Welcome Back Carson Graham Parents and Guardians!

 

The Carson Graham PAC would like to extend a warm welcome to returning and new students, staff, parents and guardians.

 

All parents and guardians of students are members of the PAC.  Your PAC Executive is looking forward to meeting you and sharing an exciting year of learning together.   

 

The PAC meets every two months and we welcome you to come out to learn about new resources and meet new parents and guardians.  Some key dates to remember....

  • Grade 8 Welcome BBQ - Thursday, September 13, 6:00 in the Agora
  • First meeting of the year on Wednesday, October 3,  2018 at 7pm in the Library
  • Second meeting Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 7pm in the Library
  • Simply Social PAC get together - in December - purely fun and socializing

 We strive to provide students, parents and guardians with useful and interesting presentations throughout the year covering a variety of topics.

 

Wishing your families a rewarding school year full of new experiences and varied learning experiences!

 

Sincerely,

 

Carson Graham PAC Executive

Cheryl

Mark

John

Sarah

Lucy

 

Thank you to those who attended the PAC end of year social.  It was an enjoyable time just chatting with different people and to get to know some parents.

 

Battery powered car - partially funded by Carson Graham PAC!  Thank you for driving it to the Library for us all to see it!  

 Vice-Principal, Suzette Dohm; Vice-Principal, Tim Ireland; Chair, Carson Pac, Cheryl Mitchell; Principal Ian Kennedy.

 

Have a great summer!

 

Thank you to Ross Laird who gave a very informative talk on how your children and technology can exist together.  A quick summary below.

What’s needed for emotional health development for young people

·        Belonging, Trust and Safety; those unable to find it in real life turn to online community

·        Self-regulation (impeded by technology and personal devices) and awareness – the development of self-regulation most important skill for all young people (ages 5-27)

·        Empathy – on decline with technology; Narcissism on the rise

·        Adult mentor

·        Self-Reflection

·        Growth mindset (sense that you can figure whatever out, even in face of adversity)

·        Trauma healing (ability to work on it; if not, it becomes intergenerational trauma)

·        Family relationships (listening and time): moms 3 min a day on non-task conversation, dads 90secs; kids of all ages need about 30min a day to talk about feelings

·        Empathic connection (if kids go to parents with feelings, sign of good connection)

·        Relational awareness (ages 12-25 really critical time)

 Technology is the opposing force to above.

Tips: Doing things together; be present and model health; cultivate belonging and hope; accept human messiness; repeat; stay in the conversation every time.

For more info, go to www.rosslaird.com


Screenagers:  Growing up in The Digital Age

The Thursday evening showing of Screenagers was a great success. Thank you to all those involved -

  • The Carson Graham PAC for organizing
  • Carson Graham families, students and Carson Graham Family of Schools for attending
  • Jesse Miller as facilitator
  • Carson Graham students who led a panel in front of a large audience and voiced their opinion.
  • Principal Ian Kennedy for supporting this event.

For further information and resources in connection to cell-phone and electronic use amongst teenagers, please take a look at the Screenagers link.

 CGPAC 2017/2018 Scholarship Awards and Criteria

Background

The PAC is all about giving back to the school community.  Hence, all of the awards are to recognize students that have contributed to the school community.  It recognizes that there are various levels of achievement and, as such, hopes that students from a broad spectrum would/could be eligible.  It also recognizes the maintenance of academic achievement.

We also want to recognize individuals who have excelled in school leadership and contribute but may not have achieved a high academic record for any number of reasons.

 These awards are intended to support post-secondary education and therefore are only payable upon proof of registration at a post-secondary institution.  The recipient has 18 months to have the award fulfilled (covers 2 academic years), after which the award expires.

 Awards

Category 1:  5 x $1,250 STEAM Scholarship Awards

 Recipients have a demonstrable leadership and passion in supporting school-based activities while maintaining a high academic standard in one of the following:

           1.     Science – 1 award

2.     Math – 1 award

3.     Technology or Engineering (all of the various technology or engineering courses, such as foods, textiles, woodwork, etc) – 1 award

4.     Fine Arts – Visual (arts), Performance (music, dance, drama), Digital Arts, etc

      5.     Humanities – languages, history, geography, and the like

Recipients must have:

          1.     Exemplary ongoing history of School Community Service since being at Carson

2.     30+ hours of school-based service

3.     Excelled in one of the above 5 categories in which the candidate receives the award

4.     Have maintained ≥=86% overall average

 Category 2: 2 x $750 PAC School Spirit Scholarship Awards

 A non-academic award that recognizes recipients that contributed the most to building and supporting school spirit over the course of their attendance at Carson and who have demonstrable leadership and passion: 

           1.     in supporting and contributing to school-based activities.

2.     in supporting and/or participating in school sports (e.g. could be a team manager, student coach, athlete or supporter, etc). (This is not a personal achievement award in sports – e.g. most goals, valuable player, etc).

 CGPAC 2016/2017 Scholarship Awards and Criteria.

 Background

 The PAC is all about giving back to the school community. Hence, all of the awards are to recognize students that have contributed to the school community. It recognizes that there are various levels of achievement and as such hopes that students from a broad spectrum would/could be eligible. It also recognizes the maintenance of academic achievement.

 We also want to recognize individuals that have excelled in school leadership and contribution but may not have achieved a high academic record for any number of reasons.

 These awards are intended for supporting post-secondary education and therefore are only payable upon proof of registration in a post-secondary institution. The recipient has 18 months to have the award fulfilled (covers 2 academic years), after which the award expires.

 Awards

Category 1: 4 x $750 PAC STEAM Awards

Recipients have a demonstrable leadership and passion in supporting school based activities while maintaining a high academic standard in one of the following.

     1.     Science or Math - 1 award

2.     Technology or Engineering (all of the various technology and engineering related courses - such as foods, "sewing", woodwork, etc) - 1 award

3.     Fine Arts - Visual (arts), Performance (music, dance, drama), Digital Arts, etc.

4.     Humanities - languages, history , geography and the like.

Recipient must have:

1.   Must have exemplary ongoing history of School Community Service since being at Carson

2.   30+ hours of school based service

3.   Excelled in one of the above 4 categories in which the candidate is receiving the award in.

4.   Have maintained >= 86% overall average

 

Category 2: 2 x $500 - PAC School Spirit Award – 1 each

A non-academic award that recognizes recipients that contributed the most to building and supporting school spirit over the course of their attendance at Carson and who has demonstrable leadership and passion:

1.   in supporting and contributing to school based activities.

2.   in supporting and/or participating in school sports (eg could be a team manager, student coach, athlete, or supporter, etc). (This is not a personal achievement award in sports - eg most goals, valuable player, etc)

 

 

 

 

 

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