DPAC Summit Presentations posted online, Volunteers Needed for Committees


Membership Update
 RE: DPAC Summit Presentations, Volunteers Needed for Committees

The DPAC Summit is an opportunity for DPAC representatives, BCCPAC and the Ministry of Education to connect and dialogue. DPAC representatives were able to voice provincial and regional concerns parents have from across the province. We look forward to seeing more parent leaders and parents at the Spring Conference!

Our 2017 DPAC Summit was held November 24 & 25 in Richmond and was another resounding success.  DPAC representative heard from a number of presentations on current and emerging topics in BC education:

  • BCPSEA 101
  • Bursaries, Scholarships & Transcript Services
  • The Parent Portal – Using MyEdBC to Support Learning and Communication with Parents
  • Inclusive Education – Overview and Next Steps
  • Deputy Minister of Education presents to BCCPAC
  • Conversation on Playground Funding
  • Ministry of Education – Supporting Students of All Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities
  • SOGI 123 – Parent Perspective
  • BCCPAC Aboriginal Parent Engagement Committee

Connecting with each other, with education partners and the ability to gain a deeper understanding of topics within public education are key to being effective parent leaders. We’ve now posted all the presentations online which means if you weren’t able to attend the Summit, you can still access and share the information. Help inform your parent communities by sharing the link and the presentations.
There were many discussions during the Summit which BCCPAC Board members will be following up on in the coming weeks. This week, on Wednesday November 29th, we emailed members our FAQ: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) in BC Education. We will continue to communicate more information over the coming months.
One item which we hope to improve is member/parent participation in our committees and working groups. We are currently seeking parent volunteers to work on the following topics:

  • Inclusion
    • Complex Learners
    • SOGI
    • Aboriginal Parent Engagement
  • Website Redesign
  • Constitution & Bylaws
  • Resolutions Acceptance Committee
  • PAC/DPAC/Parent Resources
    • Leadership Manual
    • Self-Advocacy Resources

If you are interested in participating in one of these committees, please email info@bccpac.bc.ca
We look forward to more opportunities to engage and learn together!
Your BCCPAC Board Team

Unit C, 2288 Elgin Avenue
Port Coquitlam, BC  V3C 2B2

(604) 474-0524

Webinar – “in the know” – Social Skills Support for Children

November “in the know” session, a brand new webinar called “Social Skills Support for Children Living with Mental Health Challenges”. There will be lots very practical advice for helping children and youth navigate social situations. This webinar should provide some excellent tips and ideas that may help them.
in the know
Tuesday, November 29
6:30 – 8:30
Boardroom at New Westminster Children’s Centre

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: