We are excited to bring Liliana Cortes, Registered Clinical Counsellor, to speak to parents about anxiety in children at our AGM on Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 pm! (Please note this date has changed from Tuesday, May 9, due to the B.C. provincial election taking place on that day.)
Anxiety is a leading mental health issue among Canadian children, and it can be difficult for parents to find information and help. Please join us as Liliana discusses what anxiety is, how to recognize it, and how it can affect your child’s life and your family life. She will also explain what you can do to support your child, and how to determine if you need help.
Liliana’s presentation will take place from 7:00 to 8:00pm, and will be followed by our PAC Annual General Meeting. You’ll find out about the events, fundraising, and purchases for the school your PAC representatives have achieved this year, and our plans for next year. We will also hold our annual election for PAC executive positions, so if you’re interested in getting involved, this is a fantastic way to find out about the opportunities!
The event is FREE but you must register here. We are able to provide childcare during this event if needed. If you need childcare, you must email email@example.com by Friday, May 5 stating the number of children you need care for and their ages.
Thanks to our students and families who participated in the Purdy’s Chocolates fundraiser, we raised $1888 towards technology purchases for the school.
What did you think of the Purdy’s Chocolates, compared to World’s Finest in past years? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
The agenda for the April 11 PAC meeting is now available on the Minutes & Agendas page. All Cameron parents/guardians are members of the PAC and are welcome and encouraged to attend the meetings, which are held from 7:00-9:00pm in the school staff room.
We’ll be planning the staff appreciation event, our PAC Annual General Meeting in May (which will feature a guest speaker), fundraisers, and possible additions to the playground.
On April 3, Burnaby DPAC (District Parent Advisory Council) reps will discuss the District Budget, bringing forward concerns and comments from parents at each school. If you have comments you’d like us to contribute, please email them to email@example.com or use the webform on the Contact Us page.
From Burnaby DPAC:
In 2016, Burnaby PACs identified three areas of concern hat were significantly impacted by these budgetary cuts [of nearly $10 million over the last 6 years]. Those areas were: (1) cuts to custodial services, (2) cuts to learning support services for students with special needs designations as well as those students who require some additional support but do not have designations, and (3) reduced counselling services for students.
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://outinschoolscom/
Qmunity – http://qmunity.ca/pridespeaks/
BCTF Workshops – http://bctf.ca/pd/workshops.aspx?id=233053
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.