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Parent Advisory Council

Next PAC Meeting

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

7:00 PM TBD

Mr. Jerry Zhang

PAC Meeting followed by speaker:

PAC Meeting followed by speaker: Mr. Zhang

Mr. Zhang will speak on How to prepare to get  into the top programs in elite universities ** Mr. Zhang will present in both English & Mandarin**

University applications for Grade 12 students are underway. Mr. Zhang's workshop will address many issues that students and parents are concerned with, or even stressed about. These topics include whether students’ current courses meet specific university admission requirements, how universities calculate admission averages, what extra-curricular activities students need to prepare for university applications, and how to write a good application profile.

Mr. Zhang is a senior business advisor and educator, he is also an IEEE member.  Before joining Berton College, Mr. Zhang worked as a senior consultant for local hi-tech startups and incubator, a business advisor of a BC government subsidiary, and a senior advisor of public companies including education groups in China.

Mr. Zhang is also a gold-medal coach for students from Lord Byng, Pinetree, Gleneagle, Port Moody Secondary, and Churchills Secondary for Greater Vancouver Science Fair.

Upcoming Calendar Items

Monday, January 27th:

Pro-D Day - no school

Wednesday, January 29th:

Early Dismissal - 2:08pm

Wednesday, February 5th:

Grade 7 Info Night 6-7:30pm

Grad Events & Fundraisers

May 22nd - Parent/Guardian & Student Event - Hellenic Centre - grad@pointgreyparents.org

June 5 - Student led Prom (non-school sanctioned event) - Brock House - prom@pointgreyparents.org

June 23 - Grad Ceremony - School organized - Chan Centre

Building Bridges with your teen

SACY: Building Bridges with your Teen: Explore brain changes and the science behind teen behavior. Share insights, and together explore practical ways to support healthy decision-making and develop capable young people. This workshop may be particularly helpful for parents of grade 7 – 9 students as they add to their parenting skills as parents of teens. (poster) Sir Winston Churchill Secondary, 6:45-9pm Limited seating! Please register at: www.sacy.eventbrite.com

Speaker: Barbara Arrowsmith Young

Changing Brains, Exploring a New Reality - Neuroplasticity and Learning

Barbara Arrowsmith Young, founder of the Arrowsmith Program, author of the Woman Who Changed Her Brain Happy New Year, everyone!  Hosted by Eaton Arrowsmith – it’s your chance hear this remarkable woman speak about her own journey of neuroplastic change, and learn how we can all get to the root of learning barriers in order to reach our true potential without having to rely solely on accommodations - or others - to achieve success academically or in life. Barbara will also be sharing research updates from the newly published 3rd edition of her best-selling book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain.  This book will be available for sale at each event.  Barbara will also be on hand to sign copies! February 1st: tickets available here.

City of Vancouver: Vancouver Plan

The City of Vancouver has started a multi-year engagement process to determine a roadmap for a "Vancouver Plan." They currently have a survey open to understand who you are and what Vancouver means to you with the intention to use this information to create a plan that reflects the aspirations, hopes and dreams of all who live, work and play here.