PAC Meeting Schedule
PAC Meetings are held on Wednesday mornings at 8:30am in the Learning Commons

October 23 2019

November 27 2019

January 22 2019   TRADES: why they are great and what they look like.  Stephanie Jansen will speak about our Work Experience (WEX) and Train in Trades programs while highlighting our relationship with ITA.

February 19 2020  GAP YEAR: The advantages and opportunities for students who are thinking about taking a gap year. Hosted by Ms. Alldred and will include guests from the trades and companies that formally orchestrate gap year ‘programs’ (endorsed by the teachers eg Latitude TBA)

April 22 2020   NON STEM CHOICES and how to survive post secondary education. In particular it will focus on the value of a social science or arts degree with guest speaker Sean Zwagerman.  Sean is a fellow parent of a current Grade 8 Rockridge student who is also the Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and works in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University. CANCELLED

Following meetings are adjusted to Zoom format (please refer to the latest PAC newsletter):

May 21 2020 at 5PM via Zoom  THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF POST-SECONDARY ADMISSIONS: A Toolkit for Parents. It touches on post-secondary admissions but mainly focuses on how parents can help to support their young adults with preparing for this transition. Presented by Ms. Ferrajohn and Ms. Alldred

June 15 2020 at 5PM via Zoom   ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

All parents and guardians are encouraged to attend, get an update from Principal Duncan, and hear engaging speakers.  Our final meeting on June 15 will be our Annual General Meeting.

The executive recognizes that morning meetings and adjusted to current situation zoom meetings are not feasible for many parents. For parents who cannot attend, minutes and presentations will be posted on the website shortly after each meeting.

Speakers are announced in PAC Exec regular e-bulletins and RSPAC FB page.

The executive is here to represent you as parents and we want to hear from you with your feedback, suggestions, you name it. We are all the PAC.

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