Sooke Parents' Education Advisory Council (District PAC)

    
 

                 

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.

Why should you get involved? ( 7 minute video)


Our next meeting will be . . . November 19 from 7 - 9:30 pm
@ Dunsmuir Middle School located at 3341 Painter Road in Colwood, BC


If you would like to join us electronically, from home or your phone, please contact
the SPEAC president 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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PAC Celebration was a great success in June, we look forward to doing it again in 2015. 
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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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October 20th @ 7:15 - 9:15 pm Healthy Schools Committee Meeting: All are Welcomed!

SD62 Board Office: 3143 Jacklin Rd.

For more information, contact Cindy at cindypandrew@shaw.ca
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West Shore RCMP Presents a Cyber Safety and Awareness Presentation

Date: October 23, 2014 6 pm to 9 pm

Location: Isabelle Reader Theatre, 1026 Goldstream Ave. Langford BC

Please click on link below for full details.

http://westshore.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=569&languageId=1&contentId=39128

Best Shredding will also be on site with a shredding truck.  For a donation to the Goldstream Food Bank, Best Shredding will shred your unwanted personal documents.  Doors open at 6 pm Information tables and shredding will be available at that time. Presentations start at 7 pm.

Thank you for supporting this great community event and bringing information to the West Shore Community.

Kathy Rochlitz (Cpl.), NCO i/c Community Policing & Media Liaison Officer, West Shore RCMP

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November  1, 2014 - Food Safe Course for Volunteers

If you are interested in this being offered to PAC volunteers, contact Stef at stefparsons@gmail.com

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PAC 101 and Foods That Fit Evening 
Thursday November 13 @ 6:30 - 9 pm at Belmont Secondary; 3067 Jacklin Road

PAC 101 information for all PAC members: an evening of learning and networking

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All Candidates Meetings - For Sooke School District Board of Education Trustee Candidates 
SPEAC will be hosting two meetings:

  • Tuesday November 4 @ 7 to 9 pm  in the EMCS Theatre for Milne's Landing zone candidates (East Sooke, Sooke and points west of Sooke)
  • Thursday November 6 @ 7 to 9 pm at Spencer Middle School in the Isabelle Reader Theatre for Belmont zone candidates. (Highlands, Langford, Colwood, Metchosin and Malahat)
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     Saturday February 7, 2015 Spectrum Community School

Always a great day of information and networking.
$75 early bird if you register before January 21, 2015
$100 regular registration.
Great ideas and great people, great food at a central location.
Join our Facebook page for updates on who we will have at the event this year.
Two minute Video from 2013

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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 on this link to see who is who in the education family of School District 62 (Sooke)

How Can I Become More Involved?
Attend PAC and DPAC meetings, and or read material put out by them for the parents.
 
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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