PAC Meeting Minutes- February 25th

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PAC Meeting Agenda

February 25, 2019

Chair: Roxanna Smallwood

  • Welcome
  • Bruce Sled presented on the grade 5-7 band program
    • We are very close to having a Lynnmour only Band program (which means NOT going to another school for practice once per week)
    • If you are interested in your child participating in Band (even if you are only interested in only participating if it is only at Lynnmour), please register asap and know that you can get a full refund until June 15th. The schedule will be released before June 15th, so if the schedule doesn’t suit your needs, you can get a full refund.
    • Funds are available from the Band PAC – up to $200 toward fees is available. Ask Ms. Anne Lawson about this.
    • Instruments are also available through the Band program for an annual fee of between $100-$150 (much cheaper than renting from music stores).
    • For more information, please contact Bruce Sled:
  • Approval of January PAC Meeting Minutes
    • approved by Eva and Sharlene
  • Principal’s Report (10 min) see report
  • Treasurer’s Report (10 min)
    • Snack Shack revenue – February 13: $64.50
    • Activity Fund balance: $11,769
    • Gaming Account – Clayton to follow up with BMO to gain electronic access to our Gaming account
    • Donation
  • Past PAC events (since last meeting) (2 min)
    • Snack Shack Feb 13 generated $64.50
  • Current and near-future PAC events (20 min)  
    • Spring Fling April 27th
      • Hecel is taking the lead and has secured classroom basket reps. Expect a communication from your teachers soon with details of basket rep contacts and themes.
      • Donation requests have been sent to community sponsors.
      • Roxanna to follow up with Hecel about contacting Sharlene with our donation letter so she can approach Brody & Intergulf
      • Sponsorship packages are being sorted out currently.
      • Online tickets by Brown Paper Tickets will be available in March
      • Ticket order forms for cash or cheque purchase will go home in March
  • Bus Request
    • Ms. Zallen (student teacher) and Ms. Carpino’s Grade 1 class this year are organizing a field trip to the HR MacMillan Space Centre, located in Kitsilano. The Space Centre runs organized field trips targeted to grade one students in line with the grade one new BC curriculum. The PAC approved paying for a bus for up to $450 for field trip transportation.
  • P. I. E. – Parents for Inclusive Education Update (5min)
    • Partners for Inclusive Education (PIE) great success last month (February 6th – the Guest speaker was Jeremy Church TOPIC: Social/Emotional Learning).
    • March 6th (The Guest speaker will be Karen Delong – Inclusion BC)
    • April guest speaker will be Regan Rankin
    • Windsor Family of Schools PAC representatives were asking where they can get the schedule for the PIE meetings. Roxanna to follow up with Mandy.
  • In December, Tamara Hung stepped down as Chairperson of the PAC. The current PAC executive appointed Roxanna Smallwood to be Chairperson of the PAC.
    • Vacant PAC positions will be advertised and an election will be held at our AGM on Monday, June 10.
  • Rise and Thrive Yoga at Buddha-Full Northwoods Wednesday, February 27 and March 6. Register at
    • Rise & Thrive Yoga is a series of community-focused yoga classes, open to participants of all ages and abilities. No child should go hungry yet many children in our very own communities are going to school with no breakfast and no lunch. A child with little or poor nutrition cannot develop cognitively to their full potential. Many children are being misdiagnosed with behavioural and learning disabilities. Proceeds from Rise & Thrive Yoga help fund breakfast and lunch programs in elementary schools in your neighbourhood. All classes are by donation and make access to yoga more attainable for all. Together we can help children in our communities THRIVE!
  • Q&A
  • next PAC meeting: Monday, April 8 6:30-7:30pm
  • Adjournment 7:35 pm