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					BUCPS Meeting Minutes
Monday, April 20, 2009
Attendees:
Darka Tarnawsky            Shelley Borowski    Linda Stazko                  Lori Lewyta
Clint Moroziuk             Brenda Martin       Darlene Davies                Brenda Thain
Iris Hewko                 Catherine Medwechuk Sharon Fitzowich              Lesia Pohoreski
Laurie Kardynal-Bahri


Proceedings
      The meeting was called to order at 7:40 p.m. and opened with a prayer by Darka
       Tarnawsky, President.
      Darka welcomed everyone to the meeting.
      MOTION: To adopt the amended minutes from the February 23, 2009 meeting were
       moved by Catherine Medwechuk. Seconded by Darlene Davies. Motion Carried.
      Item added to the agenda: Year End Party

Old Business
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       30 Anniversary Projects – The first idea brought forth included a new cookbook that
          includes descriptions of Ukrainian customs and recipes for special occasions
          including Christmas and Easter. (Already “covered” in our current cookbook series,
          so perhaps just another cookbook series.) Another suggestion was the creation of a
          songbook featuring Ukrainian songs that are taught at school and a cd recording of
          those songs sung by the students. A third idea involved students painting tiles that
          would form a mosaic to honour the anniversary. (This may be too similar to the JV
          entrance project. Once that is finalized, we‟ll have a better idea about this.)
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                An email has been sent out to recruit a Chairperson for the 30 Anniversary
               celebration. The executive will continue to collect ideas for ways to celebrate the
               anniversary.
      Fall Zabava – Lori Lewyta contacted the Ardrossan Recreation Center to determine if
       there were any dates available in the fall for BUCPS to hold a Fall Zabava. Friday,
       October 9 and Saturday, October 10, 2009 were the only dates available. Even though
       this is the Thanksgiving weekend, it was felt a lot of people do not go away on that
       weekend. Lori will confirm the booking.
      Welcome Books – Shelley Borowski reported that she and Kathy have had an initial
       discussion regarding the updating of the Welcome Book. Shelley is looking into
       purchasing updated clip art. The publication will be created in Microsoft Publisher to
       allow for easy updating etc.
      Year End Party – After much discussion it was decided that due to the fact that no one
       has volunteered to organize this event the year-end party would not be held this June. It
       is also a very busy time of year for everyone with grads, etc. We will hold the “welcome
       zabava” in the fall instead.
Administration

FKK
      Clint Moroziuk, Principal at FKK, reported that Paul Hann is their Artist in Residence.
           Paul Hann will be writing songs with each class from grades 1 – 6. He will be
             teaching each Kindergarten class two songs as well. A concert featuring the
             completed songs will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2009 and Friday, May 1, 2009.
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         May 24, 2009 will be the celebration of FKK‟s 40 Anniversary. A celebratory mass will
            be held at OLPH followed by a BBQ and a short program. The bandurysty students
            will be performing in the program.
        The teachers have made a request for new Malanka costumes. This request will be
            discussed again at the September BUCPS Meeting. (We are in support of this
            investment but it will be best to start collecting costumes prior to Halloween when
            they are more readily available.)
        Clint requested $3,000 from BUCPS to be utilized towards the creation of a mural for the
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             library to commemorate the 40 Anniversary of FKK. Oksana Zhelisko submitted an
             initial proposal including a visual image of the mural as well as the associated costs.
             After some discussion it was suggested that additional proposals for the mural be
             sought. The executive would like to see more Ukrainian elements incorporated in the
             mural as well as the ability to have the mural relocated in the event that the Bilingual
             program moves to a different school.
JV
        Laurie Kardynal-Bahri, Assistant Principal of Jean Vanier, reported that regular meetings
            are held with Lesia, Vlodko, Ken and herself regarding the upcoming events and the
            program in general.
        Polyvaniy Ponedilok was held today and Spilne Sviachene will be held tomorrow
             (Tuesday, April 21, 2009).
        JV‟s Ukrainian Festival will take place on May 7, 2009. Students will be encouraged to
             wear Ukrainian colours, t-shirts with Ukrainian themes or embroidered blouses/shirts.
             A hot lunch will be served and volunteers will be needed to assist with it.
        JV‟s library does not have any Ukrainian books for students to borrow or access.
             Perhaps BUCPS could purchase age appropriate books from the Ukrainian Book
             Store for the library. Lesia will look into possible books.


ABJ
        Darlene Davies reported that during the past week students researched and prepared
             PowerPoint presentations on famous Ukrainians for their language class.
        It is expected that the Lviv Language Proficiency Exam will take place in mid-May. Pani
               Dowson will administer the written elements and Ms. Romana Bedrij, the Ukrainian
               Language Consultant for Alberta Education will administer the verbal element.
               (BUCPS is yet to hear from AFUES about funding for these exams. Darka will follow
               up.)
        Final exams are scheduled for the last three days of regularly scheduled classes.


Treasurer’s Report
        Lori Lewyta compiled a „year to date‟ update on the budget. She reported that a balance
              of $30,590.03 is in the General account and that $5,657.96 remains in the Casino
              account. We have spent less and made more monies than we anticipated at this
              point of time in the school year.
        Lori indicated that we are still waiting for potential funds from the Allendale Bingo Hall as
             well as AFUES, which will increase our revenue. As well, it was noted that the
              expenses for this year‟s budget included 6/9/11 and the Kindergarten Dolls from
              2008 due to year end/timing.


   Committee Reports

   Advertising/Communications
         Darka reported that posters and PSA‟s were sent out promoting the Bilingual program
             Kindergarten open house. To date 17 students are registered for Kindergarten.
             Information on the Bilingual program will also appear in the Strathcona County
             Recreation Guide and at the Sherwood Park Trade Fair (at the EICS booth). Easter
             Greetings were also sent out from BUCPS on World FM.

Fundraising
         Catherine Medwechuk reported that $900.00 was generated from the sales of BUCPS
             merchandise at the Verkhovyna Yamorok that was held on March 14/15, 2009.
             Thanks to all of the volunteers who worked this event.
         $764.00 was generated from the sale of Easter chocolates.
         Darka thanked Catherine for all her work on the fundraising efforts.

   Archives
         No Update Available

   Jr. High School (Information included in Administrative Report)

   Sr. High School (Information included in Administrative Report)

   Sadochok
         Currently the Sadochok executive is still trying to determine if the instructor position
              should remain as a contract or if it should become an employee position. They are
              working on this with BUCPS lawyer, Dawn Pentelechuk. To date there are 10
              registrations for next year‟s Ukrainian Sadochok class and 2 for the English class.


      6/9/11 Celebration
         Plans for the celebrations are going well. A final meeting was held prior to today‟s
              executive meeting. The event will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2009. A “how to”
              book will be created for future reference.
   Housekeeping
         A letter of thanks was received from the organizers of the Verkhovyna Yamorok thanking
          us for our support. BUCPS donated a set of cookbooks and some wristbands as a door
          prize.
         A letter of thanks was received from the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village thanking us
          for our support of the ‘Painting Stories - Drawing on Traditions’ exhibit and workshops
          lead by Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn.
New Business



   Adjournment
              MOTION: Darlene Davies moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m. Seconded
               by Iris Hewko. Motion Carried.



BUCPS Meeting Minutes
Monday, February 23, 2009

Attendees:
Darka Tarnawsky         Shelley Borowski        Linda Stazko             Lori Lewyta
Clint Moroziuk          Olga Myc                Darlene Davies           Brenda Thain
Cathy Swyst             Collette Hennig         Iris Hewko               Catherine Medwechuk
Laurie Kardynal-Bahri

Regrets: Linda Stazko? It says she seconded the first motion… I think she was there.

Proceedings
      The meeting was called to order at 7:40 p.m. and opened with a prayer by Darka
       Tarnawsky, President.
      Darka welcomed everyone to the meeting.
      MOTION: To adopt the minutes from January 12, 2009 meeting was moved by Darlene
       Davies. Seconded by Linda Stazko. Motion Carried.

Old Business
      Festival of Trees –The Information and Volunteer Centre for Strathcona County sent
          BUCPS a thank you package for sponsoring a Christmas tree at the first Annual
          Festival of Trees in Strathcona County. Included in the package was a gift certificate
          for a professional portrait. It was decided that the portrait certificate would be given
          to the Grade 11 class. Darka will submit BUCPS commitment to sponsor a tree for
          the 2009 Festival of Trees that will take place on November 13 - 15, 1009 at the
          Sherwood Park Mall.
      Community Guard Insurance – Darka reported that the insurance is in place and has
          been in effect since January 16, 2009.
      Grade 6 Malanka – Darka reported that 121 people attended the event. Thank you to
          everyone who contributed to the success of the Malanka. Natalie Lucyk will be
          putting together a “how to” reference booklet for future Malanka organizers to use.
      Feast of Jordan – Thank you to Steve ? for creating the ice cross for the Feast of Jordan.
          The event went very well. Thank you to Mr. ( ) for making the cross and all the
          volunteers who bottled the holy water. In the future we may want to look at funding a
          bus to send the students out to the Ukrainian Village to participate in their Feast of
          Jordan celebration.
      JV Sviat Vechir – Another successful event coordinated by the staff and students at JV.
           Mrs. Stelmach, was one of a number of dignitaries that attended the event held on
           January 22, 2009. The event received excellent media coverage in the Sherwood
             Park News. Darka congratulated everyone involved with the event on their success,
             including Lesia Pohoreski who was the lead organizer.
        SUBA – Darka reported that BUCPS has received $5,000.00 in response to a request for
            funding from the Strathcona Ukrainian Bilingual Association (SUBA). The funds will
            be used towards a Ukrainian program artistic enhancement project for the front
            entrance at JV. In return, BUCPS needs to provide workers for a SUBA bingo on
            Tuesday, September 8, 2009. Kathy Swystun will coordinate the recruitment of
            volunteers from parents with children at JV. Darka will send a letter of thanks to
            SUBA for their funding.




Administration

FKK
        Olga Myc reported that parent/teacher interviews would be held on March 25, 2009 from
            3:00 – 9:00 p.m.
        Ash Wednesday celebrations will happen on February 25, 2009.
        An APEGGA sponsored Family Science Night would take place on March 16 from 6:00
            p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
        Clint Moroziuk, Principal at FKK, reported that 170 people attended the Family Bingo
             Night.
        Beach Day at FKK was a success raising $550.00 for the Stollery Children‟s Hospital.
        The Library Enhancement project is starting. Project activities include the purchase of
            custom shelving and tables, the creation of mural and painting.
        Darka read a letter that was received from Pan Moroziuk that thanked BUCPS for the
            financial support given to activities that support the bilingual program.
        Kindergarten Information Night will be on March 11, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Darka will arrange
             for a PSA to be sent out to area media and for other advertising.
JV
        Laurie Kardynal-Bahri, Assistant Principal of Jean Vanier, reported that Dr. Andrij
            Nahachewsky and Vincent Reese were guest speakers/instructors at JV. They
            focused on Ukrainian Folk Dance as part of the Ukr. Creative Arts option.
        She also reported that a meeting was held with Lesia, Vlodko, Ken and herself regarding
            the upcoming spring events.
        A fundraiser for flood victims or orphanages in Ukraine will be held April 6 – 9, 2009.
        Lesia Pohoreski will be leading the pysanky decorating workshops from April 6 – 9, 2009
             and April 14 – 17, 2009 for students at FKK and JV.
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         Polyvaniy Ponedilok will be on Monday, April 20 and Spilne Sviachene is Tuesday, April
             21, 2009.
        JV‟s Ukrainian Festival will take place on May 7, 2009. Students will be encouraged to
             wear Ukrainian colours, t-shirts with Ukrainian themes or embroidered blouses/shirts.
        Parent/teacher interviews will take place on March 25, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
        Teachers from JV and FKK participated in a Ukrainian Language Consortium where
            participants shared program successes and challenges.
ABJ
      Darlene Davies reported that there would be 10 students that will take the Lviv Language
           Proficiency Exam this spring. A request for BUCPS to cover the cost of the exam
           has been made. The cost of the exam is $100.00 per student. Darka has written to
           AFUES to request funding support for the exams.

Treasurer’s Report
      Lori Lewyta reported that a balance of $28,700 is in the General account and that $7,750
            remains in the Casino account.
      Darka checked with our lawyer, Dawn Pentelechuk regarding BUCPS fiscal year-end and
          found out that the fiscal year runs July 1 to June 30. BUCPS annual general
          meeting should take place in September, at which time the audited statements for the
          year should be presented.
      Darka asked Lori to look into the rental of a VISA card machine and opening of a VISA
          account for BUCPS activities/sales. Lori reported that in order to rent a machine
          BUCPS would need to be incorporated, pay taxes or GST. Other requirements
          include a minimum of $100.00 being charged per month. In the end it was decided
          that given the current nature of BUCPS we would not pursue this. Darka thanked
          Lori for looking into this on behalf of BUCPS.




Committee Reports
      Advertising/Communications
      Darka is still collecting pictures from the Feast of Jordan, Sviat Vechir etc teachers at
          FKK and JV for the BUCPS website. Parents are encouraged to visit the site to catch
          up on the latest news and activities within the programs, rather than sending home
          printed newsletters. Catherine noted that we have renewed our ad in the upcoming
          Strathcona Recreation Guide.

Fundraising
      A total of $680.00 was made from the sales of BUCPS merchandise at the Shumka
           School of Dance Winter Concert. BUCPS will send a $50.00 donation to the school
           as a thank you for the sales opportunity.
      BUCPS is still looking for volunteers to sell existing merchandise (cookbooks,
          bookmarks, 25th anniversary prints and silicone bracelets) at the Verkhovyna Hall
          “Yarmorok” or “Easter Bazaar” the weekend of March 14. An email will be sent out to
          recruit volunteers to work at these events.
      Catherine Medwechuk reported that there are still some Valentine Hearts left for
          sale. A final total for the chocolate sale will be known in the next week or so.
          A special thank you to the grade seven class at JV who went from classroom to
          classroom to sell the chocolates as well as Emilee Senchyna, Melody Fuss
          and Jordyn Berezan who volunteered their lunch hour to sell chocolates.
      The Purdy order form for the Easter chocolates has gone out to the students
       today. The orders are due on March 6, 2009.
      Darka thanked Catherine for all her work on the fundraising efforts.
   Archives
      No Update Available

Jr. High School (covered by Administrator’s Report)

Sr. High School
      Darlene Davies reported that there are a total of 20 students in the Ukrainian Language
           Arts 10 and 20 classes this semester. They will be writing pysanky with Miss
           Gariepy‟s French class during Easter Week.

Sadochok
      Tammy Gordon reported that there are currently 10 registrations for next year‟s Ukrainian
          Sadochok class and 2 for the English class. They will be advertising in the Spring
          Strathcona County Recreation Guide. The Sadochok Executive is currently working
          with Dawn Pentelechuk on contract vs salary decisions for the Sadochok teacher.

Kindergarten Dolls
      Shelley Borowski reported that a workshop was held on February 22. The participation at
          the workshop was great and lots of work was completed. This year a total of 23 dolls
          are being made. 20 for the class and 3 for teachers.
   6/9/11 Celebration
      Plans for the celebrations are going well. Kim Ewasiuk will be approached about the
           special event insurance required. The event will take place on Saturday, June 6,
           2009. Next meeting is prior to the next BUCPS meeting.
Housekeeping
      Power Point Project - BUCPS provided $1,000.00 for the creation of power point
          presentations that would be used during school program celebrations such as the
          Holy Shroud Service, Blessing of the Easter Food, Obzynky and the Feast of Jordan.
          The project is still being worked on and it is hoped that the power point presentations
          will be ready for use during the 2009/2010 school year. This is being coordinated by
          Irena Tarnawsky.
      Ukrainian Readers Project – Pani Rudiak and Pani Lesoway are currently working on a
          number of books (26 in total) for the program. The goal is to have the books
          completed by the end of next year.


New Business
      Welcome Books – Darka reported that Kathy Dewhurst volunteered to work on updating
          the books in hopes of having them ready to go for next year. Shelley volunteered to
          assist with the project.
      Fall Zabava – Darka indicated it was time to look at booking a venue for the Fall Zabava.
            It was suggested that we look at a number of venues since Ardrossan Hall was not
            available in September or October. Lori will look into potential venues and report
            back.
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       30 Anniversary – 2010/2011 with be the 30 Anniversary of the Bilingual Program. An
          email will be sent out to solicit volunteers to take on this project.
      Year End Party - Based on the fact that participation in the year-end party has been
          dropping over the last 4 years, it was suggested that we look at changing the venue
           or the type of party. A suggestion was also made to change the timing of the party,
           as June is such a busy month. Further discussion is needed regarding this year‟s
           party. This will be included as a volunteer opportunity in an email as well.

Adjournment
      MOTION: Darlene Davies moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:49 p.m. Seconded by
         Shelley Borowski. Motion Carried.


The next meeting has been moved from April 6 to April 20.



BUCPS January Minutes

                               Monday, January 12, 2009

Attendees:
Darka Tarnawsky         Shelley Borowski        John Harmata              Shelley Samoil
Lori Lewyta             Clint Moroziuk          Olga Myc                  Nadine Yacey
Darlene Davies          Brenda Thain            Monica Kryska             Collette Hennig
Iris Hewko              Catherine Medwechuk     Lydia Murphy              Ken Szopa
Laurie Kardynal-Bahri

Regrets: Linda Stazko

Proceedings
      The meeting was called to order at 7:40 p.m. and opened with a prayer by Darka
       Tarnawsky, President.
      Darka welcomed everyone to the meeting.
      MOTION: To adopt the minutes from December 1, 2008 meeting were moved by Darlene
       Davies. Seconded by Brenda Thain. Motion Carried.

Old Business
      KEEN Award plaque – Linda Stazko is continuing to work on this project.
      Community Guard Insurance – Darka Tarnawsky reported that the application package
       has been completed and the coverage will be in place as of Friday, January 16, 2009.
       BUCPS has purchased two million dollars worth of coverage for an annual fee of
       $250.00.
      St. Nicholas – Nadine Yacey reported that 400 treat bags were created this year. Brenda
       Marusin created each of the suckers that were included in the bags. Darka thanked
       Nadine for all her hard work in organizing the visit from Svjatyj Mykolaj (St. Nicholas). As
       well, Kim Ewasiuk was thanked for her assistance and support. A final thank you was
       given to all the volunteers who participated in the treat-bag stuffing bee. BUCPS
       received a thank you card from the Sadochok class for the treat bags.
      Christmas Caroling – Brenda Thain reported that 8 people caroled on behalf of BUCPS
       on Ukrainian Christmas Eve. 3 homes were visited at a total of $355.00 was raised.
       Darka thanked Brenda for organizing the caroling.
      Allendale Bingo Hall - UBLA contacted Darka to inform her of funds that may be available
       to BUCPS and other local parent associations as a result of revenue left after the sale of
    the Allendale Bingo Hall and subsequent closure of the Allendale Bingo Association
    (APUE was a member but is not longer in existence). A cosigned letter from all Ukrainian
    Parent organizations was sent to the Allendale Bingo Association. We hope they will
    honour our request to provide us with the funds as members under the umbrella of the
    past APUE. We are still awaiting a response to the letter.



Administration
   Clint Moroziuk, Principal of Father Kenneth Kearns, reported that a visual identity for
    FKK‟s new slogan “Walking with Christ” has been selected. Promotional items featuring
    the new logo/slogan will be available for purchase in a couple of months.
   Olga Myc reported that the grade 6 Malanka would be held on Friday, January 16, 2009.
    As well, the Feast of Jordan Celebration will take place on Wednesday, January 21,
    2009. Parents will be needed to assist with pouring the blessed water into bottles. An
    email will be sent out asking for volunteers.
   Olga indicated that FKK has officially twinned with a school in Lviv, Ukraine.
   Laurie Kardynal-Bahri, Assistant Principal of Jean Vanier, reported that the visit from
    Svjatyj Mykolaj (St. Nicholas) was a great. She also indicated that Sviat Vechir would
    be held on Thursday, January 22.
   Laurie mentioned that students in the Creative Arts class continue to create awareness of
    the Bilingual program by creating posters that are hung around the school. As well, there
    is a „Ukrainian Corner‟ link featuring the bilingual program on the JV school website.
   Laurie indicated that the grade 6 FKK students would be visiting JV after Spring Break for
    an orientation.
   Ken Szopa, Principal of Jean Vanier, reported that a parent council meeting regarding
    JV‟s new discipline policy would be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2009.
   Ken mentioned that they have an Artist in Residency at JV. Joan Gallot. The end
    product of the residency will result in a school newspaper. Grade 1 – 9 students will
    contribute to the paper. 500 copies will be printed and distributed to residents in the Glen
    Allen area.
   Ken indicated that JV students will be visiting ABJ on January 29, 2009 for an orientation
    day.
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    2009 is JV‟s 30 Anniversary. The logo for the school will be revamped and plans for a
    celebration are underway.




Treasurer’s Report
   Darka Tarnawsky presented the BUCPS Budget for May 31, 2008 – June 30, 2009. The
    presented budget included a revenue total of $69, 900.00 and an anticipated expense
    total of $48,250.00
The anticipated remaining revenue balance for the fiscal period is $21,650.00
   Darka indicated that she would have Dawn Pentelechuk look into changing our fiscal year
    end to June 30 to coincide with the school year.
   MOTION: To adopt the May 31, 2008 – June 30, 2009 Budget as presented. Moved by
    Catherine Medwechuk. Seconded by Iris Hewko. Motion Carried.
   Darka mentioned that BUCPS could apply to SUBA (Strathcona Ukrainian Bilingual
    Association) for bingo funds that would be used for the JV front entrance project.




Committee Reports
   Advertising/Communications
   Darka reported that 37 orders were received for copies of the World FM recording of the
    FKK Christmas Concert.
   Darka is collecting pictures from teachers at FKK, JV and ABJ to use on the BUCPS
    website. Once special events are completed, pictures and info will be posted on the
    website. BUCPS will concentrate on keeping the website up do date and encourage
    parents to visit the site to catch up on the latest news and activities within the programs,
    rather than sending home printed newsletters.

Fundraising
   Darka made arrangements for BUCPS to sell existing merchandise (cookbooks,
    bookmarks, 25th anniversary prints and silicone bracelets) at two events: The Shumka
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    School of Dance Winter Concert (Sunday, January 25 ) and the Verkhovyna Hall
    “Yarmorok” or “Easter Bazaar” the weekend of March 14. An email will be sent out to
    recruit volunteers to work at these events.
   Darka suggested that BUCPS recruit people to form a Merchandise Sales
    Committee to focus on selling our existing merchandise throughout the year. A
    recruitment email will be sent out in hopes of finding volunteers.
   Catherine Medwechuk proposed selling chocolate hearts for Valentine’s day. Each
    heart is sold for $2.00 and BUCPS would keep $1.00 Catherine will create an order
    form and send them to the schools.
   Darka thanked Catherine for all her work on the fundraising efforts.

Archives
   No Update Available

Jr. High School (covered by Administrator’s Report)

Sr. High School
   Pani Dowson will be participating in the Languages without Borders conference in May.
    The new semester starts shortly and the Ukrainian classes will begin. This year the
    grade 10 and 11 classes will be combined.

Sadochok
   No update available.

Grade 6 Malanka
   Darka reported that the event would take place on January 16, 2008 at FKK. Over 100
    people are expected to attend the event.
6/9/11 Celebration
   The celebrations will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2009. The first committee meeting
    took place prior to the BUCPS meeting.
   Housekeeping
      Ukrainian Folklore Center – Larissa Sembaliuk-Cheladyn used one of BUCPS prints as
       the cover of a Christmas card for the Ukrainian Folklore Center. BUCPS authorized the
       use of the image and was credited on the back of the card. The Ukrainian Book Store
       sold 3 of our prints as a result of these cards.
      Correspondence – Darka Tarnawsky received a letter of thanks from Vanessa Shewchuk
       for her monetary reward she received in October.

Adjournment
      MOTION: Darlene Davies moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m. Seconded by
       Shelley Borowski. Motion Carried.



BUCPS December Minutes

Attendees:
Darka Tarnawsky         Shelley Borowski         Kim Ewasiuk               Linda Stazko
Lori Lewyta             Clint Moroziuk           Olga Myc                  Bernie Mandrusiak
Darlene Davies          Brenda Thain             Darlene Davies            Laurna Kitt
Denise Kalynchuk        Lana Logan               Catherine Medwechuk       Lydia Murphy
Laurie Kardynal-Bahri   Michelle Stodola         Michelle Rose

Proceedings
      The meeting was called to order at 7:40 p.m. and opened with a prayer by Darka
       Tarnawsky, President.
      Darka welcomed everyone to the meeting.
      MOTION: To adopt the minutes from October 20, 2008 meeting were moved by Linda
       Stazko. Seconded by Catherine Medwechuk. Motion Carried.

Old Business
      KEEN Award plaque – Linda Stazko is continuing to work on this project.
      Ukraine Trip-Laurie Bahri informed everyone that the trip would be postponed until 2010.
          This will provide greater lead-time to fundraise and attract additional participants.
      Community Guard Insurance – Kim Ewasiuk reported that we, along with the Sadochok
           program, are covered for Volunteer Accident Insurance through the Elk Island
           Catholic School Board for one million dollars.
   Director and Officer Liability is a separate policy. Non-profit organizations, such as ours, are

   held to the same standards of practice and accountability as corporate businesses.

   Therefore, the necessity to purchase Director and Officer liability insurance is imperative.

   The annual rate quoted by the Cooperators is $175.00 for one million dollars of coverage or

   $250.00 for two million dollars of coverage. Darka Tarnawsky will complete the application

   form to purchase two million dollars of coverage.
      AFUES Awards – Darka Tarnawsky spoke with Marusia Petryshyn, Director of the
          Ukrainian Language Education Centre from the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian
          Studies regarding the AFUES award. Darka was informed that the award would not
          be given due to the amount of administrative work that would be required. Instead,
          BUCPS will be receiving a total of $1,500.00 for the promotion of bilingual education.
          This donation encompasses the following school terms: 2006/2007, 2007/2008 and
          2008/2009.
           Darka will send a thank you note to AFUES.
      Clothing Swap – Lana Logan reported that the embroidered shirt/blouse exchange and
           sale went well. Feed back from the sale was positive. It was recommended that the
           sale be held again next year. In addition, it was suggested that advertising for this
           exchange/sale begin earlier to try to collect more shirts and blouses in smaller sizes.
           Darka thanked Lana for organizing the event.

      Christmas Caroling – Brenda Thain presented a flyer advertising the Christmas caroling
           event. Brenda asked for feedback regarding caroling dates and January 3, 6 and 7,
           2009 were recommended. The flyer will be sent out to families to solicit both
           volunteer carolers and places to visit.


Administration
      Laurie Kardynal-Bahri, Assistant Principal of Jean Vanier, thanked BUCPS for their
          support in sending the students to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village to the
          „Painting Stories – Drawing on Traditions‟ workshop with Larisa Symbaliuk Cheladyn.
      Laurie reported that a meeting was held with Ken Szopa, Volyko Boychuk, Lesia
          Pohoreski and herself to discuss their roles within the program and ways they can
          support each other to enhance the Ukrainian program at JV. In addition, a funding
          request list was generated and provided to Darka Tarnawsky for the 2008/2009 year.
      A Holodomor remembrance celebration was held on November 24, 2008 and led by the
          grade nine students.

      Laurie provided a schedule of upcoming Ukrainian events: Sviat Vechir (Thursday,
          January 22), Fundraiser for flood victims or Ukrainian Orphanage (tentatively set for
          April 6-9), Pysanky (April 14-17) - Lesia to teach elementary students how to write
          pysanky (April 6-9), Polyvaniy Ponedilok (Monday, April 20), Spilne Sviachene
          (Tuesday, April 21), Ukrainian Spirit Day and Festival (May 7 - students wear
          Ukrainian colors, t-shirts with Ukrainian theme or embroidered blouses).

      Laurie asked that all information meant to be distributed directly to the students be given
          to her so that she can support our efforts and ensure that it is passed along to the
          students.
      Laurie reported that she and Ken are revising the class option program and the discipline
          plan for next year. In addition, she indicated that she and Ken met with the
          Superintendent (Dr. Chris Diachuk) and the Director of Curriculum. Maintaining
          communication and increasing the awareness of the program was discussed.
      Clint Moroziuk, Principal of Father Kenneth Kearns, reported that Reading Week was a
           great success. Of special note, the Honourable Eugene Zwozdesky visited Pani
           Lesoway‟s class during reading week.
      Clint announced that a new slogan has been chosen for FKK. The next step is to
           develop a visual identity that will accompany the slogan.
      The Community Spirit Building Committee has decided to support a charity from Ukraine
          this year.
      Clint reported that he and John Haramata, Vice Principal of FKK, met with the
           Superintendent (Dr. Chris Diachuk) and the Director of Curriculum to discuss FKK‟s
           three-year education plan that highlighted goals, outcome strategies, and
           performance measures for the school.
      Olga Myc reported that the grade 1 – 6 students participated in the ‘Painting Stories -
          Drawing on Traditions’ workshop lead by Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn. The workshop
          was held on November 6, 2008 and was a wonderful experience.
      Olga mentioned that Pani Rudiak requested a picture of the current Bishop for each
          classroom. Darka asked if Pani Rudiak would look into the cost of the picture and
          report back to BUCPS for the next meeting.

      Olga indicated that Svjatyj Mykolaj (St. Nicholas) would visit FKK on Thursday,
          December 18, 2008. Jordan Celebrations will take place on Wednesday, January 21,
          2009.

