DPAC UPDATES:

ANNOUNCING PARENT EDUCATION SESSION: CHAPTER 3
Please join us virtually or in-person on Thursday, May 26th from 7pm-9pm for the next West Vancouver DPAC parent education session! We will are pleased to host Chapter 3 – Continuing the Conversation with Chris (Syeta’xtn) Lewis (Talking about Inclusion, Anti-Racism and Diversity). Our guest for this special evening will be Chris (Syeta’xtn) Lewis. More information can be found HERE. Tickets may be purchased on Eventbrite HERE.

Chapter 3 – Continuing the Conversation with Chris (Syeta’xtn) Lewis (POSTER WITH LINKS)

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PARENT EVENTS

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About DPAC

The West Vancouver District Parent Advisory Council (WVDPAC) is an advisory body of parent volunteers from all West Vancouver public schools. Together, we promote parental views to the West Vancouver Board of Education and work with the West Vancouver School District to build the learning environment we want for our children.

DPAC General Meeting Schedule 2021/2022

**Until further notice, all WV DPAC meetings will be virtual.**

DPAC General Meetings are generally held on the first Wednesday of the month, starting in October. Our meetings are held at the Inglewood Learning Centre located at the south end of West Vancouver Secondary. Access to the portable is from Inglewood Avenue.  

Please make sure you have all the dates noted:

Wednesday October 6th – 9:15 am
Wednesday November 3rd – 9:15 am
Wednesday December 1st – 9:15 am
Wednesday January 5th – 9:15 am
Wednesday February 2nd – 9:15 am
Wednesday March 3rd – 9:15 am (Trustee Liaison Meeting)
Wednesday April 6th – 9:15 am
Wednesday May 4th – 9:15 am
Wednesday June 1st – 9:15 am (AGM)

An open discussion will take place at the end of each meeting, allowing for the sharing of ideas, resources, or a continuation of discussions initiated at the General Meeting.

All parents/guardians of students enrolled in West Vancouver Schools are welcome to attend DPAC meetings. Contact your school PAC for meeting information or subscribe to our DPAC emails HERE to be kept informed.

Health & Safety – useful resources for Parents:

Covid-19 Safe-Schools – Provincial Page (updated October 1, 2021)

Provincial COVID-19 Communicable Disease Guidelines for K-12 Settings (updated October 1, 2021)

K to 12 Daily Health Check and the K to 12 Health Check Mobile App (added October 1, 2021)

Daily Health Check:  English  |  Farsi  |  Chinese

Covid Self-Assessment Tool (January 27, 2021)

Q&A with Superintendent Chris Kennedy (WVS), Superintendent Mark Pearmain (NVSD) and Dr. John Harding (VCH) (October, 2020)

2021-2022 School Year

Past Parent Events

Dr. Yong Zhao – “Teaching Students to become Self Determined Learners in a Post COVID World”
Thursday February 17th, 2022 (Virtual Event)

WVDPAC brought acclaimed scholar, author and speaker Dr. Yong Zhao back for an informative evening discussion on his latest book about preparing students to succeed in a post COVID world. The presentation opened with an introduction from Superintendent Kennedy, discussing Schools beyond COVID-19, Accelerating Changes that Matter for Learning.

 

2020-2021

Past Parent Events

Talking About Inclusion, Anti-Racism & Diversity: Chapter 2
Virtual Event with Sempulyan
Tuesday, April 27th, 7-8:30pm

Sempulyan’s Residential School Story
Thank you to those who were able to join us for the second chapter of our Inclusion and Diversity series. Through personal narrative, Sempulyan – Stewart Gonzales – shared his experiences as a residential school survivor and his journey of healing in order to help us to understand reconciliation and our shared history.
Sempulyan is a member of the Squamish Nation and an Indigenous Cultural Worker.

More information can be found here.

Talking About Inclusion, Anti-Racism & Diversity: Chapter 1
Virtual Event with Alden Habacon
Tuesday, March 30th, 7-8:30pm

The WVDPAC Inclusion and Diversity Committee have partnered with the West Vancouver Memorial Library to support your learning journey. A special Virtual Community Event featuring Alden Habacon was held on March 30th.
More information can be found here.

Executive Committee

 Chair  Kelly Richter
 Vice-Chair  VACANT
 Treasurer  Kelly Kerklaan
 Secretary  Anshu Mathur
 Director   Danielle Katerberg
 Director   Nessa van Bergen
 Director   Helen Hall
 Director   Monica Scoles
 Director   Kyra Williams-Smiljanic
 Director   Anya Yashkina
 Director   Tanja Imhoff
 Director   Amy Pressman-Cyna
 Director   Marisa Yang

For general inquiries, please contact us at:

West Vancouver DPAC
1075 21st Street,
West Vancouver, BC V7V 4A9
Canada

General Email: dpac@wvschools.ca

RSS Superintendent Chris Kennedy’s Blog

  • Robotics and the C of Collaboration May 16, 2022
    There is a lot made about the “C”s in education. Whether it is the three of them or maybe the four of them, or sometimes the seven of them.  Competencies like communication, creativity, and critical thinking are top of mind for all designing modern education programs.  Always on this list is also collaboration.  While everyone […]
  • Desperate for Rituals April 20, 2022
    There is an interesting contrast happening right now in schools.  In some ways, they look very different than they did in 2019, and this shift is being met positively, and in other ways there is a desperate push to return to rituals that we used to have, that have been on hold for more than […]
  • New Nicknames Will Make Schools Cool Again April 1, 2022
    There has been a lot of attention around school nicknames in recent years.  You will have seen the controversy in some communities as schools have looked to update their nicknames.  If you want a complete look at all the high school nicknames in British Columbia, my friend Howard Tsumura did an exhaustive list HERE.  As […]
  • Technology is Not Done March 3, 2022
    From about 2002-2014 I was regularly on the rubber chicken dinner circuit speaking about technology.  From blogs, and wikis, to personal devices in classrooms, to the use of social media in schools  – technology discussions were front and centre everywhere. You couldn’t go to an education conference without someone talking about innovation and technology – […]
  • Metrics, Badges and Prizes – Motivation Lessons from Fitness February 15, 2022
    There is a lot of discussion in education around motivation, with intrinsic motivation being the nirvana we are all seeking. Of course, we can all use some nudges on the way.  I always think those of us trying to motivate students should be looking at how we are motivated ourselves. to give an honest view […]