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Seismic Mitigation Program

A comprehensive school seismic upgrading program is underway to make schools safer in the event of an earthquake by minimizing the probability of structural collapse. This is a joint undertaking by the BC Ministry of Education and the Vancouver Board of Education

Click here to learn more about the program:
Provincial Seismic Mitigation Program

False Creek is still in the identification stage of the process.
For more information, please visit:
False Creek Elementary School Seismic Plan

First PAC Meeting – Tuesday September 20th

We are looking forward to a great year! Our first PAC meeting takes place on Tuesday, September 20th from 6:30 – 8:00pm in the school library. All parents/guardians are invited to attend.

At this meeting we will chat about the role of PAC at False Creek School and elect our Executive and Committee Chairs.

Come learn what PAC is and does and how to get involved!

Minutes Jan 11

False Creek Elementary School
Parent Advisory Council

PAC Meeting Monday, January 17th, 2011

Opening:

The regular meeting of the Parent Advisory Council was called to order at 6:05 pm on January 17th, 2011 by George Affleck.

Present:

George Affleck, Larissa Warrington, Bruce Murton, Erin Cathcart, Rob Hastings, Wendy Teufele, Lesley McKnight, Susan Efting, Tristesse Seeliger, Gail Taylor, Chloe Sample, Manesha Decosas

1. Introduction

2. Approval of Agenda

Motion to approve: Susan, 2nd : Larissa: Carried.

3. Approval of Minutes

Meeting Minutes from November 22nd, 2010. Moved: Gail, 2nd Larissa: Carried.

4. Business Arising From Minutes

No new business

5. Reports

a. Principal’s Report (see attached)

Issues arising from Principal’s Report:

-reminder to report any diesel smells from the construction.

-construction is on schedule

-discussion that resulted in a reminder that parents can opt their children out of taking the FSA tests

b. Staff requests

-request for $200 from Ms. G for Knitting Club Motion: Larissa, 2nd Chloe (with the condition that the parents will be trying to help brainstorm some ways to get more supplies): Carried. ACTION: Larissa (and anyone else who wishes to pursue it) will approach some local knitting clubs and stores to check out possible donations to the Knitting Club.

-request from Ms. G for $195.62 for watercolour and fabric paints, coloured clay and other extra art supplies. Motion: Manesha; 2nd Tristesse; Carried.

c. Treasurer’s report (see attached)

d. Communication

-The Shortylist (Larissa)

-this is a communications tool that allows schools to market themselves to the general public. The school can say a few words about the school, with the idea that we would keep our enrollment number up. This service is offered free of charge, but is a commercial site. The question is whether we support the idea of promoting the school. George will send a link out to everyone to have a look and discuss further next meeting.

e. Fundraising

-the Christmas card sales were very successful, but the suggestion was made that other options might be preferable due to Christmas cards being less commonly used. The possibility of calendars and thank-you cards were raised.

– there are 6 awards available for groups of children who have ideas about projects to green their communities (The Generation Green Awards, Vancouver Foundation). Applications for ideas are due on March 4th. Manesha has expressed interest in working in classrooms to investigate kids’ ideas. Tristesse also mentioned an idea related to solar panels that she is exploring at the school where she works and she will let us know more about that initiative.

-Michelle has sent another email asking if it is alright to put up posters and send a notice home regarding her Facebook site (ReClaim), which operates as an online thrift store and offers a small donation to our school. The PAC has no problem with this.

f. Volunteer (PAC)

-none

g. Sports and Recreation

– Run Jump Throw update

– Cotter is attending a workshop for this BC Athletics program on two upcoming Saturdays. This will provide her with certification, which allows her to teach the program. We then need to purchase the equipment bag that corresponds with the program. Ms. Cotter felt that she might be able to acquire the equipment at a lower cost by putting the bag together herself. More information to come on this issue.

-Hip Hop update

-we have a date: February 28th to March 4th. The instructor will come every day and work with every division. This will result in a presentation sometime the following week. Motion for the PAC to subsidize $2.50/child for the program: Rob, 2nd Susan. Carried.