Treasurer’s Report
      Darka reported that budget information would be ready for the January meeting.
      As of November 30, 2008, the account totals are as follows: casino - $10,191.75/ general
           account - $21,827.76. (The general account total does not include Grey Cup ticket or
           Kovbasa revenue.)


Committee Reports
      Advertising/Communications
      Darka reported that BUCPS sponsored a Christmas tree, titled “Yalynka”, at the Festival
          of Trees here in Strathcona County. The tree was bid on and sold at the auction.
          Thank you to Catherine Medwechuk, Bernie Mandrusiak, Kim Ewasiuk and Darka for
          decorating the tree.
      Darka is collecting pictures from teachers at FKK, JV and ABJ to use in the newsletter.
          Once the newsletter is complete it will be posted on the website and distributed via
          students.

Fundraising
      Darka reported that SUTP/Entertainment books are still available.
      Catherine Medwechuk indicated that $932.00 was generated with the Grey Cup ticket
          sales. A special thank you to Catherine and her volunteers Briana, Kaitlyn, Amanda,
          Courtney and Joanna for selling the Grey Cup Tickets at Save On Foods and going
          the extra mile in getting the tickets sold.
      Catherine indicted that Kovbasa sales went well. A final revenue amount will be
          ready for the next meeting.
      Catherine showcased a new fundraising initiative: two toned silicone bracelets.
          They are red/ white and blue/yellow and feature the slogans two cultures - one
          spirit. The set of two is being sold for $3.50
      Darka thanked Catherine for all her work on the fundraising efforts.
       SUBA Bingo - Lesia continues to look into the feasibility of applying to the
           Strathcona Ukrainian Bilingual Association for a bingo spot/funds. Lesia will
           look into the funding usage restrictions and report back.
       Purdy Orders – Catherine is looking for volunteers to take on the coordination of the
           Purdy Chocolate orders.
       Front Row Raffle – over $800.00 was generated from the raffle. These proceeds will be
            donated toward the library improvement project.

Archives

Jr. High School (covered by Administrator’s Report)

Sr. High School
       Pani Dowson sent a note of thanks to BUCPS for their support and provision of the smart
           board.

Sadochok
       Michelle Rose indicated that the Sadochok class will be going to the Festival of Trees in
           Edmonton and having a Christmas party to wrap up their classes prior to the
           Christmas break.

St. Nicholas
       Kim Ewasiuk indicated that Svjatyj Mykolaj (St. Nicholas) would visit students on
           Thursday, December 18, 2008. Volunteers are needed to fill the treat bags that will
           be distributed. The stuffing bee will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at
           7:00 p.m. in the FKK library. Darka asked that the classroom representatives be
           contacted to recruit two volunteers from each class to assist with the stuffing bee.

Grade 6 Malanka
       Darka reported that the event would take place on January 16, 2008 at FKK. Tickets are
           $20.00 per adult, $10.00/child. The parent committee is organizing all details. Costs
           are increasing each year. Normally, BUCPS budgets approximately $600 to $500 for
           this event.
                   MOTION: Linda Stazko moves that BUCPS donate $650.00 to the Grade
           6 Malanka event. Denise Kalynchuk seconds. Motion Carried.
    6/9/11 Celebration
       Darka reported that a meeting for the celebration would be held in January. Brenda
           Martin and Michelle Forstey will be coordinating this event. The celebrations will take
           place on Saturday, June 6, 2009.


Housekeeping
       Christmas Cards will be sent out to the principals of FKK, JV, ABJ and Fr. Rendy
            Yackimec.
       Correspondence – Darka Tarnawsky received a letter of thanks from the Junior High
            School Ukrainian Program. The letter thanked BUCPS for the contribution of the
            Smart Board as well as the financial contributions towards the awards distributed on
            Awards Night. A note of thanks was also received from FKK for BUCPS support of
            the “Painting Stories” fieldtrip and other projects.
New Business
      UBLA – UBLA contacted Darka to inform her of funds that may be available to BUCPS
          and other local parent associations as a result of revenue left after the sale of the
          Allendale Bingo Hall and subsequent closure of the Allendale Bingo Association
          (APUE was a member but is not longer in existence). A cosigned letter from all
          Ukrainian Parent organizations was sent to the Allendale Bingo Association. We
          hope they will honour our request to provide us with the funds as members under the
          umbrella of the past APUE. A response is expected in the New Year.
      A volunteer is needed to create the ice cross for the Jordan celebration. Linda Stazko
           will check with her father to see if he is interested in taking on this project.



Adjournment
      MOTION: Linda Stazko moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:00 p.m. Seconded by
         Shelley Borowski. Motion Carried.



BUCPS October Minutes
Attendees:
Darka Tarnawsky         Shelley Borowski        Kim Ewasiuk             Lori Lewyta
Linda Poole             Clint Moroziuk          Olga Myc                Bernie Mandrusiak
Darlene Davies          Monica Kryska           Myron Kruk              Monica Rosychuk
Tammy Gordon            Cindy Talaga            Catherine Medwechuk     Lydia Murphy
Laurie Kardynal-Bahri

Regrets: Linda Stazko, Iris Hewko, Lesia Pohoreski

Proceedings
      The meeting was called to order at 7:35 p.m. and opened with a prayer by Darka
       Tarnawsky, President.
      Darka welcomed everyone to the meeting.
      MOTION: To adopt the minutes from September 15, 2008 meeting were moved by
       Catherine Medwechuk. Seconded by Kim Ewasiuk. Motion Carried.

Old Business
      Fall Zabava – Kim Ewasiuk reported that the Fall Zabava was held on Saturday, October
            4, 2008 at the Ardrossan Community Centre. The event was a success with 150
            people in attendance. The event raised $2,500.00, including $2,200.00 from the
            silent auction. These proceeds will be put towards the Jr. High School trip to
            Ukraine. Darka thanked Kim Ewasiuk and Catherine Medwechuk for their work in
            coordinating the event.
      KEEN Award plaque – Linda Stazko is continuing to work on this project.
      Ukraine Trip-Laurie Bahri provided an update on the school trip that is being planned to
          Ukraine in 2009. She indicated that a CIP grant has been applied for requesting a
          total of $75,000.00 This is a matching grant which means that all monies received
          must be matched by the applicant either through fundraising, personal donations
          and/or volunteer hours. The funding must also be used for the specific project that it
          was provided for. Presently 8-10 students have expressed interest in going on this
        trip. A letter will be drafted and sent out to the parents of students in grades 8 and 9,
        inviting them to a meeting to confirm interest/participation. It was recommended that
        a refundable deposit also be requested to assist in solidifying participant numbers.
        Monica Rosychuk offered to assist Laurie in coordinating trip details. Darka thanked
        Laurie for her work on the project.
   Casino – Darka Tarnawsky reported that the $18,731.12 cheque BUCPS received is the
       complete payment that we will receive from the Camrose casino.
   Smart Boards – The smart boards have been purchased and paid for. Feedback
       regarding the smart boards has been very positive from both ABJ and FKK. The
       smart board in Mr. Boychuk‟s class will be installed shortly.
   Upcoming Meeting Schedule – The dates for the remaining meetings are as follows:
       December 1, 2008, January 12, 2009, February 23, 2009, April 6, 2009, May 11,
       2009 and June 15, 2009.
   Community Guard Insurance – Kim Ewasiuk and Tammy Gordon have spoken to an
       insurance broker regarding Volunteer Accident Insurance. This type of insurance
       provides coverage to volunteers who are working on behalf of BUCPS during events.
       The insurance fee is quoted at $800.00 per year and will provide a total of $200,000
       worth of coverage. This policy does not cover Director and Officer Liability. Kim will
       continue to look into the fees and coverage for both policies from the Cooperators
       and other insurance brokers. Shelley Borowski will assist Kim.
   Grade 10 & 11 Awards – Darka Tarnawsky reported Shelley Borowski attended the
       Awards Night at Archbishop Jordan High on behalf of BUCPS. The following
       students received Academic Excellence Awards: Vanessa Shewchuk and Katherine
       Pohoreski (tied for the BUCPS top academic student for grade 10), Damian Rudiak
       and Stephanie Bahniuk (Academic Excellence in completing Ukrainian with a mark
       over 92%). Vanessa Shewchuk received the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood Award.
        On Wednesday, October 15, 2008, Junior High academic excellence awards were
        presented to the following students: Ukrainian 9 - Amanda Ewasiuk (top academic),
        Andrew Lesoway (most improved) and Briana Medwechuk (most enthusiastic).
        Ukrainian 8 - Brittany Stefanetz (top academic), Steffen Senchyna (most improved)
        and Jalene Henke (most enthusiastic). Ukrainian 7 – Lawrence Steadman Award -
        Sarah Nowicki (top academic), Courtney Ewasiuk (most improved) and Kelsey
        Andreychuk (most enthusiastic).
        Darka is presently working with Marusia Petryshyn, Director of the Ukrainian
        Language Education Centre from the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies on a
        new award that will be provided by AFUES. The award will be given to a student that
        has shown both cultural commitment and academic effort over the year. Darka is
        working the specific wording for the award criteria. Additional information will follow.
        Once details are finalized the awards will start retroactive to the last school year.

   Clothing Swap - Wednesday, November 26, 2008, is the date of the embroidered
        shirt/blouse exchange and sale. The sale/and or exchange will take place from 4-9
        p.m. coinciding with parent/teacher interviews. The deadline for shirts/blouses to be
        sent in is November 21, 2008. Lana Logan is organizing the event and she has
        arranged for Ukrainian Colours to sell blouses and shirts as well as Ukrainian
        giftware at the event. Darka mentioned that Lana is trying to get the company to
        donate one boy‟s shirt and one girl‟s blouse that will stay at the school. These will be
        used at special events in the cases where a student may be required to wear one but
        doesn‟t actually own one, or if their shirt was forgotten. Darka Tarnawsky thanked
        Clint Moroziuk for his support of this exchange/sale.
      Tabir 2008 – Monica Kryska reported that the camp was a great success. 42 students
          attended and 8 adults were involved with the camp that took place September 26-28,
          2008, at Camp Warwa. This weekend camp provides Jr/Sr high students with an
          opportunity to develop their faith and Ukrainian culture.

           Thank you to Fr. Taras, Lesia Pohoreski, Bernie Mandrusiak, Kim Ewasiuk, Ed
           Medwechuk, Rick Ellis, Brian and Monica Kryska for their help. The theme this year
           was „Kozak‟ and it was well received. Monica thanked BUCPS for their support of the
           camp. In total the expenses for the camp were approximately $2,068.00. The
           student‟s fee for the weekend is $50.00. BUCPS subsidizes the remainder of the
           camp fees.

           BUCPS thanked Monica and the other volunteers for their hard work and presented
           them with a photomontage as a token of appreciation.


Administration
      Laurie Kardynal-Bahri, Assistant Principal of JV, informed that JV had officially twinned
       with a school in Lviv, Ukraine. Students have written letters and pictures that will be
       exchanged with students in Lviv. Laurie indicated that an artist and a professor from a
       University in Ukraine would be visiting the creative arts program on Wednesday, October
       22, 2008.
      Laurie reported that the Ukrainian Catholic Educators Retreat was held on October 17 –
       19, 2008. Irene Tarnawsky, Olga Myc and Vlodko Boychuk attended.
      Efforts to make the Ukrainian program more visible at JV continue. Currently, one prayer
       a week is said in Ukrainian. In addition, Ukrainian is spoken at some of the school
       assemblies.
      Laurie mentioned that Ukrainian Liturgy was celebrated on October 1, 2008 at St.
       Josaphat‟s Cathedral with all the Ukrainian students. She said it was a great experience
       and that the students were fantastic.
      Olga Myc indicated that FKK students from grades 1 – 6 would be going to the Ukrainian
       Village to participate in the workshop ‘Painting Stories - Drawing on Traditions’ lead by
       Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn. These workshops will take place on November 6 and 7,
       2008.
       MOTION: Catherine Medwechuk moves that BUCPS covers the costs associated with
       enrollment at $6.00 per student as well as the associated bus fees for the students to
       attend the workshop. Seconded by Lydia Murphy. Motion Carried.
      Olga mentioned that a „Monkey Business‟ lunch would be held on October 22, 2008.
       Students from K – 6 will be broken in to small groups to eat lunch together and to get to
       know each other.
      Clint Moroziuk, Principal of FKK thanked BUCPS for the tickets for both him and Mr.
       Haramata for the Zabava.
      Efforts to make the Ukrainian program more visible at FKK continue in a variety of areas
       including morning announcements and school assemblies.
      Clint indicated that the School Advisory Council has requested a new slogan for the
       school to replace the current „Happiness to the Core‟ phrase. A slogan contest was run
       and a list of the top slogans was presented. BUCPS meeting attendees were able to cast
       their votes for their top two choices. Once the School Advisory Council has an
       opportunity to review and vote on their top two choices the administration will make the
       final decision on a slogan and a new logo will be developed.
      Clint shared FKK‟s three-year education plan that highlighted goals, outcome strategies,
       and performance measures for the school.
      Clint reported that the next School Advisory Council meeting would be held October 21,
       2008. Darka Tarnawsky reported that Lana Logan will represent BUCPS at the meeting.

Treasurer’s Report
      Darka reported that Dawn Pentelechuk had completed the Corporate Registry and
       Annual Return on behalf of BUCPS. Darka thanked Dawn and Lesia Pohoreski for their
       work.
       Darka presented everyone with a copy of the financial statements from June 1 2007 –
        May 31, 2008.
        MOTION: Catherine Medwechuk moves that the BUCPS financial statements from
June 1, 2007 – May 31, 2008 be accepted as presented. Seconded by Kim Ewasiuk.
Motion Carried.
      Darka presented the preliminary BUCPS expense budget for 2008-2009 with the
       anticipated expenditure total of $21,600.00. Prior to the next BUCPS meeting, Lesia
       Pohoreski, Lori Lewyta and Darka will meet to compile a full expense/revenue budget for
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       review by the Executive on December 1 .
      Currently there is $40,000 in the general account and the Casino account is at $ (?).
       – PLEASE CONFIRM WITH LORI L


Committee Reports
      Advertising/Communications – Darka reported that BUCPS will be sponsoring a
       Christmas tree, titled “Yalynka”, for the upcoming Festival of Trees here in Strathcona
       County. The Information and Volunteer Centre for Strathcona County (IVC) is
       coordinating the first ever Sherwood Park Festival of Trees that will be held November 21
       - 23, 2008 at the Edmonton East Coast Hotel (formerly the Best Western). Bernie
       Mandrusiak, Kim Ewasiuk, Catherine Medwechuk and Darka volunteered to decorate the
       tree.
      Fundraising – Iris Hewko reported that SUTP/Entertainment book sales generated
       $6,275.00 in revenue. She indicated that sales were down from previous years, however
       the revenue is higher than other fundraising activities BUCPS pursues. Student Union
       Ticket Pass books are still available until the end of October.

       Catherine Medwechuk continues to head the fundraising committee until a new
       chairperson is recruited. She indicated that only 4 Grey Cup ticket books remain unsold.
       The deadline to return the ticket books is Friday, November 14, 2008.

       SUBA Bingo - Lesia has contacted Len Hudyma about the feasibility of BUCPS applying
       to the Strathcona Ukrainian Bilingual Association for funds. Lesia will look into the funding
       usage restrictions and report back.
       Kubasa/Purdy Orders – Catherine is looking for volunteers to take on the coordination of
       the Kubasa and Purdy Chocolate orders. Meanwhile she will send out information and
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       order forms for Kubasa orders in November with pick up on November 26 .
      Archives - Debra Morrow will continue to serve in this position.
      Jr. High Representative – Catherine Medwechuk.
      Sr. High Representative – Catherine Medwechuk has volunteered to fill this position as
       well.
      Sadochok Representative – Tammy Gordon. Classes began in October. Currently they
       have 7 students in the English program and 9 students in the Ukrainian program. The
       Sadochok executive hopes to increase the awareness of the program and increase
       enrollment by advertising in the Sherwood Park /Strathcona County News and the
       Strathcona County Recreation Guide. They have also joined the Edmonton Preschool
       Association.
      St. Nicholas – Nadine Yacey continues to work on details for St. Nicholas Day that will be
       celebrated on December 19, 2008
      Grade 6 Malanka – this position is currently open. Lydia Murphy will do a call out to the
       parents from grade 6 to see if anyone is interested in serving as chair or being a
       committee member.
      Sviat Vechir – Lesia Pohoreski will assist parents in coordinating this event.
      6/9/11 Celebration – Brenda Martin and Michelle Forstey will be coordinating this event.
       The celebrations will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2009. A current list of committee
       volunteers include Lorna Kitt, Brenda Thain, Darka Tarnawsky, Renee Senchyna, Laurna
       Kitt and Maggi Hegan. The first meeting will take place in January.


Housekeeping
      Darka reported that BUCPS sent Fr. Rendy Yackimec an official letter of welcome and
       complimentary tickets to the BUCPS Zabava.


New Business
      Email Update – Shelley Borowski indicated it would be beneficial to have BUCPS families
       confirm their email addresses since there have been a number of messages that have
       been returned. A letter will be sent home with students asking their parents to
       confirm/update their email addresses.
      Classroom Representatives – the list of classroom representatives has been completed
       and all the positions have been filled. Thank you to everyone for volunteering. Due to
       FOIP restrictions Clint Moroziuk will look into the ability of the school being able to
       provide BUCPS with a list of parent names and telephone numbers for each class.
      Kindergarten Dolls – Roland Coppens is the Chair of the Kindergarten Doll committee.
       The first committee meeting will be held Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
       New administrators and teachers in the program should be made a doll as well.
      BUCPS Welcome Book – Kathy Dewhurst has volunteered to update this book that
       served as an introduction to the program and all the special events/milestones that
       children in the Ukrainian Bilingual program experience. The goal is to have the book
       ready for distribution next year.
      Christmas Caroling – Darka reported that Brenda Thain would spearhead this event. She
       will send out letters to parents and students with further information in December.
      Colouring & Song books – are still in storage at FKK. Kim Ewasiuk will meet with Clint
       Moroziuk to decide how to best utilize the materials.
      Darka Tarnawsky presented Kim Ewasiuk with a gift certificate to Verve Salon on behalf
       of BUCPS in recognition of her volunteer commitment on the executive. A gift certificate
       will also be presented to Lesia Pohoreski for her volunteer service as well.
Adjournment
       Motion: Kim Ewasiuk moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:00 p.m. Seconded by Lori
        Lewyta. Motion Carried.



BUCPS September Minutes
Attendees:
Cathy Damphouse
Lydia Murphy
Lesia Lesoway
Iris Hewko
Lin Keehn
Kim Ewasiuk
Brenda Thain
Twila Dary
Bernie Mandrusiak
Darka Tarnawsky
Lesia Pohoreski
Jody Exell
Catherine Medwechuk

Catherine welcomed everyone and opened with a school prayer
Brenda adopted minutes from last month and Lesia P seconded.

Admin: The teachers will all be alternating as the Administrative reps for the program. They will
split up the BUCPS meeting schedule and take on different events that will be taking place in the
current school year. The Christmas concert is scheduled for December 19th, Feast of Jordan for
January 19th, and blessing of the pussy willows for April 4th. Bandura lessons will begin
September 21st and will take place on Thursdays. Irena Tarnawsky will be assisting the bandura
instructor – Dr. Andriy Hornjatkevyc. The Opening Liturgy will take place on September 26th at
St. Josaphat‟s Cathedral. All of our Ukrainian Bilingual Program Grade 1 – 11 students will attend
except the grade six class as they will be on retreat. Students have been asked for a donation of
$3 each to go towards the 2006 Christmas ShoeBox campaign for children in Ukraine. A spiritual
retreat for the teachers is taking place in Red Deer October 13-15. Irena will be attending from
the Sherwood Park faculty. BUCPS has been asked to support the event with a monetary
donation which will help cover costs of the guest speaker etc. Darka moved that BUCPS donate
$250 to the Ukrainian Educators Retreat, Lesia seconded, passed. It was suggested that
teachers who attend retreats supported by BUCPS report back as to what was learned and how it
can further benefit the program.

Treasurer’s Report: Two auditors are needed to review the 2005/06 books. Dale Mandrusiak will
be approached as one of them. Once audited, we can send the financial reports to the Societies
Branch. Current balances:
General: $23,038.14; Casino: $-179.61; Sadochok: $2,948.61 and GIC‟s $30,556.01.

Advertising: Advertising has been secured in the current Strathcona County Parks and
Recreation Guide. In the past, a spot was held for us for each guide. This is no longer the case
due to demand for ad space in the books. Catherine will follow up with this on a quarterly basis to
ensure we are included.
Fundraising: A kobassa fundraiser will be done twice again this year. Denise K will be
approached to organize this. Iris and Cathy are organizing the entertainment book fundraiser
again this year. We will be doing the Easter Purdy‟s fundraiser as well (Catherine will organize
this). We will organize Caroling this year rather than sell Grey Cup Pool Tickets. Caroling is a
good “cultural experience” for the students and their families as well as a lucrative fundraiser. It
will be too late to get going on the Grey Cup tickets as well.

St. Nicholas: Kim will show Twyla what is needed for the St. Nicholas bags and a committee will
be formed to help with the filling of the bags, etc. Brenda moved that the Jr/Sr high students get
the bags and/or ornaments as well as the elementary students. Darka seconded. Passed.

6/9/11: The 6/9/11 banquet and dance was a wonderful event for the students, parents and
special guests. Thanks to Lesia and her committee for organizing it. We will continue this
“banquet and dance” format for 6/9/11 in the future. The Ardrossan Hall will be put on hold once
again (While it is held as a back up / rain venue for the Ardrossan Fair, we should have no
problem in accessing it for our event.)

25th Anniversary: The student artwork display at the Muttart was a success. Pictures of this
have been submitted to the BUCPS website. The 25th Anniversary commemorative prints are
now on sale at the Ukrainian Bookstore, Kamena Gallery and Lakeland Framing. Thus far, $8400
profit has been made through sales of the 25th prints.

Housekeeping: FKK students raised $1388.55 for Children of Chernobyl fund. BUCPS added to
the raised funds, making the total donation at $1600. A special cheque was made and presented
to the organizers at a special assembly. Photos and a write-up of the event were in the local
newspaper.


New Business:
-The Ukrainian Bookstore is currently having a sale on books. Teachers will be encouraged to
purchase books and other relevant resource materials there, and seek reimbursement from
BUCPS.
-The Grade 6 class did not get their “year end” 25th Anniversary bookmarks. Lin will look into this.
-Jr. High rep will be Kim Ewasiuk.
-Lesia P will try to get someone for Sr. High rep.
-A Sadochok Treasurer (2 in fact) has been found. Now the BUCPS Treasurer can focus on
BUCPS financials only.
-Sadochok has 10 children registered for each of the English and Ukrainian classes.

Elections:
Co-chair as President: Darka and Lesia P
Vice President: Bernie Mandrusiak
Secretary: Kim Ewasiuk

Treasurer- no one volunteered, motion to table the treasurer until October, passed.

Outgoing Executive
President: Catherine Medwechuk
Vice President: Lydia Murphy
Treasurer: Diane Zaharkiw
Secretary: ody Exell

On behalf of all of the parents, students and teachers, we would like to thank the outgoing
executive and especially Catherine Medwechuk who filled all positions when needed! (Ovation for
Catherine)
Motion to adjourn-Brenda, seconded- Iris.

Next meeting on October 20th, 2008.




BUCPS June Minutes
Attendees:
Catherine Medwechuk        Iris Hewko            Kim Ewasiuk       Darlene Davies
Darka Tarnawsky            Linda Stazko           Lin Keehn         Monica Kryska
Pan Rachmistruk             Lydia Murphy         Lesia Pohoreski     Shelley Borwoski


       The meeting was called to order at 7:40pm. Darka opened with a prayer.
       Motion to adopt the May 12th minutes made by Lesia Pohoreski, seconded by Darlene
        Davies. Passed.

    Old Business arising from the minutes:
     BUCPS Year end bowling party planned for Friday June 20 at the Sherwood Park
                                                                th

       bowling lanes. Supper at 6pm and bowling starts at 7pm. Cost: $5/person. Not a lot of
       people signed up but will still go ahead with same.

    
                                            th
         Fall Zabava planned for October 4 at Ardrossan Hall. Darka said the Jr. High students
        who would be possibly going to Ukraine in Spring 2009 and/or Sadochok are interested in
        organizing a silent auction or some other fundraiser for that evening. Members thought it
        was a good idea. Next we discussed ticket prices to cover the event. Prices are as
        follows:
              Adults:$25
              Students (13-17 yrs.):$15
              Children (6-12 yrs.): $10
              Children 6 and under free

        The DJ cost will be $450. Neither Catherine nor Lesia could remember the hall cost.
        Sandy Bugera will cater. Menu to be determined.

       Keen Award- will be a grade 6 scholarship of $50/ year. Motion: Lesia Pohoreski
        motioned that BUCPS match Mr. Keehn‟s $500 donation towards the award. Thereby
        the award would run for 10 years and be called the KEEN award. Seconded by
        Catherine Medwechuk. Passed. This year‟s award was handed out at 6/9/11 celebration
        to Jacob Mandrusiak.
       Darka attended the Celebration of Ukrainian Language Learning at the Ukrainian village
        over the May long weekend and said a few words on behalf of BUCPS. Pani Pohoreski
        took her grade 7 students at the beginning of June and created some great Ukrainian folk
        tales and sang along with Larisa. Lesia cautioned the elementary teachers there are only
        very limited dates in the fall. Peter to pass that information back to the teachers.
    
                                                              th
        A parent information meeting was held on May 20 for those grade 8&9 students
        interested in going to Ukraine in Spring ‟09. A presentation was done by the Edmonton
        Public Schools group that participated in a similar exchange in March ‟08. Darlene
        Davies expressed her disappointment that the high school students are not allowed to
        participate as there is no teacher chaperone form ABJ. She has brought her concerns
        forward to Dr. Diachuk and encouraged others who would like this opportunity open to
        the high school students to do the same. There was talk that maybe it could be any
        teacher at ABJ and not just the one Ukrainian teacher. With it opened to only two grades
        and because it is such a small group it could help increase the numbers. Darlene was
    also going to talk with Pani Bahri. At the meeting it was decided Cheryl Berezan was
    going to help Laurie Bahri with the grant forms and Monica Rosychuk would be in charge
    of fundraising.
   The casino out in Camrose on May 30 & 31 was a lot quieter than the one in St. Albert.
    The monies from both Camrose and St. Albert are pooled and divided quarterly. We will
    find out in July how much BUCPS will receive. Thanks again to Cathy and Lauren for
    organizing this and to all the volunteers who dedicated their time.
   In follow up to the Smart boards, the Board has decided to lease them. It will be a 4 yr.
    term. Mr. Tonita has therefore ordered one for JV sponsored by BUCPS at the cost of
    $5988. FKK will receive two at the cost of $12,146. Mr. Roach would like portable Smart
    boards so they can be rotated thru each grade for 2 months at a time and all students will
    benefit. ABJ has not ordered theirs yet and therefore it will be invoiced for next year.

    Administration:

Pan Rachmistruk represented the teachers at tonight‟s meeting.

** Mr. Keehn would like to thank the BUCPS members for the mini Tripytch. Also for the
    opportunity to work and „play‟ with this great group of supporters of education. It has
    been a privilege.

        The grade 6 Ukrainian students and the Bandura group went to Jean Vanier for the
         Ukrainian festival on May 13.
        The Living Rosary was held in the gym on May 28.
        The K of C track meet was held for grade 5&6 students who qualified on May 29.
                                                           th
        6/9/11 Farewell was held in Ardrossan on May 31 . The food was fabulous and a
         great evening was enjoyed by all.
        Mrs. Malko took the grade 6 School Patrollers to the AMA picnic at Rundle Park.
        Bandura students had a pizza party on June 10.
                                                            th
        A successful used book sale was held on June 13 . Also there was the Teddy Bear
         Picnic that day where classes were paired up and they shared lunches and stories at
         the noon hour. Pan White‟s class presented Compassion House with the face cloth
         they have been knitting wrapped up with a bar of soap. His class was also featured
         in the Edmonton Journal last week and on CTV News for their knitting projects.
        PAT‟s are scheduled from June 17-23 for the grade 3&6 students.

        Important upcoming dates:

        June 20- Last day for Kindergarten classes
              23- Grades 1, 2, 3 going bowling
              26- Last day for students
              27- Last day for Teachers
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    September 2- 1 . day of school for Students
             11- Meet the Teacher
             15- Icon Picture day.
    October   1- Ukrainian Opening Liturgy


     Treasurer’s Report:
     As of May 31: General account $30,373.37
                     Casino (GIC‟s now cashed) $15,719.73
     Annual financial statements will be presented in September.

Committee Reports:
  Advertising:
   Ukrainian program advertising to run in County recreation guide summer edition.
   Darka sent out the BUCPS Spring/Summer edition of the newsletter.

