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 January 23, 2017 at 7 pm at Christine Morrison Elementary. A full schedule of meetings can be seen via the Calendar tab above.
Latest News : Fraser Health has published a handy guide for parents wth topics including back to school anxiety, healthy snack tips and much more!
Click Here: Your Healthy Back to School Guide
Busing: A Ministry of Education funding announcement will impact busing fees in our District for this year. This is a one year funding amount and may not continue into future years.
Parent Education Event May 3rd, 2017 at 7 - 8:30 pm
Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission
"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. 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.
FREE child care is available at this event!
Early Childhood Educators will be available onsite, paid by DPAC.
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Donations to the food bank will be collected.
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.
Paula speaks on behalf of the Mehrit Centre
Paula is a native Vancouverite and enjoys living near the ocean. As a Registered Clinical Counselor and Registered Social Worker she works with infants, children, adolescents, parents and professionals in her clinic, schools, hospitals and mental health settings. Additionally, Paula is a Special Needs Consultant and DIR Floor time Training Leader providing therapy, consultation, training and workshops locally and internationally.
Paula enjoys supporting each person’s self-regulation journey to become calm and alert.
What helps Paula stay calm and alert: music, walking, tea, reading a good book, cardio salsa, time with friends and loved ones.
District Parent Advisory Council
33046 Fourth Ave
Mission, BC, Canada
Chair: Cyndi Polovina
Secretary: Karah McLean
Members at Large: