SOGI Education for Parents

  Next Thursday, Oct 25

  • SOGI = Sexual Orientation Gender Orientation – everyone has one, so what’s all the fuss? Come find out in a safe, inclusive environment.
  • Facilitated by Matt Carruthers (former SOGI District Lead) and Renee Hock (VSB Diversity Mentor).
  • We will have Cantonese and Mandarin translation services available for parents who require them.
  • Open to all parents and caregivers of VSB students.

Other Upcoming Events

  • Friday, Oct 19Professional Day, no school
  • Saturday, Oct 20 – Municipal Election Day, If you are at least 18 years old, a Canadian citizen, have lived in BC for at least the past 6 months and in Vancouver (or owned property in your name) for at least the past 30 days, you are probably eligible to vote. Please do. Follow the link if you have any questions. This vote will determine Vancouver’s mayor, city council, parks board and school board.
  • Thursday, Oct 25 7-9pm – DPAC General Meeting: SOGI Education for Parents. Rm 180, Vancouver Education Centre 1580 W. Broadway. see above..
  • Monday, Oct 29 7pm – VSB Board Meeting
  • Thursday, Nov 1 7pm –DPAC Executive Meeting (Note: this meeting is on the 1st Thursday as National Aboriginal Veterans Day is on the 8th)
  • Monday, Nov 5 7pm – Inaugural VSB Board Meeting
  • Thursday, Nov 8National Aboriginal Veterans Day
  • Friday, Nov 9Professional Day, no school
  • Sunday, Nov 11 – Remembrance Day
  • Monday, Nov 12 – Stat holiday for Remembrance Day, no school
  • Tuesday, November 13 – Anxiety in Children and Youth. Part of the free Child and Youth Wellbeing Workshops that VCH Child and Youth Mental Health Services in collaboration with the VSB are co-presenting this school year. Open this PDF, then click on the register link to enrol.
  • Thursday Nov 15 7-9pm – DPAC’s ADHD in Schools: What Parents Need to Know workshop presented by Provincial ADHD Clinic facilitated ADHD workshop for parents and caregivers. Rm 180, Vancouver Education Centre 1580 W. Broadway

 

DPAC Election: PACs please vote by Oct 31

  • Allison Tredwell has been nominated by Edith Cavell PAC to become a DPAC executive. Please ensure your PAC votes by Oct 31
    • Find out why Allison wants to join us.
    • If you are a DPAC rep (or Chair of a PAC without an elected DPAC rep) and you haven’t received the ballot, please contact Shaun Kalley
    • Voting closes at 7pm on Wednesday Oct 31.
  • We are pleased to announce that Gord Lau, nominated by Trafalgar PAC, is now a member of our executive.
  • We currently have 6 openings on our executive including the position of Treasurer. If you are interested, please ask your PAC to nominate you at the next PAC meeting (nomination form)

Halloween & Firework Safety Bulletin from Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services

  • Fireworks are dangerous items and thus must be handled carefully by adults and kept out of reach of children.
  • Within the City of Vancouver, to purchase, possess and use fireworks individuals must be 19 years of age and have a permit.
  • Setting off fireworks on any day other than Halloween, may result in a fine of $500. Parents are reminded that minors are not to be in possession of fireworks.
  • Fireworks should never be purchased online or from other unauthorized sources. Many of these products are not legal in Vancouver and considered not safe for use.
  • Each year, thousands of dollars of damages are incurred within the City of Vancouver from misuse of fireworks.
  • On several occasions, unsafe handling of fireworks has resulted in serious injuries of a minor, including permanent loss of eyesight, burns, and catastrophic trauma to hands.
  • In 2017, VF&RS responded numerous times to two specific areas of the city: 33rd Avenue and Dunbar (Dunbar Community Centre) and the Vancouver South slope near Fraser and Main Street.
  • Vancouver Police and VF&RS Officers will be patrolling neighborhoods leading up to Halloween and issuing fines to anyone not complying with bylaws.

WE Day Family – Vancouver

Free tickets for VSB families

  • Wednesday, Nov 21 6:15pm – Hear from inspirational speakers and performers who will bring to life the theme of “Get Doing”—the idea of building a brighter future and what happens when amazing families like yours come together to create change. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to experience the magic of WE Day alongside the  children in your life at our first Vancouver event! You’ll leave the event with tangible ideas to take action as a family and make a difference in your local and global community.
  • Line up includes: Sarah McLachlan, Peter Mansbridge, Esera Tuaolo, and Jessi Cruickshank
  • To learn more about WE Day Family Vancouver, visit WE.org/WECareVancouver
  • VSB families only … to get free tickets,
    • open this pdf,
    • click on “CLICK HERE REGISTER FOR WE DAY FAMILY – VANCOUVER”
    • select SD J and enter SDJ.
    • Chose the number of tickets you need (max 8)
    • Click on General Admission Seating or Accessible Seating on the right side, a green Get Tickets button will appear.
    • Choose this and  you will be taken to a screen to enter delivery info and contact info. IMPORTANT: please enter #SD39 in UNIT NUMBER between Address and City.
  • Tickets are first come, first serve. General admission – no assigned seats. Please be considerate,
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Staff Appreciation Lunch Monday – Volunteers needed

Thank you to all the parents who have signed up to bring food to the Staff Appreciation Lunch on Monday October 22. There are still a few spots left if anyone else wished to sign up. Just go to:

https://perfectpotluck.com/YZPU7102

Please remember to label your plate, bowl or container with your name so it can get returned to you next week!

