Tuesday, October 02, 2012

George Waters Middle School Parent Council meeting tonight at 7PM in the resource room. I will be posting discussion comments during the meeting.


  1. The Parent Council Meeting is about to begin... here are running version of the topics being discussed.

  2. Treasurer's Report
    Signing authority at the bank is being worked out and will be finalized soon. The President and Treasurer currently have authority to sign.
    Expendable budget after commitments is $4840.
    Student Accounts are up to date.
    Fundraiser #1 was not a huge hit. Ideas to reduce the lost.
    Consideration to add another fundraiser.
    Motion made to offer $150 to each the At-risk Program and Active Living Program to help with costs. Passed. This motion will be revisited in January to see if more funds will be allocated.
    Other staff requests will be considered in the new year as well.
    A new canteen will be run for DI Provincials on April 13, 2012.
    Canteens will be run will at the GWMS Volleyball Tournaments.
    Motion made to spend $500 on canteens and $150 for a float.
    Next fundraiser is (discussed the Nutrition Policy and the Manitoba School Nutrition Handbook) - Lamontagne likely will be the next fundraiser (jewelry, stationary, wrapping, cards, trinkets). 50% profit of sales to school. Will begin October 17, 2012.

  3. President's Report - New parents on board to help at events! Thanks!
    Parent Council asked GWMS staff to see if the Council could help fund activities throughout the year. Staff requested the following items: Bus for grade 6 camp, Funds for Santa Shop, Band Camp support, Groups for at-risk students, Grade 7/8 Bus for camp, Active Living Field Trips, Ski trip support.

  4. Principal's Report
    Portage Ave and Ferry Rd - Safety. Crossing Guard?
    Ferry Road - No parking consideration. (8- 9 AM and 3-4 PM)
    Could be a burden for local home owners. Mr. Mead to draft letter to ask for local house owners input.
    Parent Council is on board to support this initiative. More info to come.
    School tone is excellent.
    JAWSS - Teacher Advisors called all families to welcome them to GW for 2012-13.
    Manitoba's Celebration of Teaching Excellence - program was discussed and Parent Council will consider nominating a GWMS staff member (www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/excellence)

  5. The current fundraiser (Discount Cards) will be sold for an extra week. Contact the office if you would like to purchase ($10 per card)

  6. Friday, Oct 5, 2012 - World Teacher Day.
    Meeting adjourned!