* Special Meeting  – Tonight, Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Guests: BC’s Integrated Anti-Gang Police Agency & Safe Schools

Location:  District Education Centre (DEC) located at 14033 92 Avenue, Surrey in Room 2020

Time:  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Sergeant Lindsey Houghton of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC (CFSEU-BC), BC’s integrated anti-gang police agency, will be speaking about their End Gang Life initiative and its multi-faceted components. Sgt Houghton will also speak specifically about the Understanding Youth and Gangs – A Parent’s Handbook gang prevention and education booklet and some of the content found in this valuable resource.

Rob Rai, Manager of Safe Schools for the Surrey School District, will be speaking about district-based initiatives that support students who are or have made poor life choices as it pertains to substance use, criminal behaviour, or other gang related issues.
There will be time for questions for both Lindsey and Rob after the presentation.

Please note: There will be a film crew shooting scenes outside DEC.  Staff will be on hand to guide you to designated parking and which entrance to use.

..Next General Meeting..

May 27 , 2015

Topics – Annual General Meeting

DPAC’s AGM is next week – Wednesday, May 27th. We will be presenting our annual report, and voting on a new board of directors. As always, nominations will be accepted from the floor, but we will be starting a list in advance as well, so we encourage interested parents to email us in the coming days.

Guest: Deputy Superintendent Surrey School’s Rick Ryan

A Message from your DPAC

DPAC directors met with the Board of Education in the last week of April. We highlighted district wide parent concerns and asked the Board to act and advocate on those concerns on behalf of parents.  Unfortunately ongoing capital and operational funding shortfalls once again topped the list along with parents desire for an expansion of programs of choice.

Would you like to serve on the DPAC Board?

As DPAC directors we are looking ahead to the next school year. As part of this, our last general meeting, which takes place on May 27th, will be our AGM. While Deputy Superintendent Rick Ryan will be there to provide a synopsis of the past year and get parent feedback on the district’s vision moving forward, we will also present our annual report and ask for nominations and hold elections for a new board of directors for the next school year.

Parent advisory councils throughout the district are responsible for nominating parents they believe can fill this important leadership role. We encourage PACs to give serious thought to naming candidates. An executive representative of a member PAC must provide us with a letter of endorsement for their nominee. If your PAC wishes to nominate a parent for the DPAC board of directors, contact Peter Johal or Nancy Peirce. Please note that, under our bylaws, nominations can still be made from the floor. If you have any questions on the role of a director or the process of election, please feel free to email any current DPAC director.

In order to put forward a nomination or vote at the AGM, your school PAC must be registered with us. If you are not sure if your PAC is registered, please go to our website, complete the registration form and bring it with you to the AGM. (There is no cost but according to our bylaws, we must have a registration form completed each year indicating that the current PAC executive for your school wishes to receive correspondence from and participate in voting at DPAC meetings)

We look forward to welcoming you to our AGM at the District Education Centre, 14033 92nd avenue at 6:45 on May 27th and we wish you all a great summer!

Regards,

Peter Johal                 Linda Stromberg
Co-President              Co-President
Surrey DPAC              Surrey DPAC

District Education Centre

14033 92 Avenue, Surrey

Boardroom (2nd Floor)

Registration: 6:45 p.m.

Meeting starts: 7:00 p.m.

Refreshments Provided

“Every parent is welcome. Please bring a friend”

Parents helping parents learn more about our education system 

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