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BOARD OF EDUCATION
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 67 (OKANAGAN SKAHA)
REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013, AT 6:30 P.M.
SCHOOL BOARD OFFICE
AGENDA
1.0
CALL TO ORDER
2.0
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
3.0
PRESENTATIONS BY SCHOOLS AND/OR STUDENTS
4.0
3.1
Secondary Field Trip to Tanzania
Vice Principal Sandra Richardson will be joined by a few students who
travelled to Tanzania at spring break. They will share their experiences
and discuss the highlights of the trip.
3.2
Schools on Board Arctic Field Program
School District No. 67 has been selected to participate in this unique
program that will bring participants from across Canada together to work
with Arctic scientists on board the CCGS Amundsen as it travels through
the Northwest Passage. Jennifer Wingham, Vice Principal, KVR Middle
School, will provide an overview of the program.
RECEIVING OF DELEGATIONS AND GUESTS
4.1
Community Recognition
The Board of Education is pleased to recognize and thank outstanding
groups for their contributions to the school district. The following people
will attend the meeting:
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Raise a Reader – Yasmin John-Thorpe started the program in
2008. Money raised was matched by the provincial government.
Ms. John-Thorpe hosted Raise a Reader in schools in the South
Okanagan. Through the years approximately $61,500 has been
spent by Raise a Reader on books for students, teachers and
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librarians. Fundraising is usually done in September. In particular,
Wiltse Elementary is ever so grateful for the support of Ms. JohnThorpe with her Literacy initiatives from offerings of books for
prizes, additions to library collections, writing workshops and
spelling bee ideas, etc.
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Penticton Indian Band – Grandma’s Program (Authentic Cultural
Program) – The Penticton Indian Band integrates an authentic
cultural program at many schools. Three Grandmas, in particular,
made a huge difference bringing a calm presence and wonderful
relationships with staff and students to their schools. They are:
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Grandma Grace Greyeyes at West Bench Elementary
Grandma Vera Gabriel at Penticton Secondary and
Princess Margaret Secondary
Grandma Margaret Baptiste at Skaha Lake Middle
5.0
APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
• Regular meeting held on May 13, 2013
6.0
REPORT FROM CLOSED MEETING
The following items were discussed at the closed meeting held on May 13, 2013:
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7.0
Received correspondence from a parent related to an incident;
Received information related to a contract;
Received information regarding a proposed business program;
Received information related to the budget development and staffing;
Confirmed teaching and support staff changes;
Received information regarding teacher bargaining;
Received information regarding CUPE bargaining;
Received information related to an upcoming long service recognition/
retirement dinner;
Confirmed a principal appointment;
Received information related to student suspensions; and
Received information related to an Okanagan Labour Relations Council
meeting.
CORRESPONDENCE
7.1
Letter from South Okanagan Victim Assistance Society
A letter from SOVAS questioning how trustees are planning to provide
education and support in the area of Family Life Curriculum. (Attachment)
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7.2
Letter from a Group of Parents of Children in SD67
A letter forwarded by a group of parents regarding the Family Life
Program and supporting the hiring of a Family Life Teacher for the district.
(Attachment)
7.3
Summary of Copies of Letters to the Board
Copies of the letters to the Board listed below are available in the trustee
reading file:
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School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) to the Coalition of Child Care
Advocates of BC supporting the Community Plan for a Public
System of Integrated Early Care and Learning;
School District No. 5 (Southeast Kootenay) to the Minister of
Education regarding Carbon Offsets;
School District No. 71 (Comox Valley) to the Minister of Education
regarding the proposed International Education Strategy;
School District No. 69 (Qualicum) to the Premier expressing
disappointment that many CUPE locals are deciding to hold a strike
vote and urging the new government to consider a mandate for all
school board employees that includes a wage increase; and
Metro Boards of Education to President of British Columbia School
Trustees Association.
REPORT OF COMMITTEES
8.1
Buildings, Grounds, Safety and Transportation Committee
Trustee Huebert will report on the buildings, grounds, safety and
transportation committee meeting held on May 29, 2013:
a.
b.
8.2
Policy Committee
Trustee Clarke will report regarding the policy committee meeting held on
May 29, 2013:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
8.3
Annual Facilities Grant
Effluent Irrigation
Policy No. 150 – Trustee Financial Matters
Policy No. 330 – Field Trips
Policy No. 450 – Student Records
Policy No. 520 – Excluded Staff Personnel Policy
Policy No. 600 – Fiscal Control
Policy No. 305 – Choice and Flexibility
Policy No. 300 – Student Registration
Policy No. 310 – District Code of Conduct
Education Committee
Trustee Beaven will report regarding the education committee meeting
held on June 4, 2013:
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a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
8.4
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Doctorate Research Project
Comprehensive School Health
District Literacy Plan
Collaborative Planning Initiative
School Improvement Plans
Finance and Management Committee
Trustee Van Alphen will report on the finance and management committee
meeting held on June 5, 2013:
a.
