School Council Meeting

November 28, 2016
7:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
Location: School Library


1. Call to Order

2. Approval of October 24, 2016 Minutes

3. Approval of November 28, 2016 Agenda

4. Guest Speaker – Darryl Woods (20 min)
(World and Social Science department head)

5. Chair’s Report (15 min)
– Council executive
– Student well-being plan
– Speaker update – Resilience
– Important dates

6. Administration Report (30 min)

7. Students’ Report (10 min)

8. Teachers’ Report
– Intermediate (10 min) – Secondary (10 min)
9. Financial Report (5 min)

10. OCASC update (10 min)
11. New Business (10 min)


Next meeting date: January 23, 2017

Parent Lending Library

List of titles available soon for those wishing to borrow

Info Session: Life After High School – What I Wish I Had Known

On Thursday, May 26 at 7:00pm, School Council is hosting a parent information session entitled, ‘Life After High School – What I Wish I Had Known’. This session will be led by Earl of March graduates who continued on with post-secondary education. The intent is to help parents understand how they can prepare and support their students before launching them on their post-secondary career, as well as prepare them for the challenges of being a newly independent adult.

The panel will speak about their individual successes and challenges academically, socially, financially, from a career choice perspective, and from a life experience perspective.

Our guest speakers are:

Amanda Nemes –Earl grad 2015. Amanda completed her first year in Algonquin College’s Electrical Engineering Technician program. She is hoping for an apprenticeship when she completes her program next year.

Rhiannon Henkelman – Earl grad 2015. Rhiannon spent last year at the University of Ottawa doing a joint major in Sociology and Communications. She will be switching to Algonquin College in the fall to the Event Management program and is completing requirements over the summer to qualify for admission

Derek Smith – Earl grad 2015. Derek successfully completed his first year in Commerce at Queen’s University.

Ming Jin – Earl grad 2015. Ming is currently studying for a Bachelor’s in Dental Sciences at UBC. This is the only bachelor degree of its kind in Canada.

The session will be held at 7:00pm in the Earl of March library on Thursday May 26. All are welcome to attend.

Speaker: the Hon. Senator Murray Sinclair, former Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

A not to be missed educational opportunity for school administrators, teachers, parent, students, as our future leaders, and the general public to hear directly from the Hon. Senator Murray Sinclair, former Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the “Critical Role of Education in Reconciliation”.

Register Now to reserve your seat(s) for this special free and public event.

Presented by:
Pleasant Park Public School & Council, Rideau Public High School, Alta Vista Public School & Parent Council, Robert Bateman Public School & Council, Featherston Public School, St. Patrick’s Intermediate Catholic School Council and St. Patrick’s High Catholic School Council, Carine Wilson Public High School, Experiences Canada and Artz Wellness.

4th Aboriginal Lecture Series

Presentation to Parents on Limiting Excess Screen Time in Students

Limiting Excess Screen Time in Students
Whether in the form of cellphones, TVs, video games, or the internet, screens are everywhere. Spending too much time on screens can contribute to low activity levels and obesity, and take away from time spent on schoolwork or with family.
On Thursday, May 5, from 7-9 pm, The Earl of March Secondary School Council is pleased to host an information session on excessive screen time featuring Darcy Santor, PhD.  Dr. Santor will discuss strategies for parents and teachers that can be used to help students cut down on screen time use.
Date:  Thursday May 5, 2016
Place:  Earl of March S.S. auditorium
Time:  7:00 – 9:00 pm.
No registration required.  Parking is free.  Refreshments will be provided.
 For details see Limiting Screen Time

Parent Lending Library Resource Ideas

Laura Johnstone has been researching ideas for suitable resources. Attached are images of some of the ideas.
Samples of a range of books will be available at the next council meeting on Monday February 22nd.

Grief Books for Teens 1

Grief Books for Teens 2

Quick and Easy Times Tables

Just as it is a good idea to encourage your child to read it, encouraging math practice is a great way parents can help their child.
See the pdf from JumpMath for a quick and easy approach to learning the times tables.
JumpMath Times Tables Tipsheet

There are further items here.
JumpMath Support Materials