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At the January School Council Meeting…

We had a great turn out for our January meeting.  We discussed the updated budget and upcoming events (minutes available here).   The fall fundraisers were very successful and we are only 5K off from covering our year end budget.  This is great news and means we can continue to support the Scientist in Schools workshops for all classes this spring ($5000), the staff special projects grant ($2500), Multiculture and Arts workshops for all classes ($2500), and purchasing new A/V equipment for the music and drama program ($2000) just to name a few.  We had a discussion about letting the community know we are a Registered Charity and can accept directed donations through United Way and Canada Helps.

We have some winter and spring fundraisers planned and are starting to get organized.  We will be looking for volunteers and donations to help out with the upcoming Cake Walk (Feb 14th) and Book Sale (week of Feb 25th).  We will also be hosting our first Plant Sale fundraiser on Sat, May 11th.  Also a reminder to save the date for our end of year celebration:  Spring Fling is booked for Thursday, June 6th!!

Our next Parent Workshop will be on Thurs, Feb 25th in the school library and the topic is Parenting Truths.

There was a report given by the Vice-Principal about events and fundraisers that the school is promoting.  The Mabels’ Labels fundraiser is to help with the labeling of kids clothes to reduce items in our lost and found.  February Field Trips:  plans underway for Grade 1-3 students to go sledding at Jacques Cartier Park during Winterlude and for the Grade 4-7 students to go Skating Through the Forest.  Recently all grades participated in the Momentum Moves dance workshops.  A reminder that the cost for this program is $10 per student and is due online by January 25th.

Our next meeting will be held February 12th.  We will have reports from our various committees, a report from the principal and if you have anything to discuss please email in advance to have your topic added to the agenda.