To help the staff appreciation lunch run smoothly we need volunteers again for decorating, setting up the food, cleaning up, and supervising the lunchtime recess.
Please sign up here:
The more volunteers the better.  
Thank you
Jody
P.S. Do not forget tomorrow (Friday October 19) is a ProD Day so no school.

Staff Appreciation Lunch is 1 Week Away!

Just a reminder that PAC is hosting a Staff Appreciation Lunch on Monday October 22nd.
Some parents have signed up to bring food but we are in need of many more.
If you are able to participate please sign up here:
This is our time to show our appreciation for all that the NRP staff (teachers, support staff, administration and the Supervision Aides, and Custodial staff) for all that they do to help our children.
If you would like to bring something you are welcome to drop it off into the office anytime before noon on Monday.
Thank you so much for your support.
Jody​

DPAC’s VSB Trustee Candidate Forum

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DPAC’s VSB Trustee Candidate Forum

Weren’t able to make it to Charles Tupper Secondary on Thursday night to see, hear and question the candidates? No worries, we’ve got the next best thing …

  • We recorded the moderated portion with Tracy Sherlock. View it here.
  • We also sent all 33 candidates a questionnaire. See who responded and what they said here.
  • Remember, if you’re eligible to vote, please do so on or before October 20.

DPAC Election

  • We received a nomination from the Trafalgar PAC to elect Gord Lau to the DPAC executive and an electronic ballot has been sent to PACs as part of our election process.
  • Please contact Shaun Kalley if your PAC did not receive their ballot.
  • Completed ballots need to be received by 7pm Wednesday, October 10.
  • We currently have several more openings on our executive. If you are interested, please ask your PAC to nominate you at the next PAC meeting (nomination form). If you’d like to know more about DPAC, please join us at our next Executive meeting on October 11.

Other Upcoming Events

  • Monday, Oct 8 – Thanksgiving Day, no school.
  • Wednesday, Oct 10 7pmVSB Special Board Meeting
  • Thursday, Oct 11 7-9pm – DPAC Executive Meeting, Rm 120, Vancouver Education Centre 1580 W. Broadway. Agenda will be posted on the vancouverdpac.org website when finalized.
  • Friday, Oct 19  – Professional Development Day, no school
  • Saturday, Oct 20 – Municipal Election Day, If you are at least 18 years old, a Canadian citizen, have lived in BC for at least the past 6 months and in Vancouver (or owned property in your name) for at least the past 30 days, you are probably eligible to vote. Please do. Follow the link if you have any questions. This vote will determine Vancouver’s mayor, city council, parks board and school board.
  • Wednesday, Oct 24 6:30 – Southlands PAC presents: Fostering Gratitude & Kindness in Children. A parent education presentation by Dr Carla Fry and Dr Lisa Ferrari, directors of the Vancouver Psychology Centre at Southlands Elementary (5351 Camosun St.). Presentation is free. RSVP Southlands.elementary.events@gmail.com.
  • Thursday, Oct 25 7-9pm – DPAC General Meeting: SOGI 123. Rm 180, Vancouver Education Centre 1580 W. Broadway. Information and discussion on SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity) and SOGI 123 (provincial resources) with presenters Matt Carruthers (former SOGI District Lead) and Renee Hock (VSB Diversity Mentor).Translation services will be available for parents who require them.
  • Thursday Nov 15 7-9pm – Provincial ADHD Clinic facilitated ADHD workshop for parents and caregivers. Rm 180, Vancouver Education Centre 1580 W. Broadway
  • NOTE: DPAC meeting are open to all parents and guardians of children in VSB schools. Voting is limited to DPAC executives at executive meetings and PAC reps at general meetings, but all attendees may otherwise participate in the meetings.
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Happy Thanksgiving Weekend, Lunch Volunteers Needed, Staff Appreciation Lunch Coming Soon

Dear Families

We wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

Lunch Volunteers Needed:

Please note that we are currently short of parent volunteers for these weeks:

       October 9-12,   http://www.volunteersignup.org/9JRQT
       October 15-18, http://www.volunteersignup.org/JTJTY
       October 22-26, http://www.volunteersignup.org/4Q8LP
       October 29-November 2, http://volunteersignup.org/JAFB8
If you have an hour to help please sign up!
Staff Appreciation Lunch:
Twice a year our amazing parents put on a Staff Appreciation Lunch for all the staff at NRP. It is our way of welcoming the new staff members and expressing our appreciation and gratitude for all the work they put into helping our children learn and grow.
The first Lunch is October 22!
What do we need from you? Simply sign up on the link below and bring is a meal item (nut free) on the day.
There are a huge number of staff members at our school so the more parents willing to bring food the better the event for the teachers!
If you have any questions please feel free to email me: rosepointpac@gmail.com
Thank you
Jody

Message from the new PAC Chair

On behalf of the newly elected 2018/19 PAC Executives I wanted to that all those parents who came out last night to the AGM. I also would like to extend a huge thank you to Sharon Yu for all her time and effort she put in as PAC Chair last year (and this). Also thank you to each of those PAC Executive members from last year for all the amazing work! Glad to see most of you back, even if it is in a different role.

