September 2016 PAC Meeting

Burnaby Mountain Pac meeting September 12 2016

Called to Order at 7:17

Welcome – Dave Dye. Introductions of parents attending and last year’s PAC members attending occurred. Fundraising isn’t done as much by the PAC because we receive a large gaming grant from the government each year.

Minutes – will come out next month (from June2016) to be approved next month.

Treasurer. Karen Sciarretta. Intent of report is to tell how much we expect to spend and how much remains to be spent and how much has been spent. Page is divided into two different sections: Main account which comes from parent donations. Gaming grant comes from the government. The amount depends on the number of students. They pay a certain amount per student. With this money we support a teachers wish list and club requests.   Motion to adopt the treasurer’s report for September seconded and passed.

New/old business

Student council – Student Council president –Jeffrey introduced himself. Kick-off events will be happening over this month. Grade 8s will be having a retreat. Grade 8 students interested in being student council reps may put in applications, which will then be decided. Student council meets Monday after school. Members are expected to help set up and take down for events.

He talked about some of the events happening for the beginning of school the first few weeks. A member of student council is usually present at each meeting to present on recent and upcoming events.

Club requests – students will present requests at the meetings requesting PAC funds. There are no requests at this time

Dry grad – next meeting is Tuesday September 20th (next week). SPC cards will be sold as a fundraiser, starting in October. SPC cards will give students discounts at various stores.

Elections. Dave Dye and Karen were elected in June as chair and Karen is Treasurer. Remainder of positions were elected this evening.

Vice Chair – Patty Anderson

Secretary – Anne Millard

DPAC reps – allowed up to 3 – Dave Dye; Jen Mezei; Janice Beecroft

Members at Large – 3: Giovanna Irving (Dry Grad), William Castro, Jane-Anne Mintenko, Effie Tsalkitzis, Silvana Vieyetes, Sheliza Mitha

Committee Reports

Dpac event workshops on October 4th at Burnaby Central. Pac 101 and treasurer 101, etc. The chef’s Ace It program will provide appetizers and a vendor fair are available between 6 and 7.

Parent Ed – Daren Laur (white hatter) will be presenting on online savvy for parents. Register now. Mindfulness for teens workshop is being finalized for April 25.

There will be presentations by teachers or other interesting people.

Principal– LeeAnn Kristmanson – has worked at Moscrop, Burnaby south, at Mountain. There are several new teachers. Fern Spencer has retired. Still some part time positions are available but everything is getting settled in nicely. Fall sports are getting started. Friday – Terry Fox Run. Meet the teacher night is September 22 starts at 6:15 and a tour of the school starts at 6:30.

Pro d days for September are on the 23 and 30. You can find pro d days and other events on our school website. You can also find teachers’ emails on the website.

Grade 8 retreat is on September 29th.

Peak program for kids who need help with homework is after school. With Mr. McLean, from Monday to Thursday

New Cafeteria vendor sounds like it will be great. The new company is called Corporate Classics. There will be vegan, halaal, and more. There will also be items for people with dietary needs. They will be selling Cafeteria cards which should be available on their website. They will consider opening up after school. They open up at about 8 and they are open until after lunch. A percentage of the money goes back to the district, with a percentage of that which comes back to the school. Some of that money goes to a lunch program in school. Lunch will be pre paid. Students should pre order at break and pick up at lunch.

Focus this year will be new curriculum, and different assessment practices. We are closely associated with the Tourism programs and electronics through Ace-it. Soccer and swimming up at SFU is associated with our school. They can be at any school in the district to go to the swimming and soccer academy up at SFU.

Adjourned 8:18

Next PAC meeting October 3rd.

2 thoughts on “September 2016 PAC Meeting”

  1. Hello, I was interested in the Mindfulness for Teens workshop on April 25. I saw this on Dr. Dzung Vo’s website as his upcoming event, so I’m assuming it’s open to the public? I have a 17 year old daughter who will benefit from this and she’s a Grade 12 student at a high school here in Richmond.

    Once finalized, could you please let us know if we can attend this event and other pertinent information. Thank you for your time.

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