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Watrous Elementary School Community Council Meeting Minutes

WES Community Council:  Minutes for Tues, May 14/19

1. Call to order: 6:30pm

2. Attendance: Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting.

  In attendance – Renee Ulmer, Larissa Back, Jenny Jackson, Rhonda Hardy, Patrick Borsa

3. Old Business: School Room Rentals – In talking to Randy MacLEAN these will continue to flow through the SCC as part of their duties and involvement with the school.

4. Reports:

a. Social – Retirement events - TBA

b. Publicity – Newsletter will continue to tell about SCC involvement and support

c. Gifts – Year end retirement gift certificates for Arlette Croshaw and Kandace Chopty. Gift certificates from the Green House for $50 have been purchased by Rene M.

d. Principal – Report below

1.   School Population

Our enrolment is now at 243 students. The numbers in each class are as follows: K - 34; 1- 25; 2 – 35; 3 – 29 (One new girl); 4 – 25; 5 – 34; 6 – 32; 7 – 29.

Next Year's Possible Numbers:

32 registered Kindergarten children for 2019/2020 so far.

Projected enrolment for 2019/2020 is around 242 students. (29 Grade 7's leaving at the end of the 2018/2019 school year)

2.  SCC Budget

Currently our balance sits at $2431.44. There will be $50 going to a student for the street sign, $100 for retirements, and other possible purchases to discuss to spend on this year's students. (under new business)

3. 2019/20 Staffing – Received a .50 cut to our teaching staff.

4. May F&P and EYE – testing is currently wrapping up.

5. May 14th - Eyes Program (Educating Youth in Engineering & Science) 

6. May 17 – Non-Instructional Day – No school for students

7. May 20 – Victoria Day – No school for staff and students

8. May 30 LIP Review – Scheduled for 12:15PM with Kevin Garinger, Darrell Paproski and Crandall Hrynkiw

9. School Track Meets – Gr. 6/7's Pre-Districts May 21st in Raymore, Districts May 28th in Saskatoon, and our school day is June 6 (alternate June 7). Could always use concession helpers at lunch!

10. Superannuation Banquet – Thurs, June 13th – Gym Blast that day too – (Gr. 4-6 @10:45-12:15 and K-3 @ 12:55-2:15)

11. Field Trip Dates: Dates and Places…Here is what is booked so far

Kindergarten – May 31 - Chaplin Farms (School Bus)

Grade 1 – 

Grade 2 -                                                        

Grade 3 –  May 28 – Western Development Museum/Mars Golf (School Bus)

Grade 4 – June 21 – Batoche /Fort Carlton (Charter)

Grade 5 – June 25 Merrill Dunes

Grade 6 –

Grade 7 – June 24 – Stoney Lake (Charter)

12. Friday, June 21 – Grade 7 Farewell (1 PM) - SCC well wishes are need from somebody at the farewell to say a few words on behalf of the SCC. RENEE ULMER TO DO THE WELL WISHES AS LONG AS SHE HAS HELP WITH WHAT TO SAY!!!

13. Wednesday, June 26 – Last day of classes for students

14. Thursday, June 27 – Evaluation Day for staff

15. Friday, June 28 – 9AM-12PM Report Card pick up

5. New Business: (If all spent below we would carry over $145.44 to 2019-20 – last year we left $43)

1. Gifts to be purchased and given to Arlette and Kandace.

2. Allocate $800 for students in classrooms for summer slide prevention. ($50 /class)

3. Purchase of blue matts and two hurdles for our PE and track programs for the gym – Matts are $150 each and hurdles are $160 each. Ideally we would like 3 matts and 1 hurdle.

4. Recess Guardians - $150 towards year end party

5. Swimming – help supplement some cost ($2/student)

6. Bills Paid or to Pay:

1. Paid $500 towards the School art club to help get it started

2. Paid $500 for cord less microphone and cords for the sound system

3. Allocated $1600 for school field trips ($200 per grade)

4. To reimburse Rene M for retirement gift certificates when purchased. ($100)

7. Motions:

1. Blue Matts and hurdles – Total cost up to $700 – Larissa Motioned, Renee U 2nd

2. Summer Slide - $800 – Renee U motioned, Larissa 2nd

3. Swimming - $2/student ($486) - Renee U motioned, Larissa 2nd

4. Recess Guardians - $150 - Renee U motioned, Larissa 2nd

8. Next meeting: September 10, 2019. Motion: "to adjourn" – 7pm


Meeting time and date: Tues, April. 9/19

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School

 1. Call to order: 6:30pm

 2. Attendance: Rene M, Renee C, Pat B, Jennifer L, Cyndi D, Rhonda H

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting.

3. Old Business:

SCC Workshop – good turnout and good discussions amongst different SCC's.

4. Reports:

a. Social –  Jennifer Lemky presented information and led questions based on the future of education in Saskatchewan.

b. Publicity – Newsletter - info given regarding upcoming events to support

c. Principal's Report

1.   School Population - Our enrolment is now at 242 students. The numbers in each class are as follows: K - 34; 1- 25; 2 – 35; 3 – 28; 4 – 25; 5 – 34; 6 – 32; 7 – 29.

2.  SCC and Maintenance Amounts - Currently our balance sits at $5031.44. Expenses involved $200 to help pay for the guest speaker Andy Thibodeau on Mar. 20th, $320 towards gift certificates for the book fair, and $600 to help cover the costs of the Gr. 6 and 7 field trip/ski trips.

3. 2019/20 Staffing – Hoping for the end of April to have people in place.

4. Budget/Facilities Meeting – Needs/wants of our school and the budget request for next year have been put forward.  We hope to get close to the same budget.

5. Autism Presentations – K-7 students had an Autism presentation on Thurs, Apr. 4th

6.  Report Cards/Three Way Conferences – Gr.6/7 Report cards come out on the 12th. 3- Way Conferences are on Apr. 16th and 17th after school.

7. Triple P Parenting –Runs Thursdays on the following dates from 6-8pm - March 26th, April, 2nd, 9th and 16th.

8. Apr. 3-12th – Student Art Show at the Art Gallery

9. Apr. 18th – Cake bingo 12:55-2:15pm

d. Gifts – Retirement – The plan is to give two $50 gift certificates from the Green House to Kandace Chopty and Arlette Croshaw from the SCC. Rene M will pick these up.

5. New Business

1. Field Trip support to continue with money to each grade. $200 per grade.

2. The idea of supporting the school Music/Choir Program with the purchasing of some new cords and a cordless microphone was discussed. $500 donation.

3. School Rentals – Is it okay if the money for this stay at the school level in the School Generated Funds account. Easier for budgeting purposes and school usage. Waiting to hear from Randy M about whether or not this is allowed.

6. New Motions:

1. Field Trips - $200/grade – Rene C motioned, Rene M 2nd.

2. Retirement Gifts – Rene M motioned for purchasing two $50 gift certificates and cards for our retiring teachers. Cyndi D 2nd.

3. Music purchases – Rene M motioned giving $500 towards new cords and a cordless microphone for the Music/choir program. Renee C 2nd.

7. Bills Paid or to Pay: None at this time

8. Next meeting: May 14th @ 6:30pm

9. Motion: "to adjourn" – 7:25pm


February 5th Minutes

 1. Call to order: 6:30pm

 2. Attendance: Rene M, Pat B, Jenny J, Rhonda H

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting.

3. Old Business:

Bingo was a success. Good community turn out and raised over $2000!

4. Reports:

a. Social –  Telemiracle Bake sale – baking being donated by members

b. Publicity – Newsletter info given regarding bingo and ski trip donations

c. Principal's Report

1.   School Population

The numbers in each class are: K - 34; 1- 25; 2 – 35; 3 –28; 4 – 25; 5 – 34; 6 – 31; 7 – 28.  Total is 240

2.  SCC and Maintenance Amounts.

Our balance will sit at $6151.44 once all of our money is deposited. Our Christmas Basket Raffle added $2928 to our budget and our bingo brought in $2310!  

3. School Council News

March 6th in Quill Lake and March 7th in Watrous (our school) are the dates. Information was emailed to you recently. An agenda will be sent out closer to the dates. All SCC members are encouraged to attend. (I do know there is 5:45pm pizza supper for those who are attending)

4. Recent Happenings and Upcoming Dates and Events:

i) Jan 31st—Gr. 6 and 7 Report Cards went out and Semester II started.

ii) Feb 1st – Gr. 3 Carnival and Gr. 1-4 EMS safety presentation

iii) Feb 6th – Telemiracle Bake Sale at noon

iv) Feb 8th - School dance at Danceland from 1-2:30pm – Buses took us to the event.

v) Feb 13th – Gr. 6 and 7 Curling Bonspiel, OSAC Show K-5

vi) Feb break - Feb. 16-24th

vii)  Feb 27th – Red Cross Pink Shirt Day

viii) Mar 1 -  LIP Meeting – Pat and Rhonda with Kevin, Crandall and Darrell – 10:00am-10:45am

ix) Mar. 18-21 – Book Fair

x) March 20th -  Andy Thibodeau presentation - Throughout the presentation Andy reminds students about the power of simple daily acts of caring. His top 3 examples of caring are: 

Listening … to the teacher, to your parents, to the boss, to your friends!

Participating … dress up for spirit days, cheer at a game, put your hand up in class. 

Showing UP … to events, to practice, to work, to class! 

xi) March Ski Trips – Grade 6 – March 21 at Table Mountain; Grade 7 – March 14 at Aesissippi

xii) ASQ Community Screening – March 29

 

d. Gifts – Not until retirement's in the Spring

5. New Business

1. Plans for Staff Appreciation Week – Rene M making calls regarding this. No need to do a full week of appreciation. One day is enough. May move it to after the break.

2. New SCC Positions – Chair – Rene M, Vice- Chair – Renee C, Secretary/Treasurer –  Marie/Pat

6. New Motions:

SCC to give $200 towards the Andy Thibodeau presentation for the students – Rene M motioned, Jenny 2nd.

7. Bills Paid or to Pay:

1. Reimbursed Rhonda$30.31 for bingo supplies

2. Paid $38 for TWM renewal

8. Next meeting: Mar.12th @ 6:30pm

9. Motion: "to adjourn"- 7:05pm


Meeting time and date: Tues, Jan. 8/19

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

 1. Call to order: Rhonda

 2. Attendance: Renee U, Renee C, Larissa, Marie, Rhonda, Jenny

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting.

3. Old Business: Christmas Raffle baskets $2928.  

4. Reports:

a. Social –  Upcoming Bingo

  • Town is donating gym membership ($180) and Family season swim pass
  • Young will donate swim time
  • Melissa Harding donating basket and maybe Western Financial
  • Cassie Vanthuyne donating
  • Tb's $50
  • MB Golf Club 2 rounds plus cart
  • Pharmacy – Monopoly
  • WES clothing
  • CU $25 gift
  • Video Stop gift
  • Bowling 6 passes
     
  • SRC – can have the concession 
  • Number of Games – when prizes are gone, Bingo fun it over!
  • Jubilee Drive-Inn passes?  Little Olive? Home All? Pips?                         Realty Executive?  Campground?  Disc Golf?  CERVUS? Mainline
  • How are we going to organize games?  12 games with Speedo games in between

$10 per bingo packet (12 games)   $1 an extra card

Perhaps have a winner's choice bucket of odds and ends of similar value?

  • Marie is picking up the Bingo Machine on Tuesday before.
  • Renee U is the "CALLER".   Mic set up on stage 
  • Grade 7's will set up tables at the end of the school day. 
  • Rhonda will make a publicity poster – Date/Time/Concession/ Bring Bingo Dabber
  • May need to pick up more chairs (and maybe tables) from high school

b. Publicity – Newsletter

  • Pat looking after that

    c. Principal's Report
  • Are we supporting the 6 and 7 ski trips?
  • SCC willing to give funds to SLC speaker and recess guardians.
  • Renee U motion $300 to each grade for ski trip

     Marie and Larissa Seconded the motion
  •  renew the subscription of Watrous Manitou For $38
  • Teacher Appreciation Week – any ideas?
    •  Larissa making soup / Marie buns/ Renee C cookies
    • Dates to be decided
       
  • Bake Sale week before February break
     

d. Gifts – Not until retirement's in the Spring

  • SCC will support money for gifts.

5. New Business

Bingo Night – Moved to January 23rd. Planning –

(Some people have visited different businesses for donated prizes/gift cards already – The school has some new clothing for this too)

6. New Motions:

7. Bills Paid or to Pay:

1. Reimburse $76.65for Christmas baskets and any required contents to Marie.

2. $50 went to Xander Dreger for putting out the street sign

8. Next meeting: Feb. 12th @ 6:30pm

9. Motion: "to adjourn"  Rhonda adjourns meeting Renee C seconded


Meeting time and date: Tues, Dec. 11/18

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

 1. Call to order: 6:30pm

 2. Attendance: Pat B, Rhonda H, Jenny J, Renee U, Marie S, Rene M, Rene C, Jennifer L, Paige M,

 3. Old Business:

1.  Christmas Baskets – Thanks for the help to everyone tonight! Notice of the Christmas baskets went out. We made enough tickets with the hope that one family could at least sell one booklet.  There was publicity through twitter, Facebook, newsletters and the paper about the event.

4. Reports:

a. Social –  Christmas Concert – doing draws at the two concerts

b. Publicity – Christmas baskets were advertised as planned. We have a basket at the Credit Union on display.

c. Principal – Pat's report

  1. School Population

    The numbers in each class as of Nov. 1st were: K - 34; 1- 26; 2 – 36; 3 –29; 4 – 26; 5 – 34; 6 – 31; 7 – 27.  Total is 243

     
    2.   SCC Accounts 

    We currently have $1106.24 in our account. We have spent $1011.13 so far this year and have 52.25% remaining.

     
    3. LIP Meeting - Our LIP meeting date with Kevin G, Crandall H and Darrell P was on Nov. 20th. Discussion topics were about literacy, F&P results, assessment, Our School Survey, and safe and caring. We received positive feedback regarding all areas!

