SOGI (Sexual orientation and gender identity) resources

At the February 20 DPAC meeting, the School District’s SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Committee presented to parents an overview of the work they do in elementary and secondary schools in Burnaby. The committee provided a list of resources for parents and students:

Ivan Coyote’s Ted Tx: We All Need a Safe Place to Pee – 2015 (12 min) *Canadian
In a poetically rhythmic TEDx talk, award winning Vancouver author Ivan Coyote highlights the need for gender neutral washrooms in all public places

Coming Out to Immigrant Parents – 2015 (4 min 30)
Young adults share their coming out stories. They share their feeling and fears: “This part of me is different…and what if it changes the way my family sees me…?”

Moms for Transgender Equality – 2015 (4 min)   Human Right Campaign
Youtube video in which moms speak up for transgender equality. They are the voice of countless parents of transgender and gender-expansive youth, pledging to make the world safer for their children.

Local organizations that provide information and/or presentations for students or parents:

Out In Schools – http://outinschoolscom/

Qmunity –

BCTF Workshops –

Burnaby DPAC requesting parent input re: provincial budget

The Burnaby DPAC is seeking parent input in order to prepare a letter to the Ministers of Finance and Education advocating for our funding priorities for the 2017 provincial budget. Please review the Theme 5 (K-12 Education) section of the committee’s report, particularly the Recommendations, and submit any feedback to the Cameron PAC Chair/DPAC Representative ( before Monday, February 20.

Get your tickets now for Crash Crawly’s on Thursday Jan. 26!

We are holding a PAC fundraiser at Crash Crawly’s on Thursday, January 26 from 3:30 to 9:00pm – bring your kids to play the evening before the Pro-D day!

Buy your tickets in advance to take advantage of lower prices. Tickets will be available this week (Jan. 16-20) between 2:50 and 3:20pm, inside the front entrance of the school; tickets will also be available at the door at Crash Crawly’s regular prices.

Advance purchases prices:

  • Regular admission $12.00 (regular price $12.99 plus tax)
  • Laser tag $4.00 (regular price $5.00)
  • Mini golf $4.00
  • Tokens $1.00

The Cameron PAC will receive part proceeds from all ticket, laser tag, mini golf, and token sales. Funds raised at this event will support technology purchases for the school.

Crash Crawly’s is located at #1-1300 Woolridge St., Coquitlam.


Volunteers needed for the Pancake Breakfast

pancakes-300pxKids love the Pancake Breakfast, when they get to wear their pajamas and eat pancakes with their buddies, and we love helping to put on this event. But it takes a lot of help to make this great event happen! We will need parent volunteers on Wednesday, December 7th after school to set up, and we will need a large number of volunteers on Thursday, December 8th from 8:50am to about 11:00am to serve food and drinks and to help clean up. Please note that this is an extremely busy event, and it is not recommended that you bring younger children with you on the 8th.

Volunteers will be treated to pancakes and coffee after the event.

If you are able to help, please return the notice that went home today, or email by Wednesday, November 30th (in your email please indicate whether you are available on the 7th or 8th, your name and phone number, and your child’s name and teacher).

And thanks of course to the Burnaby Firefighters, who flip enough pancakes for 450 people, and Save On Foods, who help us out with supplies.

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