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February Parent Council Mtg Minutes
E.D.P.S. Council Meeting Minutes

February 23rd, 2016; 6:45 pm

Resource Room

Attendees: Janza Giangrosso, Linda Ford, Alison Beach, Mike DeArruda, Michelle Albert, Rebecca Cook, Karrie Card, Terry Kennedy, Misty Knapp

Welcome: Linda Ford opened the meeting at 6:45 pm.  

Minutes Approved


Michelle Albert has volunteered to become the new chair of council.  Council votes in favour.


We tested our new healthier weekly hot lunch.  Collecting the accurate amount of money proved to be a challenge.  Mike suggests we back off the weekly hot lunches and allow Linda to take over with her monthly lunch order.  Ordering on a monthly basis would require less time from volunteers and the cheques from parents are easier to manage compared with cash.  Linda will also look into ordering smoothies for the kids to have as a snack.  Alison volunteers to help out with anything in the short term.


There will be another fitness night on March 3rd from 6:30 -7:30.  The theme is Zumba.  Janza will not be able to attend.  Karrie volunteers to run the event.  She will bring water.
Should we have another movie night?  Perhaps another more active event would be easier to manage.  An after school ‘RECESS’ night would recognize the new lines and games to be painted on the playground.  Students could stay after school and play outside.  Parent Council would supervise children and provide a few stations such as skipping, sand dig and organized sports.  To be finalized at next meeting.  Fun Fair sub-committee will meet on April 6th to start planning.  A notice will go out to encourage other parents to join in the planning. Janza suggested Elginburg School participate in the GoodLife Spin for Life.  Adults spin to raise money for students.


The Wizard of Oz takes place on April 20th & 21st.  The school has completed a Limestone Learning Grant Application.  The goal is to acquire stationary bikes for the classrooms to keep kids active during class time.  There are new windows coming for the North side of the school.  Teachers are working on report cards.  There is an upcoming PA day this Monday.  

Linda brought a slideshow on Special Education.  Parent Council watched the slideshow and provided feedback.

Misty Knapp to organize Staff Appreciation Week the last week of April.

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.   Date of next meeting: April 27th, 2016 at 6:45.

Submitted by Rebecca Cook