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√Čcole Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
HPAC Meetings and Events

Come to a HPAC Meeting or event.  Contact  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

Meeting Dates 2020-2021:

The Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC) would like to extend a warm welcome to returning and new students, staff, and parents.

These are unprecedented times and we want you to know that we will get through this together by being kind, calm and safe. Please know that 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.

Please join us at our next meeting on Monday,  April 19, 2021 at 7:00pm

To join the Zoom meeting, email the H‚ÄčPAC Chair for the meeting code.

‚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
‚ÄčMarch 2021 - no meeting‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčApril 19, 2021‚ÄčHPAC Agenda 04192021 - final.pdf
‚ÄčMay 17, 2021 - AGM‚Äč‚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:

Register via Eventbrite:‚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:  ‚Äč‚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

‚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


‚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  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

‚ÄčHPAC Events 2019-2020
October 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM following the HPAC Vote.
Library/Learning Commons
LGBTQ Oct 21.jpg

LGBTQ Awareness and Understanding - Divine Diversity Speakers


Thank You

Many thanks to the parents who attended our October 21st meeting in the Learning Commons for a presentation by community guests Michele Fogal and Caroline Wedderspoon from Diversity's LGBTQ Awareness Group. Divine Diversity is a human rights advocate for LGBTQ+. For more information, visit:  Divine Diversity

‚ÄčLet's Talk Shop
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 5:45 PM
Handsworth Secondary Learning Commons/Library
Let's Talk Shop Nov 27.png

5:45 to 9:15 PM
Light Dinner Provided

Building Capacity in Parents and Youth
Pre-event workshop starts at 6:00 PM sharp

Handsworth Parents and Handsworth Family of School Parents of Grade 6 and 7 students are invited.

Presented in joint partnership with VCH, CNV, DNV, SD#44 and Handsworth Secondary School

Please register HERE through Eventbrite.

Let's Talk Shop - Handsworth 2019.pdf

Handsworth Families and Handsworth Family of Schools Families are invited to the HPAC meeting on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 6:30 PM followed by a special presentation at 7:00 PM of "SCREENAGERS:  Next Chapter"

Special Presentation of "SCREENAGERS:  Next Chapter"

The HPAC welcomes you to a special screening of "SCREENAGERS: Next Chapter"  on January 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM, Handsworth Small Gym.

Seating is limited, please RSVP through Eventbrite by clicking HERE

Filmmaker and physician uses a personal and professional lens to flip the script on stress, anxiety and depression for young people in the current screen- and stress-filled world.  Screenagers-Next-Chapter.


101 LGBTQ+ Awareness for Parents - Feb 19, 2020 

201 LGBTQ+ Awareness for Parents - Apr 8, 2020

LGBTQ Oct 21.jpg 



For anyone who didn't have a chance to attend our last 101 Awareness presentation for parents (or would like to bring kids, friends and family too!) we're thankful to be hosted again by the District PAC February 19, 2020


AND at long last, we are presenting our 201 Awareness - Apr 8 parent presentation for the first time, building on the basics in 101. We're excited to get to continue our discussions! Please save the date, and register below.


When and Where:

101 event registration click HERE.

201 event registration click HERE.

Any support on social media or sharing this invite is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to ask questions, and our new email (included above) will reach both Caroline and Michele.

Michele Fogal

She, her, hers

Author, Communications Consultant, Diversity Advocate

Divine Diversity Website

Story sweeps up the dust of our lives, moistens it with breath, and grows food for the soul.