Forest Hill School Council
Minutes of Meeting held February 12, 2007
Agenda Topic/Leader/Update/Information Action Required
Welcome & Attendance Introduction of, and welcome to, the new principal, Mr. Doug
In attendance: Sue Anderson, Nancy Bailey, Nadine Carr,
Jane Hay, Elaine Bursztyn, Laurie Crosson, Emily McMillin,
Michele Tkachenko, Barb White, Janine Peck, Anthony
Rauws, Doug Paul, Manuela Lord, Wendy Young-Greig
Regrets: Jen Watson
Acceptance of Previous The minutes of the December 4, 2006 meeting were
Meeting Minutes reviewed and accepted as presented. Motion by Barb
White, seconded by Sue Anderson. Carried.
General Information The Chair’s Mail – no new mail has been received.
Parents Reaching Out Grants-Forest Hill PS was declined
on our applications for these grants. Thank you, again to
Emily, Michelle and Sue for the effort put into the
Principal’s Report Doug asked whether there was a member of the council
who headed up the grade 8 Graduation committee. The
answer was “No.”
Doug received an e-mail from a group called Ball Room
Glitz who recycle prom dresses. More information will be in
the next newsletter.
Doug brought up the issue of school closures happening in
many areas of the county. This isn’t affecting our school but .
you can forward your feedback on the Pupil Accommodation
Review Policy to your school at the S.C.D.S.B. Education
Centre by Feb. 23.
Math Conference for Parents – Sat. May 5. More info in the
Anthony asked about the location of the hockey uniforms, Doug to check on location of
sponsored by Jeff White, which had been loaned to another hockey uniforms.
school. Elaine thought they were back at our school and
Doug said he would look into their location.
The Finance Report was reviewed in detail,
Grade 8 Quebec Trip Account - still to be decided whether
money left over from last year’s trip will be refunded to last Monies still to be balanced out
year’s grade 8 parents. from Grade 8 account
Sue Anderson made a motion that the surplus money over
and above $2,000.00 for the grade 8 trip account be moved
to the general school needs account. Seconded by Janine
This year’s trip to Ottawa would cost $320.00 per student
with the $85.00deduction from sub fundraising.
Emily noted that we have $2,668.51 in the Classroom fund.
It was decided to move that money to the General School
It was suggested that extra money should be spent on the
teacher’s wish list such as 2 new robotics kits
Discussion on old motion about moving Student Council
Account to Agenda Account was brought up and Doug said
we could do that.
It was noted that we have $775.00 in the communication
Doug said he would be in touch with Rick at the board office
about giving him the money to go ahead with the track
Elaine noted a letter would be going home to parents in
regards to a survey on bullying, achievement…for students
in Grade 4-12.
Teacher’s Report There was no Teacher’s Report at this meeting. It was The teachers were asked to put
proposed that Jen look into a news reporter for our school together a “Wish List” for review
newsletter and the Midhurst newsletter, and update the web by Council for future fundraising
site which has not been updated since Sept. Teacher’s initiatives.
“Wish List” remains outstanding.
Communications Update Sue Anderson will look into electronic signage for outside of
school like Mapleview PS has.
Track Update Doug said he will e-mail Rick at the board office to be sure Doug will Email Rick at the
we are on the project list and to move ahead with the track board office and will call
plans. He will also call Darpak in regards to a new quote. Darpak.
There will be no rentals of our field during the summer
months due to impending construction.
Fundraising Update Barb White reported that the QSP update is in the Feb.
newsletter. We are on board for next year again. We should
get a Bonus cheque in June as well.
A suggestion was made that new grade 8 parents coming in
for next year have a meeting in May to ease the transition of
the grade 8 fundraiser.
“For Profit” School Janine Peck reported that the “For Profit” school activities
Activities issue is HUGE and being looked into in all schools in the
county. As of now, no new programs may start up in the
school but existing programs may continue. Current “For
Profit” programs running in the school are not paying rental
New Business Janine Peck suggested we nominate a teacher each year
for “teacher of the year” or “lifetime achievement” award.
Michelle mentioned that in the Fraser report, ranking
schools, Forest Hill P.S. ranked 1,838 out of 2,812 schools
in the EQAO results.
Agenda Items for next Items should be emailed to Nancy or Emily prior to March
Council meeting 29, 2007.
Adjournment Next Meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 2 at 7:00 pm in
the Library. No meeting will be held in March due to March