Parent Advisory Council – Agenda

Leslie Frost Public School

Tuesady February 15th, 2014


In Attendance:

Angela Field

Beckie Kellett

Berta Tesic

Christie Ferris

JoAnn Seidel

Katrina Tesic

Kris Size

Linda O’Leary

Cheryl Medhurst

Marie-France Leclerc

Marnie Nelles

Kim Kydd

Mandy Jones

Shannon Kelly

Mellissa Johnson

1) Approval of Previous Minutes and Business Arising From the Minutes

-Motion approved by Kris Size

-Seconded by Berta Tesic

2) Head Checks:

-Feb 5 was the last check – no cases found in school – Checks will continue monthly if we have enough support.

3) School Clothing

-Council continues to investigate options; logo needs to be decided upon; 4 options to choose from

-holding off on any purchases until logo decided on

-Will take a tally of who wants what – voting to take place in classes

-Katrina Tesic recommends having the students vote on the 4 images shown.

4) Spending Survey

What do we want to spend? We need to investigate our priorities. What is the longevity of this school in terms of re organization? Discussion around focusing on short term spending projects that benefit all students now rather than large infrastructure spending More experience driven events.


5) French Supply Teachers

Angela had a meeting with Larry Hope regarding French supply teachers and the options available.

The supply list is capped and hiring retired teachers on to the list (only allowed to work 50 days) leaves the board very limited to availability of teachers

They are looking at several options including dispatching French supply teachers (list of 7) to our school when needed instead of placing them in other schools, resuming recruiting activities with teachers colleges, and others.

Larry will keep Angela up to date on progress





6) Little Caesars

Has been booked – Will be held in March, orders due back after March break and pick up end of March and first week of April

7) Upcoming events

-Dance-a-thon- suggested taking place on Wednesday or Thursday before March Break 5 and 6th; tacky Tourist Day – Katrina Tesic to organize music – need parent volunteers to help

-Spring Fling – Angela would like to put together a committee to begin preparations

– Spring Fling suggested dates is for the May 22, with rain date of 27th

-May 1 is the spring concert


8) Cross Letter:

Still pending for information


9) Events:

A list of curricular events available at their school

CPF summer camp: in order to offer we need an active CPF;

Tammy Timmins will look into this to see if there is interest for a week


10) Financial

Listening Centre


5 iPads

$6400 undedicated

Two events are to be organized by Eric Smeaton and Angela Field – professional dance group and mask theatre – possibility of using one of the high schools for the venue to make it more of an event. These events come out of last years’ music program and event budget.


11) Student Rep Report

Need basketballs, they have been ordered

12) School Update and News – (Linda)

We have many aspects of school represented by many activities going on continually

$200 authorized for alternative recess – craft group

Next Meeting

Wednesday March 5,2014

Leslie Frost Library