Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC) 2022-2023
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:
April 6, 2023
Nominations Open for the 2023 - 2024 HPAC Executive
Elections for the 2023-2024 HPAC Executive will be held at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 15th. All positions will be open for election and we will be providing more details in the upcoming weeks regarding HPAC Executive members considering returning.
If you are interested in learning more about the positions and the election process, please see the HPAC Bylaws https://www.sd44.ca/school/handsworth/Parents/PAC/ConstitutionandBylaws/Documents/HSSA%20FINAL%20Bylaws%20with%20TOC.pdf.
If you would like to put your name forward for a position on the 2022-2023 HPAC Executive, please contact Jacquie Griffiths at email@example.com.
Are you interested in volunteering with the HPAC?
Please contact HPAC chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Please contact email@example.com to volunteer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about these positions.
Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC) Executive
2022-2023 Handsworth PAC
Chair/Co-Chair, Carmen Jensen email@example.com
Chair/Co-Chair, Jacquie Griffiths
Jana Madill, Interim Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary, Candace Storm
Communications Rep, Velda Williams
DPAC Rep, Mel Montgomery
2022-2023 HPAC Members-at-Large:
2022-2023 Grade 8 Representatives
To be appointed
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 email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 2022-2023:
*Monday, September 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm 'in person' Handsworth Theatre (*New date)
Monday, October 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm via zoom
Monday, November 14, 2022 - Budget meeting at 7:00 pm via zoom
December 2022 - no meeting
Monday, January 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm via zoom
Monday, February 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm via zoom*
*Rescheduled due to the NV District Budget meeting to Monday, February 27, 2023 via zoom
March 2023 - no meeting
Monday, April 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm via zoom
Monday, May 15, 2023 - AGM at 7 pm in person