√Čcole Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
HPAC Meetings and Events
‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč2023-2024‚Äč Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC)

Are you interested in volunteering with the HPAC?

‚ÄčHot Lunch Volunteers

HPAC is looking for parents/guardians interested in volunteering to support the hot lunch program.  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. Fundraising) we would love to have you involved in some way. 

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

Meeting Dates 2023-2024:  ‚Äč

‚ÄčMeeting Dates 2023-2024‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčMonday, September 18, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Handsworth Learning Commons/Library

‚ÄčHPAC Meeting Agenda September 18, 2023.pdf
‚ÄčMinutes May 15, 2023 HPAC Annual General Meeting.pdf

HPAC Meeting Minutes September 18, 2023.pdf
‚ÄčMonday, October 16, 2023, 7:00 pm in person
Handsworth Learning Commons/Library
‚ÄčGuest:  Assistant Superintendent Chris Atkinson
October 16, 2023- HPAC Agenda.pdf
‚ÄčMinutes October 16, 2023.pdf
‚ÄčMonday, November 20, 2023, 7:00 pm in person
Handsworth Learning Commons/Library

‚ÄčYour RSVP HERE is appreciated but not required for you to join us at the meeting.  ‚Äč

‚ÄčAgenda November 20, 2023.pdf
‚ÄčHPAC Minutes_Nov 20 2023 DRAFT.pdf
‚ÄčDecember no meeting
‚ÄčMonday, January 22, 2024, 7:00 pm

On-line via Zoom
‚ÄčDue to unpredictable Winter Weather Handsworth PAC has decided to have an ONLINE VIRTUAL meeting on January 22, 2024 at 7:00 PM.

‚ÄčProfit Loss and Balance Sheet 2024Jan22.pdf

HPAC Minutes January 22, 2024-Draft.pdf‚Äč
‚Äč‚ÄčYou are invited:

Cybersafe from Exploitation
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Kay Meek Theatre
1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 2G7

Reserve your FREE tickets via Eventbrite‚Äč

EEI Flyer.pdf
‚ÄčExploitation Education Institute.png

Cybersafe Parent Flyer.png
‚ÄčThe Foundry North Shore is hosting the Exploitation Education Institute parent session called Cyber Safe form Exploitation on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 7:00pm at the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver. Registration information is available here: Cybersafe from Exploitation Tickets

(This is a good accompaniment for parents to the Grade 7-9 Student Cyber Safe from Exploitation presentations at Handsworth on Wednesday, January 17th.)
‚ÄčParent Presentation
Substance Use Prevention:           A Guide for Parents‚Äč

Participants must register in advance due to limited capacity. Session dates are:

‚ÄčSubstance Seminar.png

The Ministry of Education and Child Care, in partnership with adolescent Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Hayley Watson, will be hosting free virtual sessions on youth substance use for parents/guardians, caregivers and caring adults. Dr. Watson will provide valuable insights, practical tips, and resources to equip participants with the tools needed to guide their children and youth toward making positive choices when it comes to substance use.

Key Takeaways for Participants:

  • Learn why children/teenagers are drawn to substances.
  • Understand what causes and maintains substance use disorder and needs.
  • Increase your child‚Äôs ability to make positive choices about substances.
  • Acquire practical conversation tools for discussing substances in the home.

Please share within your community and email educ.mentalhealth@gov.bc.ca with any questions.

‚ÄčMonday, February 26, 2024, 7:00 pm

Please register in advance for this Zoom‚Äč meeting:After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  We look forward to seeing you there!
‚ÄčRegistration link:  https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5EqcO2urj0oHdwS2vPGaHfAkRbuoVQ_P3v8‚Äč

‚ÄčMarch no meeting
‚ÄčMonday, April 15, 2024, 7:00 pm
Handsworth Learning Commons/Library
‚ÄčMonday, May 13, 2024, 7:00 pm
Handsworth Learning Commons/Library‚Äč
‚ÄčAnnual General Meeting
‚ÄčJune no meeting‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč

Meeting Dates 2022-2023:

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.

Most meetings are scheduled on Mondays at 7:00 PM with a majority held virtually using Zoom.

‚ÄčMeeting Dates 2022-2023‚Äč
‚ÄčPresentation Notes‚Äč

Monday, ‚ÄčSeptember 26 at 7:00 PM 'in person' Handsworth Theatre

Sept 26 2022 HPAC Agenda.pdf

ATF Strategy Update - HPAC Sep 2022.pdf‚Äč

‚ÄčGrade 12 Parent Night Sept 22 Presentation.pdf
HPAC Minutes Sept 26 2022.pdf
‚ÄčMonday, October 17 at 7:00 PM via Zoom
‚ÄčOct 17 2022 HPAC Agenda.pdf
HPAC Budget 22-23.pdf
Oct 17 2022 Minutes with Budget attach.pdf
‚ÄčMonday, November 14 at 7 PM via Zoom
‚ÄčBudget Meeting
Nov 14 2022 HPAC Agenda.pdf
HPAC Finance Report_Gaming Nov22.pdf
‚ÄčHPAC Minutes Nov 14,2022.pdf