Fundraising:
 ET and SUTP books ordered for September. Grey cup pool ticket fundraiser will also
     be printed for September. Iris will talk with Brenda Thain about helping with this.
 Still looking for Fundraising coordinator for next year.
Jr. & Sr. High:
 Jr. High: Ukrainian festival a huge success. Thanks to Pan Boychuk and Pani
     Pohoreska for all of their planning. Hot Pyrohy Lunch for entire school well received.
     Thanks to Kim Ewasiuk and Catherine Medwechuk for organizing same.
 The Jr. High students attended the Divine Liturgy at St. Josephat‟s for Patriach
                               th
     Lubomyr visit on May 28 . Yushchenko‟s visit to Edmonton was cancelled.
 There are 29 students already signed up for Camp/Tabir booked for September
     2008.
 The Ukrainian Creative Arts pilot project is a go. There are 33 students registered
     therefore there will be 2 classes. There will be 3 or 4 non Ukrainian students in the
     class. Cost: $40

   Sr. High: BUCPS would like to thank the 4 grade 11 students who sang at the 6/9/11
    celebration. Thanks to Elory Clayton, Katrusia Pohoreski, Samara Draginuk and
    Nadia Kuzyk.
   Thank you to grade 12 student Larissa Pohoreski for completing a beautiful mural
        above the Ukrainian classroom door.

6/9/11 Celebration:
     Thanks to Brenda Martin and everyone who helped in making the 6/9/11
                                                                               th
        celebration a huge success. Next year‟s date is booked for June 13 , 2009.
                      th
     Since the 25 Anniversary prints were not available when the current grade 9
                                                                      st
        students were in grade 6, families wishing to purchase the 1 print or „Our
        Culture‟ for their children can do so, so that upon completion of the program they
        will have the completed mini set for $40.

Housekeeping:
    Camp Bar-V-Nok is once again asking to borrow the 12 banduras for the summer
      months. Darka to draw up agreement with Lesia.
    Grade 6 awards were as follows: Most Improved: Jacqueline Kereliuk
                                     Most Enthusiastic: Christina Pohoreski
                                     Top Academic: Roksolana Rusnak

       Thank you presentations were made to the Administrative staff at FKK- Mr.
        Roach and Mr. Keehn done by Darka and at Jean Vanier to Mr. Tonita and Ms.
        Littlemore done by Lesia and Kim.
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       Still unsure of the where FKK‟s 25 Anniversary plaque to is. Lesia to check with
        Mr. Mayville.

New Business:
    Election of BUCPS New Executive for 2008-09:
          o Chair- Darka Tarnawsky
          o VP- Linda Stazko
          o Secretary- Shelley Borowoski
          o Treasurer-OPEN

        New Executive voted in by Acclamation.

        Darka thanked the outgoing Executive Members for their time and commitment.
        Motion to adjourn at 9:13pm made by Darka. Wine and cheese followed.
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        Our first meeting for the 2008-09 school year will be Monday, September 15 , 2008
        @7:30pm in the FKK library.



BUCPS September Minutes

Attendees:
Cathy Damphouse     Lydia Murphy                  Lesia Lesoway Iris Hewko
Lin Keehn           Kim Ewasiuk                   Brenda Thain           Twila Dary
Bernie Mandrusiak   Darka Tarnawsky               Lesia Pohoreski Jody Exell
Catherine Medwechuk

Catherine welcomed everyone and opened with a school prayer
Brenda adopted minutes from last month and Lesia P seconded.

Admin: The teachers will all be alternating as the Administrative reps for the program. They will
split up the BUCPS meeting schedule and take on different events that will be taking place in the
                                                                              th
current school year. The Christmas concert is scheduled for December 19 , Feast of Jordan for
             th                                             th.
January 19 , and blessing of the pussy willows for April 4 Bandura lessons will begin
                st
September 21 and will take place on Thursdays. Irena Tarnawsky will be assisting the bandura
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instructor – Dr. Andriy Hornjatkevyc. The Opening Liturgy will take place on September 26 at
St. Josaphat‟s Cathedral. All of our Ukrainian Bilingual Program Grade 1 – 11 students will attend
except the grade six class as they will be on retreat. Students have been asked for a donation of
$3 each to go towards the 2006 Christmas ShoeBox campaign for children in Ukraine. A spiritual
retreat for the teachers is taking place in Red Deer October 13-15. Irena will be attending from
the Sherwood Park faculty. BUCPS has been asked to support the event with a monetary
donation which will help cover costs of the guest speaker etc. Darka moved that BUCPS donate
$250 to the Ukrainian Educators Retreat, Lesia seconded, passed. It was suggested that
teachers who attend retreats supported by BUCPS report back as to what was learned and how it
can further benefit the program.
Treasurer’s Report: Two auditors are needed to review the 2005/06 books. Dale Mandrusiak will
be approached as one of them. Once audited, we can send the financial reports to the Societies
Branch. Current balances:
General: $23,038.14; Casino: $-179.61; Sadochok: $2,948.61 and GIC‟s $30,556.01.
Advertising: Advertising has been secured in the current Strathcona County Parks and
Recreation Guide. In the past, a spot was held for us for each guide. This is no longer the case
due to demand for ad space in the books. Catherine will follow up with this on a quarterly basis to
ensure we are included.
Fundraising: A kobassa fundraiser will be done twice again this year. Denise K will be
approached to organize this. Iris and Cathy are organizing the entertainment book fundraiser
again this year. We will be doing the Easter Purdy‟s fundraiser as well (Catherine will organize
this). We will organize Caroling this year rather than sell Grey Cup Pool Tickets. Caroling is a
good “cultural experience” for the students and their families as well as a lucrative fundraiser. It
will be too late to get going on the Grey Cup tickets as well.

St. Nicholas: Kim will show Twyla what is needed for the St. Nicholas bags and a committee will
be formed to help with the filling of the bags, etc. Brenda moved that the Jr/Sr high students get
the bags and/or ornaments as well as the elementary students. Darka seconded. Passed.
6/9/11: The 6/9/11 banquet and dance was a wonderful event for the students, parents and
special guests. Thanks to Lesia and her committee for organizing it. We will continue this
“banquet and dance” format for 6/9/11 in the future. The Ardrossan Hall will be put on hold once
again (While it is held as a back up / rain venue for the Ardrossan Fair, we should have no
problem in accessing it for our event.)
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25 Anniversary: The student artwork display at the Muttart was a success. Pictures of this
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have been submitted to the BUCPS website. The 25 Anniversary commemorative prints are now
on sale at the Ukrainian Bookstore, Kamena Gallery and Lakeland Framing. Thus far, $8400
                                               th
profit has been made through sales of the 25 prints.
Housekeeping: FKK students raised $1388.55 for Children of Chernobyl fund. BUCPS added to
the raised funds, making the total donation at $1600. A special cheque was made and presented
to the organizers at a special assembly. Photos and a write-up of the event were in the local
newspaper.
New Business:
-The Ukrainian Bookstore is currently having a sale on books. Teachers will be encouraged to
purchase books and other relevant resource materials there, and seek reimbursement from
BUCPS.
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-The Grade 6 class did not get their “year end” 25 Anniversary bookmarks. Lin will look into this.
-Jr. High rep will be Kim Ewasiuk.
-Lesia P will try to get someone for Sr. High rep.
-A Sadochok Treasurer (2 in fact) has been found. Now the BUCPS Treasurer can focus on
BUCPS financials only.
-Sadochok has 10 children registered for each of the English and Ukrainian classes.

Elections:
Co-chair as President          Darka and Lesia P
Vice President         Bernie Mandrusiak
Secretary                      Kim Ewasiuk
Treasurer-no one volunteered, motion to table the treasurer until October, passed.

Outgoing Executive
President               Catherine Medwechuk
Vice President          Lydia Murphy
Treasurer               Diane Zaharkiw
Secretary               Jody Exell

On behalf of all of the parents, students and teachers, we would like to thank the outgoing
executive and especially Catherine Medwechuk who filled all positions when needed! (Ovation for
Catherine)

Motion to adjourn-Brenda, seconded- Iris.

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Next meeting on October 20 , 2008.



BUCPS June Minutes
Attendees:
Catherine Medwechuk         Iris Hewko          Kim Ewasiuk        Darlene Davies
Darka Tarnawsky             Linda Stazko         Lin Keehn          Monica Kryska
Pan Rachmistruk              Lydia Murphy       Lesia Pohoreski      Shelley Borwoski


       The meeting was called to order at 7:40pm. Darka opened with a prayer.
       Motion to adopt the May 12th minutes made by Lesia Pohoreski, seconded by Darlene
        Davies. Passed.
Old Business arising from the minutes:
 BUCPS Year end bowling party planned for Friday June 20 at the Sherwood Park
                                                            th

   bowling lanes. Supper at 6pm and bowling starts at 7pm. Cost: $5/person. Not a lot of
   people signed up but will still go ahead with same.


                                       th
     Fall Zabava planned for October 4 at Ardrossan Hall. Darka said the Jr. High students
    who would be possibly going to Ukraine in Spring 2009 and/or Sadochok are interested in
    organizing a silent auction or some other fundraiser for that evening. Members thought it
    was a good idea. Next we discussed ticket prices to cover the event. Prices are as
    follows:
          Adults:$25
          Students (13-17 yrs.):$15
          Children (6-12 yrs.): $10
          Children 6 and under free

    The DJ cost will be $450. Neither Catherine nor Lesia could remember the hall cost.
    Sandy Bugera will cater. Menu to be determined.

   Keen Award- will be a grade 6 scholarship of $50/ year. Motion: Lesia Pohoreski
    motioned that BUCPS match Mr. Keehn‟s $500 donation towards the award. Thereby
    the award would run for 10 years and be called the KEEN award. Seconded by
    Catherine Medwechuk. Passed. This year‟s award was handed out at 6/9/11 celebration
    to Jacob Mandrusiak.
   Darka attended the Celebration of Ukrainian Language Learning at the Ukrainian village
    over the May long weekend and said a few words on behalf of BUCPS. Pani Pohoreski
    took her grade 7 students at the beginning of June and created some great Ukrainian folk
    tales and sang along with Larisa. Lesia cautioned the elementary teachers there are only
    very limited dates in the fall. Peter to pass that information back to the teachers.

                                                          th
    A parent information meeting was held on May 20 for those grade 8&9 students
    interested in going to Ukraine in Spring ‟09. A presentation was done by the Edmonton
    Public Schools group that participated in a similar exchange in March ‟08. Darlene
    Davies expressed her disappointment that the high school students are not allowed to
    participate as there is no teacher chaperone form ABJ. She has brought her concerns
    forward to Dr. Diachuk and encouraged others who would like this opportunity open to
    the high school students to do the same. There was talk that maybe it could be any
    teacher at ABJ and not just the one Ukrainian teacher. With it opened to only two grades
    and because it is such a small group it could help increase the numbers. Darlene was
    also going to talk with Pani Bahri. At the meeting it was decided Cheryl Berezan was
    going to help Laurie Bahri with the grant forms and Monica Rosychuk would be in charge
    of fundraising.
   The casino out in Camrose on May 30 & 31 was a lot quieter than the one in St. Albert.
    The monies from both Camrose and St. Albert are pooled and divided quarterly. We will
    find out in July how much BUCPS will receive. Thanks again to Cathy and Lauren for
    organizing this and to all the volunteers who dedicated their time.
   In follow up to the Smart boards, the Board has decided to lease them. It will be a 4 yr.
    term. Mr. Tonita has therefore ordered one for JV sponsored by BUCPS at the cost of
    $5988. FKK will receive two at the cost of $12,146. Mr. Roach would like portable Smart
    boards so they can be rotated thru each grade for 2 months at a time and all students will
    benefit. ABJ has not ordered theirs yet and therefore it will be invoiced for next year.

    Administration:

Pan Rachmistruk represented the teachers at tonight‟s meeting.
** Mr. Keehn would like to thank the BUCPS members for the mini Tripytch. Also for the
    opportunity to work and „play‟ with this great group of supporters of education. It has
    been a privilege.

        The grade 6 Ukrainian students and the Bandura group went to Jean Vanier for the
         Ukrainian festival on May 13.
        The Living Rosary was held in the gym on May 28.
        The K of C track meet was held for grade 5&6 students who qualified on May 29.
                                                           th
        6/9/11 Farewell was held in Ardrossan on May 31 . The food was fabulous and a
         great evening was enjoyed by all.
        Mrs. Malko took the grade 6 School Patrollers to the AMA picnic at Rundle Park.
        Bandura students had a pizza party on June 10.
                                                            th
        A successful used book sale was held on June 13 . Also there was the Teddy Bear
         Picnic that day where classes were paired up and they shared lunches and stories at
         the noon hour. Pan White‟s class presented Compassion House with the face cloth
         they have been knitting wrapped up with a bar of soap. His class was also featured
         in the Edmonton Journal last week and on CTV News for their knitting projects.
        PAT‟s are scheduled from June 17-23 for the grade 3&6 students.

        Important upcoming dates:

        June 20- Last day for Kindergarten classes
              23- Grades 1, 2, 3 going bowling
              26- Last day for students
              27- Last day for Teachers
                   st
    September 2- 1 . day of school for Students
             11- Meet the Teacher
             15- Icon Picture day.
    October   1- Ukrainian Opening Liturgy


     Treasurer’s Report:
     As of May 31: General account $30,373.37
                     Casino (GIC‟s now cashed) $15,719.73
     Annual financial statements will be presented in September.

Committee Reports:
  Advertising:

        Ukrainian program advertising to run in County recreation guide summer edition.
        Darka sent out the BUCPS Spring/Summer edition of the newsletter.

    Fundraising:
     ET and SUTP books ordered for September. Grey cup pool ticket fundraiser will also
         be printed for September. Iris will talk with Brenda Thain about helping with this.
     Still looking for Fundraising coordinator for next year.
    Jr. & Sr. High:
     Jr. High: Ukrainian festival a huge success. Thanks to Pan Boychuk and Pani
         Pohoreska for all of their planning. Hot Pyrohy Lunch for entire school well received.
         Thanks to Kim Ewasiuk and Catherine Medwechuk for organizing same.
     The Jr. High students attended the Divine Liturgy at St. Josephat‟s for Patriach
                                   th
         Lubomyr visit on May 28 . Yushchenko‟s visit to Edmonton was cancelled.
     There are 29 students already signed up for Camp/Tabir booked for September
         2008.
         The Ukrainian Creative Arts pilot project is a go. There are 33 students registered
          therefore there will be 2 classes. There will be 3 or 4 non Ukrainian students in the
          class. Cost: $40

         Sr. High: BUCPS would like to thank the 4 grade 11 students who sang at the 6/9/11
          celebration. Thanks to Elory Clayton, Katrusia Pohoreski, Samara Draginuk and
          Nadia Kuzyk.
         Thank you to grade 12 student Larissa Pohoreski for completing a beautiful mural
              above the Ukrainian classroom door.

      6/9/11 Celebration:
           Thanks to Brenda Martin and everyone who helped in making the 6/9/11
                                                                                     th
              celebration a huge success. Next year‟s date is booked for June 13 , 2009.
                            th
           Since the 25 Anniversary prints were not available when the current grade 9
                                                                            st
              students were in grade 6, families wishing to purchase the 1 print or „Our
              Culture‟ for their children can do so, so that upon completion of the program they
              will have the completed mini set for $40.

      Housekeeping:
          Camp Bar-V-Nok is once again asking to borrow the 12 banduras for the summer
            months. Darka to draw up agreement with Lesia.
          Grade 6 awards were as follows: Most Improved: Jacqueline Kereliuk
                                           Most Enthusiastic: Christina Pohoreski
                                           Top Academic: Roksolana Rusnak

             Thank you presentations were made to the Administrative staff at FKK- Mr.
              Roach and Mr. Keehn done by Darka and at Jean Vanier to Mr. Tonita and Ms.
              Littlemore done by Lesia and Kim.
                                                th
             Still unsure of the where FKK‟s 25 Anniversary plaque to is. Lesia to check with
              Mr. Mayville.

      New Business:
          Election of BUCPS New Executive for 2008-09:
                o Chair- Darka Tarnawsky
                o VP- Linda Stazko
                o Secretary- Shelley Borowoski
                o Treasurer-OPEN

              New Executive voted in by Acclamation.

              Darka thanked the outgoing Executive Members for their time and commitment.

      Motion to adjourn at 9:13pm made by Darka. Wine and cheese followed.
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      Our first meeting for the 2008-09 school year will be Monday, September 15 , 2008
      @7:30pm in the FKK library.



BUCPS May 2008 Minutes

Attendees:
Catherine Medwechuk       Iris Hewko          Kim Ewasiuk         Darlene Davies
Darka Tarnawsky           Cathy Swytyn        Lin Keehn            Monica Kryska
Brenda Martin             Pani Rudiak         Lydia Murphy
   Due to other commitments Darka was unable to attend the start of the meeting and
    therefore Catherine chaired the meeting in Darka‟s absence. Darka would join the
    meeting as it got underway. Catherine welcomed everyone opened with a prayer at
    7:32pm.
   Motion to adopt the April 7th minutes made by Iris Hewko, seconded by Lydia Murphy.
    Passed.

Old Business arising from the minutes:

   *Change of date to the important upcoming events*- The Appreciation breakfast for all
    Parent volunteers will be held on May 22 from 8am-9:30am in the FKK gymnasium.
   Iris Hewko will organize the Entertainment/SUTP fundraiser for September 2008.
   Ukrainian Village- Having fun with language event is now underway with its offical
    opening planned for this May long weekend. Darka will be speaking at the event. Pani
    Pohoreski will be taking her grade 7 students on June 3. The exhibit is totally booked up
    for school workshops for the rest of May and June. FKK staff is looking to book some
    time in September or October 2008 for the next school year.
   Program clothing order- not many orders received and therefore order cancelled. Will try
    another order in the fall.
   Ukraine Trip- is now only open to the Grade 8&9 students (2008-09 school year) as there
                                                                    th
    is no teacher sponsor from ABJ. A meeting will be held May 20 , 2008 at 6:30pm in the
    Jean Vanier library for all those families interested.
   International Exam for Foreign students was written by 3 ABJ students of the Ukrainian
    program. Darka applied to AFUES for funding for these students. We are still waiting to
    hear back from AFUES.
   Casino- volunteers in place for casino in Camrose on May 30&31.
   An amendment was made by Catherine Medwechuk and Iris Hewko to the motion they
    had made last month in regards to the Smartboards. After consulting with the Elk Island
    Catholic technical advisor of the school board it recommended we lease the equipment
    rather than purchase it. Therefore the amended motion will be that BUCPS purchase or
    lease 2 Smart board units for FKK, 1 for JV and 1 for ABJ.
    Casino spending is on track with the exception of the Smart boards.

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    AGM slated for June 16 , 2008. On April 23 an email explaining roles and duties of the
    executive was sent out to all BUCPS email members. We received no interested
    persons to date.
    Year end BUCPS party: Cathy has booked the Sherwood Park bowling lanes for June
        th
    20 . Supper at 6pm and bowling to start at 7pm. Cost will remain at $5/person.
   Pizza party planned for the Bandurysty students on June 12. Darka suggested we get
    Professor H and Pani Tarnaswsky a gift to thank for them all their hard work again this
    year. Motion: Iris Hewko motioned that we purchase $50 gift certificates from Taste of
    Ukraine for Professor H and Pani Tarnawsky. Seconded by Catherine Medwechuk.
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    Catherine will pick up the gift certificates by June 12 .

    Administration:
     Important upcoming dates:
      May 12- Provincial Achievement exams start this week for grade 3&6 students
           13- Grade 6 students and the Bandura group will participate in the Jean
                Vanier Ukrainian festival.
                SAC Meeting at 7pm.
           16- School reflection day- school closed
           19- Victoria Day- no school.
           21- Hot lunch-Taco time
           22- FKK Volunteer appreciation breakfast from 8am-9:30pm in gym.
                28- Parents are invited to the Living Rosary service at 1pm in the gym.
                29-Knights of Columbus Track meet for all schools
                30&31- Casino in Camrose
                31- 6/9/11 Farewell at Ardrossan Hall
        June      4- Ukrainian kindergarden and grade one classes on field trip to the
        Ukrainian village.
                  12- Hot lunch-pizza
                       SAC Meeting 7pm in the staff room.
                  13- Library book sale
                  16- BUCPS AGM 7:30pm in library
                       PAT‟s this week for grades 3&6
                  23- PAT‟s this week for grades 3&6
                  26- Last day for Students
                  27- Last day for Staff
        New Assistant Principal at FKK- John Harmata
        New Assistant Principal at JV- Laurie Kardnyl-Bahri

          The digital recorder has been purchased by Mrs. Tarnawsky and will submit the
           receipt to the treasurer. Mrs. Tarnawsky is going to try and record the grades 4-6
           students singing at the Shroud service to use as a teaching tool
          The additional hymn books have been ordered and are expected in June.
          Pani Rudiak spoke about the Reading Enhancement program that she and Pani
           Lesoway are working on. They have the text for 49 books. They have a support
           person from the U of A working with them. Pani Rudiak made up a sample book and
           used pictures rather than an illustrator. She showed the book to the group. She is
           also looking at other sources of funding for this project such as ULEC. BUCPS
           supports this project and asked Pani Rudiak to keep the members updated.
          A memo was received from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress that President
           Yushchenko of Ukraine will be visiting Edmonton on May 27, 2008. A program will
           be taking place a City Hall at 10am and the Ukrainian bilingual students have been
           asked to take part. Also an email was received informing staff that the Patriarch
           Lubomyr will be in Edmonton on May 28, 2008. There will be a public liturgy at 9am
           and following there will be an unveiling of a statue of Alberta‟s first Bishop. It was
           suggested we send some students from our program to represent the school. After
           some discussion as it is a busy time of the year we thought it would be best decided
           by the teachers as to which event they would like to attend. It would be difficult to get
           the students to the Patriarch liturgy as it starts at 9am. The Jr. High students would
           probably enjoy meeting President Yushchenko as many of them followed the Orange
           Revolution that happened a few years ago. BUCPS would fund the bussing if any of
           the classes would like to attend either event. Pani Rudiak and Mr. Keehn would take
           this information back to the teachers. Darka will inform the Jr. and Sr. High teachers.

       Treasurer’s Report:
           Lesia was unable to attend tonight‟s meeting. She emailed that she did not get
              the April statements yet and therefore there are no balances available for
              tonight‟s meeting. She did say she would be moving the GIC‟s in the casino
              account later this month.
Committee Reports:
    Advertising:

          The Spring/Summer edition of the BUCPS Newsletter still not done.Things to include:
           AGM, Ukraine trip, Fall Zabava, Camp Tabir, casino, 6/9/11 celebration, JV Ukrainian
           festival and enrollment for Kindergarden is up to 24 students next year.
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          2 annual Jr./Sr. High Tabir Camp slated for September 26-28, 2008 at Camp
           Warawa. 60 spots available. Forms going home this week.
Fundraising:
 Casino coming up May 30&31 in Camrose. Thanks to Cathy Swytsyn and Lauren
   Kereliuk for organizing and scheduling all the volunteers.

Jr. & Sr. High:
 Jr. High: Ukrainian festival planned for tomorrow May 13 at JV. The K-6 students at
     Jean Vanier will be visiting stations and learning Ukrainian songs, dance steps, and
     handwriting their own names. There are displays made by the Jr high students about
     Ukrainian breads, sports Heros, fun facts, and vaiours cultural elements from
     embroidery to instruments. In the afternoon the grade 6 class of FKK and the
     MOLODTSI bandura groups will be coming to the school for the concert, and
     participating in some activities. The concert has singing, dancing, instrumental
     numbers and a fashion show (which is being organized by the Jr high students). An
     invitation to BUCPS families is extended for the evening. At 6:00 pm familes are
     invited to come see the displays. SHREK 3 will be played at 7:00 pm in Ukrainian
     with English subtitles. Thank you to BUCPS for their financial assistance in this
     festival. There has been interest from other schools within the district to attend the
     festival. It is something we have to look at for next year! Great way to advertise the
     Jr high program. The grade 7 Ukrainian students will be working on a Ukrainian folk
     tale project. This will involve attending the Larissa Cheladyn "painting stories"
     workshop the first week in June. I am asking for BUCPS financial support in
     providing a bus for the students, as well as picking up the costs of this cultural
     experience. The grade 7 students also buddied up with a grade 2 class at Jean
     Vanier and taught them how to write Ukrainian Easter eggs. This was done as a
     service project for our Religion class. Following the festival the grade 9 students will
     be working on their junior high video for the 6/9/11 celebration. Final exams for junior
     high Ukrainian are tentatively planned for the second week in June.

    Sr. High: As discussed earlier 3 students wrote the International exam. No other
    report.

6/9/11 Celebration:
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     Plans are all in place. Families can still order tickets until May 15 - contact
        Brenda Martin.

New Business:
    No FKK Banner in OLPH Church. Mr. Keehn aware. The school adminstration
      is looking into this.
    Laurie Bahri, the new Vice Principal at JV for 2008-09 school year approached
      Darka in regards to a plan they have in making the entrance over at JV „more
      friendly‟ and „Ukrainian program focused‟. She asked if BUCPS would consider
      contributing some funds. Darka told Laurie once there are some plans in place
      with some cost estimates, forward a proposal to BUCPS and we will present it to
      the membership.
    New FKK Scholarship will be further discussed at a future meeting. It is a $50
      scholarship like the other Grade 6 scholarships and the ideas currently discussed
      by the Executive include: The "KEEN AWARD" will go to a student in Grade 6 of
      the Ukrainian Bilingual Program in FKK who – through their time in the school –
      has exhibited enthusiasm for the Ukrainian Bilingual Program, provided
      leadership amongst his/her schoolmates and demonstrated Christian values.
      (This is reflective of Mr. Keehn‟s time at FKK.)

      Many thanks to Mr. Keehn for his $500 donation towards this award.
BUCPS will further discuss our contribution although it may be based on
       the “$50 per year of service formula for BUCPS‟ volunteer gifts, which
       would be $450 as Mr. Keehn has been the BUCPS liaison for 9 years.

               Gifts for administrators leaving FKK and JV: Framed mini prints corresponding to
               their schools will be presented as a thank you to: Mr. Tonita, Principal and Mrs.
               Littlemore, Vice Principal of JV; and Mr. Roach, Principal of FKK. All are leaving
               to new schools after this year. A gift of a framed mini-triptych will be presented to
               Mr. Keehn for his retirement as Vice Principal of FKK and as BUCPS
               administrative-liaison for the past 9 years. These will be presented at school
               assemblies this June.


       Motion to adjourn at 9:03pm made by Darka.

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       Next meeting is the Annual General meeting on June 16 , 2008 @7:30pm in the
       FKK library. Wine and Cheese to follow.



BUCPS April 2008 Minutes
Attendees:
Catherine Medwechuk        Iris Hewko           Kim Ewasiuk               Karen Kobzey
Darka Tarnawsky            Cathy Swytyn         Lin Keehn                  Darlene Davies
Brenda Martin              Pan White            Lauren Kereliuk            Michelle Forstey


      Darka welcomed everyone opened with a prayer at 7:42pm.
      Motion to adopt the February 25th minutes made by Catherine Medwechuk, seconded by
       Iris Hewko. Passed.

   Old Business arising from the minutes:

      No more information from Larisa Sembaliuk-Cheladyn in regards to the print inventory.
       Triptych has been framed.
      In regards to the Ukrainian village Kazka exhibit Lesia said most workshops are filled up
       until the end of June. The exhibit runs into the fall.
      Fall Zabava- DJ Roman Brytan has been booked for $450
      Program Clothing orders- not a lot of orders received. May extend the order for another
       week or two.
      Ukraine Trip has come to an obstacle. With Mr. Tonita leaving JV next year, there is no
       sponsor principal. Darka received an email from Ken Szopa the incoming principal at JV
       confirming he would be happy to be the sponsoring principal for the trip. Laurie Bahri
       would like one of the parents to help with applying for some of the grant monies for the
       trip. It was suggested once the parent information session takes place that one of the
       parent‟s whose child is interested in going help out with the application.
      8 students at ABJ are interested in taking the International exam. The exam consists of a
       reading and written portion on April 23, an oral component on April 29 and a grammar
       and listening component on April 30. Stepha has been holding after school prep classes.
       The advantage of writing this exam is it gives the students international recognition and is
       beneficial for them to have in their portfolios and resumes. BUCPS has applied to
       AFUES on behalf of the students to cover the cost of the exam ($100/student).
      Casino-the volunteer schedule has been completed and sent. Lauren will be sending out
       more specific information to those people involved including times, place and individuals
       you could possibly carpool with.
      BUCPS will send Charlotte a gift for Administrative Professional‟s Day on April 23- Kim
       taking care of same.
      Smart board- Darka brought this subject up and asked the members how many Smart
       boards should be purchased for the program. All of the Teachers have expressed an
       interest including those at JV and ABJ. She also reminded the members it would be
       coming out of the casino funds we must make a decision on this and spend the money
       before the end of June. After some good discussion a motion was made. Motion:
       Catherine Medwechuk motioned we purchase or lease 2 Smart board units for FKK, 1 for
       JV and 1 for ABJ for a total of 4 at an average cost of $6000/unit. Seconded by Iris
       Hewko. Passed. Darka will email the 3 school Principals to inform them of this so they
       can get their IT people to purchase the units.
      An overview of BUCPS use of casino funds until June 30, 2008. Please see attached.

       Administration:
           Important upcoming dates:
              April 14- Choirs at Kiwanis music Festival (1, 2, 3) and (4, 5, 6)
                         - Pysanky starts on the stage.
                     16- Confirmation retreat.
                     19- Opening of the Ukrainian Village Exhibit.
                     22- Grades 4-6 going to JV for Positive Choices play.
                     24- Confirmation Celebration 7pm OLPH church.
                     25- Veneration of Holy Shroud at FKK 1:30pm.
                     30-Foothills Brass performance 10:45am.
              May 1- Grade 4 students participate in Mayor‟s run.
                       7- Track and Field.
                       8- Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. [Later changed to May 22]
                       9- Grades 1-3 going to the symphony in pm.
                      13&15- grade 3 PAT‟s
                      14- Grade 6 PAT‟s
                      16- School Reflection day-no school.
                      19- Victoria Day- no school.

