√Čcole Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
HPAC Meetings and Events
‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč2021-2022‚Äč Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC)

Are you interested in volunteering with the HPAC?

Treasurer-in-waiting/ Co-Treasurer

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 chair@handsworthpac.ca for more information about these positions.


Meeting Dates 2021-2022:

The Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC) would like to extend a warm welcome to returning and new students, staff, and parents.  The Handsworth Parent Advisory Committee (HPAC) is here to support all families and to be your voice at the school.

We will do everything we can to provide you with timely communication and keep you informed regarding important developments. HPAC is proud to maintain regular communication with the Handsworth administration and we want to hear from you to make sure we represent you well. HPAC info can be found on the HPAC website HERE as well on Instagram @Handsworth PAC and Twitter @HandsworthPAC.

Click HERE for the link to the Government of BC’s K:12 Back to School Protocol. I encourage you to review this as it provides the most up to date information regarding school start up.

This year our meetings will begin in virtual format using Zoom.

‚ÄčMeeting Dates 2021-2022‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčSeptember 20, 2021 7:30 pm
 (Meeting at 7:30 pm due to the Federal Election)
20210920 Agenda for HPAC Final.pdf
‚ÄčOctober 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm
‚ÄčYou are warmly invited to join the October Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC) meeting:

Monday, October 18 at 7 pm.

Join us on Zoom.  Please register in advance.  To ensure you are sent the invite link in time for the meeting, please register by noon on October 18 using this link:

https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5MocumsrD4sEtbAgSaLphKnxqtFhk3P2x35 ‚Äč

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information (link) for joining the meeting.

You will not be able to join the meeting unless you pre-register.

Oct 18 2021 Agenda.pdf

‚ÄčNovember 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm
‚ÄčDecember 2021 - no meeting
‚ÄčJanuary 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm
‚ÄčFebruary 28, 2022 at 7:00 pm
‚ÄčMarch 2022 - no meeting
‚ÄčApril 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm
‚ÄčMay 16, 2022 - Annual General Meeting at 7:00 pm

‚ÄčMeeting Dates 2020-2021
‚ÄčSeptember 21, 2020‚Äč20200921 HPAC Agenda .pdf‚ÄčHPACMinutes‚Äč 09212020.pdf
‚ÄčOctober 19, 2020‚Äč20201015 HPAC Agenda - final.pdf‚Äč10192020 HPACMinutes.pdf
‚ÄčNovember 16, 2020 - Budget‚Äč11162020 HPAC Agenda.pdf‚Äč
‚ÄčDecember 2020 - no meeting‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčJanuary 18, 202120210118 HPAC Agenda.pdf
‚Äč20210118 HPAC Minutes.pdf
‚ÄčFebruary 22, 2021‚Äč20210222 HPAC Agenda.pdf
‚Äč20210222 HPAC Minutes.pdf
‚ÄčMarch 2021 - no meeting‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčApril 19, 2021‚ÄčHPAC Agenda 04192021 - final.pdf
‚Äč04192021 HPAC Minutes.pdf
‚ÄčMay 17, 2021 - Annual General Meeting

20210517 HPAC Agenda.pdf

Join the Zoom meeting by clicking HERE

Meeting ID: 853 8903 2211‚Äč
Passcode: 659574‚Äč
‚Äč20200622 HPAC AGM Minutes.pdf‚Äč


‚Äč‚ÄčParent Events 2020-2021‚Äč
‚ÄčTuesday, January 19, 2021, 5:30 to 7:00pm‚Äč (sold out)


Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 5:30 to 7:00pm
(new date added by popular demand)
‚ÄčNova Parenting Workshop "Helping your Child Cope with Stress and Anxiety"
‚ÄčFor more information visit:  https://www.novamentalhealth.ca/helping-your-child-cope-with-stress--anxiety.html

Register via Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/helping-your-child-cope-with-stress-anxiety-tickets-135079009955‚Äč
‚ÄčWednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7:00pm
‚ÄčOnline Sexual Predation and Exploitation
‚ÄčWednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm
‚ÄčGaming Concerns, Balance, Addition and Opportunities
‚ÄčWednesday, February 3, 2021 at 7:00pm
‚Äč‚ÄčHow to Raise an Anti-Racist Child
‚ÄčWednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7:00pm
‚ÄčThe 4 R's of Raising Resilient Kids
‚Äč‚ÄčJoin us for an evening with Sharon Selby where we will learn about the 4Rs.

How to keep our kids Rooted, Respected/Respectful, Responsible and Resilient.‚Äč

Free event sponsored by the NV PAC

RSVP:  ‚Äčhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-4rs-of-raising-resilient-kids-tickets-138847176643‚Äč

‚ÄčWednesday, April 7, 2021 at 7:00pm

‚ÄčExecutive Functioning
‚ÄčJoin Dr. Kathryn Garforth, Educational Consultant and Interventionist

Introduction to executive functions, discuss the three core executive functions and provide suggestions for how you can support their development at home.

Free event sponsored by the NV PAC

RSVP:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dr-kathryn-garforth-executive-functioning-tickets-145826758761
‚ÄčWednesday, April 21, 2021 at 7:00pm

‚Äč‚ÄčFood (In)Security in Our Backyard‚Äč
‚ÄčInformative evening with Victoria Sunwoo UBC Graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health.

Free online event sponsored by the NV PAC

RSVP:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/food-insecurity-in-our-backyard-tickets-145828337483

‚ÄčMeeting Dates 2019-2020
‚ÄčSeptember 16, 2019
‚ÄčHPAC Agenda Sept 16 2019 - final.pdf‚ÄčHPAC Minutes Sept 16 2019 .pdf
‚ÄčOctober 21, 2019
‚ÄčHPAC Agenda October 2019.pdf
‚ÄčHPAC Meeting Minutes Oct 21, 2019.pdf
‚ÄčNovember 18, 2019 - Budget
‚ÄčHPAC Agenda November 18th 2019.pdf‚ÄčHPAC Meeting Minutes Nov 18, 2019.pdf
‚ÄčDecember 2019
‚ÄčNo Meeting
‚ÄčJanuary 20, 2020
Meeting at 6:30 PM, Small Gym
Screenagers at 7:00 PM, Small Gym
HPAC Agenda January 20, 2020.pdf

‚ÄčThank you to the HPAC families who attended the special presentation of 'Screenagers the Next Chapter' on January 20.
‚ÄčFebruary 24, 2020
‚ÄčHPAC Agenda Feb 24, 2020.pdf
‚ÄčHPAC Meeting Minutes Feb 24, 2020.pdf
‚ÄčMarch 2020
‚ÄčNo Meeting
‚ÄčApril 20, 2020

‚ÄčMay 11, 2020
‚ÄčDirectors' Meeting ONLY
‚ÄčHPAC Directors met on May 11, 2020.  This meeting was followed up with a call out for all positions.  All positions are up for election in the 2020-2021 school year.
Please see the attached May 2020 HPAC letter to families for more information.
‚ÄčJune 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Annual General Meeting

If you wish to attend the June 22, 2020 AGM, please email chair@handsworthpac.ca.  An invitation will be sent to you via email.

‚ÄčAGM, 7:00 pm via Zoom

20200622 HPAC AGM Agenda - final.pdf
‚ÄčHPAC AGM Minutes May 13 2019 - final.pdf