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Topic: Fernwood PAC Meeting
Time: Jan 20, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Member of the 2019-2020 PAC Executive are: Samantha Chamberlin, Erin Lee and Heather Kazakoff

(Thank you to Alisha Renaud for her role in 2018-2019 as Co-Chair)

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7 March 2018

Fernwood PAC


Kelda, Christie, Alisha, Sam, Brett, Heather


John Wakefield, Jen

February Minutes


Kelda – Principal’s Report

-The staff is very grateful for the Spring Fling, the Pink Shirts, the Sports Shirts and the ongoing work on the playground!  Thank you!

-Outdoor classroom expression of interest is in the public domain and we are waiting for responses and the district will then choose the contractors

-We have not yet heard from the Rotary or the Legion about funding, but hopefully soon

-Family Media Smarts – Tuesday, March 13 – it’s about screen and technology – 6pm to 7pm

-Monday, April 9th at 7pm - SIMS has the White Hatter (retired police officer from Victoria) – Safety for young kids using tech.  He speaks about parental controls on technology, cyber bullying, suicide. This is open to the public.

-Away games for basketball on Monday – we will use parents to drive the boys and a bus for the girls.  All parents welcome to cheer on the teams!

-One Woman Circus – working with grades 4/5 in the morning and then she does a performance with the whole school in the afternoon – juggling, acrobatics, etc.  Free to Fernwood through ArtStarts

John Wakefield (via Alisha)

-donors can receive tax receipts from SD64 if they donate to the playground initiative

-he was at a conference last weekend.  Ed Minister, Flemming, is working a playground fund for the Province … details to follow

-New Superintendent – Dr. Scott Benwell – comes to us January 1, 2019

Treasurer’s Report – Brett

-making lots of money through hot lunch

-about $100 worth of food purchased for the Spring Fling

-We are not over budget, but we have lots of expenditures that were not originally included in the budget – the Pink shirts, the Brass Band, the Sports shirts, the reading licence (about $2500 of unbudgeted expenses)

-We can take money for the musical playground from gaming.  And, once the Spring Fling has happened, we can take money from the general account.

-Alisha and Brett opened a playground fund account at Island Savings

Musical Playground

-tabled until after Spring Fling

-once we have a dollar amount, we can contact Paul, let him know what the budget is

and invite him to present at April’s Meeting

-Spring Fling will help pay for the Musical Playground

Hot Lunch - Sam

-pizza & sushi

-the system works and is running smoothly

-Dates are March 14, April 11, April 25, May 9, May 22, June 6 and June 20

Garden - Alisha

- plum tree and raspberries

-Alisha talked to Ken.  We will get a discount for the garden trellis.  He will talk to Alan about it. When the weather is nicer, it will be built.

-Tami wants a work bee – likely for one of the Friday’s after Spring Break

-Hot Lunch will pay for the Garden upgrades

Fundraising Ideas – Sam

-Thrifty’s Smile Card Program – applied for and approved

-we should have cards next month

Future Meetings:

Monday April 9th

Wednesday May 2nd

Monday June 4th

PAC Fundraising Initiatives

Purchase Mabel's Labels (washable adhesive labels for clothing and shoes)

Country Grocer
Please continue to bring in your receipts - they help pay for field trips and other great opportunities for our students!

Other PAC information

PAC Constitution and Bylaws (coming soon).