Minutes of April 18, 2012 Meeting

Provincial Home and School Tool Kit

Binders are available in school library and have been translated into Chinese, French and Farsi; also on website, and can be photocopied if needed

Provincial Home and School Federation Meeting, April 15th

New executive elected. All resolutions were passed with the exception of one that was sent back for clarification; accessible use policy for computers resolution was altered, primarily adding more detailed information

Principal’s Report

  • Last movie night had good attendance.  Terry MacIssac reminded us that animated movies tend to hold the audiences’ attention better; movies should be between 90 and 95 minutes.
  • International Potluck dinner was another success with 150 people in attendance
  • Skate –a-thon fundraiser is going ahead, despite a lot of fundraisers this year.  Teachers felt it was worthwhile as money raised goes into classroom and to pay for year-end trips.  Concern that not enough money would be raised to send whole school to the play at the Confed Centre, and that money may be needed from Home and School to cover some children for year-end trips.  Executive of Home and School has offered to try and raise funds/make up the shortfall for these two events.
  • Wireless Internet pilot project is coming very soon.  It will be a closed network, accessible by educators and will have filters.  Peter Rukavina and Ken Williams are loaning and installing the small boxes, and Bell Aliant has offered six months of internet connection.  Suggestion made that six months not be continuous, as school not active in July and August.  Approved request for approximately $200 from Home and School to cover cost of wires and cables for the installation.
  • LCD projectors or Smart Boards will soon be every classroom, save one of the kindergarten rooms.
  • Ms. Kiley’s Grade 5 class will be premiering their science videos at a Media Launch in May, further to their project funding through ArtSmarts.  On the same day, after school, their will be a Talent Show for Matuto.  Date TBA in the first week of May
  • April 25, 10:15 am, Easter Seals Ambassador visit
  • Dental Clinic coming on May 14th for 3 weeks this year.  Treatment plus initial examination.  Discussion on whether parents know what is available to them through provincial dental program.  Comment made that if Dental Clinic finds an issue, they contact the parents.  Newcomers Association may need to be involved to assist with translation and getting parental consent.
  • Provincial assessments for Grade 3 & 6 Reading and Writing are underway
  • May 15 is Young Author’s Night
  • May/June will see kindergarden parents and incoming kindergarden students will be visiting the school; registration for K is currently at 41 students, 3 classes
  • Ms. Rehberg has written a musical that the students have been busy rehearsing.  Will be at the Carrefour theatre on May 31st at 7pm; ticket price still to be set.  Dress Rehearsal will take place at the school for the students

Spring Fling Discussion postponed to an Executive Meeting next week.

No further meetings scheduled for this school year.