DPAC General Meeting: Cannabis Legalization & Schools
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

DPAC General Meeting: Cannabis Legalization & Schools

As part of DPAC's General Meeting on January 24th, there will be a presentation for VSB parents and guardians on the what the legalization of cannabis means for our kids and for schools.

Presenters include Selma Smith, VSB District Principal, Student Support: Support for Social Emotional Learning and VSB's SACY (Supporting And Connecting Youth - Substance Use Health Promotion Initiative) staff

More details will be posted as they are finalized.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please bring your own water bottle or non-alcoholic beverage.

All parents and guardians in the Vancouver school district are welcome to attend. Please contact chair@vancouverdpac.org or register with Eventbrite at least 48 hours ahead of time if you require childcare for this meeting.

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Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Anxiety in Children & Youth

DPAC hosting a 2nd presentation of VCH Child and Youth Mental Health Service’s workshop - Anxiety in Children and Youth

The goal of this workshop is to help caregivers recognize anxiety in their child or youth, and to learn strategies to support them. The facilitator will provide information about school and community resources, and w here/how to access supports and services. A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to Q + A.

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DPAC General Meeting: Supporting Caregivers of Students with Diverse Learning Needs
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

DPAC General Meeting: Supporting Caregivers of Students with Diverse Learning Needs

As part of DPAC's General Meeting on February 28th, there will be a session on supporting students with diverse needs and their parents/caregivers.

BCCPAC’s presentation will include:

  • How PACs and DPAC can help support parents;

  • The understanding that all students have the right of a quality education;

  • That parents have rights;

  • That there is a process and protocol within the school district when seeking assistance/resolution; and

  • Resources parents should be aware of

More details will be posted as they are finalized.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please bring your own water bottle or non-alcoholic beverage.

All parents and guardians in the Vancouver school district are welcome to attend. Please contact chair@vancouverdpac.org or register with Eventbrite at least 48 hours ahead of time if you require childcare for this meeting.

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DPAC General Meeting: Redesigned Curriculum
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

DPAC General Meeting: Redesigned Curriculum

As part of DPAC's General Meeting on November 22nd, there will be a presentation for VSB parents and guardians on the Redesigned Curriculum. This follows up on last year's "Educational Transformation: What does the new curriculum mean for your children?" presentation by Suzanne Hoffman, Superintendent, VSB and Jan Unwin, Superintendent of Graduation and Student Transitions, Ministry of Education (podcast here)

This years presenters are VSB staff:

- Rob Schindel, Associate Superintendent

- Aaron Davis, Director of Instruction

- Richard Zerbe, Director of Instruction

Bring your questions and thoughts about the new curriculum, reporting, and assessments.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please bring your own water bottle or non-alcoholic beverage.

All parents and guardians in the Vancouver school district are welcome to attend. Please contact chair@vancouverdpac.org or register with Eventbrite at least 48 hours ahead of time if you require childcare for this meeting.

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ADHD Parent Workshop
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

ADHD Parent Workshop

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is one of the most common behavioural disorders of childhood. It usually causes difficulties with a child or youth's functioning at school, at home, in extra-curricular activities, and when interacting with friends.

Curious to learn more? Join us as Dr Candice Murray and Dr. Daphné Dokis, registered psychologists with the Provincial ADHD Program, share:

  • What is ADHD?

  • How does ADHD impact learning?

  • School strategies for ADHD, and

  • Advocating for children with ADHD

All parents and caregivers of VSB students are welcome to attend. While registration isn't required, it is appreciated to ensure sufficient space and materials are provided. Register here.

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DPAC Trustee Candidate Forum
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

DPAC Trustee Candidate Forum

This is the chance for parents and guardians of VSB students to hear and question the candidates running for Vancouver School Board in the October 20th Municipal Election. Reporter Tracy Sherlock will be moderating.

All 33 trustee candidates have been invited to attend and sent a questionnaire to complete prior to this event (responses will be posted on our website).

This event is open to all parents and caregivers of VSB students and free of charge. Seating is limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Sir Charles Tupper Secondary - cafeteria
419 East 24th Ave. (Accessible parking and entrance via the school parking lot on East 23rd off Prince Edward.)

Draft outline of evening:

  • 6:00 - doors open

  • 6:30 - Welcome by Shaun Kalley, DPAC chair

  • 6:40 - Tracy Sherlock questions the candidates

  • ~8:00 - World cafe style section with candidates going from table to table answering parent/guardian questions

  • 9:00 - Forum over

  • 9:30 - doors locked

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Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

SACY Workshop "Engaging Parents at the Secondary School Level"

Come to a relaxed and interactive session with SACY parent engagement facilitators to discuss innovative ways to engage folks with their schools. We’ll explore what’s working across the district to build parent-school engagement and how that contributes to social, emotional and academic success of students at secondary school. 

Register: www.SACY.eventbrite.ca

All parents and caregivers welcome.

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DPAC General Meeting (VSB Budget)
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

DPAC General Meeting (VSB Budget)

As part of DPAC's General Meeting on April 12th, there will be a presentation and input session for VSB parents and guardians on VSB's budget for 2018/19.

This presentation will be co-presented by:

* J. David Green - Secretary-Treasurer, Vancouver School Board
* Lisa Landry - Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, Vancouver School Board

Bring all your questions, suggestions and priorities.

All parents and guardians in the Vancouver school district are welcome to attend. Please contact vicechair@vancouverdpac.org at least 48 hours ahead of time if you require childcare for this meeting.

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DPAC General Meeting
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

DPAC General Meeting

Room 180 at the VSB (1580 West Broadway).  Agenda TBD.

As part of DPAC's General Meeting on February 22nd, there will be a presentation for VSB parents and guardians on the new Curriculum titled "Educational Transformation: What does the new curriculum mean for your children?"

We are thrilled to announce that this presentation will be co-presented by:

Jan Unwin - Superintendent of Graduation and Transitions, Ministry of Education; and

Suzanne Hoffman - Superintendent, Vancouver School Board, former Superintendent of Learning, Ministry of Education

All parents and guardians in the Vancouver school district are welcome to attend. Please contact vicechair@vancouverdpac.org at least 48 hours ahead of time if you require childcare for this meeting.
 

This event will also be broadcast for those parents unable to attend in person.

The link to access the broadcast webinar is here

To test if your device is ready, you may click here.

During this session, the presenters will be using an audience participation tool called Slido = (http://www.sli.do). Starting February 17th, You may test if your device will work by simply clicking the link and entering E035 in the # box and click Join.  You may answer our Olympic medal poll, or you may enter a question for the presenters to consider prior or during the presentation.

Starting at 6 pm, there will be limited tech support by phone COMING SOON

"We acknowledge that we are on the shared traditional unceded  territories of the Coast Salish peoples and the Musqueam, Squamish, Sto:lo, and TsleilWaututh Nations... and for this we are thankful.”

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DPAC General Meeting (PAC 101)
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

DPAC General Meeting (PAC 101)

Room 180 at the VSB (1580 West Broadway).

Topic: PAC 101

Presenters: Nathan Wilkes and Rob Peregoodoff

All parents and guardians in the Vancouver school district are welcome.  Please contact us at chair@vancouverdpac.org at least 48 hours ahead of time if you require childcare for this meeting.

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