    4. December Events:

    Christmas ConcertsOur Band/Recorders concert is Thurs, Dec. 13 @ 11am

    • December 20th is the date of the Christmas concert.  (1:15pm and 7:00pm at the Civic Centre).  

     • Last Day of Classes in Dec. – Fri. Dec 21.  We have a 2:15 dismissal.

     • Numerous Spirit Days being held by the SRC

     • The Food Bank Drive was done during the week of Nov. 26-30th and Share the Warmth is occurring in December. We also had our SRC helping pack food hampers on the 7th for the community.

     5.  School Council News

    • Annual Meeting Date – The 12th is the second Tuesday in Feb. 

    • SCC Annual Workshop –There is usually a workshop in the new year inviting all SCC members to attend. Date TBA

d. Gifts – Not until retirement's in the Spring

5. New Business

Bingo Night – Moved to January 23rd. People can start asking different businesses for donated prizes/gift cards for this so we will have some leg work done already.

6. New Motions:

7. Bills Paid or to Pay:

1. SCC to reimburse purchases of the Christmas baskets to Marie for 79.07.

2. Paid $50 to Xander Dreger for putting out the street sign

8. Next meeting: Jan 8th @ 6:30pm

9. Motion: "to adjourn" 7:30pm


Meeting time and date: Tues, Nov. 13/18

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

 1. Call to order: 6:30pm

  2. Attendance: Rene M, Larissa B, Marie S, Jenny J, Rhonda H, Pat B

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting. Pat

3. Old Business:

None

4. Reports:

a. Social –  SCC members will help do draws at the Christmas Concerts for baskets

b. Publicity – Information to go out about Christmas baskets in newsletter and notes home

c. Principal –

  1. School Population

    The numbers in each class as of Nov. 1st were: K - 35; 1- 26; 2 – 36; 3 –29; 4 – 26; 5 – 34; 6 – 30; 7 – 27.  Total is 243

     2.   SCC Accounts 

    We currently have $1106.24 in our account. We have spent $1011.13 so far this year and have 52.25% remaining. We had our $43.37 carryover go in this month.

    3.  November Dates/Happenings

    a)  Gr 6/7 PTI – Nov. 6-7 had a very good turnout

    b)  Author Reading- Tues, Nov. 20 – Eric Walters

    c)  K-5 – Report Cards Fri. Nov. 23rd

    d) K-5 PTI –Nov. 28-29 from 3:30-6:30pm

    4. LIP Meeting - Our LIP meeting date with Kevin G, Crandall H and Darrell P is on Nov. 20th.

    5. Dental Fluoride/Varnish and Sealant – Started today for about 3-4 weeks in our school.

    6. Upcoming December Events:

    IN Student Christmas Party –  Mrs. Chester planning an event…details to come.

    SRC Food Bank Helpers – Fri. Dec. 7thI will be taking students to help with the food bank for about an hour. Time to be announced.

    Christmas ConcertsOur Band/Recorders concert will again be separate from the regular concert…Date TBA

    • December 20th is the date of the Christmas concert. 1:00pm and 7:00pm at the Civic Centre.   (Full rehearsal on the 19th @ 1:00PM) • Last Day of Classes in Dec. – Fri. Dec 21st.  We usually have a 2:15 dismissal, just awaiting confirmation.

      

d. Gifts – Not until retirement's in the Spring

5. New Business

1.  Christmas Baskets – Notice of the Christmas baskets need to go out before the start date of ticket selling (Dec. 1st). Need tickets made and to go to all students to sell with the hopes that a family could at least sell one booklet.  There will be publicity through twitter, Facebook, newsletters and the paper about the event. Pre-made baskets will sit at the Credit Union and possibly the Pharmacy and Manitou Mainline. (Larissa is making calls).

We will assemble the baskets on Dec. 11th (as our SCC meeting) if we have all of the contents in from families.

Proceeds will go towards field trips and gym/school equipment this year.

2. Bingo Night – plans? Is it the right time to do this with the Christmas baskets starting? This will be re-scheduled for January as there are too many events/fundraisers going on at the moment. People can start asking different businesses for donated prizes/gift cards for this so we will have some leg work done already.

6. New Motions:

To pay for/reimburse purchases of the Christmas baskets and any required contents. Larissa motioned, Rene 2nd.

 

7. Bills Paid or to Pay:

1.  Book Fair Gift Certificate – 2 @$10 per classroom totaling $320.

8. Next meeting: Dec. 11th @6:30pm – Christmas Basket making

9. Motion: "to adjourn" – 7:15pm


Meeting time and date: Tues, Oct 9/18

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

 1. Call to order: 6:35pm

  2. Attendance: Pat Borsa, Rhonda Hardy, Jenny Jackson, Rene Campbell, Rene Miettinen…We welcomed new members tonight!... Larissa Back, Paige McDade, Renee Ulmer.

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting.

3. Old Business:

The welcome back BBQ had a good turnout. The veggie bag preparation went very quickly and smoothly the night before with lots of help from both SCC's. It was done in just over an hour. Having this partnership goes very well together.

4. Reports:

a. Social – Education Week support of events by SCC – Gift certificates for the book fair to each classroom.

b. Publicity – A small newsletter blurb went in September's edition.

c. Principal –

  1. School Population

    The numbers in each class as of Oct. 1st were: K - 34; 1- 26; 2 – 36; 3 –29; 4 – 26; 5 – 34; 6 – 30; 7 – 27.  Total is 242
  2. SCC Account

    We currently have $1982.87 remaining.

    3. Our School Surveys – Our Gr. 4-7 students and staff will again be taking the surveys to give feedback regarding different school areas. It is a Division wide initiative to continue to gain feedback for how we can continue to help our students.

    4.  Learning Improvement Plan (Also known as LIP) -  This will be emailed out upon updating it after our Oct. 22 Collaborative Learning Day. This is a working document that continually changes with additions and subtractions.

    5. F&P – Student testing is ongoing. We will soon be evaluating the data in order to put plans in place for students.

    6. Education Week Events Oct. 15-19 "A World of Learning for Every Student"

    Many events to come…

    7. New Interior Locks Coming - New locks coming for all of our interior doors.

    8. Dates and Events:

    a) F&P and EYE Testing K-7 – Sep-Nov

    b) SRC Sports Day – Thurs. Oct. 4

    c) Our School Surveys – Oct 1-5…results to come

    d) Education Week – Oct. 15-19

    e) Collaborative Learning Day – Mon. Oct. 22 – LIP planning for teachers - no school for students

    f) Picture Re-takes – Thurs. Oct.25

    g) Halloween Costumes and Parade – Wed. Oct. 31

    h) Gr. 6/7 Report Cards – Mon. Nov. 5

    i) Gr. 6/7 PTI's – Tues. Nov. 6 - Wed. Nov.7

    j) Remembrance Day Service – Thurs. Nov. 8 @WHS 10:45

    k) Day in Lieu of PTI's – Nov. 9

    l) Remembrance Day Holiday – Mon. Nov. 12

    m) Author Reading- Tues, Nov. 20 – Eric Walters

     

d. Gifts – Not until retirement's in the Spring

5. New Business

1.  Book FairMrs. Wall will be running a book fair during Education Week to help promote literacy. We try to help out with gift certificates with this. We usually do two/classroom at $10 each.

2.  Muffins for Education Week – No need for this, as the breakfast program has Muffin Monday already with Juice boxes.

3.  Christmas Baskets – Notice of the Christmas baskets need to go out in November after Remembrance Day. Tickets will go to all students to sell with the hopes that a family could at least sell one booklet.  There will be publicity through twitter, Facebook, newsletters and the paper about the event. Finalization of planning for this will occur in November at the next meeting.

4. Judo – Update with regards to usage of gym and mat storage – Discussion on the need for the school to have the space and usage of the stage on a daily basis, so mats can't be on the stage anymore. Mats are currently housed in the change rooms which is not the best place for them, but a temporary plan until a new ideas emerge. School is happy with Judo here and Judo like the school usage…mats are the concern.

5. Bingo Night – Date chosen was Nov. 22 from 6-8pm. More planning to come through email and next meeting.

6. New Motions:

1. Book Fair Gift Certificate – 2 @$10 per classroom totaling $320. Renee U motioned, Larissa 2nd – carried

2. Recess Guardians support – Rene M motioned to support by giving $300, Paige 2nd – carried

7. Bills Paid or to Pay:

1. Reimbursement to Marie for veggie purchases $91.13

2. Recess Guardians – $300

3. Safety Patrol - $300

8. Next meeting: Nov. 13th @6:30pm

9. Motion: "to adjourn" – 7:35pm


WES Community Council

Meeting time and date: Wed, Sept. 12/18 – 5:45pm

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

 1. Call to order: 5:45pm

 2. Attendance: Marie S, Pat B, Cyndi D, Jenny J, Rhonda H, Rene M, Rene C

3. Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting.

4.Old Business:

Continue to try to recruit new member…Update….We have three new parents willing to join!

5. Reports:

a. Social – Back to School BBQ tomorrow night

b. Publicity – Newsletter write-up in September edition will go out

c. Principal –

Welcome back everyone!  I am looking forward to working with each of you over this year. 

1.  School Population- We opened with 244 students. The numbers in each class are as follows: K - 35; 1- 26; 2 – 36; 3 –29; 4 – 27; 5 – 34; 6 – 30; 7 – 27.

 2. SCC Account

SCC budget –Our opening balance for this year is $2074.00.

  1. SCC Purchases

i)                   School Street Signs – We have Xander Dreger and Jemar Brockman doing this this year. Not sure we need a third with the town speed postings…thoughts on whether we need the signs at all…Decided to keep one sign on sixth street.

  • We pay $25/month to each. They do Sept-Oct or Nov and Apr-Jun. We pay twice a year, once in November and once in June.

ii)                 TWM – Would we be willing to pick up the subscription cost for the Watrous Manitou? It is good public relations and a useful item for our library. TWM is $38 and paid in Jan. Would like to see us continue to pay for it. Check with Daniel about online.

iii)               School Patrol Request – ($300 was given last year) Would we be willing to give it again? Yes, plans to give the same amount.

iv)               Recess Guardians – There is no cost to the program, however we need to buy lanyards and whistles. Continue to support this as needed with startup and yearend activities.

3.  Extra-Curricular and Use of School by Community Groups

  • Soccer, Cross-Country and Girls Volleyball have all started up.
  • Al Anon meet on Thursdays in the staff room.
  • Judo – Mondays and Thursdays 6:30 – 9ish.
  • Music/Voice – Terilee Stokke 

     

     4.  Fire drills/Lockdown

    We will have two fire drills and one lockdown practice in the first two weeks of September and need to do one bus evacuation by the end of the month.

     
    5.  In- Motion

    We are continuing as an in-motion school. Currently we do weekly walks on Fridays and are planning events for the future.


    6. Dates and School Events for September:

    Sept. 14 – Picture day

    Sept. 4 - Nov. 1 – F&P testing Gr. 2-7; and EYE for K

    Sept. 17 – Collaboration Day – No school – Teachers, Secretaries and EA's all away.

    Oct. 1 - Seed Trailer Gr. 1-4.

    Sept. 27 - Terry Fox Walk with WHS – 2PM

    Sept. 27 – OSAC Show @9:30am

    Oct 14-20 – Education Week – "A World of Learning for Every Student"
     

    7.  Division/ School Goals – The three main goals this year continue to focus on Literacy, Safe and Caring Environments, and Assessment. (SCC will continue to have Learning Improvement Plan involvement and discussion)

     Literacy – The reading push continues in our school and division.  Our daily emphasis on reading in our building will continue over the school year at both school and home. We will possibly have our read-a-thon possibly during education week in October rather than wait until February.

    Safe and Caring –  We will continue to promote anti-bullying and character building activities throughout the year.

    Assessment – Collaborative groups within the Division and within our schools continue to provide valuable support for best practices for our students.

8.  Staff

Kindergarten – Colleen Bells

Grade One – Alexandra Janzen

Grade One - Denise Wingrove

Grade Two – Karen Schroeder- Mark

Grade Two – Danielle Potter

Grade Three – Arlette Croshaw

Grade Three - Rhonda Hardy (V.P)

Grade Four – Kandace Chopty

Grade Four – Amanda Penrose

Grade Five – Jillian Engele

Grade Five – Heidi Boyson-Tan

Grade Six – Drena Currie

Grade Six – Doug Jackson

Grade Seven - Jenny Jackson

Grade Seven – Matthew Tan

Learning Resource – Nita Chester

Principal – Patrick Borsa

EA's – Shea Peevers (Matt leave until January), Landon Bells, Joanne Andrews, Shauna James, and Jasmine Schmidt. 

Secretary – Merna Saretzky

Librarian – Muriel Wall

Custodians – Pauline Quiring, Vincent Goyeneche

Band – Vladyslav Osatiuk

Counselor – Paula Kessler

SLP's – Jennifer Beeler

OT – Jasmine Richter


d. Gifts – None

6. New Business

a) Possible SCC Involvements, Contributions and Fundraising plans for the year: Discussion

- Affinity Credit Union – Cyndi to look into an application for funding

- Christmas baskets to continue again

- Marie to talk to Coop about funding

- would like to see events that bring the community into the school. Turkey bingo suggested for November and literacy Olympics in February

b) Gideon Visits – Need SCC approval to continue by policy. It also requires parent permission and the bibles would be handed out in a separate location away from those not accepting one.

- SCC discussed, voted and decided against continuing the practice of allowing the Gideon Bible distribution at the school.

