Monday April 7th 2014
1. Welcome to everyone. Introductions all the way around.
Raffle draw tonight for the TV, hockey sweater, mini iPad and case, gift certificate for Hawksworth Restaurant.
2. Minutes for March. Motion to accept minutes Anne Millard, seconded by Carol Ohno. Motion carried.
3. Treasurer’s Report. We should come in on budget in our Main or Operating Account.
The Gaming account revenue is about 35,000, but again we don’t expect to go over budget.
Motion to accept Carol Ohno, seconded by Anne Millard. Motion carried
4. Ms De Mello presentation regarding healthy schools. It took a long time to develop a mind set that accepted healthier outlook. Better lunches, Health in Motion Day, more physical activity in general, DPAs, Mountain Madness, etc. The point made was that the school has developed a great deal over the last 6 or 7 years. At this time there is more focus on emotional health, including behaviour over social media, LGBTQ speaker, bullying, etc.
5. Student Council – absent
6. Giani – representing the Senior Leadership Class – Cancer All-Nighter on April 25th Asking for $300. Pledges are due this Friday the 11th. Have already attracted support and funding from various retailers and student council as well.
Dance request- going to Kelowna in October asking for $2000. They have done various fund-raising and are asking for $500 to make this event happen. By the way, the dance show is April 24th and is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
7. Dry Grad – celebration for the graduating class, specifically this is an alcohol and drug free event. Often the celebration is held at the school, but this year the grads wanted a boat cruise.
School leaving is May 22nd and Dry Grad is the 23rd.
8. DPAC – there will be a $5 million budget cut to the district. This includes cuts to admin, custodial, learning support, EAs and so on. If you have any comments please email email@example.com
9.SPC Meeting Mar 11th. Patti, Vick, Diane, Ms De Mello and Ms O’Reilly, Lili and Kevin.
Talked about Healthy Living, especially in emotional health. Bringing in whiteboards to outline the daily menu, etc.
There are about 15 microwaves in the school, being cleaned daily.
There will be new hip hop classes, and the MMA drew more girls than boys.
Jesse Miller gave his presentation to the G8s.
Talked about surveys, and what grades to give that to.
Cobs bread at Lougheed Mall is giving all their end of the day bread to the school. This is a big job for the volunteers. The bread is picked up on Wednesday and various schools come to pick up on Thursday.
Science labs are underway for Grade 8 and 9, focuses on taking and making notes.
Ms O’Reilly is looking at literacy rubrics, including how to communicate this to parents.
Fun Day Friday is coming up to promote literacy. This will be held in the library, with games like Scrabble, Boggle, etc.
10. Parent Education – Jesse Miller talk went well. About 250 people showed up for the presentation.
11. Fundraising – So far have sold about $300 of chocolates, need a minimum of $400 to place an order. Number is BMSS PAC #29489, so get on to the Purdy’s Chocolate Website and order. Delivery is on April 15th.
12 Principal’s report
Grads looking at self reporting marks, early admission, stressful time.
Looking at next year’s spring break, and when to issue report cards, because spring break is so early.
Looking at 90 students being registered from outside the catchment and district.
Budgets – cannot run classes with 19 or 20 students in them. Having International Students helps our staffing levels. We are doing a good job of keeping classes grade specific, especially in core academics.
Grad Dinner Dance is at the Renaissance Hotel.
We will be increasing the PAC Donation to $15 next year, also Dry Grad to $50, School leaving goes to $75 and then to $80.
Superintendent is coming on April 23rd, and there will also be a lockdown drill. Looking at different types of lockdowns, such as keeping someone out, someone in, or a weather event, including lights out. Working with the RCMP to develop these protocols.
Updates; Dance Showcase on April 24th,
Student Elections in May, Trivia Night,
Awards Ceremony June 5th
Talking about the new curriculum, still in draft form. graduation requirements will not be online until 2017.
Teachers have voted to take job action, but no further developments at this time.
PAC Meetings will be on Monday the 1st of each month with the exception of April’s meeting, because Easter is on the first.
RAFFLE DRAW WINNERS
1) Li Tu Yang 46”Samsung Smart TV
2) Eddie Tom iPad Mini and case
3) John Greenwood Autograph Santorelli Jersey
4) Ric Rameriz $200 GC to Hawksworth Restaurant
Meeting Adjorned at 9:00 PM