Minutes - G.H. Dawe School Council Meeting
January 31,2017- G.H. Dawe School
Attendance: Anina Mullin - President, Shauna Cingel – Vice President, Matilda Kleinsasser, Jessica MacLean, Roxanne Hiebert, Sue Carmichael – Principal, Aaron Langstraat – Vice Principal,
Call to Order – Anina
Called to order at 6:37 p.m.
Review of the Agenda
Reviewed and approved
Approval of the Minutes- November 22, 2016
Motioned by Anina
Mistake: Nov.2017, should be Nov.2016
Approved by consensus
Financial Report: Treasurer – Kim
Submitted by proxy – nothing to report. Anina
Principal Report- Sue
Total from 20 day event
Potluck- MS Students, Crossroads Volunteers
Dec.22, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Grade 4,7 Accountability Pillar Survey-
New approach: each parent survey submitted equals an entry into a draw for gift cards for the student.
Open to grade 4 and 7 parents
16 Delivered, Donated by Sobeys South
4 Backpacks donated by local businesses
Backpacks include Hoodies, Shirts, Shoes
Given out to students based on teacher input
Christmas at The Dawe
Feedback/Tweak for upcoming year
Change up to event
Replacing crafts and sleigh rides with outdoor events and musical performance (hired band)
School Council Feedback
Concerns around engagement of parents in physical activities
Parents aren’t necessarily with children, especially with children in the gr.4 up range. Might equal more effort on the part of volunteers
Middle School involvement; Penny Carnival, Candy Cane Lanes, are more engaging for students
Instead of crafts, do prizes for a carnival type of event
Craft rooms were great for being able to walk in and do something instead of lining up for something
Older vs younger students, what’s the target audience.
Is there a possibility for a play?
Girls have a Senior team; competitive Gr.6/7/8
Boys play Senior exhibition team and a full Junior season. We are asking for them to be involved in the year end Senior tournament
Gr. 4/5 basketball has 34 students on the list
Staff Appreciation Lunch Committee- Jessica and Jeri
March 23, 2017 date
School Council Newsletter Committee- Jessica, Amanda and Shauna
Anina will share template
Will put out 4 per year, spaced evenly through the school year
Paperless vs printed discussion
Grade 8 Year End Trip
Candy Grams for Valentine’s Day $2/bag
March – Movie Concession
April – Paint Night, Lindsay to instruct, child care in the gym, Gr.8s to serve and assist. $25/ticket.
Calendar is used a lot from the printed version
Is it better to go through a ‘paper reduction’?
Full Day Kindergarten 2018
Still half-time but would alternate
Kids with special needs still need the consistency of every day
School Parking Lot,
Being patrolled by Peace Officer the last several days
Crosswalk, parking, etc. are all a concern
Snow removal and clean-up a concern
Pylons to be put out on the crosswalk
Hosting of School Web Pages- Procedure G.3
City Wide School Council
Love of learning, tapping into community, more teachers using Remind 101
F.N.M.I. Presentation – you can ask them to come in and present to your School Council
Alberta School Council Association Conference is held in Edmonton in April
Next Meeting – February 28, 2017, 6:30pm
Adjournment – 7:49 p.m.