St Joseph High School Parent Guardian Group/Catholic School Community Council Meeting Wednesday, February 10, 2009 Present: Brandon Stroh, Brad Lefebvre, Marianne Taillon, Anita Rollack, Mike Vereschagin, Sharon Compton, LoriLee Cooper, Bev Balon, Terry Sirois, Tracey McHardy. Welcome & Prayer: Meeting chaired by Brad Lefebvre, with prayer led by Brandon Stroh. Minutes: Motion to accept the minutes of December 9, 2009 meeting as printed, by Terry Sirois, seconded by Tracey McHardy. Principal’s Report: 1. Past Activities - Thursday, January 21 – Wednesday, January 27th – Final Exams – everything went quite well. - Monday, January 25th – Administrative Lunch with Centennial Administrators provides us with an opportunity to get together regarding common concerns, programming, to liaise, etc. - Wednesday, January 27th – CSCC/Board Liaison Meeting – thank you Marianne and Sharon for attending – more information under other. - Monday, February 1st – 2nd Semester Start-Up – everything went smoothly. - Tuesday, February 2nd – Grade 8 Information Evening – over 250 students and one of the biggest numbers of parents in attendance that I can remember. - Thursday, February 4th – Saturday, February 6th – Guardian Invitational Basketball Tournament – another successful event. - Friday, February 5th – Grade 8 Students at STJ – had lunch, watched our pep rally and feature game – compliments to our students who made them feel welcome. 2. Upcoming Activities - Thursday, February 11th – Staff Appreciation Breakfast Hosted by the GSCS Foundation – 9:30 start for students. - Monday, February 15th – Friday, February 19th – No School for Students. - Thursday, February 18th – Teachers’ Convention. - Friday, February 19th – In-School Professional Learning Day. - Monday, February 22nd – On-Line Registration Begins - Friday, February 26th – Grade 10 Retreat and School Newsletter Distributed. - Wednesday, March 3rd – Lenten Reconciliation. - Thursday, March 4th – Friday, March 5th – Wrestling Cities. - Thursday, March 4th – Staff Meeting – 12:20 dismissal. - Friday, March 5th – Basketball Playoffs begin. - Wednesday, March 10th – Grade 10 mass and Next PGG Meeting. 3. Other Staff Leaving, Returning Staff and New Staff: i. Andrea Regier – Maternity leave – had a baby boy, Ivan, today. ii. Mike Zambon - Opening Doors Program iii. Maureen Bzdel – Opening Doors Program iv. Tracey Closson – Bethlehem 2 v. Carla Puetz-Aaro – returning from maternity leave vi. Sandi Scissons-Neith – returning from maternity leave vii. Dan Jarcan – replacing Mike Zambon viii. Angela Caswell – replacing Andrea Regier ix. Jodi Lorenz – replacing Tracey Closson x. Jason Fenrich – back from parental leave - Hoopla – one of four host sites for the provincial basketball championships – March 18, 19, and 20 – will need staff and parent volunteers - Joint Cathedral Fundraiser – Jason Cody (school chaplain) and Fr. David looking at something for later this semester - National Marriage Enrichment Conference – March 19 & 20, Sheraton Cavalier – contact any parish office or visit www.marriage2010.ca - Catholic School Community Council – Board Liaison Meeting – presentation by the Board chair and an opportunity to discuss in small groups how CSCCs are different than traditional Home and School or Parent Associations; the election/selection process; the opportunity to share the school’s learning improvement plan; and how the operating grant is being used. Treasurer’s Report: Since the last meeting, we gave $400 for the Christmas hampers and earned interest of $0.01. The current bank balance is $449.96. There was no activity in the School Councils Fund; the balance remains at $1,190.81. The $928.00 in student fees has been requested from downtown. Rick will let Tracey know when the cheque has arrived. Old Business: SRC and PGG joint fundraiser for New Cathedral: Discussed in Principal’s Report. Info sessions for the year? Topics?Formalize?: The information sessions/topics for the coming years has been finalized as follows: - September: Grade 9 parent information night - November: University and post-secondary information night - February: Course selection curriculums for grade 9s and 10s - April: Guest speaker, such as someone from Klassen Driving School, to discuss drivers’ education rules and regulations Funds for guest speakers could come out of the School Councils’ Fund. Elections: Elections will be targeted for the April PGG/CSCC meeting. Positions for Chair and Treasurer will stand. Will advertise elections in upcoming newsletter. New Business: Teacher Appreciation week lunch: Brad ordered pizza from Bell Island Pizza for Friday, February 12th at 11:30. Cost for 94 staff is $380.00 (40 large pizzas x $8.90 each). Motion: made by Terry Sirois that the St. Joseph PGG/CSCC pay for the pizza luncheon ($380.00) plus 5% tip ($19.00) for the Teacher Appreciation Week. Seconded by Anita Rollack. All in favor. Passed. Next PGG/CSCC Meeting: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010, Home Ec Room, at 7:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourned: Terry Sirois, seconded by Anita Rollack.
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