Community educational offerings for next year

With the official closing of WHS behind us we must look at moving forward. Our initial hope laid with the Vancouver School Board offering us a space for the upcoming school year. Unfortunately, not even with the amazing leadership of Trish and Helen could they be convinced.

Now what? Here are opportunities for you to engage in some options already under way. Please save the date for these upcoming meetings and see more info below.

  • Thursday, July 4, 7:30 pm – K-9 DL @The Thistle (#260-975 Vernon Drive, Vancouver)
  • Monday, July 8, 7 pm – High School (12+) DL @ location TBA

Grades K-9

We’ve been speaking on the need to collaborate and possibly join together to create a more solid, multi-age (K-Gr.9) group. Why? We’re concerned that having numerous small pods makes it difficult to sustain any of these DLs, so we’re hoping that by joining together we can create stability and the reassurance of something solid for all of us. We hope to create a DL large enough to pool our resources and provide something with a solid schedule, one that has wonderful outdoor options and also has options for kids who prefer maker space or indoor activities. We would also like to work our scheduling around a farm day and the theatre program, as we know many are interested in those opportunities. We hope to preserve the multi-age learning that has been so beneficial to our kids, and also have some splitting into smaller groups for age appropriate activities. We’d like to host an info and collaboration session so we can all come together to alleviate these mutual concerns and find reassurance, in order to create a stable DL for our families.

The next meeting will be Thursday, July 4, 7:30 pm at the Thistle (#260-975 Vernon Drive, Vancouver). Childcare is available: please sign up here.

Website: mycreativeadventures.ca

High school (12+)

Behind the scenes there have been busy groups of families piecing together educational opportunities offered through Island Discovery Learning Centre (IDLC). The high school DL (ages 12+) will be offering academic courses on Tuesday and Wednesday each week. We currently have one face-to-face day guaranteed with a teacher but as enrolment increases so will the teachers classroom presence. We would also like to work our scheduling around the theatre program, and outdoor trips, as we know many are interested in those opportunities.

The next meeting will be Monday, July 8, 7:00 pm – location TBA.

Website: under construction

 

For more information, contact Tanya by email or call (604) 908-0907.

By: Tanya N.

Tin Can Studio, Feb 14

Next Tuesday, the Mergatroid will be the starting point for the WH Mobile Creative Lab and Tin Can Studio. Please sign up for this activity on the week at a glance form. All students are welcome.

If you are interested, please check out this LINK for Caroline and Jenny’s description of the day’s activities.

Look for future  Windsor House Mobile Creative Lab activities on the following dates;

  • March 13
  • April 3
  • April 7
  • April 10
  • April 21

By: Jason

Resolutions 11.22.16

BY: Cohen, Cayden, Sahi, Nate, Cole, Hawksley, Andre, Evan
BIRT: We update the gaming license for the Cottage with the following rules:
– Maximum 1 hour/day gaming on all devices (school & personal)
– Sponsored classes don’t count toward this limit
– No FPS games, bloody or gory games, or games with nudity or other sexual content
– Gaming only happens in the “Flying Piglet & Sewing Room” downstairs at the Cottage
– A Gaming Council member must be present in the room in order for anyone to play games
– Breaking gaming rules results in automatic loss of gaming for 1 day (the remainder of the day, plus the next day of school), and more for repeated offenses, including no spectating and no sponsored classes
WHY: Because many kids want to play games at the new Cottage location, and the current rules are that no gaming or devices are allowed in the Cottage at all.
VOTE: 12/1/0 (for/against/abstain)
Gaming resolution
SC Chair: By committee
SC Staff: Andre

BY: Andre
BIRT: Andre be reimbursed $99.81 for a Minecraft account, flashlights, batteries, flour, oil and other supplies for the Cottage.
WHY: We needed supplies to make play dough and other things, and many flashlights were dead or missing batteries. The extra Minecraft account is an admin account for teachers/sponsors.
VOTE: 11/2/0 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: By committee
SC Staff: Andre

BY: Hawksley, Sahi, Cohen, Cole, Nate, Cayden, Andre, Evan
BIRT: The little room downstairs can be booked by a council or group of student for maximum 1 hour. Staff or parents can book for longer for activities. We will always try our best to share the room and to include everyone.
Bookings can only be for the current week; can’t book 2 days in a row; needs 3 or more people to book; must book minimum 1 hour in advance; schedule to be posted on door.
WHY: Lots of folks want to use that room for different things, so this is a way to organize the use of that room and avoid conflict between groups.
VOTE: 8/1/0 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: By committee
SC Staff: Andre

