Jolene Carlsen has created a school garden with her K/1 kids from division 12. Currently, there are 4-5 teachers overseeing the garden and roughly 15 kids in the garden club. She would like to request some financial support from the PAC for materials broken down on attached memo. She has already coordinate some students and their families to volunteer on a weekly schedule during the summer to water and care for the gardens.
Please see attached for more details.
The PAC Executive team will vote on this request during the Executive meeting that follows the AGM.
Prior to nominations, there was a note that the SPC has been put on hold by the Ministry and they are changing the structure. Eugenia was able to sign a letter/petition on behalf of the PAC indicating the importance of having an SPC presence.
TIna: Suggested Pita Bread Factory fundraising, which is selling pies and cookies. She also suggested a Jar raffle. Tina also thinks that the Walkathon should be kept and perhaps a Mother's Day and Father's Day raffle draw be added; however, any raffle will require a license.
Eugenia: Suggested that we combine the Pizza, Purdy's & Pita Bread Factory (cookies & pies) together so that we are not asking parents to offer donations so many times.
Guest speakers that were suggested included: iGirl/iGuy, Stand By Me, Jesse Miller and will all be voted in Executive Meeting.
Tina suggested having a guest speaking about smoking, which then led to discussions about drugs and potentially having a VPD member or the Burnaby Community Liaison come to Aubrey for a talk.
It was clarified by Lisa that Public Health Nurses are no longer allowed to educate students in school so they would be unable to come to Aubrey.