Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Council and Parent Association News

Our council and parent association meetings were held last night and were as productive as always. We even ended on time! Highlights include an update from the grade 3 teachers about the art show that was held recently and we heard that Mr. Snashel is hard at work on the plans for the winter celebration and anticipates that volunteers will be needed to help with this event.

In the leadership report, Annette reminded us about student-led conferences this week and announced a plan for the students to donate this season to Joi to the World. Watch for more information coming home soon about this initiative. There are plans underway to form a group of parents in the new year to participate in determining a positive behavioural plan for our school community. Stay tuned for more information.

Sherri M. spoke about the meeting with MLA Art Johnston that she and I attended on November 10th. During our meeting, we discussed some of the history of our K-4 school and talked about the need for a middle school in our community. Mr. Johnston requested that we send him a letter to be forwarded to the Minister of Education, Dave Hancock. You can read the letter we sent here. We have been in contact with Mr. Johnston’s office since the letter was sent and are anticipating a response any day. We will keep you posted.

Sean T provided an update on behalf of the playground committee. The committee has been meeting almost weekly on this project and he was able to make announcements about some corporate donations we have received thus far. The committee is presenting 2 designs for a survey. The survey will be on-line and in schools from December 2-9th and parents are strongly encouraged to review the designs and provide their feedback.

Meetings scheduled for the new year will be January 18th, February 22nd and March 22nd. These will all begin at 6:30 pm in our new school so mark your calendars!

Check out the the latest edition of the Key Communique. The school calendar and newsletter for December is also available as well as the calendar for January.

1 comment:

  1. Great letter Sherri and Tiffany!! So glad you jumped on this opportunity to communicate our message to Art Johnston and Dave Hancock. Thank you! I will be very interested to see what the response is!