February School Council Minutes

Posted February 24, 2022

King George School Council Agenda

Supporting Education through Community, Communication and Innovation

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

 

Attendance:

Lisa Hood, Erica Scime, Amie Melnychuk, Lesley Morrison, David Taylor, Jane Bibby, Emmanuelle Drewitt, Jen Woodside

 

  1. Approval of the January Meeting Minutes & February Agenda Lesley Morrison

 

  1. Principal’s Update Jane Bibby/David Taylor
  • Notification from Ministry of Health that school can now relax some restrictions
    • Verify screening for staff and students
    • Phys. Ed: allowed high and low contact activities indoors and outdoors (mask optional while playing, mandatory when not active)
    • Clubs: Allowed again
    • Band: Allowed again. Wind instruments are back inside.
    • Buses: Still have seating plans
    • Classrooms: no longer have to be in single direction
    • Recess: Zones are still required
    • Outside Play: allowed to remove masks outside in mixed classroom groups
    • Classrooms are allowed to rearrange and bring back in furniture and rugs
  • David Taylor is departing KG, Sarah Garrett is joining King George

                             

  1. Spring Fundraising Plan Joyce Baker
  • Discuss plan and what it would look like going forward
  • An online silent auction
  • Uncertain to know if circumstances can change for an outdoor gathering
  • Questions around previous fundraisers and timelines
  • Volunteer requests
    • Amie, Erica, Lesley
  • Previous, in-person, silent auction raised 4,700$
  • Goal is 5 to 7,000$
  • Funding towards: 
    • Forest of Reading booksets, approx 4,000$ 
    • Scientist in the Classroom, 230$/virtual class, 300$/class in-person, 19 classes
  • Timeline:
    • Communications and Plan draft to School Council – March 4
    • Revisions to Joyce – March 8
    • Begin advertising and item collection – March 14
    • Donations due – June 3

 

  • Family Fun Night:
    • Tentatively set for Thursday, June 16th

 

  1. PIC (Parent Involvement Committee UGDSB) Lesley Morrison
  • Virtual event info – March 2nd 7:00 – 9:00pm
    • Supporting kids for education and career planning in grades 7 – 12 using “My blueprint”
    • Register at https://ugdsb.eventbuilder.com/PIC2022
  • Another event coming in May
  1. EDI committee update Jen Woodside
  • No update at this time

  • Grade 8 Graduation Committee
  • No updates

  • Parking Lot
  • Pink Shirt Day, Wednesday, February 23
    • Intermediate grades are presenting to junior grades
    • Focus will be on “The Right Thing to Do”

Dates to Remember

  • February 21st – Family Day Holiday
  • February 25th – Last day to order Subs and Milk (for March 23rd – June 17th period). 
  • March 2nd – PIC meeting
  • March 14th- 18th March Break
  • March 22nd – School council meeting

 

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