Report from Parent Council
Firstly I would like to thank everyone for all the support throughout the year. The teachers and staff, the kids and you-the Parents. We are a small council (always looking for more people to come out!) but we do amazing things.
Did you know that we provide eight healthy hot lunches throughout the year and two of them are free? Did you know that we can do this; organizing, shopping, preparing, serving and all the other jobs involved through your help and volunteering? We couldn’t do it without you!
Did you know that through our only fundraiser last year, the Quilter’s Retreat, we made over $8700.00!? Again it was all volunteer; the organizing, planning, registrations, (fabulous) food, kitchen help, set up and take down, buying, donations… All volunteer. It took over 500 man hours of effort to put it together and we couldn’t have done it without you!
Did you know that with these funds, we were able to support many more requests last year? We maintained everything we always support: the Grade 10 academic award, the Senior Drama Production, Provincial level competition, staff appreciation, bussing fees for field trips, the elementary agendas, special presentations, purchase of equipment, etc. But we were able to do so much more!
Did you know we sent Grades 3 to 9 and some Senior Phys Ed classes curling for a day while we hosted Lee and Sandy Paley for the younger elementary? We supported the Senior Girls Provincial Basketball tournament with a large donation and donated the complimentary tickets to the school for students to win. We purchased a large upright deep freeze for the hot lunch program, and the forgotten lunch, concession and Home Ec programs use it too. We paid bussing for additional senior high fieldtrips to Bodyworks and Jubilations Dinner Theatre and for the grade 7/8’s to go to Ag Days. We have introduced a Birthday Book program for all elementary students. We are paying the bussing fees for the Grade 8 Outdoor Ed class. And we will again be paying for all the admissions and bussing for the K-6 year end field trips. Again, we couldn’t do it without you!!
If you are a parent of a student in Tro-Val, you are a member of our council. We invite everyone to come to our meetings and check it out. They are the last Monday of the month, Sept-Nov, Jan-May at 7pm. We are not always looking for positions to fill but we would love more input, feedback, opinions and suggestions. If not the meetings, then there are many ways to volunteer and help out. Everyone involved has worked very hard this year to make it the best year and we hope to only get better! We can’t do it without you!
Lynn-Ann Wahl, President
Highlights from Parent Council
President - Lynn Ann Wahl
Vice President -
Secretary - Jana Kober
Treasurer - Cindy Schmidt
K-3 Grade Rep -
Grade 4-6 Rep -
Grade 7-9 Rep -
Grade 10-12 Rep -
Hot Lunch - Jana Kober
There are several positions that need to be filled. If you are interested in helping with any of the committees please contact any of the executive members.
HOT LUNCH INFORMATION
The Healthy Hot Lunch Program is back!!
The Tro-Val Healthy Hot Lunch Committee and Parent Council are pleased to offer hot lunches; 1 per month from November to June. The price of each lunch is $5.00 other than the FREE December and June lunches. This opportunity is for all Trochu Valley Students and Staff.
Parent Council Hot Lunch Form - http://2016-17 Hot Lunch Order Form.pdf
Parent Council Meetings are the Last Monday of the Month
at 7:00 pm in the Common Area at the school.
The next meeting will be March 27, 7pm.
We would love to see you!
Every Parent of a Trochu Valley Student is encouraged to attend these meetings. It is a chance to find out about all the wonderful events Parent Council helps finance and puts on for our school and students. You can share your own ideas and have input on existing events.
The 2016 Grade 8 Outdoor Education Class would like to thank the Tro Val Parent Council for their generous donation to our trip. We had a great time and could not have gone without your help. Thank You!
RAISING A READER
Tro-Val’s Raising A Reader Read-A-Thon was a tremendous success! Collectively Grades K-6 students read for 51,531 minutes – WOW! … and together raised $7,589.76 in pledges! Trochu Valley School also received generous support for the Read-A-Thon from our community: Bank of Montreal (treasure box prizes for all participants), Kneehill Adult Learning Society (class pizza party), Trochu Public Library (free books for each class) and Alberta Treasury Branch (one buddy bench) -Thank you to all our sponsors!!!! All participants of the Raising A Reader Read– a-Thon received a prize from the treasure box and $649.00 in book fair credits were handed out based upon pledge totals. In addition, the Grade 3 and the Grade 6 classes earned a pizza party for the most reading minutes! Book lights were awarded to 2 students in each class for top pledges. Hats off to:
Kindergarten – Malcolm Johns & Avory Esligar
Grade 1…Lorelei McArthur & Lizah Hogg
Grade 2 … Kallie Hogg & Franzen Dela Cruz
Grade 3…Madison Nelson & Mason Wahl
Grade 4…Desiree Schmidt & Aidyn Martin
Grade 5…Jorga Linderman & Carl Oscan
Grade 6…Karyssa Tetz & Brooklyn Linderman
Congratulations students and thank you to all who pledged them J! We are thrilled that two buddy benches will be purchased and installed in the Spring of 2017!