Thursday, November 17, 2016

Council Meeting November 9, 2016

RES Student Council Meeting
November 9, 2016

Attendance: Natalie Ball, Loni Sala, Connie Shurtz, Jessica Salmon , Jamie Jensen, Mr.Hogg, Elaine Ross, Christal Bevans, Jen Smith, Rachel Miller, Karen Salmon, Candice Bullock, Tasha Reeve.

Karen Salmon: Healthy Snack Fridge 
  • We need a way to promote donations / parent donations
  • Snacks are costing about $0.33
  • Skip the dip? Kids are trying to sell them & spilling them all over the place
  • Petty cash system from Parent Council 
Run a petty cash system from council for the healthy snack fridge
Natalie- I propose that there will be a petty cash system used from parent council to run the healthy snack fridge & with the max amount of $700 out. 
2nd- Connie 
Majority Vote- All in favor 
  • Parent Council will keep $500 in the account at all times 
  • We can have a carryover next year – J’Ana will be in charge of the petty cash
  • Donations will be cleared from West Winds for a tax refund

Principal Training –Mr. Hogg
  • Fire Drills & Lock Down 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Council Meeting Agenda Nov. 9, 2016

RES Council Meeting
Nov. 9th, 2016 at 9:00 am

  • Healthy Snack Fridge – Jen or Jessica

  • Financial – J’Ana
    • vote

  • Principal’s training – Mr Hogg
    • Emergency Procedures
    • Parking at the school

  • School Council Training – Loni

  • Blanket project – looking for volunteers to head up the project

  • Survey Reminder

Meeting adjourned til Wed., Dec. 14, 2016 at 9:00 am

Friday, October 28, 2016

Curriculum Redesign Session

Curriculum Redesign Session here in town (as pertaining to the redesigning of the provincial curriculum).  This will be an information session and can provide information on the why and what of the curriculum redesign as well as  some help in doing the survey.  The session will be Wednesday, November 2nd, at 7pm - 8pm, at the RHS, room 100 (computer lab).  

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Council Meeting October Minutes

RES Student Council Meeting
October 12, 2016

Attendance: Loni Sala, Jen Smith, Carmen Lowry, Mr.Hogg, Elaine Ross, Jamie Jensen,
Lindsey Baldry, Tasha Reeve, Connie Shurtz, Cheri Gilbert, Lyndsi Coppieters, Jessica Salmon, Rachel Miller.

Rachael: Thank you to all who have helped volunteer & fill spots when needed. We really appreciate the help with different activities.

Voting of Members;
·         Communications Director- Connie Shurtz
All in Favor- Majority Vote

·         Member at large- Christal Bevans
All in Favor- Majority Vote

Connie: Divisional School Council Meeting
·        Round table reports with other schools
·        Activities done at different schools & RES ; Back to school night, meet the teacher night , Christmas program & selling $1 raffle tickets, science fair, 1st day of school breakfast
·        There is a strong focus on the First Nations ; SLA’s Gr. 3
·        Divisional Goals ; Literacy Blankets where given to all Gr. 1 students as well as a book.
The Division as a whole wants to have every student reading at their grade level & promote reading.
·         Communications to parents is very important.
·         Parent Council is there to provide administration & staff with support. We can offer suggestions & we are here to plan/follow through with activities
·         There is a Meeting Monday October 17, 2016 @ 7pm at the Public Library  on the
West Side of Lethbridge

Lindsey: Family School Dance Overview

Saturday, October 8, 2016

RES Council Meeting Agenda

RES Council Meeting
Oct. 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm
  • 5 min – Welcome, overview of the last month, and thank-you - Rachael

  • 5 min - Voting of new members
    • Communications director #2 – nominee Connie Shurtz
- Any other nominees?
  • Member at large (if Connie needs to be replaced) – nominee Christal Bevans
                                                                                          - any other nominees?

