Simon Fraser Elementary Parent Advisory Council

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News

Vancouver DPAC is hosting a FREE City Wide Advocacy Workshop at 6:30 pm at the VSB at West Broadway and Fir. 

Key-note speaker is Adrienne Montani from First Call, with a mission to mobilize British Columbians to work together to ensure our children and youth have the rights, opportunities and resources to reach their full potential. The group's campaigns and actions are based on the belief that all children and youth in BC should have first call on society's resources.

Breakout sessions will be led by DPAC Vice-Chairs Farah Shroff and Diana Day and Marlene Rodgers from Public Education Now http://ppen.ca/

Childminding, free underground parking and healthy snacks will be provided.

Event at Lord Nelson

Monday January 26th, 2015 from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Lord Nelson Gym as highly renowned researcher, neuroscientist, and Lord Nelson Parent  Dr. Lara Boyd discusses with parents how children's brains change with learning and development.  She will present recent data showing brain plasticity in children and conclude with some practice tips for maximizing learning and brain plasticity.  Reserve your ticket online today at www.thelearningbrain.eventbrite.ca for only 5 dollars.  Space is limited so act quickly! If tickets remain on the day of the event, they will be available at the door for 7 dollars.  All proceeds of the evening be donated to Lord Nelson's technology fund. 

GUEST SPEAKER AT EDITH CAVELL

Edith Cavell Elementary School is hosting world-renowned speaker, Terry Small, B.Ed., M.A. (www.terrysmall.com) on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:30, start time is 6:45).  You and your child(ren) are welcome to join us. Terry Small teaches kids a great study strategy.  Attend with your child(ren), grades 4 to 12, to learn proven strategies and study secrets that have helped many students, of all abilities, in public and private schools.  His philosophy is simple: “Success is a skill anyone can learn.”
If you would like to attend, please reserve seats by e-mailing Karen at 
karennewman@shaw.ca with your name and the names of students attending and payment will be received at the door.   Only reserve a spot if you are likely to attend as space is limited.   The cost is $10 per person, e.g., if one parent and one student attends, the cost is $20 in total.  All net proceeds go to the Edith Cavell PAC.