I would like to now introduce to all of the parents the PAC Executives for this year.

 

PAC Chair Jody Yau
Treasurer Jeanine Rhemtulla
Lunch Treasurer Donghong Liu
Lunch Coordinator Beth Krisciunas
DPAC Rep Rob Peregoodof
Parent Education Coordinator Fei Liu
Special Events Coordinators Natalie Jatskevich/ Marcio Albuquerque

 

Please note that we are still looking for several Executive Roles to be filled:

Secretary

Volunteer Coordinator

PAC Co-Chair

If you have a bit of time and would like to find out more about one of these roles please email me at rosepointpac@gmail.com

In the coming weeks there will be more information sent out about the vision for the PAC this school year but our 2018/2019 theme is “It Takes a Village”. As parents we have a wonderful opportunity to support not only our own child/children but also their peers, the teachers, the school as an entirety and the community at large. We are so blessed at NRP to have an amazingly diverse community.

If you ever have any questions, comments or ideas please do not hesitate to email.

Thank you

Jody Yau, PAC Chair

PAC AGM – Wednesday @ 6:30pm

This is a reminder that the 2018/19 PAC AGM is this Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm in the Learning Commons (AKA: Library), with free child minding. All parents/guardians at Norma Rose Point School are welcome. At the AGM, new PAC Executive will be elected and it is still not too late to submit your name to the nomination. We will also approve the 2018/19 PAC budget on the AGM. Please find important documents below:

PAC AGM Agenda: Oct. 2018 AGM

PAC Executive Nominees: PAC Executive_2018/19,  2018/19 PAC Exec. Nominee’s Bio

Proposed 2018/19 Budget: 2018/2019 Proposed Budget

2017/18 PAC Report: PAC Report – 2017/18

Last PAC Meeting Minutes: Meeting Minutes – September 19, 2018

District PAC (DPAC) Events

Below are the upcoming events from the Vancouver DPAC Newsletter, we would like to highlight these two events in October:

1. Oct 4th is the DPAC VSB trustee’ all candidates meeting
2. Oct 25th is the next General DPAC meeting focus on SOGI (any parents with concerns over the SOGI curriculum are encouraged to attend)
For a full version of the DPAC Newsletter, please click here.

 

Upcoming DPAC Events

  • Thursday, Oct 4 6:30-9pm – DPAC’s VSB Trustee Candidate Forum Moderated by Tracey Sherlock. Sir Charles Tupper Secondary Cafeteria. We have invited 31 candidates (if anyone has contact info for Gordon T. Kennedy or Mrs. Doubtfire, please let us know) and sent them a questionnaire to complete (responses will be posted on our website). A portion of the evening will be spent with candidates answering your questions, so please bring them.
  • Thursday, Oct 11 7-9pm – DPAC Executive Meeting, Rm 120, Vancouver Education Centre 1580 W. Broadway. Agenda will be posted on the vancouverdpac.org website when finalized.
  • Thursday, Oct 25 7-9pm – DPAC General Meeting: SOGI 123. Rm 180, Vancouver Education Centre 1580 W. Broadway. Presenters include Matt Carruthers (former SOGI District Lead) and Renee Hock (VSB Diversity Mentor). We will have translation services available for parents who require them. Agenda will be posted on the vancouverdpac.org website when finalized.
  • Thursday, Nov 15 7-9pm – Provincial ADHD Clinic facilitated ADHD workshop for parents and caregivers. Rm 180, Vancouver Education Centre 1580 W. Broadway. More details will be provided when they are finalized.
  • NOTE:DPAC meeting are open to all parents and guardians of children in VSB schools. Voting is limited to DPAC executives at executive meetings and PAC reps at general meetings, but all attendees may otherwise participate in the meetings.

Upcoming PAC Events that the wider community is invited to join

Lunch Volunteer needed for October

Lunch Volunteer opportunities are always open to parents/guardians at NRP. Every day at lunch time, we need 2-3 volunteers to make the Lunch Program run smoothly. Lunch Volunteers are there to ensure accuracy in delivery, and to solve/report lunch problems. Don’t worry if you have never been a lunch volunteer before, as everything is pretty straight forward; beside, each day, there is an experienced volunteer to train any new volunteers on site.

Currently, we are calling volunteers for October. If you have an hour to spare (11:30am – 12:30pm) on weekdays, please signup by clicking the following weekly schedules.

October 2018
Oct. 9 – 12
Oct. 15 – 18
Oct. 22 – 26
Oct. 29 – Nov. 2

Thank you for supporting the NRP families!