Minutes from May 26 meeting.
In Attendance: Margaret Morse, Carolyn Courtney, Tracey Willoughby and Norman Beck
- Welcome and opening remarks: Margaret welcomed the three of us to the meeting.
- Approval of Agenda: Approved Carolyn,Tracey
- Review and approval of old minutes: Approved Carolyn, Tracey
- Treasurer’s Report: Approved Tracey, Margaret
- New Business: Parking lot/ Sidewalk update – A few issues in the parking lot but overall things are working well. Parking lot is cleared by 3:08 at the latest. Bus drivers are having a hard time getting into and out of the parking lot some days due to cars parking on both sides of Pope Drive just outside of the parking lot.- maybe some no parking signs would help clear up this problem area. Also maybe a review of the traffic flow youtube video.
- Grade 9 closing: Separate planning meeting. Decorate and set up tables Monday, June 27th 6:00-8:00
- Principal’s Report:
1. Good news stories -1. Destination Imagination in Tennessee – amazing experience!
2. What’s In Style?
2. Academic Instructional / Curriculum –
– Glee Club performed in Music Monday at Sherwood, and our Honors Band students in Summerside.
– Grade 7 Band students in S’side at Band Days.
– Grade 9 Band trip to ABF – another excellent performance.
– Provincial Heritage Fair for Grade 7 English students – 5 students won 7 prizes.
– Transition / MAPS meetings ongoing.
– Grade 10 registration and information sessions held.
– Second school-wide writing assessment.
– JA Economics for Success for Grade 8’s was held once again.
– Grade 7 Orientation was held.
– Grade 7 Parent Information session held.
– Norman attended CAP Conference (Canadian Association of Principals) in St. John.
– Staffing for next year Projected – +69 students. Just received our numbers today, but we will have at least this breakdown:
7’s – 2 CFI (28-29) 4 LFI (28-29), 6 Eng (25-26)
8’s – 2 CFI (28-29), 4 LFI (27-28), 6 Eng (27-28) (maybe 7 HR classes)
9’s – 2 CFI (22-23) 3 LFI (22-23), 5 Eng (29-30) (maybe 6 HR classes)
3. Non-academic –
– SGB – Will most likely meet our goal of $8,000 – big day for Grade 8’s.
– Easter Seals Ambassador Tour. Donation made on students’ behalf.
5. Upcoming dates to remember:
June 1st – Spring Concert – 7:00.
June 2nd – 9:00 – Recognition Assembly
June 3rd – Last day to borrow books.
June 11th – All books returned to the library.
June 17th – Library closed for the year.
June 20th – Grade 9 IMA (only exam)
June 24th – Grade 9 year end activity here at the school.
June 27th – Grade 7 and 8 trip to Sandspit. Pilot for this year going a day early.
June 28th – Last instructional day. Grade 9 closing at 11:00 followed by luncheon in the cafeteria.
- Round table:Foyer events – Do we need them? Cell phones on during class time – On going problem- what is the solution?
- Suggestion box: Nothing in the box.
- Meeting adjourned 8:00
Stonepark Home and School Minutes
Thursday January 21st
Norman Beck Maureen Kerr Sherri Hogan Tracy Ellsworth
Margaret Morse Carolyn Courtney Tracey Willoughby
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Margaret Welcomed all to the meeting
Approval of Agenda: Tracey
Review and Approval of old minutes: Tracey
Treasurers Report: Balance was given with nothing new to report. Maureen
Principals Report – Jan 21st, 20161. Good news stories –
1. Our Stonepark’s Got Talent Show before Christmas – best show ever!.
2. Support for families at Christmas time / Can Tree / Camden and Tyler
3. New sorting pavilions arrived and posters made w IWMC. Video to follow.
2. Academic –
– Staffing updates:
• -Staffing change in EA’s – Brian Trainor returns from leave.
• Sue Geddes on leave until Feb 1st. Sharrise Gairns remains there till then.
• Danielle Arsenault moved in to Patricia Oulton’s position while she is on leave. Nicole Butler replacing Danielle.
• Krista Connolly going on leave Feb 2nd. Kristy Dewey will be her replacement.
– Grade 9 exams – new format this year – one per day – students seemed to find that more manageable. Good experience for students to go through.
