Education Services Centre
Mountain View Room
5th Floor, 2121 Lonsdale Avenue
April General Meeting & Panel
WEDNESDAY, April 26th at 7 pm
Education Services Centre, 2121 Lonsdale Ave
Mountainview Room, 5th Floor
v Pedestrian Access: Main entrance at 2121 Lonsdale Avenue (west side), proceed by elevator to 5th Floor
v Vehicle Access: Parkade entrance off West 21st Street and Lonsdale Avenue, park on level 1 and proceed by elevator to 5th Floor
Immediately following the GM at 7:30 NVPAC with PL4U is proud to present a PHYSICAL LITERACY PANEL OF SPEAKERS:
Help your child thrive!
Learn the importance of teaching your child to use their body well.
We experience the world through our bodies. Learning to move well is essential to our physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing. Physical education should not be about learning sports. It should be about acquiring Physical Literacy. Learn about the concept of Physical Literacy and why your child's lifelong health depends on it. A panel of speakers from Sport, Education, Health and Recreation will present in a panel format. There will be opportunity to share ideas and ask questions.
Scott Morgan, Olympian
A local artistic gymnast, who started the sport at four years old, took a break from gymnastics while in high school and then returned to the competition. Within two years of this return, he began competing internationally at the World Cup, PanAM Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Drew Mitchell, Physical Literacy Director for Canadian Sport For Life
Drew has worked extensively in the sport system as an educator and developer of programs for the past nineteen years. He has managed Sport Technical and Performance Services for viaSport BC and was the Manager of Science & Medicine programs for SportMed BC where he worked with local, provincial and national level sport associations. He also served with the YMCA as a Health & Lifestyle Coordinator. Throughout his life Drew has been active in the sport system as an athlete, coach, administrator, volunteer, developer and manager.
Stephen McGinley, UBC Faculty of Education: Curriculum & Pedagogy – P.E. & Physical Literacy
Stephen is an advocate for lifelong learning and physical activity through physical literacy and physical education. He is currently a lecturer at UBC training new teachers in physical education and physical literacy. He is also supporting school district #43 implement the new physical education curriculum. Previously, he worked for nine years as a physical education teacher and coached children's sports including basketball, soccer and ringette. He currently serves on the Port Moody Parks and Recreation Commission.
Heather Turner, Director - Recreation & Culture, NVRC
Heather is the Director of the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission and has served in this role for over 12 years. Heather is currently on the Boards of BC Recreation & Parks Association, Canadian Parks & Recreation Association and Diving Plongeon Canada. She is also a member of the Langara College Recreation Advisory Committee, the Capilano University Program Advisory Committee, the Leisure Information Network National Leaders Group, and is a national and international diving official. For the past few years, Heather has made many presentations on the topic of unstructured and risky play and the role of the parks and recreation sector.
This session was developed by PL4U (Physical Literacy For You), an alliance of health, education, sport, recreation and community groups advancing physical literacy and activity in North Vancouver. PL4U gratefully acknowledges the RBC Learn To Play project and partners from Health Canada, ParticipAction and Canadian Sport For Life for funding the alliance. For more information please contact Samantha Morrison at email@example.com. Follow us on twitter @PL4U_NVan
Email to PACs October 12, 2016
Welcome to a new school year!
Your 2016/17 NVPAC Executives are:
Amanda Nichol (Chair)
Kulvir Mann (Vice-Chair)
Tanya Lahulek (Registrar)
Debra Dennehy (Treasurer and BCCPAC rep)
Peter Chin (Communications)
Quinn Cashion (Parent Program Facilitator)
Heather Skuse and Karen Nordquist (Members at Large)
The position of SECRETARY is still vacant. Are you good at taking notes? Are you organized? Consider helping us out, all parents of children in School District #44 are welcome.
We are working hard to keep our website updated! www.northvanpac.org
SAVE THE DATES!
Our first meeting will be a Curriculum Panel Discussion, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 at the Education Services Centre (2121 Lonsdale, upper floor) 7pm-9pm. If you can’t make it and you have questions around the new curriculum, please go to our website and submit them or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Come out to meet the new Superintendent, Mark Pearmain. A panel of 6-8 teacher and teacher administrators will be there to answer our questions about the revised curriculum that has now been implemented in K-9 and is coming for 10-12.