  • 15 min - Purpose of School Councils – Loni

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

RES Council Meeting Schedule

RES Council Meeting Schedule
2016/2017 School Year

All school council meetings this school year will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, except the January meeting (which is the 3rd Wednesday because of holidays that month.)
All meetings will be held in the board room, which is room 0, unless otherwise posted.
Remember, all parents of RES students are welcome to attend these meetings.
The agenda is made a week in advance and will be posted on the RES council blog and FB page prior to the meeting.

Sept. 14th – 9:00 am
Oct. 12th – 7:00 pm
Nov. 9th – 9:00 am
Dec. 14th – 9:00 am
Jan. 18th – 9:00 am
Feb. 8th – TBA 
March 8th – 9:00 am
April 12th – 9:00 am
May 10th – 9:00 am
June 14th – 7:00 pm – will include the school council elections for the next school year

September Meeting Minutes

RES Council Meeting
September 14, 2016

Attendance: Marlin Hogg, Elaine Ross, Jamie Jensen, Connie Shurtz, Loni Sala, Jen Bennett,
 Candice Bullock, Meghan First Charger, Christal Bevans, Rhonda Steed, J’Ana Smith, Lindsay Baldry, Natalie Ball, Cheri Gilbert, Tasha Reeve, Derra Murray, Jen Wegwitz, Jen Smith, Jessica Salmon,
 Rachel Miller.

Voting of new members-
Jessica Salmon- Secretary 

Barb Nickel- Resigns from communications position

Student Council goals for 2016
  • Bridge the gap between school & parents 
  • Improve Communications
  • Educate Parents ( remind them of events, let them know councils goals, purpose of student council, volunteer opportunities)

Lindsay & Rhonda-
School Dance fundraising funds & purpose   
  • Purpose for kids to have fun & parents  to mingle with one another 
  • Movement centers for each classroom in the school is the goal 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Current RES Council Bylaws

145N – 200W, Raymond, Alberta.

1. Name

1.1 The name of the school council shall be Raymond Elementary School Council (RESC).

2. Goals

2.1 The goals of the school council, in keeping with the School Act and the School Councils Regulation, are to:
2.1.1 provide advice (i.e., input) to the staff and principal on issues of importance, such as the school philosophy, mission and vision, school discipline policies, school improvement plans, programs, and budget allocations to meet student needs
2.1.2 stimulate continuous improvement in meaningful involvement by all members of the school community
2.1.3 facilitate collaboration among concerned participants of the school community
2.1.4 support an approach to schooling in which decisions are made collaboratively and, wherever possible, at the school and classroom level
2.1.5 facilitate the development of a common vision for our school
2.1.6 provide an annual Council report to the school board and the school community
2.1.7 keep the school board informed—in cooperation with the principal—of the needs of the school
2.1.8 support the school in its efforts to focus teachers‘ time and school resources on the essential tasks of teaching and learning
2.1.9 facilitate communication with educational stakeholders and the community.
3. Definitions

3.1 In these by-laws:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September 2016 Council Meeting Agenda

RES Council Meeting
Sept. 14, 2016
-       5 min - Welcome and Introductions

-       5 min - Voting of new members
o   Secretary

-       5 min - Presentation of goals - Rachael

-       10 min - Family Dance progress – Rhonda & Lindsay

-       10 min - Healthy Snack Fridge – Jen W.
o   Progress of the fridge, timeline, and how it will run
o   Assembly details

-       15 min - Mr. Hogg
o    Meet the teacher
§  Why it was changed, how staff feel it went, and future plans
o   Hot lunches
§  Allocation of funds
o   Year-long progress report

-       5 min - Volunteering – Rachael
o   Brief explanation/suggestion
o   Police checks and family intervention

-       5 min - Calendaring
o   Future meetings
§  Next month, evening mtg?
§  Stick to 2nd Wed every month?
§  Discuss how many evening mtgs
o   World Teacher Day – Oct 5th