 

7. New Motions:

- $25/month for each students doing the sign – Xander Dreger/Jemar Brockman to possibly split – Marie motioned, Rene C 2nd

- TWM renewal – Total is $38 I believe. Jenny motioned, Rene C 2nd

- School Patrol Request - $300.00 motioned by Cyndi, Marie 2nd

- Recess Guardians/Safety whistles and lanyards -$126 was last year's total – will cover costs for whistles, lanyards and treats during the year motioned by Rene C, 2nd by Rene M

- To pay for items for the lunches throughout the year – Cyndi motioned, Jenny 2nd

- To pay expenses for Bbq veggies - $182.26 to be reimbursed to Marie S, Cyndi motioned, Rene M 2nd

- Muffins and juice for kicking off Oct Education Week (14th-20th)– would need to purchase, order and pick up – Cyndi motioned, Rene C 2nd…more to discuss in Oct.

 

8. Bills Paid or to Pay:

None

9. Next meeting: Tues, Oct. 9th - Time – 3:45pm

 

10. Motion: "to adjourn" – 6:30…to head to WHS to do veggies for bbq.


WES Community Council:  Meeting time and date: Tues, May 8/18

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

1. Call to order: 3:45pm

2. Attendance: Cyndi Dreger, Rene Campbell, Pat Borsa, Rhonda Hardy, Jenny Jackson

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting.

3. Old Business: No old business

4. Reports:

a. Social – Janet's retirement lunch on May 30th. Thank you to those SCC members helping to supervising students at noon that day.

b. Publicity – Newsletter will continue to tell about SCC involvement and support

c. Gifts – Year end retirement gift certificates Kerry Van Vaals, Heather Saxton and Janet Crawford. Gift certificates for $50 have been purchased by Rhonda.

- Gifts for SCC members who left this year. $25 Gift Certificates for Nancy, Terilee, Chelsea and Danielle. Rene Campbell has purchased these.

d. Principal – Pat's report

1.   School Population

Our enrolment is now at 244 students. The numbers in each class are as follows:

K-26; 1-39; 2 – 29; 3 – 26; 4 – 36; 5 – 28; 6– 27; 7 – 33.

2.  SCC Amount

Currently our balance sits at $1112.47. There will be $150 going to students for the signs, $150 for retirements, $130.11 for leaving SCC members and $640 to each grade for field trips ($80/grade). This will leave $42.46 in the account.

3. 2018/19 Staffing – Not sure of our staffing yet. Hopefully soon.

Next Year's Possible Numbers:

30 registered Kindergarten children for 2017/2018 so far.

Projected enrolment for the 2018/2019 is around 242 students. (33 Grade 7's leaving at the end of the 2017/2018 school year)

4. May 3-17th F&P and EYE – testing is currently going on.

5. May 15th - Eyes Program (Educating Youth in Engineering & Science) May 15h.

6. May 18 – Non-Instructional Day – No school for students

7. May 21 – Victoria Day – No school for staff and students

8. May 29 LIP Review – Scheduled for 1PM with Kevin Garinger, Darrell Paproski and Crandall Hrynkiw

9. School Track Meets – Gr. 6/7's Pre-Districts May 15th in Strasbourg, Districts May 22 in Saskatoon, and our school day is June 1 (alternate June 8). Need concession helpers at lunch!

10. Field Trip Dates: Dates and Places…

Kindergarten –– Thurs. May 17 - Chaplin Farms

Grade 1 – Tues. June 19 – Saskatoon Move and Soar

Grade 2 -   Wed, June 20th – Regina – Royal Saskatchewan Museum

Grade 3 – Tues. May 29 – WDM and MARS Mini Golf - Saskatoon

Grade 4 – Thurs. June 21st – Batoche/Fort Carlton

Grade 5 – TBA

Grade 6 – Tues. June 26th – Merrell Dunes – Laser Tag

Grade 7 – Mon. June 25th – Stoney Lake Bible Camp

11. Friday, June 22 – Kindergarten Grad (10:30AM); Grade 7 Farewell (1 PM) - SCC well wishes are need from somebody at the farewell. We will need to finalize through email to let know who can do this.

12. Wednesday, June 27 – Last day of classes for students

13. Thursday, June 28 – Evaluation Day for staff

14. Friday, June 30 – 9AM-12PM Report Card pick up

5. New Business  

1. Gifts to be delivered by Pat and Rhonda.

2. Recruit members for SCC for next year.

3. Welcome Back to School BBQ date to be determined next Friday at a staff meeting. Possible dates are Wed, Sep. 12th or Thurs, Sept. 13th. Our year to host and organize.

6. Bills Paid or to Pay: As mentioned in the budget part.

7. Motions:

1. $25/month for each students doing the sign. (Xander Dreger, Jemar Brockman and Parris Janvier) – Cyndi Motioned, Jenny 2nd.

2.  To reimburse Rhonda for the retirement gift certificates for Kerry Van Vaals, Heather Saxton and Janet Crawford $50 each. ($150.00) Rene C motioned and Cyndi 2nd.

3. To reimburse Rene for Gifts and cards ($130.11) for SCC members who left this year. $25 Gift Certificates for Nancy, Terilee, Chelsea and Danielle. Cyndi motioned Jenny 2nd.

8. Next meeting: September 11th, 2018

9. Motion: "to adjourn" – 4:15pm


WES Community Council:  Meeting time and date: Tues, Apr. 10/18

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

 1. Call to order: 3:45pm

 2. Attendance: Cyndi Dreger, Marie Schmidt, Rene Miettinen, Rhonda Hardy, Jenny Jackson, Pat Borsa

3. Old Business: Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting. Cyndi Motioned, Jenny seconded

4. Reports:

a. Social – Those who can be involved with the Track Meet will help out with lunch or on the track during school track day.

b. Publicity – Newsletter will continue to tell about SCC support for traffic signs and field trips upcoming.

c. Gifts – Year end retirement gift certificates Kerry Van Vaals, Heather Saxton and Janet Crawford who confirmed she will retire June 1st. Gift certificates for $50 each will be taken care of by Rhonda.

- Gifts for SCC members who left this year. $25 Gift Certificates for Nancy, Terilee, Chelsea and Danielle. Rene Campbell had said at previous meeting she would do these.

d. Principal – Pat's report

1.   School Population

Our enrolment is now at 241 students. The numbers in each class are as follows: K - 26; 1- 39; 2 – 29; 3 – 26; 4 – 34; 5 – 28; 6– 27; 7 – 32. New students in Gr. 4 and 5 started and we are getting two more in Gr. 4 and 7 on the 16th.

2.  SCC Amount

Currently our balance sits at $1112.47.

3. 2017/18 Staffing – Nothing finalized yet

4. Student Day – This has been cancelled.

5. OSAC Show – Apr. 18 – Hip Hop Hoops

6. Apr. 19-28 – Student Art Show at the Art Gallery

7. F&P Window for Spring Assessment – May 3-17

8. WHS Grad – Fri, May 4th

9. May 15th - Eyes Program (Educating Youth in Engineering & Science) May 15h.

10. May 3-17th F&P and EYE window for Spring assessment dates

11. May 18 – Non-Instructional Day – No school for students

12. May 12 – Victoria Day – No school for students

5. New Business  

Gifts to get purchased and picked up by Rhonda and Rene C.

6. Bills Paid or to Pay:

No bills to pay.

7. New Motions:

- Year end retirement gift certificates for Kerry Van Vaals, Heather Saxton and Janet Crawford $50 each. ReneM motioned, Marie seconded

- Gifts for SCC members who left this year. $25 Gift Certificates for Nancy, Terilee, Chelsea and Danielle. Cyndi motioned, Rene M seconded.

8. Next meeting: May 8th @3:45pm

9. Motion: "to adjourn" 4:15pm


WES Community Council

Meeting time and date: Tues, Mar. 13/18

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

 1. Call to order: 3:45PM

 2. Attendance: Rene Campbell, Jenny Jackson, Cyndi Dreger, Chelsea Murfitt, Pat Borsa, Rhonda Hardy

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting.

3. Old Business: Need positions for this SCC year filled,

  • Section 2.1 from Constitution:

The following School Council Officers will be elected annually from among the Representative Members (Parent, Community, Student and First Nations Members):

  • Chairperson – Cyndi Dreger
     
  • Vice Chairperson – Marie Schmidt
     
  • Secretary – Rene M
     
  • Treasurer - Pat

4. Reports:

a. Social – WES Has Talent will be done during school hours on April 27th

b. Publicity – Newsletter will continue to tell about SCC involvement and support

c. Gifts – Year end retirement gift certificates Kerry Van Vaals, Heather Saxton and Janet Crawford who confirmed she will retire June 1st. SCC members gone are Terilee, Nancy, Danielle and Chelsea. Rene C and Rhonda will look into gift certificates for gifts in May/June.

d. Principal – Pat's report

1.   School Population

Our enrolment is now at 241 students. The numbers in each class are as follows: K - 26; 1- 39; 2 – 29; 3 – 26; 4 – 34; 5 – 28; 6– 27; 7 – 32. (One male student left in Grade 6, one male student arrived in Grade 6 and one female student arrived in Gr. 5)

2.  SCC and Maintenance Amounts

Currently our balance sits at $1112.47.

3. 2017/18 Staffing – Rhonda and I had our preliminary staffing meeting with Deputy Director Randolph MacLEAN, Todd Gjevre and Jason Neville. We should learn more about this following the budget in the spring.

4.  Telemiracle –  Our school bake sale for Telemiracle was once again outstanding. It brought in $1090!

5.  Budget/Facilities Meeting - School Budget –Marilyn, Justin and I had discussions on the needs/wants of our school and the budget request for next year.  We hope to get close to the same budget. Areas discussed were technology, bussing, desks/tables, storage, special projects and money allocation.

Updates:

 a. We will be getting new carpet in the library during the Easter break. The library will need to be closed the week before to prepare for this.

b. I received confirmation that our gym will also be getting new flooring in the future too!

6. Our School Surveys Gr. 4-7 Students – Mar. 6th-27th is the window for completion. I will have usernames and passwords for you. Let me know when it is completed.

7. Diabetes Presentation – We had a Diabetes presentation on Wed, Mar. 7th for Gr. 4-7's

8. Gr. 3 Assembly – This was held on Thurs, Mar. 8 - 1:30pm

9. Report Cards/Three Way Conferences – K-7 Marks due Mar. 21 and Report cards come out on the 23rd. Conferences are on March 27th and 28th after school.

10. Jr. Choir Performance of Lemonade Musical – March 15 @1:00pm

11. Next O, H &S Meeting – Thursday, Mar. 15th @ 8:20AM

12.  Mar. 19 – Collaborative Learning Day – No school

13.  Ski Trips – Grade 6 went on their ski trip March 9th and Grade 7's go on March 15th. Once again they are thankful for SCC's contribution to help out.

14. IIP Meetings – Mar 26. and Mar. 28

15. Ryan Laird Performance and Anti-Bullying Message – Mar. 23 10:45am

16. Mar. 29th – Cake bingo 12:55-2:15pm

17. Mar. 30 – Good Friday and the start of the Easter Break!

18. Apr. 10 - Bob Cates, a juggler, coming to school on April 10 @2:15 pm

19. Apr. 19-28 – Student Art Show at the Art Gallery

20. OSAC Show – Apr. 18 – Hip Hop Hoops

21. F&P Window for Spring Assessment – May 3-17

 

5. New Business

 - Original plans for a Variety Night on Wed, Mar. 21st have changed to an April 27th school event called WES Has Talent. It will be run by the SRC at 2:15pm in the gym. Parents will be invited to attend.

- Looking to recruit a few new SCC members after losing members this year.

6. Bills Paid or to Pay:

- Jerseys for team sports have all been ordered and paid by the SCC.

7. New Motions: - Gift certificates in May/June

8. Next meeting: Apr. 10th – 3:45pm seems to work.

9. Motion: "to adjourn" – 4:15pm


WES Community Council

Meeting time and date: Tues, Feb. 13/18

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

 1. Call to order: Annual meeting began at 6pm, followed by the regular SCC meeting after.

 2. Attendance: Patrick Borsa, Rhonda Hardy, Heather Saxton, Nancy Johns, Jennifer Lemky

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting.

3. Old Business: No old business

4. Reports:

a. Social – Valentine's Dance for School at Danceland was on Friday and was a lot of fun.

b. Publicity – Newsletter will continue to tell about SCC involvement and support. Recently reported on supporting the ski trips of grade 6 and 7 coming up. The annual meeting power point and SCC meeting minutes will be on the website under the SCC tab.

c. Gifts – Year end retirement gift certificates Kerry Van Vaals and possibly Janet Crawford

d. Principal – Pat's report

1.   School Population

Our enrolment is now at 240 students. The numbers in each class are as follows: K - 26; 1- 39;

 2 – 29; 3 – 26; 4 – 34); 5 – 27; 6– 27; 7 – 32.

2.  SCC and Maintenance Amounts.

 Currently our balance sits at $2739.73.  There will be a large bill to pay for jerseys, but should be left with about $1112.47 after they are paid.

3. School Council News

March 6th in Lanigan (high school) and March 7th in Wadena (high school) are the dates. Information was emailed to you recently. An agenda will be sent out closer to the dates. All SCC members are encouraged to attend.

4. Upcoming Dates and Events:

i) Feb. 8 –Sask. Express was here and did a workshop in the morning with a number of our students and then Nokomis school joined us in the afternoon for the show.

ii) Feb 9 – School dance was at Danceland from 1-2:30pm – Four buses took us to the event.

iii) Feb 12 – Pat and Rhonda had preliminary staffing meeting

iv) Feb 14 - Telemiracle Bake Sale at noon

v) Feb 15 LIP Meeting – Pat and Rhonda with Kevin, Crandall and Darrell – 11:15am- 12:15pm

vi) Feb 16 – Chinese New Year's activities in Gr. 7 and lunch provided by Mr. Tan

vii) Ski Trips – Grade 6 & 7's are on their ski trips Mar. 9th and March 15th.

viii)  Feb 28th - Pink Shirt Day

ix) Mar 23 Ryan Laird Performance and Anti-Bullying Message – 10:45am

x) Apr19-28 – Student Art Show at the Art Gallery

5. New Business

 - Planning for the Variety Night on Wed, Mar. 21st to bring in community and more fundraising money for spring field trips. The original planned date was Wed, Mar. 21st, but there are conflicts with Dance events and people away. May need to reconsider this.