-Dragon Boating update

-none at this time.

Badminton

-Motion for the PAC to subsidize the program by a total of $500: Wendy, 2nd Gail Carried.

h. Social

-Skate night is January 28th, 2011. It will be busy and we should encourage families to bring their own skates. We will provide hot chocolate and donuts (approximately $300).

New Business (tabled)

Motion to adjourn: Larissa, 2nd Susan. Carried.

The Meeting was adjourned at 7:32 pm. The next meeting will be February 21, 2011 at 6:00 pm.

Next meetings: February 21st, 2011, April 18th, 2011, May 16th, 2011, June 6th, 2011.

Minutes submitted by: Lesley McKnight

Minutes Nov 10

False Creek Elementary School
Parent Advisory Council

Meeting Minutes
November 22nd, 2010

Opening:
The regular meeting of the Parent Advisory Council was called to order at 6:05 pm on November 22nd, 2010 by George Affleck.

Present:

George Affleck, Larissa Warrington, Bruce Murton, Michael Scott, Erin Cathcart, Rob Hastings, Wendy Teufele, Lesley McKnight, Susan Efting, Michael Milner, Melissa Ashlee, Tristesse Seeliger, Chloe Sample,  Gail Taylor, Michelle ??? surname

1.    Introductions

All attending introduced themselves.

2.    Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as distributed.  Moved: Susan, 2nd: Michael S, Carried

3.    Approval of Minutes

Meeting Minutes from October 18th, 2010 Moved: Larissa, 2nd: Melissa, Carried

– Reminder that PAC executive is looking into widening distribution of minutes     from previous meeting leading up to following meeting.

4.    Business Arising from Minutes

-none

5.    Guests (2)

a.Melissa
Introduced her Non Profit Organization “Young Achievers Canada” which aims to provide an after school activity starting with False Creek Elementary.  Although centered in mathematics, content is flexible and can be tailored for Grade 3 and up. Agreed that PAC will help her gauge interest level by posting notice in PAC Newsletter.  Parents will be directed to website  www.youngachieverscanada.com and asked to indicate their interest via feedback section.

b.Michelle
Based on her experience with school fund raising, she has started a company which currently operates out of her residence and sits on Facebook under the name“Re Claimed”.  This online thrift store sells “like new” items such as shoes, accessories etc, which Michelle sources herself.  Currently not doing consignment.  Schools who partner with her will receive 10% commission on sales.  Potential for snowball effect (IE., friend of a friend and so on ) as False Creek community spreads the word about the online store.    Anyone making a purchase at the site and who identifies themselves as a “friend”  of False Creek Elementary School will entitle the school to 10% sales commission.

Partnership agreed to in principle and Larissa to work with Michelle on moving forward with this initiative.

6.    Reports

a.Principal’s Report (Bruce ) – See appendix.

Questions / Comments / Follow-up

1)Update on Student Council requested.
2)Ongoing problem with taps in girls washroom needs to be checked.  Also soap seems to be in short supply.
3)Slight possibility of having some painting done in washrooms but resources extremely tight.
4)Concerned raised about policy when it comes to kids climbing large metal boxes located between basketball court and pitch. Currently kids not allowed on them during school hours ie., up until 3:21 pm.  After this, parents must make a judgment call.

b.Staff Requests (Bruce)
-none

c.Treasurer’s Report (Susan Efting) -(for budget see appendix)

The amount originally budgeted for the Red Cedar/Chocolate Lily books was $2,500 but has been revised to $2,000.
A number of expenses that have been paid out since the last budget are reflected in budget statement, as are some incoming funds for items like the hot lunches and family portraits.

d.Communication  – (Michael and Leslie)

-PAC would like to secure a more prominent space for its bulletin board.

e.Fund raising (George):

Christmas Cards
i.Approximately $520 made this past weekend at False Creek market.  Likely a few hundred in orders up in the office.  Might try False Creek Community Center next.  Response good in terms of helping out at sales table.