       New Principal at FKK- Clint Moroziuk
       New Principal at JV- Ken Szopa

       Treasurer’s Report:
               Presented by Lesia. As of March 31 :
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                                                           General account$26,121.65
                                                    Casino account- $7226.01
                                                    GIC account- approx. $10,000



Committee Reports:
    Advertising:

          Darka spoke of the bus advertising that will be appearing on County busses for four
           weeks beginning today. Cost $1850.
          Darka also mentioned she attended the Kindergarten open house. Some small road
           side billboard advertising was done for the open house, PSAs were sent to area
           media and an article ran in the Sherwood Park News. It was well attended and they
           have 24 students already registered in the Ukrainian Kindergarten program.
           Fundraising:
            Purdy‟s Chocolates fundraiser made $800 profit. Thanks to Ed Medwechuk, Kelly
              Oszust, Denise Kalynchuk and Kim Ewasiuk who helped organize and package the
              orders.
            Due to the fact that Catherine has recently had shoulder surgery she will not be
              organizing the spring meat order as was planned in the fall. As well, we have the
              casino coming up.

           Newsletter:
               Darka will have the spring edition out in early May.

           Jr. & Sr. High:
                 Jr. High: There will be a new „pilot project‟ option at JV next year for the grade 7
                    & 8 students. It is Ukrainian Creative Arts. It will be a combination of art, drama,
                    music and outdoor education taught in Ukrainian. There will be an Open House
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                    at JV on Thursday, April 17 . Pani Pohoreski and Pan Boychuk are planning on
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                    having a Ukrainian Festival at JV on May 6 . The festival will involve all the
                    students in the school plus the grade 6 students at FKK as well. It will be a day
                    of fun involving all aspects of Ukrainian culture including music, dance, language
                    and of course food. The movie “Shrek 3” in Ukrainian will be shown in the
                    evening for all to enjoy. Ukrainian 7 class will be going to the Painting stories at
                    the Ukrainian village Kazka exhibit on June 3. Pan Boychuk is busy working with
                    Jr. High students at Balwin, St. Kevin‟s and JV to produce a video. IT liaison is
                    looking into buying the laptop that BUCPS has funded.
                 Sr. High: as discussed earlier some of the students are preparing to write the
                    International exam. The French students did pysanky with the Ukrainian
                    students this year.



           6/9/11 Celebration:
                Another meeting was held tonight prior to the BUCPS meeting. All is going well.
                   Order forms for tickets have been sent home with students. Invitations will be
                   mailed out this week.
           New Business:
                Ms. Tarnawsky and Professor H should be given $50 gifts this year for their work
                   with the Bandurysty. We will discuss at the next meeting.
                Fall Camp forms for the Jr. /Sr. High fall camp will be sent out shortly by Monica
                   Kryska. Motion: Lesia Pohoreski made a motion for the cost of the fall camp for
                   Jr. /Sr. High students to remain at $50. Seconded by Darlene Davies. Passed.
                   There was some discussion as to a name should be picked for the camp,
                   BUCPS Tabir was suggested.
                Year end BUCPS party: Cathy S. will organize a bowling party again as a year
                   end function. Will plan for June 13 or 20 depending on availability at the bowling
                   lanes.
                Iris Hewko has committed to organizing the Entertainment and SUTP books
                   again for next year.
                Annual General Meeting: June 16, 2008. Darka will prepare a letter for
                   distribution through our email-list indicating the positions that are open and what
                   duties they entail.

           Motion to adjourn at 9:00pm made Darka.
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           Next meeting May 12 , 2008 @7:30pm in the FKK library.


BUCPS February Minutes
Attendees:
Catherine Medwechuk       Iris Hewko            Kim Ewasiuk            Irene Sombyk
Darka Tarnawsky           Debra Morrow          Lin Keehn               Darlene Davis
Brenda Martin             Lydia Murphy          Lauren Kereliuk         Michelle Fortey
Tammy Gordon              Karen Kobzey           Laurie Bahri          Cathy Swytyn
Larisa Sembaliuk-Cheladyn

      Darka welcomed everyone opened with a prayer at 7:30pm.
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       Motion to adopt the January 14 minutes made by Catherine Medwechuk, seconded by
       Laure Kereliuk. Passed.

   Old Business arising from the minutes:

      We received 40 orders for the recording CD that was done thru World FM. There were
       some problems with initial distribution as it was last year‟s CD. The current recording has
       now been issued.
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       Larisa Sembaliuk-Cheladyn was present at tonight‟s meeting to give an updated 25
       Anniversary Print inventory update. Presently there are 28 sets of the Triptych left.
       Approximately 47-50 of the Our Culture Print, 77 of Our Celebration Print and 95 of Our
       Faith Print. (all shrink wrapped) Some of the numbers don‟t quite add up as there are
       prints at Kamena and Lakeland. Larisa has some prints outstanding that still need to be
       paid for. Larisa will double check numbers with Natalie Lucyk and Lesia. Also of note
       the royalties still have not been paid to Larisa.
      Larisa also spoke about the exhibit at the Ukrainian village. The Provincial Government
       developed a poster for the event. Some mini posters and brochures will be left with the
       teachers. Classes will start in April. There will be school Art workshops. One of the
       featured books will be Miss Kitty‟s Wedding. In conjunction with exhibit the Ukrainian
       book store will be accepting the first 50 stuffed Ukrainian animals that will attend the
       event. More information available thru the book store. No special event in regards to the
       exhibit over the summer but the project will continue until November. As BUCPS is a
       sponsor of this event there is an opportunity to display the Anniversary prints in the
       Ukrainian Village boutique. Motion: A motion was made by Iris Hewko to frame a
       Triptych set of the anniversary prints at Kamena for display purposes. Seconded by
       Catherine Medwechuk. Passed. Larisa will drop the prints off at Kamena.
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       Fall Zabava is booked for October 4 , 2008 at the Ardrossan Hall. The Ewaskiw‟s have
       volunteered to help organize this event. Sandy Bugera will cook. It was decided this
       would just be a dinner/dance. Darka will ask Roman to DJ the event.
      Program Clothing; Another order will be coming for Spring. Forms will be out around
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       March 17 . Delivery will be after Spring break.
      Grade 6 Malanka on January 25 was a huge success. Sandy Bugera catered the event.
       Grade 5 parents helped with serving. Congratulation to everyone involved in making this
       event a success.
      Laurie Bahri was present at tonight‟s meeting. Laurie spoke of the Jr. /Sr. High school
       trip to Ukraine. She continues to work on this venture to make it a reality. A small
       experimental group is going during Spring break 2008 from Edmonton Public schools.
       The trip Laurie is proposing would be an invitational trip open to all grade 8-12 students in
       the Sherwood Park Ukrainian Bilingual program. Tentative dates are March 27- April 5,
       2009. (Spring break).Mr. Tonita is the sponsor Principal with Jean Vanier being the host
       school. ( this is necessary prior to Dr. Diachuk signing the forms) The cost would be
       $3000-3200. There are some examples of itineraries that are being looked at. There
       may be some grant monies that the students can apply for. Although Casino funds can
       not be used for travel. Some cultural activities may be paid for from this account. The
       next step is organizing a Parent Meeting in the next few weeks to find out what interest
       there is. The hope is for this to be an annual trip.
      Feast of Jordan and the Bishop reception was a great success. Thanks to Ed
       Medwechuk for making the cross, Bernie Mandrusiak and Kim Ewasiuk for decorating
       and organizing the reception food and to Monica for framing the small Triptych of
       anniversary pictures for the Bishop.
      There will be no table at the Trade Fair this year as no one volunteered to organize this
       advertising event.
      Casino May 30 & 31, 2008- Cathy and Lauren are organizing volunteers for this event. It
       has been challenging to fill all the positions as it is a busy time of the year. Still need a
       few more back up volunteers for the count room on Friday night and one for Saturday.
       Kim to put a notice in the FKK Newsletter.
      Smart Board Presentation was well received by the staff. A request has been received
       from the Bilingual teachers for 6 smart boards from grades 1-6, plus one be donated to
       the English program. Total cost of $28,000. Darka thought it would be best to table this
       request to a later date so it could be thoroughly discussed.
      Darka has received a request from Peter Rachmistruk on behalf of the teachers asking
       for some funds to purchase some popular movie videos in Ukrainian. Examples include
       some Disney titles. Motion: Catherine Medwechuk proposed BUCPS commit $150 to
       purchase some movies in Ukrainian. Seconded by Iris Hewko. Passed. Darka will let
       Peter know to go ahead and purchase some appropriate for all ages.
      CD Rom Project: 6 power point presentations to be used for the major religious school
       celebrations. Work to be done by Pani Yakimets. Cost would be around $1000.
       Motion: Lydia Murphy made a motion to commission Pani Yakimets to develop these
       power point presentations for use in the Ukrainian Bilingual Program. Seconded by
       Lauren Kereliuk. Passed.

      Iconography: This project would involve creating/writing an icon by each student. Lydia
       says she has been involved in project like this before and cautioned the group as to the
       time and commitment necessary. Writing an Icon is a spiritual journey. The cost would
       be approximately $10/ student. It would take a week or so and take 5 hrs/day.
       Discussion amongst the members thought this is a huge commitment of time. Plus it
       might be too much for the younger grades. A suggestion was made to maybe organize
       an Icon writing workshop. It could be organized for those interested students and adults
       over Spring break next year. Will put this on the agenda for Fall 2008.

       Administration:
           Important upcoming dates:
             *February 27- K-6: Character Building session. All about positive attitude.
             *March 14- FKK students going to Vohon performance. Busses booked.
                      18- SAC Meeting 7pm
                     19- Report cards. Kindergarten Open House 7 pm.
                     21- Good Friday. No school.
                       24- Easter Monday. No school.
                       25&26- Parent Teacher interviews at FKK
                       28-April 6- Spring Break
             *April 7- First day back
                      14- Pysanka writing
                      25 Shroud celebration.

       Treasurer’s Report:
               Presented by Darka as Lesia absent. As of December 31 :
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                                                          General account$30,130.86
                                                  Casino account- $4776.13
                                                  GIC account - $15,533.43

Committee Reports:
           Advertising:
             Article and pictures appeared in the Sherwood Park news plus a feature on Global
               news in regards to Pani Rudiak‟s class cookie sale in support of the Longest Hockey
               game. Congratulations to all those involved.
             Pictures and article in the Western Catholic Reporter on January 28 on the Feast of
               Jordan celebration.
             Catherine was contacted by the County Recreation guide for our advertising to run in
               the summer guide. Not sure if it will run in the Spring guide.



           Fundraising:
            Purdy‟s Chocolates for Easter order forms now out. Delivery for sometime after
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                March 10 . Kim will organize distribution once order has arrived.
           Archives:
                 Camera has been bought. Camera will be kept in the Sadochok classroom in the
                    locked cabinet. Mr. Keehn will keep the key for the cabinet. Kim to send an
                    email to the teachers letting them know a camera is available for them to use.
           Jr. & Sr. High:
                 The grade 9 students and their families enjoyed a successful Sviat Vechir.
                 Semester 2 has begun at ABJ and the grade 10 students are now in Ukrainian 10
                    with Pani Dowson.
                 International exam for grade 11&12 students coming up in late April and early
                    May. Examiners coming from Ukraine. The cost would be $100/student. BUCPS
                    can apply to AFUES for monies to cover cost. Pani Dowson will let Darka know
                    how many students will be writing the exam and then a request will be made on
                    their behalf.
           Sadochok:
                 A business number has been obtained from Revenue Canada for the playschool.
                 Darka and Tammy Gordon have resolved Debra‟s salary issues.
                 Sadochok has been renamed Little Orchard‟s Sadochok Preschool to decrease
                    some of the identity confusion.
                 Tammy is working on a preschool handbook and information sheet.
                 Debra asked if she could get some supplies from the Ukrainian bookstore. Darka
                    said she could go ahead and submit the receipts to Lesia- Treasurer
                 Debra said she has 3 students registered for morning classes next year and one
                    for the p.m.
           6/9/11 Celebration:
                 Another meeting was held tonight prior to the BUCPS meeting. Invitations will be
                    mailed out April 15. Sandy Bugera unable to cook for the celebration this year.
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                    Karen Kobzey has offered to. Other details worked out. Next meeting April 14
                    at 6:45pm at FKK.
           Housekeeping:
                 Darka suggested we get Charlotte Padilla something for Administrative
                    Professionals day on April 23 to thank her for everything she does to help
                    BUCPS and the Executive. $50 gift certificate. Kim to purchase same.
           New Business:
                 Received a Thank you card from Monica Kryska for the coffee table photo book
                    given to her from BUCPS for organizing the Jr/Sr. High camp.

           Motion to adjourn at 9:42pm made Darka, seconded by Kim.
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BUCPS January Minutes
Attendees:
Catherine Medwechuk        Iris Hewko          Kim Ewasiuk        Kathy Dewhurst
Darka Tarnawsky            Lesia Lesoway        Bernie Mandrusiak  Lin Keehn
Monica Kryska              Lydia Murphy        Lauren Kereliuk    Cheryl Berezan
Darlene Davies              Lesia Pohoreski      Brenda Thain        Bill Tonita


      Darka welcomed everyone opened with a prayer at 7:40pm.
      Motion to adopt the December 14th minutes made by Darlene Davies, seconded by Lesia
       Pohoreski. Passed.
   Old Business arising from the minutes:
    A special „Thank you‟ presentation of a coffee table memory book was made to Monica
       Kryska for all of hard work organizing the Fall Youth experience at Camp Warwa. The
       book was a collection of pictures from the Camp presented by Kim on behalf of BUCPS.
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       Monica is already busy planning this year‟s camp booked on Sept. 28-30 , 2008. She
       has sent forms to those students in Grade 11, who are finished the program but are still
       eligible to participate in the fall. Thanks again to Monica for making this idea a reality.
       AGLC has approved casino money may be used to subsidize this camp.
    No print inventory was available for the meeting as Larisa had taken ill and was in the
       hospital. Darka will have a print inventory update for next month‟s meeting.
    Darka spoke of an interesting project at the Ukrainian Village starting later this year and
       how BUCPS might be involved. Details are as follows: The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage
       Village is partnering with KAZKA PRODUCTIONS to highlight the Kazka Book/Tape
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       series and its 25 Anniversary. An exhibit of the Kazka Books and their characters will be
       on display at the Ukrainian Village from the end of February into the late fall of 2008 (and
       possibly longer). BUCPS has been asked to sponsor this exhibit and some special school
       workshops that will go along with it. These workshops are open to schools in Sherwood
       Park, the Elk Island area and Edmonton. This is still in the planning stages. The
       workshops will be lead by artist (and illustrator of the Kazka Series) Larisa Sembaliuk-
       Cheladyn. The timeframes are available as follows:
                                                   April 30 – May 18
                                                   June 2 – 6
                                                   September 29 – October 3


       There will be two types of workshops available. Each will run 10am to 2pm at the
       Ukrainian Village.

              For younger students (K-Grade 5):
               Watercolors Focus
               Morning – students go through the Kazka exhibit; stories are read to them
               LUNCH / Afternoon – a watercolor painting workshop
              For Grade 6 + up:
               Story Telling Focus
               Students will be given a one-page story and will then be taught how to
               illustrate the “story book”

       BUCPS has been asked to be a financial sponsor of this project and in exchange
       Sherwood Park Ukrainian Bilingual Program Logo will be on all marketing and    on site
       displays.

       Motion: Lesia Pohoreski made a motion that BUCPS sponsor The Ukrainian Cultural
       village Anniversary project for $1000.00. Seconded by Kim Ewasiuk. Passed.
       BUCPS will also look at sending our students to these workshops in the spring       once
more details are released.

         Another opportunity to get involved is through a May Long Weekend event they hold at
the Village annually. It is a festival of Ukrainian Dance. This year, the Kazka Exhibit will be
tied into this event and Ukrainian Bilingual Classes are invited to come and perform any of the
Kazka stories they may learn in class. (i.e.: Mosquito‟s Wedding, Vesnivka…). The Ukrainian
Village will contact the
          teachers about this directly.

        2008 Fall Zabava: Catherine has looked into some potential dates at the Ardrossan Hall.
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        Available are October 5 or November 29 . Everyone thought October was a better
        date. It would be a family function including meal and dance to follow. Need a group of
        volunteers to help organize this event. Kim to send out an email asking for volunteers.
       Program merchandise distributed before Christmas (except those with names on the
        arms). Well received by everyone. Looking to put in another order in March before
        Easter. Any problems or concerns contact Bernie Mandrusiak or Kim Ewasiuk.
       Pani Rudiak‟s grade 1 class made some Christmas cards for BUCPS. Kim distributed
        cards to all 3 schools i.e.: FKK, JV, ABJ & the Board office.
       Grade 6 Malanka will be held January 25 in the school gymnasium. Plans are going well.
        An invitation was sent to BUCPS.
       World FM recording on December 24th sounded great. FKK recording was also played
        on January 6 on CFCW. Thanks to Steven Chwok for playing this on his CFCW
        program. Darka will handle the CD orders of the recording.
       Update on the tentative Ukraine Trip planned for Spring 2009. Laurie Bahri continues to
        work on this. BUCPS has submitted a request to Chris Diachuk from the Board office.
        Meeting to discuss same on January 29@ 3:30pm. Other considerations are possible
        dates, chaperones and details.
       Feast of Jordan celebration/Bishop reception on January 18: Invitations have been sent
        to VIP‟s including SAC, the Board office and County. Celebration to start at 1pm.
        Reception to follow at 2pm. Framed prints for the Bishop will be ready- Monica will pick
        up same. Bandurysty will play at the reception. Mr. Tonita will be bringing the grade 8
        Ukrainian students from JV. No High school students coming. Bernie and Kim
        organizing decorations and food.
       Trade Fair is April 11-13, 2008. Still looking for a few people to organize this advertising
        event. Kim to send out another email asking anyone who is interested in volunteering for
        this position to contact Darka. If no one volunteers, we will not have a table at the Trade
        Fair this year.
        Casino Funds status update: AGLC has approved our extension. Need to spend
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        $20,000 by June 30 . Also approved redirections of funds for camps and promotional
        expenses. No word on any change for the upcoming Casino in May 2008.
       Smart Board presentation by APEX AVSI for the teachers coming up on Wednesday on
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        Jan. 16 , 2008 at 2:30pm at FKK during their staff meeting. Pani Lesoway is very
        interested in this project.
       Update on the Wish List:
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                       Vohon Matinee: March 14 -Friday. Pani Lesoway will take information to
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                          the teachers. Shumka also having a show June 20 . Teachers can
                          decide which of the two shows they would prefer to attend.
                       Smart boards: as discussed above.
                       Reading Enhancement Program: Motion: Darlene Davies made a
                          motion for BUCPS to spend $500 to develop this program under the
                          direction of Mr. Boychuk and Mrs. Pohoreski at the Jr. High level.
                          Seconded by Iris Hewko. Passed.
                       Laptop computer: at the Jr. High level: Motion: Iris Hewko made a
                          motion for BUCPS to fund the purchase of a laptop computer, up to
                       $1500 for the Ukrainian program at JV. Seconded by Cheryl Berezan.
                       Passed. Mrs. Pohoreski and Mr. Boychuk to work with Ms. Littlemore
                       (JV tech. advisor) to buy a computer that will meet their needs and be
                       compatible with their system.
                      CD ROM project for Special Liturgies/celebrations: On hold until a formal
                       proposal received.
                      Elementary Ukrainian Reading Materials 3yr. project-approved.
                      Alexis Kohan Workshop (folk singer): Available prior to Easter 2008.
                       Program would cost $2000 plus expenses. Total cost being at least
                       $3500. Darka thought it was not in BUCPS best interest to bring in this
                       project at this time.
                      Bus Advertising Campaign: Darka has a meeting next week with Pattison
                       Outdoor Advertising to look at the options.
                      Liturgical Hymn books for teachers: Delayed.
                      Digital recorder: no update.

       Administration:
           Mr. Tonita was present at tonight‟s meeting. Presented a new option idea that
              he would like to introduce at JV next year to help promote the Ukrainian
              program. The option would be a Ukrainian Cultural Arts program. It would be
              offered only to the grade 7 & 8 students for 6 periods/week. It would incorporate
              creative arts including music, dance, cooking, traditional arts and drama.
              Parents at the meeting were supportive of this option. Mr. Tonita said he would
              bring it forward but cautioned parents there would need to be at least 15-20
              students interested in the class to make it feasible. BUCPS expressed their
              support of this initiative.
           Pani Lesoway and Mr. Keehn presented tonight‟s administrative report.
               Important upcoming dates:
               January 18- Feast of Jordan/Bishop Reception.
                            23- Opera Nova
                            25- Grade 6 Malanka
                 February 1 -Reflection Day- No school
                             6     - Ash Wednesday
                             7&8-Teacher‟s Convention- No School
                             18 -Family Day- No School
       Treasurer’s Report:
               Presented by Lesia. As of December 31 :
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                                                General account$30,130.86
                                             Casino account- $4776.13
                                             GIC account - $15,533.43


Committee Reports:
    Advertising:
       BUCPS Christmas greeting ad ran in the Sherwood Park News in December.

       Fundraising:
                                     A group of 6 children and 11 adults went out caroling on
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          January 6 . Donations totaling $550 dollars was collected and a good time was had
          by all.
                                     $117 was made selling cookbooks at the Christmas concert.
          Thanks to Catherine for her efforts.
                                     An idea was brought forward by Kim on behalf of Brenda
          Marusin. For next year‟s Christmas concert Brenda would like to hold a
          fundraiser/raffle to win front row tickets to the children‟s Christmas concert. Brenda
          will start organizing this raffle next fall.
                                       Catherine organizing Purdy‟s Chocolates fundraiser for
               Easter. Kim will help with sorting and delivery.
           Archives:
                Camera not yet bought by Debra Morrow.

           Jr. & Sr. High:
                 JV enjoyed St. Mykolai‟s visit.
                 Grade 9 students are busy preparing for their Sviat Vechir celebration to take
                    place next Monday, January 21.
                 Sr. High students enjoyed their surprise visit from St. Mykolai.
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                 On January 7 , the Ukrainian 20 students delighted staff and students at ABJ
                    and the Board office with some Ukrainian carols.
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                 On January 8 , the ABJ students enjoyed the presentation by Brian Cherwick.
                 The grade 11 students have picked their MC‟s for the 6/9/11 celebration and are
                    bringing in photos for their memories power point.
           Sadochok:
                 Having some payroll problems with Debra.
                 Darka will meet with Tammy and Greg to work out some of these issues.
           6/9/11 Celebration:
                 First meeting was held tonight just before the BUCPS meeting. Everything is
                    well underway.
           Housekeeping:
                 Thank you card received from Vanessa Shewchuk thanking BUCPS for the
                    Scholarship she received at the ABJ Awards night in October.
           New Business:
                 AFUES may have some scholarship monies available for Grade 11/12 students.
                    More information will be forthcoming.

           Motion to adjourn at 9:24pm made Darka, seconded by Kim.


           Next meeting February 25, 2008 @7:30pm in the FKK library.




BUCPS December Minutes

      Attendees:
      Catherine Medwechuk
      Iris Hewko
      Kim Ewasiuk
      Colette Henning
      Darka Tarnawsky
      Tara Malko
      Bernie Mandrusiak
      Lin Keehn
      Tammy Gordon
      Monica Kryska
      Lydia Murphy
      Lauren Kereliuk
      Darlene Davies
Lesia Pohoreski
Nadine Yacey
Brenda Thain

      Darka welcomed everyone opened with a prayer at 7:39pm.
      Motion to adopt the November 13th minutes made by Iris Hewko,
       seconded by Lydia Murphy. Passed.
      Old Business arising from the minutes:
      An award’s night was held in October at ABJ. Winners were:

          o   Grade 10 Marlene Malachowski Award: Katherine Pohoreski.
          o   BUCPS Scholarships for exceptional marks in Grade 10: Damien
              Rudiak and Vanessa Shewchuk.
          o   Grade 11 Highest Academic Award: Larissa Pohoreski.
          o   BUCPS Scholarships for exceptional marks in Grade 11: Terence
              Teske.

      Darka spoke with Larisa about a print inventory update. Also spoke with
       Linda Osinchuk about going ahead and looking for a public place for
       print #1 of the Anniversary trilogy.
      Darka asked Larisa about the Ukrainian Village celebration of Ukrainian
       language learning. The Village is yet to meet to further discuss.
      Nothing to update on the dates for Fall 2008 Zabava.
      An order for program merchandise was place late last week. The
       committee apologized for the short notice but was happy to report a
       number of orders were placed. Will have another order sometime after
       Christmas. Looking into Ukrainian embroidery for names on the arms.
      Trade Fair is April 11-13, 2008. (Not the same weekend as the Ukrainian
       dance competition in Vermillion). The display is assembled. Looking for
       a committee of people to organize the display and schedule volunteers
       for the booth. Jr. and Sr. High were a huge help last year. Kim to send
       out an email asking anyone who is interested in volunteering for this
       position to contact Darka.
       Casino status update: BUCPS has asked for an extension and will be
       rearranging its use of profits. It has been requested to the AGLC that
       the extra $20,000 left in the casino account will be used for the Jr/Sr.
       High Cultural camp, administrative cost promotion and the 6/9/11
       celebration items etc. by the end of June, 2008.
      The casino is tentatively set for May 30-31, 2008. Date may change
       because we have asked for the extension. BUCPS is aware it is the same
       weekend as the 6/9/11 celebration.
      Darka has arranged a Smart Board presentation by APEX AVSI for the
       teachers on Jan. 16th, 2008 at 2:30pm at FKK during their staff meeting.
        Pani Lesoway is very interested in this project.
      The teachers were asked to compile a wish list. The following list was
     assembled by Darka including possible projects and/or materials.
    Vohon Matinee: March 14th -Friday. A 45 min. school presentation at
     $5/student. After discussion decided to present it to the teachers and
     see if they are interested in going.
    Smart boards: as discussed above. Approx. cost for 2- $3500
    Laptop computers: at the Jr. High level. Vlodko Boychuk to make
     presentation at the Jan. meeting. Cost:$4000
    CD ROM project for Special Liturgies/celebrations: Irena Tarnawsky
     looking into same. Cost-$800-1000.
    Ukrainian Reading Material (1st. year): Cost-$2000. Pani Rudiak and
     Lesoway have proposed a 3 yr. program to produce some permanent
     Ukrainian books to be used by the Ukrainian students in early
     elementary. Over 3 yrs these ladies will work on this project with a cost
     estimate of $2000/yr. plus editing and production at the end of the
     project. Motion: Lesia Pohoreski made a motion that we proceed with
     the proposed Ukrainian reading material brought forward by Pani Rudiak
     and Lesoway. Seconded by Colette Henning. Passed.
    Alexis Kohan Workshop (folk singer) Cost: $2500. Darka will contact
     about possible dates and details.
    Bus Advertising Campaign: Cost: $2500. Motion: Lesia Pohoreski
     motioned that we look into a possible transit ad. campaign to promote
     the Ukrainian program in Sherwood Park. Seconded by Darlene Davies.
     Passed. Darka will look into costs and details.
    Reading Enhancement Program (Jr. High): Lesia will develop and talk
     with Mr. Boychuk about details.
    Liturgical Hymn books for teachers: Irena Tarnawsky would like to
     purchase 10 books at a cost of $10 each. Darka will let Pani Tarnawsky
     to go ahead and purchase them.
    Digital recorder: Motion: Iris Hewko/Pani Tarnawsky to purchase digital
     recorder for the Ukrainian program. Seconded Colette Henning. Passed.
     The Bishop will be attending the Feast of Jordan celebration on January
     18th (Friday). Discussed planning a mini reception (2-4pm) in the library
     following the celebration. Darka to send invitations to the EICS board
     etc... BUCPS will present the Bishop with a small set of Anniversary
     prints. Monica will have same framed. Bernie and Kim to arrange food.
    Advertising note: World FM Christmas concert 30 minute presentation
     available December 24th, 5-5:30pm for $175. Roman to call to book a
     time. Mr. Keehn is the contact. Steven Chwok will air FKK recording on
     Jan. 6th on CFCW.

    Administration:

    Pani Malko and Mr. Keehn presented the administration report at
     tonight’s meeting.
    Important upcoming dates:
      December 11-SAC meeting
                  13-Hot lunch (FKK)
                  18-Ukrainian Christmas concert 7pm.
                  19- St. Mykolai visits and English Christmas concert
                  20- Grades 4-6 Skiing to Sunridge
                  21- last day of school before Xmas
      January 7- Classes resume
              14- BUCPS meeting @ 7:30pm FKK
              17- Hot lunch (FKK)
              18-Feast of Jordan
              25- Grade 6 Malanka celebration

Treasurer’s Report:

      Presented by Lesia. As of October 31st:
       General account- $31.450.33
       Casino account- $5745.29
       GIC account - $15,533.43

Committee Reports:
Advertising:

      We got some coverage in the local paper on the Obzyhnky Celebration
       and in the Western Catholic Reporter and Ukrainian News on the
       Opening Liturgy. The first newsletter went out to parents in November.
       The next in the spring. We have booked a Christmas Greetings ad in the
       local paper for approximately $170. Darka will arrange the ad.