  • Section 2.1 from Constitution: The following positions get changed/filled every year. An email will go out to see who would like to do what.

The following School Council Officers will be elected annually from among the Representative Members (Parent, Community, Student and First Nations Members):

  • Chairperson

     
  • Vice Chairperson

     
  • Secretary

     
  • Treasurer - Pat

- Nancy, Terilee and Danielle will no longer be on SCC after this meeting. 

6. Bills Paid or to Pay:

- $600 was allocated to ski trips for Gr. 6 and 7.

- Jerseys for team sports have all been ordered and paid by the school.

7. New Motions:

- $1627.26 to cover the cost of the jerseys purchased from the Christmas basket raffle. Allocated to WES who made the payment already. Nancy motioned, Rhonda 2nd.

8. Next meeting: Mar. 13th – 6pm

9. Motion: "to adjourn" - 6:45pm


Meeting time and date: Tues, Jan. 16/18

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

 1. Call to order:3:45pm

 2. Attendance: Pat Borsa, Jenny Jackson, Rhonda Hardy, Nancy Johns, Marie Schmidt, Chelsea Murfitt, Rene Campbell

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting. - Pat

3. Old Business:

Christmas Basket raffle was another huge success. Thanks to Chelsea for helping getting things going.

4. Reports:

a. Social – Valentine's Dance for School at Danceland (welcome to come)

b. Publicity – Publicize what SCC has been giving to different school events along with money value and pictures when possible.

c. Principal – Pat's report

  1. School Population

    The numbers in each class as of Jan 1st were: K - 26; 1- 39; 2 – 29; 3 – 26; 4 – 34;

    5 – 28; 6– 27; 7 – 32. (241 total)
     
    2.   SCC Accounts 

    We currently have $704.52 in our account. We have spent $1644.16 so far this year and have 30% remaining. However, our SCC Christmas baskets brought in $2768, which will help with other budgeted items for the year and jersey purchases (which will be about $1800 in total)
     
    3.  Up-coming Dates and Events:
     
    i) End of first Semester - Semester II begins on Thurs, Feb. 1st for Grades 6/7.  There is no school for all students on Wednesday, Jan 31st, as it is a Non-Instructional Day for staff. Report cards for grade 6 and 7 go out on Thurs, Feb 1st as well.

    ii) SCC Annual Meeting – Annual Meeting Date is Tuesday, February 7th @6pm

    Heather Saxton has volunteered to be our election supervisor and has a package in the office.

    Please start thinking about roles and positions for next year. All positions are up for election annually.

    I have also attached the whole constitution as some refresher reading for you!!


    iii) Ski Trips – Grade 6 & 7's are going on their annual ski trips in March. Table Mountain for the Grade 6's on Mar 9th and March 15th for the Grade 7's to Asessippi. We usually give $300.00 to each Grade to help with some of their costs. Would we be willing to do this again this year?
     

    iv) PE Curling Bonspiel for Gr. 6/7's – This will take place on Tues. Jan 30th at the curling rink and run all school day. Matt Tan and I will be there to supervise and run it

     4) Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week – Feb 11-17th – Any thoughts on this?

     5) School Council News

    • Annual Meeting Date – The 13th is the second Tuesday in Feb.  Heather Saxton will be our election supervisor again if needed.

    • SCC Annual Workshop – A memo went out for this that was emailed to you recently. March 6th in Lanigan (high school) and March 7th in Wadena (high school) are the dates. An agenda will be sent out closer to the dates. All SCC members are encouraged to attend.

    6) Dance at Danceland – We are having another Danceland event in February for all of our students on Feb. 9th. Planning is in the works for how we will carry it out. Last year we had a couple buses and a lot of parent volunteers driving.

     7) Red Cross Day of Pink – Wed, Feb 28th is the date.

d. Gifts – Year end retirements to think of…Kerry Van Vaals and possibly Janet Crawford

5. New Business

 - Read a Thon – Fundraisers are a bit saturated right now…better to just do a reading activity instead of a read a thon right now.

 - Put blurb in newsletter about raffle baskets and upcoming ski trip support.

 - Plans put forward to have a Variety Night on Wed, Mar. 21st to bring in community and more fundraising money for spring field trips.

6. Bills Paid or to Pay:

 - $38 for TWM renewal (motion given in Sept to cover this expense)

7. New Motions:

- To cover the costs of the treats for IN Student/SRC party at Danceland. …total was $99.05 – Chelsea Motioned, Marie 2nd

- Ski Trips for Gr. 6 and 7 – Giving $300 to each grade – Nancy motioned, Chelsea 2nd.

8. Next meeting: Feb. 13th – 6pm (Includes Annual Meeting)

9. Motion: "to adjourn" – 4:20pm


WES Community Council

Meeting time and date: Tues, Dec. 12/17

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

 1. Call to order: 6pm

 2. Attendance: Chelsea Murfitt, Nancy Johns, Jenny Jackson, Cyndi Dreger, Rene Campbell, Patrick Borsa

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting. Minutes were sent out on Monday.

3. Old Business:

December meeting is a work bee for the Christmas baskets. 16 total baskets to be made and raffled off.

4. Reports:

a. Social – No report

b. Publicity – Newsletter blurb about Christmas basket went out

c. Principal –

  1. School Population
    The numbers in each class as of Dec 12th were: K - 26; 1- 39; 2 – 29; 3 – 26; 4 – 34;
    5 – 28; 6– 27; 7 – 32. (241 total – up one in Grade 6 and possibly getting another in gr. 7)
  2. SCC Accounts 
    We currently have $800.59 in our account. We have spent $1548.09 so far this year, but we just received our carryover from last year which was $150. We have 34.09% remaining.
  3.  December Events:
    Christmas ConcertsOur Band/Recorders concert will again be separate from the regular concert…Thurs, Dec. 14 @ 10:45am is the planned date for this in our gym.
    December 21st is the date of the Christmas concert.  (1:15pm and 7:00pm at the Civic Centre).  
     • Last Day of Classes in Dec. – Fri. Dec 21.  We have a 2:15 dismissal.
     • Numerous Spirit Days being held by the SRC
     • Food Bank and Share the Warmth are occurring in December. We also have our SRC helping pack food hampers on the 14th for the community.
  4. School Council News
    • Annual Meeting Date – The 13th is the second Tuesday in Feb.  We will also need to ask a teacher (usually Heather) to be our election supervisor again.
    • SCC Annual Workshop – A memo went out for this that was emailed to you recently. March 6th in Lanigan (high school) and March 7th in Wadena (high school) are the dates. An agenda will be sent out closer to the dates. All SCC members are encouraged to attend.

d. Gifts – No gifts

5. New Business No new business

6. New Motions: No new motions

7. Bills Paid or to Pay:

 - $30 for Lunch items paid on Dec. 5th

- Treats for IN Student/SRC party at Danceland …total to come.

- $68 to Chelsea Murfitt for Christmas basket expenses

8. Next meeting: January 16th (Not the 9th)

9. Motion: "to adjourn" 7pm


Meeting time and date: Tues, Nov. 14/17

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

 1. Call to order: 6:00PM

 2. Attendance: Rene Campbell, Cyndi Dreger, Nancy Johns, Jenny Jackson, Pat Borsa, and an appearance by Terilee Stokke

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting. Made by Nancy

3. Old Business:

Christmas baskets – Notes to go out on Nov. 20th

4. Reports:

a. Social – Nothing

b. Publicity – Information to go out about Christmas baskets

c. Principal –

          1. School Population

              The numbers in each class as of Nov. 1st were: K - 26; 1- 39; 2 – 29; 3 – 26; 4 – 35; 5 – 28; 6– 26; 7 – 32. (241 total)

  1. 2.   SCC Accounts 

    We currently have $800.59 in our account. We have spent $1548.09 so far this year, but we just received our carryover from last year which was $150. We have 34.09% remaining.
     
    3.  November Dates/Happenings
    a)  Gr 6/7 PTI – Nov. 7-8 from 4-6:30pm
    b) Nov. 9 - Remembrance Day Service @WHS -10:45AM
    c) No School – Nov. 10th and 13th
    d) K-5 – Report Cards Fri. Nov. 24th
    e) K-5 PTI –Nov. 29-30 from 4-6:30pm
    4.  Our School Surveys – Our Gr. 4-7 results were emailed out last week.
    5. LIP Meeting - Our LIP meeting date with Kevin G, Crandall H and Darrell P is on Nov. 20th.
    6. School Council News
    If you have anything you would like to be put in the school newsletter for November, please let me know.
     7. Dental Fluoride/Varnish and Sealant – Starting on November 20th for about 3-4 weeks in our school.
    8. Upcoming December Events:
    Christmas ConcertsOur Band/Recorders concert will again be separate from the regular concert…Thurs, Dec. 14 @ 11:00am is the planned date for this in our gym.
    December 21st is the date of the Christmas concert.  (1:00pm and 7:00pm at the Civic Centre).  
     • Last Day of Classes in Dec. – Fri. Dec 21.  We usually have a 2:15 dismissal.

d. Gifts – None

5. New Business

1.Terilee to officially go off SCC after many years as a member.

2. Christmas basket information and tickets to go out next week.

6. New Motions:

1. Nancy makes motion for SCC to cover any expenses linked to the Christmas baskets. Rene C 2nd.

2. Cyndi motion for SCC to give $50 towards the I.N. Student Christmas Party. Jenny 2nd.

7. Bills Paid or to Pay:

1. $150 to our sign students ($50 to Parris, Xander and Jemar)

2. Darlene Purshega - $107.30 from Sept veggie purchase

3. Mindfulness Presentation – $250

4. Muffins from Education Week - $200

8. Next meeting: Dec. 12th May not require it to be a formal meeting, but rather a work bee to put Christmas Baskets together.

9. Motion: "to adjourn" 6:30PM


Meeting time and date: Tues, Oct 10/17

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

 1. Call to order: 6:01 PM

 2. Attendance: Cyndi Dreger, Jenny Jackson, Chelsea Murfitt, Rene Miettinen, Patrick Borsa and guest Janet Crawford.

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting. Chelsea motioned, Jenny Seconded.

3. Old Business:

The welcome back BBQ had a good turnout at the WHS gym. The veggie bag preparation went very quickly and smoothly the night before with lots of help from both SCC's. It was done in about 45 minutes. Having the pre-cut veggies was huge and worth the little bit of extra cost.

4. Reports:

a. Social – Education Week support of events by SCC – Muffins and juice boxes for the 16th. Rene, Rene and Nancy on this.

b. Publicity – A small newsletter blurb went in this month's edition. May ask for plastic cutlery donations in the future, as people clean out their summer stuff.

c. Principal –

  1. School Population

    The numbers in each class as of Oct. 1st were: K - 26; 1- 39; 2 – 29; 3 – 27; 4 – 36; 5 – 28; 

    6– 27; 7 – 33. (245 total)

     
  2. SCC Account

    We currently have $1676.08 remaining. We have spent $421.92.

3. Our School Surveys – Our Gr. 4-7 students and staff will again be taking the surveys to give feedback regarding different school areas. It is a Division wide initiative to continue to gain feedback for how we can continue to help our students.

4.  Learning Improvement Plan (Also known as LIP) -  Emailed out. This is a working document that continually changes with additions and subtractions. Any questions?

5. F&P – Student testing is ongoing. We will soon be evaluating the data in order to put plans in place for students.

6. Education Week Events Oct. 16-20 "Building Our Future by Learning Together"

Thank you once again for the Muffin morning to kick off Education Week. Here are the plans:

Monday

Day 4

 October 16

*Book Fair begins

*8:45

Muffins and juice. Bus drivers invited too for Bus Driver Appreciation Day

 

9:15

 Elder Presentation – Noel Starblanket

 

*Book Fair Open House for teachers

P.A.C.T Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

 Day 5

 October 17

*Lunch with Your   Child day – parents are invited to share a lunch at noon with their child/ren

 

*Sigmund Brouwer video for classrooms

 

*1W Wheatland Library visit

11:00

*K Wheatland Library visit 11:30

 

*1:00-1:35 Teacher Swap – read story to care partner's class

 

*Book Fair

Wednesday 

Day 6

October 18

*Co-op free pancake breakfast

 

Yoga: Joanne Papic

9:00-9:40 2/3

9:40-10:30 6/7

10:45-11:30 K/1

11:30-12:15 4/5

 

*K Wheatland Library visit

1:00-1:35

*3C and 3H Wheatland Library visit 1:35-2:15

*Book Fair Family Night 5:00-7:30pm

*Book Fair

Thursday 

Day 1

October 19

*1V Wheatland Library visit 11:00-11:30

2M and 2J Wheatland Library visit 11:30-12:00

 

1:00 Partner activity with high school (more details TBA)

 

 

*Book Fair

 

 

 

Friday 

Day 2

October 20

* 11:30-12:15 Grade 5 assembly

 

*1:15-2-:15 Author Visits

K-4 in gym (Margie Reid)

5-7 in Music room (Kristine Scarrow)

 

 

 

 

 

*In Motion Ginormous Dance Party in gym

2:30-3:00 K-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Trina Markusson Presentation – Fri. Oct. 13 - Trina Markusson has been practicing and studying stress reduction for over 15 years.  Trina uses her life experiences and professional trainings in Mindful Teaching and Mindful-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to help people "be" present for each precious moment and help to deal with daily stress more effectively!   She has taught Mindfulness strategies to many people and looks forward to sharing these life-changing tools with our K-3's (10:55-11:55AM) and Gr. 4-7's (1-2 PM). She will also be doing a session with the Gr. 8-9's at WHS. Would SCC be willing to help pay for this?

