Clarkson Secondary School
Parent Advisory Council Minutes
September 22, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.
Principal’s Conference Room
Sue Piotrowski, Chair James
Antonio D’Silva, SAC Rep Debi
Margaret Morse Nicky
Angela Norris Brian
Debbie Foss S.Steeler
Pat Huson Sandra
Emeline Layne Janet
Fay Allen Richard
Lynne Gallacher Steward
Sharon Gerulath Laura
May Wong Shadab
Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
Minutes of April 21, 2015 ~
Motion to Approve (D. Lawrence) Seconded (S. Piotrowski)
Carried – APPROVED
Council Minutes are posted on the school’s website
under the Council tab for
all to review.
Student Activity Council (SAC) Report
SAC President, Antonio D’Silva highlighted student
recruiting members from all grade levels to be part of SAC General
the new Fall Fair (successor to the previous Grade 9/Grade 12 Activity Day)
on themes for the semi-formal (to be held next year)
in planning a new gender neutral washroom. Clarkson will be the first High
School in the Peel Board to provide
teacher labour dispute has been settled at the Secondary level, with acceptance
of a 3 year contract. (The first year of this contract covers the last school
continue to be supportive and involved in the many activities offered to
for students who graduated in June will be held Friday, October 9. (This had to be postponed to the fall at the
direction of the Board)
to the school over the summer include creation of a quiet study area off the
library (previously the Principles Conference Room), relocation of the
Principles Conference Room, and a refresh of the Guidance Office.
will be happening across the Board next week.
Enrollment at Clarkson is lower than anticipated with 825 students,
which will result in changes to many students’ timetables and the loss of some
staff. Students whose courses are
impacted will meet with their Guidance Counsellors so that new timetables can
be organized by Friday, October 2 and begin Monday, October 5.
gave an overview of what is involved in coordinating the QSP fundraiser
information was sent out to parents in the form of flyers, but it is planned to
change to electronic distribution via e-mail and Twitter
amount raised last year was approximately $ 450. (Other funds are received through Parent
Donations that can be directed to specific items identified on the staff wish
Nomination and Election of School Advisory Officers
you to outgoing council officers Sue Piotrowski, Martine Brouillet, Guylaine
Jeuteau, and QSP rep Margaret Morse.
Martine and Guylaine will continue on council as Members at Large. Anne-Marie May has volunteered to continue as
coordinator for the Teacher Appreciation in the spring.
for Advisory Officers were received, and positions acclaimed:
- Chairperson Brian Hudson
- Secretary Nicky Rossi
- Treasurer & QSP rep Sandra Forsyth
Council Meeting Dates, 2015/2016
confirm there are no conflicts with the above dates
Selection of Topics for Upcoming Meetings:
Adopt a Charger
Kardash reviewed this new initiative to raise funds that will be used to help
subsidize the cost of extracurricular activities.
offers a large number of clubs as well as the opportunity to participate on athletic
teams. The cost associated with these activities continues to rise, and has
become a barrier to some.
is important that all Clarkson students should be included in the extracurricular
activities they are interested in, and that cost does not prevent this.
year council provided assistance to some students who were struggling
financially, but the Adopt a Charger initiative is intended to provide ongoing support
to all clubs and teams at Clarkson.
initiative will be rolled out in 3 phases:
Alumni; parents; school website.
Next meeting Wednesday – November 18, 2015
Council Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and take
place in the Principal’s Conference Room.
The meeting adjourned at 8:25