 Fundraising:

      Entertainment/SUTP books all wrapped up now. Iris distributed prizes
       to those children in each class who sold the most books.
      Grey Cup pool ticket winners: 1st quarter: A. Budney, Half time: Lana
       Logan, 3rd quarter: Darka Tarnawsky, 4th quarter Iris Hewko. There
       were 58 unsold tickets. Although Catherine is still waiting for some
       money to come in preliminary profit looks to be around $1060.
       Congratulations to our winners. Thanks to everyone who sold tickets
       and made this fundraiser a success.
      Kobassa sales profits were $881.50
      Brenda Thain is organizing two nights of caroling again this year. Dates
       will be January 6th and 7th. Kim to copy and distribute caroling letter
       to teachers and also send out an email to our mailing list.
Jr. & Sr. High:

      Ukrainian colors day was a big hit at JV.
      Grade 9 Sviat Vechir celebration to take place January 21
      Lesia spoke of the possibly of having a big Ukrainian festival at JV. One
       was held a number of years ago and it was very successful. Parents with
       older students in the program remembered the event and also thought it
       was a great idea. Lesia will discuss same with Mr. Boychuk.
      Brian Cherwick will be coming to ABJ on January 8th to discuss Ukrainian
       folk music and instruments. The cost of this will be covered by BUCPS.

Sadochok:

      Tammy Gordon said things are going well with Sadochok. They just went
       on a field trip to Festival of trees. Their last day is December 14th.

6/9/11 Celebration:

      Booked for May 31, 2008 at Ardrossan Hall. Brenda Martin is the chair
       for this year’s event.

Malanka:

      First meeting held last month. Date set for January 25. Same format as
       last year. Karen Kobzey and Kathy Dewhurst organizing food. Letter
       going to Grade 5 parents to help with serving.

St. Mykolai:

      Will be visiting all 3 schools this year. Nadine and Kim will help St.
       Mykolai on the 19th.
      Treat bag stuffing will be on December 17th at 7pm in the FKK library.
       Kim to email class reps to have them look for parent volunteers.

New Business:

      Laurie Bahri is working on details of possibly of having a trip to Ukraine
       for the grade 11/12 students at spring break in 2009 and again in 2011.
       Cost would be around $3000/person for 2009. Grant money may be
       available to students. More details to follow.

      Darka thought BUCPS should send out some Christmas cards to the board
       office and schools. A suggestion was made for the children of the
       program to make some. Pani Malko teaches grade 1 student’s art and
       will have children make some cards. Kim to send cards once they are
                    completed.

           Motion to adjourn at 9:07pm made Darka, seconded by Kim.

           Next meeting January 14th, 2008 @7:30pm in the FKK library (Wine and
           cheese following meeting.)



BUCPS October Minutes

Attendees:
Catherine Medwechuk           Iris Hewko         Brenda Saik-Martin Cheryl Berezan
Darka Tarnawsky               Lin Keehn          Monica Kryska              Lydia Murphy
Lesia Pohoreski                Darlene Davies     Lauren Kereliuk

Darka opened the meeting at 7:35 pm with an opening prayer.

Larisa Sembaliuk-Cheladyn was welcomed to the meeting. Larisa spoke about the Ukrainian Village
Celebration of Ukrainian Language Learning February – October, 2008. Part of the celebration will be tying
in the Kazka Production displays. There will be a display of the five illustrated books that Kazka has
produced. Larisa suggested that the students in the bilingual program contribute their talents in some way.
This display is an excellent opportunity to promote the Ukrainian bilingual program. Larisa will get back to us
with more information. Our objective would be student involvement and program promotion. Darka will be the
contact.

Budget: Lesia presented the proposed budget for the upcoming year. See attached. It will be re-addressed
later in the meeting.

Minutes: Minutes from the September BUCPS meeting were distributed. Amendments were as follows:
Alberta Gaming requires casino funds used within 24 months, not 48. UCUA should be ACUA. The grade
10 Ukrainian class is next semester, and the grade 11 class is this semester. Darlene moved to accept the
minutes as amended. Seconder Monica. Carried.

Old Business Arising from the Minutes:
Darka presented classroom reps for the 2007-08 year which were finalized by Kim:
                  Kindergarten: Nadine and Jason Yacey raisingcayne@shaw.ca
                  Grade 1: Cindy Talaga btalaga@telus.net
                  Grade 2: Le-Ann Ewaskiw ewaskiwl@telus.net
                  Grade 3:Lana Logan lhowarth@powercommtec.com
                  Grade 4: Colette Henning colhenn@telusplanet.net
                  Grade 5: Monica Kryska monicawhalley@hotmail.com
                  Grade 6: Debra Morrow debra.m@telus.net
                  Jr. High: Iris Hewko ihewko@shaw.ca
                  Sr. High: Darlene Davies hjd@telusplanet.net

Storage room was cleaned up by Darka and Wally Tarnawsky, Colette Henning and Bernie Mandrusiak on
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October 6 , 2007. Extra materials including Ukrainian song books and colouring/activity books were found in
storage that teachers would be able to use. Teachers have been informed of such.
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25 anniversary prints – Larisa Sembaliuk-Cheldayn now has all the mini prints and larger prints in storage
for us. She has also had all stock shrink-wrapped to prevent damage. Larisa will provide an updated
inventory report for our next BUCPS meeting.
Linda Osinchuk offered to explore the possibilities of having BUCPS donate the “number 1” set of prints for
display in a public place in Strathcona County (new hospital, library etc.) Darka will be the contact with Linda.
This set is currently in storage at Monica Kryska‟s home.

Casino – Lauren Kereliuk has agreed to chair the casino committee along with Cathy Swystun. Ken
Starchuk will be the Casino Advisor. Lesia recommended that the “use of funds” portion on the Casino
License be as general as possible so we can be open to funding many types of projects/initiatives. Darka and
Lesia met earlier today to review amendments for use of gaming proceeds. According to our records and
information from AGLC, we should be using the funds up by March of 2008. Darka will write to AGLC to ask
for an extension to coincide with the end of our school year for disbursement of proceeds, and to alter “use of
funds” in some areas.

Awards - Lesia moved that BUCPS annually sponsor the following awards:
Grade 7,8,9 – most improved, most enthusiastic ($40 each) Top academic is at $50.
Seconded by Monica. Carried. (Note: grade 6 awards already include these 3 awards.)

Jean Vanier Awards night – Lesia presented the cheques on behalf of BUCPS. Irene Mazurenko and Gary
Steadman were in attendance to present the Lawrence Steadman Memorial award to the top grade 7
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students on October 17 .
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ABJ awards night – Darka will be presenting the high school awards on October 24 . Recipients will be
announced at next meeting.

Fall teachers retreat – Darlene moved that BUCPS donate $250 towards the fall 2007 teacher‟s religious
retreat. Seconded by Cheryl . Carried.

Administration report:

Bandura – there are 4 junior players and 3 senior players in the ensemble. Rehearsals are on Thursdays at
lunch hour. Fees have increased to $45 / month per student. Professor Hornjatkevyc will continue to instruct
the ensemble with assistance from Irena Tarnawska.
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Lvivsky‟ Muzyky – This band from Ukraine will be performing at FKK and JV on October 23 . All students in
the schools will be invited and ABJ Bilingual Students will attend the FKK presentation. Catherine moved
that BUCPS pay $550 for this cultural event. Seconded by Iris. Carried.

Lin presented an update on September and October events at FKK:

September 21 – Opening Liturgy at St. Josaphat‟s Cathedral organized by Irena Tarnawsky;
September 27 – School Pictures;
September 28 – In-School Professional Development;
October 4– Student Hot Lunch;
October 11 – Bandura Lessons begin;
October 12 – Obzhynky Celebration organized by Mr. White and led by Fr. Hupalo;
October 12 to 14 – Weekend Religious Retreat for Ukrainian Educators;
October 17 – Bus Evacuation Drill and Picture Retakes;
October 19 – School Mass Celebrated by Fr. Jack;
October 23 – Performance by Lvivsky‟ Muzyky;
October 25 – Student Hot Lunch;
October 26 – System Professional Development;
November 4 to 7 – EICS #41 Administrator‟s Retreat;
November 15 – Grades 4, 5 & 6 at the Winspear Centre for an ESO presentation of “Charlie Chaplin‟s
Modern Times”;
November 21 – Report Cards;
November 26 & 28 – Parent Teacher Interviews;
November 29 – Student Hot Lunch;
November 30 – No School (Day off in lieu);
December 18 - Ukrainian Christmas concert at 7:00 pm.

He asked that we keep Father Bill Hupalo in our prayers as he has been recently hospitalized.
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Mr. Roach wants BUCPS to know that the school is looking at moving the 10 Anniversary woodcut into the
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library and placing the plaque and 25 Anniversary print at the front of the school instead to “brighten that
area up” and to give the print more prominence.

Teacher wish list
Laurie Bahri had forwarded information to Darka regarding the feasibility of organizing a Spring Break trip to
Ukraine for the high school students. There may be issues in obtaining permission to use casino funds for
travel. Lesia will check into this.

Irena Tarnawsky has suggested getting a CD made for our in-school celebrations. This would be in a power
point format and could replace the overheads that are currently being used. Pictures and words to songs
would be shown on this power point. They would be easier for students to follow and more “visual” as well.
An example was provided. Irena will ask for a proposal from Markianna Yakymets who created a similar
power point for another service. She suggested we make powerpoints for: Obzyhnky, Jordan, Willow
Sunday, Plashchanytsia, and Easter celebrations.

Lesia suggested the following wish list that she and Mr. Boychuk discussed for the Junior High classes:
Smart Board, Laptops, Digital camera for film projects/archives, and a Reading Assistance Program.
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Mr. Keehn presented the teacher‟s wish list that was discussed at their October 11 meeting on behalf of Mr.
Roach. (See attached)

Darka will initiate a Smart Board presentation for all teachers in the Ukrainian program. She will be in contact
with a Smart Board rep and Mr. Roach to set up an early Wednesday. A session like this will help determine
if teachers will find this type of technology useful in the classroom.

At the next BUCPS meeting, all of these “wish list” ideas will be further discussed and decisions will begin to
be made as to what we will proceed with.

Treasurer’s Report:
Iris moved that the 2007-2008 Budget presented by Lesia Pohoreski be accepted. Seconded by Monica.
Carried.

Committee reports:

Advertising - A discussion was had regarding the trade fair and if we should take part annually or every
second year. It was felt the exposure is good and the volunteerism is a good avenue for student involvement.
Once we get the 2008 Trade Fair dates, we will make a decision about a booth.
The Fall BUCPS newsletter will be put together by Darka and out by early November. The topic of
recruitment was discussed.
Darka suggested we use testimonials from parents in our future recruitment messaging as parent-satisfaction
is a great selling-feature of the program. She will work on this in the new year.

Fundraising – Iris reported that we made approximately 2800 in SU book sales and $4200 in Entertainment
book sales this year. It is still substantial, but a little lower than last year‟s sales. Next year a SAC person will
be helping and we will split the books/responsibility. Darka thanked Iris for her work on this.

Grey Cup Tickets – Catherine reported there are only 2 books left to sell.
Sausage Sales – Catherine will be coordinating this with pick up at the Parent Teacher Interviews November
26 & 28.

Cookbooks – Catherine will coordinate the selling of cookbooks at the Christmas Concerts at FKK and JV.
She will do an inventory first and Iris will check with Mr. Tonita about selling the cookbooks at JV.

Archives – The program got coverage of the Opening Liturgy in the Western Catholic Reporter; and of
Obzynky in the Sherwood Park News. The “old” non-digital BUCPS camera was found. It is in Mr. Roach‟s
office. As Debra was not at the meeting it is not known whether a digital camera has been purchased yet.

Jr. High - Lvivsky‟ Muzyky at the school on October 23. The Grade 7 and 9 classes will be in attendance. The
Grade 8 class will be out at a fieldtrip. Other elementary grades will be encouraged to attend.

Sr. High – The students all gave rave reviews of the Fall Camp. Pani Dowson passed on a big thank you to
the Fall Camp Team led by Monica Kryska. It was mentioned in the latest Jordan newsletter.
The Grade 11 students filled 14 shoeboxes for orphans in Kyiv. Christmas greetings from the class were
included with each package. They were given to Bernie Mandrusiak to be sent off along with others from St.
Nicholas Church.
On October 23, the class will be walking over to FKK to enjoy the Lvivsky‟ Muzyky presentation.
Pani Dowson would rather not do pysanky with the Grade 11‟s in the Christmas Season and has other
cultural projects in mind. She will keep us posted. She has interest in various Ukrainian DVD‟s and possibly a
workshop with Brian Cherwick about Ukrainian instruments.

Sadochok – Tammy Gordon, Chair of Sadochok, finalized the paperwork required for the school board lease
agreement for this term. It was late. Tammy has asked EICS for a copy of the lease agreement so this
doesn‟t happen in the future and we are clear on all of our obligations.
BUCPS received a letter from ULEC which included recent research on the number of students enrolled in
Ukrainian language studies in Alberta. The letter asked that ULEC be informed of any schools/programs not
included in the research. Darka and Debra got them the information they required for our Sadochok Program
which was not on their list. (As a note, there are approximately 1950 students enrolled in Ukrainian language
studies in Alberta.)

Jr/Sr High Outdoor Camp – The Camp was a major success. All involved had a wonderful, memorable time.
Culture, outdoor activities and student bonding abounded! An album of photos from Kim Ewasiuk was
passed around for viewing. Some of these pictures have been added to the BUCPS website. 38 students, 5
adults, 1 priest and 1 guest speaker attended the camp. Monica contacted Camp Warwa to put a hold on
dates for 2008: The weekend of September 26 to 28 will be put on hold. Monica presented a budget of the
2007 project as well. (See below.) Darka thanked Monica and her Team for their great work on this project.

Expenses:
Transportation        $ 375.00
Warwa fees              3136.00
Monica Expense/Admin     122.00
Kim Expense/First Aid     130.00
Honourariums              600.00
Total Exp                 4363.00

Income:

Fees ($50 X 38)            1900.00

Exp - Inc = $2463 (paid by BUCPS)
6/9/11 – Brenda has contacted Ardrossan Hall and others to secure dates for the 2008 6/9/11 Celebration.
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Ardrossan will not allow us to access the 3 Saturday this time around. We will hold the Celebration on May 31,
2008 which is earlier than normal, but may be a good thing as June can be a very busy month. Grade 6 awards
may not be finalized at this point in the year, but that will be discussed with Pani Malko. Brenda will also book the
Ardrossan Hall for May 30, 2009; June 6, 2009 and June 13, 2009. We can then decide which date we‟d like to
keep “closer to”. The committee for 6/9/11 will be set up in January.

Housekeeping: We received a thank you letter from UCAMA for the donation of the Parent Resource Library
Books. BUCPS was also mentioned as a donor in UCAMA‟s most recent newsletter.

Malanka – This Grade 6 Celebration will need to start to be organized soon. Catherine will contact Pani Malko
and Grade 6 Class Rep Debra Morrow about this.

St. Nicholas – Iris will order the Ukrainian ornaments for the St. Nicholas Treat Bags once again. Darka will ask
Kim to send an email to the Class Reps to get new people involved in this project either as coordinator or
volunteer.


A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Darka at 9:40pm. Seconded by Catherine.


The next meeting is Monday, December 3 at 7:30pm.



BUCPS September Minutes
Attendees:
Catherine Medwechuk          Iris Hewko          Kim Ewasiuk       Lana Logan
Darka Tarnawsky              Pani Sombyk         Bernie Mandrusiak   Mr. Keehn
Debra Morrow                 Monica Kryska       Cheryl Berezan     Michelle Foresty
Darlene Davies                Lesia Pohoreski     Jason Yacey         Brenda Thain


       Darka welcomed everyone opened with a prayer at 7:31pm.
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        Motion to adopt the June 12 , AGM minutes made by Darlene Davies, seconded by Iris Hewko. Passed.
        One addition, Brenda Thain was added to the attendance list.
       Old Business arising from the minutes:
       Vice President Position is still vacant.
       Brenda Martin has volunteered to be the chair for the 6/9/11 celebration. Lesia will give her some help
        and advice as the date gets near. Her son is in grade 6 and she also has a teaching position at FKK this
        year.
       Looking for some parents to volunteer as class reps. Kim will circulate a sign up list via email.
       August clean up of BUCPS things in FKK storage room unfortunately not done yet. Darka to speak with
        Bernie, Colette and Rita-ann and arrange a time to get together later this month.
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        Storage of the 25 anniversary prints. Darka spoke with Larissa and she will store them. Monica Kryska
        has print #1of the Trilogy. Members have discussed donating it to a public place like the public library or
        County building. Darka will speak with Linda Osinchuk about this. There was some conversation about
        possibly presenting the #1 print trilogy to the Bishop. It was suggested we give him a small set. Will
        discuss it at the next meeting.
       Fall Zabava: Catherine to look at dates in early October for next year at Ardrossan hall.
       Program Merchandise: Bernie, Iris, Debbie and Kim have meet and are working on specifics. Will most
        likely offer hoodies, t-shirts, ladies fitted t-shirts, sweats and a sport bag. More information coming soon.
       Casino: we have received a letter back saying we have to stay in Camrose and not in St. Albert as we
        had asked. Confirmed for April, May or June 2008. Still need to find a casino chair. Kim will speak with
        Lauren Kereliuk about taking on this position again with Cathy Swytsyn. We have also received a letter
      from Len Hudyma offering to be our advisor. Darka will also speak to Ken Starchuk about him possibly
      being our advisor. Cathy has spoken with Gaming and our funds need to be used within 24 months. We
      currently have $21.870.93 in a GIC which are casino funds. If we have unused funds it is suggested we
      apply for an extension. Lesia is busy preparing our accounts for gaming. Lesia will follow up with Cathy
      and look into an extension. Unfortunately Gaming wants 2 separate accounts and at present that is not
      how things are done. Lesia to work on same and speak with Dale Mandrusiak who helped us set up our
      accounts this way. In light of this surplus of casino money that needs to be spent prior to our next casino
      there was discussion as to what we could possibly spend it on. Some suggestions were computers,
      video conferencing equipment and Smart boards. Two members Lana and Jason were able to offer
      knowledge and advice as they work in these areas. It was decided we would see if the teachers were on
      board with possibly purchasing some Smart boards. Darka will contact the 3 principals and try and
      coordinate a technology presentation for both teachers and possibly some of the BUCPS members.
      Darka will also ask the teachers if they have any „wish list‟ items they would like to see purchased.
    Awards and Scholarships: At the 6/9/11 celebration in June the following awards were handed out:
      Kayla Shannon- Most Enthusiastic, Stephanie Nicholson- Most Improved and Melissa Murphy- Top
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      Academic. The Grade 10 and 11 awards will be handed out October 24 at Festival Place and the Jr.
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      High awards on October 17 at JV. In a new initiative yet to be finalized, AFUES may be providing
      scholarship monies of up to $500 to Ukrainian Bilingual Program Students with some specific criteria and
      applications required. Once more information is confirmed, it will be passed onto the appropriate
      teachers.
   Administration:
            Mr. Keehn presented the administration report at tonight‟s meeting.
            Prayer books have been distributed as follows: FKK 26, JV 17, and ABJ 17. 1 book for every 2
               students. Motion: Catherine Medwechuk motioned we buy up to an additional 60 prayer books
               for the program. Seconded by Iris Hewko. Passed. Kim to speak with Pani Tarnawsky about
               ordering the additional books.
            Meet the Teacher was held September 13, Opening Liturgy at St. Josaphat‟s 21st, 27 school
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               picture day, 28 PD day- no school. In October the 12 and 13 is the Teachers retreat-no
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               requests received yet. 19 is OLPH Church Mass.
            Pani Sombyk reported she has 14 students this year and a great group of parents. She asked
               about BUCPS funded projects since this is her first year. Talked about the dolls made by the
               parents and presented to the kids in June, Paska and Pysanka at Easter and yearend field trip to
               Ukrainian village.




       Treasurer’s Report:
               Presented by Lesia. As of August 31 : General account- $21,633.88
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                                                      Casino account- $134.65
                                                      GIC account - $21,870.93

                   Budget to be presented at the next meeting.


Committee Reports:
   Advertising:
       $210 spent to advertise the Ukrainian program in the Sherwood Park News in mid August.
           Advertising will continue in the spring and summer recreation guide.
       Steven Chwok has taken over the Ukrainian hour on CFCW. He has a daughter in the program and
           has offered to promote any communications for BUCPS in regards to the program.
   Fundraising:
       Grey cup pool tickets ($1 each) are available. Please contact Catherine Medwechuk if you can sell a
        few books. Tickets were sold at meet the teacher night at FKK and given out to those families willing
        to sell them. A table will be set up at JV‟s meet the teacher night later this week.
     Kobassa sale in November. Pick up will be during Parent teacher interviews.
     Cookbooks to be sold at the Christmas concert in December.
     Purdy‟s chocolates at Easter.
     Boxed meat sale in the spring.
     Entertainment/SUTP book sales going well Iris reports. Wraps up at the end of September. No help
        from SAC this year.
Archives:
     Debra received the archives container from Mr. Rachmistruk. Debra has some ideas involving the
        classroom reps collecting pictures from parents over the course of the year for her. More information
        to follow once classroom reps list evolves. BUCPS camera MIA and not digital. Motion: A motion
        was made by Darlene Davies to buy a new digital camera up to $400. Seconded by Brenda Thain.
        Passed. Debra to purchase camera. Kim suggested she speak to Renee Senchyna for advice on
        what kind of camera to purchase.

Jr. & Sr. High:
          Lesia now a teacher over at JV spoke about how well received she has been and what a great
             school it is. Welcome assembly was done Trilingual!!
          Grade 11‟s have Ukrainian this semester.
          Grade 10‟s have Ukrainian next semester.
     Sadochok:
          Debra reported she has Tues/Thurs. am class with 9 students and an afternoon class of 8.
             English classes are still Mon/Wed.
          Tammy Gordon is the new Sadochok chair. Debra will let her know about licensing requirements
             and rental cheques that need to be submitted.

    Cultural/Faith/Outdoor Ed. Camp for Jr. and Sr. High:
         34 students registered. Father Taras hopes to be out at Camp Warwa for some if not all of the
             weekend. Irene Mazurenko will be coming out to do a wheat art project with the kids. 4 female
             chaperones. Still looking for some male volunteers to help with the chaperoning. Contact is
             Monica Kryska.

    6/9/11 Celebration:
         A heartfelt THANK-YOU/DJYAKOYOU to Lesia for all her hard work in making this celebration a
            huge success.
    New Business:
         ACUA is having an Enchanted evening/Fundraiser this fall and has asked BUCPS for a donation.
            A #3 print will be donated to this event on behalf of BUCPS.
         Bishop David will be coming to the Feast of Jordan event at FKK on the afternoon of January
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            18 . There was some discussion about a meet and greet following with staff and BUCPS.
         Adult beginner Ukrainian language classes starting on September 24 from 7-9:30pm. Running
            for 8 weeks. If interested contact Continuing Ed.
         BUCPS meeting dates for the 2007-08 school year are as follows:
                  o October 22
                  o December 3
                  o January 14
                  o February 25
                  o April 7
                  o May 12
                  o June 16
            All meeting will be in the FKK library and start at 7:30pm.

Motion to adjourn at 9:30pm made Darka, seconded by Kim.
BUCPS June Meeting – Annual General Meeting
Attendees:
Catherine Medwechuk
Iris Hewko
Kim Ewasiuk
Debbie Hansen
Darka Tarnawsky
Pani Sombyk
Bernie Mandrusiak
Mr. Keehn
Peggy Tansiuk
Monica Kryska
Greg Dewhurst
Cheryl Berezan
Darlene Davies
Colette Henning
Rita-ann Fuss
Lesia Pohoreski

Darka welcomed everyone and Lesia opened with a prayer at 6:40pm.

Motion to adopt the May 14 minutes made by Darlene Davies, seconded by Iris Hewko. Passed.

Old Business arising from the minutes:
     To date we have received 90 PIPA forms back, approximately 40%.

      Storage of the 25th anniversary prints. For now small ones Darka will store in her office at work. Darka
       had looked into heated storage space in Sherwood Park. For a 10 x 10 space ranged from $120-
       $137/month. Most parents there thought that was quite costly. Kim had spoke with Larissa and she was
       willing to store the prints. Darka will follow up with Larissa.

      Over the summer Bernie, Colette and Rita-ann will meet at the school to organize all the BUCPS “stuff”.

      Program merchandise- a committee of Bernie, Iris, Kim and possibly Debbie will meet in Sept/October to
       look at organizing some T-shirts, hoodies etc with logos for students and their families to purchase.

      Year-end bowling party was a success. 51 people attended. Thank you to Cathy Swystun for organizing
       this event.

      Fall Zabava-Catherine looked into possible dates at Ardrossan hall and only September 15th available
       (Saturday). Discussed band vs. DJ. Sandy Bugera is willing to cook. No one willing to coordinate at this
       time. Will put this on the agenda for September. Possibly create a committee to look at ideas.


      Jr/Sr. High Outdoor Education camp- Monica contacted 5 camps. She thought from her past experience
       (with Guides) suggested Camp Warwa on Lac St. Anne on September 28-30. Lots of activities available
       like canoeing, kayaking, zip-line. Cost would be $77/student. For students of the Ukrainian program from
       grades 7 thru 11. Could accommodate approx. 60 students. BUCPS to subsidize. Participation is
       optional. Other things to look at insurance, waivers. Monica will follow up. Motion: Monica Kryska
       motioned that BUCPS sponsor a Cultural/Faith/Ukrainian camp at Camp Warwa Sept. 28-30. The cost for
       those students interested would be $50 and BUCPS to pick up the balance. Seconded by Rita-ann
       Fuss. Passed.
       Parent resource books- Strathcona County library doesn‟t want them. The Ukrainian museum (UCAMA)
        would love to have them. Darka is arranging with UCAMA and will pick them up prior to the end of June.


       Casino issues- use of funds was tabled until September. Darka sent a letter to Alberta gaming on May
        16th asking them if we could stay in St. Albert.


       Ukrainian Language camp subsides- 16 students applied. Motion: Lesia Pohoreski motioned that a
        bursary of $500 be divided by those students who applied and qualify that will be attending Ukrainian
        language camps over the summer months. Seconded by Colette Henning. Passed. Lesia will send out
        cheques.


       Grade 11 exam funding- P‟s and B‟s have no money. (Ukrainian Professional and Businessmen Club).
        We can apply to AFUES based on interest we get from students. Darka will inform Mrs. Dowson of this.


       Bandura Pizza party. Gift certificates were purchased for Professor H and Pani Tarnawsky and were
        presented at the wind up. 4 students will continue next year.


Administration:

       Pani Sombyk was representing the teachers at tonight‟s meeting.

       Important dates:

           June 1st- AMA patroller picnic

                 7th- Last hot lunch

                 8th- Fun Day (for missed Track and Field day)

                 12th- Talent show

                 15th- PAT‟s

                 20th- Artists in Residence

                 22nd- ECS last day

                 27th- Last day for students

                 28th- Last day for teachers

           September 4th- First day of classes

                 13th- Meet the teacher

                 27st- School picture day

                 28th- PD day, no school for students
       Pani Starchuk is retiring. Mrs. Sombyk will be teaching Kindergarten. All the other teachers will be the
        same for the Ukrainian program. There will still be a 4/5 split and 5/6 split. Pani Myc‟s position is .67 and
        will have the grade 5 students for core subjects.

       The weaving workshops done by Elizabeth Holinaty were a huge success. BUCPS received an invoice
        for $893. The executive felt after consulting with the teachers this was low due to all the efforts that were
        put in by Elizabeth. A small honorarium was paid therefore we sent her a Thank-you card and cheque for
        $1100.


Treasurer’s Report:

       Presented by Lesia. As of May 31st:
        General account- $28,065.98
        Casino account- $134.65
        GIC (approx.) - $25,000

       $415 received from Colette Henning from Mundare sausage house for cookbook sales. $30 received from
        Sadochok for cookbook sales.



Committee Reports:
Advertising:

       Looked at advertising the program over the summer. Sherwood Park This Week has a business feature
        for $500. Sherwood Park News will run regular ads at about $250. Darka will book an ad in the Sherwood
        Park News to run in August.

       Darka put out another edition of the BUCPS Bulletin. Good job!!

Fundraising:

       Plan was approved by Mr. Roach. Iris to look into having cookbooks and anniversary prints out at the
        Ukrainian Village. Iris will also be heading the Entertainment/Student Union book campaign in
        September. Catherine will order the Grey cup tickets over the summer and have them for early
        September.



Jr. & Sr. High:

       Getting ready for exams and 6/9/11 celebration.


Sadochok:

       Submitted to Mr. Roach for another year of lease. The program has grown over the last 3 years. The first
        year Sadochok ran for a 3 month trial basis and had 6 students. Next year- 2007/08 we already have 9
        children registered for Ukrainian and 14 in the English class. Thanks to Irene Sombyk for starting the
        program initially and Debra Morrow for continuing the program at FKK. Darka thanked Greg Dewhurst for
        all his work in making the program a success.
6/9/11 Celebration:

       Final touches being done for the celebration this Saturday. 240 people coming.


Housekeeping:

       Small retirement celebration planned for Pani Starchuk following the ECS graduation on June 22nd at
        approx. 2pm in FKK gymnasium. Kim to send out e-mail to BUCPS students/families inviting them to this
        event.