8. Upcoming dates before our next meeting:

a) F&P Testing Gr. 2-7 – Sep. 25-Oct. 11

b) SRC Fake an Injury Day – Fri. Oct 13

c) Education Week – Oct. 16-20

d) Collaborative Learning Day – Mon. Oct. 23 – no school for students

e) Our School Surveys – Month of Oct.

f) Gr. 1 F&P testing and Kindergarten EYE testing - Oct. 23- Nov 3

g) Picture Re-takes – Thurs. Oct.26

h) Halloween Costumes and Parade – Tues. Oct. 31

i) Gr. 6/7 Report Cards – Mon. Nov. 6

j) Gr. 6/7 PTI's – Tues. Nov. 7 - Wed. Nov.8

k) Remembrance Day Service – Thurs. Nov. 9 @WHS 10:45

l) Day in Lieu of PTI's – Nov. 10

m) Remembrance Day Holiday – Mon. Nov. 13

d. Gifts – Possible gifts needed in the future for retiring staff or SCC members leaving.


5. New Business

1. Gideon Bible Distribution in Gr.5 – discussion on this continuing

The decision is to have the distribution of bibles continue from the Gideon's. It will continue in the manner that has been used in the past with notes going home prior to the visits. Bibles will be presented to the class by the Gideon's and not to individual students. The teachers will hand out the bibles discretely based on who has permission to get one. This process will be reviewed on a yearly basis.  

2.  Book FairMrs. Crawford will be running a book fair during Education Week to help promote literacy. She is here to tell about it. Mrs. Janet Crawford also wanted to come and give a big thank you to the SCC for it generous support in the past and the continuing support it has said it will continue to give in the future.

3. Christmas Baskets – What is needed? Earlier notice of the Christmas baskets will go out in November after Remembrance Day. Tickets will go to all students to sell with the hopes that a family could at least sell one booklet.  There will be publicity through twitter, newsletters and the paper about the event.

6. New Motions:

1. Book Fair Gift Certificate – 2 @$10 per classroom totaling $320. Cyndi motioned and Chelsea seconded.

2. Trina Markusson - $250 to help cover costs of the presentation. Rene motioned, Chelsea seconded.

7. Bills Paid or to Pay:

1. Lunch Program – groceries bill to be paid - $92.05 to CO-OP (Motion Needed) – Chelsea motioned, Cyndi seconded. 

2. Muffins for Education Week – Total…Rene M will bring CO-OP receipts for this to get paid by SCC.  Rene M motioned and will take charge of this, Jenny seconded.

8. Next meeting: Nov. 14th @ 6PM

9. Motion: "to adjourn" 6:48 by Chelsea, Cyndi seconded.


Meeting time and date: Tues, Sept. 12/17

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

 1. Call to order: 5:30 at Winston High for veggie bag preparation

 2. Attendance: Pat Borsa, Rhonda Hardy, Rene Campbell, Chelsea Murfitt, Jenny Jackson, Danielle Johnston, Rene Miettinen

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting. Email to be sent out with May minutes and Sept minutes by Pat

4.Old Business: None

5. Reports:

a. Social – Welcome back BBQ at WHS on Wed from 5:30-7pm

b. Publicity – Cyndi to do inserts for newsletter with SCC news

c. Principal – Inserted below

Principal's Report to School Council: September 12, 2017

Welcome back everyone!  I am looking forward to working with each of you over this year. 

  1. School Population

    We opened with 243 students. The numbers in each class are as follows: K - 27; 1- 39; 2 – 29; 3 –25; 4 – 34; 5 – 28; 
    6– 27; 7 – 34.

    SCC Account

    SCC budget – Base of $1600 plus $2/student (down from $2000 and $3/student). Carry overs do continue. Our opening balance for this year is $2098.00.3.  SCC 3. 3. Purchases
  1. School Street Signs – We have Xander Dreger, Paris Janvier and Jemar Brockman doing this this year. We pay $25/month to each. They do Sept-Oct or Nov and Apr-Jun. We pay twice a year, once in November and once in June.
  2. TWM/Star Phoenix – Would we be willing to pick up the subscription costs for these two papers to have in our library again? It is good public relations and a useful item for our library. (Star is $120.75 which we did already in May and TWM is $38in Jan…Our total is $158.75)
  3. School Patrol Request – ($300 was given last year) Would we be willing to give it again?
  4. Recess Guardians – There is no cost to the program, however we needed to buy lanyards and whistles.


    4.  Extra-Curricular and Use of School by Community Groups
  • Soccer, Cross-Country and Girls Volleyball have all started up.
  • Al Anon meet on Thursdays in the staff room.
  • Judo – Mondays and Thursdays 6:30 – 9ish. 

     
    5.  Fire drills/Lockdown

    We will have two fire drills and one lockdown practice in the first two weeks of September and need to do one bus evacuation by the end of the month.


    6.  In- Motion

    We are continuing as an in-motion school. Currently we do weekly walks on Fridays and are planning events for the future.

     
    7. Dates and School Events for September:

    Sept. 15 – Picture day

    Sept. 25 - Oct. 11 – F&P testing Gr. 2-7; Oct. 23-Nov. 4 F&P for Gr. 1 and EYE for K

    Sept. 18 – Collaboration Day – No school – Teachers, Secretaries and EA's all collaborating

    Sept. 28 - Terry Fox Walk with WHS – 2PM

    Oct 16-20 – Education Week

     
    8.  Division/ School Goals – The three main goals this year continue to focus on Literacy, Safe and Caring Environments, and Assessment. (SCC will continue to have Learning Improvement Plan involvement and discussion)

     Literacy – The reading push continues in our school and division.  Our daily emphasis on reading in our building will continue over the school year at both school and home. We will possibly have our read-a-thon possibly during education week in October rather than wait until February.

    Safe and Caring –  We will continue to promote anti-bullying and character building activities throughout the year.

    Assessment – Collaborative groups within the Division and within our schools continue to provide valuable support for best practices for our students.

9.  Staff

Kindergarten – Colleen Bells

Grade One – Kerry Van Vaals

Grade One - Denise Wingrove

Grade Two – Karen Schroeder- Mark

Grade Two – Alexandra Janzen

Grade Three – Arlette Croshaw

Grade Three - Rhonda Hardy (V.P)

Grade Four – Kandace Chopty

Grade Four – Amanda Penrose

Grade Five – Jillian Engele

Grade Five – Heidi Boyson-Tan

Grade Six – Drena Currie

Grade Six – Danielle Potter

Grade Seven - Jenny Jackson

Grade Seven – Matthew Tan

Learning Resource - Heather Saxton

Principal – Patrick Borsa

EA's – Shea Peevers, Joanne Andrews, Shauna James, Candice Lawrence and Jasmine Schmidt. 

Secretary – Merna Saretzky

Librarian – Janet Crawford

Custodians – Pauline Quiring, Vincent Goyeneche

Band – Vladyslav Osatiuk

Counselor – Paula Kessler

SLP's – Jordan Stromberg, Glenda Cox-McArthur

OT – Jasmine Richter

 

d. Gifts – none at the time, but Kerry VanVaals and Janet Crawford retirements coming

6. New Business

a) Possible SCC Involvements, Contributions and Fundraising plans for the year: Discussion

Examples: Read a Thon/Book Fair support, Christmas Baskets

  • Christmas baskets to be discussed at October meeting
  • More discussion needed on ideas of Movie Night and/or Talent Night

7. New Motions:

- $25/month for each students doing the sign – Chelsea motioned, Jenny 2nd

- Newspaper renewals – Total is $158.75 for both – Rhonda motioned, Chelsea 2nd

- School Patrol Request - $300 motioned by Chelsea, 2nd by Rene C

- Recess Guardians/Safety whistles and lanyards -$126 – Rene M motioned, Chelsea 2nd

- To pay for items for the lunches throughout the year- Chelsea motioned, Jenny 2nd

- To pay expenses for Bbq veggies – To cover half the costs motioned by Chelsea, Rhonda 2nd

- Muffins and juice for kicking off Oct Education Week (16th-20th)– would need to purchase, order and pick up – Rene M motioned and will take charge of this, Jenny 2nd (Blueberry and Choc Chip)

8. Bills Paid or to Pay:

None

9. Next meeting: Oct. 10th – 6pm

10. Motion: "to adjourn" – 7:05pm


WES Community Council

Meeting time and date: Tues, May. 9/17

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

 1. Call to order: 6:10p.m.

 2. Attendance: Cyndi Dreger, Nancy Johns, Rene Campbell, Rene Miettinen, Pat Borsa

 Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting.

3. Old Business:

Need the receipts to be able to reimburse payment of the gifts cards that went to Jadah, Gwen, Joanne G and LeeAnne.   Nancy will get receipts to receive payment.

4. New Business and New Motions:

- Volunteers needed to help out for the school track day on the 9th of June –Cyndi to send out a reminder email to SCC. School will also send out an email asking for volunteers.

- Newspaper renewal required for the Star Phoenix. $120.75. Nancy motioned to do this, Cyndi seconded.

- Possible support to help pay part of the cost of the EYES workshops here on the 15th. Total workshop is between $700/$800. $200 was motioned by Rene M and seconded by Rene C.

- Recess Guardians year end windup – $250 – mini golf and treat. $250 was motioned by Nancy and Cyndi seconded.  

5. Bills Paid or to Pay:

Field Trip amounts of $200/grade have been put aside already.

Payments for students doing the school sign will go out in June $50/ea.

6. Reports:

a. Social – Year end cake celebration for about 300 people – someone to buy and deliver on June 28th – motion to buy this…Cyndi motioned to do this and Rene M seconded. Cyndi will order the cake and pick up the cake.

b. Publicity – Cyndi will write up a review of the year to put in the June newsletter.

c. Principal –

1.   School Population

Our enrolment is at 256 students. The numbers in each grade are as follows: K -42; 1- 32; 2 – 27; 3 – 33; 4 – 30; 5 – 26; 6 – 37; 7 – 29. 

2.  SCC Account

Currently our balance sits at $1171.43. Should have an additional $150 going to students for the sign and $200 reimbursements for gifts bring our total to $821.43. See attached sheet for our expenditures for the year. Total income was $5167.46 (grant was $2002.21 and we raised $3165.25) Total expenses was $4346.03 to date.

3. Staffing

Not sure of our staffing yet. Hopefully soon.

Next Year's Possible Numbers:

29 Projected Kindergarten children for 2017/2018 (29 Grade 7's leaving at the end of the 2016/2017 school year)

Projected enrolment for the 2017/2018 is around 255 students.

4.  Literacy Team Residency – We will have two people coming out to spend time with our staff from May 15-30 with a focus on literacy. They will be working with all of our teachers and grades in a two-week residency.

5. Opportunities Room – This runs in our library Mon-Fri for Gr. 5-7 students. It is for students needing extra time to do schoolwork. It will be mandatory for some and voluntary for anyone who wants to attend.

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Wednesday, May 10 – Gr. 6/7 School Track Elimination Day
  2. Fri. May 12th – Science Fair 1pm
  3. Mon, May 15 – EYES Workshop (Educating Youth in Engineering and Science)
  4. Tuesday, May 16 – Pre-District Track in Strasbourg (Gr. 6/7's)
  5. Tuesday, May 16th Peter Quinlan (Global News Meteorologist) will be coming at 10:30 – 11:00ish to do a short presentation and film a weather segment in the classroom that will be aired later on.
  6. Wednesday, May 17 – 3000's for Track in Humboldt (Gr. 6/7's)
  7. Thurs, May 18 – 9a.m. – Band Concert at WHS
  8. Friday, May 19 and Monday, May 22 – No School
  9. Tuesday, May 23 – District Track Meet in Saskatoon
  10. Thurs. June 1 - Learning Improvement Plan Meeting
  11. Thursday, June 2 – Superannuates Banquet
  12. Friday, June 9 – School Track and Field Day
  13. Wed. June 14th – 9:45a.m. – Band Concert at WES
  14. Friday, June 23 – Kindergarten Grad (10:30AM); Grade 7 Farewell (1 PM)- SCC well wishes are need from somebody at the farewell.
  15. Wednesday, June 28 –Last day of classes for students
  16. Thursday, June 29 – Evaluation Day for staff
  17. Friday, June 30 – 9AM-12PM Report Card pick up

    Field Trip Dates:

    Kindergarten –– May 18 - Chaplin Farms

    Grade 1 –  Mon. June 26th – Saskatoon Forestry Farm

    Grade 2 -   Thurs. June 15 – Royal SK Museum and Gymnastics Adventure - Regina

    Grade 3 – Wed. May 31 – WDM/MARS Golf - Saskatoon

    Grade 4 – Wed. June 21st – Batoche/Fort Carlton

    Grade 5 – Wed. June 14 – Saskatoon – Escape Room a.m. and Swimming p.m.

    Grade 6 – Tues. June 27 – Merrell Dunes – Laser Tag

    Grade 7 – Mon. June 26th – Stoney Lake Bible Camp
     

d. Gifts – Thank you card from Gwen Kopp 

8. Next meeting: Sept. 12th

9. Motion: "to adjourn" – 6:40p.m.


Meeting time and date: Tues, Apr. 11/17

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

 1. Call to order: 6PM

 2. Attendance: Danielle Johnston, Nancy Johns, Chelsea Murfitt, Rene Campbell, Cyndi Dreger, Pat Borsa

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting. Cyndi motioned

4.Old Business:

Coop Fundraiser – WHS did this so we will not do it this year.

5. New Business and New Motions:

Field Trips are coming up. We have budget $200/grade for this. Need a motion to cover $1600 total.  Chelsea motioned to cover this, Danielle 2nd.

 Our three students will be putting out the street signs again in May and June. They receive $25/month for this. Motion to cover this is needed. Nancy motioned to cover this, Chelsea 2nd.

6. Bills Paid or to Pay:

Need to reimburse payment of the gifts cards that went to Jadah, Gwen, Joanne G and LeeAnne – Motion to reimburse needed. Danielle motioned to cover this, Chelsea 2nd.