9.0
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Trustee Indemnity
REPORT OF SECRETARY-TREASURER
9.1
Financial Report
The secretary-treasurer will review the financial report to May 31, 2013
provided in the agenda package. (Attachment)
9.2
Request for Proposals for Banking Services
The director of finance will review the process used to evaluate the
proposals and will provide a recommendation for banking services at the
meeting.
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
10.1
District Achievement Contract
The School Act requires each board of education in British Columbia to
prepare and submit to the Ministry of Education an Achievement Contract
with respect to standards for student performance and plans for improving
achievement in the district. An overview of the district’s Achievement
Contract will be provided. This report must be submitted by July 15th of
each school year. (Attachment)
RECOMMENDATION:
10.2
That the Board of Education submit its
achievement contract for the school year to the
Minister and make its achievement contract
available to residents of the school district and
to parents of students attending schools in the
district.
Field Trips
The superintendent of schools will review the attached listing of field trip
requests. (Attachment)
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Enrolment
The superintendent of schools will report on enrolment as of May 31,
2013. (Attachment)
11.0
REPORT OF REPRESENTATIVES
12.0
NEW AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS
13.0
INFORMATION ITEMS
13.1
14.0
Agenda of Regular Board of Education Meeting – June 10, 2013
Date of Next Meeting
• September 9, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Regular Meeting, School Board
Office, or at the call of the chair
TRUSTEE COMMENTS
14.1
Recognition of Student Success
School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) extends congratulations to the
students and groups for outstanding examples of success as shown on
the attached listing. (Attachment)
14.2
Recognition of Student Artwork
Congratulations are extended to the students from Penticton Secondary
School for their artwork currently on display at the school board office.
(Attachment)
14.3
Trustee Comments
15.0
QUESTION PERIOD
16.0
ADJOURNMENT
June 7, 2013
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“Working Together for Student Success”
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for tomorrow belongs to the people who
prepare for it today.” - Unknown
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Recognition of Student/School Success
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Columbia Elementary
Children Changing the World…
The following article was written by one of Columbia's Grade 5 students, Jack McLennan.
Recently, Jack spoke to all our classes about his upcoming trip, and explained the need for
all of us to work together to help make a difference in other's lives.
On May the 9th my Mom and I are going to Zambia in Africa. We will be there for
two weeks working in an orphanage. My class (Mrs. Schneider’s) and the whole
school has been so awesome. On April 5th we put on a cupcake sale and raised
$214.35 and over 90 pairs of shoes were donated!! Thank you to everybody
who supported me. The money will go towards school supply boxes and Lego.
The school boxes, which are for new children to the orphanage, contain:
1 box of crayons, 1 box of pencil crayons, 1 glue stick, 1 eraser, 2 pencils,
2 pens and a see-through pencil box. We raised enough money to pay for
all 25 them!!  We are bringing 50 school boxes over in total and my friend
who goes to Holy Cross is also bringing 25 over. Thank you very much!
I am very excited about my trip and I
hope to tell you all about it when I
get home. Thank you again for donating
shoes and buying cupcakes it is so
amazing that my whole school is helping
me. Very special thanks to the teachers
and parents who bought coffee from me
over the past couple of months. That
money will go towards Lego and pajamas
for the children. If you have any questions
about my trip you can come to
Mrs. Schneider’s class and I will try my
best to answer them.
Success Stories
Giant’s Head Elementary
Giant’s Head Elementary Health Fair
On Wednesday May 29th, Giant’s Head held it’s annual Hearts @ School Health
Fair. The event kicked off with local Ironman Jeff Symonds talking to our
students about dreams and goal setting. Inspired, students set off to participate
in a number of activities throughout the morning. Students participated in
number of activity stations: curling, soccer, yoga, zumba, football, aerobics, cup
stacking, speed-matin, pilates and core strength classes. They also had some
educational stations ranging from Dog Bite prevention, Sun Safety, Non-smoking,
back safety and healthy eating. The rain held off and it was a fantastic day!
McNicoll
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Success Stories
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McNicoll Park Middle
McNicoll Park Middle is proud of the accomplishments that have taken
de
place this school year carried out by the RockRidge Leadership
Club –
ll Park Middle.
