Anti-Racism 2-Part Speaker Series! February 22nd and March 1st!

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The Hastings PAC and the Lord Nelson PAC are proud to co-present this important 2-part online speaker series for parents and caregivers, as a part of our acknowledgement of Black History Month.
 
Session 1: Foundations in Anti-Racism
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

7:00-8:30 p.m.

What is racism? What isn’t racism? What does it mean to be
anti-racist? Explore the history and realities of race and racism in
Canada and Canadian schools and what it means for all of us who call
this place home. Question and answers to follow.

Session 2: Talking to Kids About Racism
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Kids need adults to help guide them through the inequities that exist in
their world. How do you help them understand and what can you do as a
parental figure in their life to make a meaningful difference for racial
justice?

 
Eventbrite link is here and ready for your registration!
 
Tickets are available for free and by
donation – pay only what you are able. Any funds raised to cover the
cost of the speaker are greatly appreciated.

We hope you will join us!

December PAC Meeting

Wednesday, December 1st from 6:30-8pm, on Zoom

Please sign up for PAC emails to receive the Zoom link and meeting reminders.

We will be joined by our Principal and Acting Vice Principal, as well as the PAC Chair for reports on school happenings and upcoming events.

All parents and guardians of Hastings School students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Have your say on PAC spending and get involved in decisions that affect your child. We very much hope you will join us.

Please find the minutes and approved budget from the October AGM and general meeting HERE (695KB pdf).

Poinsettia Fundraiser

Poinsettias (Red, White or Pink) – $12 each

Decorate your home or office, or give these festive potted flowers as a gift!  They are a lovely size at 16” x 16” planted in a 6” pot. All money raised will go towards school technology upgrades. 

Order Deadline: Wednesday, December 8th

Pick Up: Thursday, December 9th, 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Further information on pick up location (either at the school or near the school) will be provided closer to the day. 

There are a couple ways you can place your order: 

  1. VSB SCHOOL CASH ONLINELog in to your account. Choose from the three options listed (pink, white, red) and add to your shopping cart. To help the PAC keep track of the orders, please email info@hastingspac.ca to let us know you placed your order online. You could either forward your VSB receipt, or confirm what you ordered in a simple email – or you could fill out the order form (1.2MB pdf) and scan/snap and email it to us or drop off at the school office – whatever is easiest for you. 
  2. ORDER FORM + CHEQUE OR CASH – If you would prefer to place your order using a cheque or cash as payment, please complete the order form and drop it off at the school office.

Thank you so much for supporting our fundraiser!

Speaker Series Volume 2

Gaming: The Good, The Bad and The Lonely

Thursday, December 2nd, 7:00-8:30 pm via Zoom

Tickets are by donation (min $1). Reserve your spot today!

The PAC welcomes back Merlyn Horton in Part Two of this three part Speaker Series on Online Safety.

Are you worried that your child is spending too much time gaming?
Does it seem like they are not happy doing anything else?
Are they more upset after they game, than before?
Do you really know who they are talking to on that headset?
What is being spoken about? 

Gaming is a big part of most children’s live, actually part of all our lives!  From grocery store rewards cards to global scavenger hunts, our lives are becoming ‘gamified’. Games are used to develop skills and train professionals. It’s important to appreciate games and gaming before we acknowledge the risks and concerns.

This webinar will talk about gaming; pro-social and education uses of gaming, concerns about excessive gaming (and how to remedy it) and exposure to inappropriate content in-game and online (and how to remedy it).

Following the webinar, participants will get a link to a webpage with links to follow up and learn more about gaming, it’s role in children’s lives and futures, and how to best guide your child to making life-long, positive gaming choices.

Tickets are available by donation, starting at $1. For planning purposes it helps us to have registrations in advance. We are grateful for any donations to assist us with the cost of the speaker. Please pay what you can afford – thank you!

All registrants are invited to submit any questions or topics that you would like to see included as part of the session. Please email info@hastingspac.ca with your questions.

Tickets can be booked through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/gaming-the-good-the-bad-and-the-lonely-tickets-216075516687 

Hastings Anti-Racism Committee

The next HARC meeting is Wednesday, November 3rd from 7-8pm on Zoom.

The Hastings Anti-racism Committee (HARC) is a sub-committee of the Hastings PAC. We are committed to playing a role in creating a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment at the school. All Hastings parents, guardians, and school staff are welcome to attend every meeting. We welcome you to share ideas about what kind of anti-racism work we can engage in together for this school year!

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/4586354914?pwd=L2puS1Y5YmREOXNsUlhnOXBGaVgxdz09

PAC Annual General Meeting

The Hastings Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is having its Annual General Meeting on Monday, October 25th from 6:30-8pm, hosted virtually by Zoom. All parents and guardians of Hastings students are welcome! Have your say on the proposed budget and vote on the new executive!

Several position are coming available on the PAC exec. Please consider nominating yourself or someone you feel would be a great addition. Descriptions of the positions are HERE (62kb pdf).

The AGM Agenda is here. (476kb .pdf)
Please find last year’s AGM minutes here. (718kb .pdf)
Please find last months general meeting minutes here. (514kb .pdf)
Please find the past years final numbers and the proposed 2021/22 budget here. (16kb .xlsx)

Hastings PAC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Hastings PAC’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Oct 25, 2021 06:30 PM Vancouver