Parent Committee Sep 19 Meeting Minutes

Peace Christian School Parent Committee


September 19, 2018

Parents present: Dori Shankel, Stacy Siller, Becca Widdicombe, Janet Wark, Laura-Lea Price, Lianna Hunter, Tara Rodenbush, Petra Llewellyn and Danielle Bunker


Approval of amended June 2017 minutes

Approval of Agenda

Reports: 1) President

· Review of Parent Committee Constitution – accepted

· Review of Parent Committee mission statement:

§ Facilitate unity between students/staff/parents/school board

§ Enhance the school program and facility

§ Provide support to teachers

§ Promote positive community awareness of PCS

· Update on current year

§ 18/19 Enrollment = 102 students, 62 families

§ Administration update: Darren Shankel’s position will be divided between the Principal position and the Haskap project. Kristin Atherton is joining the administration team as CAO (Chief Administrative Officer). Her role will be to assist Darren with the Principal duties.

§ The Haskap project is a long term project with plans to provide revenue for the school.

§ Independent schools only receive 50% funding from the government so we are pushing towards industry to assist with the school’s finances.

§ The province is excited to work with us on this project as the hands on learning supports the New Curriculum requirements.

· T-shirt/Hoodie order

§ Order forms handed out on Registration day (Aug 30)

§ Friday, Sept 21 – last day to place orders (has been extended to noon on Sept 29)

2) Treasurer

· 2017/18 Year End Report & Financial Statements Approved

(report included after Minutes)

New Business/Discussion:

1. VOTED – Nominations for 2018-19 exec:

a. President – Dori Shankel

b. Vice President – Becca Widdicombe

c. Secretary – Stacy Siller

d. Treasurer – Dori Shankel

e. Assistant Treasurer – Becca Widdicombe

f. Teacher Representative – Corie Penner

2. Approved fundraising events for year; Fun Fair/Bottles/FundScrip/Mom’s Pantry

3. Fun Fair – Dori & PCS Teachers

a. PC will purchase prize bins, everything else donated by families

b. Allocation of proceeds to be determined

c. Discussion of Mission Trip booth

i. Mission Trip – Spring Break 2019

ii. Trip is with Adventist World Aviation Organization

iii. Location; Philippines (same area as last mission trip)

iv. Focus; assist medical missionaries & their small remote airport

v. More details to follow through the school/church

4. Hot lunch program – Corie/Laura-Lea

a. Starting the year with a full schedule J

b. Schedule will go home soon to volunteers

c. 1st meal will be Wednesday, November 7

d. Order forms will be for two months instead of one month

e. A big THANK YOU to Corie for planning the schedule, Laura-Lea for taking care of schedule changes & the week to week concerns, and Melissa Nichols for agreeing to process order forms, do data entry & meal counts.

We could not run this yummy program, every Wednesday, without our many volunteers!

5. Milk program – Janet

a. Plan to start in October

b. 7 Assistants

c. Thank you…

i. Janet, for continuing as the coordinator again this school year!

ii. Assistants for making this program possible!

6. FundScrip – Lianna

a. Group order for gift cards before Christmas

b. $5000 group order required to get free shipping

Thank you Lianna, for continuing to encourage retail therapy J

7. Canadian Tire money

a. Still collecting it at the school

8. No Firewood Fundraiser this fall. We will tentatively plan for next fall.

Up Coming Events:

1. POW (Point of Worship) @ PCS Chapel: Friday, Sept 28 @ 7PM

2. Thanksgiving Holiday: Monday, Oct 8

3. Football in Kelowna: Oct 18-21

4. NID – No School: Monday, Oct 22

5. Fun Fair: Oct 28 (teachers decided on this date after our meeting) – details to follow

Closing comments and prayer

Next meeting: Wednesday, November 21 @ 6:30pm

Certified to be a true and correct copy of the Minutes of the Peace Christian School Parent Committee meeting held on

September 19, 2018..

_____________________________________ _______________________________________

Stacy Siller, Secretary

2018 09 19.docx