– Grade 9 FI trip upcoming Jan 25 – 29.
– School Writing Assessment – results shared with students. Data analysis of school-wide results will be shared with staff on Feb 2nd. Continue our focus of organization.
– Hosted Honors Band Sectionals once again.
– Work continuing on Progress Monitoring with instructional coaches.
3. Non-academic –
– Christmas Concert a success once again.
– Grade 9 pictures completed. Thanks to parent volunteers. Re-takes re-scheduled to Feb 5th.
– Nogler Tournament upcoming the weekend of Feb 4th – 5th. No female division this year.
– SGB – 4 causes / school wide vote to come.
4. Upcoming dates to remember:
Jan 29 – 31 Honors Band Weekend. Final concert Sunday pm.
Feb 2nd – In-school PD Day (no classes)
Feb 4th – National Sweater Day – Green Team initiative.
Feb 4th – Stonepark Art After Dark – keep an eye out for future sales.
Feb 9th – Late French Immersion Parent Information Meeting. 7:00 pm in the library
Feb 10th – In-school Science Fair in the Games Room. (Storm Date the 11th). Open to students in all grade levels. Mme Reid overseeing this at the school level.
Feb 12th – Grade 6 Band Orientation session 10:45 – 11:45 in the school cafeteria.
Feb 16th – Islander Day (no classes).
Feb 24th – National Pink Shirt Day. Tiger Acrostic poems with anti-bullying messages being made by HR classes. Will be selling pink T-shirts – proceeds go to SGB.
Mar 8th – 2nd report cards issued.
Mar 10 – 11th- Parent – Teacher Conferences Thurs 5-8 and Friday 8:30 – 12:00 – open format
Dates tbd – Band Testing for Grade 6’s and PEI Band Days at Confed Centre.
1. Preference for PTC?
2. Wireless / Active Directory update
3. Parent Advisory Council and Principals Council.
Update on Wireless Technology: Stonepark should have wireless internet by September 2016
Grants/Resolutions/PEIHSF AGM: Grant/Resolution applications are due January 31st. The PEI Home and School Federation Annual General Meeting will be held on April 9th all are welcome to attend.
Parent – Teacher Interviews: It was discussed if we should we have a sign up for Volunteers for the grade 9 closing? And if we should have more information booths set up in the lobby at this time. Action Items: Margaret to call HEA, and Maureen to organize a technology table.
Parking lot update: We are working on a letter and scheduling a meeting with the city about putting in a sidewalk.
Teacher Appreciation: Meeting immediately following this meeting.
JOHS Committee Member: Looking for a new member
Suggestion Box: Suggestion box was checked. Action Item: notice put on suggestion box stating that it is checked at every home and school meeting.
Round Table: Maureen Kerr spoke on IT updates in schools and is looking to bring an after school IT program with emphasis on coding to Stonepark. Recycle program was discussed.
Next Meeting: March 3rd at 6:30 in our Library. Hope to see you there!
1. District Advisory Councils
What you need to know about District Advisory Councils is posted at: peihsf.ca/councils
The Minister of Education has requested that home and schools select their District Advisory Council representative by December 31, 2015 so that councils can begin to meet early in 2016. Send the name to Adele McLeod, Department of Education by email to email@example.com or by telephone to (902) 368-4610.
2. Extra Mile Award
Nominate a school staff person (i.e. teacher, education assistant, custodian) for the PEI Home and School Federation’s Extra Mile Award by January 9, 2016. More details are on-line at: http://peihsf.ca/extramile
Consider issues needing change in PEI’s education system and write a resolution on that issue by referring to our guide to writing and presenting resolutions and to the slides from the Leadership Training Workshop session on resolutions Submit resolutions to the PEI Home and School Federation office by: Jan. 29, 2016. If you need assistance, contact Ghislaine O’Hanley at: firstname.lastname@example.org 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664.
People interested in joining the PEI Home and School Federation’s Committees listed on our website at: http://peihsf.ca/committees may submit names to: email@example.com
The Technology Committee is seeking 2 -3 more reps.
English Language School Board
Next School Board meeting will be held on December 8, 2015, 6:00 p.m. at the School Board office on 288 MacEwen Road, Summerside
Mark your 2016 calendars: Home and School Annual Meeting & Conference, Saturday, April 9, 2016, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel
Other Community News..
