November 2014 PAC General Meeting Minutes

 Meeting Date:           November 3, 2014

 Time:                         7:19pm

 

 

 

WELCOME & CORRESPONDENCE

  • Introductions done

 

MINUTES OF OCTOBER 2014 MEETING

  • Amend the spelling of Lydia’s name
  • All in favour as corrected. No one opposed

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

  • Retained earnings main operating account:                 $6,296
    • $630 to date spent on parent education

 

  • Retained earnings gaming account:                              $34, 785
  • Overview of Treasurer’s report read and a copy of the proposed budget reviewed.
    • Motion to approve proposed budget for 2014/2015 made by Anne Millard, seconded by Patti Andersen. All in favour. No one opposed.
    • Motion to approve prior month’s budget made by Anne Millard, seconded by Vicki Dorval. All in favour. No one opposed.

 

GUEST SPEAKER – Ferne Spencer – BMSS Learning Support

 

OLD BUSINESS/NEW BUSINESS

 

Student Council Updates, Jared Chiu – Student Council President

  • Welcome Back Week included photo day, teacher appreciation, grad bbq, club day (currently there are 32 clubs). Week after was Mountain Madness. Following week dance, pumpkin painting, fundraising for grade 11 and 12, annual Halloween costume parade.
  • Student council will be hosting Culture Fest on November 20th.       Doors open at 6:30pm. Open to all. A family friendly night. Admission is $3 per person. Food tickets are $2 per food item. This is a fundraiser for VAST (Vancouver Association Survivors of Torture).       Accepting food donations in exchange for free admission. Any questions, feel free to ask Jared.
  • Santa’s Workshop/Snow days. Hosted by student council and the leadership. Celebrate year end and have fund with friends.

 

School Sponsor Club Requests

 

  • On behalf of Mr. Rolph and the leadership class, Jared is asking for $450 to put toward prizes for Santa bucks. The total budget is $1300. They had asked student council for $500. All money will go back to students in the form of a prize.       Students will win prizes on a raffle system. Santa bucks awarded by teachers, etc. Students can submit buck for prizes they are interested in. Form has been completed. They are requesting funds asap.
  • Teacher Felicity Rudolph and Alex requesting funding for Improv.       There is a junior and senior team.       Cost of registration for both teams is $660. They fundraised $440. Asking for donation of $160.
  • Teacher Felicity Rudolph doing an upcoming musical called Once Upon a Mattress, a comedy based on The Princess and the Pea. Cost can be up to $15,000. Estimated cost to rental Michael J Fox Theatre $5,100. Rights to the play are $4,300. Music expected to cost approximately $500. Show will run in April. Matinee on Wed, evening shows on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.       Matinee is $10. Evening shows are $15 for students and $20 for adults. Fundraising that they will do is Christmas caroling and looking for sponsors. Request submitted for $4,300.

 

Dry Grad 2014

 

  • Venue is currently between a hall rental and a boat.
  • Grade 11 parent volunteers required.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

DPAC – Lydia

 

  • Deborah Simek, New District Programs, Intensive Intervention Program for Early Learners
    • Children who have challenges such as emotional social behaviour, temperamental communication and can’t self-regulate. Program will be held at Morley.
    • Five children have been selected for the program. They are kindergarten age with no Ministry designation

 

  • Sue Dorey, Manager of Youth Services

Take a Hike program is full time for youth struggling to make it to school. Adventure based learning. Burnaby’s 3rd for the program.

    • For the first year, there will be up to 20 students accepted into the program.       Currently there are 12.       Activities they are doing include kayaking, hiking, ropes course, and other outside activities. They help students learn the relationship between core science, physics through immersion and experience.
    • Second component is a therapy program. Help getting bus pass, shopping for food, etc.
    • Third component is a community project such as helping to create a mural in the downtown Eastside or feeding the homeless.

 

Youth Innovation Lab St Leonards program, which is a coding school. Teaching kids coding which is a base for music, film, phone industry, etc. A very employable skill. Starting with a group between 5 and 8. Check district website for more info.

 

  • Outward Bound Brandon Curr
    • For senior secondary Aboriginal students. Focus on safety in the wilderness. Each secondary has space for two students.
  • AP Capstone Laurent Scaligne
    • Goal is to prep students for university level programs. District program 1st year write a paper as a group.       Second year write a paper as an individual. Program offered at North and South. Program is full.

 

  • Digital Citizen
    • Jessie Miller helped develop a two credit course. Topics include creative credit and copyright, cyber bullying, information literature, internet safety, privacy security, and self relations and self image.
    • Being delivered to Grades 8 and 9. Target is K to 12.

 

  • MACC Program Multi-age Cluster Class
    • For high based learners and creative problem based learner
    • One is social emotional competency. Develop a sense of community.
    • Will be offered at two sites, yet to be determined, starting September 2015.
  • Advanced learning blog will be up soon
  • Twelve child care facilities on the school grounds
  • PIE meetings being held back until November
  • BCCPAC conference in Nanaimo in the Nov 21-23.
  • Nov 5th all candidates meeting at Stoney Creek at 7pm
  • Wednesday workshops. Check Burnaby DPAC for information and registration.

 

SPC – meeting to be scheduled in the coming weeks.

 

Parent Education

  • Request sent out for parent volunteers

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

  • Interim report cards have gone out.
  • Term 1 ends at the end of November.
  • Grade 8 and 9 students will notice more tests/exams
  • Meet the Teacher night held at the beginning of October was successful.       Approximately 450 parents attended.
  • Brittany Palms, Unlock Your Future presentation re: getting money for post secondary eduation. Parents happy with the presentation. Students remembered info from last year and didn’t need it this year again. May look at doing it every other year.
  • Antibully session with Sue dory, Safe School Specialist and police officer. Only 10 parents.
  • Mountain madness was very energized. Gr 8s loved it. Good school sprit. High participation rate.
  • Pro D day on Oct 23 – provincial. Teachers attending workshops. Next one Nov 28th – focus on assist training – looking at vulnerable students
  • Interim reports sent home last week.
  • No computer use available right now due to upgrade. 300 computers in building, moving to windows 7. Should have access by end of the day Wednesday.
  • Cable (Shaw) put in ShawGo wifi. Fully functional. 8 access points in common areas.
  • Burnaby granted 2 more teaching blocks. Two more teachers added.
  • Online register started at 7am for parent teacher interviews. Before 8am, more than 700 appts made.   By 11am, 1300 appts. May be difficult to get appt now. Get added to the waitlist.
  • Early dismissal Nov 13th and 14th.
  • Dec 3rd term 1 report cards will be distributed. Regular scheduled time.
  • Update re: athletic teams success
  • UBC will be here tomorrow re: entrance requirements. SFU will be here on Nov 21. Open to grade 11 and 12 students. Approx 20-30 minute presentation.
  • Remembrance day assembly on Monday nov 10th.

 

Next meeting December 1st.

 

ADJOURNMENT

  • 8:30pm

 

 

 

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