Tuesday, October 27, 2015

REMINDER!!!  First NVPAC General Meeting of the 2015-2016 school year.  

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28, 2015 7 pm at the Education Services Centre (2121 Lonsdale)
LIMITED parking is available in the underground garage, entrance of 21st St.  
Nearby transit stops are serviced by the 229, 230, 232, 241, 242, and N24 buses.

ALL PARENTS are welcome, not just DPAC reps.

DETAILED AGENDA and bios of our presenters are HERE on our MEETINGS PAGE

We will be finalizing our budget for the upcoming school year, and will receive updates on BCCPAC memberships.

We are honored to present our GUEST SPEAKERS, Petra Willemse, Bryan Hughes and some of their students (Anatolia Floe, Nash Jacoe, Spencer McCoach, Tylo Roberts, and Teva Zanker) from the Performance Learning Program who will be presenting

  "Leveraging Technology to Reach all Learners."

Presented by both a public school classroom teacher and a teacher librarian, presenters will share their pedagogy and methodology for using technology to meet the demands of the ever-shifting landscape that is education today.

By looking at examples of student projects, see how technology is being used in an inquiry and project-based learning environment to challenge all learners and create limitless learning opportunities.

Parents will leave with an understanding of how technology can be used in a meaningful way by educators to engage and empower students to take their learning to new heights.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

2015/2016 School Year is here!

NVPAC is excited to welcome new executives this year from our AGM elections in May:
Carol Sartor (Communictions) and Kulvir Mann (Member-at-large) come to us with an extensive history working on PAC executives and committees, most recently both have been involved in the Safe Routes Advocates.  Tanya Lahulek is also one of our newest executives and comes to us from Westview to fill a Member-at-large position.  We are still looking for a SECRETARY, please contact us if you or someone you know might be interested!

Executives continuing on this year include:
Amanda Nichol (Chair)
Heather Skuse (Vice-Chair)
Jane Lagden Holborne (Past Chair)
Homa Sorooshi (Treasurer)
Debra Dennehy (Registrar & BCCPAC rep)
Karen Nordqquist (Program Facilitator)
David Whitehead (Member-at-large)
Susanne Till (Member-at-large)

Our first GENERAL MEETING of the year has been schedule for WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28, 2015 at the Education Services Centre at 7 pm.  Petra Willemse from Seycove's Performance Learning Program is presenting on TECHNOLOGY.  An exciting presentation with teachers and students on Leveraging Technology to Reach All Learners.

The NEW CURRICULUM continues to be a major topic of discussion and we are looking at ways to provide information and answer some of the questions parents may have.  Stay tuned and as we get more information or find links that offer reliable and useful information for parents, we will post them here.

We are also looking at updating our website and are hopeful that we will be able to launch it by the end of October.  Until then, we are compiling resources to help make it great.  Our new Communications Representative Carol Sartor is working away at an even more user-friendly version.

There are a number of upcoming dates in October that may be of interest:
The Carson Graham Family of Schools is presenting Sharon Selby on Emotional Resiliency on Wednesday October 7 at Queen Mary 7-830pm  More information can be found HERE:


For October at the School District, the Board of Education Standing Committee is happening on Tuesday October 13, 7 pm at the Education Services Centre and is open to the public.  The PUBLIC Board meeting is happening on Tuesday October 20, 7pm, also at the Education Services Centre

Of course Thanksgiving is Monday October 12 and there is a Province Wide non-instructional day planned for Friday October 23.

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More to come,
Amanda Nichol
Chair, North Vancouver PAC