TISS School Council
Tuesday, October 27, 6:30 p.m. TISS LIBRARY
1. Present: Staff Rep. Wayne Suttner, Teachers: Vice-Principals: Lorraine Palmer-
Smith, Trustee Millie Craig; Parents: Deborah Alarie, Dana Purcell, Joanne Slate
Lisa Riippi, Cathy Lawn, Nancy McNamara, Debbie Bowes, Bobbie Peters,
Laura Cripps, Stacey Bradley, Sue Watts, Peter Mayer
2. Student Council Report - No school representative for update on Special
Student Initiatives & Sports Teams Successes to date
3. Principal’s Report – V.P. Lorraine Palmer- Smith
Mr. Ruttan requested acceptance of amended minutes for previous
meeting 1st in the agenda order.
Amendments to minutes of September 29, 2009 meeting were accepted,
originals stand, with amended changes noted. Moved, Dana Purcell, 2nd
Brief Summary of School Activities to Date – Dana Purcell attended All
Grades Parents Night; many people were unaware of the event. Received
names of interested parents for possible council members.
Update on Student Flu Status-percentage varies each day of students
absent, considering option of cancelling Thursday dance. Council suggests
additional hand sanitizer pumps to be available throughout school.
Upcoming Events – Cross Country meet, Stratford trip, and football game,
4. Additions to the Agenda
Staff Report by Wayne Suttner included:
-OSAID presentation scheduled for November 13, 2009 at 6:00pm, in gym,
free of charge, donations to MADD Canada will be accepted.
-Help Club organizing Run for Romero, October 31, 2009, 10 km run
soliciting pledges, money going to Romero Centre in Nicaragua
-Halloween for hunger, collecting non perishable food donations
Discussion regarding Intramural sports in our school. Mr. Suttner explained
it is strictly done as volunteer, staff not obligated to participate. Deborah
Alarie suggested Cathy lawn gather data on intramural strategies.
5. Business Arising from Minutes
Not applying this year for Pro Grant Application
Fall Forum- no representatives in attendance from TISS.
School Success Plan – Living ongoing document, to be updated at
February 2010 meeting
6. New Business :
Parent/School Communications: priority of parent council to include
their communication with the school newsletter, as well as school
website. Website currently in transition. Possibly do a parent survey.
Parent Involvement Committee – Millie Craig and fellow committee
members are reviewing its goals and examining its membership and
7. Guest Presentation: TISS 50th Reunion chair – Mary Jean McFall- Friends of TISS
- Chair gave brief history of Friends of TISS, looking for support of Parent
Council Members to help organize 50 Anniversary Reunion, staff members,
TISS alumni, and others have volunteered. Council members Dana Purcell, and
Nancy McNamara also interested in attending November 2nd meeting.
8. Carryover/New Items for Next Meeting: report on Intramural sports.
9. Next Meeting Date: December 1, 2009, 6:30 pm