Lunch Program Bill – Motion needed to pay $22.53 to Watrous CO-OP Chelsea motioned to cover this, Nancy 2nd.

7. Reports:

a. Social – No events at this time

b. Publicity – A newsletter blurb for the June edition to go out summarizing the year and SCC involvements.

c. Principal –

1.   School Population

Our enrolment is at 256 students. The numbers in each grade are as follows: K -42; 1- 32; 2 – 27; 3 – 33; 4 – 30; 5 – 26; 6 – 37; 7 – 29. 

2.  SCC Account

Currently our balance sits at $2793.79. We paid out $200 for the student media awareness program brought to Winston to students and parents. The plan for next month's report is to show a complete printout of the years purchases.

3.  Events/dates in April:

a.  Report Cards/PTI's: Gr. 6/7 Report Cards went out on Mon, Apr. 10th. Three Way Conferences go Tues, Apr. 11th and Wed, Apr. 12th from about 3:30 -7:30PM. Excellent turnout for all conferences in all grades.


    

b. Easter Break starts Friday until the 24th!

4. Staffing

We have yet to have our staffing confirmed for next year yet. Once we know of this, we will finalize classroom arrangements.

5. HZSD Student Day – Tues, April 25th in Humboldt from 9:30-2:30 – We are sending four Grade 6 students….

6. Other date reminders coming soon:

1.  We had a Lanspan Bandwidth upgrade Apr. 6

2.  Student Art show - April 24- May 6

3.  May 2nd – Yo Yo assembly 1:30pm

4.  WHS Grad – May 5th 

5. May 8-2 Eyes Program (Educating Youth in Engineering & Science) May 15h. The schedule is still to come.

6. May 8-24th F&P and EYE window for Spring assessment dates

7. Literacy Team from HZSD will be her in May to work with our teachers. May 11, 23, 15-18, 23-26th

d. Gifts – Cards were given out last week. Joanne Gross response… I received last week a gift certificate from the SCC for my retirement.  Please pass on at your next meeting my appreciation of the gift.  I will put the money towards an ornament for my yard to enjoy all year long!!! 

8. Next meeting: May 9 @6pm

9. Motion: "to adjourn" – Cyndi motioned to adjourn



Meeting time and date: Mar. 14/2017

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

1. Call to order: 6:05pm

 2. Attendance: Cyndi Dreger, Pat Borsa, Rhonda Hardy, Doug Jackson, Rene Miettinen, Rene Campbell, Nancy Johns

 3. Minutes of previous meeting.

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting. Nancy adopted the minutes

4.Old Business:

i. Coop Fundraiser – Jadah Mensch could not be here, so this has been tabled to the next meeting.

5. New Business and New Motions:

i. Meeting dates and time – Discussion held about meeting times to get the most attendance possible for meetings. It was decided to keep meeting dates the same…Second Tuesday of every month at 6pm. Emails will continue to go out for reminders.

ii. Decide the roles of members of SCC:

a. Chair – Runs the SCC meetings, adds agenda items, liaison with members and school - Cyndi

b. Vice- Chair – Does the duties of Chair when needed - Nancy

c.  Secretary/Treasurer – Takes notes at meetings, emails members the minutes and sends minutes/motions in to the division. (usually through Pat) – Rene M and Pat

Committees: These are what we have had in the past, but can be changed to new ones or removed if no longer needed. We need a rep for each one we use.

a. Playground – reviews and helps playground needs - removed

b. Social – in charge of events with staff and students – Chelsea/All

c. Nutrition – helps with the snack foods provided to the school – removed as it is part of the school's programming

d. Publicity – brings items for the newsletter or things to promote as an SCC to the community – Cyndi

e. Gifts – buys gifts for retirements, special occasions, etc. - Terilee

iii. Gifts for retirements of Gwen, Joanne G,LeeAnne  and for Jadah M upon leaving the SCC– What do we want to get and how much do we want to spend? Need a motion

A motion was made by Nancy to give $50 gift certificates to each person listed above. These will come from local businesses like the Greenhouse, Home Hardware or the Co-Op. Rhonda seconded it.

6. Bills Paid or to Pay:

a. Ski Trip motion for $300 for each class went in and should be coming out of our account soon.

7. Reports:

Principal -

1.   School Population

Our enrolment is at 258 students. The numbers in each grade are as follows: K -42; 1- 33; 2 – 27; 3 – 34; 4 – 30; 5 – 26; 6 – 37; 7 – 29. 

2.  SCC and Maintenance Amounts

Currently our balance sits at $3593.79. There will be $600 going out to help pay for ski trips right away. 

3. 2017/18 Staffing – Rhonda and I had our preliminary staffing meeting with Deputy Director Randolph MacLEAN. We should learn more about this following the budget announcement on the 22nd.

4.  Telemiracle –  Our school fundraisers for Telemiracle were once again outstanding. Our helping hands campaign brought in $1130 and our bake sale raised $976, bringing our total to $2106.00!

5. Report Cards/Three Way Conferences –Report cards come out on the 24th. Three-Way Conferences are on March 28th and 29th after school.

6.  Mar 20 – Collaborative Learning Day – No school

7.   Ski Trips – Grade 6 & 7's are on their ski trips March 16th and March 24th.

8.   Mar 31 – No school for everybody!

9.   2017/18 Calendar – The calendar for next year has been released. It was option 2A. See attached

10.  Opportunities Room – We will be opening an opportunity room this in the library on Mon-Fri for our students. It would run from 12:15-12:50 for students needing extra time to do schoolwork A note will be going home about this soon.

11. Breakfast Program sponsored by Manitou Springs – We started this last week. Seems to have anywhere from 60-70 students a day so far taking advantage of it.

12. Our School Surveys – These are going on right now with our Gr. 4- 7 students. Results should be in after the closure date on the 23rd.


Next meeting: Apr. 11 @ 6pm

 Motion: "to adjourn" – 6:40 by Nancy


Meeting time and date: Feb. 7/2017

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

1. Call to order: 6pm

 2. Attendance: Pat Borsa, Rhonda Hardy, Marie Schmidt, Heather Saxton, Jadah Mensch

3. Minutes of previous meeting.

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting. Pat sent these out.

 4. Reports:

A) Annual Report was presented and read by Pat. The report will be emailed out to members.

B) Admin Report

1.   School Population

Our enrolment is now at 260 students (Up 3). The numbers in each class are as follows: K - 43; 1- 34 (new girl started); 2 – 27; 3 – 35; 4 – 30 (new boy started); 5 – 25; 6– 37 (new girl started); 7 – 29.

2.  SCC and Maintenance Amounts.

 Currently our balance sits at $3749.85.

3. SCC Workshop – This will be in Lanigan at the High School this year on Wed, Mar.1. We still need confirmation of who is attending so I can send in our numbers.

4. Telemiracle Helping Hands-  Going on for the month of February to help raise money for Telemiracle.

5. Ski Trips – Grade 6 & 7's are going on their annual ski trips in March. Mar 24th to Table Mountain for the Grade 6's and March 16th for the Grade 7's to Asessippi. We motioned to give $300.00 to each Grade to help with some of their costs.

6. Upcoming Dates and Events:

a) Feb 2nd – Report Cards went out for Gr. 6/7

b) Feb 7 – Gr. 6/7 Curling bonspiel

c) Feb 10- Danceland - 1-2:30pm – K-7 – Valentines Colour Day

d) Feb 10- LIP Meeting – 11am

e) Feb 13 – Gr. 4/5 Dance – 3:15-4:15pm

f) Feb 14 – Gr. 6/7 Dance – 5-6:30pm

g) Feb 14 - Telemiracle Bake Sale at noon

h) Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week – Feb 6-10th 

i) Feb Break – Feb 18-26

j) Mon, Mar 6 – Non- Instructional Day – No students

k) Mar. 7 – Budget meeting for 2017/18

l) Mar 13 – Staffing Meeting in Nokomis

m) Mar 20 – Collaborative Learning Day – No school

n) Mar 31 – No school

5. Bills Paid or to Pay:

A) The paid bill for the Breakfast with Books muffins and juice was $329.06

6. Old Business:

A) We need somebody to attend the SCC workshop on March 1st in Lanigan.

B) Jadah to follow up on the COOP fundraiser for the March meeting.

7. New Business and New Motions:

A) Jadah will be stepping down from SCC as of March

B) New members joining SCC this year – Rene Miettinen and Renee Campbell

C) Will need a new Chairperson and secretary for the new SCC year as per SCC guidelines. An email will be sent out regarding people taking these spots.

D) A motion was made by Jadah to have SCC cover the costs for Staff Appreciation Week. Seconded by Marie. Receipts will be turned in for reimbursement.

 8. Next meeting: March 14 @ 6pm

9. Motion: "to adjourn" – 6:40pm


Meeting time and date: Jan. 10/2017

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

1. Call to order: 6:00pm

2. Attendance: Pat Borsa, Doug Jackson, Rhonda Hardy, Cyndi Dreger, Chelsea Murfitt, Jadah Mensch, Danielle Johnston

3. Minutes of previous meeting.

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting.

Rhonda motioned, Doug seconded

4. Principal's Report to School Council

1.   School Population

Our enrolment is now at 257 students (Up 3). The numbers in each class are as follows: K - 43;  1- 33 (new girl started); 2 – 27; 3 – 35; 4 – 29 (new girl started); 5 – 25; 6– 36 (new boy started); 7 – 29.

2.  SCC account

Our current balance sits at $4104.60. Our Christmas Basket Raffle brought in $2905.25!

3.  Up-coming Dates and Events:

i) End of first Semester - Semester II begins on Jan 31st for Grades6/7.  There is no school for all students on Monday, Jan 30th, as it is a Non-Instructional Day for staff. Report cards for grade 6 and 7 go out on Thurs, Feb 2nd.

ii) SCC Annual Meeting – Annual Meeting Date is Tuesday, February 7th @6pm

Heather Saxton has volunteered to be our election supervisor and has a package in the office.

Please start thinking about roles and positions for next year. All positions are up for election annually.

I have also attached the whole constitution as some refresher reading for you!!

iii) Ski Trips – Grade 6 & 7's are going on their annual ski trips in March. Mar 24th to Table Mountain for the Grade 6's and March 16th for the Grade 7's to Asessippi. We usually give $300.00 to each Grade to help with some of their costs. Would we be willing to do this again this year?

4) Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week – Feb 6-10th – Any thoughts on this?

5) Family Literacy Day – Friday, Jan 27th. Plans are in the works for this with our staff.

6) Sigmund Brouwer – Sigmund will be here working on writing with our Grade 3 classes on Jan 20th.

7) SCC Workshop – These are occurring Mar. 22nd in Lanigan at the High School or Mar. 23rd in Wynyard at the High School from about 6:45-8:45pm. They are asking for members from each SCC to attend.  We are encouraged to send more than one! Breakout sessions and sharing will occur.

8) Dance at Danceland – We are hoping to do another Danceland event in February for all of our students. Planning is in the works for how we will carry it out. Last year we had a couple buses and a lot of parent volunteers driving.

9) Transformational Change - The Perrins Report is out. Public feedback to it is continuing with an online survey available until Jan 23rd. (http://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/public-consultations/share-your-thoughts-on-the-k-12-education-governance-review)

 5. Bills Paid or to Pay:

  1. The bill for the Intensive needs Christmas party was only $34.95
  2. Lunch Hamper bill for December was $86.36

6. Old Business:

Fundraiser – Christmas basket raffle was a huge success. Great big thanks to Chelsea and her helpers! 

7. New Business and New Motions:

  1. Ski Trips – $300 to be given to each Ski trip – Jadah motioned, Chelsea seconded
  2. Family Literacy Day – SCC to cover any costs associated with Family Literacy Day. Likely to be muffins and juice in the morning.
  3. Staff Appreciation – Jadah motioned to cover up to $200 for staff appreciation lunch and snacks. Doug seconded. Jadah to look into.
  4. Retirement Gifts -  Rhonda to send out an email regarding retirement gifts for Joanne, Gwen and LeeAnne. In the past $50 gift certificates and a card were give. Motion by Pat, seconded by Jadah
  5. COOP Gift Cards – Jadah to follow up on this fundraiser

 

 8. Next meeting: Annual meeting is set for Feb 7th at 6pm, followed by the regular meeting after.

9. Motion: "to adjourn" - 6:45pm


WES Community Council

Meeting time and date: Nov. 8/2016

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

1. Call to order: 6:04pm

 2. Attendance: Pat Borsa, Rhonda Hardy, Doug Jackson, Jennifer Lemky, Jadah Mensch, Nancy Johns, Chelsea Murfitt, Cyndi Dreger

3. Minutes of previous meeting.

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" from previous meeting. Jadah

4.  Outstanding bills:

Motion: "to pay outstanding bills"

We will have three students to pay this month for putting the street signs out. They will be receiving $75 each. (Parris Janvier, Pearce Bartko and Xander Dreger) Motion – Doug motioned, Jadah seconded.

5. Reports:

Principal's Report to School Council

November 8, 2016

  1. School Population

    The numbers in each class are as follows: K - 43; 1- 32; 2 – 27; 3 – 35; 4 – 28; 5 – 26; 

    6– 36; 7 – 29. (254 total)
     
    2.   SCC Accounts 

    We currently have $1383.01 in our account. We have spent $1790.63 so far this year. We have 43.58% remaining.

     3.  Dates/Happenings

    a)  Gr 6/7 PTI – Nov. 7-8 from 4-6:30pm

    b) Nov. 10 - Remembrance Day Service @WHS -10:45AM

    c) No School – Nov. 11th and 14th

    d) K-5 – Report Cards Fri. Nov. 25th

    e) K-5 PTI –Nov. 30, Dec. 1st from 4-6:30pm

    4.  Our School Surveys – Our Gr. 4-7 students finished these last week, so we should be getting results soon. I will forward the information to you when I have it.

    5. LIP Meeting - Our LIP meeting date with Kevin G, Crandall H and Darrell P is on Nov. 25th. I will be sending out a copy of our LIP/A3 for all of you to read through before this.