Brain Injury Association of PEI = Parents/Schools can order bicycle, hockey/skating helmets at wholesale prices for kids through the Brain Injury organization by contacting Ken Murnaghan at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education 2020 Award – Nominations are now open for the 2016 Excellence in Education Award. This time, for the nature and extent to which technology is used to enhance learning. Information about the Award, including award criteria, is available on our website education2020.ca.
Common Sense Media – How to choose great media for your kids! https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/8-ways-to-unplug-your-holidays
Best wishes to you and your families for this Holiday season and in the New Year 2016!
Stonepark Home and School Meeting
November, 26th 2015
1. Welcome and opening remarks: Margaret Welcomed all to the meeting.
2. Approval of the agenda: Motion carried
3. Review and approval of old minutes: Old minutes are posted online.
4. Treasurer’s report: We will be changing signing authority to two people on all cheques. A new budget has been accepted. We have a new volunteer Tracy Ellsworth to shadow Carolyn this year to take over next year as treasurer.
Principal’s Report – Nov 26th, 2015
Good news stories –
1. Remembrance Day Assembly / exemplary behavior and respect.
2. “Award winning Green Team”. Call 2 Recycle presentation Dec 16th.
3. Successful resolution to our parking lot dilemma.
– Staffing change in EA’s – Carolyn Stevenson hired through additional time allocation.
Laura Lindsay will remain in Phys Ed position until the end of the year.
Sue Geddes on leave until Christmas break. Replacement tbd.
– Data tracking with in-school assessment – focus on organization as part of our school effectiveness goal.
– Parent-Teacher Conferences held.
– Read-In ongoing once again with guest speakers, bookmark contests, trivia contest.
– “Rythym of Wartime” presentation for Grades 7 and 8 English students.
– Completed fire drills, bus evacuations, and lockdown drills.
– Re-takes done.
– Grade 9 immunizations held.
Dec 4th – PD Day (no classes)
Dec 2nd – 3rd – Grade 9 photos – need parent volunteers on those days.
Dec 3rd – Christmas Concert
Dec 8th – Report cards issued.
Dec 10th – Student Social. 6:00 – 9:00
Dec 11th – Red and Green Day in support of needy families
Dec 16th – 9:00 a.m. Call 2 Recycle presentation in library.
Dec 18th – Ugly Christmas Sweater Day in support of needy families.
Dec 22nd – Last instructional day – Grade 7’s at Pownal in am, Stonepark’s Got Talent in the pm.
Jan 4th- First day of classes in 2016.
Jan 13th – Grade 9 photo retakes
Jan 14th – Honors Band Sectionals held here at Stonepark.
Jan 21st – Next Home and School meeting.
5. Round table: Many things were discussed, Lots of positive feedback about the parking lot. We are happy about the parking lot results. It took many hours and meetings and in the end there is better traffic flow and our students are safer. We are in the process of writing a letter to the city about a new sidewalk by the soccer field. Hour of code and battle of the books, also suggested was a new signup sheet for Chess club and for it to be on a regular basis in a quieter spot. Air quality testing was brought up and the question on when it was last completed in our school.
6. Grants and Resolutions: Any new ideas?
7. Suggestion Box: It contained three suggestions that were discussed at the meeting. One of the suggestions was to have full lockers instead of ½ lockers. Unfortunately we don’t have the space to have full lockers with the number of students in our school.
8. Date and Time of next meeting: January 21st in our Library at 6:30 all are welcome to attend. snacks will be provided
The province launched Triple P Positive Parenting last week and, with this launch, there are going to be free seminars for parents to attend. The seminar in Charlottetown is on November 10th, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00pm at Colonel Gray. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.triplep-parenting.net/.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Margaret welcomed all to the meeting.
Carolyn Courtney gave the treasurer’s report. $577 was raised in ‘Pass the Hat’ on Meet the Teacher Night.
Parking lot update – Mr. Beck showed us a plan for the parking lot, and after much discussion, it was decided that our concerns were not met.
JOHS committee – Margaret Morse is a member of the school’s JOHS (Job Occupational Health and Safety) Committee.
Email from Tracey – Tracey Willoughby sent an email, on the behalf of the Home and School, to the English Language School Board about the parking lot.