New Business:

       Ukrainian computer access-Laurie Bahri is working with the Board so that all three schools have the
        same Ukrainian keyboard layout. Mr. Keehn said when FKK got their new computers the Ukrainian
        keyboarding was lost. It would be very beneficial for all students in the program.


       Spring Break Ukraine Trip- suggested by Pani Bahri.


       Scholarships- Grade 6 scholarships will be presented this Saturday June 16th at the 6/9/11
        celebration. Most improved, most enthusiastic, highest academic. Jr. High awards are held in
        September. AFUES no longer provides funding.



Election of New Executive:
Current Slate:
Past President: Catherine Medwechuk
President Chair: Darka Tarnawsky
Vice President: open
Treasurer: Lesia Pohoreski
Secretary: Kim Ewasiuk

Committee Chairs:
Archives: Debra Morrow
Fundraising: Catherine Medwechuk
Sadochok: Tammy Gordon
Advertising: Darka Tarnawsky
Jr. High Rep: Iris Hewko
Sr. High Rep: Darlene Davis
6/9/11 2008: open

Motion: A motion was made by Darlene Davies to accept the named executive and committee chairs for the
2007/08 school year. Seconded by Colette Henning. Passed.

Presentation:
Thank you to Darka
Mr. Keehn was presented with a Ukrainian shirt for his continued help and support of the program.

Motion to adjourn at 9:41pm made by Rita Ann, seconded by Darlene.

Wine and Cheese followed with SAC.
BUCPS May Meeting
Attendees:
Catherine Medwechuk
Iris Hewko
Kim Ewasiuk
Debra Morrow
Darka Tarnawsky
Pan White
Bernie Mandrusiak
Lydia Murphy
Cathy Swystun
Monica Kryska
Twila Dary
 Cheryl Berezan
Darlene Davies
Marcie Soehn
Cindy Talaga
Mr. Keehn
Lesia Pohoreski
Brenda Thain

      Darka welcomed everyone and Lesia opened with a prayer at 7:40pm.
      Motion to adopt the April 2 minutes made by Monica Kryska, seconded by Iris Hewko. Passed.
      PIPA forms are finalized. Darka to get forms out to the teachers next week.
      The Trade Fair last month was a success. The booth was in a good location. We didn‟t get any names
       on information list but we had lots of questions asked. One point brought up was the booth signage says
       Bilingual Ukrainian Catholic Parents Society rather than advertising directly for the Ukrainian program.
       The committee to look at that point next year if we have a booth. $70 profit was made on the cookbooks.
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       Some interest also generated on the 25 Anniversary prints. A Thank you was sent out to everyone who
       helped out at the booth. Thanks to the committee for all there hard work!
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       Storage of the 25 Anniversary prints still an issue. Monica picked up the prints from Natalie Lucyk.
       Darka will temporarily store the prints in her office. Darka to look into some storage options.
      Bernie presented Program merchandise. Two companies available. Some good feedback from Mr.
       Boychuk and his students about logo ideas. We will look at the different options at the end of the
       meeting.
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       Year-end BUCPS bowling party will be held on June 9 at Sherwood Park bowling lanes from 6-9pm.
       Cost: $5/person. Thanks to Cathy Swystun. (Damphouse)
      No information yet about a possible Welcome back/Fall Dance. Catherine looking into same.
      In follow up to more Skiing days for the upper elementary. Mr. Keehn says he doesn‟t really think it has
       been worth it the last few years. Rabbit Hill is quite a distance for us to travel and it‟s been so busy at the
       hill at that time of the year the kids barely get any time to ski. It was suggested we look at Sunridge
       rather than Rabbit Hill, which is much closer. Mr. Keehn will look into same.


   Administration:
            Pan White was representing the teachers at tonight‟s meeting.
            A letter was submitted by Pani Rudiak and Pani Starchuk asking for funding from BUCPS to
                cover a year-end field trip to the Ukrainian Village. A motion was made by Catherine
                Medwechuk to cover the $5 program fee for 34 students in the Kindergarten and grade 1 classes
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                plus the bussing costs for the students to go the Ukrainian village on June 12 . Seconded by
                Brenda Thain. Passed.
            CBC is planning a Talent Show for June 12- “Sharing Our Gifts.” The bandura students will be
                playing individually. Pani Tarnawsky is asking for BUCPS to fund a Pizza party for the Bandura
                students. There are 10 bandura students. A motion was made by Monica Kryska for BUCPS to
                 fund a pizza/pop/dessert party for the Bandura students. Seconded by Cindy Talaga. Passed.
                 Pani White will let the CBC know the Kindergarten/Grade 1 students will be going to the
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                 Ukrainian Village on June 12 . (same day as the Talent show). Professor H says Bandura will
                 be offered for all students in grades 4-6 again next year.
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                 A few upcoming events: Living Rosary on May 30 , weaving wrapping up, Swimming almost
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                 done now. Fun day planned for June 8 because track and field was rained out this year. An
                 alternate day for Track and field didn‟t work out so qualifying for K of C will be done in gym
                 classes. PAT‟s starting this week and continuing in June for grade 3 and 6 students. PD on
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                 Friday, May 18 . Katia Starchuk will be retiring in June. Discussed a retirement gift for her and
                 the possibility of presenting it at the 6/9/11 celebration if she is planning to attend. A motion was
                 made by Lesia Pohoreski to spend $300 on a retirement gift for Pani Starchuk. Seconded by
                 Monica Kryska. Passed. Pan White will speak with Katia‟s daughter Olanka about what she
                 might like.
                Darka had a meeting with Mr. Roach a few weeks ago. He was very supportive of the Ukrainian
                 program. Fundraising plan is fine. Mr. Roach is hoping to keep the Sadochok program at the
                 school. A letter was sent out to the parents of Ukrainian Kindergarten students that will be
                 starting in September explaining that due to increasing enrollment at FKK the plan is to have the
                 Ukrainian program in the afternoon and therefore keep the Sadochok program at the school for
                 the next school year. There have been a very few concerns from parents received by the school.
                 Darka will speak with Greg Dewhurst to see if he has received any concerns as well. There are
                 13 registered for Ukrainian kindergarten in September.

        Treasurer‟s Report:
                Presented by Lesia. As of April 30 : General account- $26,513.29
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                                                              Casino account- $134.65
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                                         As of March 31 : GIC              - $26,632.69
                Our last casino was in December 2005. Old casino money needs to be spent before we can
                    use the new money. Cathy will call Alberta gaming and try to get an answer in writing.
                    Check into the penalty for left over money.
                Lesia presented an updated budget. Now with Feast of Jordan (religious school event only)
                    for the grade 6 class changed to Malanka will change the budget topics to reflect this
                    change. At present Malanka was grouped under cultural events. A motion was made by
                    Lesia Pohoreski to add Malanka celebration as a separate entry in the 2006-07 budget.
                    Seconded by Catherine Medwechuk. Passed.


Committee Reports:
   Advertising:
        Pictures of the Pussy willow blessing that was held at FKK appeared in the local papers on April 11
           and 13th.
        Kindergarten open house was a success.
        BUCPS newsletter not done yet. One hopefully will be ready for year-end.
        Talked briefly about summer advertising in the local paper. Is it necessary? Possibility of using the
           education feature in the local paper. Advertising will appear in the summer recreation guide.

    Fundraising:
        General fundraising plan: ET books - Sept.
                                   Grey Cup Tickets - Sept. to Nov.
                                   Kobassa/Meat - Nov. and May
                                   Purdy‟s Chocolates-April

    Jr. & Sr. High:
              Kim read a report from Mr. Boychuk. The Jr. High students enjoyed writing pysanky and an in
                 class Easter celebration. The grade 7 and 8 students also shared their pysanky writing skills with
                 the Grade 3 students at JV. They did a great job. The grade 6 UKR. students from FKK came
        over to JV and worked with the grade 9 UKR. students on a Ukrainian music video project. Fun
        was had by all. Mr. Boychuk thanked all his students who helped out at the Trade Fair.
       Lesia reported from Sr. High. Japanese exchange students did pysanky writing, and enjoyed
        same. Preparing for 6/9/11 celebration with Lesia. Traditional presentation of rushynyk to all the
        Grade 11 students as their grad gift. Darlene to order same. Pani Dowson and Bahri said there
        will be a Ukrainian exam available for the students to write in 2008. It will cost $260/student and
        asked if BUCPS would be supportive of this. After some discussion it was decided if there are
        any students interested they could present something in writing to BUCPS and we would possibly
        provide partial support. The amount will depend on how many students apply.

Sadochok:
     14-17 English students registered for next year. This is enough for 2 classes. 10 students
        registered in Ukrainian. Greg Dewhurst is working with Mr. Roach for classroom space.
6/9/11 Celebration:
     Meeting took place just prior to BUCPS meeting. Plans well under way. Lesia asked if BUCPS
        had any vases. Kim let her know the Malanka group this year purchased 20 vases for the
        Malanka celebration. They are in the FKK storage room in the Rubbermaid containers marked
        Perogy supper.

Cultural Projects:
     None of the Teachers were able to attend the exhibit presented by the Ukrainian National
         Federation.
     Students at FKK really enjoyed the Weaving projects presented by Elizabeth Holinaty.

Housekeeping:
    A new Casino is opening in Camrose in the summer of 2007. It decreases the wait for charities
      from 45 months to 22 months. There are presently 682 charities on the list. The income will be
      pooled. We would de zoned for Camrose. Some members commented they would rather see us
      stay in St. Albert. Darka will write a letter to Alberta Gaming indicating we‟d prefer to stay in the
      St. Albert Casino.
    Parent Ukrainian resource books that are kept in the FKK library have now been removed by Mrs.
      Wagner due to lack of use and they are taking up valuable library space. Teachers have gone
      through them and taken out what they want for their classrooms. There are 11 boxes left. Talked
      about donating them to the Strathcona Public library or Ukrainian Institute of Uk. Studies. Lesia
      will look into same.
New Business:
    Pani Tarnawsky has put in a lot of extra hours to help Professor H with the Bandura lessons. It
      was suggested we buy her a little something. A motion was made by Monica Kryska that we get
      Pani Tarnawsky a $50 gift certificate to a Taste of Ukraine. Seconded by Kim Ewasiuk. Passed.
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    Left over 20 anniversary T-shirts will be donated to the Shoebox campaign.
    A request from Camp BarVnok (Lesia Pohoreski) has been made to borrow our bandura‟s over
      the summer. Darka will draw up a contract and finalize with Lesia prior to taking the instruments
      for the summer.
    Monica had an idea about a Jr. High Outdoor Education Camp. (Faith oriented). Members
      thought it would be a great idea. Monica will develop this and plan out some ideas. It was
      suggested that Grad students might help out with this.
    Darka spoke of the AGM meeting next month and said she was willing to continue as President
      for another year/term. Lesia also committed to stay as Treasurer. Bernie and Kim will think
      about their positions.
    Ukrainian summer scholarships for camps and Ukrainian language oriented activities over the
      summer brought up. BUCPS did this sort of reimbursement in 2005 and the monies ($500) came
      from AFUES. Amounts distributed depended on how many students applied (In 2005 it was
      $25/student). Mr. Keehn will look into finding the form that was used a few years ago. Debra
      Morrow to handle distribution and collection of “application forms.”
    Mr. Boychuk looking into a Ukrainian reading recovery program. It would pair up a younger
      student to read with an older student in the program. Everyone thought it was a great idea.
                Talked about the selling of prints and cookbooks over the summer. Iris will look into the Ukrainian
                 village selling our cookbooks and the anniversary prints. Collette Henning still selling cookbooks
                 in her store (Uncle Ed‟s- Mundare sausage house). Debra Morrow will sell to the new parents in
                 Sadochok. Prints still available at the Ukrainian bookstore. Possibly set up a table at meet the
                 teacher night in September for selling cookbooks, grey cup tickets and anniversary prints.

                 Motion to adjourn at 9:41pm made by Monica, seconded by Kim.

                 *Due to the meeting being rather long, no one really stayed to look at the
                  program merchandise. We will look at this at the next meeting.

                  Next meeting is the AGM on June 12th, 2007 at 6:30pm-                       FKK library.
               Joint wine and cheese with SAC to follow the meeting.




BUCPS April Meeting
Attendees:
Catherine Medwechuk          Iris Hewko     Kim Ewasiuk             Debra Morrow
Darka Tarnawsky              Mrs. Rudiak    Bernie Mandrusiak         Lydia Murphy
Cathy Damphouse               Debbie Hansen


      Darka welcomed everyone and opened with a prayer at 7:35pm.
      Motion to adopt the February 26th minutes made by Iris Hewko, seconded by Cathy Damphouse.
       Passed.
      Debra Morrow was in attendance to update the members on Sadochok. She had to leave early therefore
       the Agenda was revised to allow her report at the beginning of the meeting. In the Sadochok program
       this year there are 10 children in each the Ukrainian and English classes. This is considered full capacity.
       For next year (2007-08) there are already 5 registered in Ukrainian and 8 or 9 in English. She is
       wondering how BUCPS feels about expanding the program and have an afternoon class as well. Parents
       are asking for this and Debra would be willing to do this. She is aware the classroom space at FKK is
       rented month to month and doesn‟t know what that means for next year. Will there be space at FKK for
       the program next year? Debbie Hansen, who was also in attendance has been acting as Treasurer and
       helping with registration for next year. Debbie has been helping Debra with collecting fees depositing
       them in the Sadochok account and also paying Debra‟s wages from these fees. Greg Dewhurst is less
       involved and this has therefore left the program with no direction. Debra is looking for support and
       direction. The Sadochok program is supported by BUCPS and will therefore fund cultural events and
       program aids as requested by Debra. Darka will speak to Mr. Roach about the probability of Sadochok
       keeping the classroom for the next school year. Debra and Debbie will look at finding more parent
       volunteers to help with the program both this year and next.
      Old business arising from the minutes: PIPA forms are still not done. Darka is still working on them with
       her Brother, who is a lawyer.
      The Trade fair is fast approaching and we still need a few more volunteers. Mr. Boychuk will be sending
       his list of students in the next day or two. Bernie to let Kim know if we need to use the class reps and do
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       a phone out. The committee members will be setting up the booth on April 12 around 4pm. Darka had
       three signs made up to update the display boards. We will be selling cookbooks and there will be
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       information pamphlets available about the 25 Anniversary prints. There will be photo albums as well as
       some VHS/DVD‟s playing with varies student events. (Mr. Boychuk to supply)
      The issue of storing the prints is still not resolved. Due to the unfortunate accident Larissa Sembaliuk
       Cheladyn had (broke her leg while out walking her dog and needed surgery), Natalie Lucyk will speak
       with Larissa about storage and insurance of prints.
      In regards to the prayer books, Mrs. Tarnawsky has order them. 12 have been ordered for ABJ, 20 for JV
       and 30 for FKK for a total of 62 books. They are bilingual and hard covered. Each book is $8.00. Total
       is therefore $496.00. The $500 we received from the Knights of Columbus will cover the cost. The
       Brasilian Press will label them and forward them to the schools.
      Debra Morrow is the new BUCPS Archivist.
      Bernie looked into program merchandise at Tyleen. She brought some samples of boys and girls T-
       shirts, hoodies etc. A book of other products was also available. Prices and different variations were
       discussed. The thought was to just have a few items to see how well received it would be and easier to
       organize. Still not sure what besides the logo should be printed on the products. Bernie and/or Kim will
       speak to Mr. Boychuk about some ideas for the shirts etc. Will have him brainstorm with the Jr. High kids
       what they would like to see on the shirts. Since it will be mostly kids who wear the products and we want
       to know what they would want.
      Over the last few months cards and/or gifts have been sent to the following people or groups from
       BUCPS: Larissa Sembaliuk Cheldayn was sent a fruit basket when she was in hospital after breaking her
       leg that required surgery. The Metera family was sent a sympathy card after the passing of Henry Metera
       (ABJ Vice-principal). The Knights of Columbus was sent a Thank you card for their generous donation to
       the program to purchase new bilingual prayer books.


   Administration:
           Pani Rudiak was representing the teachers at tonight‟s meeting.
           The students have started doing pysanka this week. Every grade will participate this year and it
               will be in done in each grades classroom since the media room has now been turned into a
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               classroom. A pussy willow celebration will take place this Wednesday April 4 in the FKK gym at
               1pm. Parents are welcome to attend. Swimming has started for grades 1-6. Swim days are
               Monday‟s and Thursday‟s. In May the grade 3 and 6 students will have PAT‟s and 2 and 4‟s will
               have CTBA testing. In June an Artist has been hired to paint a mural in the FKK School. The
               artist will incorporate some of the kid‟s works into the mural.
           Lydia asked if the upper elementary kids could go skiing more than once a year. Pani Rudiak
               will take the suggestion back to the teachers.
           There was some feedback to the Shumka performance the students attended right before spring
               break. Some of the kids commented it was boring. Pani Rudiak commented it was not in the
               same format as it has been in the past. It was a full performance which the some of the younger
               kids did not enjoy. Kids enjoy it more when they actually get to see what happens behind the
               scenes. Darka said she would give Shumka that feedback about the performances they give for
               schools.
           Feedback on the film festival field trip was more positive. They kids really seemed to enjoy it.
           Weaving Workshops coming up in May. Mrs. Rudiak will follow up with Mr. Rachmistruk
           Darka received an email about an exhibit coming to Edmonton on April 21 and 22 that may be of
               interest to the Ukrainian Teachers. It is presented by Ukrainian National Federation and
               Ukrainian Women‟s Organization of Canada called „Through the eyes of children‟. There is ha a
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               special presentation on April 20 for schools. Mr. Boychuk has already expressed interest in
               taking some of his students. May be of interest for upper elementary as well. Mrs. Rudiak will
               take it back to the teachers. Since it is for later this month a motion was made by Bernie
               Mandrusiak that BUCPS will pay for the bussing to this exhibit for any of the Teachers wanting to
               take their students. Seconded by Iris Hewko. Passed.

       Treasurer’s Report:
             Tabled until next meeting since Lesia Pohoreski is not present at tonight‟s meeting.
Committee Reports:
   Advertising:
       Darka made up a one page flyer/poster advertising the Ukrainian bilingual‟s kindergarten open house
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           April 12 . It was sent out to some of the local daycares, churches, dance schools, Chamber of
           commerce. Our usual ad also ran in the spring guide and will also be in the summer guide. Laurie
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           Bahri will speak at the open house about the importance of a 2 language. Will discuss advertising
           again after the Trade fair at the next meeting in regards to any summer advertising.
   Fundraising:
           A profit of $851.00 was made on Purdy‟s chocolates. $500.00 was made on Kobassa orders.
               Kobassa and Beef Jerky were the best sellers still. Extra items offered were well received.
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               Kobassa will be in on Wednesday, April 4 at 1pm. Kim to send out an email to remind those
               people about picking up their orders.
           Darka will speak with Mr. Roach about why he needs a fundraising plan from BUCPS.
           Cathy needs to withdraw from helping with Entertainment books for next year. We then will need
               another volunteer to help Iris with this fundraising project in September. Iris will talk with SAC
               President about their participation in the project.

   Jr. & Sr. High:
             Kim read a report from Mr. Boychuk. In early March JV alumni Larissa Pohoreski and Vanessa
                Shewchuk made a presentation to the JV students about their trip last summer to Ukraine. The
                Jr. High students will be writing pysanka starting this week. Mr. Boychuk has been recruiting
                students to help out at the Trade fair. He will forward a list to Bernie when completed. The grade
                9 students are looking forward to the grade 6 students from FKK visiting in mid-April. It is an
                opportunity for the FKK students to familiarize themselves with the Ukrainian program at JV Jr.
                High. While the grade 6 students are at JV they will be working on a music video with the grade 9
                students.
             No report from Sr. High as Lesia not present.
        Sadochok:
             Already discussed.
        6/9/11 Celebration:
             Letter was sent out before Spring break cancelling the planning meeting on March 21. Lesia is
                planning for another meeting later this month.

       New Business:
           Cathy brought up the BUCPS year end party. Last year was bowling/pizza party at Sherwood
             Park bowling lanes. Positive feedback received. Therefore will plan for the same. Dates
             suggested were possibly June 8 or 9. Cost will be $5/person and BUCPS will pick up the rest.

       Housekeeping:
           Darka brought up the Sept/Harvest dance. Sandy Bugera said she would be willing to organize
             the meal. Catherine will do some looking into available dates at Ardrossan Hall.
           BUCPS received some mail from Dawn Pentlenchuk that she received our return and it has been
             filed.

   Motion to adjourn at 9:04pm made by Bernie, seconded by Kim.

               Next meeting on May 14th, 2007 at 7:30pm-FKK library


BUCPS February Meeting
Attendees:
Catherine Medwechuk
Iris Hewko
Kim Ewasiuk
Lesia Pohoreski
Darka Tarnawsky
Lin Keehn
Cheryl Berezan
Lydia Murphy
Bernie Mandrusiak
Pani Myc
      Darka welcomed everyone and Lesia opened with a prayer at 7:35pm.

      Motion to adopt the January 15th minutes made by Catherine Medwechuk. Seconded by Lydia
       Murphy. Passed.

      Old business arising from the minutes: Annual return is complete and has been sent to Dawn
       Pentelechuk, the BUCPS lawyer.

      Darka spoke with a lawyer about the PIPA forms. She is still working on an all inclusive form pertaining to
       the Protection of Individuals in relation to Parent Associations. We are hoping to have a form sent out to
       parents with a 10 day time frame. Kim will send out form via the Teachers.

      In regards to the Trade fair, Bernie has made up a sign-up list. Kim to send out an email asking for
       volunteers. If need be will follow-up with a phone out using the class reps.

      25th Anniversary Print project see attached budget. Profits to date: $19,621.69. Natalie Lucyk has been
       storing the extra prints and mini gifts and would like same stored elsewhere. Darka will speak with
       Larissa/Natalie about insurance concerns and possible storage options.

      Mr. Keehn is still looking for the plaques for the 25th anniversary originals.

      The grade 9 class at JV held a successful Sviat Vechir. More than 60 guests attended this enjoyable
       event. Kim Ewasiuk attended on behalf of BUCPS. Congratulations to Mr. Boychuk and his
       students. BUCPS supports this event and next year will give it, its own budget.

      The grade 6 class had a successful Malanka celebration. The evening celebration was attended by 135
       people. A wonderful supper was prepared by Sandy Bugera with the help of the parents. The kids
       performed a great skit and it was followed by a family dance. The band Kalabai performed. A good time
       was had by all.

      Darka asked Pani Tarnawsky to go ahead and purchase the prayer books on behalf of BUCPS based on
       the $500 donation received from the Knights of Columbus.

      Lesia has sorted out the Bandura lessons and fees. A cheque was given to Professor H in the amount of
       $1600.00 for back payment from Sept.2006- Feb.2007. Lesia thought we should acknowledge Pani
       Tarnawsky for all her efforts with regards to Bandura at the end of the year. The Bandura students
       performed at the Ukrainian Music Society of Alberta- Concert of Ukrainian Carols Jan. 21/07 and were
       featured in a photo/article in Ukrainian News.

      Debra Morrow has accepted the position of Archivist.



Administration:

      Pani Myc was representing the teachers at tonight‟s meeting.

      The Teachers would like to take the K-6 students to the Ukrainian film festival on March 8th at
       1:30pm. Length is 1hr. and 10mins. Admission is free and the teachers are asking if BUCPS will fund
       transportation. A motion was made by Lesia Pohoreski to provide transportation for the Ukrainian
       students from K-6 to the Ukrainian film festival on March 8. Seconded by Bernie Mandrusiak. Passed.

      Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held on March 19 and 21.
      On March 22, K-9 students will be attending a morning performance of Shumka‟s Cinderella. BUCPS has
       funded this including transportation for the students, teachers and parent volunteers.

      April 2: Swimming lessons start for students at FKK (grades 1-6) on Mondays and Thursdays.

      April 4: Blessing of the Baskets.

      May 2: Weaving workshop with Elizabeth Holinaty will start and run for 2 weeks in small groups of 6-8
       students. Jr. High students were not interested in participating. The cost will be between $6-8/student. A
       motion was made by Catherine Medwechuk to pay for the weaving workshop for the Ukrainian
       students. Seconded by Iris Hewko. Passed.

Treasurer’s Report:

      As of January 31/07 General chequing account $28,164.39, Casino account $2,116.81. As of Dec. 31/06
       $26,378.13 GIC account.

      We are not eligible for GST rebate. We are not a registered charity and therefore don‟t qualify.

Committee Reports:

   Advertising:

          The BUCPS newsletter will be out next month.

          Mr. Keehn reported there are 5 students registered in Ukrainian Kindergarten for the next school
           year.

          The group discussed how we could promote and advertise the program. Catherine said the regular
           advertising was placed in the spring and summer recreation program guide. We talked about
           distributing program guides to the library, health unit, a parents place, and some local
           daycares. Darka will check into leaving some at the Glen Allen Rec. center, Millennium place and
           having some go to the Welcome wagon. Bernie will contact the chamber about using one of the road
           signs for advertising the Ukrainian Kindergarten program. Mr. Keehn to confirm registration date at
           FKK.

   Fundraising:

          Purdy‟s order forms out this week. Delivery will be March 21 during Parent/Teacher interviews
           arranged by Catherine.

          Catherine also organizing kobassa order with Widynowski‟s products. Will try a couple of extra items
           besides kobassa and pepperoni and see how it sells. Pick up will be April 4.

          Mr. Keehn informed the group; Mr. Roach would like BUCPS to submit a fundraising plan for approval
           for the next school term. Darka asked why this was necessary and Mr. Keehn said because they are
           getting complaints there are too many fundraisers. We will try to submit the plan for next year in June.

   Jr. & Sr. High:

          Kim read a report from Mr. Boychuk. Highlights included the successful Sviat Vechir
           event. Mr. Boychuk also included some great pictures of the event.

          Lesia reported that the Sr. High will not be attending the Shumka performance or taking part in the
           Ukrainian film festival.
   Sadochok:

          No one present to report on the preschool.

   6/9/11 Celebration:

          The Ardrossan hall is confirmed for June 19. Lesia will send out letters to the parents of those
           students about a planning meeting before spring break.

Housekeeping:

      There are a few boxes of BUCPS documents that need to be shredded. Mr. Keehn will call Mobile
       Shredding and arrange same.

      St. Josaphat‟s choir has folded and will be sending us a donation. They requested that the money go
       towards music. Will ask the teachers in the whole program for some ideas. Kim to send Thank-you.

      Ukrainian program merchandise: talked about possibly ordering some hoodies, T-shirts, baby tees and
       sweats. Bernie to check into same at Tyleen and/or Elite. Catherine said her brother could possibly get
       some golf balls printed with the logo. She will look into pricing and quantities.

      In regards to the Trade Fair, there is option to donate a prize on behalf of the Ukrainian program for the
       Treasure Chest activity. Bernie will put together a $25 prize pack with some of our cookbooks and kitchen
       supplies.

      Lesia attended the AULA (Alberta Ukrainian Language Association) meeting. The APUE is a group that
       has been dormant since 1984. There are funds in this organization‟s account in the amount of about
       $6000.00. The plan is to resurrect this organization to bring it to a close and distribute the money. BUCPS
       may be entitled to some of these funds. When this happens we will send someone to attend this meeting.

      Lesia brought up the Ukrainian program handbook. Darlene Davies had volunteered to overview it. Lesia
       will contact her about this and we can revisit it at the next meeting.



Motion to adjourn at 9:04pm made by Catherine, seconded by Kim.

