Oct 10 Minutes

Parent Council meeting

Oct. 10/19


  1. Welcome (Tanya and Julia)
  2. Fundraising updates: raffle, Hoot ‘n’ Howl, silent auction, t-shirts 
  3. Phys Ed teacher’s presentation (Dana Burk)
  1. Raffle update

This year’s goal is $20,000. Kids can return ticket stubs and money raised to date to their classrooms every day. Extra tickets are available. Each day, volunteers meet 9:15-10:30 to count money; sign up online to volunteer or just show up in the basement/lunchrooms.  

Deadline to return all ticket stubs, money and unsold tickets is Mon., Oct. 21/19. 

Hoot ‘n’ Howl update

This year’s theme is Carnival, and the gym will have rented midway games. 

Changes this year: 

  • all activities will be indoors
  • New penny sale; similar to a kids’ raffle. Kids can buy sheets of tickets and enter tickets to be drawn to win prizes of their choosing. 
  • New Bake Sale location
  • Passports available to collect stamps from different stations.  
  • Re-vamped Haunted House with Mad Scientist theme
  • New name “Musical Cakes” – you don’t know what that is, come to the Hoot to find out! 

Families needed to take over the Candy Bracelet and Alien Body Parts stations. This entails purchasing items, set-up of the stations. 

Please contribute unused gifts/loot bag items and used books (all ages, all subjects) for the Penny Sale and Book Sale. Donation bins are by the Main Office. 

Volunteers needed to set up before the Hoot, to man stations during the Hoot, take-down; also to contribute sweet and savoury items to the Bake Sale and cakes for Musical Cakes. All items must be nut-free. Teenagers can sign up to volunteer; for high schoolers, this counts towards their mandatory volunteer hours. Contact Laura, as all teens need to complete a permission form prior to the Hoot. 

New Hoot ‘n’ Howl posters designed by Erin Williams are available for posting around the community. 

Silent Auction update

The Silent Auction will be on Friday, November 22, this year, with live band and liquor license!

Volunteers still needed to solicit donations, make food for the event, set up/run the event. 

Please ask for donations (either items or experiences) from businesses in the community, your own workplace or any business that you can connections with. 

New Pape logo t-shirts

A limited number of t-shirts will be sold at the Hoot, in a variety of children’s/adults’ sizes, for $25 for adults’ shirts, $20 for kids’. Orders will be taken for additional shirts. Spirit wear will also be sold at the Hoot. 

  1. Phys Ed teacher’s presentation (Dana Burk)

Dana spoke about the Health and Physical Education curriculum, which includes mental health and well-being, physical literacy and health literacy; providing children with the knowledge and skills to enable them to thrive in a changing environment; promoting healthy, active living; the S.T.A.R.S. philosophy. 

Upcoming dates of interest: 

  • Photo Day Oct. 21st
  • Hoot ‘n’ Howl Oct. 26th 

Next meeting: Nov. 7th, 2019 

News from Panther parents!