Federation support – Peter Rukavina, the president of the Home and School Federation, has offered support in moving things forward with the parking lot issue.
Gr9 closing – review/ gluten-free table – The gluten-free table will be moved to a new location to avoid cross-contamination. We will offer Buns & Things ordering again this year.
Parking lot pickup – We will offer this again. It is easy to do, though we will have two people, instead of one, taking things back to the school for refrigeration.
Ice cream social – It will be changed to half an hour instead of forty-five minutes.
Meet the teacher – There will be a notice sent out before this night informing the parents of the ‘Pass the Hat’ at meet the teacher night.
Socials – There is a danger of losing the socials if we do not get enough parent volunteers and student participation.
School supplies – end of year – We will have collection boxes for leftover school supplies that would otherwise be thrown out by the students.
Breakfast Program – We are wondering if the breakfast program needs support since losing the support of the Queen Street Co-Op.
Grants and resolutions – We have asked the parents for ideas on grant and resolution ideas.
Volunteer hours for Gr10 – get more info to give for Gr9 summer? – Tracey is to find out more information.
Pamphlets from Home and School Federation – This will be set up for Parent-Teacher Interviews in November. Up to $2000 for those who qualify.
Recruitment – Bridge pass draw for volunteers? Need replacements to mentor. – Everyone attending the Home and School meetings will be entered into a draw for a bridge pass at the end of the year.
Principals Report – Oct 8, 2015
1. Good news stories –
1. Our annual Terry Fox Run / Pep Rally – $1,000 for cancer research.
2. PEI School Adminiskaters – 6,800 for Cancer Society.
3. Rachel Ashley presentation at school.
4. School golf team wins silver medal at provincials. 5 year streak ends.
2. Academic –
– 834 students. 325 (12 homerooms), 256 (10), 253 (10).
– Staffing updates – Laura Lindsay (Kathleen Canning) – Gym,
Grade 7 – Nessa Shipley, Tara Jefferey, Jennifer Spence, Katherine Rajamannie, Dave Shellington returns from leave, Ellen Gillis on mat leave.
Grade 8 – Lisa St. Coeur, Aritho Amfoublela
Grade 9 – Katie Moore (replacing Chris Aiken, who is replacing Greg Campbell, who is on leave)
EA’s – Kelly Laflamme (permanent) and Emily Burhoe (replacing Brian Trainor, who is on leave) .
– School Goals –
1. Character Development – Work Ethic and Attitude
2. Literacy Goal – writing prompt on personal expressive – moderated marking with in-school rubric. To be written week of Oct 26th during LA classes.
– Admin team will be attending Administrators retreat on Oct 20,21.
– Jackie Reid implementing “Chrome Book” with all Grade 8 Science
– Grade 8 teachers working with Progress Monitoring. Darcy McCourt – Literacy Coach .50 FTE.
3. Non-academic –
– Magazine Campaign ended. Sales much better this year – lots of excitement with illusionist.
– Completed fire drills and had meeting with bus drivers. Bus evacuations done.
– School pictures taken. Re-takes on Oct. 28th.
4. Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Oct 8 – 9th – Duke Trip Oct 12 – Thanksgiving
Oct 16th – Student Vote Oct 19th – Illusionist Sean Watson
Oct 22 – 23rd – TF Convention Oct 28 – Photo re-takes
Nov 4 – TOKW (no classes – Grade 9 only) Nov 5 – Remembrance Day Assembly
Nov 10 – Lockdown Drill Nov 11 – Remembrance Day (no classes)
6. Discussion Items:
* Parking lot
* Green Team initiative
There were only two suggestions in the box. One was for paper towels, which was decided to be too messy, as they were all over the floor. The other suggestion was for a Debate Club, which was decided to be a good idea. Mr. Beck is currently looking into finding a teacher supervisor.
There was more parking lot discussion. It was also discussed that new computers and Wi-Fi would not be brought into our school until approximately 2017. Mrs. Burry gave a ‘Green Team’ demonstration about a new sorting system. She is looking for any Green Team grants available. She is also doing a used-batteries drive at the school. We are looking into a recycling fundraiser, with more information to follow. Also, Maureen Kerr, the Home and School Representative for the Charlottetown Rural family of schools, inquired about anyone wishing to attend the Home and School semi-annual meeting, which is to be held at Three Oaks Senior High School on Tuesday, October 20.
