2012-2013 RSC-REPS Annual Report

Please see the attached Riverbend Elementary Parents Society Annual Report for the 2012-2013 School Year.

RSC-REPS Annual Report 2012-2013

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June 2013 Council Meeting

All,

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication over the past year. It has been a bumpy ride but we made it. Enclosed are the meeting minutes from May and the last agenda of the year for June. I hope to see everyone at the last council meeting scheduled on June 11, 2013 @ 6:30 PM in the Teachers Lounge.

2013-06-11 Parent Council Agenda and Update

REMEMBER!
The Year End Social will follow immediately after the Meeting.

Please feel free to bring your favorite dessert or appetizer…

Thank you,

Michael Garner
Chairperson

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March 2013 Council Meeting Minutes

All,

Please see the attached minutes and Agenda for the next school council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30 PM in the Staff Room at the school.

The Parent Council has been an essential part of your child’s learning experience at Riverbend School since its inception. However, as our children move on so do the parents. We are desperately seeking parents of children in Kindergarten through grade three (Division 1) to replace the many Division 2 families leaving the school this year. Without this support the council may be at risk of losing its ability to maintain its charitable status and ultimately the ability to fundraise. As of today we only have one person who has volunteered to be a member of the executive and only 5 individuals managing all of the committees and director positions. Therefore, WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP! I look forward to seeing you there.

There will also be discussions around the learning garden and the final approval of all the expenses discussed in March.

April 16 2013 Parent Council Agenda and Update
2013 2014 Riverbend School Council Positions

2013-03-12 RSC Minutes
2013-03-12 REPS Minutes

Michael

Please forward your committee reports to secretary@riverbendparents.com.

There is lots of work to do but it is so much easier if we have lots of people who each do a little bit. Even if you can’t commit to taking on a full position we can still use your help, so please consider coming to the next meeting to learn more!

Regards,
Michael Garner
REPS Chairperson
mdgarner@shaw.ca
403-818-0743

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February RSC & REPS meeting minutes

Hello Everyone,
Please find attached the meeting minutes from the February 2013 Riverbend School Council and Riverbend Elementary Parents Society meetings.

The next meeting is on Tuesday March 12, 2013 at 6:30pm.

Thanks

Riverbend School Meeting Feb 2013.pdf

REPS Meeting Feb 2013.pdf

Michael Garner
REPS Chairperson

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March 2013 Council Update and Meeting Agenda

Hello Everyone,
The next school council meeting will be on Tuesday, March 12th at 6:30 PM in the Staff Room at the school. Please see the attached Agenda and council update.

First, I would like to say thank you!!

Parent council has been instrumental in funding numerous school programs over the years from increasing child access to computers, providing smart boards and document cameras for every classroom, to subsidizing outdoor school programs and buses. This could not have been accomplished without your generosity and support.

This Month we will be discussing the purchase of an additional 20 laptops from our Casino account (accounting for $25,000 of our estimated $60,000 allotment) and are looking at allocating $20,000 out of our general funds to cover expenses for next year. As well, with the ever-tightening school budgets looming in the future I am concerned about the impact on other programs we currently take for granted such as the music program, access to up to date reference books, and little things that create a big impact like the maintenance and upkeep of our clay firing kiln. Considerations include having someone inspect and repair the kiln to ensure the ongoing safety of our children and our school. Other programs requiring a continued influx of funding are the music, and literacy programs. In addition, there remains a continued interest in ensuring student access to technology.

As you can see we have a number of key financial matters to vote on. If you would like to participate in making these hard decisions please come out and join us. As well, we will be discussing volunteer positions on council for next year. We have seen a continued decline in participation recently that has raised concerns on rather we will be able to maintain a council for next year. There is lots of work to do but it will be so much easier if we have lots of people who each do a little bit. Even if you can’t commit to taking on a full position we can still use your help, so please consider coming to the next meeting to learn more!

2013-03-12-RSC-REPS-Agenda-and-Update

Please forward your committee reports to secretary@riverbendparents.com.

Michael Garner
REPS Chairperson

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February 2013 Council Meeting Agenda

The next school council meeting will be on Tuesday, February 12th at 6:30 PM in the Staff Room at the school. Please see the attached Agenda.

2013-02-12-RSC-REPS-Agenda

REPS-Meeting-Minutes-January-2013

RSC-Meeting-Minutes-January-2013

We have a number of key financial matters to vote on and we will be discussing volunteer positions on council for next year. As well, we will discuss covering some of the general costs for 2013-2014 with our current general funds. This would ensure continued financial support for programs, such as bussing, grade team spending, learning garden up keep, and many other expenses that occur annually, until we can fill many of the vacant council positions. There is lots of work to do but it is so much easier if we have lots of people who each do a little bit. Even if you can’t commit to taking on a full position we can still use your help, so please consider coming to the next meeting to learn more!

Please forward your committee reports to secretary.

Michael Garner
REPS Chairperson
mdgarner
403-818-0743

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January 2013 RSC/REPS meeting minutes

The January meeting minutes for both Riverbend School Council and Riverbend Elementary Parents Society are now available. Please see the attached minutes.

The next school council meeting will be on Tuesday, February 12th at 6:30 PM in the Staff Room at the school.

Please forward your committee reports to secretary.

Leah Turner
REPS Secretary

REPS Meeting January 2013.pdf

Riverbend School Council Meeting January 2013.pdf

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Riverbend School Council Job Descriptions

A couple of parents have recently asked to see the job descriptions for the volunteer positions on council. We still have a few open positions on council this year and we are already starting to think about what might be open for next year.

Please have a look through this document if you’d like to see what roles are available, and then be sure to let us know how you can help out.

Council_Job_Descriptions.pdf

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January 2013 Council Meeting

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and I would like to welcome you back to another exciting year with the Riverbend Parent Council. Our next meeting is January 15, 2013 at 6:30 PM. Some of the key goals for this meeting is to gain a better understanding of our financial situation so we can ensure we allocate funds accordingly. As well, I hope to discuss artists in residency opportunities and outdoor school plans.

We did not have a quorum in December so we will need to approve previous minutes from November and begin planning for 2013.

Once again, I would like to offer a special thanks to Leah Turner for stepping up as Secretary and look forward to working with Leah as a key member of the executive.

Regards and Happy New Year,

Michael Garner
REPS Chairperson

2013-01-15-RSC-REPS-Agenda

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December 2012 Council Meeting

The next school council meeting will be on Tuesday, December 11th at 6:30 PM in the Staff Room.

2012-12-11-RSC-REPS-Agenda


Don’t forget that as a parent or guardian of a child attending the school you are automatically a voting member of the council and you are welcome at any meeting. Any agenda items you wish to discuss can be sent to chair@riverbendparents.com.

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