Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC) 2021-2022
The Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC) would like to extend a warm welcome to returning and new students, staff, and parents.
We strive to provide parents/guardians of Handsworth Students with timely communication and keep them informed about HPAC activities. HPAC is proud to maintain regular communication with the Handsworth administration and we want to hear from parents/guardians to make sure we represent you well. Information can be found on the Handsworth PAC Facebook Page, as well as on Instagram @Handsworth PAC and Twitter @HandsworthPAC.
Click HERE for the link to the Government of BC’s K:12 Back to School Protocol. We encourage you to review this as it provides the most up to date information regarding school start up.
We want you to know that HPAC remains committed to our school’s vision statement:
“The Handsworth Community develops empowered, innovative, and compassionate learners who serve and lead with curiosity and integrity”.
Wishing you and your families a safe, supported, and successful year.
The HPAC Executive
Handsworth parents are welcome to contact the HPAC by e-mail:
Are you interested in volunteering with the HPAC?
The Treasurer-in-waiting will work with the current treasurer to manage the finances of the HPAC. This includes monthly financial reporting, application for gaming funding, etc. Ideally the candidate will have book-keeping or accounting experience.
Grade 8 Parent Representative
HPAC is looking for parents/guardians of grade 8 students interested in getting involved with the HPAC Executive. These are non-voting positions but are a way to learn about the HPAC operations and get involved as well as represent grade 8 parents/guardians. When vacancies arise there are opportunities to transition into voting roles.
Hot Lunch Volunteers
HPAC is looking for parents/guardians interested in volunteering to support the hot lunch program on Tuesdays, Thursdays and or Fridays. For as little as one hour per week, this is a great way to get involved at the school. Training will be provided. You will meet other parents/guardians and have the opportunity to be in the school at lunch time. Over the years hot lunch fundraising has provided support to our athletics programs.
Future Openings and Opportunities
HPAC is always looking for parents/guardians who are interested in contributing. If you have an interest in another area not listed here (eg. Fund-raising) we would love to have you involved in some way.
Please email email@example.com for more information about these positions.
Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC) Executive
2021-2022 Handsworth PAC
Chair/Co-Chair, Carmen Jensen firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair/Co-Chair, Jacquie Griffiths
Jana Madill, Treasurer email@example.com
Secretary, Velda Williams
Communications Rep, John Burns
DPAC Rep, Mel Montgomery
2021-2022 HPAC Members-at-Large:
Welcome to the HPAC Page.
As a community of parents, the HPAC works with school administrators and staff to support student success.
This page provides parents with news about HPAC activities and events, connects you with information and resources you need, and identifies opportunities where you can make a difference to the school.
Ways to support student success at Handsworth
- Come to a HPAC Meeting or event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. An invitation will be sent to you via email. Connect via Zoom with other Handsworth parents, catch up on what's going on at the school, and provide your input and ideas on how parents can support student success at Handsworth
- Volunteer Help out with an HPAC initiative or event. Any contribution of your time or talents is valued. Contact us at: email@example.com
- Donate HERE Contribute to educational resources to enhance student learning. Dollars from our Provincial gaming funds budget and fundraising efforts stretch only so far to meet needs. All donations in excess of $25 will be issued a tax receipt.
Meeting Dates 2021-2022:
September 20, 2021 (Start time moved to 7:30 pm due to the Federal Election.)
October 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm
November 15, 2021 - Budget
December 2021 - no meeting
January 17, 2022
February 28, 2022
March 2022 - no meeting
April 11, 2022
May 16, 2022 - AGM
HPAC meetings are held virtually on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm, for more information please click HERE.