Parent Information Evening – Fostering Independence

Registration is now open for the March 25 PIE – Fostering independence.

Elizabeth Gardner, District Vice Principal-Learning Support Services will share focused work the Burnaby School District is doing with Learning Support Teachers, EAs and classroom teachers to assess, teach and develop independence so that our students with special needs can spend the majority of their time focusing on learning and social life within the classroom and school.

The presentation will cover:

  • Why independence is so critical.
  • How we identify the skills needed for our students/children to become more independent.
  • How we teach those skills.
  • How we fade supports so that the student/child is able to do things without adult support.
  • What parents do at home to support developing independence.

Eventbrite - (2015) Fostering Independence

March DPAC meeting postponed to April 13

At the DPAC meeting Feb 23, it was unanimously decided to postpone the March DPAC general meeting to allow more comprehensive budget discussions.

Due to Spring Break, many Burnaby schools are not holding a PAC meeting in March.  By postponing the meeting, DPAC reps will be able to consult with their school PAC with updated information and bring this feedback to the DPAC general meeting for discussion.  Postponing the meeting will also allow the district to present completed financials and projections based on the Ministry announcement of the 2015/16 Preliminary Operating Grant.

The meeting has be rescheduled to April 13.

Burnaby School District Budget Overview Presentation – Feb. 23, 2015

Burnaby School District Budget Overview – DPAC Presentation, Feb. 23, 2015

At the February DPAC General meeting, Secretary-Treasurer Greg Frank provided a presentation on the School District’s budget overview for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years. The above link is to the handout of preliminary figures that was provided during the meeting.

The full February DPAC meeting minutes will be posted once they’re available.

Please visit the Burnaby School District website at http://sd41.bc.ca/budgets_policies/budgets.htm for further updates from the District on the budget and the budget process.

January 2015 Minutes

DPAC 26-01-2015 General Meeting Minutes

D.P.A.C. MEETING NOTES

Burnaby Central Secondary School
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
Burnaby, B.C.
DATE: January 26, 2015
TIME: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Schools Attending:

Brentwood North:  Alpha, Confederation Park, Gilmore, Burnaby North, Capitol Hill, Lochdale, Montecito, Parkcrest, Westridge
Cariboo Lougheed:  Burnaby Mountain, Cameron, Forest Grove, Lyndhurst, Stoney Creek, University Highlands
Central West:  Burnaby Central, Douglas Road, Gilpin, Moscrop, Cascade Heights, Chaffey-Burke, Inman, Marlborough
Kingsway South:  Burnaby South, Glenwood, Maywood, Nelson, Suncrest, Edmonds Read more

November 2014 Minutes

DPAC 24-11-2014 General Meeting Minutes

D.P.A.C. MEETING NOTES

Burnaby Central Secondary School
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
Burnaby, B.C.
DATE: November 24, 2014
TIME: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Schools Attending: 

Brentwood North:  Alpha, Brentwood Park, Gilmore, Kitchener, Rosser, Burnaby North, Aubrey, Capitol Hill, Lochdale, Parkcrest
Cariboo Lougheed:  Burnaby Mountain, Lyndhurst, Seaforth, Second Street, Stoney Creek
Central West:  Burnaby Central, Douglas Road, Gilpin, Morley, Moscrop, Inman, Malborough
Kingsway South:  Burnaby South, Nelson, Edmonds

District Staff:

Kevin Kaardal, Superintendent of Schools; Gina Niccoli-Moen, Deputy Superintendent; Heather Hart, Assistant Superintendent; Roberto Bombelli, Assistant Superintendent;  Sarah Larsen

Board of Education Trustees and their zones:
Baljinder Narang, Chair (Kingsway South); Ron Burton (Brentwood North); Meiling Chia (Kingsway South); Larry Hayes (Cariboo Lougheed); Harman Pandher (Central West); Gary Wong (Brentwood North)

Trustee-Elect Katrina Chen

DPAC Executive:
Jen Mezei, Chair (Cariboo Lougheed); Dave Dye, Member at Large (Cariboo Lougheed); Herman Louie, Treasurer (Central West); Kristin Schnider, Secretary (Cariboo Lougheed); Jocelyn Schonekess, Vice Chair (Brentwood North)

Regrets: Victoria Brenden, Member at Large (Brentwood North) Read more

October 2014 Minutes

DPAC 27-10-2014 General Meeting Minutes

D.P.A.C. MEETING NOTES

Burnaby Central Secondary School
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
Burnaby, B.C.
DATE: October 27, 2014
TIME: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Schools Attending: 

