SD40 and UBC Counseling Services

Free Individual counseling services provided by UBC Graduate students under the supervision of faculty.  The flyer notes that family counseling is available, but unfortunately that was an error and it is not available at this time.  Individual sessions are video-taped for training purposes.  If you are interested in receiving this free service, please contact the number on the flyer and get on the waiting list which is currently about 4 weeks.

Fall PAC Lunch

Hello Qayqayt Parents!

The October 30, Fall PAC Lunch is now open for ordering. Orders can be made online through the Munch a Lunch website or by paper order form found at the office.  Deadline for October PAC Lunch is Wednesday, October 25th.

Family Food Review Survey

Dear QQ Community,

SD40 has been amazed by the number of family surveys that have been filled out; 1,158 to date!  But we’d still like to hear from more people as that represents about 15% response rate.  This is a survey that helps SD40 know where interest is in providing healthy meal programs at school.

September 29 was to have been the last day for responses, but we are extending it to October 4th in the hope we can get some more feedback from some areas of the District that are underrepresented.

Link for the Food Review Survey for families:


DPAC AGM June 19, 2017

Below are the May meeting minutes and the June meeting agenda for DPAC.  District PAC.  This is the ‘PAC’ for all the schools in New West.  There is a representative from each school that attends these meetings.

See below for the role descriptions for the DPAC executive.  Our Past DPAC Chair, Beth Ott, will be facilitating the DPAC executive elections tomorrow night.  Please consider running for a position or nominating someone.  
The Chair may
  •  speak on behalf of the council
  •  consult with council members
  •  preside at membership and executive meetings
  •  ensure that an agenda is prepared
  •  appoint committees where authorized by the membership or
  • executive
  •  ensure that the council is represented in school and district
  • activities
  •  ensure that council activities are aimed at achieving the purposes
  • set out in the constitution
  • be a signing officer

The ViceChair may

  •  support the president
  •  assume the duties of the president in the president’s absence or
  • upon request
  •  assist the president in the performance of his or her duties
  •  accept extra duties as required
  •  be a DPAC representative
  •  be a signing officer 

    The Secretary may 

  • ensure that members are notified of meetings
  •  record and file minutes of all meetings
  •  keep an accurate copy of the constitution and bylaws, and make copies available to members upon request
  • prepare and maintain other documentation as requested by the membership or executive
  •  issue and receive correspondence on behalf of the council
  •  ensure safekeeping of all records of the council
  •  DPAC—keep an accurate record of PAC representatives
  • may be a signing officer

    The Treasurer may
  •  be a signing officer
  •  ensure all funds of the council are properly accounted for
  •  disburse funds as authorized by the membership or executive
  •  ensure that proper financial records and books of account are
  • maintained
  •  report on all receipts and disbursements at general and executive
  • meetings
  •  make financial records and books of account available to
  • members upon request 

Last meeting this year is Monday 26 June 2017 at  7PM at E’Cole Glenbrook.
Karon Trenaman is the current New Westminster DPAC Chair