Deb Donoghue and Nick Korvin teachers at McNicoll
This is an out of the timetable leadership group that started
s
the year
on a retreat and did all of these wonderful things forr school and
community:
June 2012
d cleaned
cleaned up
up for
for grade
grade 8 dinner
dinner dance
dance in
in June
June 2012
2012
Decorated and
October 2012
2012
September/October
e sales
sales to
to raise
raise money
money for
for those
those students
students who
who could
could not
not
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ord tto
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etreat.
otherwise afford
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October
kRidge L
eadership C
onference
Attended RockRidge
Leadership
Conference
November
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Remembrance
m
Day Ceremony
re
Helped to
o recruit
re
and run the Maggie talent show
(to raise money for children in Africa)
December
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Random Acts of Kindness (distributed hot chocolate to
pedestrians downtown)
Toys for Tots for Teens
Operation snowflake (each class made as many
snowflakes as possible to attend the afternoon sing along)
January/February 2013
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Organized a basketball tournament and retro jersey
event to raise money for KidSport
Valentine's Random act of kindness for the school
(created a heart with each name & positive comment for
every student and adult in the building)
Organized a Valentine's Day Dance
Success Stories
McNicoll Park Middle Continued...
March
Held a school wide event...Organized CHAOS
April
Helped with events for a local boy with cancer
(Laps for Liam)
May
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Ran grade 6 and grade 7 Leadership Workshops
Organized and ran a book/clothing sale to raise funds for Tanzania
Raffle tickets to raise money for Tanzania
Parkway Elementary
Lots happening at Parkway in May:
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The Breakfast Club and hot lunch program is consistently successful. Thanks to everyone for their
help!
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Parkway Elementary was able to go on three school wide runs. The weather was terrific!
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Thank you to the wonderful two recycling groups. Another super job!
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The PAC Meeting was well attended. Thanks for a great year to the Parkway PAC!
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The Lego Club did a wonderful presentation at the assembly and then went on a great field trip to
show their projects to the seniors. They wrap things up this weekend at the Farmers Market. Great
work Eric and your team!
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The Math-a-thon is still a great success!
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The Grade 3 students went for swim lessons and had a great time. Thank you to the PAC for helping to
sponsor this great opportunity.
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Mrs. Zaugg accompanied a few of the Grade 3 students to the West Bench run. The students had a lot
of fun and did a great job! Thanks to those parents that went along and joined in.
Success Stories
Skaha Lake Middle School
May 3
Mr. Brunelle’s Grade 8 leadership class hosted “Night at the Shark Tank”, a Grade 8
sleepover that raised $732 to purchase and send atlases and maps to Grace Academy in
Zambia, Africa. This is part of the “Me to We” global initiative. This is the third year
sponsoring projects to support Grace Academy, a school and orphanage for HIV positive
children in Zambia.
May 8
All SLMS students and staff participated with the Princess Margaret students and staff in
the annual Muscular Dystrophy Walk. Money raised from the annual MD Carnival will be
donated to the local Muscular Dystrophy Association. This is part of the “Me to We”
community initiative.
May 9-10
“Raise a Reader” authors visited SLMS to talk about their experiences writing a book. Each
grade had a different author. All the students received a copy of their book.
May 15-18
The Grade 8 band travelled to Edmonton for their annual band trip. The students
performed in three schools as well as visited the Telus World of Science.
May 15
The top achieving Grade 7 and 8 students participated in the Gauss Math Contest.
May 16
Fifteen Grade 8 students participated in the “Spotlight Session: Careers in Emergency
Services” down at Skaha Marina. Students participated in hands on exercises conducted
by the fire department, ambulance services, forest fire fighters and search and rescue.
May 21
All the Grade 6 students participated in the “[email protected]” annual health fair held at the
Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Students attended trade fair stations with topics
such as eating right, anti-smoking, sun safety and goal-setting. Students also attended a
number of activity stations such as martial arts, dance, zumba, first aid for sport,
cheerleading and golf. Finally students participated in health related trivia games.
May 23
Maggie leadership students are presenting a “course fair” in the SLMS gym at lunch
where Grade 8 students can talk to the Maggie students about different course options
and expectations.
May 24
Mr. Kroschinsky and a number of students are holding their annual “Longboard Relay”
from 6 am to 6 pm to raise funds for the South Okanagan Brain Injury Society.
May 27
Dr. Mark Holder will be doing a neuroscience presentation for the Grade 8 science classes.
This was organized by SLMS teacher, Jennifer Sharp.
May 28
Leadership students from SLMS will attend a session entitled “Youth Talks” sponsored by
Mrs. Richardson’s leadership students at Maggie.
Success Stories
Skaha Lake Middle Continued...
May 30
Grade 8 whole class reading assessments will be completed.
May 31
Hosting the “Spring Fling” dance for Grade 7 and 8 students.
“Night at the Shark Tank”, a Grade 8 sleepover that raised $732 to purchase and
send atlases and maps to Grace Academy in Zambia, Africa.
