TEPS School Council Meeting Minutes October 13, 2022

Posted October 18, 2022

TEPS School Council Meeting Minutes

From – October 13, 2022

Voting Members in Attendance for meeting

Name Present   Name Present
Hammond, Jackie x   Garon-Nielsen, Michelle  
VanLoon, Ruth  x   Hocken, Jodi  
Martin, Richard x   Rea, Brooke x
Nasswetter, Katie x   Ho, Amy x
Galda, Andrea x   Barett, Tricia  

Other Attendees: Ken Keesmaat, Cassie Broadhead, Meaghan Jones, Julia Baldwin, Pamela Gallego, Caroline Turnbull, Amber Maxwell-Gibbins

Other Regrets: none.


School Report  

Great Moments in Teaching:

·         Terry Fox Run, Walk & Roll will be held tomorrow

·         Junior cross-country held today

·         Primary Choir is starting up

·         Equity work – literature that reflects student diversity, students do a daily land acknowledgement with announcements


Ken presented the Safe Schools plan – available on the school website. The Safe Schools Committee needs a parent representative.

Q & A with Ken Questions from attendees:

Picture retake day?

–       Scheduled for Monday Nov 7th

Are there class pictures still?

–       Composite class photos will be included this year. New photo company being used this year – Pegasus.

Is there a milk order?

–       Not yet, likely later this year

When will the Fresh From Farm fundraiser order available?
–    End of Nov to early Dec

Good there is a land acknowledgement but are there any other indigenous education going on? Like an elder attending and teaching?

–       Yes there are resources available, presentations, educational materials

–       The school board has indigenous language classes

–       There is an indigenous social worker and transitions support worker

–       Parent link to info: https://www.ugdsb.ca/schools/safe-equitable-and-inclusive-schools/equity-and-inclusive-education/

Will there be colour houses again?
–    no not at this time

Can school spirit wear be available sooner?

–       Ken will look into


Fundraising Fresh From Farm Update: $950 raised for school

Teacher’s Wishlist

Agree to fund:

–       $100 per educator for supplies (previously supported)

–       DD Class Laminator ($40)

–       $500 to Phys Ed supplies

–       Kindergarten supply requests were donated by Amber

Can we get parent donations for things like boardgames?

–       yes

Question: can we fund field trips?

–       Difficult to get buses, shortage of drivers

–       Possibly easier to bring in activities for the students to participate in

Treasurer’s Report $6000 to be used by the end of the school year  
Next Meeting Thursday, November 10th @ 7:00 pm  


School Council Executive 2022-2023:

  • Co-Chairs – Jackie Hammond and Ruth VanLoon
  • Treasurer – Richard Martin
  • Secretary – Katie Nasswetter

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