Hi UHE Parents,
I wanted to let you know about a number of PAC related events and updates. First, I hope that you can join us for our next evening PAC meeting and parent workshop on Thursday March 1st at 6pm at UHE. Following a short PAC update (6-6:30pm), we are excited to announce that UHE parent and experienced child psychologist, Dr. Bethany Michel will lead a session on childhood anxiety. I have heard her speak before, and found her presentation highly informative, with practical tips combined with evidence-based practice. Please see the attached (below) brochure for more information (including info on free pizza and babysitting!). Please also see our previous post about proposed bylaw amendments to be discussed at the PAC meeting.
Also that week, please join us for a parents’ social night out! We will be gathering at Biercraft in Wesbrook Village around 7:30pm on Wednesday March 7th (not the 8th as originally posted). This is simply an opportunity for us parents to get together socially to get to know each other better and build our community. We hope that you can join us for this evening, and please stay tuned for additional social gatherings being planned for later in the school year.
Thank you to all parents for your help in improving the traffic situation at drop off and pick up. We have a small team of UHE staff and parents who are working on additional ways to improve the situation, so stay tuned for more updates. In the meantime, please continue to:
- Try to walk or bike when possible;
- Make a pick-up plan with your child, and consider picking up closer to 3:15;
- Obey BC traffic laws, including no U-turns or walking across a street in the middle of a block (jaywlaking) – such as the middle of the access road to UHE;
- Drive forward as much as you can while in the pick-up circle and remember to stay in your car while picking up; and
- No parking in the staff parking lot (even during parent/teacher conferences).
We are working with the teachers to identify a class parent for each class (many classes already have this!). Our hope is that the class parent(s) will help with communicating ideas both from our parents to the PAC executive, and from the executive out to the school, so as to ensure that the PAC is focusing on issues and ideas that are most important to our parent community. If you are interested in becoming a class parent, please email us, or let your child’s teacher know directly.
Finally, please start thinking about your involvement in next year’s PAC executive! We will be holding elections for the 2018/19 year in May, and are currently looking for nominations for the executive positions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to express your interest.
As you can see, we’ve been busy 🙂 We’d love to hear your ideas and suggestions at email@example.com. The school has a number of exciting events and opportunities coming up, some of which we will be looking for parent volunteers for. Stay tuned for more, and please join us at the March 1st PAC meeting and workshop to hear more about upcoming events.
UHE PAC Chair