October 2 2017 PAC Minutes

Pac Meeting October 2

Called to Order 7:20 pm

Minutes reviewed and motion to adopt was passed and seconded.

Student Council : Reviewed October’s activities Halloween week – fall themed week.

Culture fest. Fundraising is for the Red Cross this year.

Treasurer’s report. Gaming funds are expected shortly

Dry Grad – Ms Harper presented – still looking at venues for dinner dance and dry grad. There are 352 grads this year. The next dry grad meeting is October 19. Various fundraising activities will be planned throughout the year and are under discussion, including a fundraiser auction.

Sponsor requests – ConnEx 9 – 4 teachers, 30 students enrolled. The course outline was presented at the meeting. English and Socials are scheduled in the morning and PE and Science are in the afternoon. There was a meeting with Gary about aboriginal group and going to the Capilano Watershed. The next activity will be the Vancouver Film Festival. Then will be the Evans Lake two night retreat. The money request is for $650 for the rental of a bus. Teachers are working on their blogs. This group is trying to accomplish more learning outdoors. Year- end celebration of the program will have a fair to showcase the program and what has been achieved. Parents are required to contribute $150 to have their children in the program. Teachers are still learning how to write grants. They have already received one grant.  There is a Connex nine instragram page. There is also an app. It is a combination of classroom work and outdoor work.

DPAC – Anne – Parent education activities at different schools in the district were shared. They include Jessie Miller and the White Hatter. Ones that are open to all district schools are posted on the DPAC website. The parent portal of myedbc was discussed. Minutes from the DPAC meeting can be found on their website.

Parent Ed – Effie and Ingrid – October 12 Scholoarships here in the gym. We as a PAC provide some scholarships for graduating students.

There is a presentation about and for Soji for Cariboo, Mountain, and their feeder schools.

Other presentations are being discussed and planned for later in the school year.

Principal’s report- opening day assembly for grade 10-12 and homerooms for grade 8-9. Grade 8 retreat was successful. Clubs day was very busy. Four girls from Australia were at Burnaby Mountain for cultural day. Health in motion day was well attended and fun. Students get a ticket if they participated and they get a continental breakfast. Terry fox run on Friday. Vegetables delivered last week so a lot of kids got a cucumber.

Students are pretty much settled in for classes. One math teacher is going for partial leave, so math teacher will be hired part time.


Adjourned 8:05 pm

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