May 2021, Meeting Minutes

I. Call to Order and First Nations Land Acknowledgement– Call to order byTaryn Stokes

II. Roll call: Cam Stokes, Taryn Stokes, Lisa Skoreyko, Sara Wick, Jen Newcomen, Maria
Latouf, Melina Cinq mars, Lenora Trenoman, Amanda Hulland

III. Agenda Approval – all approved

IV. Minutes Approval– all approved

V. Reports/Discussions

Chair Report
DPAC Update- Focus on Budget, PAC 101 and advocacy training have taken place. Up and coming: May 28 & 29 BCCPAC parent education conference

Principal’s report

  • Bike safety for K-6 May 21
  • School planing day– no school for kids- May 31
  • Changes on the grounds- Concrete pad on elementary side to replace gravel and concrete picnic tables to be installed on both sides of the school.
  • New teacher: Lara Draper moving back to the area to teach 5,6,7 class next year. Heather Bury leaving to teach grade 9 at trafalgar. Best wishes to Heather and many thanks.
  • Secondary changes for next year: 4 classrooms instead of five. Grades 8-11 will be together for some classes like PE, foods and woodworking. Currently there are only 20 students for the secondary side for next year. Matt and Kristy Winger will be the primary teachers on the secondary side with potential support from another teacher.
  • Graduation: 5 graduating students this year. Currently working on planning for celebration.

Hot Lunch Report
Some grant money was utilized to get new kitchen equipment. Thanks Cam for working to obtain this grant money.
Average of 41.5 kids eating per day
Cost $3139.97
Income $309S
Difference $44.97
$300 donation from Lion’s club

Potential idea to cook some extra meals for seniors to assist them and bring in more income.

Treasurer report
Previous Balance General Grant: $11, 261.26, Gaming Grant: $1637.41.
Current Balance
General Grant: $13, 022.58, Gaming Grant: $1635.41.

Grocery Gift Cards
In the midst of doing an order. Currently sold just over $3000 in save-on cards and $2100 for the Kootenay coop. Deadline to purchase for this order
One more sale in June before the end of the school year.

VI. New/Other Business
Efforts will be made to contact our grounds crew to request the continued maintenance of the front two beds in the parking lot.

VII. Meeting Adjourned 5:27
VIII. Next meeting June 2, 2021

Minutes by Lisa Skoreyko

December 2020 Meeting Minutes

PAC Meeting Minutes
Dec. 2/2020

I. Call to Order and First Nations Land Acknowledgement– Taryn Stokes 4:33
II. Roll call: Cam Stokes, Taryn Stokes, Lisa Skoreyko, Amanda Hulland, Jennifer Newcomen, Sara Wick, Heather Davies, Kristen Denehy.
III. Agenda Approval – all approved
IV. Minutes Approval– all approved
V. Reports/Discussions
Chair Report
– Cards were sent out as a thank for donations from community people and groups.
– Art card fundraiser is in production. Looks like pretty good participation. For future they can accept electronic submissions.
– PAC has joined in with the seasonal greetings in Mainstreet to help fundraise for the food hamper.

Principal’s report
– Student council had their first event with an egg drop. Working in groups the students created ways to protect their eggs from cracking when subjected to a high drop. Next plan for student council event is for a school sleep over.
– There are ideas for a few groups: Inclusion club, drawing club, Minecraft club.
– Winter celebration: each class doing their own piece which will be video recorded and sent to out parents.
– First Nations celebrations: Patrick LeClarc came to the school for a flag raising and sharing about his Metis heritage.
– Wetland excursions have happened with a few classes and outdoor trips are still possible under our current circumstances.
– Teachers are missing parent involvement and invite parents to get in touch if they are interested in being involved with outdoor activities.
– Canned goods are being accepted at the school for collection for food hampers.

Hot Lunch Report
Total expenses $3240.67
Total income $1979.50
Number of meals sold per month is down from last year and grocery costs are up.
Average Plate cost $4.91 Selling more $3 meals.
Survey will go out to get feedback about hot lunch.

Treasurer report
General account $8370 money will still need to come to out for grocery gift cards.
Gaming account $4700 – may use some of this money for a score board for the gym.
Hot Lunch Account $2440
December GGC profit:
Save-on $580
Kootenay Coop $168

VI. Topics from Previous Meeting
Continued discussion regarding track and field potential for the spring if it is possible with COVID safety at that time. There is potential money for some equipment.

VII. Meeting Adjourned 5:11pm
VIII. Next meeting January 13/2021 4:30pm
Minutes by Lisa Skoreyko