Caring and Respectful Digital Communities
(90-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A)
As a parent, you lead the charge as a digital role model. Help your child develop a strong digital citizenship foundation
while reminding them that their digital tattoo reflects their real and online selves. Your child in Middle/High School has
now entered the peak of their digital media lives where cell phone ownership doubles, video game use explodes, and
social media use becomes problematic. Parents have an important role to play in providing support and guidance
during critical periods. This session will cover recommendations for family rules, parental controls, family tech plans, as
well as suggestions for monitoring your tween/teen’s digital life. A snapshot of current trends and concerning apps will
be provided to equip you in your digital parenting strategy. Register HERE (the zoom link will be sent the day before
the session).


Wednesday, November 24th, 2021
6:30 – 8:00pm
The Askable Adult: How do you talk to your kids about Inclusive Sexual Health
Presented by Kristin Gilbert, Director of Education at Options for Sexual Health, Canada’s largest non-profit provider
of sexual health services. As a sex-ed teacher, Kristen delivers comprehensive sexual health education to students of
all ages in a wide variety of school settings. Kristen leads the Options Sexual Health Educator Certification (SHEC)
program as well as Options vibrant professional training programs providing support for education and health
professionals who wish to develop their capacity to connect confidently with clients about their sexual health and
sexual well-being.
Talking to your children about sexuality and reproduction can be difficult for parents/caregivers. This program takes
parents/caregivers through exercises to discover why they might feel uncomfortable talking about sex with their
children, and provides strategies for parents on how to overcome these feelings. Parents will also look at how to begin
discussions and how to share information with children in a clear and understandable way. You will gain insight into:
- What kind of sexual health information is needed at various ages
- How to handle your child’s questions
- What kinds of words to use
- How to discuss feelings, emotions, and your family’s values
- Exploring your own personal beliefs around sensitive topics

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
6:30 – 8:00pm
Sometimes it is Really Tough Parenting an Anxious Child (Elementary School Aged Focus)
Presented by Mental Health Clinicians Jocelyn Campbell and Jenna Ewert
At times, everyone has anxiety but for some children, anxiety can be overwhelming and an obstacle to enjoying kid
activities like going to school, joining after school programs, having fun with friends, and trying new things.
In this one-and-a-half-hour session, SD73 Mental Health Clinicians will provide anxiety 101 information and some tools
that can help at home. There will be opportunity to ask questions as well as help navigating community resources for
support.


Thursday, January 20th, 2022
6:30 – 8:00pm
Teen Anxiety & Depression
Presented by Mental Health Clinicians Jocelyn Campbell and Jenna Ewert
Are you wondering if your tween/teenager is possibly struggling with anxiety or depression? It is sometimes hard to
know and often overlooked. When daily functioning and mood concerns are becoming a regular part of your teen’s life,
perhaps it is time to be curious about their mental health.
In this one-and-a-half-hour session, SD73 Mental Health Clinicians will discuss anxiety and depression basics with a
focus on how they present in teenagers. Starting with a basic understanding of anxiety and depression, the focus will
then shift to effective ways to provide assistance and some tools your teen may try. There will be opportunity to ask
questions as well as help navigating community resources for support.


Thursday, January 27th, 2022
6:30 – 8:30pm
Understanding Indigenous Principles of Learning Series 1
Presented by the District Aboriginal Resource Team
With the increased inclusion of First People's content in the changing BC curriculum, there is a need to incorporate
these perspectives in the classroom at all levels. This series will look at how this might look in your child's classroom in
the areas of understanding local land, title, governance, math, science, and careers. Also, the vision for local
Secwépemc language in schools moving forward. It will also provide parents with tips on how to advocate and support
these curricular changes at home and in the community.

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022
7:00 – 8:00pm
What’s Going On With The New Math?
Presented by Amanda Russet, Numeracy Coordinator
The math my child is bringing home looks different than when I went to school, so what are they learning? Why is math
taught differently? And how do I know how my child is doing? In this session, we will look at these questions and how
you can support your child in their learning journey.


Thursday, February 17th, 2022
6:30 – 8:30pm
Understanding Indigenous Principles of Learning Series 2
Presented by the District Aboriginal Resource Team
With the increased inclusion of First People's content in the changing BC curriculum, there is a need to incorporate
these perspectives in the classroom at all levels. This series will look at how this might look in your child's classroom in
the areas of understanding local land, title, governance, math, science, and careers. Also, the vision for local
Secwépemc language in schools moving forward. It will also provide parents with tips on how to advocate and support
these curricular changes at home and in the community.


Monday, March 14th, 2022
6:00 – 7:00pm
Your Child and the New Competency Based IEP… Coming Soon!
Presented by Pam Gurney, Inclusive Education Services Coordinator
Does your child have an Inclusive Education Plan (IEP)? If so, then this session is for you! School District No.73 is
rolling out competency-based IEPs in September 2022. Learn how competency-based IEPs are similar and yet
different from the current IEP being used. You will also learn more about how you, the parent/guardian, will be a
significant stakeholder in the development of the new competency-based IEP process.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022
6:30 – 8:30pm
Trauma, Resilience, and Navigating Reconciliation
Presented by Kevin Lamoureux, University of Winnipeg and former Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth
and Reconciliation. Co‐Author of 'Ensouling Our Schools'
Dr. Kevin Lamoureux is a renowned Indigenous author and former Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth
and Reconciliation. Dr. Lamoureux will be addressing the concept and understanding of reconciliation and what that
looks in the Canadian landscape. As well, he will be touching on the role of trauma and resiliency for children and
families in the current public school system.


Thursday, April 28th, 2022
6:30 – 8:30pm
Parent Involvement Strategies
Presented by SD73 Indigenous Family Voices for Education Parent Group ‐ Roxane Letterlough (facilitator)
Research has shown that student engagement is directly impacted by parent engagement. This session will provide
parents with ideas and tips on simple ways Indigenous parents can get involved with their school that will make big
differences and how the SD73 Indigenous Family Voices for Education can support them.


Thursday, May 19th, 2022
6:30 – 8:30pm
Understanding Indigenous Principles of Learning Series 3
Presented by the District Aboriginal Resource Team
With the increased inclusion of First People's content in the changing BC curriculum, there is a need to incorporate
these perspectives in the classroom at all levels. This series will look at how this might look in your child's classroom in
the areas of understanding local land, title, governance, math, science, and careers. Also, the vision for local
Secwépemc language in schools moving forward. It will also provide parents with tips on how to advocate and support
these curricular changes at home and in the community.


TBA May 2022
Discovery Ed
Presented by Morgan Whitehouse, Science Coordinator

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