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

$30 for you and $30 for the PAC from SPUD.CA


This code will allow the USER to received $30 off an order of $70 or more from SPUD.CA and they donate ANOTHER $30 to the PAC!!!  This code can be used once by each user.  Pass it along for more savings to the PAC!

The $30 may not be used to purchase a fundraising box with another $5 going to the PAC.  The fundraising box has to be purchased in addition to the $30 from the coupon.

See below for more information:

Dear QQ Community,

Have you been looking for a great way to get local, organic produce delivered to your home economically?

SPUD.CA will donate $5 for each fundraising box ordered when Qayqayt is identified in the check-out process.

They deliver FREE to New West on Thursdays provided the order total exceeds $35 (the cost of 1 box).

They have groceries and other items to purchase in addition to the fundraising boxes.

The deliveries can be made to apartments, houses and businesses.

All of Spud.ca‘s boxes are guaranteed to last 8 hours outside of refrigeration regardless of their contents – even if they have frozen meat or produce!

They have a variety of packing techniques that can ensure freshness – ice, dry ice, insulated packages and so forth.

If there are ever any issues with quality, they also have a 100% guarantee for all products.

Please see attached flyer for additional information.

Any questions, please contact chair@qqpac.ca.


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

Art Card Orders Due Wed Nov 1

Your child should have come home with a drawing and order form for the 2nd Annual  ArtCard Fundraiser.  This was very successful last year and we heard lots of great feedback about the quality of the merchandise.  There is an option to order items made from the art work /and or from pictures. Each images needs its own order form.  If you need a second order form to accommodate another art image or picture,  please see attached.   Please make cheques out to Qayqayt PAC.

Any questions contact chair@qqpac.ca.

Thank you for your support.


2017 order form gst and pst includedPRINT

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.