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Navigate PAC Announcements

September 30, 2012
Hello, fellow Parent Navigators….
The time has come for us to take the next steps in planning some parent meeting times.  Some important dates for everyone to note:
First parent (PAC) meeting of the year/D2L Tutorial:   our meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 11th (time indicated below).  Just prior to this meeting, we will be offering a D2L tutorial and a pot-luck dinner event for those who can attend in person at Tsolum campus.   If you are attending from home, please log in to Elluminate (link at bottom of this message and on D2L under “parents” tab).    During this first meeting, we will be discussing our budget for our Community Outing fund and our Leadership Group.  We will also be conducting our formal PAC executive elections.  We are in need of parents to fill all positions:  Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, DPAC rep.    To nominate or self-nominate a Navigate parent for any of these roles, please send an email to    and include the parent’s name and the position for which you are nominating/self-nominating. Please click here for the full agenda.  The timeline for this meeting/ event on October 11th is:
4:30 – arrive at Tsolum campus – parents to bring a pot-luck dinner (pre-cooked, preferably or appetizer idea) and meet in the kitchen adjacent to the gym.  Snack time and talk time ! 
5:00 – move to computer room for  D2L/Elluminate/ tutorial for those parents who wish to attend; parents at a distance attending vai Elluminate. 
6:00 – meet back in the kitchen to eat and mingle for parents at Tsolum campus.
6:30 – 8:00  - back to computer room to being first Parent meeting of the year and to welome those parents attending from a distance.    
Smorgasbord of D2L and Elluminate Tutorial Sessions –    Marieke Holtcamp, ENTER teacher, will be leading these tutorials (see below). It’s important that we arrive on time, as Marieke has to leave at 10 am sharply to get herself back to the ENTER classroom at 10 am.  Marieke is offering the following: 
Friday, September 28 - 9 am - 10 am (d2l and general questions)
Monday, October 1 - 9 am - 10 am (d2l and general questions)
Tuesday, October 2 - 9 am - 10 am (Elluminate Collaborate workshop)*
Wednesday, October 3 - 9am - 10 am (d2l and general questions)
Tues., October 9 – 9 am – 10 am   (Elluminate Collaborate workshop)*
* Elluminate is an online classroom where our parent group / PAC meets to conduct their monthly meetings.  Note that there was changes to Elluminate over the summer and Marieke will be covering this during her tutorial sessions. 
Looking forward to seeing you over the coming days ! 
Colleen Clark
Navigate PAC Chair

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