MINUTES FROM NOVEMBER 27, 2017 MEETING
Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute
Parent Council Meeting
Monday November 27, 2017
Present: Paul Ambrose (Principal), Victor Saliba (Chair) , Renee Massop (Co-Chair), Carol Collinson (Secretary), Kate Gosine (Co-Secretary), Michelle Cole-Kennedy , Conrad Stewart, Leslie Samuel, Khalil and Bilal (SAC presidents)
Meeting called to order: 6.35 PM
Welcome and Introductions:
Chair, Victor, welcomed everyone to the meeting. Each attendee introduced themselves.
Minutes of last meeting approved by Victor and seconded by Carol Collinson.
Student Activity Council (SAC) Update: Khalil and Bilal
Lazer Quest fundraiser is planned for 2nd semester
Talent show is planned for before the winter break
Grade 8 Information event: morning for new students and evening for parents scheduled for Dec. 7
Prom is scheduled for May 10
Semi-formal is scheduled for Feb. 2018
Chair and Co-Chair Updates: Victor Saliba
AGM- Community Use of School Space: Nov. 28, 2017 @ TDSB head office, 5050 Yonge St.
SRO program: discontinued, but CCI will still have support through community police program
o Victor will e-mail final report to Council members
PRO Grant: approved
o Need to plan an information night before Jun 2018
o Michelle will provide a copy of the application
Extreme heat in school:
o Michelle contacted MPP regarding the heat in the school during the spring and fall months.
o Ministry of Education has announced an additional $14 billion for building upgrades
Parent Council booth:
o Proposed for grade 8 night and parent teacher interviews.
o Need to develop a one-pager about the Parent Council including meeting dates to hand out at the booth.
Principal’s Report: Mr. Paul Ambrose, interim principal while the current principal, Ms. Jinah Park is on leave.
Staff contract – to ensure equity in the TDSB.
o Stems from school improvement plan
Issues in school –
o No hats in school policy - hard to enforce
o Students going to the library, mall and community centre: students can be banned and receive a no trespassing letter for infractions
Trey Anthony, producer of “Kink of my Hair” presented to students in Nov about “Find Your Passion”.
Commencement: full house
Math EQAO – Jan 2018
PA day – Dec. 1
Teach Assist – Parents/Students can access marks
access with e-mail address
Alliance of Black Students conference – keynote speaker, Paul Wall, CCI graduate
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM
Next meeting – January 29, 2018 @ 6:30pm