November 2022 Council Minutes

Posted November 21, 2022

TEPS School Council Meeting Minutes

From – November 10, 2022

Voting Members in Attendance for meeting

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

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

Other Regrets: none.


School Report Great Moments in Teaching:

·         Lots of Celebrations

·         Tuesday Nov 8th was Indigenous Remembrance Day

·         Remembrance Day tomorrow

·         Funding will be received for formal snack program through Food & Friends.  Will be looking for parent volunteers to prep food, each class will have containers of healthy snacks

·         Question: can we donate “Fresh from Farm or other food donations? Answer: yes (see Ken or Cassie)

·         Student absences up, EA shortage board/province wide

·         Safety Patrol up and running, lots of great student volunteers

·         3 new teachers added to the school roster

·         Tutoring resources available through the board will be shared online

Action Item: Cassie to ask for parent volunteers that can come into the school to help prepare snacks

Picture Company School photo company issues feedback:

–       Concerns about package prices, backgrounds, had to order by a certain date or a penalty, which was before the retake pictures were available, seemed less flexible, confusing website, would prefer to be able to just purchase digital options

–       Positive feedback for ease of use for website, quality of pictures


Direction for the Year Would like to hold more fun events for students – movie night, end of school year fun night.


Fundraising Fresh From Farm

–       Drop off Tuesday Nov 15th between 12 and 3, parent pick up between 3 and 5

–       May need more parent volunteers that afternoon if possible, let Richard know


Teacher’s Wishlist Funding:


–       education membership

–       Scientists in the school for grade 3 & 4 ($470)


–       clear folders, dominoes, magnetic fractions, magnetic base sets $280


–       board games

Phys Ed

–       $500 last meeting for phys ed- could cover goggles and a volleyball net plus.. $150 left for something else


–       $160 for lego and green screen/tech supplies


–       pinnies & supplies – up to $500


Note: requested kindergarten printer and junior whiteboard could come from school funds


Treasurer’s Report –       no change, will follow up with Ken on updates on spending

–       $1300 left in accounts, plus $700 from Fresh from the farm, so about $2000 to spend


Q & A –       Q: Are kids getting tv shows at lunch?

–       A: Sometimes – it depends on the teacher and class, not every class, not every day, usually educational


Next Meeting Thursday, December 8th @ 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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