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Introducing your new PAC Executive 2020-2021

Chair – Christine Olson (Surrey HLC)

Vice-Chair – Daniel Phillips

Treasurer – Pamela Chin (Surrey HLC)

Secretary – Katie Oppenheimer (Tsolum)

members-at-large –
Julian Rendell (Tsolum),
Janet Smitheringale (Tsolum),
Cora Ware (Tsolum),
Mara van Dishoeck (Tsolum)

Congratulations to all, and many thanks for taking on these roles! These Tsolum campus parents represent FAE, Enter, and Compass programs. A very warm welcome and thanks to the new Executive members coming aboard, and thanks to Janet, Julian, and Cora for continuing to serve this year. Your dedication and commitment is much appreciated.

June 2020 Awards & PAC Scholarship winners

June 2020 PAC Scholarship winners:

  • Trinity Slater
  • Grace Daley
  • Clare Snelgrove

Jeff Stewart Memorial Award winners:

  • grades 7-9 Sophia Vaillant & Liam Rendell, Enter 2
  • grades 10-11 Malia Johnston, Seven Summits

Jeff Stewart Memorial Award & Scholarship winner:

  • grade 12 Ronan Leighton, Compass

Congratulations to these students! We wish you much continued success in your future endeavours.

Mental Health Workshop for Elementary Students and Parents

Supporting Mental Health with Leanne Webster Brenner

Monday, April 27, 2:00-3:00 pm

Leanne will be presenting a workshop on anxiety & stress for students and parents. Parents and children have very different experiences and understanding of anxiety. Leanne will be covering both perspectives and speaking to children and adults during this talk.

Leanne will shift back and forth between parents and students, giving parents a little background info first before jumping into the ‘Brain Science for Kids’ lesson which leads us right into anxiety.

Find the recording of the presentation here.

Find a copy of the slideshow Leanne used in her presentation here.

Nutrition Workshop for Elementary Students and Parents

Holistic Nutrition for Kids with Shannon Simpson (Mindful Meals)

Tuesday, May 5, 10:00-10:45 am

This fun holistic nutrition class will introduce kids to mindful eating, the importance of eating a rainbow of colors and how whole food can feed our brains and help us learn.  We will not focus on what is “good” or “bad” but instead what are the foods that make our bodies and brains grow big and strong and the “sometimes foods.”  Children will also learn to make a delicious shake.

You can see a recording of the presentation here: https://youtu.be/4gg2g6oFSkU

English Language Arts resources and tips

Our thanks to Melissa Mullis, Intermediate Teacher (Compass, Nanaimo), and Nicole Hamilton, Curriculum and Resource Fund Support Teacher (Tsolum), for the informative session for elementary students and parents on Supporting Language Arts Learning at Home. For those unable to participate on April 20th, Nicole and Melissa have very generously made available their talk for you to access online.

A recording of the Zoom session may be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EjaNytz5–R66wl8B3pSWbQbz4joc5le/view

PowerPoint Version (downloadable) Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZquZK0G8dtSslMAzYEv8721rL8tJfzR2/view?usp=sharing
PDF Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P5QMFncRaqyjmhXDPOqlTnISI88DF8lo/view?usp=sharing
Google Slides Version Link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1z4uMUCo76desHrcHz7C1GEzgegK7ur2RPaNz-4Xt6VY/edit?usp=sharing

The Google Slides and PowerPoint version can be opened and viewed with the Presenter Notes available which have some extra details about each of the resources, plus a few more links to check out.