Attendance; Rita Pallisco, Vicky Walker, Danielle Bonnevie, Kelly Russett, Monica Corazza,
Emily Stramacchia, Romina Tortola, Josephine Zappa, Lisa Saab, Michelle Grineau, Kelly
Meeting Called to Order at 6:35 by Kelly Russett
Minutes from January approved by Emily Stramacchia, Seconded by Josephine Zappa
Vicky – opened with a prayer
President’ s Report
Concerns brought to the attention of our PAC president regarding the parkway
construction (Pollution/Traffic). Kelly wrote to the DRIC inc and received a response that basically addressed the fact that there was no more damage done than normal. No Noise barrier is necessary or warranted. Rita and Vicky stated that once the construction continues and is more visible toward the students, reminders about safety and “stranger danger” will continue. Environmental contact is KATIE DICKS – 1-877-937-5929
Teresa Tomeo was well received from the Holy Names family of schools. She is scheduled to return in April to continue discussions of Media Influences, however it will be a “parent only” evening.
Treasurer ’s Report
Balance as of January 31 – $23 433.18 Only thing to still be removed from account
is the $600 for the two schools from Christmas time.
OLMC blog is up and running (411 visits to date)
Reports go home, followed by Parent-Teacher interviews Feb 7th
P.A Day – staff is receiving training in Mental Health issues in children (focus: Anxiety), bullying and accessibility for school communities
3 new moms on staff: Mrs. Prestia (girl), Mrs. Bakic (boy) and Mrs. Keane (son)
Ms. Massara – recovering from surgery
JK registration is in planning mode. All suggestions were considered and are used for the new JK registration format. Idea: Passport to Education.
Mascot, choir, iPad station and Translators are all expected to create a welcoming environment.
Ash Wednesday – launch of coin drive for a school in Tanzania. Mass is at 2:00pm
Basket Bonanza will return the week before Easter
3 issues of Bullying from Dec-Jan Dealt with by administration
Walking path b/w our yard and Mitchell Cres to be checked by City for safety of students (Icy) – call 311 if dangerous
WWJD – Wednesdays
Vicky Walker is in process of going through Grant information and begin application process (TD, Toyota, Scotts Miracle Grow)
AGREED TO NOT CONTINUE CAMPBELL SOUP LABEL DRIVE (seems unrealistic)
Craft Club – 136 kids in total – HUGE SUCCESS
Discussion held about SK “readiness for Gr 1” due to conversations on the street about Full Day Learning. Concluded with discussion is welcomed by JK/SK teachers once a time is scheduled
Lice? – if a student is affected, note is sent to entire class and Rita checks class and siblings.
Sanitation of desks at lunchtime? – discussion about handwashing importance.
Sign In + Visitor Sticker is still in force
Fundraising committee is still meeting in order to create opportunities to raise funds in order to improve our school yard
To encourage a positive cougar attitude / Future Possibilities:
Valentine Father – Daughter Dance – 2014
Teacher/Parent Events (games, etc...)
Meeting called to a close by Emily Stramacchia Seconded by Lisa Saab 8:05 pm