Thank you to all the parents who came to our first meeting. We had a great turnout, and we hope to see you all at our next meeting on November 26th, at 6:30, in the library.
Please join us in the school Library at 6:30 on Thursday, October 8th
A few of the things that we will be discussing are Parking lot issues and hopefully updates,Home and School goals for this school year and upcoming school events.
We will try to keep this meeting to 1 hour.
Refreshments will be served.
Thank you to everyone who helped out with donating food and/or time to the grade nine closing. These events could not happen without you.
Good luck to the families moving on to high school, we wish you all the best.
Margaret, Tracey, and Carolyn – Stonepark’s Home & School Executive
Enjoy a safe summer,see you in September.
Present: Mr. Beck, Margaret Morse, Carolyn Courtney, Tracey Willoughby
Welcome – Margaret welcomed all to the meeting.
Old minutes- Reviewed and approved – T.W. and C.C.
Treasurer’s report- We currently have 1139.57 in the bank. This will go towards
the grade 9 closing and end of year gift to the school and also the Ice Cream Social in
September on meet the teacher night.
New Business- Ford drive my car event- June 3rd 10:00 – 7:00 pm
We need people to test drive cars and do a short survey. There will also be a canteen.
Sandy Grant update – They are finished and on our YouTube channel. Great job, Sandy!
Parking lot update – There will be a meeting June 2nd at 2:45
Grade 7 welcome/meet the teacher night/ice cream social – Moving forward we think it is a good night and we will do it again.
Parent Consultation Sessions – Tracey attended this session as a group with the Charlottetown Rural Family of Schools discussing student academic achievement and a round table discussion on our priority to increase student achievement.
Grade 9 Closing – Set up an email sign up for the closing early June. We need volunteers for set up the night before/day of the closing and food donations.
Principals Report – May 14th, 2015
Good news stories –
1. Sylvia Henderson – Golden Apple Award
Pascal Math Provincial Champions (repeat) – Nick Redmond, Allison Winter, Jerry Zhao
Charlottetown Youth Orchestra (comprised of mostly Stonepark students) – gold medal in Music Festival (repeat).
SGB Tiger Taco Burger – staff / community buy-in – and SGB Concert – great reviews.
2. Academic Instructional / Curriculum –
Jazz Band performed in Music Monday at Sherwood.
Grade 7 Band students in S’side.
Pre- Service teachers finished up May 6th. Now a 1 year program – longer stint.
School Heritage Fair for Grade 7 English students.
Transition / MAPS meetings ongoing.
Grade 10 registration and information sessions held.
Grade 9 ILA completed. As well as school-wide writing assessment.
JA Economics for Success for Grade 8’s
Staffing for next year Projected – +75 students
7’s 2 CFI (27) 4 LFI (28-29), 7 Eng (23-24)
8’s 2 CFI (23), 3 LFI (25-26), 6 Eng (23-24)
9’s 3 CFI (23-24) 2 LFI (29-30), 5 Eng (24-25)
3. Non-academic –
SGB – On target for $7500 +
Easter Seals Ambassador Tour
Upcoming dates to remember:
May 14th – 15th – Grade 9 band trip to Wolfville.
May 14th – Provincial Heritage Fair
May 15th – Grade 7 Orientation (no classes for Grade 7 students)
May 18th – Victoria Day (no school)
May 19th – Grade 7 Parent Information session – 7:00 in the cafeteria.
May 21st – Bus evacuations – 2nd drill.
May 24th – End of SGB 2014 and MS Walk – pledge sheets available.
May 29th p.m. – What’s In Style?
June 2nd – Spring Concert – 7:00.
June 3rd- 9:00 – Recognition Assembly
June 3rd – 10:00 – 7:00 – Ford Drive My Car Event – volunteers needed.
June 9th – Last day to borrow books.
June 16th – All books returned to the library.
June 22nd – Grade 9 IMA (only exam)
June 23rd – Library closed for the year.
June 25th – Grade 9 year end trip
June 26th – Grade 7 and 8 trip to Sandspit.
June 26th – Grade 7-8 report cards issued at the end of the day.
June 25th – Last instructional day. Grade 9 closing at 11:00 followed by luncheon in cafeteria.