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September School Council Meeting


Natalie welcomed all returning members and new members to the council meeting proceeded by an introduction by each individual.

Approval of minutes: 1st Julie Harrison, 2nd Sue Case

Annual Election: Chair Natalie Hart, Co-Chair Marylou Cockins, Secretary Tammy McRae and Sharon Boldrick, Treasurer Julie Harrison and Julie Stiles.

Principal’s Report: a small adjust had to be made in the primary grades to cap classes to 20 students. This was completed successfully.

The section inside the fenced area in front of the school has been paved.

EQAO results will be shared at the October School Council Meeting but is on line now for all to view. Tyendinaga is very pleased with the results.

The school improvement plan is to continue to focus on literacy but will also have a major focus on math.

School budget will be discussed at the October School Council Meeting. School is hoping to install three or four more SMART boards this year and is hoping for support from School council. These SMART boards are an extremely essential tool in the classroom.

Fundraising plans are the Terry Fox run, Christmas Sharing, and Jump Rope for Heart.

Grant Proposal of $500.00 will likely be available.

AIM Strategic Plan for the next five years is now available. Kathy Soule welcomes feedback and

The Safe School Committee meets once a month right after school, Julie Harrison has volunteered to take on the task as school council rep. Thank you Julie.

Wanting to establish a committee to develop plan for school playground renewal. Information session date to be scheduled sometime in mid October, a letter will be sent home for parents prior to the meeting. Parent involvement is essential if there is to be a playground for the students of Tyendinaga.

Teacher’s Report: Thank you cards were received by school council from Mrs. McCue and Mrs. Cockins for appreciation of the monetary gift given to each class to purchase an item of the teachers choosing.

Treasurer’s Report: The balance as of June 3/10 was $4232.05 but to come out of that is $500.00 for Kissing Hand Books distributed in welcome packages for each new junior kindergarten student. Also to come out is $35.00 so school council could give a monetary gift of a $10 gift card to each class. This was to top up the monetary gift from Norcard.

Chair’s Report: School Council will be doing the BBQ at the Meet the Teacher Night on Wednesday Sept. 22. With proceeds going back to school council fund. 1st Julie Harrison, 2nd Julie Stiles. All voted yes to this decision.

Fundraising Committee to be formed to work on any ideas to help raise funds. Some suggestions are cookie dough, cheese, oranges and magazines. As of now Sherry, Nicki, Tammy, and Sharon have stepped up to work on fundraising efforts. A flyer is to go home next week with further information. First scheduled meeting is Monday Oct. 4 at the school.

Campbell Soup Labels are still being collected. Sharon has new box for labels when they are sent into the school. Julie Stiles and Tammy McRae to help Sharon with this effort. 1st Julie Stiles, 2nd Tammy McRae to continue with this program as well as Fund Script.

Money raised by school council is used to pay for graduation composites (given to each graduate at no charge), recess kits for each classroom, help subsidize cost of agendas, last year’s Festive Dinner, SMART boards, requests from teachers to support programs such as French, music, Library support to name a few.

Mary Callaghan to send a letter to teachers to ask for inventory of their recess kits, defective equipment to be returned to supplier, deflated equipment to be pumped up. To discuss at next meeting about replenishing kits in September of each year instead of spring.

A change to meeting nights was discussed and all decided to alternate nights each month. Dates for future school council meetings are: Wed. Oct. 20, Tues. Nov. 16, Wed Jan. 19, Tues. Feb. 15, Wed. April 20, and Tues. May 17. All meetings will continue to start at 6:30 pm.

Motion to Adjourn: 1st Julie Harrison, 2nd Tammy McRae

Tyendinaga Public School

650 Shannonville Road, RR#1 Shannonville, Ontario
Canada K0K 3A0
Phone: +1 613 962-4447
Fax: +1 613 962-8644
156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario
Canada K8N 3L3
Toll-free: +1 800 267-4350
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Bell Times: 9:25 - 3:45
P: Jennifer Hawkins
S: Laina Andrews
T: Shannon Binder
Student transportation
Toll-free: +1 866 569-6638
Phone: +1 613 354-1981
Fax: +1 613 354-1279

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