BY: Cohen, Sahi, Cayden, Cole, Nate, Hawksley, Andre, Evan
BIRT: A room council (aka the “gaming council”) is formed for the “Flying Piglet & Sewing Room” that is responsible for: Approving and banning games (within school & district rules); Creating and upholding rules for gaming in the room; Cleaning the room and taking care of equipment; Holding a weekly meeting; Maintaining and posting a list of council members.
WHY: To manage gaming in that room.
VOTE: 11/1/0 (for/against/abstain)
Room council resolution, Gaming resolution
SC Chair: By committee
SC Staff: Andre

BY: Hawskley, Sahi, Cohen, Cole, Nate, Cayden, Andre, Evan
BIRT: To sign out a laptop at the Cottage, you must have either a Cottage gaming or internet license. Laptops can only be used in the little room downstairs (Flying Piglet & Sewing Room).
WHY: There are no rules about how to sign out a laptop at the Cottage right now.
VOTE: 7/2/0 (for/against/abstain)
Gaming resolution
SC Chair: By committee
SC Staff: Andre

BY: Andre
BIRT: The little brown-carpeted room downstairs at the Cottage be officially called “The Flying Piglet.” (Friendly amendment: The room will be called “The Flying Piglet & Sewing Room.”)
WHY: I think it’s important to keep Windsor House traditions going, and having a Flying Pig room is a long-standing tradition.
VOTE: 7/1/0 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: By committee
SC Staff: Andre

BY: Senna
BIRT: I would like to make a science generator project. I will need to order parts. We will do it on a Thursday. (Cost: $40)
WHY: I’m curious about electricity and renewable energy.
VOTE: 9/0/0 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Senna
SC Staff: Andre

BY: Merissa
BIRT: To leave the door open to the back craft room (the little brown-carpeted room downstairs) at the Cottage.
WHY: So that everyone feels included in the space.
VOTE: 11/0/1 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: Senna
SC Staff: Andre

BY: Tasia, Isla, Tian, Andre, Tracy
BIRT: To bring a gymnastics instructor into the BMR at the Cottage for 2 hours on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday to do a gymnastics class for kids. And to help train BMR sponsors so that they can sponsor gymnastics safely. (Cost: up to $150.)
WHY: Because gymnastics is fun and helps your body. We want to do more gymnastics at school.
VOTE: 7/0/0 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Senna
SC Staff: Andre

By: Andre G.

Resolutions 11.29.16

BY: Ewan
BIRT: We go swimming. (Friendly amendment: Date for swimming could be December 16th.)
WHY: Because it’s fun.
VOTE: 8/0/1 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: By committee
SC Staff: Brittany

BY: Tessa B.
BIRT: We get blue pipe cleaners and white pipe cleaners.
WHY: To make snowflakes.
VOTE: 2/4/0 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: By committee
SC Staff: Brittany

BY: Andre G
BIRT: Site Councils
1. Each school site/program has the ability to form a council (e.g. Cottage Council, Toast Council, Coywolves Council, etc.) that can hold council meetings and pass resolutions that affect only that site.
2. Each council should have a monthly budget from school council funds that can be used to pass financial resolutions.
3. The total of all site budgets combined should be no more than 2/3rds of the total monthly school council budget.
4. Monthly site budgets should be calculated fairly based on the average number of participants at each site, while also taking into account special or additional needs or circumstances for any site/program.
5. Resolutions that exceed the monthly site budget would need to be approved at a meeting with elected representatives from each council.
6. Resolutions that add, change or delete rules or policies that would affect more than one site must be approved by elected representatives from all affected councils.
WHY: To move toward a democratic model that works for different people in different places on different days.
VOTE: 40/10/10 (for/against/abstain) (rough tally – voting happened at many sites, in many ways)
Overturns a past resolution
SC Chair: Many
SC Staff: Many

Upcoming

  • Sept 19, ALC training for parents, volunteers, and staff, 7 p.m., Mergatroid
  • Sept 20, Multi-campus rehearsal and sign-up (9-19 yrs), Ukrainian Hall
  • Sept 23, District Planning Day (no school)
  • Sept 26, Multi-campus rehearsal and sign-up (5-9 yrs), Venables Hall
  • Sept 29, All-parent meeting, 7 p.m., Ukrainian Hall

Parent and Volunteer ALC training, Sept 19

Sept 19th at 7 pm at the Mergatroid, 975 Vernon St., Unit 260, Vancouver.