    6. School Council News

    If you have anything you would like to be put in the school newsletter for November, please let me know.

     7. Upcoming December Events:

    Christmas ConcertsOur Band/Recorders concert will again be separate from the regular concert…Thurs, Dec. 8 @ 10:45am is the planned date for this in our gym.

    December 15th is the date of the Christmas concert.  (1:00pm and 7:00pm at the Civic Centre).  

     • Last Day of Classes in Dec. – Tues. Dec 20.  We usually have a 2:15 dismissal.

     8. Sun Corp School Tour - As part of HZSD's annual insurance renewal, physical appraisals are performed at each of the schools once every five years.  For 2016, Watrous Elementary School has been selected for inspection. It should be happening within the next couple weeks.
    9. Technology – We have recently received 20 brand new Chromebooks with a portable charging cart from the Division for our students as part of Horizon's continued commitment to supporting technology in schools.

 

6. Old Business:

Fundraiser Possibilities – Discussed the ideas of hot lunches, a movie night, coffee house, turkey bingo, literacy night and Christmas baskets. 

7. New Business: The decision was made to do a Christmas basket draw with all classrooms creating a "themed" basket to be filled and have tickets sold. Chelsea will spearhead the plan over the next couple weeks.

Coop Gift Card fundraiser to occur in January too through Jadah.

Possible literacy night in February.

 

8. Next meeting: Jan 10/2017 @6pm

9. Motion: "to adjourn" - Jadah 6:45pm


Meeting time: Oct. 11, 2016

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

1. Call to order: 6pm

 2. Attendance: Pat Borsa, Rhonda Hardy, Doug Jackson, Jadah Mensch, Nancy Johns

3. Minutes of previous meeting.

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email"

4.  Outstanding bills:

Motion: "to pay outstanding bills"

We made payments for the Book Fair classroom gift certificates ($300), Reading Bingo reading prizes ($150), safety patrol ($300) and recess guardians ($60.)

5. Reports:

Principal Report:

1.      School Population

The numbers in each class are as follows: K - 43; 1- 32; 2 – 27; 3 – 35; 4 – 28; 5 – 26; 

6– 36; 7 – 29. (254 total)

2.      SCC Account

Our budget for the year is $3173.64. We currently have $1768.69 remaining.

3.      Book Fair/Reading Bingo – Mrs. Crawford will be running a book fair during Education Week to help promote literacy. Thank you for the sponsorship of $10 towards the gift certificates in each classroom and the three draws of $50 for the reading bingo draws. ($450 total)

4.      Education Week Events Oct. 17-22 "Celebrating Today, preparing for Tomorrow"

Events chart below.

  1. Would SCC like to organize and supply muffins and juice again for the Tuesday? Nancy and Jadah will organize and call the bakery and Coop. Nancy will also talk to CASE about possible donation for this. Jadah motioned to have SCC do this. Nancy seconded - carried   
  2. Would SCC be willing to cover the cost of the Sask. Wheelchair Presentation for Education Week? The total is $300 plus .40cents/km in mileage.

Nancy made a motion to do this and Jadah seconded - carried

  1. Last year the movie night was on the Friday. Not sure if we would want this here again or wait until November. Discussion notes under social/publicity section.

 

Oct. 17

 

Book Fair begins

 

Bus Driver Appreciation

 

Librarian Appreciation

 

 

Oct.18

 

SCC Muffins and juice - 9AM

 

Gr. 4/5 Noon

 

Games with parents

 

 

 

Oct.19

 

Sask. Wheelchair Sport Association

Presentations

 

3C Wheatland Library Visit

 

Lunch Day with your Child

 

Book Fair Family Night 5-7pm

 

Gr. 4-7 Spinal Injury Presentation

 

Oct 20

 

Sask. Energy

Presentations

Grade 5 – 10-11 am

Grade 6 – 11-noon

Grade 4 -  1-2 pm

 

Gr. 4/5 Noon games with parents

 

 

Oct 21

 

Twin Day

 

Ginormous Dance Party 2pm

 

Div 1 Harvest Feast – 11:30

5. Our School/Tell Them from Me Surveys – Start Oct 14 – Our Gr. 4-7 students and staff will be taking the surveys to give feedback regarding different school areas. It is a Division wide initiative to continue to gain feedback for how we can continue to help our students.

6.  Literacy Promotion: Eric Slade Author Presentation Oct. 24 – Gr. 5-7 at 11AM

7.  Missoula Theatre – Travelling theatre group is booked from Oct 24-28th at our school. Final show @Civic Centre Fri the 28th @1pm and in the evening for the community.

8. A3's (Also known as LIP) -  We will have a future staff meeting dedicated specifically to this in the near future and then a follow up with SCC.

9. F&P – Student testing has wrapped up for the fall. We are now evaluating the data in order to put plans in place for students.

10. Staffing - EA Position – Chelsea Murfitt has accepted the additional .67 position effective Oct. 5, bringing her to 1.0.

11. Christmas Hamper – HZSD will again provide this and we need to choose a family to receive it.

12. Report Card Dates:

  Gr. 6 & 7 - Mon, Nov 7th; PTI –Tues, Nov.8th and Wed, Nov. 9th – (4-6:30pm or other times if needed)

  K-5 - Fri, Nov. 25; PTI – Wed, Nov. 30, Thurs, Dec 1st

b) Social/Publicity Report:  

  • Future Events were discussed and the need to fundraise, as our budget is limited and we will run out of funds needed to help for spring events which SCC has traditionally sponsored…Ex: Ski trips and class trips
  • Other possible events in discussion were a bingo, a family dance, and literacy Olympics
  • Movie Night – end of November with a possible Christmas themed movie
  • Hot Lunch – also thought this would be a good idea.

6. Old Business:

     - None

7. New Business:

    - Need people to commit for events. Jadah will send out an email asking to see who is available for what.

    - important that SCC is involved in engaging the community, supporting the school   when possible with sponsorship of events and assisting in bringing families into the school.

8. Next meeting: Tues, Nov. 8 @ 6pm.

9. Motion: "to adjourn" – 6:45pm by Jadah



Meeting time: Sep. 13, 2016

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

1. Call to order: 6:10PM

 2. Attendance: Jadah Mensch, Cyndi Dreger, Rhonda Hardy, Pat Borsa, Doug JAckson

 3. Minutes of previous meeting.

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" – See email from May

4.  Outstanding bills:

Motion: "to pay outstanding bills" – Motions made in the following areas:

 

  1. To cover cost of food items as the arise – Doug Jackson motioned, Jadah Mensch 2nd.

 

  1. School Street Signs – To cover cost of Xander Dreger, Paris Janvier and Pearce Bartko doing the street signs this year. Jadah Mensch motioned, Cyndi Dreger 2nd. ($25 /month for each student)

 

  1. To cover cost of subscriptions to TWM/Star Phoenix – Star is $120.75 and TWM is $38 = $158.75. Jadah motioned, Cyndi 2nd.

 

  1. School Patrol Request – $300 Cyndi motioned, Doug 2nd.

 

  1. Book Fair – Two ten-dollar gift certificates per grade. ($300) Jadah motioned, Rhonda 2nd.

 

  1. Recess Guardians – Cover costs of lanyards and whistles. ($60) Rhonda motioned, Doug 2nd.

 

  1. Pat motion to reimburse Jadah for Bbq items purchased totaling $178.72. Doug 2nd.

 

5. Reports:

a) Principal Report

Welcome back everyone!  I am looking forward to working with each of you over this year. 

  1. School Population

    We opened with 250 students. We now have 252 students. We may get two more next week in Grade 1 and Kindergarten.

    The numbers in each class are as follows: K - 41; 1- 32; 2 – 27; 3 – 35; 4 – 28; 5 – 25; 

    6– 35; 7 – 29.

     SCC Account

    This year's allotment is $2741.

     
  2. SCC Purchases and Payments needed (Motions)
  1. Food items – Re- stocking?
  2. School Street Signs – We have Xander Dreger, Paris Janvier and Pearce Bartko doing this this year. We pay $25/month to each. They do Sept-Oct or Nov and Apr-Jun. We pay twice a year, once in November and once in June.
  3. TWM/Star Phoenix – Would we be willing to pick up the subscription costs for these two papers to have in our library? It is good public relations and a useful item for our library. (Star is $120.75 and TWM is $38 = $158.75)
  4. School Patrol Request – ($300 was given last year) Would we be willing to give it again?
  5. Book Fair – We are asking for two ten-dollar gift certificates per grade. ($300)
  6. Recess Guardians – There is no cost to the program, however we needed to buy lanyards and whistles. (The total cost was $60.)
  7. Motion to reimburse Jadah for Bbq items purchased totaling $ 178.72

     

    4.  Possible SCC Involvements, Contributions and Fundraising plans for the year: Are there specific items we would like to provide as support?

     5.  Extra-Curricular and Use of School by Community Groups
  • Soccer, Cross-Country and Girls Volleyball have all started up.
  • Al Anon meet on Thursdays in the staff room.
  • Judo – Mondays and Thursdays 6:30 – 9ish. 

     6.  Fire drills/Lockdown

    We will have two fire drills and one lockdown practice in the first two weeks of September and need to do one bus evacuation by the end of the month. A note was sent home about this to parents.


    7.  In- Motion

    We are continuing as an in-motion school.  More information will follow regarding this very worthwhile campaign.  Currently we do weekly walks on Fridays and are planning events as we speak.

    8. Dates and School Events for September:

    Sept. 16 – Picture day

    Sept. 19 - Oct. 1 – F&P testing Gr. 2-7; Oct. 24-Nov. 4 for Gr. 1 

    Sept. 19 – Collaboration Day – No school – Teachers, Secretaries and EA's all go

    Sept. 29 - Terry Fox Walk with WHS – 2PM

     9.  Division/ School Goals – The three main goals this year continue to focus on Literacy, Safe and Caring Environments, and Assessment. (SCC will continue to have Learning Improvement Plan involvement and discussion)

     Literacy – The reading push continues in our school and division. Horizon has continued the partnership with Sigmund Brouwer. He is working primarily with our Grade three's and visited us on Friday already last week with a focus on writing. Of course the daily emphasis on reading in our building will continue over the school year at both school and home. We will possibly have our read-a-thon possibly during education week in October rather than wait until February.

    Safe and Caring – Many staff are taking the VTRA sessions through the division PD.  Recess Guardians is a program that will be running throughout the year, and we will continue to promote and bring in anti-bullying and character building activities throughout the year.

    Assessment – Collaborative groups within the Division and within our schools continue to provide valuable support for best practices for our students.

 

10.  Staff

Kindergarten – Colleen Bells

Grade One – Kerry Van Vaals

Grade One - Denise Wingrove

Grade Two – Karen Schroeder- Mark

Grade Two – Alexandra Woiden

Grade Three – Arlette Croshaw

Grade Three - Rhonda Hardy (V.P)

Grade Four – Kandace Chopty

Grade Four – Amanda Penrose

Grade Five – Jillian Engele

Grade Five – Heidi Boyson-Tan

Grade Six – Drena Currie

Grade Six – Danielle Potter

Grade Seven - Jenny Jackson

Grade Seven – Matthew Tan

Grade 3-7 – Doug Jackson

Learning Resource - Heather Saxton

Principal – Patrick Borsa

EA's – Shea Peevers, Joanne Andrews, Shauna James, Candice Lawrence and Jasmine Schmidt. 

Secretary – Joanne Gross

Librarian – Janet Crawford

Custodians – Pauline Quiring, Vincent Goyeneche

Band – Vladyslav Osatiuk

Counselor – Paula Kessler

SLP's – Jennifer Beeler, Glenda Cox-McArthur

OT – Katherine Tittemore in for Jasmine Richter


b) Social/Publicity Report:  

Back to school barbeque had a great turnout. Seemed to work better on the new playground site than between schools on the road.

6. Old Business: None

7. New Business: Possible SCC involvement this year:

  • SCC involvement in LIP
  • Movie night
  • Literacy Olympics
  • Turkey Bingo

    *** more suggestions to come at future meetings when better attended.

8. Next meeting: Oct. 11 – 6PM, unless a change occurs.

9. Motion: "to adjourn" -7:00pm

 

 

Meeting time: Tues, Mar.15, 2016 – 6PM

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

1. Call to order- 6:08pm

 2. Attendance: Cyndi Dreger, Jadah Mensch, Danielle Potter, Mandy Penrose, Patrick Borsa

  3. Minutes of previous meeting.

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" -  adopted by Mandy, Jadah seconded

4.  Outstanding bills:

Motion: "to pay outstanding bills" – None to pay. Read a thon funds were given out. 

5. Reports:

a) Principal – Pat

1.   School Population

Our enrolment is at 248 students. The numbers in each grade are as follows: K -29; 1- 27; 2 – 36; 3 – 31; 4 – 25; 5 – 34; 6 – 28; 7 – 38.  One student leaving 7D at the end of the month and two new ones coming in Gr. 5 and 7.

2.  SCC and Maintenance Amounts

We have spent $3241.11 so far this year. Currently our balance sits at $1799.89.

3. 2016/17 Staffing – Rhonda and I had our preliminary staffing meeting with Deputy Director Randolph MacLEAN. We outlined what we feel are our student and staff needs. No date has been given to us regarding what we will have.

4. Read–A-Thon – We had a very successful Read a Thon which raised 6,804.25 for our school! This will be redirected into our classrooms to support literacy with every teacher.

5. Teen Aid – Gr. 6 and 7 students had their Teen Aid Presentations. The students were surveyed and the feedback was very positive. The presentations were something they felt were valuable. They also recommended it for future students to have.

