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Who we are:  Through memberships of parents' advisory councils (PACs) from across District 75, we represent the concerns of parents of the Mission School District at the school board level.  Mission DPAC is governed by the School Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 412 Section 8.5 (1) in which DPAC "may advise the board on any matter relating to education in the school district."  General meetings are not just for PAC representatives but all parents of MPSD students are welcome.               You may contact us by email (see right column).

Next General Meeting:     Our next Meeting is on May 29, 2017 at 7 pm at Silverdale Elementary School.  A full schedule of meetings can be seen via the Calendar tab above.

 

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Our AGM and elections are coming up on May 29th, (see calendar tab).  Volunteers are always needed and welcome, so please come if you are able to help out in the upcoming school year.  Volunteer job descriptions can be found in the DPAC constitution (see tab above).

 

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Thank you to all who attended our Event!  

"Calm, Alert and Learning:  An Introduction to the Self-Regulation Theory"

Mission DPAC is pleased to present Paula Jurczak, Self-Regulation Consultant for the MEHRIT Centre (sharing the ideas of Dr. Stuart Shanker).  Decades of research have shown that self-regulation is the foundation of healthy human development; adaptive coping skills; positive parenting; learning; safe and caring schools; and vibrant communities.

May 3rd, 2017 at 7 - 8:30 pm

Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission

About the Mehrit Center:
Dr. Stuart Shanker is a distinguished research professor of Philosophy and Psychology at York University and founder/CEO of the Mehrit Centre. He is also an acclaimed author and international speaker. He is best known as Canada’s leading expert in the psycho physiological theory of self regulation. . One of his many books, “Calm, Alert and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation (2012)”, is a top selling educational publication in Canada. His latest book, Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage With Life, published in June 2016, has garnered enthusiastic reviews and media attention throughout North America and has also been published in the UK, South Korea, The Netherlands and Germany with further translations and foreign editions in the works.


Dr. Stuart Shanker formed The Mehrit Centre (TMC) is 2012 to work towards a vision of calm, alert, children, youth and adults flourishing in physically and emotionally nurturing environments. Our mission is to ground learning and living in self-regulation. Decades of research have shown that self-regulation is the foundation of healthy human development; adaptive coping skills; positive parenting; learning; safe and caring schools; and vibrant communities.


There is a growing awareness among developmental scientist that the better a child can self-regulate, the better she can rise to the challenge of mastering ever more complex skills and concepts. In the simplest terms, self-regulation can be defined as the ability to stay calmly focused and alert, the better he integrates the diverse information coming in from his different senses, assimilates it, and sequences his thoughts and actions. For someone who thinks that self-regulation is really just a matter of a child’s getting in control of his negative emotions, there is very little difference between self-regulation and compliance. But, unlike compliance based on punishment, self-regulation nurtures the ability to cope with greater and greater challenges because it involves arousal states, emotions, behavior, and as the child grows older – thinking skills.

 

Contact Us:

District Parent Advisory Council
33046 Fourth Ave
Mission, BC, Canada
V2V 1S5

Email: DPAC@mpsd.ca

Executive:

Past President: 

     Nikki Hawes

Chair: Cyndi Polovina

     DPAC@mpsd.ca

Vice Chair:

     Trisha Hansen-Bell

Secretary: Karah McLean

Treasurer: 

     Jessica Weismiller

Communications:

    Clare Seeley

Members at Large: 

     Sheneal Anthony

     Destiny Cunningham

     Raymond Kwong