PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: Monday November 30, 2020
Location: Zoom Videoconference Call
Brett C, Gina M, Bonnie T, Lori T, Lisa W, Pooja K, Philip L, Mitali A, Rob E, Eric L, Catherine L
Meeting called to order at 6:33pm
Thank you to the parents and PAC for always being so supportive. There has been a lot of positive feedback recently from TOC’s and the community about the welcoming place that Woodward is.
VanGo with Arts Umbrella (Nov 30 – Dec 2). Bird inspired painting in the gym
ROAR Assembly – Connections through Zoom
Pop Up Pumpkin Patch – Thank you to PAC for donating the pumpkins
Enrolment is steady at 130 students
15% of our students are participating in the Transitional Learning program. Participating in our assemblies and class check ins
Kindergarten registration is open – please share with friends and families
Recess schedule: 10:00am Div. 3 & 4, 10:20am Div. 1 & 2, 10:40am Div. 5 & 6
Lunch schedule: 11:30am – 12:30pm Div. 2, 3, 4, 12:40pm – 1:40pm Div. 1, 5, 6
Health and Safety Update
Reminder: Mandatory daily health check
Community following health declaration is one of the biggest ways to keep our community safe. Families following protocols really well – Thank you
Encourage children to wash their hands frequently and to play without touching
Daytime custodian provides enhanced cleaning throughout the day
Review our protocols in weekly staff memos and at staff meetings.
Revise protocols as necessary
Transitional Learning Update
4 teachers providing school level support – Ms. KB, Ms. John, Ms. Sato, Ms. Fix
Webinars provided by the district and class check ins with our teachers
Next return to school date is February 1st, 2021
Ms. Dray is our band teacher this year. She will begin after Spring Break.
More information will come about instruments in the winter
Participating in CSL/Reporting project. 5 out of 6 classes participating
This season focus will be windows into learning and a social responsibility/work habits reflection
Mid-year summative report will be at the beginning of February
Div. 5 report cards will be sent home on Dec. 11
Literacy and SEL
Continuing our school focus on literacy intervention – helping struggling readers
Creating learning environments that help students regulate
3 out of 6 fire drills complete and were a success
Completed one earthquake drill and one lock down drill
December 17 at 9:00 a.m. for in-school and transitional learners
Link will be sent to parent community with a recording. Much like the Remembrance Day assembly
Communication – Through weekly newsletters, Twitter, school website
Lost and Found – Table will be set up at the front of the school for parents to safely view at drop off/pick up
Thank You Cards – Surprise for teachers. Would be great if kids can send thank you cards. Start sending them in with students on Dec. 7
PAC Winter Activity – If PAC would like to have a school-wide Holiday Zoom Event/Activities (e.g. scavenger hunt), Brett would be happy to help out
Last day of school – December 18
First day of school in 2021 – January 4
Grad camping year is next year for grades 6 & 7. Hoping to confirm later in the year if we can book or not. Bonnie confirmed PAC usually donates each year for the grad camp and PAC agreed to pay so that the money is there if it does proceed.
Financial reports for October were presented during the meeting
BC Gaming grant got approved
PAC paid for agendas, 2019/2020 McNair Scholarship and pumpkins for Halloween
Field Trip Subsidy – Field trips were cancelled last school year and most likely field trips will be limited this year. PAC agreed money that wasn’t used last year will be given back to PAC. Brett will action.
Band Instrument Repairs – Bonnie confirmed PAC gave $300 last year. PAC agreed to give $300 towards repairs this year.
Christmas baskets – Will not proceed with baskets this year.
Annual Christmas Families Donation – PAC agreed to donate $500 this year.
Teacher Appreciation Brunch – Typically happens in December, but PAC agreed to postpone for now and revisit in Spring.
Hot Lunch – Food orders must be individually wrapped and organized by division. All district health and safety guidelines must be followed during delivery. Gina will look into possible vendors and logistics.
Open floor (misc. items)
Graduation Activities – Question came up as to what graduation plans will be. Brett indicated that the district graduation plan hasn’t come out yet. When information is made available, PAC will discuss further.
Next meeting is January 25, 2021
Meeting Adjourned – 7:10pm