Chair – Christine Olson (Surrey HLC)
Vice-Chair – Daniel Phillips
Treasurer – Pamela Chin (Surrey HLC)
Secretary – Katie Oppenheimer (Tsolum)
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 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.
The next regularly scheduled PAC meeting will be held on Wed, December 2nd via this recurring Zoom-Room link: https://zoom.us/j/155689504
We are pleased to announce that nominations for the inaugural JS Memorial Award & Scholarship open today. Closing date for applications is Friday, June 5, 2020.
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.
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
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.
Many thanks to Nicole Hamilton and Thai Nguyen for providing these online resources for K-12 learners. These are terrific supplemental and enrichment resources to our curriculum.
Our former principal, Jeff Stewart, recently succumbed to his battle with cancer. Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts go out to his wife and family.
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted, at 7:00 pm via this recurring Zoom-Room link: https://zoom.us/j/155689504
December 11 (2nd Wed)
Apr 8 (2nd Wed)