6. Dates to Remember and Happenings:

  1. Mar 17 – Gr. 7 Ski Trip/Green Day for St. Patrick's Day.
  2. Mar.18 – K-5 Report Cards
  3. Mar.18 -  Arts Council Show here 1pm

    iii) Mar 21 - Winston Drama Presentation 1:30pm

    vii) Mar 22-23rd - Three Way Conferences K-5 – These go from 4-6:30pm or as otherwise scheduled.

    viii) Mar 24 – Cake Bingo

    ix)  Mar 25- Apr. 3rd - Easter Break – Classes resume on the 4th.


    b) Nutrition – Moved to student programming


     c) Social/Publicity – Drive 4 Your School will be on Saturday May 28th. SCC members are needed to help out that day along with staff.

      6. Old Business: None

     
     

7. New Business: Discussed the idea of changing the start time back to 7pm so more people can come. Will do it in April.

 

 

8. Next meeting: Tues. Apr. 12 – 7pm

 

9. Motion: "to adjourn" – 6:38pm



Meeting time: Tues, Jan. 12/2016 – 6PM

Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library

1. Call to order: 6:06pm

2. Attendance: Patrick Borsa, Amanda Penrose, Jadah Mensch, Cyndi Dreger, Dayna Morningstar

3. Minutes of previous meeting.

Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email"

-Sent to members via email

4. Outstanding bills:

Motion: "to pay outstanding bills"  - Recess Guardians and Safety donations made

5. Reports:

a) Principal - Pat

 1.   School Population

Our enrolment is at 246 students. The numbers in each grade are as follows: K -29; 1- 27; 2 – 35; 3 – 31; 4 – 25; 5 – 34; 6 – 27; 7 – 38. We lost 4 students before the break (Buettner's and Gettis's) and gained 5 after! Gr. 7 girl, Gr. 6 boy, Gr. 5 girl, Gr. 2 girl and Gr. 1 boy.

2.  SCC account

We have spent $1732.17 so far this year. Currently our balance sits at $3311.83.

3.  Up-coming Dates and Events

i) Semester II - Semester II begins on Jan 29th.  There is no school for students that day, as it is a Non-Instructional Day for staff. Report cards for grade 6 and 7 go out on Thurs, Feb 4th.

ii) SCC Annual Meeting – Annual Meeting Date is Tuesday, February 9th @6pm

Heather Saxton has volunteered to be our election supervisor and has a package in the office.

Please start thinking about roles and positions for next year. All positions are up for election annually.

I have also attached the whole constitution as some refresher reading for you!!

iii) Ski Trips – Grade 6 & 7's are going on their annual ski trips Feb. 26th and March 17th. We usually give $300.00 to each Grade to help with some of their costs. Do we want to do this again this year?

iv) Feb 24th- Pink Shirt Day

4) Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week – Feb 8-12th – Any thoughts on this?

5) SCC Workshop – There will be another workshop this spring for SCC members to attend. Location to come.

6) Read-A-Thon – Last time around SCC sponsored it by finding donations and contributing to the prizes. ($550)

Top 3 student readers (most minutes) will win a $50.00 cash prize each!

Top reader in each classroom will get a $25.00 Gift Certificate from Indigo Books.

7) Culture Fair - Lester Gardiner, our First Nations Liaison Officer, visited here last week with some ideas of how we may continue to strive to be more culturally responsive in our schools. He brought forward the idea of a "culture fair" that 10 schools are being approached to possibly hold within their buildings and is something he can help out with. It looks like something that would be similar to a "science fair" that we have done, but would also include some guests he would bring in. This is just an early discussion to get some ideas generated. More could follow at our non-instructional day session. Perhaps something for the Spring…

b) Nutrition –Plastic spoons, forks and cutlery needed – Ask for donations in newsletter – Jadah will buy some in the meantime

c) Social/Publicity -  Newsletter blurb and possible donation letters to be given for supporting the read a thon – need a person to spearhead this or we could just ask personally

6. Old Business: None

7. New Business:

Motions

1. To give $300 to the Grade 6 and 7 ski trips respectively – Jadah motioned, Dayna seconded

2. To put $200 towards Staff/Teacher Appreciation week in February – Dayna motioned, Jadah seconded

3. To sponsor $550 towards the WES Read a Thon for cash prizes and gift certificates for each classroom

Jadah motioned, Mandy seconded. (3 $50 cash prizes and $15 and $10 gift certificates per classroom)

Fundraiser:

Buick Drive for Your Students (similar to the Ford Drive) approached us to do the fundraiser through Mainline and it was unanimous that we should do it in the Spring. Pat will get in contact with Kristie Pilling to get details and finalize it.

Cards of Sympathy:

Dayna will pick up three cards for Carter, Sage and Hudson which SCC will sign and give to them on Friday. They will be at the school for signing.

8. Next meeting: Annual meeting date is Tues, Feb 9 @6pm, followed by the regular SCC eeting.

9. Motion: "to adjourn" - 6:51 by Jadah


WES Community Council
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Meeting time: Tues, Nov. 10/15
Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library
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1. Call to order: 6:05pm
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2. Attendance: Danielle Johnston, Jadah Mensch, Dayna Morningstar, Nancy Johns, Rhonda hardy
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3. Minutes of previous meeting.
Motion: "to adopt minutes as sent out in email" – Nancy motioned, Danielle seconded - carried

4. Outstanding bills:
Motion: "to pay outstanding bills" - none
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5. Reports:
a) Principal – Pat
School Population
The numbers in each class are as follows: K -30; 1- 26; 2 – 35; 3 – 32; 4 – 26; 5 – 33;  
6– 28; 7 – 37. (247)
2.   SCC Accounts  
We received our grant and currently have $5044.00 in our account. We have spent $611.22 so far this year.
3.  Happenings
a)  Gr 6/7 PTI – Nov. 3-4 from 4-6:30pm
b) Nov. 10 - Remembrance Day Service was held today @WHS  
c) No School – Nov. 11th, 12th and 13th  
d) K-5 – Report Cards Fri. Nov. 20th
e) K-5 PTI –Nov 25-26 from 4-6:30pm
 4.  TTFM Surveys – These have been emailed to you. The data will go into our Learning Improvement Plan. We are still working on the LIP. A copy will be sent to you so you can see what we are working on. Our LIP meeting date with Kevin G is on December 3rd.
5. School Council News
If you have anything you would like to be put in the school newsletter for November, please let me know.
6. Upcoming December Events:
 Christmas Concerts – We are hoping to schedule a recorders and band concert, as in previous years, separate from the regular concert…TBA
December 17th is the date of the Christmas concert.  (1:00pm and 7:00pm at the Civic Centre).   
 • Last Day of Classes in Dec. – Fri. Dec 18.  We usually have a 2:15 dismissal!!
7. 2016-17 School Year calendar – There are some issues with the Sep 6 start date of next year which the ministry plans to keep as of now… a mock calendar was looked at , but it is not official. It outlies one scenario that could occur because of the late start date. (Ex: no big Nov. break, Christmas break going back on a wed or Thurs, etc.) There will be 183 instructional days regardless of what the calendar is. ~We should know what we will have by the end of Nov.
8. Technology upgrades - Technology upgrades are scheduled for a November/December deployment possibility in some areas. Horizon plans to have every school modernized.

9. SCC Gifts from Horizon – A little thank you from Horizon for your commitment to our school!

~b) Nutrition – Fridge is in use with items such as yogurt and fresh fruit. Candice will re-stock as needed
  • Christmas oranges to be delivered too students on Dec. 11th from SCC
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c) Social/Publicity – Literacy Night to happen in the New Year
                   - Breakfast with Books idea to be developed


6. Old Business: -Movie night another success
                - Education Week was well received

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7. New Business: - Intensive Needs dance in December will have treat bags supplied to students by SCC
                              - Gifts from HZSD for appreciation



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8. Next meeting: Tues, Jan 12 @ 6PM


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9. Motion: "to adjourn" – Jadah/Rhonda



Meeting time:  Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015
  • Call to Order – 6:05
  • Attendance:  Mandy, Pat, Rhonda, Nancy, Dayna, Cyndi, Angie
  • Minutes of previous meeting – adopted minutes as sent out in email
  • Outstanding bills – no outstanding bills
  • Reports:  
Pat – a) school enrolment – 250
        b) SCC account – no allotment given yet
  • Book Fair – running next week during Education Week; $20 per classroom will be contributed by SCC
  • Collaboration Day – October 26th  in Humboldt – ½ day Collaboration with grade alike teachers; ½ day staff working on Learning Improvement Plan
  • Report Cards and Parent/Teacher Interviews –
Gr. 6-7 – Report cards Nov. 2nd
  • Parent Teacher Interviews – Nov. 3 and 4th 4-6:30
                                  Gr. K-5 - Report Cards – Nov. 20th
  • Parent Teacher Interviews – Nov. 25 and 26th 4-6:30
  • Remembrance Day – Service on November 10th at 10:30 at Winston.  WES hosting.  Jadah will lay the wreath on behalf of SCC.
  • Street Signs – Xander Dreger, Pearce Bartko and Evan Borsa doing signs at $25.00 per month until snow comes.
  • Education Week – runs Oct. 19th – 23rd – we invite SCC to join in on some of our events throughout the week.
  • Tuesday - SCC providing muffins and juice at 8:30; bus drivers also enjoying these as it is Bus Driver Appreciation  
                                                            -   Wednesday  – Lunch with your child
           - Family Book Fair night
  • Friday – Family Movie Night
  • Puppetry workshops throughout the week, plus a couple of performances too
  • Tell Them From Me – students and teachers doing the survey now
  • Literacy Promotion – author Eric Walters tomorrow for K-7

Nutrition
  • New fridge has arrived; Thanks to Dayna for picking it up and to Mike Jennett for unloading it
  • Decline in food needed as compared to last year, but still very much a demand
Social
  • Movie Night – The Wizard of Oz – Oct. 23rd; helpers needed to pop popcorn on Thursday after school.  Friday popcorn poppers needed, plus set up, clean up, and people to sell throughout the evening – please email to let committee know when you are available
  • Terilee picking up supplies and a copy of the movie to raffle off; Dayna doing decorations; Chelsea doing prizes
  • Rhonda drafting letter to send to families and sending home tomorrow
Old Business – Terilee sent card and gift certificate on behalf of SCC to Mrs. Riach for her retirement
  • BBQ – discussion about bringing it back onto our playground for future years
New Business – Movie Night – (as discussed above)
  • SCC – Book Fair – (as discussed above)
Next meeting – November 10th at 6:00

Motion to adjourn -

WES Community Council Minutes
Meeting time: Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Meeting place: Watrous Elementary School Library
1. Call to order: 6:02pm

2. Attendance: Pat Borsa, Rhonda Hardy, Jadah Mensch, Nancy Gray, Chelsea Murfitt, Dayna Morningstar, Terilee Stokke, Mandy Penrose, Cyndi Dreger, Marie Schmidt and Leigh Buettner

3. Minutes of previous meeting:
Motion: "to adopt minutes as read by Terilee" motioned by Nancy/Rhonda CD
4. Outstanding bills:  
Motion: “to pay outstanding bills” – Jadah/Leigh
        Bill was paid to WES to reimburse for students putting out street signs
        Bill was paid to WES to reimburse for contribution towards class field trips
5. Reports:
        a) Principal Pat - as read by Pat  
  •         Enrolment continues to fluctuate – but is around the 250 mark as of today
        SCC accounts are yet to be allocated – typically around $2,500
        Motion: “to contribute $300 towards the School Safety Patrol” to thank the student  volunteers
        Motion: “to contribute $200 towards the Recess Guardians program”
  •         Recess Guardians kick off event September 18th – SCC will provide juice and   cookies for the refreshment station
  •         SCC will provide muffins and juice October 19th for Education Week
  •         OH&S committee has been set     
                -Recently wasps have been a problem. Dale MacDonald has been working                    around the exterior of the school and on the playground to alleviate the issue.
        In addition to fire drills, lockdown drills will start to become more commonplace in the        school
        In-Motion campaign will continue this year in the form of weekly school walks and       various other activities
        Upcoming Dates: 
                Sep 9 – BBQ
  •                 Sep 10 – School Photos
  •                 Sep 14-20 – F&P Testing (Gr 1-7)
  •                 Sep 21 – Collaboration Day (No School)
  •                 Sep 30 – Terry Fox Walk (with WHS)
  •         In keeping with the division’s Literacy initiative, our library is planning to become         more “reader friendly”. The school is planning to purchase more comfortable seating,        some pillows and beanbag chairs to add to the new atmosphere.
        The library will be open to students from grade 5 to 7 during the morning recess read
        WES continues to strive towards a Safe and Caring school environment that will be       promoting “character building” throughout the school year
        Recess Guardians is a program that will have students from grades 5 – 7 that will be  trained to help all students on the playground. They will be visible – wearing t-shirts       that show that they are part of the group, and they will initiating games and activities        to get all students engaged and feeling included
        Staff – there are a few new additions
                Mrs. Amanda Penrose – Grade 4
  •                 Mr. Doug Jackson – Grades 3 – 7 Prep
  •                 Mr. Vlad Osatiuk – Band
  •                 Ms. Melanie Coward – Intern (Grade 2 Mrs. Mark)
        b) Nutrition – Candice has stocked the food hamper for the beginning of the year. Pat will ask        if she needs help or contributions.
        Cyndi suggested asking families for donations of plastic cutlery, disposable dishes, napkins    and straws as they are packing up their campers for the season.
        We are still waiting for the response to the grant that Candice applied for from Mosaic.
        Nancy will put in a request with the Dairy Producers for a complimentary fridge if the grant    doesn’t work out!

        c) Social/Publicity
        SCC will make a monthly contribution the school newsletter
6. New Business: (Upcoming event ideas)
        Halloween Family Dance – Friday October 30th (details to follow)
        Christmas Movie Night – First week of December        
        Bingo – sometime in the New Year
        Read-a-thon – January 2016
        Coffeehouse – March 2016
7. Sunshine – Gift for Trudi Riach’s retirement
8. Next Meeting – Tuesday, October 13th – 6:00pm
9. Motion: “to adjourn” – 6:50pm Jadah/Chelsea​