Next meeting on April 2nd, 2007 at 7:30pm-FKK library



BUCPS January Meeting
Attendees:
Catherine Medwechuk         Iris Hewko         Kim Ewasiuk               Rita-anne Fuss
Darka Tarnawsky             Lin Keehn          Bernie Mandrusiak          Lydia Murphy
Lesia Pohoreski              Darlene Davies     Dale Mandrusiak          Cindy Talaga
Cathy Damphouse                 Colette Hening    Peter Rachmistruk

      Darka welcomed everyone and Lesia opened with a prayer at 7:33pm.
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       Motion to adopt the November 13 minutes as corrected made by Darlene, seconded by Iris. Passed.
      Old business arising from the minutes: Darka spoke about the playground fundraising. Lin said SAC has
       now reached their fundraising goal. Congratulations to SAC.
      E-mail distribution list working well- members enjoy this way of communicating.
   Dale Mandrusiak has been working on the finical statement on behalf of BUCPS for submission to the
    Society‟s branch. There was no statement submitted for 2005 or 2006. Dale reviewed the balance sheet
    he prepared with the group. See attachment. He suggested changing our year-end to May 31 to
    correspond with our school year. Both 2005 and 2006 will be submitted. He recommended looking into
    whether BUCPS would qualify for GST rebate - Lesia will look into same.
   A motion was made by Lesia Pohoreski that we accept the 2005/06 finical statement with the revised year
    end of May 31 that has been prepared by Dale Mandrusiak. Seconded by Iris Hewko. Passed.
   There are still some holes in our classroom reps list. Colette Hening offered to represent Grade 3 and
    Susan Wagner will do Grade 1. All other grades filled. Kim to forward this to the BUCPS executive and
    FKK staff.
   Laurna Kitt and family won the draw for tickets to “The Producers” for submitting her e-mail address to
    BUCPS.
   Darka spoke again about displaying pictures on the BUCPS website and for the newsletter. Darka will
    work on an appropriate permission form so we can use pictures of students from the program on the
    website and in the BUCPS newsletter.
   Table is booked for the Trade fair on April 13-15, 2007. Location is by the petting zoo and food court
    thereby being a high traffic area with lots of exposure. Bernie said there is an extra activity/program
    called Stamp around the Trade fair again bringing more people to our booth. It will cost an extra $50. A
    motion was made by Bernie Mandrusiak to participate in The Stamp around the Trade fair activity.
    Seconded by Darlene. Passed.
   Need to put together a Trade fair committee to organize the displays, set-up the booth and schedule the
    volunteers. Lydia, Darka and Bernie volunteered already and Kim will send out an e-mail asking for more
    volunteers from our BUCPS members. Kim will speak to Mr. Boychuk about involving the Jr. High
    students to volunteer in the booth.
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    25 Anniversary print sales brochures went out before Christmas to all students in Ukrainian bilingual
    programs in Sherwood Park and Edmonton, to churches, dance schools etc. plus an ad was in the
    Ukrainian news. There were lots of inquires. Not sure on how many prints were actually sold. There will
    be a report from Natalie Lucyk and Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn at the next meeting regarding
    inventory/sales.
   More discussion about what to do with print #1. Suggested it go into a public place i.e. County building,
    library etc. Will continue to welcome suggestions.
   Snow White Meet and Greet overall went well and was a good experience. Honorium of $150 was
    covered by Bottom Line Productions the company Darka works for that helped bring in this production. It
    was suggested that BUCPS cover this expense. A motion was made by Lesia Pohoreski to reimburse
    Bottom Line Productions for the $150 honourium. Seconded by Brenda Thain. Passed.
   St. Nicholas visited students at FKK and JV on December 19. Well received at JV and students enjoyed
    their bags. A motion was made by Catherine Medwechuk to purchase ornaments for all students in the
    Ukrainian program from Sadochok to Grade 11. Seconded by Darlene. Passed. BUCPS will continue to
    give treat bags minus the ornament for the English students at FKK.
   Grade 6 Malanka celebration on January 26 in the FKK gymnasium. Kim says everything is going well
    with preparations and the guest list will be around 130 people.
   Lviv University Exam event at the Faculty Club in December. Darka was unable to attend. Lesia
    Lesoway and others attended. A “report” and photo will run in the next newsletter.
   In regards to the prayer books, we sent a letter of request and received $500 from the Knights of
    Columbus for these prayer books. Thanks to Rita-anne Fuss for making this suggestion. Darka will let
    Mrs. I. Tarnawsky know and to go ahead and order them.
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    A group of 8 carolers went out to 4 homes on January 6 . Donations received were in the amount of
    $385. Thanks to Cathy and Nadia Kuzyk, Krista Kobzey, Christine, AlixAnn and Lucas Scheetz, Brenda
    and Courtney Thain.

Administration:
        Pan Rachmistruk was representing the teachers at tonight‟s meeting.
        Feast of Jordan celebration on January 19 at 12:45pm in the FKK gymnasium. Unsure if JV
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            and ABJ students will be attending. Mr. Medwechuk will supply ice cross if it freezes. Parent
                volunteers will be needed following the celebration to fill the bottles with the Holy water that will
                be sent home with the students.
               Teachers are interested in taking the students to the Shumka presentation of Cinderella on
                March 22 (Thursday) at 10am. A motion was made by Brenda Thain that BUCPS fund a fieldtrip
                including ticket price and transportation for Ukrainian students from Kindergarten to grade 11,
                teachers and parent volunteers to the Jubilee on March 22. Seconded by Iris Hewko. Passed.
               Ukrainian classes (level 1 &2) available through Continuing Education starting on Jan. 22 and
                23. Cost is $199.00. Discounts available if you register with a friend. Anyone interested is to
                contact Metro Continuing Education.
               Family Bingo on Feb. 2 (Friday) in FKK gymnasium.
               No school January 31 for Reflection day or on February 8 and 9 for Teacher‟s convention.
               February 21 is Ash Wednesday.


        Treasurer’s Report:
            As of December 29/06 General chequing account $27659.48, Casino account $2621.95, $2500
               from the GIC account was transferred into the Casino account.
            In regards to Bandura, it was clarified Professor Hornjatkevyc receives $40/ month per student
               for bandura lessons directly from each student. BUCPS pays for any additional costs like tuning.
               Lesia will contact Professor Hornjatkevyc regarding any back pay.

Committee Reports:
   Advertising:
       A Christmas message was published on behalf of the Ukrainian Bilingual program in the local
           Sherwood Park paper-This Week.
       Darka will be putting together another BUCPS newsletter for March. Suggestions as to what should
           be highlighted: Danny Evanishen visit, Snow White meet and greet, Xmas concert, Grade 6 Malanka,
           Feast of Jordan, Trade fair, 6/9/11 farewell, pysanky writing in early April.

   Fundraising:
           Catherine to organize Kobassa fundraiser for March. Delivery to coincide with Parent/Teacher
               interviews on March 19 and 21. She will also arrange a Purdy‟s chocolate fundraiser for Easter.

   Jr. & Sr. High:
             Kim read a report from Mr. Boychuk. Highlights include Jr. High students enjoyed St. Nicholas
                visit and the Snow White presentation. He is interested in taking his students to the Shumka
                Cinderella presentation in March. Spoke of the grade 9 Sviat Vechir taking place on Jan. 22.
                Darka has received and invitation but is unable to attend. Kim to attend on behalf of BUCPS.
                Kim to speak with Mr. Boychuk in regards to what kind of budget he thinks he will need for this
                celebration.
             Lesia reported from Sr. High that the Anniversary prints are hanging in the Common room at the
                entrance of the school for all to enjoy. Students will be doing pysanky writing in April with their
                Japanese exchange students. They may also be organizing Ukrainian day. Thanked BUCPS for
                the Shumka presentation.

       Sadochok:
           No one present to report on the preschool. Lesia commented that their account is overdrawn.
             They are now handling their own books.

       Cultural Projects:
            Since tonight it was decided that the students will attend Shumka‟s Cinderella on March 22.
                Alexis Kochan only available the week of March 19 therefore we will have to have her in another
                time because there is not enough time before Spring Break.
              Peter to take the information on the possibility of a weaving workshop back to the teachers to see
               if they are interested in this.

       Housekeeping:
           Pyrogy supper numbers down by 125 people and therefore profit margin down. We were looking
             at a different date but nothing available this spring. Suggested we look at something in the fall.
             Welcome back to school/harvest dance for late Sept. or early Oct. Colette will speak with Sandy
             Bugera about possibly seeing if she would be interested in spear heading this project. Catherine
             willing to help out with this event.
           Rita-anne Fuss would like the monies she donated to BUCPS from the jewellery she sold before
             Christmas, to go directly to the grade 6 class and their Malanka.

       New Business:
           None

       Presentation:
            A baran and gift certificate were presented to Peter Rachmistruk for being the teacher liaison for
              the last 7 years.

   Motion to adjourn at 10pm made by Darka, seconded by Kim.
   Wine and cheese followed.
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          Next meeting on February 26 , 2007 at 7:30pm-FKK library


BUCPS November Meeting
Attendees:
Catherine Medwechuk           Iris Hewko         Kim Ewasiuk                Rita-anne Fuss
Darka Tarnawsky               Lin Keehn          Bernie Mandrusiak
Lesia Pohoreski                Darlene Davis     Katia Starchuk

      Darka welcomed everyone and Lesia opened with a prayer at 7:38pm.
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       Motion to adopt the September 18 minutes as corrected, made by Lesia, seconded by Lin. Passed.
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       Motion made to adopt the October 16 minutes, made by Catherine, seconded by Iris. Passed.
      Old business arising from the minutes: Darka, Lesia and Kim were into Scotiabank and now have signing
       authority on the Casino and General accounts. Bernie will go in later this week.
      Collecting an e-mail data base and classroom rep list. Letter compiled by Darka and will be handed out
       at parent/teacher interviews. Kim to get letter copied and out to each teacher. 127 FKK, 45 JV, 40 ABJ.
      Mr. Keehn has spoken with Shaun, the website liaison and our website has been updated with the
       exception of the calendar. He will remind Shaun of this. Mr. Keehn discussed the issue of obtaining
       permission from parents and students prior to displaying pictures on the website. Darka will follow up with
       EICS on this process.
      Bernie spoke about the Trade fair (April 14, 15, 16) and becoming a Chamber of Commerce member.
       Some of the benefits are: free listing on website, can have brochures at the chamber office, discount of
       the trade fair, and listing in the visitor‟s guide. We have to wait until Dec. 1 to apply for a trade fair table
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       because we didn‟t have a table last year. Bernie will do this on the 1 of Dec. Discussed the Jr. High
       students working the booth for the Trade fair as we had done in the past with some adult supervision.
       Kids enjoyed it and it worked well.
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       Darka attended the Playground meeting on October 17 . 4 presentations were made illustrating different
       structures and options. Costs are in the $75,000 range. The SAC President mentioned they would like
       BUCPS to provide some financial support to the new Playground. The SAC President was invited to
       tonight‟s meeting to present their case to the BUCPS Executive, but she is not present. General
       discussion ensued: Catherine expressed concern about BUCPS supporting this cause as BUCPS
       specifically supports religious and cultural programs. Bernie brought up we each contribute $25.00 at the
           beginning of the year to the school for fundraising ventures such as the Playground. If this is over and
           above that, it will be supported by us as FKK parents and not as BUCPS. If a formal request is made by
           SAC, this will be readdressed in the future.

    Administration:
            Pani Starchuk was representing the teachers at tonight‟s meeting.
            Hot lunch Nov. 16 -KFC
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            Anne of Greene Gables drama production at ABJ- walking fieldtrip for Grades 1-6.
            Report cards distributed Nov. 22- new style. Hoping this will be a better assessment of child‟s
                progress.
            Parent/Teacher interviews scheduled for Nov. 27 & 29
            No school on Dec. 1 in lieu of interviews
            Ukrainian Christmas concert Dec. 19, as well St. Nicholas will also visit that day.
            Ski trip to Rabbit Hill for Grades 4-6 – Dec. 22



           Treasurer’s Report:
               Books are now done. Dale Mandrusiak will get recommendations to Lesia.
               Lesia will look into having the fiscal year changed to end of May.
               Lesia tabled the account balances until the next meeting.
               Greg Dewhurst and Sadochok executive looking after their own financial books.
               Scholarship monies arrived from Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood and will be distributed.
               In the budget the proposed amount for website updates was $500.00. We have received a bill
                  from the website for $900.00 to renew. The balance of this $900 annual fee will come from the
                  advertising budget.


Committee Reports:
   Advertising:
             A one page BUCPS newsletter compiled by Darka will be ready for distribution during
                 Parent/Teacher interviews. Will highlight some recent past events as well as mention some
                 upcoming events.
             Current display boards used for Trade Fair need to be looked at and updated. Lydia Murphy
                 suggested new ones be purchased. Darka will look at what exists and we can determine what our
                 needs are prior to March.
   Fundraising:
             Entertainment books campaign completed. Student prizes have been given out. Sales down
                 about $700.00 from last year but overall a successful fundraiser. Iris and Cathy are willing to do it
                 again next year if that is what BUCPS decides.
             Kobassa fundraiser order in. Pick up during Parent/ teacher interviews Nov. 27 &29. Iris will help
                 Catherine on Monday night.
             Rita-anne Fuss will have a table set up at the Parent / teacher nights as well to sell a Santa Pin
                 and a few other Christmas pins from her Fifth Avenue collection. She will donate her profits to
                 BUCPS.
   St. Nicholas;
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             Will visit students at FKK and JV on Dec. 19 . Ornaments are in and labeled with the year.
            Some candy has been bought. Twila Dary (coordinator) looking for a few businesses to donate
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            oranges and candy canes. Volunteers needed to help stuff bags on Sunday December 17 @ 2pm
            in the FKK library. An email will be sent out prior to this asking for volunteers.
   Jr. & Sr. High:
             Sr. High: Ms. Dawson (ABJ) thanked BUCPS for supporting the Teachers retreat.
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    25 Anniversary:
             Flyers to promote pre-Christmas sales of the prints have been printed and will be distributed to
              local churches, Ukrainian dance schools and organizations, and to all of the Ukrainian Bilingual
              students in Sherwood Park and Edmonton. An ad promoting the prints also ran in the Ukrainian
              News in November.
          Plaque not yet up at FKK, Lin to look into same.
Cultural Projects:
          Kyiv Ballet will be coming to FKK for a short performance/Q&A (1 hr) on December 5 at 1 pm.
              Ukrainian students from FKK, JV and ABJ will attend. Study guide and information will be sent to
              the teachers ahead of time.
          Information on a possible weaving workshop (with Elizabeth Holinaty) was sent back to the
              teachers for their feedback.
Housekeeping:
          Thank you card was sent to BUCPS from Vanessa Shewchuk for her scholarship.
New Business:
          Pani Tarnawsky e-mailed Darka about a famine commemoration ceremony at the Legislature on
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         Nov. 20 . It will be attended by Minister Gene Zwozdesky. Upper elementary are not interested in
         sending any students to represent our program. The invitation will be passed on to Mr. Boychuk and
         Ms. Dawson.
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          Danny Evanishen is willing to come to the school on November 29 , as a guest speaker/reader.
         Instead of a honorium he prefers the parent group to buy more of his books for the school library.
         Darka will ask Pani Tarnawsky to set this up.
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          Bandura lessons are going well. They will be performing at the Christmas concert on Dec. 19 .
         They will also be participating in the Young Musicians Festival in February. Pani Tarnawsky is asking
         if BUCPS would be willing to purchase steps for the students. Pani Starchuk has some wooden
         blocks in her classroom that would probably work. Pani Starchuk will make this suggestion to Pani
         Tarnawsky.
          The next Teachers retreat will be in October 12-14, 2007. The committee and Mr. Boychuk want
         to prepare a PowerPoint presentation for the Board and parent groups. More news will come on this
         in the New Year.
          Pani Tarnawsky will be working with Pani Malko and her Grade 6 class for the Feast of Jordan
         Celebration. Kim Ewasiuk is arranging a parent meeting with the Grade 6 parents for the Malanka
         celebration which will be held sometime in late January.
          In Feb. 2005 Pani Tarnawsky requested some new bilingual prayer books to be used at opening
         liturgy. BUCPS approved funds of $650.00 from Casino funds for 65 new prayer books. The prayer
         books were never ordered. Rita-anne suggested we contact St. Basil‟s or Knights of Columbus for a
         donation of some prayer books. She will look into this on behalf of BUCPS.
Motion to adjourn at 9:15pm made by Rita-anne, seconded by Catherine.
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       Next meeting on January 15 , 2007 at 7:30pm-FKK library
BUCPS October Meeting Minutes
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Attendees on October 16 , 2006:
Catherine Medwechuk       Iris Hewko           Cathy Damphouse           Kim Ewasiuk
Darka Tarnawsky            Lin Keehn           Bernie Mandrusiak         Cheryl Berezan
Lesia Pohoreski            Lydia Murphy        Darlene Davis             Tara Malko

      Darka welcomed everyone and opened with a prayer at 7:35pm.
      Lesia read the minutes. There was a general consensus to table „acceptance of the minutes from
       September 18th‟ to the next meeting, as some information was incomplete.
      Old business arising from the minutes: Tabled from the last meeting was no one had volunteered for the
       position of Treasurer. Lesia Pohoreski volunteered to step down as co-chair and become treasurer.
       Bernie made a motion for Lesia Pohoreski to accept the position as treasurer. Darlene seconded the
       motion. Passed
      A motion was made by Lesia, giving signing authority to any two of the four executive, i.e. Darka, Bernie,
       Kim or Lesia on the general BUCPS account and the casino account. Seconded by Darlene. Passed
      Catherine said Sadochok will be taking over their own finical books and she will talk to Ryan at the Bank
       of Montreal, getting signing authority set up for them on their account.
      Dale Mandrusiak and Lesia Pohoreski will audit the BUCPS books for 2005-06
      Grade 6 students now have their bookmarks.

   Administration:
           Pani Malko was representing the teachers at tonight‟s meeting.
           There is a workshop one of the teachers is interested in attending. A second language
               conference. Pani Lesoway would like to attend and is asking BUCPS for funding. The cost is
               $310.00. Catherine made a motion for BUCPS to 100% fund Pani Lesoway‟s conference.
               Seconded by Iris. Passed. It was suggested since she is the only one attending, that she
               shares the information with the rest of the teachers following the conference. Tara will pass that
               along.
           Opening Liturgy was very nice and Lin Keehn thanked BUCPS for covering the cost of bussing.
               Concerns where brought up by the parents as to why JV students were late arriving. Kim, the Jr.
               High rep. will speak with Mr. Boychuk.

   Treasurer’s Report:
           General account: $32,180.49
           Casino account: $1,818.43
           Sadochok: $2,676.31
           GIC: $28,643.16

Darka proposed the BUCPS 2006-07 budget:


  BUCPS BUDGET - OCT. 16/06
                                   2006/07 Proposed

  TRANSPORTATION                            $1,000.00

  ST. NICHOLAS                                $700.00

  KINDERGARTEN DOLLS                          $750.00

  ADVERTISING                               $4,000.00
  WEBSITE                                    $500.00

  PARADE                                           $0

  ARCHIVES                                   $250.00

  PHOTOCOPYING                              $1000.00

  OFFICE EXPENSES                            $400.00

  TRADE FAIR                                $1,000.00

  CULTURAL EVENTS                           $6,000.00

  SOCIAL EVENTS                             $1,500.00

  MEMBERSHIPS                                $150.00

  6/9/11 CELEBRATION                        $5,000.00

  GIFTS                                     $1000.00

  SCHOLARSHIPS                              $1000.00

  BOOKS/CD'S                                $1,500.00

  SADOCHOK                                         $0

  FEAST OF JORDAN                            $750.00

  TEACHERS' EXPENSES                        $1000.00

  MISCELLANEOUS                             $1000.00
  TOTALS:                                 $25,700.00

Lesia motioned that the above budget be accepted as proposed with one change to advertising, to decrease it to
$3,000.00(same as last year, since actual less than $2,000.00). Seconded by Cathy. Passed.

Committee Reports:
   Advertising:
            We will continue advertising the Ukrainian program in the parks and rec. guide. Darka will
                oversee this with Catherine‟s help.
   Fundraising:
            Entertainment books to date have raised $6400.00 and not finished yet.
            Two fundraising campaigns have been planned so far: Kobassa before Christmas and Purdy‟s
                chocolates for Easter.
   St. Nicholas;
            Christmas ornaments will be ordered from the Ukrainian
                bookstore (Yevshan catalogue), for all students in the Ukrainian program including Jr. and Sr.
                High. 127 students at FKK this year. Catherine will contact Jr. and Sr. High for other student
                numbers. Info. will be passed on to Twila, as new coordinator.
   Jr. & Sr. High:
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             Wear your favorite Uk. T-shirt day on Oct. 17 .
             JV awards night October18th at 7pm. Bernie will be representing
                BUCPS.
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             Darka attended ABJ awards night on Oct 6 . There may be some grant monies available from
                the Alberta council for the Ukrainian Arts for Sr. High students- Darka will check into this.
   6/9/11 Celebration:
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             Planning on making this an annual event, tentative date booked for June 16 at Ardrossan hall.
                Gifts already ordered. Grade 6‟s receiving the first print, 9‟s receive the second print, and 11‟s
                receive the third print. All are matted and shrink wrapped.
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   25 Anniversary:
             52% sold. 471/900 prints. Profit to date: $15,173.24. 20% loyalties to Larissa
             Prints now available thru the Ukrainian bookstore for purchase. Darka wondering with Christmas
                just around the corner, how do we promote the prints? Darka will put some advertising together
                for the Ukrainian news, flyer to be sent home to all Ukrainian bilingual families, possible church
                bulletins, adding prints to the product list of Yevshan catalog, some sort of flyer at the Ukrainian
                village.
             BUCPS still has print #1 of the trilogy series. What should be done with this print? Possibly a
                raffle later in the school year? Other ideas welcome.
   Cultural Projects:
             Darka talked about some ideas for some cultural projects she would like to bring into the schools
                for the students. Kyiv Ballet coming to Citadel with Shumka in November, presenting Snow
                White. Possible to bring a few of the dancers to FKK in early December. Alexis Kochan is a
                contemporary singer from Winnipeg who will be performing in Edmonton in March. Will look into
                arranging to bring her in for a short performance and workshop. Paris to Kiev- planning some
                workshops for the students. Elizabeth Holowaty does wheat weaving- will try set up some
                workshops for the students as well.
   Housekeeping:
             Classroom parent reps needed. Also would like to compile a parent e-mail list. Pani Malko will
                talk to the teachers and have teachers leave a sheet out at parent-teacher interviews trying to find
                volunteers and e-mail addresses. Lesia will give the sign up sheets to Mr. Keehn to distribute.
             BUCPS website needs to be updated. Lin will find out who the contact is for this year and send
                the minutes. Kim will e-mail Mr. Tanita a list of BUCPS meeting dates for this year.
   New Business:
             Talked about having a booth at the Trade Fair next year in April. Bernie will contact the Chamber
                and find out which weekend it is next year. Will also contact them about the benefits of being a
                Chamber member.
             Lesia brought up the new playground that SAC is fundraising for and would like to have the
                members rethink about the possibility of BUCPS making a donation. Last year when this topic
                was discussed, BUCPS was unsure of where the Ukrainian program was going to be due to
                boundary changes therefore were not willing to contribute. Lesia or Darka will try and attend the
                playground meeting tomorrow night, Oct17th and find out how things are progressing.
             Still looking for a volunteer for archives.
             Natalie Lucyk wrote an article for “Nasha Doroha” on the Ukrainian Bilingual program in
                Sherwood Park. Bernie will send her a card thanking her for her efforts.
             A gift certificate was presented to Catherine on behalf of BUCPS for all her contributions as
                BUCPS past President. Thanks to Catherine!!
   Motion to adjourn at 9:25pm made by Lesia, seconded by Kim.
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          Next meeting on November 13 , 2006 at 7:30pm-FKK library

UKRAINIAN AWARDS
Jean Vanier School Awards-18 OCTOBER 2006
      Grade 7 Lawrence Steadman Award-Highest Marks: Kaitlyn Oszust
      Most Improved: Briana Medwechuk
      Most Enthusiastic: Amanda Ewasiuk
      Grade 8 - Highest Marks: Courtney Thain
      Academic Excellence Award (92% and higher):Bailey Sorochan
      Most Improved: Krista Kobzey
      Most Enthusiastic: Natasha Yanitski
      Grade 9 - Highest Marks: Damian Rudiak
      Academic Excellence Awards (92% and higher):Katherine Pohoreski and Vanessa Shewchuk
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Archbishop Jordan High School Awards-October 11 , 2006

      Ukrainian LA 10: Marlene Malachowski Award- Larissa Pohoreski
      Ukrainian LA 20: BUCPS Award- Joyanane Rudiak
      Recognition of students who received over 92%- Rebecca Kuchmak, Mila Luchak, Melissa Yanitski
      Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood Award- Mila Luchak

   Congratulations to all of the above students




BUCPS September Newsletter

       Attendees:
       Cathy Damphouse     Lydia Murphy                 Lesia Lesoway           Iris Hewko
       Lin Keehn           Kim Ewasiuk                  Brenda Thain            Twila Dary
       Bernie Mandrusiak   Darka Tarnawsky              Lesia Pohoreski         Jody Exell
       Catherine Medwechuk

       Catherine welcomed everyone and opened with a school prayer
       Brenda adopted minutes from last month and Lesia P seconded.

       Admin: The teachers will all be alternating as the Administrative reps for the program. They will split up
       the BUCPS meeting schedule and take on different events that will be taking place in the current school
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       year. The Christmas concert is scheduled for December 19 , Feast of Jordan for January 19 , and
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       blessing of the pussy willows for April 4 Bandura lessons will begin September 21 and will take place
       on Thursdays. Irena Tarnawsky will be assisting the bandura instructor – Dr. Andriy Hornjatkevyc. The
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       Opening Liturgy will take place on September 26 at St. Josaphat‟s Cathedral. All of our Ukrainian
       Bilingual Program Grade 1 – 11 students will attend except the grade six class as they will be on retreat.
       Students have been asked for a donation of $3 each to go towards the 2006 Christmas ShoeBox
       campaign for children in Ukraine. A spiritual retreat for the teachers is taking place in Red Deer October
       13-15. Irena will be attending from the Sherwood Park faculty. BUCPS has been asked to support the
       event with a monetary donation which will help cover costs of the guest speaker etc. Darka moved that
       BUCPS donate $250 to the Ukrainian Educators Retreat, Lesia seconded, passed. It was suggested that
       teachers who attend retreats supported by BUCPS report back as to what was learned and how it can
       further benefit the program.

       Treasurer’s Report: Two auditors are needed to review the 2005/06 books. Dale Mandrusiak will be
       approached as one of them. Once audited, we can send the financial reports to the Societies Branch.
       Current balances:
       General: $23,038.14; Casino: $-179.61; Sadochok: $2,948.61 and GIC‟s $30,556.01.

       Advertising: Advertising has been secured in the current Strathcona County Parks and Recreation
Guide. In the past, a spot was held for us for each guide. This is no longer the case due to demand for ad
space in the books. Catherine will follow up with this on a quarterly basis to ensure we are included.

Fundraising: A kobassa fundraiser will be done twice again this year. Denise K will be approached to
organize this. Iris and Cathy are organizing the entertainment book fundraiser again this year. We will be
doing the Easter Purdy‟s fundraiser as well (Catherine will organize this). We will organize Caroling this
year rather than sell Grey Cup Pool Tickets. Caroling is a good “cultural experience” for the students and
their families as well as a lucrative fundraiser. It will be too late to get going on the Grey Cup tickets as
well.

St. Nicholas: Kim will show Twyla what is needed for the St. Nicholas bags and a committee will be
formed to help with the filling of the bags, etc. Brenda moved that the Jr/Sr high students get the bags
and/or ornaments as well as the elementary students. Darka seconded. Passed.

6/9/11: The 6/9/11 banquet and dance was a wonderful event for the students, parents and special
guests. Thanks to Lesia and her committee for organizing it. We will continue this “banquet and dance”
format for 6/9/11 in the future. The Ardrossan Hall will be put on hold once again (While it is held as a
back up / rain venue for the Ardrossan Fair, we should have no problem in accessing it for our event.)
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25 Anniversary: The student artwork display at the Muttart was a success. Pictures of this have been
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submitted to the BUCPS website. The 25 Anniversary commemorative prints are now on sale at the
Ukrainian Bookstore, Kamena Gallery and Lakeland Framing. Thus far, $8400 profit has been made
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through sales of the 25 prints.

Housekeeping: FKK students raised $1388.55 for Children of Chernobyl fund. BUCPS added to
the raised funds, making the total donation at $1600. A special cheque was made and presented to
the organizers at a special assembly. Photos and a write-up of the event were in the local
newspaper.

New Business:
-The Ukrainian Bookstore is currently having a sale on books. Teachers will be encouraged to purchase
books and other relevant resource materials there, and seek reimbursement from BUCPS.
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-The Grade 6 class did not get their “year end” 25 Anniversary bookmarks. Lin will look into this.
-Jr. High rep will be Kim Ewasiuk.
-Lesia P will try to get someone for Sr. High rep.
-A Sadochok Treasurer (2 in fact) has been found. Now the BUCPS Treasurer can focus on BUCPS
financials only.
-Sadochok has 10 children registered for each of the English and Ukrainian classes.

Elections:
Co-chair as President          Darka and Lesia P
Vice President         Bernie Mandrusiak
Secretary                      Kim Ewasiuk
Treasurer-no one volunteered, motion to table the treasurer until October, passed.

Outgoing Executive
President                Catherine Medwechuk
Vice President           Lydia Murphy
Treasurer                Diane Zaharkiw
Secretary                Jody Exell

On behalf of all of the parents, students and teachers, we would like to thank the outgoing executive and
especially Catherine Medwechuk who filled all positions when needed! (Ovation for Catherine)

Motion to adjourn-Brenda, seconded- Iris.
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BUCPS June Newsletter

     The Artist in Residency program was a huge success and the letters went home on June 12 for the
      displaying of the pictures. The display took place on June 14th and 15th in the FKK gymnasium during
      school hours. The students will get to take them home on Monday June 19th. We will allow parents to
      pick the pictures up as they may get damaged in the backpacks or on the bus ride home.

     Congratulations to the 6/9/11 Celebration on June 17th.

     The last day of classes will be June 28th for students in Grades 1-6 and the 21st for the kindergarten
      class.

     The meet the teacher‟s night will be Thursday September 14, 2006 for the new school year.

     We want to change the date of the Pyrohy Supper to November 4th as we no longer have the Ardrossan
      hall booking in March. This event will only go ahead if we have enough volunteers.

     The Entertainment books will be sold again this year as well as the Students Union books. For each
      Entertainment book sold we will get $20 and for each SU book we will get $10.

     It was mentioned that the cookie dough fundraiser was a great success and we hope to do it again next
      year.

     Congratulations to the Kindergarten grads! The children sang various songs received a certificate and
      their Ukrainian dolls. The graduates and their families enjoyed a small get together in the gymnasium
      after the performance.

     Mr. Moroziuk will be leaving after the 2005-2006 school year. The new school year will have the same
      class structure as current, 4/5 5/6 split with core 5 classes together. The schedule will be looked at to try
      to ensure the core classes will take place in the morning for the students.

     A motion was put forth to lobby the elections in September due to the lack of turnout/application for
      position. The current executive will stay on until September. If we can not get people involved we will not
      have an organization and events may not happen in the next school year if no one comes forward to join
      the executive.