We do not have childcare at this space. There isn’t anywhere to have students play. If you are unable to attend because you can’t find childcare let me know and we will see what we can do.

Art and Bear are only going to be in town for one more week. They are the Agile Learning Centers trainers who have been helping the school get started this year. They are teaching us how to use some organizational practices that are very useful for facilitating activities at WH. They are offering a workshop for parents, volunteers, and staff. It will teach us all the core ideas behind the Kanban boards we are now using, and how you as parents can support your children in coming to school with ideas and intentions of what they want to do at school. More comfort with changing locations and ways to help them choose where to be and get their needs met.

This is an incredible opportunity and we really need you to come and help us all by getting the core ideas and tools to make this transition to our multi-campus model. This is a workshop for anybody in the WH community.

Please RSVP Meghan at mcarrico@sd64.bc.ca

By: Meghan

Rehearsal/sign-up for 9- to 19-year-olds, Sept 20

Reminder of the the 9- to 19-year-olds’ rehearsal on Tuesday Sept 20th.
Where: Ukrainian Hall. 9:30 to 3:30.

We have both Bear and Art from the Agile Learning Centers to help with this process. I am open to suggestions on how to make this go well.

This is where students will be able to sign up for the next two weeks (maybe three) of school activities and spaces. Online booking is not yet ready but maybe at this session. Either way we will physically go through the choices to make sure we have space for the students who want each choice.

If your child is in the middle of age/stages (9ish) and they don’t want to come to this rehearsal additions to the sign up can be made through Meghan if there is space after the rehearsal day.

It will not take all day and students who are old enough to leave on their own may choose to go when we are done. We will hang out and go to the park for breaks, and once we are done.

Please bring a big lunch and snacks. Any fun games or toys from home could be great once we are done. We do not have the basement space and there will be seniors from the Ukrainian Hall who will be downstairs. So far the weather looks good and we can go to the park to run off energy.

We are working on developing an online booking system. In the meantime we will be using the same system as last week. The sign-ups that take place at the rehearsals will be recorded and added to a Google Spreadsheet. You can view these on the Week at a Glance page (also linked in top navigation menu on the home page). The spreadsheet is read-only. To request a change or to cancel a reserved spot, please email Meghan or Nicole.

By: Meghan

Rehearsal/sign-up for 5- to 9-year-olds, Sept 26

The younger students’ sign-up is scheduled for Sept 26th. At this point it looks like it will be at Venables Hall at 1739 Venables, Vancouver.

Please plan to spend the day with your child helping to make your choices. When we are done families can go home. If you cannot attend with your child, and they are coming on their own, we will plan to go to the park for the rest of the day. Bring a lunch. Start time will be 10 am. Students can arrive as early as 9:15 if needed.

In a perfect world we will be able to choose for the month of October. We need to figure out eight fantastic fieldtrips for days we don’t have the farm for October. We are open to suggestions.

We are working on developing an online booking system. In the meantime we will be using the same system as last week. The sign-ups that take place at the rehearsals will be recorded and added to a Google Spreadsheet. You can view these on the Week at a Glance page (also linked in top navigation menu on the home page). The spreadsheet is read-only. To request a change or to cancel a reserved spot, please email Meghan or Nicole.

By: Meghan

Letters in support of WH

Wow this has been a fun week for the children. Meeting new children, having exciting classes, exploring the farm, great stuff. It seems like this could go on forever like this and I bet there are some children who could do this routine forever and bee ready for more come the summer.

But I feel that we will need a central location and that we can support WH in accomplishing this with showing our support by writing letters for the VSB to review and get a sense of what and who we are as a community and how we benefit any area that we are in.

Here’s the link to my letter and hopefully it will get your writing juices flowing:
http://mywhs.ca/blog/2016/08/28/supportive-letters/

I look forward to hearing from you. Your supportive words and stories can do so much.

By: Katherine M.

Note from Meghan: I think that letters that focus on exactly what it is about our democratic school that serves your child and family would be the most helpful. We would like to be able to demonstrate the unique nature of our school and how we are not competing with Vancouver schools. Any letters that highlight the many aspects of what WH has to offer to families that is not replicated in other schools or districts could be helpful.

Cirkids show discount

School matinees for this year’s Cirkids show sold out before we could get tickets for a field trip, but your family can still get special prices for the Sunday, May 15, 7 p.m. show. It’s always a fabulous show, and this year WH students Brigit and Gloria will be performing.

Tickets will be available at school-group pricing of $10 for WH students (youth regularly $15) and group pricing of $15 for others (adults regularly $23), but only for a limited time.

Please sign up at the form below by Sunday, May 1, 6 pm to reserve your tickets.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a9ZQCUjqPSzIeRbNLvf4cRk-ty8hfaQgfk0n32Xa4Ag/edit?usp=sharing

(Students who showed interest in a potential field trip include Magdalena, Georgia, Matan, Isla, Celina, Dexter, Nina, Peter, Roi, Simon, Curtis, Estrea, Ethan, and Maya N.)

By: Carolyn

Resolutions 3.7.16

BY: Kristen S.
BIRT: That $115 be put towards sports equipment for life skills sports volleyball unit. Cost $115
WHY: Because we have no volleyballs and the students wanted to learn how to play (they will be kept in the LAB and must be signed out)
VOTE: 7/1/0 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Siobhan Lunny
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Siobhan, Miles
BIRT: That the film council be given $500 for projects. Cost $500
WHY: We have scripts ready and we want to get things rolling.
VOTE: 9/0/1 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Siobhan
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Loretta, Mila, Isla
BIRT: We go to Playland on a Tuesday
WHY: none given
VOTE: 6/1/2 (for/against/abstain)
field trip
SC Chair: Siobhan
SC Staff: Meghan

By: Bernadine F.

Resolutions 3.1.16

BY: Liesl, Mia, Anastasia, Kristen
BIRT: To have a Medieval Fair Meeting in the Lab
WHY: To discuss the Medieval Fair plans
VOTE: 14/0/0 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: Jacob M.
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Ethan M.
BIRT: Lazertag – to to Lazer Tag
WHY: Because it is fun.
VOTE: 13/1/0 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: Jacob M.
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Lyndsay C.
BIRT: To request $250 in order to pay the babysitters. Cost $250
WHY: to pay the current babysiters
VOTE: 9/1/2 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Jacob M.
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Evan M,. Jaya H., Julian
BIRT: We purchase a set of Keva Planks (800 pieces) to be kept in the cottage and shared with the whole school. With educational discount, they should cost $400 shipped. A council will be formed to take care of them. Cost $400
WHY: Jr’s creative activity suitable for all ages that also happens to be easy to clean up and organize. I’m certain we’ll get a lot of use out of it.
VOTE: 6/0/1 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Joe L.
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Kelley
BIRT: We provide up to $200 to fix the old P.A. Glenn will take it to an electronics place on Kingsway.
WHY: It has a bad buzz and needs some work.
VOTE: 8/0/0 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Joe Lunny
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: David G.
BIRT: David is paid back $140 for dish soap that he ordered in Sept, Dec, and this week. This should get us to the end of the year. Cost $140
WHY: none noted.
VOTE: 7/1/1 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Joe Lunny
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Kelley
BIRT: A new council replaces the non-council in the band room. All licenses will be eliminated. We will hold new council on Tuesdays at 1:15. People can get licensed at that time.
WHY: Glenn/Jenn have been setting up room for a reboot.
VOTE: 7/0/1 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: Joe Lunny
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Kelley
BIRT: The new band room council get $75.00 per month (starting March) for supplies/upgrading etc. Cost total $300.00
WHY: We have a lot of energy to get room functioning well. This fund could help us replace/maintain equipment (i.e., cords, drumskins, caps for guitars, etc.)
VOTE: 7/0/0 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Joe Lunny
SC Staff: Meghan

By: Bernadine F.

Resolutions 2.21.16

BY: Marley LG, Bronwen
BIRT: We purchase more Lego trucks and vehicles, more people and more weapons and dinosaurs from Jurassic Park and Jurassic World.
We think this will cost $100
Amendment: $100 used lego from Bricklink, cheapest prices and dinosaurs for Bricklink.
WHY: Because there are not enough for everyone who wants to play with them.
VOTE: 3/1/3 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: none noted
SC Staff: none noted

