Sooke Parents' Education Advisory Council (District PAC)

    

Register for upcoming events:
May 27th CRD-wide Healthy Schools Forum - click here
June 10th SPEAC PAC Summit and Celebration - click here


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SUBSCRIBE HERE to get the latest information about Events and our Newsletters
  • Two Newsletters/month - one focused on news from SPEAC and the other on Healthy Schools


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SPEAC Meetings: 
Our next meeting will be on Sept. 16, 2015, location TBA


All parents and guardians that have a child registered in District 62 (Sooke) are invited and welcome to attend SPEAC meetings.  ***Voting is limited to the appointed delegates of each school (one vote per school). 
  • General Meetings are usually the 3rd Wednesday of the month, @ 7 pm, in different locations around the SD62 
  • The AGM is held in May of each year at SD62's School Board Office: 3143 Jacklin Rd.
  • Look on the Meetings page for all dates and locations for this year.

If you would like to join us electronically, from home or your phone, please contact
SPEAC at least a few days in advance of the meeting so that you can
get the link to join the meeting from anywhere you want.
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Parent Education Events    


"For these are all our children, and we shall all profit by or pay for,
what they become"
~ James Baldwin
 
 

***These events are all FREE unless otherwise stated

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Healthy Schools Committee

June 15, 2015 @ School Board Office     7:15 pm
More info click here

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South Vancouver Island CRD-Wide Healthy Schools Forum

May 27, 2015
8:30 - 3:30 pm 
@ SJ Willis, 923 Topaz Ave.
Cost:  $25/person
Register here
Click for more information

SPEAC encourages all PACs to send two parents to this great event!
SPEAC is able to provide limited bursaries to support parents involved with their PAC.
For more information email Cindy Andrew
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SPEAC PAC Summit and Celebration Night

Join us again for the 2nd Annual SPEAC PAC Summit and Celebration.  This year
we will be digging into the topic of Supporting Change: How might we continue
to support our children through transition and change?
   

June 10, 2015; 5:30 - 9:00 pm
JDF - Kinsmen Fieldhouse (lower field)


Cost:
Each member PAC is invited to bring 3 parents to attend (at no cost); 
Each non-member PAC is invited to send 1 parent (at no cost) and buy 1 ticket at $10; 
Any additional tickets are $25 each
ALL PAYMENTS ARE DUE BY JUNE 1st

***LIMITED seating is available, so please register ASAP

RSVP HERE
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Lice Check Event - Date will be announced once Procedure is completed. 

If you are having lice concerns, please contact SPEAC for direction and support

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There are many partners involved in your child's education.
Click here to see who is who in the Sooke SD62 education family

How Can I Become More Involved?
Attend PAC and DPAC meetings and/or read material
put out by them for the parents
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Every school has a Parents' Advisory Council (P.A.C.) which meets regularly in each 
school. All parents are eligible to be members of their school's P.A.C. and are 
encouraged to attend. P.A.C.s meet to advise and help the schools in a variety of ways, 
and to inform and support parents. 

The Sooke Parents' Education Advisory Council (S.P.E.A.C.) is the SD 62 District PAC,(DPAC) 
we usually meet the third Wednesday of every month. S.P.E.A.C. serves as a 
monthly forum for elected delegates and interested parents from each school in the 
district to meet and discuss district wide issues, and to promote education. S.P.E.A.C. 
provides parent representation on various school board committees and is represented at 
regular board meetings. 

 SPEAC Constitution and By-laws 2014


WE BELIEVE …
STUDENTS...
TEACHERS...
have the right to:
·  a safe environment
·  a quality education
have the right to:
·  use professional judgment
·  be treated with proper protocol
have the responsibility to:
·  try and solve their own problems when possible
·  be good school citizens
have the responsibility to:
·  teach in a professional manner
·  model socially acceptable behaviour
PARENTS...
ALL OF US ...
have the right to:
·  take part in their child’s education
·  talk with the teacher
have the right to:
·  be respected
·  be heard
·  be informed
have the responsibility to:
·  talk to the teacher directly
·  model socially acceptable behaviour
have the responsibility to:
·  treat each other fairly and with respect
·  act on our own behalf

 


SPEAC's Aims

·  to promote leadership in initiating and encouraging Parents' Advisory Councils at the individual school level;
·  to help parents become more familiar with educational facilities and services that are available in our school district;
·  to provide a forum for school parent groups to discuss matters of mutual interest and concern;
·  to provide leadership in developing and understanding the rights and responsibilities of the parent within the education system;
·  to promote effective communications between parents, educators, administrators, trustees and the Ministry of Education.

 

SPEAC

 

·  has permanent delegate status at the School District 62 Board of Education meetings;
·  is developing a series of pamphlets on volunteering and PAC positions, etc.;
·  sponsors educational forums and conferences in conjunction with other parent groups;
·  hosts an All Candidates meeting for local school trustee elections;
·  hosts Parents' Advisory Council Presidents meetings;
·  has representatives on school district committees where parents are welcome;
·  assists parents and PAC groups as needed in locating parent resources and support;
·  is a member of the British Columbia Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC).

 

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