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Community Events


DPAC General Meeting: Curriculum Focus

Thursday November 22, Room 180, Vancouver Education Centre – 1580 W. Broadway. DPAC meetings are open to all parents and guardians of children in VSB schools.  Voting is limited to DPAC executives at executive meetings and PAC reps at general meetings, but all attendees may otherwise participate in the meetings.

UBC Engineering & Architecture Open House

This is the largest event of the year for any student interested in engineering or architecture.  We will be offering cool demonstrations, fascinating lab tours, and informative presentations from 10am-4pm.  Our advisors, professors, Engineering Design Teams and current students are excited to welcome prospective students and the community to our UBC Vancouver Campus on Saturday, November 24th.  For more information and to RSVP go to https://engineering.ubc.ca/openhouse

GIRLsmarts

UBC Computer Science is partnering with a number of local tech companies to put together a series of tech-related activities for high school girls. Coming up very soon is the Technovation Challenge http://www.technovationchallenge.org/ a coding and entrepreneurship challenge where small teams of up to 5 girls identify problems they want to solve, design a plan and an app, pitch the plan and build the app!

erase website (expect respect and a safe education)http://www.erasebullying.ca/index.php

 

Part of a provincial strategy for creating safe, inclusive and welcoming school cultures that support student learning and well being, this Ministry web portal was created following extensive consultation with students, parents and educators. 
Key features:

·      Valuable information and resources for students, parents and educators on topics such as online safety, mental health and well-being, bullying and violence, substance use and SOGI.

·      An expanded Get Help section where students can access 24/7phone and text lines as well as online chats if they, or someone they know, needs help.
·      Students can access the update erase Report It tool to send a direct message to their school or school districts’ safe school coordinator for immediate response.  All information is private and confidential.


Trans Care BC Family Event

The next Family Event will be on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm, at Creekside Community Centre in Vancouver. This will be a wonderful opportunity to connect and network with other families and, as always, there will be snacks, prizes and art activities! This year we will have activities for children, teens, and parents/caregivers.  Please RSVP to Catherine Jenkins at Catherine.jenkins@phsa.ca

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre

Located at Children’s Hospital, this resource provides a broad range of information and services for young people and families.  Their website provides a comprehensive array of helpful details, and they publish electronically a monthly newsletter.  Recently they circulated information about “Cannabis: Talking to youth” which you can access  at  https://keltymentalhealth.ca/cannabis


Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance

The Vancouver School District, as a partner school board, provides parents with the opportunity to purchase insurance coverage through Kids Plus™. The main website http://kidsplus.ca is available for parents to access information about purchase coverage; claims forms and full plan information online.

The Vancouver School District is offering you the opportunity to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services.

Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance provides protection against unexpected costs arising from accidental injuries.  The program is especially valuable for families who do not have medical or dental plans; have limited plans; or have active children who enjoy sports and outdoor activities.

Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance has a selection of plans to suit most budgets.  Benefits include:

·      Coverage for the full school year (September to September), 24 hours a day, while at home and in school;

·      Expenses that are often limited or not covered by private or group insurance plans, or Provincial Health Insurance, such as physiotherapy, private tutoring, counselling, and much more;

·      Injury-related dental treatment;

·      Out-of-province or country emergency medical expenses.


Insurance premiums for children are $14.50 or $33.50/year, depending upon plan.  Adults 20-64 can also be insured for $32/year.

VCH & VSB co-present: Parent Education Series 2018-19

Parent Education Series 2018-2019.pdf