Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Anaphylaxis Canada is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the second annual Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award.
The award is dedicated to the life of Sabrina Shannon, an inspirational teenager who tragically suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction in 2003. Her parents, Mike Shannon and Sara Shannon, have kept Sabrina's spirit alive by advocating for safer school environments. Sabrina's Law, landmark legislation passed in Ontario in 2005, has continued to influence school board policies in Canada.
Two awards of $1,000 each will be granted: one for a student entering the first year of post-secondary education, the other for a student who is already enrolled in a post-secondary program.
Applications will be evaluated on a submission essay which describes the student's efforts to raise awareness about severe allergies and anaphylaxis in their schools or communities.
The application from can be downloaded from Anaphylaxis Canada's youth website http://www.whyriskit.ca. All applications must be submitted by June 22nd, 2011.
Read about our 2010 award winners Davidea Houston and Erika Ladouceur and their accomplishments in raising allergy awareness in their communities.
For more information, please contact Anaphylaxis Canada at 1-866-785-5660 or email@example.com.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Tues. May 3rd 7-9pm at Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
Tickets are $10 plus HST until April 27th.
If tickets are available after that date the price will increase to $15 plus HST
Barry will have his books for sale and signing.
More details and to purchase tickets visit www.NorthVanRec.com
BC School Fruit and Vegetable Program deadline has been extended to April 15th. Participation in this program is at no cost to schools. Students and school staff will receive a fresh fruit or vegetable snack once-a-week every other week. Click for information or visit
Provincial Satisfaction Survey Deadline extended to April 22nd - Some schools have indicated that they need a little more time in order to receive parent responses to the Satisfaction Survey. For this reason, the deadline has been extended by one week.
Are you a parent of a student in grades 4, 7, 10 or 12 and want to have your voice heard to effect change? The Provincial Satisfaction Survey gathers opinions from parents, teachers and students on aspects of the BC education system such as student safety, student achievement and the school community environment and culture. The Satisfaction Survey will be administered,giving you as a parent the opportunity to have your experience and voice counted. Survey responses help to identify areas of success, best practices and areas needing improvement in the K-12 education system.
Information from the survey is used by School Planning Councils, Boards of Education, and the Ministry of Education to set goals and determine areas for improvement in student success. All responses remain anonymous and confidential for participants at all times.
How do I participate in the survey? - Each school throughout the provincewill be provided with logon information for their parents to participate in the survey. Simply go to the website at www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/ enter your logon number and complete the ten minute survey. Do not miss your chance to be heard!
Extra Money for DPACs = $625 On March 31, all DPACs in the province who received gaming funds in September 2010 received an additionaldeposit of $625 to their gaming account. Every DPAC that applies receives $2500 each year. This extra $625 is due to a government increase of gaming grants by 25% to all PACs and DPACs and the continued advocacy of parent leaders at all levels in support of PAC/DPAC funding. For PACs this equates to $5 per student, for DPACs this equals $625. This funding will be of great assistance to DPACs who support and send district delegates to the BCCPAC Spring Conference/AGM. If you did not receive this deposit please contact http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/
BCCPAC 2011 Spring Conference Update - Make sure you check out the information on our website for the upcoming conference - The Parent Voice:
Connecting for the Future - Friday, April 29 and Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC. Click here http://www.bccpac.bc.ca/
Call for teacher nominations for the Canadian Home and School Federation Dr. Samuel R. Laycock Memorial Award
Do you know a special teacher? Here is an opportunity to honour them. We are currently accepting nominations until Monday, April 25, 2011 for this award. Please provide the name and contact information for the teacher along with a written submission (250 words or less) on why this teacher is deserving of this award. Please be sure to also include your name and contact information. See background and criteria below.
Dr. Laycock is remembered as a person who lived his life for children. The Canadian Home & School Federation has chosen to honour his memory with presentation of a special award plaque at each CHSF Annual General Meeting.
The Dr. Samuel R. Laycock Memorial Award is presented to an educator who:
Loves Children and is interested in the education of all children. Relates well to children, teachers and parents, enlisting their cooperation. Has dynamic leadership qualities and inspires others to achieve; and has made a real contribution to relations between the school and the home
Submit nominations by April 25, 2011 to
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to