Monday, September 26

Parent Advocacy Network (PAN) for Public Education needs your help!

PAN made a Presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services on September 19 this year. During the presentation we were asked a number of questions. 

Due to time constraints, two questions were "takeaway" items for us and we NEED YOUR HELP! It's the data from these questions which will help show how much parents, and not the BC government, are funding our schools. 

Please take a few minutes to answer three questions on our web form - SEE: http://www.panvancouver.ca/news/request-for-information-questions-from-the-select-standing-committee-presentation

We hope you can help share this link to the questions through your BC parent networks and on social media. The more data we have, the stronger the argument.

Thank you.

Who is PAN?

The Parent Advocacy Network (PAN) is a grassroots group of parents representing schools across Vancouver who share a deep commitment to public education and are extremely concerned for its future. Founding members include parents from Dickens. We see an urgent need for schools to connect with one another through advocacy groups to share info and to support one another, so that we can lobby for increases in education funding. 

Together we can share research and info about public education and current policies that impact our schools. Each year, we host a number of advocacy initiatives. In this way we see ourselves as supporting and complementing existing groups such as FACE, PENS, DPAC, and BCCPAC in the work they are doing.


If you are interested in learning more about PAN, email us at:

parentadvocacynetwork@gmail.com

Sunday, September 25

Reminder for this Wednesday!

Our guest speaker on sexual health education, Dr. Brandy Wiebe, will use humour and straight talk in an open, interactive environment to show parents/guardians how easy it is to convey healthy, meaningful messages about sex and growing up to young children. 


Sunday, September 11

Guest Speaker this September: Dr. Brandy Wiebe

Save the date for Wednesday, September 28! 

In this session on sexual health education, Dr. Brandy Wiebe will use humour and straight talk in an open, interactive environment to show parents/guardians how easy it is to convey healthy, meaningful messages about sex and growing up to young children. 

Brandy will also present an overview of the student presentations she'll be giving to the K-7 classes at Dickens this fall  you will soon be receiving more info about these classes and this parent/guardian workshop from our school principal, Anna Maria Niccoli-Mullett.