BY: Andre, Heather, Brittany
BIRT: The BMR is booked for Little Muscle Time every Tuesday from 11 – 12. Little Muscle time is for younger and/or smaller students.
WHY: Because when the bigger and older students are in the BMR, the smaller and younger children don’t want to go in. They want the BMR a little bit less wild.
VOTE: 7/4/0 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: Tavish
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Loretta, Daegen
BIRT: We go on a field trip to go swimming with a water slide.
WHY: Because it is fun and good for our bodies. Kristen will go and Evan will organize it.
VOTE: 13/0/0 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: Tavish
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Kristen
BIRT: The Coywolves monthly fund of $75 be increased to $150 – also to be used to cover costs for Full Meal Deal Activities as well.
WHY: We go on trips every week and we often have to pay park fees as well as buy various outdoor equipment. It would be useful to have money to purchase items for FMD classes in the LAB such as maps, bats, and other supplies.
VOTE: 10/1/1 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Tavish
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Neko
BIRT: that the Flying Pig Room get a mini fridge. could cost $69. We will post a notice in the newsletter to see if we can get a free one in good working order.
WHY: Because it is awesome.
VOTE: 10/2/1 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Neko
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Heather K.
BIRT: Money be sent to Opus for 7 gallons on Tempera paint – replaces some paint used by Drama group last year & LAB & Cottage groups and new modelling clay (plasticine) – Cottage plasticine used by LAB last year.
Financial resolution
Cost $265.76
WHY: Need to replace supplies used by students so we have them for projects this year.
VOTE: 4/0/1 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: none noted
SC Staff: none noted

By: Bernadine F.

Resolutions 2.15.16

Note: The date is estimated in cases where the meeting date was missing from the resolution form.

BY: Dominic, Yara
BIRT: The sword-making class gets $100.00 to buy more supplies for another session. Cost $100
WHY: Because more students want to make swords.
VOTE: 9/0/1 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: not noted
SC Staff: Bronwyn

BY: Sam W. & Kirsten
BIRT: $180 for cleaning supplies:
10 brooms (for each room)
10 broom hooks
Cleaning solutions
Kirsten will do purchase. We will find parent to put up hooks.
WHY: Because there are only 2 or 3 brooms in the shcool. They keep getting moved around. It’s hard to find one when you need it. Life doesn’t need to be this hard. Kid and environment friendly. Cost $180
VOTE: 8/0/0 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: not noted
SC Staff: not noted

BY: Amanda P.
BIRT: $220 of money from student council be given to the sewing room for a new sewing machine and some decent scissors.
WHY: The sewing machines that we have don’t work well at all. The tension can’t be adjusted properly. the new one will be a heavy duty machine. All the scissors we have are designed for paper and don’t cut fabric well.
The good current sewing machines will be taken in for repair.
VOTE: 9/1/2 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Nina
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Kelley
BIRT: Kelley can take the old broken bass in exchange for the purchase of a “bench guitar stand” and some other guitar stands. (He has already purchased the bench stand.)
WHY: By this method, the school gets about $100 of stuff for a bass worth much less.
VOTE: 9/0/1 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: not noted
SC Staff: not noted

BY: Cara and Andre
BIRT: To receive $200 for art supplies, paper, acrylics, water colours, paint brushes for older cottage and intermediate. Cost $200
WHY: A lot of the good art supplies went to the Mergatroid. We have a parent volunteer who will sponsor and teach art.
VOTE: 9/0/1 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: not noted
SC Staff: not noted

BY: Sam M. & Nicole
BIRT: All people need to be licensed to use the photocopier. Staff will have automatic license, but can lose it. Obtain license through test from Sam or Nicole. The skill test will be developed and modified to address needs by Sam and Nicole.
WHY: Too much wasted paper. We want to take care of resources.
VOTE: 2/2/0 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: not noted
SC Staff: not noted

BY: David G., Meron M.
BIRT: from now until April 30 staff taking part int he cognitive research project with UVic may give participation-student up to 1 hour extra gaming time per day on computers as a reward for taking part in the research.
WHY: none given
VOTE: 2/0/2 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: not noted
SC Staff: not noted

BY: David G.
BIRT: Any group at WH wishing to put on a play at WH must follow the attached Production Policy. Policy packs will be available in the office, or from David – see newsletter for policy.
WHY: This will help shift our productions away from burning out David and toward each productions taking care of its own needs and actually cleaning up after itself.
VOTE: 7/1/0 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: not noted
SC Staff: not noted

By: Bernadine F.

Resolutions 2.9.16

Note: The date is estimated in cases where the meeting date was missing from the resolution form.