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

RES School Council AGM and June meeting minutes

RES Council Meeting Minutes
AGM Elections June 15th, 2016

In attendance: Marlin Hogg, Elaine Ross, Jamie Jensen, J'Ana Smith, Rhonda Steed, Lindsay Baldry, Pam Shaw, Scott Shaw, Tasha Reeve, Loretta Cahoon, Jen Wegwitz, Cheri Gilbert, Carmen Lowry, Loni Sala, Rachael Miller, Meagan First Charger, Ron Riemen, Diane Nelson, Connie Shurtz, Nancy Rose, Natalie Ball, Jen Bennett, Christal Bevans

Welcome -Rachael Miller

Financial Report -Carmen Lowry
-Money allotted to the bullying program and lock down kits
-Financial chart & graph passed around to show a break down of this year's financial spending
-Healthy Snack Fridge $4600 grant , fridge is purchased and will be here in July. Ready for program to start the last week of September
June 23rd Orientation- Marlin
-It was determined by the board to do a full day last day with orientation, but after deliberation was decided it was too much and will now be the last hour of the carnival day on the 23rd
-1/2 day Carnival Div 1 –swim, Div 2 - carnival bouncy houses, etc at 11 am the 


8:30-9:15-DIV I Carnival, DIV II Pool
9:15-10:00-DIV I Pool, DIV II Carnival
10:00-10:30-Carnival Clean Up & Recess!
11:00- Students get divided into new classes
11:15-12:00-Orientation Grades 1-6 in next years classes.
NEW GRADE 1 STUDENTS (Current Kindergarten Students)-11:15-12:00 PM
Please enter through the main doors.
Current Grade 6 STUDENTS-will be dismissed at 11:00 AM. Good luck next year in Junior High!
NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS- Orientation will be for 1 hour. You will need to stay with your child for the whole hour. You will be notified by phone call starting Monday, June 13, 2017 of your time. Due to the large number of privacy issues & FOIP regulations, we will not be posting class lists in our hallways or main office. Classroom teachers’ names will be provided by RES staff or by asking your child.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

June Council Meeting & AGM Elections

RES Council Meeting – AGM and Elections

June 15th, 2016 at 7:00 pm in room 18

- Welcome – Rachael

- Financial report – Carmen

- June 23 rd orientation – Marlin

- Minister Eggen’s curriculum announcement - Loni

- Brief review of upcoming events

o Healthy Snack Fridge

o Family dance

o Sept. school council meeting


Sunday, June 12, 2016

School Council AGM Reminder

We would like to remind all parents of RES students of the upcoming school council meeting on Wednesday, June 15th, at 7:00 pm at the RES, in the board room (room 18).  This will be our AGM (Annual General Meeting) and the elections for members of the council executive, as well as our Volunteer Appreciation.  At this meeting we will propose and vote on changes to the RES council by-laws, and elect the Executive members for the 2016-2017 school year.  This is a great opportunity to get involved in the school; come see what the school council does and how you can be involved.  Any parents of RES students present at the meeting may volunteer or be nominated for executive positions.  Parents can put their name forward beforehand to be voted on for a position and do not need to be present at the meeting, but parents must be present at the meeting to vote on by-law changes and executive positions.  If you are not interested at this time in being a member of the council executive, you can still come have a say in the council by voting.  All parents of RES students are members of the RES council, and each member of the school council is able to vote!  We also want to take the opportunity to recognize our many wonderful volunteers.  We appreciate every volunteer at our school!  There will be refreshments and a slideshow.  

The positions we will be voting on, as well as a brief explanation of each position, and the bylaw amendments we will be voting on, can be found on our RES council blog (located on the RES website) and on our FB page, RES Parent Awareness

Come out and learn how you can get involved in our school and let us show our appreciation for our volunteers!!

