Eric Hamber PAC Poinsettia Fundraiser

It’s time to order your poinsettias for the upcoming holiday season! The PAC Poinsettia Fundraiser is a way you can help to raise the necessary funds that allow us, as parents, to purchase essential supplies, and support the many programs at Hamber. You can place your poinsettia order online before November 20st using Payment is by credit card only. We encourage you to sell poinsettias to you family, friends, neighbours, and local businesses!

It’s easy to place your order:

Simply go to and click “register here” to open a new account. Follow the prompts, add your student’s name and grade (twice), and place your order! Only online orders will be accepted.

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Ordering Details:

  • Online ordering will OPEN on November 6, 2018 and will remain open until Tuesday, November 20, 2018

  • The price list is below. ALL prices are inclusive of taxes. Payment is by credit card (VISA or MasterCard) only.

  • Once your order is placed, there are no cancellations or refunds.

  • ALL poinsettia orders must be paid in full and picked up in person at the school on Thursday, December 6th between 2:00 and 7:00pm or Friday, December 7 between 7:30 and 9:00 am. The exact pick up location will be announced at a later date. After 9:00am on Dec 7, all unclaimed plants will be donated to charity.

  • Please direct any questions or queries to

We are always in need of volunteers! If you are interested in helping on December 6th or 7th, please email

Thank you for supporting our first school fundraiser of the year!

Your Eric Hamber Secondary PAC

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Education and the Brain Speaker Series


1. After this talk your brain will not be the same: Adventures in Neuroplasticity

Speaker: Dr. Lara Boyd, PhD
Location: Vancouver Technical Secondary School Auditorium Date/Time: November 21, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

2. Bilingualism and Brain Health in Children

Speaker: Dr. Rachel Weber, PhD
Location: Vancouver Technical Secondary School Auditorium Date/Time: December 4, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

3. Social and Emotional Learning in Children

Speaker: Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, PhD
Location: Vancouver Technical Secondary School Auditorium Date/Time: January 22, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Vancouver Technical Secondary School Auditorium 2600 E. Broadway, Vancouver BC, V5M 1Y5

Doors will open at 6:00 for all with presentations beginning at 6:30. These talks are geared to parents and teachers who are interested in learning how education changes the brain. They will provide information on what behaviours improve brain health and promote learning, how bilingualism affects cognitive function and how social and emotional learning impacts education and achievement.

Tickets will be sold at the door pending availability but seating is limited so registration is suggested. Registration and ticket purchases at:

Cost: $10.00/session or $25 if registered in advance for all three*
* All proceeds will support students of Laura Secord Elementary and help fund a Quebec Exchange for those in French Immersion.
Thank you for your support!

Fall 2018 - SACY Workshops

This fall SACY will be running a couple of workshops:

Building Bridges with your Teen: Two dates to choose from this fall: Oct 4 2018 and Nov 21 2018
A relaxed evening where we refresh our knowledge on adolescent development (the social, emotional, intellectual changes) and look at some of the science behind teen behavior and thinking. We’ll explore communication strategies that work with these changes, so that we can reduce tension at home and strengthen our teenagers capacity and responsibility as they mature. All parents are welcome.


SACY Adult Toolkit: Two dates to choose from this fall – Oct 17 2018 and Dec 12 2018
An opportunity for adults to add to their knowledge about youth, cannabis and alcohol. We’ll also touch on vaping, other substances, partying and teen development to support adults in not only talking with teens but also supporting healthy choices and changes. The evening is friendly and non-judgmental, and focuses on both facts about different substances and ways to talk with youth so that we don’t get shut down.

More information can be found here or at

DPAC meeting April 26th at 7:00

Important VSB budget information can be found here. As parents our feedback is important, please take a minute to complete the VSB budget survey found on the above link

The next DPAC Executive Meeting is this Thursday, April 26th at 7:00pm 

Spring 2018 SACY workshops

SACY is putting on a few workshop between March 8th and May 31st. If you are interested in attending their SACY Adult Toolkit: Understanding Youth & Substance Use or Building Bridges with your Teen workshops, registration info can be found here