***Year in Review ***

Horgan Fleming Allen capital announcement 64M_Apr18Rally_kidsSSC3Rally_parent tableBCCPAC 2017

KTan Horgan Fleming Portables at Tweed SBOT Presentation Starchuk Larsen DPAC

Fleming SBOTHorgan KTan LGarner Surrey Cares Foundation AwardAward_Surrey Cares

NEW    ***2017-18 DPAC Annual Report ***  NEW

2018-19 DPAC Calendar (subject to change)

  • 2018:
  • September 26
  • October 16 – Board of Education Candidates Meeting
  • October 24 – PAC/ Finance 101
  • November 28
  • 2019:
  • January 30
  • February 27
  • April 24
  • May 22 –AGM/ Election

                             ***School Construction Announcements and Progress ***

See capital projects announcements (Jan 26, 2017 & Mar 28, 2017, Dec 7, 2017, April 30, 2018) and at-a-glance Surrey school construction projects progress chart and other project details.

***Surrey DPAC Written Submissions during 2017-18 ***

  1. Submission to Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services: Budget 2018 Consultations
  2. Letter to K-12 Education Funding Model Review Committee and attachments (Backgrounder: Growth and Case for New Schools;
  3. Surrey DPAC Resolutions to BCCPAC AGM to be held on May 5 – 6, 2018 in Richmond; (can be found in BCCPAC AGM handbook and resolutions # 13 – 20, starting on page 59.
***Surrey’s Case for New Schools Funding ***

We urge you to get informed and take 5 minutes to phone/ email our government representatives.

Our school district is very overcrowded and need new schools/ expansions urgently.  We must get school construction/ capital spending into the 2018 budget.  Please note MLAs Bruce Ralston and Jagrup Brar are on Treasury Board.

Oct 28, 2017 Rally Handouts (and still relevant today):
  1. Handout to media and parents: Let’s Build Schools NOW.
  2. Contact List for Treasury Board, all Surrey MLAs, Minister of Education, Finance and Premier.
  3. SD36 School enrollment, capacity and portables on site (searchable by school)
  4. SD36 2018-19 5-year Capital Plan
  5. SD36 List of out-of-catchment schools.

2017-18 DPAC General Meetings Calendar,

Room 2020

All general meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday monthly (except December and March) at the District Education Centre 14033 92nd Ave. Rm 2020, from 7:00 to 9:00pm, Registration at 6:45pm.   Light Refreshments Available.

Please be reminded to register your school with DPAC to vote on GM decisions and give the DPAC direction on issues to advocate on your school’s behalf and represent your parent voice.

“Every parent is welcome. Please bring a friend.”

2016-17 DPAC General Meetings:

Wednesday September 26, 2016  – Parent Information/ Education Forum

A forum to encourage open discussion to help DPAC implement and follow-up on suggestions and recommendations from the Sept 2015 Forum, our priorities for meeting topics and planned DPAC activities for the 2016-17 school year.  How can DPAC most effectively engage with Surrey parents?  How would you like to provide input to the Surrey school district budget?

Wednesday October 26, 2016 – PAC and Finance 101, Student Insurance

A general overview of how to run a school PAC from finances and budgeting to how to run an effective meeting. It is a great opportunity for PAC reps to network and share strategies as well as get some input about their specific PAC related questions and concerns.

 November 23, 2016 – Curriculum/ Reporting Options and Guidelines

Discussion about the New Curriculum & Assessment, Reporting Options and Guidelines in the District.

  • Nov 23 2016 GM Agenda
  • BC’s New Curriculum
  • Parent feedback/ input on reporting sought by February 28, 2017.
  • Antonio Vendramin’s presentation:
  • Our CSL (Communicating Student Learning) site:  https://www.surreyschools.ca/csl
    Article:  http://weaeducation.typepad.co.uk/files/blackbox-1.pdf
  • To help those reading the article, when “formative assessment practices” are mentioned, what the authors are referring to is:
    • Learning Intentions (sharing with students what they will be or should be learning)
    •  Criteria (what does “good” look like?)
    •  Questioning (questions the teacher asks to uncover what the student does/does not know…as well as stretch student thinking)
    •  Descriptive Feedback (specific, timely feedback that students understand and can use to improve performance)
    •  Self and peer assessment (students use the criteria to judge their own work or the work of others)
  • All of these combined promote student ownership of the learning and assessment process.


December 2016 – No General Meeting


January 25, 2017 – Mental Wellness and Resources


February 22, 2017- Gangs, Drugs and Awareness – presentation from RCMP, BC Ambulance and Surrey School District

Due to the sensitive nature of the topics presented by the RCMP, BC Ambulance and Surrey School District, there were no handouts and powerpoint presentation is not ‘shareable’.


March, 2017 – No General Meeting


April 24, 2017 (Monday) –  GM/ BC Election 2017 – Surrey All Candidates Meeting

Surrey DPAC is hosting all Surrey candidates to participate on a panel to discuss issues surrounding education funding, safety & crime, and the impacts of lack of resources for our students.

Candidates from all three parties: BC Green Party, BC Liberal Party and BC New Democratic Party are represented.

We invite Surrey parents, students, teachers, and citizens to come hear from the candidates running in the upcoming May 9, 2017 general election: how they would address our challenges in Surrey and advocate for education funding on behalf of Surrey families and students.

Due to time limitations, please submit your questions in advance to info@surreydpac.ca.  If time permits, candidates may take questions from the audience.

Handouts about the Surrey School District and Electoral Ridings:

Handouts for GM:

BCCPAC Resolutions for 2017 Spring Conference (May 5 to 7 at Guildford Sheraton Hotel): Surrey DPAC will provide recommendations on their “vote” and registered PACs, please bring your proxy form or email to info@surreydpac.ca if you are not attending the Spring Conference.

APRIL 26, 2017 GM was rescheduled to APRIL 24, 2017 due to availability of candidates.

May 24, 2017 (GM, AGM, DPAC Election)

Topic:  Supreme Court of Canada Decision & Surrey School District

Superintendent Dr. Jordan Tinney will provide an overview and update on the Supreme Court of Canada decision on class composition and size.

DPAC Election:  If parents of an enrolled student(s) in K – 12 in Surrey SD36 would like to volunteer and advocate on broad issues, please run for a Board of Director position.  For more details, contact info@surreydpac.ca.



“Every parent is welcome. Please bring a friend.”

Parents helping parents learn more about our education system 

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