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:


Bus Service or Walking School Bus to Qayqayt and Glenbrook?

Happy August everyone! If you are interested in possible bus service or a walking school bus to Qayqayt Elementary and Glenbrook Middle School, read on…

If we have enough kids from QQ and Glenbrook interested in taking a bus, we could put together a route and share the costs among more kids. The cost of the FRMS service, for a full bus of 54, is on the order of $75/month. So cost would be something like that.

And there might be folks that are interested in commuting together either via car or a walking school bus.  A walking school bus is a group of kids (with adult supervision for the younger grades) that go to school together.  Because they are in a bigger group they are more visible to drivers and are safer with a buddy system in place.

Backstory: We have been trying to get a shuttle from Fraser River Middle School to Glenbrook but just don’t have enough numbers. Ideally we’d have about 50 people interested in order to make a cost effective run for Lynch Bus. Currently, Fraser River Middle School PAC is running a bus from Connaught, Tweeds and Kelvin to FRMS. A few QQ alumni picked that bus up at FRMS and rode it to GMS in the morning and in reverse in the evening. It is delaying the FRMS bus’ departure from FRMS in the afternoon so the FRMS PAC is not going to let us share that bus anymore.

If you or someone you know might be interested in a bus service or commuting together or starting a walking school bus from anywhere in the city, please email with details – how many kids, rides to, from what neighborhood.  It  takes time to set this up with Lynch, so please email as soon as possible.  Thanks.

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