Point Grey Secondary School - Stəywəte:n
First PAC Meeting of the School Year
Please join the PAC general meeting on Zoom
As you are aware, after input from students, families, school-based and District staff, the Vancouver School District will adopt a semester model for the 2021-2022 school year. Students will take four courses from September to January and another four courses from February to June.
Semester 1 September 8, 2021 - January 31, 2022 *
Semester 2 February 1 - June 29, 2022
Health and safety continues to be a top priority in our schools and we anticipate a return to full-time in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. As such, this new schedule is designed to better meet the needs of students, including more teacher support for students and more flexibility with learning. The adoption of the semester model will also see a standard timetable and bell schedule across all secondary schools. School will begin at 8:40 am and finish at 3:06 pm.
As plans continue to develop, together with District staff, we will continue to work with families, teachers, staff, the Ministry of Education and health officials to ensure the schedule will be implemented safely.
YEY is a nine-session accelerated program, run by two trained Facilitators who are passionate about helping youth. The program is offered in an online class setting that encourages student participation. Each class shares a new principle which builds upon the previous principle; ultimately helping students take accountability for their thoughts, feelings and actions; thus, moving them into a place of confidence, security and self-assurance. Upon completion of this program, youth are offered an opportunity to take on a leadership role and co-facilitate future courses to help empower more youth within their school or community. YEY curriculum is a derivative from the Slight Edge Principles. The principles shared during this nine-week program are as follows:
Session 1 – Ripple Effect
Session 2 – Attitude Creates Your Life
Session 3 – The Moment You Stop Blaming, You Take Back your Power
Session 4 – Take Action! With Small Steps
Session 5 – Fail Forward to Success
Session 6 – Drive Your Life with Powerful Habits
Session 7 – Be a Student of Life
Session 8 – Momentum is your Responsibility
Session 9 – Graduation & Next Steps
About the Organization
YEY is a program of Low Entropy, a registered Charity that is making personal growth accessible to all, and in doing so providing people with the tools to change themselves and the world. What’s unique about our program is that it has a template and a structure to foster growth and development in an intentional, adaptable, customizable, and scalable way. Change starts from within, and we see personal growth as a vehicle for global change. More information on Low Entropy and the Youth Empowering Youth program can be found at our website. Register for our newsletter at https://lowentropy.org/newsletter/
You can choose one of the following timings that best works for you:
- Sundays 10:00- 11:30 a.m. (PST) June 6- Aug 1
- Saturdays 6:00- 7:30 p.m. (PST) July 3- Aug 28
- Sundays 1:00- 2:30 p.m. (PST) July 25- Sep 19
- Mondays 7:00- 8:30 p.m. (PST) Aug 23- Oct 18
Spots are available for sign up on Wednesday mornings / evenings and Thursday mornings from August to December of 2021.
Please visit the following page to sign up for any future volunteer shifts you are interested in doing. As you know, in keeping with Covid guidelines and as part of our agreement with St. Augustine Anglican Church’s Diocese, we are currently asking our volunteers to be vaccinated, or in the process of getting your Covid vaccination, in order to keep our volunteers and our vulnerable members of our community safe. We understand this is a personal decision, so if for any reason you are not in support of these measures, please do come back and join us once the restrictions ease.
New(er) Volunteers (ivolunteer):
We are accepting new volunteers at all times, via the school community sign ups, or via ivolunteer as part of the United Way. If someone you know is interested in joining us, please forward them the link to ivolunteer - and ensure that they clear a Criminal Records Check (CRC) via the ivolunteer website in order to participate. A CRC is essential for volunteering with vulnerable members of our community. Students coming from local high schools are exempt and covered by other agreements.
If you initially volunteered via the KOMCPC, we are happy to continue to open our volunteer shits to all your expertise, enthusiasm and incredible efforts. These volunteer hours will be independent of the CPC, but as you completed a CRC, you are cleared and available to support us going forward independently of the CPC if you wish.
Thank you to everyone that has supported the Food Hub over the past year. Your support, hard work, flexibility, input and enthusiasm has created a welcome space for our community to access food and, more importantly, to create connections with people and recognizing their needs during a very difficult time in our world.