Prespatou Parent Advisory Council

From May 6/11 Newsletter: A summary of planning day was presented with ideas for next year. A question was asked about switching to French instruction instead of German. The consensus was that the community would not support this change. We are in the middle of advertising for staff for next year. We are sad to see Miss Ali and Miss Coccola leaving this year. Mr. Peet will also be leaving us to become principal of Clearview school. We will miss all their contributions to our school and wish them well in their future endeavors. We are waiting on a district meeting to determine how our support positions will look for next year, but are anticipating adding the Reading Recovery program back into our school. We will be looking at how to best use the new
portable when it arrives and will look at class compositions for next year. We have most of the secondary students course selection forms and are working on building a timetable. The Grade 9’s will be attending Dual Credit day next week at Northern Lights College with a chance to explore many of the programs they offer. PAC will be ordering two sets of new swings for the playground. District maintenance will supply material and equipment to help level the ball fields. Next meeting will be June 1 at 7:30.

From April/11 newsletter: discussion about scheduling of planning day – general feeling that the holiday was better than “losing” another school day. Some renewals received for ice rink ads – Klassen Auto Repair, Co-Op, E&A Ventures, Home Hardware, Peace Glass and Loewen Logging. Swings will be ordered to add to the playground in the spring. Grade 11 class may be starting the canteen to raise money for grad for next year. Ice rink needs a lot of work – the Outdoor Rec class finished at the end of semester – everyone welcome to help out. Temperature in classes discussed – students encouraged to let Mr. Ritchie know if temperature is uncomfortable so we can make needed changes. A concern was raised about the number of comic books in the library – there is a big difference between comic books and graphic novels – they are a very good way to encourage and support reading. Many graphic novels are non-fiction as well. The next PAC meeting will be on Wednesday April 6th at 7:30 pm.

From Feb. 16/11 newsletter: More swings for the playground will be ordered as soon as the catalogue is received. Plans are beginning to work on the ball diamonds for this summer. Full time Kindergarten is still a concern and Mrs. Lahaye will be out to share any new information soon. School computers are available for parents to use, and further instructional sessions will be planned.