2016-2017 School Council positions

This is to notify all parents of RES students of the RES Council Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held on Thursday, June 15th, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the board room, room 18 (next to the kitchen).  At this meeting we will propose and vote on changes to the RES council by-laws, and elect the Executive members for the 2016-2017 school year.  Any parents of RES students present at the meeting may volunteer or be nominated for executive positions.  Parents can put their name forward beforehand to be voted on for a position and do not need to be present at the meeting, but parents must be present at the meeting to vote on by-law changes and executive positions.
The following is a list of the RES Council Executive positions that need to be filled for the 2016-2017 school year and a brief description of their duties:
Co-chair – Attends monthly pre-council meetings with the council chair and school 
Chairs council meetings when chair is unable to
Fills in at various functions when chair is unable to
Writes council event reports
Attends monthly council meetings
Secretary – Attends each monthly school council meeting and takes detailed minutes
Types up the minutes and sends them to the council chair in a reasonable amount of time
Participates in school council responsibilities
Encourages school council members to get their criminal record check and family welfare check, and keeps track of who has it, for volunteering purposes
Treasurer – Gets one of 2 signing positions on the school council bank account
Keeps track of all bank transactions on the school council account and makes periodic financial reports for the council
Attends the monthly meetings and reports to the council on the current account balance
Participates in school council responsibilities
Communications Director #2 – Keeps the school council blog up-to-date
Works with the school secretary in relaying messages from the school council which are needed  in the newsletters or emails
Attends monthly council meetings
Participate in school council responsibilities

Fundraiser Coordinator – Attends monthly council meetings and participates 
in discussions regarding fundraising needs and opportunities
Coordinates all fundraising events, reporting on the details of upcoming events and progress of current events at the monthly meetings, involving school council members in major decisions and issues
Heads up a committee to plan and run the event when needed
Participates in school council responsibilities

Volunteer coordinator – Arranges for volunteers for school events such as the book 
fair, one school, one book functions, etc, and school council sponsored events 
Communicates with room reps to help arrange and remind volunteers
Attends monthly school council meetings
Participates in school council responsibilities

Pre-school rep – This position is open to any parent who has a child in the RES 
preschool program.
Represents the preschool at the school council meetings
Communicates with the preschool as necessary to act as a liaison between the preschool and the school council
Attends monthly school council meetings
Participates in school council responsibilities

Members at Large (2 or 3) - Attends monthly meetings
Participates in school council responsibilities
Will coordinate 1 staff appreciation day throughout the year, which will be discussed with the council and will be fully supported by council members (as in council members will participate in bringing treats, etc)

All parents of students attending RES are members of the RES council, and are invited to attend each monthly council meeting.  However, members of the RES council executive (the above positions) are voting members of the council.
According to our council bylaws, each position is for a maximum of 2 consecutive years.
If you are interested in a position, you can contact Rachael Miller at to put your name down in advance.  There will also be an opportunity at the meeting to put your name in the elections, if you desire.

The following changes to the RES council bylaws will be proposed at the meeting:
5.2 As examples, these projects can include Family School Dance, Pizza Days, Healthy Snack Fridge, etc.

5.4 Parent Leaders may consist of the following: Room Reps, Hot Lunch Rep., Healthy Eating  Coordinator, etc.

6.3 - The member of the Council Executive will be a member of the Council Executive from the time of their appointment until the end of the annual general meeting, up to (2) two consecutive school years. The member of Council Executive cannot hold the same position on Council Executive for more than (2) two consecutive years.

7.9.4 The current executive will continue to carry out their pre-existing projects for that school year.

8.5.1 Preschool Rep. must have a child attending Raymond Elementary Preschool. They can hold the position for (1) one year.

11.3 Special Meetings
11.3.1The Council may at any time give notice of a special meeting of the Council. The notice will be given in the manner determined by the Council, but must be given at least 1 day before the meeting.  The notice will state the time, date and place of the meeting, and describe the matters to be dealt with.

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