May School Council Minutes

Posted May 27, 2022

May 24, 2022

Start 6:30pm

Attendees: Natasha Skerritt, Courtney Ecclestone, Lauren Shelby, Andrea Catteau, Johanna Hilditch, Thomas Samson, Lisa Wyatt & Vanessa Cordes


Approval of Minutes: Johanna Hilditch approves & Courtney Ecclestone seconds.

Principals Report: (Natasha Skerritt)

  • Special Olympics – Thank you to our donors, Thanks to staff, Letters went out to neighbours to let them know what is happening. 
  • Trips/Celebrations – Walking trips, Grade 6 Celebration in the park, grocery store visit, picnics outside, K celebrations, Ultimate Frisbee, Transition Visit to Elora,
  • Class Requests – need to be in by May 24
  • EQAO – this week to June 8
  • JK Orientation – June 1st, 
  • Last day of School – June 29, 2022
  • Report cards – June 23, 2022
  • Lost and Found – out on display for June 1 Picnic, donated at the end of the year

Treasurer Report: (Courtney Ecclestone)

Fundraising $858.00

General $498.89

Milk $0

Nutrition $7605.65

Parent engagement $430.81

Playground $4333.20

Playground Maintenance $1000.00

Student activities 0

Teacher Allocations $0

Charitable Lunches $0

Total: $14726.55


Raise the Dough

  • Fergus Domino’s Pizza had an amendment to the funds made during the Raise the Dough night. An additional cheque for $66.00 is being sent to Salem Public School.

General Fundraising

  • The fundraising committee will start the preparation over the summer for the 2022/2023 year. A fundraising schedule will be finalized and put out in September for families.
  • Mable’s Labels in sending a cheque totalling $52.53 to Salem Public School for orders made. A reminder will be sent out early to mid-August for any families looking to purchase labels for the 2022/2023 school year (great for summer camp items as well!)

Other/ New Business:


  • After our playground inspection, it is noted that some minor repairs are needed (chains/bushings/seat) to the special needs swing set. The repairs required were quoted at $796.43.
  • Natasha requested to council to proceed with the playground repairs, and a unanimous vote was made in favour. The playground maintenance fund currently has $1000.00 in it to cover the repair costs.
  • There are some repairs noted in the inspection that will need to be done in the future (not immediate).
  • The UGDSB is covering the costs of edging and a new absorption material needed, this will be happening over the summer.
  • Beginning next year, a plan and ideas should be looked at for the fundraising of a new playground structure. Generally, a 5-year plan and approximately 30-40 thousand dollars is needed.

Pizza Picnic

  • Some help is needed picking up picnic items such as drinks, ice and the frozen desserts. Council members can do this and drop off on picnic day.
  • 5 coolers are needed for the event for ice and drinks to be stored in, council members can provide and drop these off as well.
  • Staff will be handing out the pizza/drink/desert tickets upon entry. Families can then get situated/play in the yard while lining up for their items. Pizza arrives at 5:30pm.
  • Currently 86 families have ordered.

General New Business

  • Transportation schedule for the 2022/2023 school year will be released towards the end of august.
  • School hours will stay the same for the 2022/2023 school year (9:00am-3:20pm).
  • Yearbooks are currently being finished up and edited. This year’s book will feature 75 full colour pages bound. The books will arrive to the school before the last school day (June 29, 2022). We are waiting on the firm cost from the quote we received earlier in the year.

Dates for 2022/2023 Council Meetings:

  • September 20, 2022
  • November 15, 2022
  • January 17, 2023
  • April 18, 2023
  • May 16, 2023

 End 7:45pm

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