The Burnaby DPAC, in conjunction with BCCPAC, is hosting a Focus Group on Post-Secondary Resources and Planning on Tuesday, March 28 at 7pm. If you are interested in providing input to the Ministry of Advanced Education on the resources and tools that might be helpful to parents, please consider attending. Further information and registration are available here.
The Parent Advisory Council wants to know what you thought of the Purdy’s chocolates we tried for our fundraiser this year, compared to the World’s Finest we’ve used in the past. Let us know your positive or negative feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Contact Us page.
Thanks for your support during the fundraiser, and your feedback for planning future fundraisers!
The agenda for the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting on Tuesday, March 7 (7:00-9:00pm in the school staff room) is now available on the Minutes & Agendas page. All parents/guardians are welcome. Suggestions are always welcome if there is any topic you’d like to discuss at a PAC meeting – email them to email@example.com. We hope to see you there!
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://
Qmunity – http://qmunity.ca/
BCTF Workshops – http://bctf.ca/pd/
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) before Monday, February 20.
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.
The minutes from the January 10 PAC meeting are now available on the Minutes & Agendas page.
Please note the following changes to upcoming meetings:
- The February meeting will be held on February 7 instead of February 14, due to expected absences.
- The March meeting will be held on March 7, due to Spring Break.
- All future PAC meetings will start at 7:00pm, instead of 6:45.
The agenda for the PAC meeting on Tuesday, January 10 is now available on the Minutes & Agendas page. All parents/guardians of Cameron students are members of the Parent Advisory Council, and all are welcome and encouraged to attend the monthly meetings. Meetings are held from 6:45-8:45pm in the school staff room.
See you there!
Kids 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 email@example.com 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.