Brentwood North:  Alpha, Confederation Park, Gilmore, Kitchener, Burnaby North, Aubrey, Capitol Hill, Lochdale, Montecito, Parkcrest
Cariboo Lougheed:  Burnaby Mountain, Cameron, Forest Grove, Stoney Creek, University Highlands, Cariboo Hill, Armstrong, Twelfth Avenue
Central West:  Burnaby Central, Douglas Road, Gilpin, Lakeview, Moscrop, Cascade Heights, Inman
Kingsway South:  Burnaby South, Glenwood, Byrne Creek, Edmonds

District Staff:

Kevin Kaardal, Superintendent of Schools; Gina Niccoli-Moen, Deputy Superintendent; Heather Hart, Assistant Superintendent; Roberto Bombelli, Assistant Superintendent; Deborah Simak, Director of Instruction for Learning Support Services; Sue Dorey, Youth Services Manager; Brandon Curr, District
Vice-Principal of Aboriginal Education; Laurent Scaligine, Department. Head of the AP Program at Burnaby North; Cesare Martino, Vice- Principal of Cariboo Hill Secondary; Jennifer Carson, Advanced Learning Helping Teacher; Wanda Mitchell, Director of Instruction for the Brentwood North Zone; Garth Errico, Director of Instruction for the Central West Zone.

Board of Education Trustees and their zones:
Baljinder Narang, Chair (Kingsway South); Ron Burton (Brentwood North); Meiling Chia (Kingsway South); Larry Hayes (Cariboo Lougheed); Harman Pandher and James Wang (Brentwood North)

DPAC Executive:
Jen Mezei, Chair (Cariboo Lougheed); Herman Louie, Treasurer (Central West); Kristin Schnider, Secretary (Cariboo Lougheed); Jocelyn Schonekess, Vice Chair (Brentwood North); Victoria Brenden, Member at Large (Brentwood North)

Regrets: Dave Dye, Member at Large (Cariboo Lougheed)

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Trustee All Candidates Meeting – Nov 5

Come discover where candidates stand on issues that matter to the parents of SD41.

Trustee All Candidates Meeting – November 5, 7 – 8:30 pm

Stoney Creek Community School

2740 Beaverbrook Crescent

2014-11-05 Trustees All Candidates Meeting

On November 15, 2014, voters in the City of Burnaby will elect seven Trustees for the Burnaby Board of Education.   Trustees play a leadership role by providing direction and setting key goals and priorities of the Burnaby School District.

The Burnaby DPAC is hosting a School Trustee All Candidates meeting to give parents and community members the opportunity to engage with our trustee candidates as they share their views on issues that affect our education system.

This is a non-partisan event, and is open to the public.

 

September 2014 Minutes

2014-09-29 DPAC General Meeting Minutes

D.P.A.C. MEETING NOTES

Burnaby Central Secondary School
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
Burnaby, B.C.
DATE: September 29, 2014
TIME: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Schools Attending: 

Brentwood North:  Alpha, Gilmore, Kitchener, Burnaby North, Aubrey, Capitol Hill, Lochdale, Montecito
Cariboo Lougheed:  Burnaby Mountain, Cameron, Seaforth, Stoney Creek, University Highlands, Cariboo Hill, Armstrong, Twelfth Avenue
Central West:  Burnaby Central, Douglas Road, Gilpin, Lakeview, Moscrop, Cascade Heights, Marlborough
Kingsway South:  Burnaby South, Maywood, Suncrest, Taylor Park

District Staff:

Kevin Kaardal, Superintendent of Schools; Gina Niccoli-Moen, Deputy Superintendent; Heather Hart, Assistant Superintendent; Roberto Bombelli, Assistant Superintendent

Board of Education Trustees and their zones:
Baljinder Narang, Chair (Kingsway South); Meiling Chia (Kingsway South); Larry Hayes (Cariboo Lougheed); Harman Pandher (Central West); James Wang (Brentwood North)

DPAC Executive:
Jen Mezei, Chair (Cariboo Lougheed); Herman Louie, Treasurer (Central West); Kristin Schnider, Secretary (Cariboo Lougheed); Jocelyn Schonekess, Vice Chair (Brentwood North); Victoria Brenden, Member at Large (Brentwood North)

Regrets: Dave Dye, Member at Large (Cariboo Lougheed)

1.  Welcome and Introductions

The Chair called the meeting to order at 7:06 PM and welcomed everyone to the first DPAC General meeting of the 2014-2015 school year. Jen then introduced the District Staff and Board of Education Trustees in attendance.

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