November 9 Charlotte Small School Council Meeting
Location: Flex Room https://meet.google.com/gxg-nfij-wws?hs=122&authuser=0
Attendance: Shelby Shortneck, Allison casey, Vanessa Bosovich, Dawn Sinclair, Brittany Sands, Taylor Liivam, Nancy Lublinkhof, Cherly Kalev, Penni Lougheed, Kayleigh Rempel, Lucy Hake
Approval of last meeting Minutes: All approved
Principal’s report: Mission and vision for Charlotte small. Update on the annual ed results. Assurance Survey was sent to parents last year and we discussed the results. Pat results are best in division, our results went up during the pandemic, the ed results explain the pat results in comparison to division and provincial.
Trustee’s report - Board Highlights - October 18, 2022 (found on wrsd.ca website)
2023-2024 Draft Calendar
The Board of Trustees approved in principle the DRAFT 2023-2024 Calendar. The calendar will be distributed for public feedback before receiving final approval at a future board meeting.
The board approved the recommendations made by the policy committee for changes to
Policy 10 - Policy Making
The Board heard the highlights from the 2021 -2022 Wellness Accountability Report, FNMI Accountability Report and Personnel Accountability Report.
Enhanced Programming through Academies
The Board discussed at length the possibility of offering enhanced programs through the use of academies. Other school divisions are offering unique programs that earn students external credentials for example, flight, hockey, or farming academies. This will be discussed at our November 3 Umbrella School Council meeting.
WRSD September 29, 2022 Enrollment, Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence Certificate of Achievement, Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, PowerSchool - Student Information System - Migration to hosted service, WRSD / Town of Drayton Valley Joint Meeting, Capital Project Update, Grade 2-4 Learning Disruption Grant.
Deloitte Review - currently the board has asked for a review of WRSD operations - administration and more. Parents were not going to be involved but we have asked that there be some input from them included. A survey will be coming but not certain if it will be to the School Council groups or what form it will take.
Have enjoyed being in schools - DT today for Remembrance Day and Caroline during a tournament. Great kids at both. Looking forward to bell season.
Chair report - Umbrella council meeting minutes will be attached once finalized.
Teachers report: Teacher appreciation supper was very welcome, Remembrance day ceremony was fantastic with lots of student involvement. Halloween dance was super fun! Staff are excited for penny carnival.
Condor Community Center Update - Condor Community Centre had a big Halloween bash - 200 participants at the kids portion of the night. Raised about $1000 from the whole night for the rink and ball diamonds. Great community support, sponsorship and turnout. Lots of awareness for the project now. Work bee at the rink - small but mighty and got lots done - basketball nets straightened, welding, removal of gates to be repaired and front portion of the skating building cleaned up. Received a quote and donation on materials for the rink - boards and paint. Home Hardware will be making the donation of 10% of the materials and charging $3500ish for the rest. We will need to store the materials in the back of the rink building so will need to have that cleaned out and the lock fixed on the door. Project manager of the rink is Daryl Lougheed. We will have more workbees coming up as the weather allows. So there may not be a lot of notice but people are always welcome. No word on CFEP grant. CoOp beautification will be considered for next year. No word on Blue Cross Active Living grant. We do have sponsors that are willing to donate as soon as we can finalize our materials list which we should know now.
- Joe’s Social Media - post om Facebook and notify parents about program. May have more sign ups.
- School Photographer - tabled to January
- Charlotte Small Apparel - school will look at options. May ask for help from parent council with parent communication and forms.
- Report cards-Report cards will go directly to anyone with portal access electronically through the PowerSchool portal. (November will be printed)
Remaining meetings: January 19, March 16, May 11