Wednesday, February 15

My Tween and Me Parenting Program - hosted at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Discover the full potential of your relationship with your pre-teen (7 – 12 years).

Dates: February 16 – March 30, 2017 (8 sessions)
When: Thursdays (and one Tuesday) from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Where: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway, Vancouver

For more info and to register, contact Carmen at ccontreras@mpnh.org or 604-879-8208



Tuesday, February 7

Seeking a New Lead for SPRING FLING's Silent Auction

The Silent Auction at SPRING FLING generates more than 50% of the funds raised for the Dickens Main & Annex schools. 

It’s a pretty important role, and could be a great resumé booster as well as a fun opportunity to connect with other parents! Will you lead it?

This lead role could be split to share the responsibilities, and would be supported by a team of Dickens' parent/guardian volunteers.

It entails the following:

Manage Donations
  • Solicit donations based on last year's contact list
  • Collect/Catalogue/Store donations at the school
  • Wrap [some items—can be done as a wrapping party with parent volunteers]
  • Value and set minimum bids [there's a nifty spreadsheet you'll be given by last year's stellar Silent Auction Lead—it will do the calculations for you]

Manage the Event
  • Setup on the Day of the SPRING FLING
  • Bidding/Payment/Security [with support from the PAC Treasurer]

Manage the Wrap Up
  • Distribution of items to winning bidders not picked up on the event day
  • Draft and distribute Thank You letters to donors [can use last year’s letter as a template]

Average time commitment is 3 to 6 hours per week from now through to the event. It then gets very busy during the final two weeks leading up to SPRING FLING and the day of the event: Thursday, June 1, 2017

If you would like to volunteer as the Lead for Silent Auctions or need more info about this role, email dickens.spring.fling@gmail.com OR contact Tamara Shand at tamara@thepackwoods.net

Thank you.

Winteruption Hop 'n Nosh - Family Dance & Social

Come to HOP...come to NOSH! A reminder to come dance, snack and celebrate with your kids & friends at the 4th Annual Hop 'n Nosh!

The NEW DJ this year promises to ROCK THE GYM! 

Bring a Sweet or Savoury Snack (Finger Food) to share as well as some Loonies for the TUCK SHOP - don’t miss the fun!



Understanding Anger & Aggression in Children/Youth - Presentation at South Vancouver Youth Centre by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

R.S.V.P. your attendance by email to liz.irving.vancouver@gmail.com or call 604.878.3400. For more information and topics go to forcesociety.com/in-the-know



PAC Exec Meeting - Jan 2017

Jan 9 2017 Minutes: https://goo.gl/ucdL4o
  

Wednesday, February 1

An Invitation to Dickens' Families & their Neighbours

A group of Dickens Community households are applying to be a Green Bloc Neighbourhood:


If the application is accepted, we would be one of four neighbourhoods across the City of Vancouver to take part in what looks to be a fun, green program in 2017.

Green Bloc aims to connect like-minded folks who are interested in finding innovative, creative and resident-focused ways to reduce their ecological footprints.

This is your chance to take action and do something for our environment—not only in your own home, but as part of a well-supported collective.

Any homes within an 8-block radius of the Charles Dickens Elementary or Sunnyside Park, would qualify to participate in this initiative: If you are interested in joining or if you have any questions, contact Dickens parent Jessica Woolliams at jeswooll@gmail.com


More info about Vancouver’s Green Bloc project can be seen at https://www.evergreen.ca/our-impact/cityworks/city-building/project-green-bloc/

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