January 23 at 6pm in the School Library is our PAC Meeting. Please see below for the Agenda. We would love to see everyone come out and attend. If you have a child/grandchild in the school you are a part of our school PAC (Parent Advisory Committee). There will be treats, tea and FREE BABYSITTING for kids of all ages (not just school aged). So come on out. We look forward to seeing you tonight.
Norquay Elementary PAC
6:00-7:30PM Norquay Library
● Welcome & Introductions, Attendance: (2 mins – Charis)
● Approve past minutes – November 2017 – See below (2 mins – Charis)
● Approve Jan Agenda (2 mins – Charis)
● Ice Breaker – “Candy” (10mins)
● Treasurer’s report – (10 mins – Shirley & Annie)
● Admin Message (10 mins – Tim/Teena)
● Old business/Updates (2 mins)
● New Business
● Lunar New Year Social (5-10 Mins – Shauna)
● Carnival (5-10 Mins – Charis)
● Yearbook (5 Mins – Barb)
● Garden Update (2mins – Val)
● Playground Update (2mins – Letti)
● Fundraising/Volunteer Update & Request (5mins – Charis)
● EMB Update (2min – Shauna)
● Communications (2min – Janisha)
● Traffic Update (5mins – Edna)
● April is a Guest Speaker – any requests?!? Discuss as Group (5 mins)
PAC Meeting March 14 @ 6:00pm
Jan 23/18 PAC Meeting Garden Report
– Nikoo from SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation) will be leading 8 classes in garden workshops (“Starting Seedlings”, “Transplanting Seedlings” and “Pollinators and Beneficial In-
sects”) starting in mid February. Students each pay $2 per workshop. Nikoo recommended we order a large bag of soil amendment (cost approximately $150) before planting outdoors.
– Nikoo will assist us in our 4rth Annual Harvest Festival on Friday June 22 with the 8 classes who are
participating in the workshops.
– The Growoya terracotta watering vessels will need to be dug back into the garden boxes by early
March before outdoor planting begins.
– The “garden fee” of $3 per student (total collected $1,863) was to go towards the cost of the new
water tap to be installed in the middle of the garden, but we are still waiting for a cost quote from VSB
Maintenance. They are very behind schedule, so the tap will likely not be installed until the 2018-19
– Since the tap installation is delayed, we will use the garden fees this year towards a garden workshop
that every class in the school will participate in. The workshop is with Lori Synder, a First Nations educator teaching school children of all ages about medicinal and edible plants that grow natu-
rally all around us. It is $5 per student, and we will use the UBC Think & Eat Green @ School $1,000 grant and the garden fund to pay for the balance of the cost not covered by the garden fees.
– Bee Update: Prince of Wales School has an outdoor bee hive that the VSB described as a “pilot
project” still within its first year. We are unclear as to how they were able to get a bee hive installed at
their school when our request was denied, but we will wait and see how their bee project goes.