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School Community Council

        School Community Council
PCS SCC Meeting Minutes –Feb. 7, 2018
Attending –Kim Grant, Amanda Bonnett, Sarah Pedersen, Becky Maus, Alicia Mariano, Alicia Gibbons, Sarah Hutton, Cindy Frost, David Mason, Martha Barrett

  • Kim Grant, chair, opened the meeting welcoming all in attendance to the meeting.
Principal’s Report
  • Lots of things going on
  • Basketball Team – practicing Tuesday and Thursdays
  • Spirit Days – Pep Club –Everything Canadian Day (Feb. 9 and 23), Wear Red, Pink or White Day (Feb. 14), Slipper Day (Feb. 28), Sports Jersey Day (March 1)
  • Feb. 2          PD Day
  • Feb. 7          SCC Meeting – 6:30 PM
  • Feb. 13         Gr. 8 Parent Night – WDCS – 7:00 PM
  • Feb. 14         Valentine’s Day
  • Feb. 14         Wear Red, White and Pink Day
  • Feb. 14         School public speaking contest – 11:45 AM
  • Feb. 19         Family Day holiday
  • Feb. 21         Gr. 3/4 and 4/5 to DEER program
  • Feb. 22         Customer Service workshop – Gr. 6/7 and 7/8 in the library – 8:50 – 10:50 AM
  • Feb. 22         Legion speaking contest 7:00 PM
  • Feb. 23         Report cards go home
  • Feb. 23         Family Movie Night – Cars 3
  • Feb. 28         Wear your slippers day
  • Feb. 28         Celebration Assembly – 12:00 PM
  • March 1 Wear your sports jersey day
  • March 1 Memorial Cup coming to PCS
  • March 2 Tonya Milne presentation – 9:30 AM
  • March 9 Skating – Primary in AM, J/I in the PM
  • March 12-16     March Break
  • March 28        Funky Jewelry Day
  • March 28        Celebration Assembly – 12:00 PM
  • Etc.
  • Valentines for Veterans – as a result of the school community creating Valentines for Veterans, the Owen Sound Attack who heard about this endeavor, wished to thank Paisley Central School for their continued support of veterans and have decided to bring the Memorial Cup to PCS – Thursday, March 1, 9:30 AM
  • Tonya Milne – a professional ballerina with ties to the Paisley and Pinkerton area, Tonya Milne will be showcasing her talents and speaking with students about persevering and pursuing their dreams at Paisley Central School on Friday, March 2 at 9:30 AM
  • Gr. 6/7 and 7/8 Niagara trip fundraiser –Clara Clark sheet sales – Finishes Feb. 14
  • School wide fundraiser –Elmira Chicken, Little Caesars sales and Poinsettia sales fundraisers were well supported – Elmira Chicken and Little Caesars sales again in March-April - Hanging flower baskets – for Mother’s Day
  • Family Day activities – Monday, February 19, 2018
SCC - $1197.73
Christmas Dinner – generosity of the community overwhelming –$600 from the Legion to pay for the turkeys – donations from parents

  • Teacher’s Report
  • Mrs. Frost reported that several classes have been working on writing and presenting speeches for the annual speaking contest – the school contest will be held on Wednesday, February 14 and the Legion contest will take place on Thursday, February 22
  • Breakfast Program
  • The Breakfast program continues to do well providing a healthy start to the day for students
  • The bank account for the program is still quite healthy with a great deal of support from the local community through donations
  • Trustee Report
  • The decision by the school board to access  funding to allow for the completion of capital projects for Paisley Central is good news for the school and community – Mr. Mason spoke highly of the leadership and persistence of Paisley throughout the ARC process to ensure that the school would stay open for at least the next five years
  • Artificial Intelligence is an area in which Mr. Mason feels that we as a school board and society need to explore   - as a result he has made a motion to the board to look at developing innovation within our system
  • Presently there is an innovation grant available to employees of the board
  • Transportation continues to be a challenge for many boards across the province, as a result the Ministry is attempting to consult with stakeholders throughout the province – Mr. Mason has encouraged members of school council to complete the survey concerning transportation so that the Ministry has a rural perspective  
  • Other
  • For community messaging for school activities contact Carly Steinhoff at the municipal office and  she can add to the new electronic community bulletin board in front of the post office
  • Thursday, February 22 there will be a community meeting at the arena to discuss the rebranding of Paisley as an artist community – ideas were discussed regarding whether it is possible to create a mural on the side of the school
  • There will be U8 soccer taking place in Paisley this summer – there may also be pick up soccer on other nights
  • Family Day activities – many activities are planned for the Family Day holiday – activities will take place at the arena, support has been received from the Grow Paisley committee and the Paisley Bluesfest
The next meeting is to be held Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30 PM in the school library.

Last Modified: Mar 08, 2018
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