What a great turn out to our year end school picnic!
A big thanks to the whole fundraising committee for all their hard work in organizing such successful event.
Hello Brock Community!
Please remember to attend our PAC meeting on Monday June 20th at 6:30 in the library.
We will be voting off a wish list provided by teachers on what to focus fundraising/ spending on next year. Come have your say and your vote!
We will have a guest speaker from Make your Move - a new kid-empowerment / self-defense program that will be offered in schools next year. Jess will tell us about her program in detail to allow us to make an informed decision. Maybe an opportunity for the PAC to sponsor for all divisions at Brock?
Come meet some new faces that will be joining our PAC executive and Hot Lunch Team - we are still searching for a Co-chair for the 2022 - 2023 school year. Please reach out to Sarah Dumont (email@example.com) if interested.
Babysitting will be offered in the gym during the PAC meeting.
Ms Hope Sterling our new principal has been invited to the meeting which she plans to attend. For those of you that didn’t have the pleasure of meeting her at the year end picnic, come meet her at the PAC meeting she will be a perfect addition to our school community.
Volunteer or volunteers urgently needed!
Hey Brock Community we are still looking for a vice-chairperson for our PAC Executive for the 2022-2023 school year.
The vice-chairperson fulfils an important role as an understudy to the chairperson. The vice-chairperson learns duties and responsibilities of the chairperson to step in as needed that year and ideally become chairperson the following year.
The exec is a fabulous group of dedicated parents all very helpful and willing to teach and help you. Come join us. Come help mold your children’s elementary school experience by being part of the planning and organization through the PAC.
If easier this position could be shared by two individuals.
Without a full executive committee, we will not be able to continue to support our school with the same high level of both financial support and PAC sponsored programs. Join us to allow us to continue our amazing level of involvement that benefits our children’s elementary school experience.
Please email Sarah Dumont for more information or to express interest - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please attend the June 20th PAC meeting at 6:30 in the library.
Your PAC executive
Hot Lunch Team Volunteers Needed
Thanks for supporting this year's new hot lunch platform (munchalunch) and new vendor (Bittersweet). The Hot Lunch Team will be passing on the baton and is looking for new coordinators to ensure smooth delivery of the hot lunch twice a week, and to liaise with the vendor(s) and Brock staff. Without new volunteers the hot lunch program will not run next year.
The munchalunch platform admins (minimum 2 people): you will get an orientation session to understand how the platform works, ideally before the end of June as it goes offline until late August for September set-up.
Time commitment varies but at the beginning of each session (Fall, Winter, Spring) it could take 3+ hours to set up classes, and menus online. Ensure good communications with vendors, Brock staff and Brock PAC (comms channels).
Weekly online commitment is minimum 1-2 hours: mostly checking orders, reminders for payments and any troubleshooting. Brock Staff need the orders before each hot lunch day (twice a week)- if covid protocols continue through the fall and students eat in their own classrooms.
In-person commitment: on hot lunch days (currently Tues/Thurs), at least 2 volunteers are required to check orders. If students eat communally in the fall, more volunteers would be ideal to distribute and set up lunches for all classes.
New vendors, special lunch days and using munchalunch for fundraising are options for 2022-23- if you are interested or have suggestions for changes for next year, please email email@example.com
What a fabulous Brock community event - it was wonderful seeing the kids working together, teachers having fun, and parents enjoying the community spirit.
This year Our PAC supported a healthy snack station for the kids and teachers.
We would like to say a big THANK YOU to our local Main Street Nester’s for helping supply fresh fruit. And, a second big THANK YOU to FreeYumm for providing us with a couple hundred yummy allergen-free bars. FreeYumm is a local company that makes tasty but heathy bars, cookies, and crackers that are free of the Top 9 allergens. The kids really enjoyed the snacks. Thank you all for making this event such a success!
Click the file below to review the meeting minutes.
PAC executive volunteers needed!
We have 2 long term volunteers stepping down this year - we will need a new treasurer, new co-chair and more fundraising and communication volunteers.
We will set up a night early May to come for a beer and chat with the current exec to fill the positions.
Please email - firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Counsellor Kate Parent info night: Parenting the Exceptional Child: Managing High Sensitivity, Persistence, Intensity, and Rigidity.
Tuesday April 12 @ 7:00 PM
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Apr 12, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Parenting the Exceptional Child: Managing High Sensitivity, Persistence, Intensity, and Rigidity.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
PARENTING THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
Do you notice that your child is particularly sensitive, slow-to-adapt, persistent, energetic, or intense at times? Are there elements of their behaviour that are frustrating and confusing? There are many different facets of temperament, or how a child is “wired” that have significant effects on their behaviour. Some children are exceptional in the strength of their temperamental traits. This workshop is designed to help parents and caregivers understand their child on a whole new level.
We will explore:
· different variables of personality and temperament
· the “fit” between parents personalities and those of their children
· the “why” behind behaviours that appear baffling and oppositional
· how to communicate limits without shame or frustration
· how to handle meltdowns and emotional moments
· specific ways to bring out your child’s natural strengths and abilities
By the end of the workshop parents will have a tailored personality profile for their child, with plenty of practical ideas of how to help them build self-esteem and be the best version of themselves.
Presenter bio: Kate Saunders has over 20 years of experience as a counsellor and educator, specializing in working with children and families. Kate completed her BA in Child Youth Care and her MA in Counselling Psychology, and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC. She works therapeutically with children in play therapy, with parents/adults, and with parents and children together to address challenging behaviours and emotion regulation. Kate is a certified practitioner and trainer of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, one of the few empirically-valid treatments for disruptive behaviour in young children. Kate focuses particularly on supporting healthy attachment and emotional development with all of her clients.
Ms. Doran's Library presentation: