Tuesday, September 29

Care about Public Education in BC?

A request for written public input in to the 2016 Provincial Budget has been issued by the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services.

This is your chance to express your thoughts to the Government of BC about:

  • Current funding levels for public education
  • Cutbacks to special needs’ and student support services/programs
  • Cutbacks to arts and music programs
  • The growing pressure on parents to raise funds to cover basic educational resources

Your written input can be short, but it should be in your own words.

Further information, including an outline of the Committee’s privacy policy, is provided on the Committee’s website at https://www.leg.bc.ca/cmt/finance/submission.asp


Midnight, Thursday, October 15, 2015

There are three ways to submit your input:

1. Email your letter as an attachment through the online submission form at                    https://www.leg.bc.ca/cmt/finance/submission.asp 

2. Mail your submission to:
Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services
Room 224, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC   V8V 1X4

3. Fax your submission to: 250-356-8172

More info on Public Education in BC from FACE (Families Against Cuts to Education)

FACE brochure and fact sheet which has great accessible information on impact of funding cutbacks: https://facebc.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/whats-happening-to-public-education-in-british-columbia/#more-113

Podcast of BC Almanac about Public Education and School Supplies with Gloria Macarenko and Jen Stewart, co-founder of FACE, as a guest:  http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/bcalmanac_20150925_61649.mp3

Monday, September 21

Save the Date! Dr. Deborah MacNamara will speak on Sibling Conflict

Other dates for PAC Meetings to save:

Nov 25 - Panel Discussion: Advocacy for Education

Jan 27 - Ishtar Beck: Workshop on Effective Discipline

Feb 25 - Annual Winteruption Hop 'n Nosh Family Dance

Mar 30 - Michelle Kambolis: Easing Anxiety with Play-based Cognitive Behavioural Activities

Reminder Note: Donate to Technology at Dickens!

If you haven't had the chance to do so yet, this is a quick reminder to donate to our Technology Fundraiser where every dollar you give will be matched!

Tuesday, September 8

Donate to Technology at Dickens!

Welcome to the 2015/16 School Year! 

We have some wonderful news to share with you regarding our Technology Fundraiser and hope that you'll be able to participate with us in this drive where your donations will be matched! 

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