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 Paul. 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. Updates 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 applications. 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 next newsletter. 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 Peck. 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 Needs Fund. 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 fund. Doug said he would be in touch with Rick at the board office about giving him the money to go ahead with the track construction. 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 fees. 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 th 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 Break.
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