PAC meeting, Thur, Dec 10th, 8:30-9:30am @ room #101



  1. Meeting called to order at 8:30am
  2. Attendance: Current PAC members:
  • Co-chairs: Ofira Roll and Amal El-Naggar.
  • Secretaries: Lingyun Zhang.
  • Treasurer: Oraz Hezretov.
  • Principal: Valerie, Coopersmith.
  • Teachers: Kate, Jordan, Keri.

Programs coordinators:

  • Communications coordinator: Robert Peregoodoff and Barish Golland.
  • Special speaker series coordinator: Angela Low and Kshamta Hunter.
  • Volunteer coordinator: Saeed Narari.
  • Gardening, YNC Committee: Nancy Brown and HsingChi von Bergmann
  • Traffic safety committee: Jens von Bergmann
  • Fundraising coordinator: Adriana Briseno and Lingyun Zhang
  • Playground improvement committee: Joe Dahmen and Kevin Giroux
  • Fruit and veggie program coordinator: Anna Dong
  • Chinese translator: Sylvia
  • School planning council (Rob, Angela, Kshamta)
  • Parents
  1. Motion to adopt Minutes of Nov 19th meeting.
  2. Principal’s Report (Val)
  3. Items for Discussion:
  • Congratulation on receiving the chiller grant Melody!!!
  • Congratulation on successful Grocery Card programs (updates, Ling).
  • Direct appeal:
  • Updates, Ling and Oraz.
  • Stream of Dreams (updates Nancy).
  • -All details could also be found on our blog.

– Considering re-voting to carry the whole cost of stream of dreams as Melody got a grant for the salmon chillers, so we save $1000 that can be directed to this program as well.

  • Class Parents invite classes to participate & Blog.
  • Priorities will be published on our blog.
  • Parents’ inputs will be considered prior to any decision.
  • Considering PAC organizing/supporting of Winter Clothing Drive for Syrian refugees arriving to BC with school teaches.
  • Class parent: expectations and responsibilities (sign up to PAC class email; class emails from teacher, PAC, school; check for updates on the blog).
  • Special speaker series (updates: Angela and Kshamta).

6. Business Arising

Items to be considered in 2015-2016 budgets:

-School-wide teacher approved activities – will be considered in January following the survey results.

  1. Upcoming Events:

– Family Fun Fair – Dec 10th, 5-7pm, organized by SOS club

– Winter Concert- Dec 17th 2015

Event Dates for the 2015-16 school year (Call for Parent Volunteers)

  • Terry Fox – September 18th, 2015 – date confirmed (Successfully done!)
  • Meet the teacher BBQ – September 23rd , 2015 – date confirmed (Successfully done!)
  • Direct Appeal- Oct, 2015 (ongoing)
  • Grocery card sales initiative – Nov, 2015 (almost done)
  • Stream of Dreams – April 19th, 20th, 21st and install on April 22nd.
  • Earth Day BBQ – April 21st 2016
  • Volunteer Tea – previously April 29th (new date needed for 2016)
  • Sport Day – May 19th 2016
  • Jump Rope for Heart – May 27th 2016
  • Staff Appreciation Lunch – June 3rd 2016
  • Water Day – June 23rd 2016

Next PAC Meeting: TBD

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