September 2019 SCOCA Meeting Minutes

In this post, you’ll find the minutes for the September 2019 School Council of Calgary Academy meeting below:

 

School Council of Calgary Academy
September 16, 2019 – 6:30p.m.

Meeting Minutes

Agenda

  1. Welcome/Call to Order
  • Meeting called to order at 6:35 pm
  • Welcome to our first Facebook live streaming of the meeting
  1. Introductions of the School Council Executive 2019/20
  • Carolyn W – SCOCA President/Chair
  • Ken B – SCOCA Vice Chair
  • Shannon K – SCOCA Volunteer Chair
  • Pritha K – SCOCA Secretary
  • Elliot G – Director at Large
  • Garth D – Director at Large
  1. Approval of AGM Minutes & Agenda
  • Carolyn W asked for a motion to approve the AGM minutes and agenda. Ken B made the motion. Shannyn seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  • Reports:
  • Mr. Jim Grey, Past Chair, Board of Directors of Calgary Academy
    • Calgary Academy will celebrate a 40 year anniversary
    • Introduced Douglas May, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Calgary Academy
    • Well wishes for the new academic school year were extended
    • Mr. Gray reiterated how CA is a family that prepares students for the ever changing world. As such, CA renovated and modernized the classroom environment
    • CA’s model is financial and economically sound which enables independence to allow flexibility to serve students
  • President and CEO Report – Dr. Greg Bass
    • Welcome message extended
    • Congratulations to Carolyn and SCOCA team
    • Welcome to Aaron from Calgary Academy Parents Association (CAPA)
    • Engaging with the parent community is paramount. Wonderful to see the volunteer base grow.
    • Refer to the Strategy Plan for the current and two-yeare strategy plan
    • CA’s satisfaction survey positive
  • Principal Report – Tim Carlson
    • School routine falling into place 
    • Fall Welcome a success
    • 2019 enrollment is 600+; 2019 enrollment was 530
    • PowerSchool settling in despite some initial setup issues
    • Over the summer, CA had a few updates and changes
    • New furniture placed in classrooms to increase the learning environment
    • Washrooms almost complete
    • Parent/Teacher Meet and Greet and Open House on September 27, 2019. Parents are encouraged to check out the new additions
  • Volunteer Report
    • Two volunteer orientation sessions underway – September 16 and October 21
    • First one well attended
    • 30 new volunteers so far
    • Established Sign Up Genius to the Teacher Appreciation Lunch scheduled September 27
    • Another volunteer opportunity will be Terry Fox Run on October 2
  • Review of scheduled dates and times of future SCOCA meetings
    • October 16, 2019
    • November 18, 2019
    • January 20, 2020
    • Feburary 24, 2020
    • April 14, 2020
    • May 11, 2020 – AGM

Next Meeting – October 16, 2019 6:30 p.m.

  • Future Agenda Items
    • Student Council Report
    • Power School Parent Portal Presentation
  • Other

Q&A – N/A

Thank you/Adjournment – 7:05 pm