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: • 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 “Working Together for Student Success” School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) Page 2 Agenda of Regular Board of Education Meeting – June 10, 2013 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. • 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: • • • 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: • • • • • • • • • • • 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) “Working Together for Student Success” School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) Agenda of Regular Board of Education Meeting – June 10, 2013 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: • • • • • 8.0 Page 3 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: “Working Together for Student Success” School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) a. b. c. d. e. 8.4 10.0 Agenda of Regular Board of Education Meeting – June 10, 2013 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 Page 4 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) “Working Together for Student Success” School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) 10.3 Page 5 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 Ref: DocumeU:\SBO-ST-Data\DA\2012-2013\00100 - 00999 Admin\00300-03 Agenda Open\2013-06-10 OP Agenda.docxnt3 “Working Together for Student Success” “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” - Unknown Success Stories Forr the he June 10, 2013 ~ Bo Board d off Educ ucatio ion n Mee eeti ting Recognition of Student/School Success School District No. o. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) extends congratulations congratulation to the following students/groups students/group upss for for these o outstanding utst t anding example examples of success for: 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 McN Nicoll Park Middle e Success Stories S 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 Held two bake ord tto og o tto o tthe he rretreat. etreat. otherwise afford go October kRidge L eadership C onference Attended RockRidge Leadership Conference November Remembrance m Day Ceremony re Helped to o recruit re and run the Maggie talent show (to raise money for children in Africa) December 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 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 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: The Breakfast Club and hot lunch program is consistently successful. Thanks to everyone for their help! Parkway Elementary was able to go on three school wide runs. The weather was terrific! Thank you to the wonderful two recycling groups. Another super job! The PAC Meeting was well attended. Thanks for a great year to the Parkway PAC! 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! The Math-a-thon is still a great success! 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. 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.