Tentative November PAC Meeting agenda and October PAC Meeting Minutes

Norquay Elementary PAC

APPROVED AGENDA

15 Nov 2016

6:00-7:30PM Norquay Library

 

  • Welcome & Introductions, Attendance: (2 mins – Charis)
  • Approve past minutes – Oct 2016 – See below (2 mins – Charis)
  • Approve Nov Agenda
  • Teacher Representative (2 mins)
  • Treasurer’s report – Vote on and approve 2016-2017 Budget (5 mins – Barb)
  • Old business/Updates (2 mins)
  • Admin Message (5 mins – Margaret/Sharon)
  • New Business
    • Garden Update (2mins – Val – See below for written report)
    • Playground Update (2mins or written report please – Lettie)
    • Fundraising/Volunteer Update (2mins – Charis)
    • EMB Update (2min – Charis in place of Shauna)
    • Communications (2min – Janisha)
    • Traffic Update (2mins – Edna)
    • Vote on Norquay Funding Requests (See below)

 

PAC Meeting December 13 @ 6:00pm

 

 

Nov 15/16  PAC Meeting – Garden Written Report

  • New 3-bin compost and second storage box installed by VSB Grounds.  New weather-proof locks were purchased for the compost bins and storage box.  The lock for the original storage box broke but has been replaced under warranty.
  • Nikoo had to reschedule the Nov 4 Composting Workshops and will be coming Friday Nov 18 instead.
  • Six large 4’ grow lights for indoor seedlings were purchased from the US, and even with the exchange rate and duties, the total cost was cheaper than buying from Canada.
  • Still waiting for a quote from VSB Maintenance for a new water tap closer to the garden.  Val will follow-up with VSB Maintenance.
  • Outdoor water taps have been shut off to prevent freezing.  Ms De Jardin’s grade 6-7 class will monitor the winter hoop garden and open it up for rainwater as needed.

We can use your help to grow our garden!  Please contact Val at valeriakao@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer with the Garden Committee

 


 

NORQUAY PAC FUNDING SUPPORT REQUESTS

CLASS SUPPORTS

  • $100 per classroom – and Learning Support & non enrolling teachers
    • $100 x 26 divisions
    • $100 x9 – (6 LST and Wee, Wheelhouse & Warkentin)
  • support for field trips & transportation

TECHNOLOGY

  • 15 to 30 additional iPads and cases – library
  • 30 additional iPads & cases as well as a cart for classroom supports
  • 4 additional mobile carts to support pods of classrooms
    • with document readers, Apple TV and projector
  • CD players for classrooms
  • Continued support for our computer lab
    • 5 HDMI cables for projector carts
    • 35 USB Keyboards for basement lab & projector carts
    • 35 USB mice for basement lab & projector carts
    • 30 headphones for basement lab

SPECIAL PROJECTS

  • $500 to get school kiln up and running
    • annual support of clay purchase
  • $150 to support primary cooking programs
  • $150 to support intermediate cooking programs
  • $150 to support Special Ed cooking programs
  • $200 kindergarten math manipulatives & toys
  • $400 Growing Chefs – grade 1 class
  • $600 Noonhour clubs  – crochet, origami, pottery, chess, etc…
  • $500 Noon hour board games and equipment for student leaders to share
  • Continued support of Sports Equipment
  • $300 – Photocopy paper order

APPROVED October-18th-Meeting-Minutes