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Parent Advisory Council

Next PAC Meeting

Upcoming Calendar Items

Monday, January 18th:

Martin Luther King Day and Pro-D Day -- no school

Wednesday, February 10th:

Q2 report cards published on MyEd

Wednesday, February 10th:

PAC Meeting--7:00 pm via Zoom

Friday, February 12th:

Pro-D Day -- no school

Monday, February 15th:

Family Day -- no school

Path 2 Success Coaching Presentation--Thank you, Ramana Bhangoo!

On November 18, 2020, Ramana Bhangoo of Path 2 Success Coaching gave a presentation following the PAC Meeting, addressing the challenges that kids have faced due to COVID-19.  Her presentation has been uploaded onto the PAC's YouTube channel, with the link as follows.

Gift Cards - easy way to support the PAC

Support the PAC with your everyday activities - it’s pretty easy, you order a gift card from the PAC and we receive a percentage of the value of the card. You’d be surprised at the number of gift cards to chose from. Please visit our website to download the PDF Gift Card Order form. https://www.pointgreyparents.org/fundraise.php

 

Fill out the form, have your child drop it in the office before the deadline along with a cheque made out to Point Grey Secondary PAC. OR if you would like to pay by e-transfer, please send the e-transfer to info@pointgreyparents.org and email the order form to the same account - make sure the student name is on both the form and e-transfer so we can match order & payment.   On the e-transfer - please put" [Student name] gift card order” in the memo line.

 

Our next order deadline is Tuesday, Jan 19th, 10am, delivered on Friday, January 29th,  pick up by the end of the day from the school office.

PG Quarter 2 Student Schedule

Point Grey Secondary will be adjusting to a 1-week rotation schedule for Quarter 2.

Below are some of the educational reasons provided for moving to a 1-week rotation:

•    Less likely for students to fall behind;

•    Connecting with students in person on a more regular basis;

•    While online learning works for some students, many students benefit from seeing their teachers in person on a frequent basis;

•    To help students feel more connected to teachers (and F2F help) by not making the remote time as long;

•    Two full weeks away from face-to-face learning is proving too difficult for many students, particularly in the academic subjects;

•    Continuity of coursework and connection with the students would greatly improve;

•    Shorter periods of time during which students may become disconnected, confused and in need of more immediate face-to-face support for which they may not reach out on their own;

•   Allows for better oversight and mentoring opportunities. Shorter remote periods much easier to manage and/or recover from for students. The 1-week rotation schedule will take effect on Wednesday, November 18th with the beginning of Quarter 2.

COVID-19 Advocacy

On October 27, 2020, the PG PAC Executive sent a letter to Vancouver Coastal Health advocating for a more timely and transparent COVID-19 notification process.  The letter and a Chinese translation are provided by the following pdf links.