We would like to meet and get to know our DPAC reps and Chairs so we are hosting a MEET & GREET, wine & cheese event at the upper floor of the Education Services Centre (2121 Lonsdale) on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 at 7pm. Please RSVP via https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nvpac-meet-greet-registration-28535587711 by NOVEMBER 9.
Please make sure you REGISTER your PAC information here so we can contact you! http://northvanpac.weebly.com/nvpac-registration.html
NVPAC is pleased to once again pay BCCPAC membership fees for all of our members who register by NOVEMBER 1. Under the payment option, let them know your DPAC will be paying your fees. Save $75 and have a voice at the provincial level! More benefits of BCCPAC membership http://bccpac.bc.ca/memberships
SCHOOL DISTRICT #44 COMMITTEES
There are a number of committees that we work with the School District on, as parent representatives. Capital Planning, Communications, Education Week, Emergency Preparedness, Inclusion, Information & Communication Advisory, Policy Review, Safe & Caring Schools, School Cleanliness, Calendar. Please let your parent population know and connect us with any parents who are passionate about any of it! We represent all parents and do our best to bring as much diverse parent input as we can to these meetings.
As usual, please feel free to contact us with any questions and/or concerns and we will do our best to help.
Chair, North Van PAC
Our first meeting of the year is going to be a panel discussion on the new curriculum. Details and panel members TBA.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016
Education Services Centre (2121 Lonsdale)
WEDNESDAY MAY 25, 2016 at 7 pm at the Education Services Centre, 2121 Lonsdale, 5th floor
Come out to hear about the NEW Societies Act and how the changes will affect your PAC (i.e. constitution and bylaw changes, etc)! We are bringing in Bryan Millman https://www.bht.com/bryan-millman of the Bull Housser Law Firm https://www.bht.com/our-firm and he will be doing a presentation and Q&A.
The Annual General Meeting will follow (around 8:15 pm)
A formal Agenda was emailed out and will be posted on the web page shortly.
One of the purposes of the Annual General Meeting is to elect a new Executive for the 2016/17 school year. All Executive positions are up for election each year. NVPAC encourages ALL parents who are interested in issues at the District level to consider joining the Executive. The time commitment varies with the particular role taken on, but at minimum, NVPAC Executive members are expected to attend one Executive meeting and one General Membership meeting per month. There are no General Membership meetings held in September, December, March or June.
We hope to have at least one representative (either PAC Chair or DPAC Rep) from each school in attendance for both the presentation and our AGM.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact me at email@example.com
Chair, North Van PAC
INFORMATION FROM OUR AGM and presentation on the NEW Societies Act:
Link to the New Societies Act website:
Link to the BC Registry Services website: http://www.bcregistryservices.gov.
Student Health & Wellness
Date: April 27, 2016
Location: ECE 5th floor
Dr. Lysyshyn, Medical Health Officer
Ashley Piers - "Sole Girls" and "Sole for Boys"
Curriculum Forum - January 27, 2016
The North Vancouver PAC is excited to host an evening opportunity for parents to ask questions about the REDESIGNED Curriculum with administrators, teachers, and Jim Iker from the BCTF
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7 pm at the Education Services Centre 2121 Lonsdale in the Mountainview Room.
Jim Iker, President, BCTF
Adam Baumann, Co-Chair North Vancouver Adminstrators and Principal École Secondaire Windsor
Joe Campbell, Sherwood Park, Principal
Erin Primas, Blueridge, Vice Principal
Carolyn Pena, President, North Vancouver Teacher Association (and teacher!)
Martin Stuible, Vice-President, North Vancouver Teacher Association
Paul Clarke, teacher Brooksbank Elementary
Submit questions for panel discussion.
Can review and provide feedback at:
November 25, 2016
1. Maureen Stanger, the District Principal for Distributed Learning
2. Joan Vyner, Affiliate Director of
Destination Imagination BC