PAC Meeting Minutes

January 14th, 2013

9:00 am

1. Meeting called to order – 9:25

2. Adoption of Agenda:

moved: Denise seconded: Kathy

3. Adoption of Minutes:

moved: Denise seconded: Connie

4. Reports:

PAC Chair

  • New UHill Secondary – Beautiful, but traffic problems are ‘awful’, ‘jarring’
  • Direct Appeal – about $2000.00 more has been collected.
  • Acadia Road Progress – parents adamant about wanting the option to stay at UHE for Grade 6/7

School – see attached

5. Other Business:

Old Barn Community Centre – Walk to School Week

  • Want to promote a walking community, healthier, more active youth
  • Looking for parent/youth volunteers to join a committee about walk to school programs (Includes biking and skate boarding) as they really want to base tis on what the community wants
  • Are hoping to do some promotion around this topic in the Spring of 2013
  • 1st planning meeting scheduled for January 22nd from 4:00 to 5:00 at the Old Barn Community Centre. If interested, please attend (parents and students welcome)

Staff Appreciation Lunch – Wednesday May 15th

  • Tim to organize food donations
  • Volunteer(s) needed for decorations, table organizing, etc.

Funds for Grad – $500.00 requested.

  • Approved. Staff to purchase and submit receipts

Grocery Cards –

  • Round 2 will start February 2nd – thanks Veronica. $20 000 have been purchased. Staff will be included in this mail out

6. Meeting Adjourned:

PAC Update– January 14th 2013

 Report Cards– Term 1–

 Winter/holiday activities and festivities were fabulous. Thanks to Greg and Louise for the afternoon of fun and songs, thanks also, to the teachers and students for their hard work in putting on the concerts
 special thanks to all who contributed to the Food Bank, again, it’s a testament to the generosity of this community
 Grade 7 articulation –in process

• March 1st – application deadline for secondary

 School Field Trips and Presentations
• UBC PE – finished for another year
• Divisions 12, 16, 18 — Grouse
• Division 14 – VAG
• Division 7 — Bowling
• Divisions 5 and 12 — Beaty
• Divisions 9, 10, 14, 15 – Carousel Theater
• Special Olympics Assembly
• pre Christmas Band Concerts

• Van Gogh – 4 classes
 District Pro D Day – January 21st coming up – Stuart Shanker
 Student Teachers – Suzie, Eileen
 School Growth Plan beginning conversations with the staff about this
 Acadia Update


• January 21st ProD Day
• FSA and satisfaction surveys –
• Grade 7 Articulation continues
• Kindergarten and Gr. 1-7 registration – K’s are children who will be 5 before December 31 year (2008 birth), – please register before January 31st. (We have 41 registered already). All registrations will be entered in a lottery draw after January 31st. Those chosen get spots; everyone else on waitlist for placement.
 SPC – elected and first meeting to be held soon for the new SPC. Growth Plan review Role/functions of SPC reviewed