Clarkson Secondary School
Parent Advisory Council
March 10, 2020
Present: Brian Hudson, Mary Zammit, Angelo Kontos, Robbie
Bowman, Christine Chung, Nicky Rossi, Angelo Santos, Anne-Marie May, Kathy
Regrets: Sandra Forsythe
this week – Monday was decades games, Tuesday was movie Character Day,
Wednesday is Jersey Day, Thursday is Clarkson Day, Friday is PJ Day, grade
nines very enthusiastic about spirit week
this Thursday – sales are excellent, New York Night Theme, Lakeshore Convention
Centre, dinner at 7:00, closes at 11:00 pm
Cancer Drive, week of April 20
elections in May
working hard and the council is very committed
Prom is at
Royal Botanical Gardens, Enchanted Garden Theme, DJ is booked
from Anne-Marie that we arrange a bus from the school, however, typically
students arrange their own rides, we may not get many students who are
interested. Many organizational
variables could jeopardize this. We will
stay with students and families arranging their own transportation.
Report: Mary Zammit
virus – PDSB takes direction from Peel Health.
Extra cleaning is being done daily. Hand sanitizers are being installed
tomorrow throughout the school. Teachers
have sanitized wipes in the class.
Students and staff are asked not to wear masks as this creates stress,
plus stay home if you are sick. Travel
over March Break – those travelling to China and Iran are asked to
– Class room and extracurricular are not impacted. Job action impacts admin.
Night – March 25, opportunity for Parent Council to have a table for
fundraising. New format for Parent
Night, 5-6:00 meet and greet in the library, 6:00 move into the cafeteria,
using long tables for parent-teacher conversations. Second hour will still be by appointment or
informal if teacher is available.
competition at CBO – a few CSS students will go to provincials.
baseball practice started yesterday.
Field is starting.
Idol – U of T competition was on Saturday, they came in third. They have
designed a developed a roof water filtration system for homes.
Wmen’s Day breakfast on Friday at City Hall with the Mayor. Ms Zammit took several students
arranged Skpe with author.
colleges were into the school this week.
has created a schedule where there is always a teacher or senior tutor available
started this week.
project happening in Art.
catered a lunch for Black History Lunch, Carribbean culture.
ceremony Feb 26, 300 students received awards.
Milk Bags, our students are doing the full production of sleeping mats.
literacy EQAO may be impacted by job action, it will be a last minute Ministry
directive. Students who may struggle
will be getting support. Camp I Can over
March Break available for students of concern.
Day: Anne-Marie May
5, Anne-Marie will contact us via email.
will provide a sample letter asking parents to donate a small item for the brunch.
send out letter to parents.
need two to three people to set up and two to three people to clean up.
Report: Christine Chung
Fund: balance: $139.35. Use Parent Engagement fund to provide free
snacks and ask for a donation from parents to the Scholarship fund at Mar 25
Parent night. Christine will create a
flyer re donating on line to scholarship fund.
for next year: Flip Gift, we need to
promote it starting in Sept, donors receive an electronic card.
Engagement Fund: $500
Reaching Out (Pro Grant): $600, a small
portion is for refreshments, the balance is for the speaker and communication
follow up with Sandra to see if she was able to contact a speaker.
High Skills Major: Angelo Kontos
Ms Wong has
created a professional slide deck re SHSM.
SHSM is for
Gr 11 and 12 student and provides pathway to work place, trade apprenticeships,
in program. Students gain work
experience, additional training paid for ex First Aid, CPR, WHMIS, many free
enrollment is increasing. Earn college
credits while at high school. Students
do have to stay caught up in their high school work. Helps with maturing. 26 students enrolled in Dual Credit. Woman in trades is being promoted.
meeting: May 26, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.