Magazine Subscriptions
i.Ongoing.

Hot Lunch (December 3rd)
i.Hotdog lunch will be prepared on site.

Milk and Cookies
i.Likely will be last week before Christmas.
ii.Driven by grade 7 students in support of year end graduation.

Milk Program
i.A possibility but first need to acquire a fridge.  This is being looked into.

Other possibilities being considered are freezies and sushi.

f.Volunteer:

-Parents / Guardians need to be reminded that there is NO safe arrival         program currently running due to lack of volunteers.  A reminder will be         posted in next PAC newsletter.

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g.Sports and Recreation (Wendy):
i.      Run, Jump, Throw  – Tabled
ii.     Run club to break during cold weather
iii.     Hiyy coming in the spring.
iv.    Uniform inventory done by Wendy to be confirmed by school and then course of action to be determined.
h.Arts and Culture (spring 2011)
Hip Hop Dance Workshop (Sarah) – Still need to ensure staff buy-in. Bruce will check at next weeks staff meeting as his email regarding the workshop only had one response.

Previously, Tristesse and her kids have hosted dance sessions at the school and she is willing to run these again.

i.Social
No Christmas party to speak of but a skating session is planned for February.

7.    New Business

j.Ski/Snow Swap
Hoping to book the gym before Christmas break.  Bring your winter equipment and sell, trade etc.  Cookies and hot chocolate will be sold also.

Adjournment:
***Motion to adjourn: Moved: Michael, 2nd  Gail, Carried.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM.  The next will be at 6:00 PM on January 17th, 2011.

Future meeting dates:
February 21st, 2011,   April 18th, 2011,   May 16th, 2011   and June 6th, 2011.

Minutes submitted by:    Michael Scott

Appendix
Principal’s Report
[Monday, November 22, 2010]

Thanks

Staffing
Delighted to have Mr. Lerch back with us in div. 3. Wonderful to have Ms. Donaldson return from her maternity leave in div. 4. Great to have Ms. Cohen join us in the Resource Center covering Ms. Nanji’s maternity leave. Finally, a warm welcome to Ms. Oliveira, our newest member of the support staff.
A special thank you to our super student teachers as they return to school to complete their programs, all of our group will miss their enthusiasm, dedication, and work!

Remembrance Day
Assembly went well, special thanks to Mr. Watt, Div. 1 students, & veteran Mr. Bailey from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 177.

Volleyball Team
Senior Girls teams for their fair play & improving skills.

Basketball
Next inter-school sport

Vancouver Symphony
Intermediate students Friday, Nov. 26th in the morning.

Knitting Club
Many thanks to Ms. G, Ms. Berney, & volunteers.

Classes

Carousel Theatre
“Seussical the Musical”   Primaries on Friday, Dec. 3rd in the afternoon

Upcoming:
Hearing Screening:  Tue. Dec. 7th
Vision Screening: Thur. Dec. 9th
Report Cards:  Fri. Dec. 10th

Minutes Oct 10

False Creek Elementary School
Parent Advisory Council

Meeting Minutes
October 18th, 2010

Opening:

The regular meeting of the Parent Advisory Council was called to order at 6:02 pm on October 18th, 2010 by George Affleck.

 

Present: See attached attendance list.

George Affleck, Larissa Warrington, Donna Fjell, Bruce Murton, Michael Scott, Owen Sharman, Dionne Tremblay, Erin Cathcart, Brad Beattie, Rob Hastings, Sarah Chester, Wendy Teufele, Lesley McKnight, Susan Efting, Annabel Webb, Michael Milner, Joe Ramirez, Lorraine Smit

1. Introductions

Parents who attended introduced themselves.

2. Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as distributed. Moved: Brad, 2nd: Wendy, Carried

3. Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the June 14th, 2010 meeting were approved. Moved: Donna, 2nd: Larissa, Carried

-some discussion about whether approved or draft minutes should be posted on the PAC board in the hallway. Larissa offered to check Roberts rules to see the proper protocol

4. Business Arising from Minutes

-none

5. Guest-Youth Leader from Community Centre

-the guest was not present at the time the item arose on the agenda

6. Reports

  1. Principal’s Report (Bruce ) – See attached
  2. Staff Requests

-Ms. Berney: a follow-up to the accompanist conversation from last month asking for $500 from the PAC to make up the difference remaining from a grant she has applied to receive

  1. Treasurer’s Report (Donna Fjell/Susan Efting)

-Budget 2010-11(see attached budget)

to summarize discussion points:

REVENUE:

-direct donation has been approximately $2800 and Donna feels that we can estimate around $6000 over the year.

-Debate over profitability of yearbooks. Add family portrait to revenue, approximately $200.

-Question about HST refund for charitable organizations, a suggestion that it is around 53%.

-Hot lunches around $1000.

-We are within $100 of what we budgeted for the year before. EXPENSES:

-possibility of piggybacking photocopying costs with school office, which Larissa and Bruce will look into costing out.

-Possibility of paying for speakers for meetings out of BCCPAC money.

-Waiting to do an equipment inventory for when the gym floor is complete.

-Debate over primary track and field program “Run, Jump, Thro” and the cost of funding a program. There seems to be interest in the staff, parents, and PAC to assume $400 for the program and $600 for a one-time equipment cost.

-Sailing is TBD after staff consultation.

-addition of accompanist for $500

-the skating party is fun, so let’s keep it up even with a small cost assumed

-most of the social events are zero balance…so hooray!

-PAC gives $10/student for field trips, so we will give $2650

-we will be giving more to library supplies than requested, as it consistently comes in $50 over budget

-the Grade 4 swim has gone up significantly from $400 to around $1000. Suggestion to bump up budget to $500 to subsidize half

-question from the floor about starting a fund to support low-income families in user-pay activities. Bruce mentioned that the school does have the ability to do this.

This budget is balanced as it stands today

***Motion: To approve the 2010-11 budget: Ron, 2nd: Mike, Carried.

  1. Communication
  2. Fundraising (George Affleck):
    • Christmas Cards
      1. Wendy will check printing costs and liaise with George about costs. Wendy will coordinate the cards.
    • Hot Lunch
      1. Due to the gym floor and the cross-county meet conflict, the pizza lunch has been moved to November 5th.
    • Magazine Subscriptions
      1. George handed out fundraising opportunities. Some discussion as to whether the PAC wishes to use these types of fundraising. Agreement that no more material will be sent home with students, only available through our website, for instance.
    • Travellers Deck
  1. Volunteer
  1. Sports and Recreation (Wendy Teufele):

i. Uniforms (Wendy)

ii. Run, Jump, Thro (Wendy)

iii. Rocks and Rings (Wendy)

-booked

iv. BC Tennis Program (Sarah)

-badminton is already booked

v. Mountain Bike Workshop (Wendy)

-Annabel suggested someone or proposed doing some small workshop herself. Tabled due to discussion of new bike park.

vi. Free Bike Safety Program? (Wendy)

vii. Run Club (Wendy)

-great turn out

viii. Tennis program (Sarah)

-Bruce knows this program well. It’s good. In the past, he has done badminton and it is booked this year for the spring. Also need to check gym time and cost for tennis.

  1. Arts and Culture
  • Dance Workshop (Sarah)
    • $10/child for a five day hip-hop workshop to teach a routine with a Friday performance. It would be treated as a “field trip” or school program to ensure complete buy-in. Bruce will check with the staff to gauge interest. Donna commented that in the past, the PAC has funded something similar each school year.
  1. Social
  • Movie night.

-we will likely do something, but not this term

7. New Business

Family Photo Night (Larissa)

-moved to October 26th and Larissa will contact interested families

On-demand Printing

-False Creek sweatshirts or t-shirts, no cost, but offering the opportunity to families to buy

Project Chef (Larissa)

-it is a week long cooking program that is excellent. It costs $1000 for the entire program for Grades 4 and 5. It will be considered for next year.

