Neilburg School Community Council
GENERAL MEETING MINUTES
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Sara called meeting to order at 12:05 pm
Members Present: Sarah Goodfellow, Ria Wiens, Jill Walde, Bev Natress, Rachel Wightman and Jeanie Wells.
School Representatives: Geoff McFarlan and Lisa Perkins
Student Representative: Jaiden Graham
Minutes: Ria Wiens presented the minutes from the last meeting, May 12, 2020 and moved to adopt as read. Seconded by Jill Walde.
Financial Report: Charmaine Graham not present. Jaiden Graham presented the financial report from May 12, as well as an up to date report dated September 17, 2020 and moved to adopt as read. Seconded by Bev Nattress.
Principal’s Report: Geoff shared how staff and students are adapting and succeeding goals with the safe re-opening of school and the well-being of students in class and on virtual learning. With provincial and health guidelines in effect, he has asked for a second water bottle filling station for the elementary end.
• The new water fountain has been installed.
• NCS, with the help of Julie Olsen, have planned a memorial Color Run in honor of Brennan to take place September 24th. Thanks to contribution from Lawrence and Julie, along with the generous donations of local businesses, the t-shirts and powder have been covered and the SCC have agreed to donate funds where needed. Amount yet to be determined. List of local contributors not complete at this time.
• Direction of the SCC for the 2020-2021 discussed with provincial and health restrictions in place. SCC is not able to fundraise, which limits donations. Lisa shared ideas of outdoor options, more picnic tables in courtyard for students to social distance outside of classrooms and JR volleyballs needed. Sara to email NCS staff regarding school needs for SCC to consider.
• AGM has been scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7pm in the school library. Ria to make poster and post on fb community page, and pass on to school to post on fb school page and newsletter. Positions for 1-yr term are Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Marsden Rep and Student Rep.
Next Meeting: AGM Mtg, October 15 @ 7pm with Monthly General Mtg to follow.
Sara Goodfellow adjourned the meeting at 1:03 pm