Minutes of April 9, 2013 Meeting

The fourth meeting of the 2012-2013 school year was held on April 9, 2013.

Vice-Principal's Report

On Wednesday April 17th, there will be a numeracy workshop for parents of kindergarten to grade 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. It deals with how math is being taught to these grades.

Prince Street is doing some fundraising for Easter Seals. There was a school dance for grades 4-6. $72 had been collected at the door and there was a canteen that provided pop, chips, and ice cream bars. There is also a penny drop going on and a raffle for a 5 pound chocolate bar. Tickets are 25 cents. Paxton Cole, the Easter Seals Ambassador, will be at Prince Street on Wednesday April 17 at 10 am.

There will be an Early Years Assesment for kids coming into kindergarten next year. This will show where the kids are and where they need to improve for the up coming year.

The grade 6 girls have had the HPV vaccination on April 9th.

The school has had a assessment done by the school board. This helps to show the needs for kids who have special needs for academics, social, etc. This is done for the English School Board to have the correct staff in place for the following school year.

The school has been given a new FM system as a model to show how it works.

The school Heritage Fair is on April 18th for grades 4-6. It will be open to the public from 1-2 pm. The provincial Heritage Fair is May 16th at the Confederation Centre.

There was a refugee experience for students at Trinity United Church on Wednesday, April 3rd. They learned what it was like for refugees and the how the camps work. Grades 4 and 5 took place in this activity.

French Week is from April 8th-12th.

There will be a Skate-A-Thon on Tuesday April 23. The money collected goes back into the classes for next year. 200 dollarsis alloted each teacher and 50 dollars is alloted to each E.A.

Friday, April 26 is a P.D. Day so there will be no school on that day.

Saturday April 27, there is an Awards night in Summerside. Eileen Higginbotham's two dogs, Kannon and Kaboom, are recipants of this year's ISLAWARD.

On May 14th, the school will go to the Confederation Centre to watch Colonel Gray perform Peter Pan. Tickets will be roughly 10 dollars.

The Coupon fundraiser raised 877 dollars for the school.

The capital budget for the school includes: shelving for two classes, over hang above the doors near the parking lot, 2 new sets of blinds, 3 new chairs for the office, a vacuum cleaner, a wet vac, and a touch-up to the paint and a new gym for the school.

In May, there will be Young Author's Night, meeting s for the new kindergarten kids that will be coming to the school in September and one for the parents and a book inventory going on.

President's Report

There will be the Annual General Meeting for the provincial association will be Saturday April 13th. There are resolutions that will be voted on at the AGM. The resolutions are: Parent Representations on School Committees, equal representations for each of the family of schools, drug and alcohol abuse, a survey on student health survey and schools have representation on Health P.E.I. Board and vice versa.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30 p.m.