PAC Meeting Minutes - February 19, 2018 Meeting

Dixon Parents Advisory Committee Meeting

Minutes of Meeting of February 19, 2018

PAC Members Present:

Sandra Townsend – Co-Chair

Karin Schweizer – Co-Chair

Laura Gillanders – Treasurer

Karen Fisher-Hagel – Fundraising

Lyn Yang - Fundraising

Volker Helmuth – Secretary

Diana White

Dixon Administration Presents:

Sean Harrington – Principal

May Wong – Vice-Principal

Parent Guests

Anne Alvarez


1. Welcome & Introductions

Sandra opened the meeting and welcomed all present.


2. Review and Approval of Agenda



3. Review and Approval of Minutes of Last Meeting

Minutes of Jan. 22th, 2018 meeting approved.


4. Administrators’ Report

Sean Harrington reported:

  • Good feedback from parents & staff on Saleema Noon body science sessions.
  • Plans for Chinese New Year celebration underway.
  • Implementing 10 Days of Kindness, to include Pink Shirt Day Feb 28.
  • Basketball teams in full force, upcoming Boyd & McMath tourney.
  • ProD focus - coding & make your space.
  • Preparations underway for Carnival Mar 21.
  • Vancouver Opera will present school-wide performance Mar 1.
  • Report cards to be sent home Mar 14; conferences to be scheduled before & after spring break.
  • Need to purchase 30 iPads (approx 15k) & 2 projectors (approx 5K total) by early April.


5. Treasurer's Report

Laura Gillanders reported:

  • Review of Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss statements; we remain in good shape financially


Motion: by Diana White, Seconded by Karen Schweitzer - to allocate $7K towards purchase of iPads.  Approved unanimously.


6. Fundraising Report 

Karen Fisher-Hagel reported:

  • Tentative family movie night April 27 - movie suggestion:  Wonder
  • Quebec fundraising group - looking at selling SOS Emergency Kit & Purdy's campaign
  • A few food days had to be changed at vendor request - dates have not changed, just what is being served on those days


Motion to Adjourn Meeting:

MOVED, SECONDED and CARRIED that meeting be adjourned.


Next Meeting – Annual General Meeting – April 16, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at Dixon.


Tue, 2018/04/10 - 8:47pm