-Wendy suggests putting the PAC website more prominently on newsletters etc.

-Larissa has a battery recycling program

Adjournment:

***Motion to adjourn: Susan, 2nd Erin, Carried.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:35 PM. The next will be at 6:00 PM on November 22nd, 2010.

Future meeting dates: November 22nd, 2010, January 17th, 2011, February 21st, 2011, April 18th, 2011, May 16th, 2011 and June 6th, 2011.

Minutes submitted by: Lesley McKnight

Minutes Mar 10

False Creek Elementary School
Parent Advisory Council

Meeting Minutes
March 1st, 2010

Opening:
The regular meeting of the Parent Advisory Council was called to order at 6:05 pm on March 1st, 2010 by George Affleck.

Present:
George Affleck, Donna Fjell, Larissa Warrington, Wendy Teufele, Kim Nemeth, Michael Milner, Erin Cathcart, Chloe Sample, Pernilla, Ann Anstee, Gail Taylor.

1.    Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as distributed.  Moved: Pernilla, 2nd: Larissa Warington, Carried

2.    Guest: Babs Alink

Pernilla would like to have Babs do a photo presentation at either the May or June assembly.  The message would be how children’s lives are in Afghanistan. www.watercarriersafganistan.com

3.    Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the January 18th,2010 meeting were approved. Moved: Michael Milner, 2nd: Sean McLaren, Carried

4.    Business Arising

5.    Reports

  1. Principal’s Report (Kim Nemeth) – See attached
  2. Staff Requests – No request submitted
  3. Treasurer’s Report (Donna Fjell) – A new source of fundraising is the special school lunches. The first pizza lunch raised $274.63.
  4. Communication (Larrisa Warrington) – Take awhile to build community for the website.
  5. Fundraising (George Affleck): Clothing and home items drive scheduled for April 9th. Notices going home this week.
    1. Subway Lunch: March 17th.
    2. Yearbook advertising. Possible DVD/CD version.
  6. Volunteer (Donna Fjell): No report.
  7. Sports and Recreation (Wendy Teufele):
    1. Running club. Need a teacher sponsor and parent volunteers.
    2. VSB now does the Friday sports program. Would like to do some primary track and field program.
  8. Arts and Culture(Pernilla):
    1. Student Art Show. Realized there was a logistics problem with 252 separate pieces of arts would not really fit in the studio. The thought would be that children’s original art would go home and then the parents could order any number of copies for friends and family. Artwork would be completed by March 19th, sent home and have orders sent back by mid-April.
    2. Photo contest could be an alternative.
    3. Family photo opportunity for next November.
  9. Social (Erin Cathcart)
    1. Timing of school dance. Looking at April 29th. Theme: 80s, beach.

Motion to approve reports. Moved: Michael Milner ,2nd: Pernilla, Carried

6.    New Business

BC Food and Argicultural Program.
Sun Run now has a link on the PAC website. 10 or 12 people have signed up for the early bird.
BC sailing. Mobile optimist sailing program. Kits yacht club. Every child from grade 4 or 7. Trying to find a sponsor for the program. Takes place in June. Grade 4 and 5 have already raised $600.
***Motion: “To advanced the $1200.00 for the deposit to book the sailing program.”, Moved: Michael Milner, 2nd: Ann Anstee, Carried

Adjournment:
Meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM.  The next general meeting will be at 6:00 PM on April 12th, 2010.

Minutes submitted by:    Michael Milner

Minutes Jan 10

False Creek Elementary School
Parent Advisory Council

Meeting Minutes
January 18th, 2010

Opening:

The regular meeting of the Parent Advisory Council was called to order at 6:05 pm on January 18th, 2010 by George Affleck.

Present:

George Affleck, Donna Fjell, Larissa Warrington, Wendy Teufele, Kim Nemeth, Michael Milner, Erin Cathcart, Sean McLaren, Gail.

1. Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as distributed. Moved: Larissa Warington, 2nd: Erin Cathcart, Carried

2. Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the November 23rd, 2009 meeting were approved. Moved: Michael Milner, 2nd: Sean McLaren, Carried

3. Business Arising

4. Reports

  1. Principal’s Report (Kim Nemeth) – oral.
  2. Staff Requests – No request submitted
  3. Treasurer’s Report (Donna Fjell) – To date have taken in $6,360 for Direct and $864 for Christmas Cards. (discussion followed that sales were less as none were sold before school started which had been done in the past, also our contact for printing the cards will no longer be available after this year)
    1. ***Motion: “To approve $300 for Rocks and Rings (curling exhibition/training) in April”, Moved: Michael Milner, 2nd: Erin Cathcart, Carried
    2. ***Motion: “To invest $5,000 in a conservative term account.”, Moved: Larrisa Warrington, 2nd: Wendy Teufele, Carried
  4. Communication (Larrisa Warrington) – Designing a PAC Newsletter
  5. Fundraising (George Affleck: Clothing drive scheduled for April.
    1. Hot Dog Day: February 4th and March 2rd.
    2. Hot Chocolate during the Olympics: Sean McLaren has volunteered to see if this can be done.
    3. Movie Night: Date needed.
  6. Volunteer (Donna Fjell): No report.
  7. Sports and Recreation (Wendy Teufele):
    1. Kidspower: Concerns from staff regarding the cost
    2. BC Sailing: $25 per student (sailing or kayaking).
  8. Arts and Culture(Gail):
    1. April 8th for the Student Art Show
    2. Discussed bringing in a photographer who did extensive work in Afghanistan.
  9. Social (Erin Cathcart)
    1. Still working on timing of dates for various social functions (school dancem movie nights), Hope to have them pinned down by next meeting..

Motion to approve reports. Moved: Erin Cathcart ,2nd:Wendy Teufele, Carried

  1. New Business

Sun Run now has a link on the PAC website.

Adjournment:

Meeting was adjourned at 7:20 PM. The next general meeting will be at 6:00 PM on March 8th, 2010.

Minutes submitted by: Michael Milner

Minutes Nov 09

False Creek Elementary School

Parent Advisory Council

Meeting Minutes

November 23rd, 2009

Opening:

The regular meeting of the Parent Advisory Council was called to order at 6:05 pm on November 23rd, 2009 by George Affleck.

Present:

George Affleck, Donna Fjell, Larissa Warrington, Wendy Teufele, Michael Milner, Erin Cathcart, Pernilla Ahrnstedt, Ann Anestee, Dianne Tremblay, Tracy McIntosh, Heather Vogl, Kim Nemeth.

1. Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as distributed. Moved: Pernilla Ahrnstedt, 2nd: Wendy Teufele, Carried

2. Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as amended. Moved: Donna Fjell, 2nd: Larissa Warrington, Carried

3. Business Arising

No business arising

4. Reports

  1. Principal’s Report (Kim Nemeth) – See attached
  2. Staff Requests – No request submitted
  3. Treasurer’s Report (Donna Fjell) – See attached
  • ***Motion: To allocate $400.00 for a Red Cedar/Chocolate Lilly lunch., Moved: Donna 2nd: Pernilla, Carried
  • Direct Donation letter
  1. Communication (Michael Milner) –
  • Website (www.falsecreekpac.ca) – Looking for feedback from committee members. Wants to present as an interactive website. Need to get people into the habit of using it.
  • Newsletter
  1. Fundraising (George Affleck) –
  • Last year for Michelle and the printer who volunteers’ their time. Need to find a new sources.
  • What about bake sales. Need to meet VSB nutritional guidelines.
  • Hotdog days starting in the new year. Other food alternatives are being considered.
  1. Volunteer (Donna Fjell) –
  • safe arrival seems be covered.
  • Library book covering
  1. Sports and Recreation (Wendy Teufele) –
  • Anything required? Staff will most likely have some requests in the new year.
  • Run Club will start up again in April.
  • Ideas that are being considered. Year end picnic/sports day. Nutritional counselor may be in to discuss good eating habits. Possible Fun Run in the spring. Dance class.
  1. Arts and Culture(Pernilla Ahrnstedt)
  • Art work fundraiser. April 8th. Cut-off for student artwork is Mid-February. Possible charity choice for sharing –Hannah’s Heroes
  1. Social (Erin Cathcart) –
  • Winter Skate. December 11th. Have people bring Christmas gifts for Vancouver Christmas Bureau. Flyer to go out Nov 27th.

