NVPAC NEWS

January 2019

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR PARENTS & PACS

NVPAC is hosting Jocelyn Hewson, North Shore Schools Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, who will be offering a presentation that is a combination of both personal emergency preparedness, as well as a brief overview of what the schools have in place for emergency preparedness plans. It is important for parents and PACs to understand the different responsibilities, and also helpful for PAC representatives to understand the importance of the PAC for funding and organizing emergency supplies.


All parents, PAC Chairs, DPAC reps or designates are welcome. Please share with your parent communities. A poster is available for promotional purposes.


Wednesday, January 30 at 7:00 pm

5th Floor, Education Services Centre

2121 Lonsdale Avenue

UPCOMING NVPAC GENERAL MEETINGS

NVPAC General meeting dates for 2018/2019

(5th Floor, Education Services Centre, 2121 Lonsdale Ave - Wednesdays at 7:00pm)


January 30, 2019 - Emergency Preparedness for Parents & PACS

*** stand alone event on VAPING to be scheduled soon***

February 27, 2019 - NVSD Budget Conversation

April 24, 2019 - Curriculum & Communicating Student Learning (report cards)

May 29, 2019 - AGM

OPPORTUNITY FOR INPUT - NVSD BUDGET

Throughout the year NVPAC receives many enquiries from parents regarding spending and allocations in the North Vancouver School District. Each year the NVSD has a budget process and NVPAC encourages parents to become involved in this process. NVPAC has the opportunity to provide their top three budget priorities at the April 2nd Finance and Facilities Public Standing Committee Meeting. Parents will be given five opportunities to be involved and provide their feedback:


  • attend the Finance and Facilities Public Standing Committee meeting on February 5 to hear staff present and discuss issues and opportunities related to the development of the 2019/2020 Preliminary Budget;
  • submit email comments to the NVSD between February 6 and March 15 to budgetcomments@sd44.ca;
  • attend the NVPAC General Meeting on February 28 for a conversation around the school district budget with a goal to developing our top three budget priorities;
  • PACs can forward their priorities to chair@northvanpac.org;
  • attend the Standing Committee Meeting on April 7 for presentation of partner groups' top three priorities.


We look forward to hearing from you..

BCCPAC Conference & AGM

MAY 3-5 IN RICHMOND


NVPAC encourages PACs who are registered/members of BCCPAC to send a delegate to the Annual General meeting. Confirm your BCCPAC registration/membership status. More information will be available in the spring.


Deadlines for nominations to the board and for special resolutions is coming up! More information here. Keep an eye out for proxy information, if you are unable to attend, members of the NVPAC can take your PAC proxy..

NVPAC EXECUTIVE

​Amanda Nichol (Co-chair)
Debra Dennehy (Co-chair)
Lorie Barton (Secretary)
Jacquie Kydd (Treasurer)
Peter Chin (Member at Large)
Theresa Duvall (Member at Large)