NDC Parent Council Minutes for April 15, 2019

NDC Parent Council Meeting – April 30 2019

    

Meeting opened with prayer at 7:40 with prayer.

Minutes from March 19 2019 read, and accepted. 

FINANCIAL REPORT coming from Heather. 

  • Total of $3897.23 in Sobeys’ points
  • We need to go through the Sobeys accounts to see which families are still recorded, but whose students have graduated.  Those points will go to Parent Council.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT is attached.

SDL changes

  • Changed from 4x a week to a longer block of time, once a week
  • Easier to track attendance
  • Easier to bring in a guest speaker, do more in-depth activities
  • TAP cancelled on Fridays, when students will go directly to their first class instead

 

Mrs. Bennett is retiring.  Her celebration is on Friday, June 7.  Parent Council will contribute a small gift – Cathy will check with Nora and get some ideas.

GRAD CARDS

  • Paul will get us a list of names and send it to Heather
  • Nancy is doing the cards

PAT Snack bags

  • NDC PC will make up snack bags for the first PAT and Diploma exams, about 185 bags
  • Gr.9 PATs and Gr.12 diploma. 
  • Paul will get the numbers to Heather.
  • Send suggestions for what to put in the bags to Heather
  • June 13, 14, and 18

GALA update

  • Next meeting is next Tuesday , about the working group, to see who’s going to need help with what
  • Have met with Pat & Paula
  • Have the date, venue
  • Theme:  Leap of Faith
  • Tickets probably available around the end of October, beginning of November

Parent Council AGM in Edmonton

  • Heather went
  • Alberta School Councils Association
  • All school councils belong
  • They take our concerns to the government
  • 20 resolutions that were voted on, as a body
  • Each council allowed one vote
  • A council is allowed to send a proxy to vote, if a council member can’t attend in person
  • Heather went to a breakout session about amalgamating the public and separate systems and other educational options.  She told them about how our schools already work together. 
  • Ask H to write up a quick description of that
  • Some resolutions were amended before being voted on

May 9 is the 12 hours of prayer for palliative care at the Parish. 

NDC Parent Council will do a potluck lunch for staff during the first week of exams

Next meeting May 21

Meeting adjourned at 9:23.

(Mandt training may be available to subs. Email Paul & ask him about it.)