April 2017 PAC Minutes

Burnaby Mountain PAC meeting minutes April 20, 2017

 Called to order 7:21 p.m.

Minutes – March meeting minutes to be reviewed and adopted at next meeting

Student Council Update – president elections completed

Raquel B.- president, Sophia A. – vice-president

  • Council applications next week
  • Spring spirit week coming up – details TBA

Treasurer’s Report – Dave Dye – PAC hasn’t fully exhausted some budget items and as a result, has asked Administration to make sure staff knows that funds are available

Old/New Business

School Sponsor club requests – no club requests

Dry Grad Committee – Giovanna Irving

  • Raffle ticket sales ongoing
  • Drive event fundraiser successful

Collaboration Time – Deanna Worobets, Barry Callister, Ed Ko

  • an initiative for the fall for teachers to collaborate with other teachers to support student learning
  • plan to implement 5 dynamic collaboration days per term
  • rotating supervision schedule for students 8:40-9:40 Wednesdays
  • 8/9 tutorials with student mentors; gr. 10s homework time; gr. 11/12s work or social time (separated) but many mentors will come from this group
  • mentors by teacher referral or by application; 2 credits received for participation by mentors
  • potential topics to be dealt with – literacy, healthy living, math/critical thinking, etc.
  • this presentation will be available on-line – feedback welcome


Committee Reports –

DPAC – Dave Dye – a status quo budget means no new cuts in contrast to what has historically been done – there are enough reserves to cover the structural underfunding from the Province

Parent Education – reminder of April 25 Dr. Vo presentation at Mountain on topic of Mindfulness in Teens


Principal’s Report – Highlights

  • report cards distributed before spring break
  • Wizard of Oz play was successful
  • Outside school shutters installed
  • New course selection procedure went well
  • About 100 cross-catchment and out of district kids projected for September
  • Honours assessments for incoming gr. 8s complete
  • Summer school registration opens Wednesday
  • Grad assembly April 28th
  • New apps coming soon – “mountain connect” – great communication tool for parents, instant updates
  • New teacher contract sets 30 students/class maximum;

home ec/shop classes at 26; ELL 20 and 2 or more low incidence students equals a class size drop of 1 student

  • Parent portal presentation next month


Next PAC meeting: Monday, May 1, 2017 7:15 p.m.


Meeting adjourned: 8:10 p.m.




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