***Motion: To allocate up to $300.00 for the Winter Skate., Moved: Michael, 2nd: Wendt, Carried

  • Winter Dance late January/early February.
  1. Old Business

– no Old Business

  1. New Business

Kidpower Presentation – Heather Vogl

Providing a safety workshop. Cost $15/child for a 2 hour session.

Next step – need feedback from staff and parents.

Adjournment:

Meeting was adjourned at 7:33 PM. The next meeting will be at 6:00 PM on November 23rd, 2009.

Minutes submitted by: Michael Milner

Minutes Oct 09

False Creek Elementary School

Parent Advisory Council

Meeting Minutes

October 19th, 2009

Opening:

The regular meeting of the Parent Advisory Council was called to order at 6:05 pm on October 19th, 2009 by George Affleck.

Present:

George Affleck, Donna Fjell, Larissa Warrington, Wendy Teufele, Michael Milner, Pernilla Ahrnstedt, Suckbae Lee, Jinhi Ahn, Gail Taylor, Vesna Tepsic, Milan Stanic, Teresa Varny, Michelle De Jose, Sarah Chester, Kim Nemeth.

1. Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as distributed. Moved: Pernilla Ahrnstedt, 2nd: Gail Taylor, Carried

2. Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as amended. Moved: Donna Fjell, 2nd: Larissa Warrington, Carried

3. Business Arising

No business arising

4. Guest Speaker (Iona Whishaw, Principal from Tupper) – Re: Mini-School

Academics – BC curriculum is the same everywhere

Real difference is the culture/social between students and teachers

Smaller high school (950 – 1000 students)

Safest school in the district

Based around code of conduct – R.O.A.R.s. (Responsibility, Ownership,

92% of the students know the code of conduct

Sports teams – due to the smaller school size students are more likely to make a team.

Good arts/drama/dance programs

Mini-School presentation in November (accelerated math and sciences)

5. Reports

  1. Principal’s Report (Kim Nemeth) – See attached
  2. Staff Requests – Bring Badminton BC (something they can play outside of school) to the Cost: $1700.00

Jody Wallace, Olympic, Capital One Rocks and Rings 2 day ($300.00).

  1. Treasurer’s Report (Donna Fjell) – See attached
  • ***Motion: To allocate $900.00 for a school performance to take place in the fall/winter., Moved: Pernilla 2nd: Sarah, Carried
  • ***Motion: To approve the budget as presented (See attached), Moved: Larissa, 2nd: Michael, Carried
  • Direct Donation letter
  1. Communication (Michael Milner) –
  1. Fundraising (George Affleck) –
  • Olympic Hot Chocolate sales.
  1. Volunteer (Donna Fjell) –
  • Working on safe arrival
  • Library book covering
  1. Sports and Recreation (Wendy Teufele) –
  • playground games (need volunteers)
  1. Arts and Culture(Pernilla Ahrnstedt)
  • Art work fundraiser. Using students art (laminate on wood). Split the revenue with a charity.
  • Storytelling fundraiser. Hold it at the school gym. $4/$5 by family or make it a social committee.
  • Christmas cards sales. Students will be doing the drawings just after Hallowe’en.
  1. Social –
  • Allot money for Social Committee
  1. Old Business

  1. New Business 

Adjournment:

Meeting was adjourned at 7:33 PM. The next meeting will be at 6:00 PM on November 23rd, 2009.

Minutes submitted by: Michael Milner