Success Stories
Summerland Middle
STUDENT VOTE
On May 14th, SMS Students “wentt to the polls” to cast their ballot as part
of “Student Vote”. We were fortunate to have former MLA Rick Thorpe
and Raise-a-Reader Coordinator Yasmin John-Thorpe volunteering.
Students learned a great deal about elections in this activity and developed
a deeper understanding of the political spectrum and party platforms prior
to voting.
Former MLA Rick Thorpe
BAND TRIP TO OTTAWA
From May 12th-18th, Thirty-One SMS Band students, accompanied by
Mr. Papineau and parent chaperones Vince Bonnano and Julie Planiden
travelled to Ottawa and billeted with students from Immaculata High
School as part of the Federal Governments SEVEC Exchange program.
Enjoy an account of the trip taken from Mr. Papineau’s
s daily notes:
Summerland Middle Continued...
Success Stories
Sunday, May 10th: Safely arrived in Ottawa... we were greeted with a HUGE cheer by
the Immaculata students at the airport.
Monday, May 13th: A very eventful day including a visit to Parliament, the Royal
Canadian Mint, Immaculata High School and the Ottawa Symphony.
Tuesday, May 14th: An early evening in Ottawa tonight. LaserTag seemed like a big
hit with most students. Tomorrow is Museum of Nature, downtime in the afternoon and
then Arts Night back at the school. In the afternoon, we had a chance to see schooling
from our billets' points of view. This evening is Arts Night at Immaculata, and the
exchange group will be performing as part of the program.
Wednesday, May 15th: The Museum of Nature was closed due to a water concern at
our arrival, but - after some creative "Let's Take Some Photos, Guys" action - the
problem was resolved and we got in about 15 minutes after our arrival. We went with
an unguided tour as that would give each student the chance to explore at their own
pace.
Thursday: May 16th: Another really nice day. Met at the school and then walked
along the Rideau Canal to the shopping district. We arrived at 10AM and spent roughly
4 1/2 hours shopping. After getting back to the school, we travelled by school bus to
the Museum of Civilization, where most of the students watch the IMAX 3D presentation
of Titans of the Ice Age.
Friday, May 17th: And this, our final day. It's a nice and warm Saturday morning in
Ottawa. We're heading over to Mooney's Bay for a BBQ and a final farewell as group.
There will be a couple of hours of "family" time, to do whatever each hosting group
feels would be best enjoyed.
Success Stories
Penticton Secondary
th
On May 30 – This email/note was sent out to all Penticton Secondary School Staff Members…
We thought this is true SUCCESS – and this event was filmed and on the news:
Just a little heads up... today about forty of our students were involved in a cooperative effort with the City
of Penticton, TD Bank and the Rotary Club to rejuvenate and beautify a section of the KVR trail between
Jerymn Avenue & Main Street. Our students toiled in the hot sun along side Rotarians and City Parks staff
members. They not only planted 30 large trees and 150 shrubs and grasses but they also spread several
yards of bark mulch and buried many feet of irrigation pipes. The transformation to this area in only 2 hours
was absolutely amazing. At the end, as the rain threatened, Bogners treated everyone to a fine lunch!
I can only begin to tell you how proud we are of this group that was comprised of PSS students from grades
9-12, Jr. & Sr. Leadership students, GEM (Green Earth Movement) members and a Rotary International
student. A list of those involved will be published in the daily bulletin and the next newsletter. The legacy
that they have established is truly remarkable.
This is only the first year of this incredible partnership and there are plans to further develop the pocket park
in the years ahead.
If you have the opportunity, I would highly recommend taking a stroll down that section of the KVR - I think
you will equally impressed.
School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha)
RECOGNITION OF STUDENT ARTWORK
Penticton Secondary School
June 10, 2013
School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) extends recognition and appreciation to the following
students/groups of Penticton Secondary School for the artwork they submitted to be
displayed in the boardroom for the month of June.
Grade 9
Kate Byrnes
An ink and graphite process on paper
showcasing black and white perspective
designs - dice, ribbons and floating circles.
Zoe Konanz
Grade 9
An ink and graphite process on paper
showcasing black and white perspective
designs including red ink - ribbons, round
orbs, showcasing a tunnel effect towards
a star.
Grade 10
Luke Grandbois
An ink and graphite process on paper
showcasing black and white perspective
designs - Vegetable, ribbons, square cubes,
triangle and a male figure in the foreground.
Grade 10
Madeline Willson
A table scene with purple teapot and grapes
in soft watercolour paints on paper. Wet on
wet, dry on dry and wax resist process was
used.
Celine Blais
Grade 9
A desert scene in soft watercolour paints on
paper. A wet on wet, wet on dry, scrumble
and ink process was used.
Nesta Morgan
Grade 10
A selection of items including a blue boot
on a table in watercolour paints. Scrumble
wet on dry and wet on wet process has
been used.
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