‚Äčno meeting
‚ÄčMonday, January 16, 2023 at 7:00 PM via Zoom
‚ÄčWelcome Handsworth Families - You are invited to join the first HPAC of 2023!
Please register in advance for this meeting:https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5wtcOusrzsoEtJq49TbUXKjFmde-eqe03VT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.
‚ÄčJan 16 2023 HPAC Agenda revised.pdf
‚ÄčHPAC Minutes Jan16, 2023 Final.pdf
‚ÄčMonday, February 13
Meeting Postponed

New date!   February 27, 2023
The regularly scheduled meeting has been postponed to allow parents the opportunity, if they choose, to attend the District of North Vancouver budget meeting happening on Monday, February 13, 2023 at 5:00 pm, either virtually or in-person.  Public input on agenda items can be provided by signing up at signup@dnv.org and parents can attend in-person or view the meeting virtually by vising this link.
‚ÄčMonday, February 27 at 7:00 PM via Zoom
‚ÄčFeb 27 2023 HPAC Agenda.pdf

HPAC Minutes February 27, 2023.pdf
‚Äčno meeting
‚ÄčMonday, April 17 at 7:00 PM via Zoom
‚ÄčZoom Details:     Pre-Registration is required
‚ÄčHPAC Minutes April 17, 2023.pdf

April 6, 2023

‚ÄčNominations 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 15, 2023.  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 jacquie.griff@gmail.com.

Thank you,

HPAC Executive

‚ÄčMonday, May 15 at 7:00 PM in person
Learning Commons/Library
HPAC ‚Äč‚ÄčAnnual General Meeting and Parent Social:
Monday, May 15 at 7:00 PM
Learning Commons/Library
Door Prizes

HPAC AGM Agenda dated May 15 2023.pdf
‚ÄčPresentation Notes‚Äč

Guest Speaker Mej Najak (Student NVRC Summer Camp volunteering opportunities)
Parent Information Session May 2023 NVRC Presentation.pdf
Minutes May 15, 2023 HPAC Annual General Meeting.pdf
You Are Invited

Let's Talk Shop Wednesday, May 24 5:45 PM at Carson Graham Secondary
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Let's Talk Shop 2023May24.pdf
Let's Talk Shop Description May 24.pdf
‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčCapilano Community Services extends an invitation to Handsworth families to attend a free parent/caregiver workshop.  "Let's Talk Shop" is a facilitated evening event that brings parents and youth together, in a confidential, respectful and safe way. The evening offers parents a unique inside look at the world from a youth's viewpoint.

"Unpacking Youth Culture:  Let's Talk Shop" is run by Foundry in partnership with the surrounding North Shore youth organizations.  Please RSVP for the free event:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unpacking-youth-culture-lets-talk-shop-tickets-621044309247


‚ÄčMeeting Dates 2021-2022‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčSeptember 20, 2021 7:30 pm
 (Meeting at 7:30 pm due to the Federal Election)

‚Äč20210920 Agenda for HPAC Final.pdf

‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčOctober 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Oct 18 2021 Agenda.pdf

‚ÄčMinutes Oct 18 2021.pdf

‚ÄčNovember 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Budget Meeting‚Äč

‚ÄčAgenda Nov 15 2021 for HPAC Final.pdf
‚Äč20211115 Minutes HPAC Final.pdf
‚ÄčDecember 2021 - no meeting‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčJanuary 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm
‚ÄčJan 17 2022 HPAC Minutes Final.pdf

‚ÄčFebruary 28, 2022 at 7:00 pm
‚Äč‚ÄčAgenda Feb 28 2022 for HPAC.pdf‚Äč

Open Parachute was featured at the February 28, 2022 HPAC meeting.  Please click on the Open Parachute image to access their resources:
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Open Parachute Resources 
20220228HPAC Minutes.pdf
‚ÄčMarch 2022 - no meeting
‚ÄčApril 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm‚Äč
Handsworth Learning Commons/Library
and via Zoom
Agenda April 11 2022 for HPAC.pdf
2022-04-11 HPAC Minutes of April 10 meeting.pdf
‚ÄčMay 16, 2022 - Annual General Meeting at 7:00 pm

via ZOOM‚Äč

All Handsworth Parents and guardians are invited to attend the May 16, 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM).  

Our agenda includes:

  • Elections for the 2022 - 2023 HPAC Executive, if you are interested in running for a position email the nominations chair at treasurer@handsworthpac.ca.
  • Chair Report
  • Treasurers Report
HPAC AGM Agenda May 16 2022 final2.pdf
HPAC Operating Budget 21-22_ProjYE-AGM.pdf
HPAC AGM Minutes 05172021 Final.pdf

HPAC AGM Minutes dated May 16 2022.pdf