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May 7 2018 PAC General Meeting Minutes

Burnaby Mountain PAC Meeting May 7, 2018

Called to order at 7:20

Minutes from April tabled to next month

Student Council – Ryqiel thanked PAC for the donation to the cancer all-nighter. Grade 11s and 12s were there. This year the cost per student was $80. Carnival is coming up this month. Food trucks will be Real Mac and Cheese and Mini Donut food trucks.

Treasurer’s Report – there was no activity in the main operation account. In the gaming account $550 was spent on a Connex field trip. There is a vote on the dry grad request from last month. Since there was a field trip cancellation, there was $1500 made available to assist with the dry grad request. A motion to approve the addition of the $1500 to make the total donation $4000 was seconded and approved.

School Goals

Literacy Goal -James Morton: Note taking, note making, inferencing and making connections are being taught. Students have made a start and there has been growth each year. Connections being made were mostly surface connections, but it is starting to go deeper. The literacy chair has looked at more departments than just the English department to improve the success of this goal across the curriculum. Presentations occur at staff meetings and pro d days regarding literacy in curriculum and also have indigenous leaders come and present. There are also competency chats between staff and students. In the family of schools (includes the 6 elementary schools grade 7 classes)

The school goal meetings are open to parents.

Healthy School Goal – Mr Greve – The new chair for this goal’s committee is Deanna Worobets. Understanding mental health and well-being has been this year’s focus. Students have been talking about a mental health club. Physical education and physical health in this school has a good reputation. The focus last year was a lot on LGBTQ. There were kindness, gratitude, and healthy relationship days. Compass survey for grade 8-12 students is on a variety of issues. The data will be very useful for planning healthy school curriculum for the school for the coming year. Meetings for the Healthy School Committee happen once a month at lunch and they are open to having parents at the meetings as well. Screen time for electronic devices is something that is being looked at and discussed. National recreational screen time average for high school students is 5.6 hours a day. There was also a survey about stress put out through the District Student advisory Council which students took part in. There are lots of options. There are individual teacher expectations around electronic devices in class and how they are used. Parent Ed. The talk on Anxiety in April was a success. They are open to coming back and doing seminars or talks. If you have a child/ren who you feel need counselling, they can offer services for free at the RCMP youth services.

Parent Ed – The talk on anxiety in April with the RCMP youth officer was a success. The youth office at the RCMP is willing to do some counselling for free. People can call them for more information. They are willing to look at doing more workshops next school yearand they have a list of workshops to pick through.

Principal’s Report – School protection plans have been updated by the school board. Events and insurance around sanctioned events have new guidelines for PACs to be aware of. PACs or other committees need to consult with school administration to regarding insurance. Band and choir had a hugely successful trip to whistler. The May pro-D day is having a mental health day with Dr. Bo. There are sessions for teachers on assessment as well as meditation. The calendar draft for the next school year is available at this meeting. AP exams are happening over the next two weeks. Marron Roberts Todd is the Valedictorian for the grade 12. Track meet students did very well. One broke a 48 year record. A student won bronze for a program to spot fake news. BMSS is the #1 school for schools in the sun run. Two debaters went to Nova Scotia to compete.

School play ‘The Lazy Chaperone’ is going on for 6 nights. Earthquake drill is happening on May 23. Core competencies chat is on the same day. School leaving rehearsal is May 25 and leaving ceremony is on May 28th.

Adjourned 8:10

Next meeting June 11th 2018



February 2018 PAC Minutes

Burnaby Mountain Secondary PAC Meeting February 5th, 2018

Called to order at 7:20 pm.

Minutes of December 2017 PAC Meeting were approved and adopted.

Student Council Update – recent successful events were discussed and upcoming events were promoted, including the events for grad week, which include bowling, dodge ball, and a pancake breakfast put on by the teachers for the grads before school.

Treasurer’s Report – Reports for December and January were reviewed and adopted. There was little activity for the month of January. Continue reading February 2018 PAC Minutes

September 2017 PAC Minutes

Burnaby Mountain PAC meeting September 11 2017

Called to order 7:16

Dave Dye welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Minutes: Minutes are posted on the PAC website.  Motion to adopt the June meeting minutes as posted seconded and approved.

Correspondence received from students who received scholarships this past June.

Student council – This year’s president introduced herself and talked about the plans for the month, including kick off week. Grad BBQ will be happening on September 22. Meet the teachers night will be happening this month. Student council members will be available to help out. Continue reading September 2017 PAC Minutes

May 2017 PAC Meeting Minutes

BURNABY MOUNTAIN PAC Meeting May 1st 2017

Meeting called to order at 7:20 by Patty Anderson, Vice Chair.

Minutes of last meeting tabled until next meeting.

Treasurer’s Report: Karen Sciarretta

Main Account and Gaming account both have funds received and are about where we expected. There may still be some expenses before the end of the year.

Continue reading May 2017 PAC Meeting Minutes

January 2017 PAC Minutes

Burnaby Mountain PAC meeting January 9, 2017

Called to order 7:15

Welcome to all

Minutes from November were posted on the PAC website. A motion to approve the minutes was approved,

Treasurer – We received the operating grant from SD41 for $330 and our BCCPAC membership has been renewed at a cost of $75 paid from our general account. To date we’ve spent $5,086 towards the school wish list and $1,900 towards school clubs from the gaming grant.

Student Council – Jeffrey – Snow Days which had a pj day, pancake breakfast and food drive and Santa’s workshop events held in December for students. Students could earn Santa bucks which were then used to enter raffles for some great prizes. Continue reading January 2017 PAC Minutes