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​Clarkson Secondary School

School Council Minutes

January 28, 2020


Present:  Brian Hudson, Sandra Forsythe, Mary Zammit, Robbie Bowman, Laura Sellakandu


Regrets:  Christine Chung, Anne-Marie May, Dana Garlock, Nicky Rossi, Jane Dobie, Sylvia Daniel, Ian Cowan


Review of Minutes:  Deferred until next month


SAC Report:


December – Spirit Week:  Gingerbread, Karaoke, Kid’s Fest – Santa visited, story time, volunteers included SAC Ambassadors and lots of other student volunteers, Talent show was the last day of school in December and a big success


January – Slower month due to exam week, Wellness Club promoted stress reduction


Spirit week – late February or early March


Semi formal – March 12 at Lakeshore Convention Centre, tickets approx. $35, hoping for 200 students to attend


Black History Month – BLESS – Black Ladies Empowering Student Success - a group of 14 female students,  positive messaging around Black leadership and culture, Black History Month could be more authentic – Ballet Creole, Inspirational Speaker, Drumming


Principal’s Report:


Grade Nine survey has been helpful identifying student interests, for example, the book club and the boys football team.


Due to OSSTF job action there are no staff meetings.  Staff routines are well established so things are going along smoothly. All of the extracurriculars are running.  There will be no comments on the final semester one report card.


April is Cancer Drive month.


Newsletter will be coming out soon.



Clksac – student activity/events

Clarksoncaa – Athletics

Clarksonchargers – overall Clarkson life


Treasurer’s Report:  balance $139.35, goal is $300.00 for the two scholarships, Parent Engagement we have $500, Parent Reaching Out Grant, we have applied for the $500, but we haven’t heard back yet.  We could consider a May presentation for parents on social media, PDSB Mental Health Team has a prepared presentation we could access.


New Business:  Corona virus – following best practices as per Peel Health


Adjourned: 8:15             


Next Meeting:  March 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm





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