ReFresh & eNews Hiatus: Spring Break

Our weekly ReFresh and eNews will be on a brief hiatus the weeks of March 14 and March 21 – ReFresh returns March 30, and eNews returns April 1.

We wish you all a restful and well-deserved Spring Break. 


Coffee Connections: Spring Registration

We look forward to seeing you at Coffee Connections, hosted by BCPVPA President Darren Danyluk and senior staff. Find the link to register for all spring sessions under Member News > Hot Notes in the Member Portal. Register for all sessions, and attend when you can!

Register

  • Wed Apr 6, 2022 07:30 AM
  • Wed Apr 20, 2022 07:30 AM
  • Wed May 4, 2022 07:30 AM
  • Wed May 18, 2022 07:30 AM
  • Wed Jun 1, 2022 07:30 AM
  • Wed Jun 15, 2022 07:30 AM

2022 Partnership Awards: Nominations are Closing Soon!

One more month to nominate a person (or group) that has gone the extra mile to support your school community! 

BCPVPA Chapters are invited to nominate individuals, organizations, and businesses who contribute their time, expertise, and passion to make a difference in the lives of BC students. Community partners bring special opportunities and services to schools – now is the time to celebrate all that they do. 

This year, it is even easier to nominate a community partner. You can fill in the online form or follow the instructions on our Member Portal to email your nomination. If you have any questions, email erin@bcpvpa.bc.ca.

 Nominations close: April 1, 2022 

BCPVPA Member Portal

Visit the BCPVPA Member Portal

To set up your password, follow the simple instructions sent in the August 31 Member Update, and log in anytime via the Sign In option on our website. You can easily update your account details under the 'My Profile' tile if you change roles, schools, or personal contacts.

What will you find in the Member Portal? Check out the overview, and we’ll bring you highlights each week in eNews as we continue to add content to the site.

 

Member Portal Highlight: We are pleased to announce the launch of a Mentorship page on our Member Portal. By clicking on the 'Mentorship' tile on the portal homepage, you will be able to access program information, as well as Mentor and Mentee application forms which will be available near the end of the school year. 

Coming Soon: Keep an eye out for the PLD tile that will be launching very soon!

Visit the Member Portal, and let us know what you think: sandra@bcpvpa.bc.ca

The Principl(ed) Podcast

Episode 17: Jackie Borosa

In this episode, host Chris Horton talks to Vice-Principal from School District 92 (Nisga’a) and BCPVPA Board Director Jacqueline Borosa about her pathway to school leadership and how she finds joy, connection, and fulfillment as an educational leader. The pathway to school leadership is not always linear as we learn from Jackie’s fascinating journey.

Listen on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more! Link to your favourite platform here.

The Principl(ed) Podcast is a made-in-Canada monthly series that connects with BC school Principals and Vice-Principals who are working everywhere in the province, from the smallest rural schools to the bustling urban centres. 

Principl(ed) Magazine

The March 2022 issue of Principl(ed) magazine is on its way to you! We hope that you enjoy the stories and features that we have put together for the spring edition.

Read this week’s featured articles from the November 2021 issue of Principl(ed):

Last Word
BCPVPA Executive Director Kevin Reimer discusses one of the most important resources to school leaders – time. After reading the book How School Principals Use Their Time, Kevin shares a new concept for understanding how Principals & Vice-Principals organize their responsibilities between managerial expectations and leadership duties. 

Book Reviews
1st Review: Dr. Diane Charles, K-7 Principal SD68, shares with us her take-aways from the book Inquiry Mindset Assessment Edition. Giving agency to students in deciding assessment strategies helps develop greater self-efficacy, and there are many opportunities for educators to incorporate these methods that are supported by the BC curriculum.

2nd Review: Our own Director of Member Support Services, Carmen Eberle, shares what she learned from the book The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person, and how she found it helpful in her own anti-racism learning.  

Call for Facilitators

Are you looking for a unique learning and leading opportunity? Look no further!


BCPVPA’s Foundations for New School Leaders program
Current Vice-Principals and Principals are invited to apply to facilitate small groups of new and nearly new Vice-Principals and Principals in the early stages of their school-based leadership careers.

This program takes place over 5 sessions in the first week of July 2022.

Time commitment for Facilitators includes:

  • Pre-Program Facilitators Training session – Date to be determined
  • 5 Days – July 4, July 5, July 6, July 7, and July 8, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION APRIL 1, 2022 

Apply here

Thriving in Education

We continue to work with the data that we obtained from the Thriving in Education survey. Read Part 1 of an overview in the November 2021 issue of Principl(ed), and watch for Part 2 in the March 2022 Principl(ed). 

BCPVPA Retirement Seminars

Our BCPVPA Retirement Seminars address questions around retirement-readiness, the specifics of the Teachers’ Pension Plan and any other questions that you may have. Each seminar will have a 40-person limit. The final virtual (Zoom) seminar for the 2021/22 school year will be:

  • April 2, 9 am - Noon

Register here! Please register early as sessions have limited attendance.

Chapter Council

Chapter Council members can mark their calendars for the final meeting date for the 2021-22 school year: 

  • May 13-14, 2022

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