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Minutes of the May DPAC meeting

by SD73 DPAC -

Good Tuesday morning, DPAC and PAC friends!

Well, we've made it through another school year, and I don't know about you, but I can hardly believe it's June.  My kids have already started a "who's going to sleep the most the first week after school ends" contest.  I think my 13 year old may have this one in the bag.

Anyhoo, here are the last DPAC General Meeting minutes of the school year.

Don't forget that we start up again September 17th.  In general, we meet at 6:30pm every THIRD Tuesday of the month at the Henry Grube Education Centre.  Exceptions are: December, March and June, when we do not meet due to Winter Break, Spring Break, and Crazy End of School Year June.

We already have a speaker lined up for September, but we would love your ideas for education for the Fall.  Previous years' education sessions have included: Safety in a Digital Age, Askable Adult, monthly Food Safe Education, and more.  Who would you like us to bring for education?  We are thinking about asking the folks from BCCPAC come and do a PAC A-to-Z presentation, an Aboriginal Parent Engagement session, and SOGI sessions, but we need to know what your pac/parents want!  Send me your ideas!

DON'T FORGET TO APPLY FOR YOUR GAMING GRANTS BEFORE JUNE 30TH!!!  That's $20/student that you get to spend on your school's kids!

And....a very warm welcome to our newest PACs, including the parents who are moving from David Thompson to the new school, and the new PAC comprised of parents from Insight, which is part of the KOOL program.  Welcome, welcome, welcome.  We can't wait to meet you.  Don't forget to submit your bylaws and constitutions to the School Board office and get your gaming grant applications in, because who doesn't love a few extra dollars, right?

You can peek back at our minutes from the school year, as well as our DPAC bylaws and constitution at

See you all in September.  Have a wonderful, safe summer vacation!

Your SD73 DPAC Executive: Sheri, Brad, Erin, Chris, Don, Kerri, Megan, Tibor and Valerie

Last DPAC of the 2018/19 school year

by SD73 DPAC -

Hi PACs!

Here is the last DPAC Agenda of the school year.  The third Tuesday in June tends to be a wee bit busy for families, so we do not meet as a General DPAC Group in June (although the Executive does continue to meet over the summer).

Last meeting of the school year is Tuesday May 21 at 6:30pm at Henry Grube Centre.

Our meetings for the 2019/20 school year are the third Tuesday of every month, excluding December, March and June.

See you on Tuesday,


by SD73 DPAC -

Hi everyone!

Here are the minutes from the 2018/19 DPAC AGM.

Please note that we have updated our Bylaws and Constitution, which you can find under the "About Us" tab on this website.

Your 2019/20 DPAC Executive Committee is:

Chair:  Sheri Lakusta (1 year left in current term)
Vice Chair:  Brad Gerow (newly elected to 2 year term)
Secretary:  (*See NOTE below)
Treasurer:  Erin Mitchell (1 year term)
Director at Large:  Chris Ponti (1 year term), Don Kitt (1 year term), Tibor Balogh (1 year term), Megan Franke (1 year term), Valerie Newbreast (2 year term), Kerri Schill (2 year term)

*NOTE:  Erin Mitchell has been appointed by the voting membership as acting secretary for a one year term, as no other nominees have come forward and DPAC cannot operate without a secretary.  Therefore, Erin Mitchell will fill a new combined role as Secretary/Treasurer for the 2019/20 year only.

Congratulations to our next DPAC Executive.  

A huge thank you to our outgoing Executive members:  Jessica Kleissen (outgoing Treasurer), Katie Cavaletto (outgoing Director at Large), and Melinda Hunter (outgoing Director at Large).  These three ladies have juggled PAC work, DPAC work, kids, families and regular crazy jobs and have done it all with a sense of humor, kindness, thoughtfulness and care.  We have all become family over the last bunch of years, and we will miss your smiling faces around the executive table!  

The next AGM will be held in the Spring of 2020.

The last regular DPAC meeting of the 2018/19 school year will be May 21 at 6:30pm at the Henry Grube Education centre.

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