VCPAC News

VCPAC 2014/15 Calendar of Meetings and Events

 Please note the changes in red

 

Sep 23, 2014

Oaklands library

VCPAC General Meeting

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Nov 26, 2014

SJ Willis auditorium

VCPAC – PAC Congress

6:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Oct 22, 2014

Esquimalt theatre

All Candidates Meeting  

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Oct 28, 2014

Gordon Head library    

VCPAC General Meeting

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Nov 5, 2014

Spectrum theatre

All Candidates Meeting

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Nov 25, 2014

Marigold library

VCPAC General Meeting

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Jan 22, 2015 - postponed until further notice

SJ Willis auditorium

VCPAC – PAC Chair Summit

6:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Jan 27, 2015

Glanford library

VCPAC General Meeting

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Feb 7, 2015

Spectrum Community

Vancouver Island Parent Conference

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Feb 24, 2015

Rogers library

VCPAC General Meeting

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Mar 24, 2015

Craigflower library

VCPAC General Meeting

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Apr 28, 2015

Reynolds library

VCPAC Annual General Meeting

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

May 26, 2015

Lambrick Park library

VCPAC General Meeting and VCPAC Awards

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

                                                             

Note: Locations tentative until approved by school and rentals dept.

The following letter was sent to principals at the end of September for distribution to all parents in School District 61:

 

September 30, 2014


To All SD61 Parents and Staff


Re: Classroom Resources Fund

 

Overview


VCPAC is currently advocating for a process and structure entitled the “Classroom Resources Fund.” It is based on a vision that every child should have his or her educational needs met. This letter will provide you with the history of its development to date, details of how it fits into the current funding model and an opportunity to offer suggestions for its possible implementation.

VCPAC sent a letter to the Ministry of Education and the BC Teachers Federation today in regard to the labour dispute and educational issues.  To view the document, click here.

Moving our Culture – Schools and Families Learning Together

The title for this speech was originally “Moving our School Culture”.  But, as the sentences formed on the page, I realized that the concepts apply equally to home and school.  We believe not only that changing our culture is imperative, but also, that schools and families must work together to ensure the success of these changes.

What we now know about how the brain develops and how children learn gives us a great opportunity to improve our teaching and parenting methods.  Brain-based learning, multiple intelligences, personalized learning and self-regulation are just some of the terms we use to represent this expanded knowledge.  This knowledge base is also increasing very rapidly.  We must develop strategies to respond to this new knowledge on a continuous basis.

To view the letter sent to the Board of Education from VCPAC regarding WiFi in schools, click here.

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