Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Welcome to School Year 2010/11

Reminder to North Van PAC Chairs and DPAC Reps:
If you haven't already provided updated contact information of new Chairs and DPAC Reps, please email with your name, role and email address. Thank you.

Dates of Note:
NVPAC First General Meeting, Thursday October 21st, 7:00 pm
Leo Mashall Curriculum Centre, 810 West 21st Street, North Van

Education & Programs Standing Committee
(open to public, general discussions on district programs & curriculum)
Tuesday Oct 5, Cleveland School
Check for more details.

Does your school have a walking School Bus?
NVPAC would like to share your knowledge with other PACs in the District who are currently trying to start new programs. If you have information to help other schools, please email or add your comments to our blog.

FoodSafe UPDATE Sept 23:
Reminder that for lunch programs and PAC fundraising where food is involved, at least one on-site parent is required to have FoodSafe certification. FoodSafe Grants Available from NVPAC - please email for full details.

For general volunteers that are helping around food, a new free online course will give then some basic food safety information. This is not a requirement but good general info, details from Victoria:
VICTORIA - The Province has launched a new self-guided online course on how to safely handle and prepare food so you can reduce the risk of food-borne illnesses caused by contamination, announced Ida Chong, Minister of Healthy Living and Sport. The web-based, interactive course will benefit people who prepare food in work, community and home environments, where it is not always necessary for them to hold a food training certificate. It's available in multiple languages at, as well as on DVD. A short video about the course led by Kendall is available at
Ed. Note: This program does not replace FoodSafe certification, which is still required for at least one parent at each food related event.