September PAC Meeting- Wednesday September 18th at 7:00pm

Hi everyone, my name is Gina Layte Liston and I am the Mom to Hana (Kindergarten) and Reid (Grade One) and also the Chair of the Parent Advisory Council (PAC).

I would like to invite you to this month’s PAC meeting on Wednesday September 18th at 7pm (I will be there at 6:45pm if you would like to come early and talk). At the meetings, there will be the usual business to be discussed- the calendar of school events, reports from the executive, volunteer opportunities, and fundraising; however, the meeting is also a time to ask Steve (Principal) and Tanya (Vice-Principal) any questions you might have, discuss opportunities and challenges as a parent group; and what are the best ways to be engaged with the staff and administration to make Heather Park a great place for our children to attend. This year the meetings will begin at 6:45pm and each month there will be a period of time dedicated to information and discussions on a Positive Behaviour Support theme. This theme relates to the one chosen by school staff that the students will be engaged in at assemblies each month.

Free babysitting is available, so bring your kids in their PJs and let them play!! All babysitters have their babysitting certificates.

Wondering what Positive Behaviour Support is?? Come out to the meetings to find out!! You can also find information on the HP Elem site under ‘About HPE’.

Please take a look at the link ‘Who’s who’. Who’s Who on the PAC- September 2013
The PAC has a number of opportunities to be involved on the Executive- the attached document shows the available positions and gives an description of each of them. Even if you are a new family in the school, have a first child entering kindergarten, or haven’t been involved previously, if you have an interest in or a skill that relates to one of them, nominate yourself!! Honestly, who knows better you that you would do a great job!! If you have any questions about the positions, email me or talk to me before the meeting on Wednesday.

I hope to see you at the meeting on Wednesday, if not this month then a meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please remember that any loved ones, including grandparents, caregivers, ect that are interested in having a greater connection to their child, is invited to come and be involved.

Research shows that the more engaged adult loved ones are with their children, grandchildren, students, and the school, the better academically and emotionally the student does.

Thanks Gina (envirogirl@shaw.ca)