New Parent Ed Event next Thursday

2019 NRPS PAC Parent Education Committee Event

Thur., Mar.7, 9:00am-10:30am 2019: How to arrange the spring / summer holidays (especially camping in the National/Provincial parks, also including the spring/summer camps in the city)

Location: Room D110 (1st floor, Early Learning room)

Style: Sharing your experience so that we could learn the creative ideas from each other.

Resources: Two volunteers will share their camping experience with RV, tent and cabin at provincial and national parks. Please contact Fei at feiliuregina@gmail.com  if you are able to share some good park options in BC. Thanks!

Please click the following Questions Collection Platform for the event on Mar. 7th  2019 (feel free to list the other topics you are interested in)  https://app2.sli.do/event/g3z1rkmd/live   (Slido code: camping)

 

 2019年NRPS PAC 家长教育组系列活动

 时间:3月7日周四早上9点-10点半:春假/暑假度假及露营计划安排与攻略 (在国家公园和省公园扎营体验以及城市周边夏令营等信息资源)

地点:学校一层靠近一年级处D110房间

形式:分享各自的度假安排经验,互相学习有借鉴性的经验。

资源:届时有志愿者分享他们在加拿大的房车/帐篷/小木屋露营经验。欢迎对BC省公园有了解的志愿者加入分享和推荐BC周边的好去处,有意者请联系Fei (Wechatemail均可feiliuregina@gmail.com,谢谢!

  请点击这里在活动反馈平台上输入您的问题和其它感兴趣的话题以便我们参考 (中英文皆可),谢谢!

https://app2.sli.do/event/g3z1rkmd/live  (也可去slido网站直接输入会议代码camping)

 

Pink Shirt Day Tomorrow!

Tomorrow we celebrate Pink Shirt Day. We ask all kids (and parents) to wear pink (or purple). The pink t-shirt symbolizes taking a stand against bullying. If your child does not have a pink shirt then they can wear anything from a pink ribbon in their hair or on their clothing, to a pink scarf.

Where, when and why did it start?

The original event was organized by David Shepherd and Travis Price of Berwick, Nova Scotia, who in 2007 bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after male ninth grade student Chuck McNeill was bullied for wearing a pink shirt during the first day of school.

Please support this day and help show support for those who have suffered from bullying or are currently suffering.

Jody

 

 

Congrats to the NRP Math Challenge Club Students!

Yesterday was the 2019 Math Challengers Lower Mainland Regional competition at UBC. 20 Norma Rose Point students participated in this event. 15 in 3 Grade 8 teams and 5 in 1 Grade 9 team. Our school was seeded in Pool A and we were against 9 opponents such as Transition, UHill, Burnaby North, West Point Grey Academy. It was the toughest competition ever.

Our Grade 8 team placed first with 3 students in the Top 10 participating in the Face-Off stage. Our Grade 9 team placed third with one in Top 10. Another double-trophy-day for NRP!

The following are the names of the students who have rendered their outstanding contributions:

Team Alpha (Grade 8 Division)
Kevin Liu: 1st place, Face-Off Champion, and Perfect Blitz
Erik Wang: 8th place
William Jiang
Elvin Sun
Alice Wang

Team Beta (Grade 8 Division)
Amanda Yang: 6th place
Alyssa Ren
Andy Liu
Jimin Hong
Jamie Hung

Team Gamma (Grade 8 Division)
Karl Luo
Lucas Zhang
Matin Narimani
Dani Stecklov
Moses Law

Team Omega (Grade 9 Division)
Alec Situ: 3rd place
Amy Tong
Minjune Park
George Luo
Elliot Hui

Our 2 teams of students will compete in the Math Challengers Provincial that is coming up on April 6th. Congratulations! Special thanks for the support of the parents and student coaches.

We are super proud of ALL of you!! What an amazing job!

Free Event for Parents and DPAC February Update

Please see the link for a parent opportunity 😊

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/raising-digitally-responsible-youth-free-event-for-parents-caregivers-tickets-56276053190

 

 

DPAC February Update:

February updates

There is so much going on this month, we thought it warranted a mid-month update.

  • Within the next month there will be a DPAC General (Feb 28), and Special (Mar 7), and Executive (March 14) meetings. More information about them further down.
  • VSB is working on its Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) and 2019/20 Budget. DPAC will be having meetings on them on March 7 (LRFP) and April 25 (Budget).
  • We have received two nominations for DPAC executives,
    • Peter Couch (nominated by Simon Fraser Elementary) and Skye Richards (nominated by Magee Secondary). PAC execs, voting closes at 7pm on Wednesday, March 13. If you haven’t received your electronic ballot, please contact Shaun Kalley (chair@vancovuerdpac.org)
    • If both Peter and Skye are successful, we will have 9 executive members leaving space for 3 more.  If you are interested, please ask your PAC to nominate you at the next PAC meeting (nomination form). Our March 14 Executive Meeting will be the last opportunity to be nominated to our 2018/19 executive.

VSB’s Long Range Facilities Plan

VSB is revising it’s Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP)

  • This is a Ministry required document which is used to help decide:
    • which capital projects (seismic, new schools, expansions) the Ministry will endorse;
    • which schools may be considered on a closure list; and
    • what new initiatives the VSB sees happening in the next 10 years with respect to VSB buildings.
  • DPAC will have having a special meeting with VSB staff on Thursday, March 7, 6:30 – 8:30pm in Room 180, 1580 W. Broadway. to discuss and ask questions. (Registration not required unless you require childcare, but is appreciated)
  • Background information to be aware of:
    • The revised draft is scheduled to go public on Friday, February 22nd as part of the VSB’s Facilites Planning Standing Committee agenda. A link will be posted here.
    • The current Long Range Facilities Plan, passed in May 2016, can be found here.
    • The Ministry’s Long Range Facilies Plan Guidelines are here.
  • All parents and guardians in the Vancouver school district are welcome to attend. Please contact chair@vancouverdpac.org or register with Eventbrite at least 48 hours ahead of time if you require childcare for this meeting.

February General Meeting: Supporting Caregivers of Students with Diverse Learning Needs

As part of DPAC’s General Meeting on February 28th, BCCPAC will be presenting a session on supporting students with diverse needs and their caregivers.BCCPAC’s presentation will include:

  • How PACs and DPAC can help support parents;
  • The understanding that all students have the right of a quality education;
  • That parents have rights;
  • That there is a process and protocol within the school district when seeking assistance/resolution; and
  • Resources parents should be aware of

All parents and guardians in the Vancouver school district are welcome to attend. Registration is not required unless you require childcare, but is appreciated..

Upcoming Events

Parents of incoming K’s

Cross Boundary applications must be completed by Feb 28