2016-17 DPAC General Meetings:

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.

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

  • Jan 25 2017 Agenda
  • Agenda for Mental Wellness and Resources (Presented by Michelle Schmidt)

•Mental Wellness
•School & District Roles & Processes
•Ministry of Education & Surrey Schools Inclusive Education Philosophy
•District/Interagency programs
•Role of the Case Manager
•Navigating the School District (Flow Chart)
•Venn Diagram
•Free Counselling
•Connect® Parenting Program
•Research Articles and Resources
•Questions?

 

February 22, 2017- Drugs and Awareness – presentation from RCMP

March, 2017 – No General Meeting

 

April 26, 2017- BCCPAC Resolutions/ BC Election – Candidates Meeting (tba)

The Surrey District Parents’ Advisory Council will be inviting Surrey candidates (all potential MLAs) to participate on a panel to discuss issues surrounding education funding, safety & crime, and the impacts of lack of resources for our students.

Our district education funding is determined provincially and April is an opportunity for our potential MLA representatives to respond to parent concerns.  We invite our parents to engage with our current and to-be elected officials in the upcoming  May 9, 2017 election to hear from them: how they would address our challenges in Surrey and advocate for education funding on behalf of Surrey families and students.

 

May 25, 2017 P.I.E. Topic TBA (GM, AGM, DPAC BOD Election)

 

 

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

Parents helping parents learn more about our education system 

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