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Victoria West Elementary School Parent Advisory Committee June 11, 2014 6:00 7:00 pm Annual General Meeting 7:00 8:00 Approachable Adult Parent Education Workshop PAC Meeting Minutes Agenda 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Introductions (if new members) (4 min) Acceptance of the agenda (1 min) Elections (5 min) Principal’s Report (10 min) Executive Reports a. President’s Report (5 min) b. Treasurer’s Report (5 min) c. VCPAC Report (5 min) Business/Action items arising from previous minutes: a. June Fun Fair status b. Murals project c. Staff Appreciation Lunch status d. Quilt raffle status e. Monks checks in place?

Attendance: Mercedes, Ahna, Carolyn, Amy, Aaren, Coral and Mrs. D 1. Introductions (if new members) None

(4 min)

2. Acceptance of the agenda (1 min) Yes, no changes 3. Elections (5 min) No challengers So Mercedes Calvert agreed to be President again Aaren Madden Vice President Carolyn Morris Treasurer Coral Forbes Secretary and Ahna Holland – Communications Director (Member at Large) Amy Bronee stepped down 4. Principal’s Report (10 min) Staff and Administrators are working together in a respectful manner and everyone is hoping that the conflict will be resolved soon. Taking it one day at a time until we know more about a possible escalation in job action. Not sure if the June 20th student recognition ceremony will be happening because teachers would need to spend extra time with the students to fill out the certificates. School should be in session on Monday, but the rest is unknown at this point.

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Victoria West Elementary School Parent Advisory Committee June 11, 2014 6:00 7:00 pm Annual General Meeting 7:00 8:00 Approachable Adult Parent Education Workshop PAC Meeting Minutes

According to their contract, the teacher’s can legally work 8 hours per day which does give them a little bit of non instructional time but each district, school and teacher is translating the directives differently. The June 26th assembly will look different this year, but the Grade 5’s will still be honoured. The 2014/2015 school year begins on Tuesday, September 2nd with new learning support, a new Principal and a new grade 1 teacher (Ms. Solecki transferred to Southpark) This year there is an excess of teachers with high seniority flooding the system and therefore many lower seniority teachers will be laid off to make positions available for them. At our school, Mr. DiCicco and Ms. Monahan will be laid off. New tech packs have been installed in classrooms and all sorts of renovations are being completed around the school. The new mural will be centered between the pillars in September. Thankful to the PAC for all of their support this year. 5. Executive Reports a. President’s Report None

(5 min)

b. Treasurer’s Report (5 min) Google document will be updated once final account balances are in...stay tuned! (Hopefully by the end of the month) Action item: CM to check if the finger labyrinth honorarium can come out of gaming funds because all students will benefit from them. If not, $40 will be taken out of our general account to reimburse Aaren. c. VCPAC Report (5 min) Amy and Mercedes attended A few important motions were voted on including whether or not teachers should be periodically recertified (our district voted against) Our Principal, Jana Dick received the School Partnership Award and Nicole Stead (Kindergarten teacher) was nominated for the Parent’s Choice Award.

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Victoria West Elementary School Parent Advisory Committee June 11, 2014 6:00 7:00 pm Annual General Meeting 7:00 8:00 Approachable Adult Parent Education Workshop PAC Meeting Minutes

6. Business/Action items arising from previous minutes: a. June Fun Fair status May be changed to a Welcome Back BBQ depending on the Teacher’s job action The PAC Executive will decide on Monday, June 16th whether or not the June Fun Fair will be able to go ahead. b. Murals project The clear coat has been sprayed on the murals and they will be stored in the gym until Facilities is able to hang them (likely September) c. Staff Appreciation Lunch status In lieu of the usual pizza lunch, the PAC is invited to bake muffins and bring them to the school on Monday, June 16th to the school for all staff of the school Action item: MC to order and bring coffee from the Spiral Cafe and notify teacher’s with a notice in their school mailboxes d. Quilt raffle status continue through the summer and have the draw in September if the Fun Fair does not happen in June e. Monks checks in place? Supplies will be delivered on June 18th and can be stored at the school until parents/students pick them up in September Extras: Mercedes summarized all of the PAC’s accomplishments—see our website for details! I hope that once you see what we get up to month to month you are inspired to join us! Aaren to write letter of support for Jennifer Gibson of Island Sexual Health. The presentation was fantastic! (Secretary’s opinion) Jennifer is a fantastic resource for the PAC to have….thank you Aaren for inviting the Island Sexual Health center into our school. NEXT PAC MEETING: September 2014! Have a wonderful summer!

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