BUCPS May Newsletter

     Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the Track and Field event held at Father
      Kenneth Kearns School on Wednesday, May 10!

     The Artist in Residence program was a huge success. All of the students completed their projects and the
      art has been pressed and put onto construction paper and will be displayed on the walls of the gym at
      Father Kenneth Kearns. Details will follow as we finalize the dates. As well, some of the work from all 3
      schools will be displayed at the Muttart Conservatory from May 27-June 3 for the celebration of Ukrainian
      culture. All of the originals will come back to the children.

     The High School put on a “Ukrainian Day” at ABJ. There were posters made to commemorate the
      Chornobyl disaster, traditional Ukrainian dishes were served in the cafeteria, students wrote out other
      students names in Ukrainian, performances, and of course dancing.
       There will be bookmarks for Sadochok to Grade 12 sent out to all students of the program for the 25th
        Anniversary. These bookmarks will be included in the children‟s report cards at the end of the year.

       BUCPS Year End Party: June 2, 2006 @ 6pm bowling at Sherwood Park Bowl.

       Adult Ukrainian Language camp: See Catherine if interested.

       The Elections for BUCPS will be in June, a letter went out to the students asking for parents to volunteer
        and keep the program alive.

       A request from a kindergarten parent was put forth to BUCPS to purchase $200 worth of reading material
        in the name of Vi Burant, for the school. She was a longtime kindergarten bus driver, who passed away in
        April, 2006.

       Next Meeting will be June 12, 2006 at 7:30 which will be the elections and wine and cheese social.


BUCPS April Newsletter
Attendees:
Catherine Medwechuk Iris Hewko Cathy Damphouse Kim Ewasiuk
Collette Hennig Lin Keehn Diane Zacharkiw

Catherine welcomed everyone and opened with a prayer at 7:45pm.

Catherine asked for the minutes from March to be adopted. Motion to adopt minutes: Kim and seconded by
Diane.

No old business arising from the minutes.

New Business

Administration: Easter celebration on Tuesday, April 25 @ 10:30am. The students will be blessing food in their
Easter baskets. A letter will be going home next week.

Artists in residency program taking place between April 24-May 5. The students will be working with artist Larisa
Sembaliuk-Cheladyn on a watercolor project. The K-3 will work with her for a half day and 4-6 a full day. Pysanky
(Easter egg writing) will be cancelled for the grade 4-6 students (only this year for this special project.) Teachers
felt that with the Easter celebrations and artist in residency program occurring in the next few weeks that it was
difficult to fit another half day of pysanky writing. Some of the parents expressed disappointment about the
children in grades 4-6 not doing pysanky this year. It is something the kids look forward to and enjoy doing now
that they have done it for a few years and are becoming very talented. Parents reassured it is only for this year.

Track and Field- May 10th

Cookbooks have arrived and are in the office.

Treasurer’s Report: General account: $35,702.40, Casino: $24,570.62, Sadochok: $1,653.41, GIC: $12,188.39.

Fundraising: $500.00 profit made on the Purdy‟s Easter chocolates. Sales were better at Easter than Christmas.

Unable to do Easter kobassa fundraiser this year. Will do more orders next school year.

6/9/11 Farewell: Next meeting May 3rd, 2006 @7:30pm. Iris says the art cards look great. Catherine has been
invited to the Grade 11 Farewell/Graduation party on April 29th.
Trade Fair: BUCPS did not have a table this year due to the fact there was a Ukrainian dance competition out of
town that a lot of the children were involved in. It was thought it is a good idea to have a table at the trade fair
when possible. Therefore Catherine will go ahead and book a table for 2007. It was felt having the Jr. and Sr.
High kids participating in helping run the booth was beneficial. Those who were involved in the past felt the kids
did a great job and who better to tell the public about the program than those who are in it! Hutzik was a great hit
too.

Year-end social: June 2nd –Friday 6:00pm. Bowling and Pizza @ Sherwood Park bowling lanes. $4/person.

Advertising: Advertising for the Ukrainian bilingual program will run in both local papers in the next few
weeks. Plus we will have an ad. in Parks and Rec. summer guide.

New Business: A new BUCPS executive is needed for next year 2006-07. It is a 2 year position. Catherine,
Lydia, Diane and Jodi would be happy to help guide anyone who is interested in filling these spots. All 4 positions
are vacant next year- President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary.

Cathy and Iris brought up a new approach for Entertainment/Student union books for next year. Rather than
sending the books out with the students just send an order sheet. If people are interested in previewing the book,
students would be able to take one home upon request.

Cathy motioned to adjourn the meeting @ 8:25pm., seconded by Kim.


BUCPS February Newsletter
The Bandura students participated in a musical recital at the Muttart Conservatory on February 5, 2006. We are
the only school based ensemble in all of the Edmonton and area. Congratulations to the students on a job well
done.

The Artist in Residence program, stemming from the 25th Anniversary, will take place April 24th to May 5th,
2006. The program will encompass all of the K-6 students from the English and Ukrainian.

The 25th Anniversary painting has been put up in the foyer of FKK.

The FKK School held the “FKK Olympics”. The students enjoyed the activities on Wednesday in the afternoon
and all of the week‟s fun!

A new BUCPS letter was sent out to let our voices be heard about the fact that we may be changing schools
/zoning etc. The letter stated that we as BUCPS would like to stay as we are now, but if we have to move we
would prefer to move to a K-9 school.

The parks and Recreation advertising has gone out and will be in for the full year of books for the county as now
we will not miss a deadline.

Thank you for the donations from Mundare Sausage and Meats for their generosity to the Feast of Jordan
celebration held on January 20th. Thank you to Colette Hennig and all of the volunteers for putting on the event!

Pyrohy Supper: Sandra Bugera is organizing the food for the event on March 11, 2006. We are in dire need of
volunteers or the event will be cancelled!

6/9/11 Farewell is June 17th at the Ardrossan Hall. The caterer has been booked and we may have a band to
play a few sets. Due to the hall only having a capacity of 400, this will be a farewell celebration only and not a
combined 25th celebration as once thought. The committee was unable to book a larger venue and was only able
to get this venue as there was a cancellation. If a larger celebration was to be held the venue needed to be
booked well in advance of when the committee was able to organize. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have
caused. A meeting was held Feb. 22 @ 7:30 in FKK School to organize help for the setup and take down of the
6/9/11 farewell event.

Trade Fair: Lydia Murphy is organizing for this event. Last year the students were able to volunteer their time for
community credit for their class and will hopefully be able to do the same this year.

BUCPS January Newsletter

Attendees:
Catherine Medwechuk              Jody Exell        Brenda Thain                          Diane Zacharkiw
Cathy Damphouse                  Collette Hennig   Judy Sheen                      Lauren Kereluik
Iris Hewko                       Peter Rachmistruk Monica Kryska                   Lin Keehn
Darlene Davies                   Natalie Lucyk

   Catherine Medwechuk welcomed everyone and opened with a prayer.
   Catherine asked for the minutes from December to be adopted. Motion to adopt minutes: Brenda, seconded
    by Monica.

Old Business
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 Administration: The date for the Feast of Jordan will be on Thursday January 19 at FKK. The 25
   Anniversary paintings will be blessed. There will be a few students from JV and 1 from ABJ in attendance for
   the celebration. Help is needed to fill the bottles for the Feast of Jordan. Friday the students will be going to
   see the Cheremosh Dance Presentation at the Jubilee Auditorium. Thank you to BUCPS on behalf of the
   students and staff.
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   We need parents to voice their opinion on January 19 @ 7:30 @ OLPH church hall. This is the Town hall
    meeting to discuss the zoning and what will happen to FKK next school year.

   Mrs. Starchuk has approached Mr. Roach about the Kindergarten Intervention Program to help with reading in
    kindergarten. The program is 16 weeks and is a cost of $500.00 for the Ukrainian kindergarten class. It was
    once funded by the government but is no longer part of the funding. Motion for BUCPS to pay the $500 for
    the Ukrainian Kindergarten KIP program for 2006. Seconded by Colette, passed.

   Treasurer’s Report: General Account: $27,018.45, Casino: $1,361.14, Sadochok: $1,792.86, and the GIC:
    $12,124.28.

   Feast of Jordan: The supper will be at 5:30 evening, being a normal meal as the lunch will be the traditional
    meal (12 dishes) at 12:30 for the Grade 6 students. The Malanka skit will be preformed and then a dance will
    follow the supper/skit.

   Fundraising: Caroling was fun and the donations were very generous. They went to 10 houses and
    $755.00 was donated to BUCPS. Thank you to the carolers for participating and thank you to the people who
    donated! The carolers were Krista Kobzey, Christina, Nadia, Natasha and Kathy Kuzyk, Rebecca Kuchn,
    AlixAnn and Christine Scheetz, Brenda and Courtney Thain, Melissa and Natasha Yamitski, Vanessa
    Shewchuk and Nicole Caouette.

   Perogy Supper: Sandra Bugera is organizing the food for the event on March 11, 2006. Anyone wanting to
    help out please sign up!

   Jr/Sr High: The Grade 10‟s are finishing up their exams. There was a grade 7 and 8 singing competition
    and the grade 7‟s won. The Sr. High class will not be able to go to the Cheremosh Presentation due to
    exams.
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   Sadochok: The meeting for the Ukrainian dolls is set for January 25 at 7pm.
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   6/9/11 Farewell is June 17 , dinner, presentations and possible dance at the Ardrossan Hall. It should be
    lots of fun and farewells. It is a wonderful time for the students to reflect on their accomplishments and
    achievements with the Ukrainian Bilingual Program. A time to get together with family, friends and past,
    present and future teachers for a wonderful evening. The event will not be a fundraiser. Ticket pricing will be
    determined on any additional cost above and beyond the budget contribution. Any parents wishing to
    contribute their time in organizing the farewell please email Michelle Forstey at cforstey@telus.net.
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   25 Anniversary: So far $8966.66 has been collected for 48 sets that have been sold. BUCPS will sell them
    until April and then the Ukrainian Bookstore will sell them. Monica had a rough example of the plaque that will
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    be put near the paintings for the 25 Anniversary.

   The stationary examples went around the group for voting, chosen.
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   The 25 committee needs a few people to help out with the alumni lists. It is a huge list and is great to market
    the bilingual program.
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   A plaque will also be made for the 20 Anniversary carving as there isn‟t one. It will be blessed and dedicated
    to be put on the wall of FKK.

   Peter sent an email to Larissa about dates for the Artist in Residence program, back in November and again
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    January 16 .
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   We should think about getting a safety deposit box for putting the information of the 25 (alumni list) and other
    important information. Catherine will look into this.

   Casino: The casino went well and thank you to all of the people who volunteered. Thanks to Lauren and
    Brent Kereluik for organizing and also Cathy Damphouse for her help.

   New Business

   The St. Sophia Altar boy outfit went missing and they want it back.

   Brenda motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Iris.

Next Meeting will be February 13, 2006 at 7:30.


BUCPS December Newsletter


Attendees:

Natalie Lucyk, Monica Kryska, Colette Hennig, Sandra Bugera,
Cathy Damphouse, Lydia Murphy, Peter Rasmistruk, Iris Hewko,
Lin Keehn, Kim Ewasiuk, Brenda Thain, Renee Senchynka,
Denise Kalynchuk, Darka Tarnawsky

Catherine welcomed everyone and opened with a Christmas prayer

Brenda adopted minutes from last month and Cathy seconded.

Admin: The students recorded their Christmas program on December 9, 2005. It will be on CKER on December
16, 2005 @ 6:30-7:00 and again on January 6, 2006 @ 6:30-7:00.

St Nicholas will be at the school on December 19th from 9am and into the afternoon so he can get to see the
afternoon kindergarten class.

In the spring we will have a display from Kaska Production of some of the books used for the bilingual programs.

Thank you to the 25th Celebration committee, for a wonderful event. The event was very well received, by all that
attended. Thank you to Darka, Natalie and Monica for all of their hard work.

Treasurer’s Report: General: $27,200.12; Casino: $1,118.56; Sadochok: $4,185.26 and GIC‟s $14,097.88.

St. Nicholas: Donations have been slow for this event. Catherine and Kim put dates and FKK on all of the
ornaments. Any helpers to stuff the treat bags would be great, meet at the school on Sunday December 18, 2005
@ 3 PM.

Advertising: Advertising has gone out to CKER with them putting on the Christmas program (as above in
Admin.) and also advertising in the Strathcona County Parks and Recreation book.

Fundraising: Kobassa fundraiser raised $844.00, Purdy‟s ~ $500.00 and Grey cup tickets ~ $900.00. The casino
night will be December 13th and 14th.

Thank you to Denise for organizing the Kobassa fundraiser, Catherine for the Purdy‟s fundraiser and Catherine
for organizing the Grey cup tickets.

Jr./Sr. High: Mrs. Elliot has taken a job at FKK of 0.6 as a special needs facilitator and Mr. Gaunet will be taking
over home room for Mrs. Elliott.

25th Anniversary: Thank you to Sandra Bugera for all of the food for the event. Many comments were made on
how wonderful the food was for the evening. CBC was there and it was on CBC on December 7th at 6 PM. It will
be in the Sherwood Park News on December 7th, as well. Thank you to Renee for taking pictures for the event
and they will be on the website.

The error on the prints is being handled and we need to focus on the beauty of the paintings, not on the error.
Larissa is working on the correction for the paintings. This is an awesome tribute and we should be proud of what
we have accomplished.

We are now working on the next phase, which is the artist in residency program.

We received many congratulations of cards and emails for the event. Linda Osinchuk gave a $500 donation from
her discretionary fund.

Let it be noted that when the committee took back the unopened wine, to the Ottewell Liquor Store, the owner
gave the wine for the event at no charge! Thank you to the Ottewell Liquor Store for the generous donation.
Thank you to Peter, Joyce Rudiak, and the faculty for the help on the 25th Anniversary.

Catherine presented Natalie, Darka and Monica and Sandra Bugera with Christmas poinsettias arrangements.
Thanks to Catherine for supporting the project.

New Business:
-The principal at JV requested a donation for the nativity scene for the school. Iris made a motion for BUCPS to
donate $100, Denise seconded, passed.

-There are some options at rezoning schools and FKK may be one of them. There was a meeting on December
7th and another on January 19th, 2006 to discuss the rezoning situation.

-BUCPS to order letterhead and envelopes with the new logo. Cathy motioned get the full color logo at a cost of
$1400.00, Kim seconded, motion passed.

6/9/11 Farewell: The Ardrossan hall has been booked for June 17th, 2006 with a dinner and a dance. There will
be a celebration of the 25th Anniversary but the focus will be on the 6/9/11 Farewell.

Kindergarten Dolls: Dolls will be needed for Mr. Moroziuk and Mr. Roach.

Caroling: Will take place on January 6th and 7th the forms will be sent out before school ends for the Christmas
break.

Perogy Supper: Will be on March 11, 2006 at the Ardrossan hall.

Motion to adjourn-Collette, seconded- Iris.




Next meeting on January 16th, 2006.

BUCPS November Newsletter

Attendees:
Natalie Lucyk            Monica Kryska           Colette Hennig          Sandra Bugera
Cathy Damphouse          Lydia Murphy            Peter Rasmistruk        Iris Hewko
Lin Keehn                Kim Ewasiuk             Brenda Thain            Renee Senchynka
Denise Kalynchuk         Darka Tarnawsky

Catherine welcomed everyone and opened with a Christmas prayer
Brenda adopted minutes from last month and Cathy seconded.

Admin: The students recorded their Christmas program on December 9, 2005. It will be on CKER on
December 16, 2005 @ 6:30-7:00 and again on January 6, 2006 @ 6:30-7:00.
St Nicholas will be at the school on December 19th from 9am and into the afternoon so he can get to see
the afternoon kindergarten class.
In the spring we will have a display from Kaska Production of some of the books used for the bilingual
programs.
Thank you to the 25th Celebration committee, for a wonderful event. The event was very well received,
by all that attended. Thank you to Darka, Natalie and Monica for all of their hard work.
Treasurer’s Report: General: $27,200.12; Casino: $1,118.56; Sadochok: $4,185.26 and GIC’s
$14,097.88.
St. Nicholas: Donations have been slow for this event. Catherine and Kim put dates and FKK on all of
the ornaments. Any helpers to stuff the treat bags would be great, meet at the school on Sunday
December 18, 2005 @ 3 PM.
Advertising: Advertising has gone out to CKER with them putting on the Christmas program (as above
in Admin.) and also advertising in the Strathcona County Parks and Recreation book.
Fundraising: Kobassa fundraiser raised $844.00, Purdy’s ~ $500.00 and Grey cup tickets ~ $900.00.
The casino night will be December 13th and 14th.
Thank you to Denise for organizing the Kobassa fundraiser, Catherine for the Purdy’s fundraiser and
Catherine for organizing the Grey cup tickets.
Jr./Sr. High: Mrs. Elliot has taken a job at FKK of 0.6 as a special needs facilitator and Mr. Gaunet
will be taking over home room for Mrs. Elliott.
25th Anniversary: Thank you to Sandra Bugera for all of the food for the event. Many comments were
made on how wonderful the food was for the evening. CBC was there and it was on CBC on December
7th at 6 PM. It will be in the Sherwood Park News on December 7th, as well. Thank you to Renee for
taking pictures for the event and they will be on the website.
The error on the prints is being handled and we need to focus on the beauty of the paintings, not on the
error. Larissa is working on the correction for the paintings. This is an awesome tribute and we should
be proud of what we have accomplished.
We are now working on the next phase, which is the artist in residency program.
We received many congratulations of cards and emails for the event. Linda Osinchuk gave a $500
donation from her discretionary fund.
Let it be noted that when the committee took back the unopened wine, to the Ottewell Liquor Store, the
owner gave the wine for the event at no charge! Thank you to the Ottewell Liquor Store for the
generous donation. Thank you to Peter, Joyce Rudiak, and the faculty for the help on the 25th
Anniversary.
Catherine presented Natalie, Darka and Monica and Sandra Bugera with Christmas poinsettias
arrangements. Thanks to Catherine for supporting the project.
New Business:
-The principal at JV requested a donation for the nativity scene for the school. Iris made a motion for
BUCPS to donate $100, Denise seconded, passed.
-There are some options at rezoning schools and FKK may be one of them. There was a meeting on
December 7th and another on January 19th, 2006 to discuss the rezoning situation.
-BUCPS to order letterhead and envelopes with the new logo. Cathy motioned get the full color logo at
a cost of $1400.00, Kim seconded, motion passed.
6/9/11 Farewell: The Ardrossan hall has been booked for June 17th, 2006 with a dinner and a dance.
There will be a celebration of the 25th Anniversary but the focus will be on the 6/9/11 Farewell.
Kindergarten Dolls: Dolls will be needed for Mr. Moroziuk and Mr. Roach.
Caroling: Will take place on January 6th and 7th the forms will be sent out before school ends for the
Christmas break.
Perogy Supper: Will be on March 11, 2006 at the Ardrossan hall.

Motion to adjourn-Collette, seconded- Iris.


Next meeting on January 16th, 2006.


BUCPS October Newsletter
Attendees:
Catherine Medwechuk
Jody Exell
Darka Tarnawsky
Colette Hennig Brenda Thain
Peter Rashmistruk
Greg Dewhurst
Diane Zaharkiw
Kim Ewasiuk
Monica Kryska
Darlene Davies
Natalie Lucyk
Lauren Kereluik


   Catherine Medwechuk welcomed everyone and opened with a prayer.
   Motion to accept September minutes - Kim, seconded by Darlene.
   Darka will not be able to take on the position of advertising rep. so the position is open.

Old Business

   Administration: There will be a Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance performance on January
    20th for the students to attend. Requesting that BUCPS pay for the event. Motion to pay
    for the event was Monica, seconded by Diane, motion passed.
   The Ukrainian students led the Thanksgiving celebration on October 7th.
   Peter needs the information for the BUCPS website. We need to utilize this website and
    have updated information. We want this to be an information site for parents and
    students to have as a resource for upcoming events and celebrations. Kim and Bernie
    need to get the information as soon as possible to have the website updated.
   We need to put some links on the website, for example, FKK and JV websites and also
    the BUCPS website on the FKK and JV websites.
   Brian Roach, Lin Keehn and Peter Rasmistruk met to set up an action plan and what was
    needed for the 4/5 class schedule changes and subject times. Mr. Roach met with Mr
    Aikenhead and we now have 5 more classes for Mrs. Myc.
   Treasurer’s report: General Account: $26616.64; Casino Account: $436.23; Sadochok:
    $66.90
   Advertising: Catherine met with Eleanor about the alumni list. An ad was put in the
    Sherwood Park News to ask for any alumni to send in their names. It will be posted on
    the Elk Island website and can we mention it on the BUCPS website. We need a list of
    people as the ―old‖ list has disappeared. We need an advertising representative.
   Feast of Jordan: Collette received the information of past F of J events. Collette will
    talk with the parents of the grade 6 to see what they want to do.
   Fundraising: The Students Union and Entertainment books was a huge success, so far
    $4953 was raised. There are 4 books of grey cup pull tickets left. Anyone wanting some
    to sell some grey cup pull tickets please sign for them. The Purdy’s flyer will be sent out
    and pick-up will be at the parent teacher interviews in Nov/Dec.
   Casino: Lauren has a list of volunteers and will fill in the form and send it in by the 20th.
    The casino night is scheduled for December 13th and 14th.
   Sadochok: 2 children have moved up from Sadochok to Kindergarten. We need a
    separate treasurer for Sadochok as it is too much for the BUCPS treasurer.
   We also need to separate the Before/After school care into a committee. The contact
    person will be Greg Dewhurst as he has information from the licensing, insurance, WCB
    end of it to help get this going. The focus is to help the families from this school.
    Motion to pay the Sadochok expenses/wages for October from BUCPS which will be repaid
    to BUCPs by the end of next week—Greg , seconded by Darlene Davies, passed.
   6/9/11 Farewell: Can we get wooden eggs, or a half egg framed as some of the other
    eggs have cracked. We will also be giving the smaller prints of the 25th set.
   Junior High: Mr. Boychuk is very interested and supportive of the artist in residency
    program that is going to be a part of the 25th Anniversary. The Jean Vanier Awards night
    is Wednesday October 19th @ 7:00
   Senior High Representative The grade 10 class is enjoying their first semester and
    excited about having their own class. This is the first year in 10 years that the language
    classes are separated. The enrollment for the next few years should allow this to
    continue. The students enjoyed their participation at the Opening of School Mass in
    Edmonton on September 27th. Three of our students participated as readers and
    presented the donation. On September 28th the ―Kaplytsia‖ sculpture created by Mr.
    Bahri and donated by BUCPS was blessed. The sculpture is in the school entry near the
    main office.
   Sadochok: Greg gave the update that there is 12 students registered in English and 6
    students in the Ukrainian program. The preschool teacher is Debra Morrow for both
    programs. We are now trying to set up for before/after school care. If anyone is
    interested in signing up for the committee or if anyone needs before/after school care,
    please sign up or call Greg at 417-7740. The set up of all licenses/permits/fees staffing
    will meet the standards of a daycare. There is also interest in a 3-year-old program and
    we may look at trying to set one up in the afternoons.
   Awards: They have a most improved and most enthusiastic award now for the students.
    Can we add an award for $40 for this year as the teacher has 2 students that should be
    awarded the most enthusiastic. Motion for additional $40 for this year- Darlene seconded
    by Collette, passed.
   BUCPS 25th Anniversary Project update
    Funding:
            Shevchenko Foundation ($10K applied for)
            Local Business support ($600 applied for)
            BLP (Framing - $600 confirmed)
            Request to parents to go out next week
    The Art:
            saw samples today (music/Christmas/religious themes)
            Larisa did lots of school research
            Next to see is the colour palate ---- originals will be done by third week of
               November and off to printers and framers
            300 sets of prints
    Costs:
           $100 per OR $325 for a matched # set
           Presales starting now (25% down; by phone to Natalie)
           Natalie and Larisa handling inventory and sales (Visa and MC through Larisa)
           Sales through BUCPS until April 1/06 (then avail at Ukr. Bookstore)
   Mailing Lists:
           lots of work!
           Reactive than proactive (Monica working on this; got 2 calls already)
           PSA sent; article in Sherwood Park News; CKER interview last week
           Posters sent to churches; request for ―bulletin mention‖ in churches
           spread the word!
   Communication to Parents:
           one sheet explaining project out to all kids early next week
           will do invitations for unveiling
   Residency:
           FKK (whole school; FKK to donate $1000 to this)
           Jean Vanier (Ukrainian classes only; have another Artist in Residence Project
              planned)
           ABJ (Ukrainian classes)
           Costs $250 per day including supplies; length depends on class level/ages
           Student Art Exhibit in June? Or Calendar?
   Unveiling:
           should be a separate event to ―launch‖ the 25th Anniversary celebrations
              December 5 or 6; ABJ auditorium (250 – 300 people) with a ―mixer‖ in the
              cafeteria after (Monica looking into the booking of this)
           Invite list prepared (Iris Evans, Ken Epp*, Gene Zwozdesky*, Cathy Oleson*; Rob
              Lougheed, Bishops, Father Hupalo, Principals (past and current), Teachers and
              alumni faculty; Linda Osinchuk; Program Rep (Pani Bayduza)*, Larisa*)
           Program to include gov’t remarks, a rep from the program and the artist*
           Could also have something presented from each of the schools (ie: song from
              FKK; play or dance from Jean Vanier; reading or speech from ABJ)
           Unveiling by: Artist and a parent and student from FKK (for painting #1); a
              parent and student from JV (for painting #2); and same for ABJ (for painting
              #3)
   Dedications:
           originals blessed at Yardan and presented for hanging; schools arrange hanging?

   Contract:
          reviewed with artist; just need to get the clean copy and we’ll sign
             need $3000 deposit upon signing


New Business
 Society Status: The last 5 years books were okayed but we now need to give them the
  2004-2005 books for the status to be granted.
Catherine motioned to adjourn the meeting and was seconded by Jody.
Next Meeting will be November 14 at 7:30


BUCPS Summer Newsletter



 • On June 24th/05 the Bandura Ensemble students performed as well as the Grade 5/6
 students put on a musical presentation of some Ukrainian Folk Tales. Everyone enjoyed
 the performance, great job!

 • BUCPS purchased 2 CD's of the St. George's Church Choir, one for the school and the one
 for the library can be borrowed.

 • Mr. Clint Moroziuk will be the new teacher replacing Mrs. Laurie Bahri. The class
 structures will be the same as this year where there will be a 4/5 and 5/6 split with core
 subjects having separate teachers for 4/5/6.

 • Thank you to everyone who participated in the Purdy’s fundraiser. It was a great
 success. Thank you to everyone who helped organize and put the orders together.

 • French will be offered to all of the students next year and Mrs. Tarnowsky will be
 teaching the French classes.

 • The BUCPS Executive election was held for the 2005-2006 School Year:

                           President        Catherine Medwechuk
                           Vice President   Lydia Murphy
                           Treasurer        Diane Zaharkiw
                           Secretary        Jody Exell


 • Lesia will head the nominating committee for next year.

 • The 6/9/11 farewell event took place on June 12/05 and was a great success! There
 were approximately 160 people in attendance and everyone had a great time. It was very
 well organized! Thanks to Natalie, Marcy, Roxanne and Monica for organizing this
 awesome event!

 • The Kindergarten graduation was combined with the English and was a great time. All of
 the Ukrainian children received their dolls. The last day of classes for the LAC was June
 22/05.

 • On June 6th Mr. Boychuk's Grade 9's students made a trip to FKK, Delwood and St.
Mathews elementary schools for a music video presentation.

• The Alberta Foundation Ukrainian Education Society gave $500 to the Bilingual program,
which was divided into 12 awards for the Grade 6-10 students. There was an addition $500
this year and will be given out as the "Ukrainian Camp Incentive". A letter was sent home
with the students. The money will be divided equally between the students applying for
the "Ukrainian Camp Incentive".

• Thank you to the Strathcona Ukrainian Bilingual Association who has generously donated
$7500.00 to BUCPS!

• On behalf of BUCPS and SAC we would like to thank everyone once again for doing a
great job selling the Entertainment and Student Union Ticket Pak books this past year.
$5,295.00 was raised by your efforts. Look for either the books or an order form on the
first day of school in September. Once again they will be given to the oldest child in each
family.

• Thank you to the BUCPS Executive, parents, staff and students for a great 2004-2005
school year! Have a wonderful summer!
BUCPS April Newsletter


• All of the Ukrainian classes enjoyed taking part in the pysanky the week of March 14-18th.

• The BUCPS website was unveiled at the March BUCPS meeting. The site will be interactive
site with artwork from the students and information that will change on a monthly basis.
There will be a calendar with upcoming events and information for parents and students.
Thank you to Mr. Rachmistruk and the website committee for all of their hard work!

• The BUCPS booth will be open at the Sherwood Park Trade Fair April 8-10th.

• Thank you to everyone who participated in the Purdy’s fundraiser. It was a great success.
Thank you to everyone who helped organize and put the orders together.

• The perogy supper and silent auction was another great success. Thank you to the Trixie
Chicks and the dancers from Koperoush School of Dance for the entertainment! We need to
give a huge thank you to all of the people and the committee people that helped out with
this event!

• The new BUCPS brochure will soon be going off to the printer! Thank you to the committee
for their work on the logo and brochure!

• 25th Anniversary: We need someone to start up a committee for the 25th Anniversary. If
you would like to be a part of this event, please sign up!

Next BUCPS Meeting will be April 11, 2005 at 7:30.

				
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