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					OSCAR PETERSON PS
SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING
JANUARY 16, 2013

Meeting #3   Next Meeting Feb 13, 2013
Agenda

   Call to Order                       Harpal Kalsi

   Traffic Update                      Harpal / Fatima

   Proactive Community Relationships   Munira/Sameera

   Profile                             Judy Richards

   Summary                             Harpal Kalsi
Oscar Peterson School Council Roadmap 2012/2013
                                     Focused On Student Success…..
             Traffic                 Proactive Community              Raising Accountability         Future Pillar
                                         Relationship
        Reduce the risk                 Delighted Parents                 Get On With It
Reduce traffic congestion,       Achieve 2 interactive            Improve stakeholder
blockage and condition Driver    parent/school nights to          accountability by Mar 2012 –
behaviour for the safety of      pathway success                  parents, teachers, students
children. Timing – Immediate
                                 Update Report to School
                                 Council Jan 16




STRATEGY:                        STRATEGY:                        STRATEGY:
• Educate: Define the issue at   • Proactive Community            • Plan to Win: Roll out
  the School Council meeting                                        comprehensive Learning
                                   Relations Sub-Committee:
  Nov 14.                                                           Journals for higher grades
                                   Drive planning and
                                   organization with OPPS;          in future years
•   Communicate: Employ            report back to School
    communication tactics to       Council                        •   Consistently, Consistent:
    address behaviour;                                                Consistent Learning
    newsletter, traffic blitzs
                                 •   Communication: Seek              environments applied by
                                     channels to garner two way       OPPS for the student success
•   Stakeholders: Involve            engagement                       reinforced by parents
    Municipal Representatives
Traffic Issue Update
Traffic – Bylaw Officers Update
   Traffic Blitz in Dec 2012

   10 vehicles ticketed on Perennial Drive
    3  Vehicles for parking in prohibited area
     1 Vehicle for stopping on the sidewalk
     1 Vehicle for parking in unlicensed area
     1 Vehicle for parking in a designated fire route
     4 Vehicles for stopping in the school zone


    Source: Dec 19, 2012 email from Joanne Wood Administrative Assistant to Councillor McFadden sent to Harpal Kalsi
Traffic – Peel Regional Police Update

“This complaint was attended to by PC SHELEPEN
#3613 on 4 occasions over a 30 day period. Three
cautions were issued. The officer reported that there
were no significant issues with driving and parking
situations. The officer advised that Mississauga Parking
control was on scene and monitored the area and
reported no issues. The complaint is now closed,
however we will continue to monitor the area as time
and staffing permits.
Source: Jan 9, 2013 email from Joanne Wood Administrative Assistant to Councillor McFadden sent to Harpal Kalsi
Traffic
   Congestion, Blockage & Driver Behaviour still exists.

   Requested further blitzes by authorities

   School Facilities reviewing pavement markings &
    signage

   Follow Up Communication to Parents
PILLAR: PROACTIVE COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS SUB-
                   COMMITTEE




       January 16, 2013
     Content


    1. Context/Background


    2. Objectives


    3. Implementation Plan


    4. Next Steps
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Context/Background

   On January 7th, we met with Ms. Richards, Mr. Sidial and Mme. Tennant regarding
    the Community Initiative Pillar. We also had the opportunity to meet Mr. Azim who is
    the settlement worker that will be working at the school.


   We had a very productive discussion which we would like to discuss further at this
    school council meeting today.


   Before we share the highlights of some of the ideas we discussed, let us revisit the
    Objective of this Community Initiative Pillar



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Objectives

                     Boost Parent
                     Involvement




      Make
      parents part                  Collaborate
      of the                          with the
      Solution                      Community     11
    Action Plan
1. Invitation/Information Nights:

    Broken out into 3 separate nights for the following subgroups; Kindergarten, Grades 1 to 3 and
     Grade 4 to 5


    The premise is to have 4 relevant issues for each of the 3 nights of interest to that particular group of
     parents and hold informal group discussions in separate areas of the school


    Samples of issues could include: Curriculum, Getting Involved (i.e volunteering), Solving Problems,
     Understanding Report Cards


    Parents would receive an invitation letter from the school for this event


    Targeting would-be parents that are new to the community, new to the school system and parents that
     would like to make connections in the community.

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    Action Plan
2. Kindergarten Program
   Currently the school holds a kindergarten information night focused on
    “logistics”. Judy and Daryl are already taking on an initiative to begin a
    “program” night to discuss the curriculum and Kindergarten learning.
3. Email / Website / SynerVoice Message
   Consideration to using the SynerVoice phone message system for communicating
    certain information to parents
   To explore with Board the email privacy considerations and other issues with a
    group distribution list
   Website is continually being used by the school as a tool to communicate with
    parents
4. School BBQ
   Would need teachers involvement as this is a big initiative after school hours,   13
    therefore to consider at a later point.
Next Steps

   Set up a subcommittee meeting – tentatively planned for Jan 22nd at 9AM –
    to invite any interested parents to explore the above initiative [Invitation
    Nights] further and relevant issues to be discussed.




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Principal /VP Profile
   Principal/VP Profile
• Provide Feedback on what attributes or characteristics are required.

• Profile done in open session

• All Feedback consolidated.
Summary
   High Commitment to resolve traffic issues

   Fostering higher partnerships via the Community Pillar

   Input from Community is important in Leadership

   Next Meeting Feb 13, 2013.

   Thank you for your participation & attendance

				
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