BY: Sarah R, Mia T. Liesl R., Anastasia K.
BIRT: that we have a Medieval week and fun dance afterwards with costumes/cosplay. Sim game. Sometime in March or April
WHY: Because the Halloween dance was fun and we want to have another dance wehre you dress up in Medieval clothes but this time include learning about Medieval history. Catapult contest, craft market in the hallway that day. Dungeons and Dragons game/class. Cost $300
VOTE: 25/3/1 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: not noted
SC Staff: not noted

BY: Brittany, Declan
BIRT: We buy 3 pink, 3 grey and 3 blue pillows for the BMR (with money from TES)
WHY: There is too much fighting caused by the solid colour pillows and it would solve/prevent many arguments in the BMR. Cost $30.
VOTE: 12/2/8 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: not noted
SC Staff: not noted

BY: OL
BIRT: That OL organize a Valentine Fundraiser
WHY: Outdoor Leadership Valentine’s Day Fundraiser on Feb 12th, Fri, All day, bake sale, photo booth, candy grams.
VOTE: 6/0/0 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: not noted
SC Staff: not noted

BY: Neko, Flying Pig Council
BIRT: $50 for flying Pig council for a rope, broom, clock with buzzer. Cost $50
WHY: none noted
VOTE: 5/0/2 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: not noted
SC Staff: not noted

BY: Matthew S.
BIRT: I don’t want to be in all school announcements. Amendment: I have to go to school council!
WHY: So boring OMG
Matthew’s Resolution in Haiku Form:
I hate announcements
I do not want to do it
The Resolution!
Matthew wrote it in haiku form so that it could be first in school council. We have a resolution from long ago that said if you wrote your resolution in Haiku form it was voted on first in School Council.
VOTE: 9/0/1 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: not noted
SC Staff: not noted

By: Bernadine F.

Resolutions 2.1.16

BY: Andre, Evan, Kade, Cohen
BIRT: That the Cottage receive $250 + $30 to buy new board games and replace broken ones.
WHY: We’ve been playing tons of board games this year and we’d like to have more options to choose from. Cost $280.
VOTE: 33/3/3 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Isla R.
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Dexter, Julian, Jaya, Harlan
BIRT: To have a field trip to the Mine Museum
WHY: Becauses it is fun. You get to go underground and pan for gold (real gold).
VOTE: 25/0/2 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: Isla R.
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Autumn, Nyah, Simone, Sophia, Yara and Becca
BIRT: Valentine’s Day Dance – Bronwen Staff Sponsor
WHY: It would be fun
VOTE: 11/1/0 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: Nina
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Andre G.
BIRT: Andre be reimbursed $266.59 for past purchases for the Cottage (Muggins and Jellybeans math games, potion supplies, Bugs in the Kitchen)
WHY: Because all of these tiems are well-loved and used often … and I’ve forgotten to ask for money for them until now, Sorry! Cost $266.59 – has receipts attached
VOTE: 28/0/1 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Isla R.
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Julian, Cayden, Relix, Sahi, Andre
BIRT: Boardgame “loopin Chewie” Cost $29.95
Note: Added to other game’s resolution – by Andre
WHY: all pieces are lost for the game we have. We need a new “Loopin Louie/Chewie”
VOTE: 33/3/3 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Isla R.
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Magdalena
BIRT: I want to have a skit night where short skits would be performed and funds raised would go to Coywolves and OL. All are welcome to watch or perform.
Amendments: and clear up within two days after and would be vetted for content with Meghan and Kelley
WHY: 1) Because people love theatre and it would be fun. 2) funds can be raised in concession for Coywolves and OL and 3) we are a very creative school.
VOTE: 12/0/0 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: not noted
SC Staff: not noted

By Bernadine F.

Resolutions 1.27.16

BY: Jason B.
BIRT: That the Tech Ed Program at the Mergatroid and Hammer & Nail program receive $100 per month for materials.
Cost $100/month
WHY: We need glue, screws, nails, sandpaper, and many other consumable items to finish the projects we are working on.
VOTE: 6/0/0 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Jacob M.
SC Staff: Jason

BY: Carol M.
BIRT: Carol receive up to $200.00 (maybe $300) to pay for supplies for her science classes.
WHY: In order to run hands on science classes, I need supplies.
VOTE: 13/0/0 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Anastasia
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Lily, Anastasia, Mia, Freya ,Zinnia, Jewell (plus other names that aren’t clear)
BIRT: We would like $50 per month for fabric notions and various supplies needed for our sewing projects.
Cost $50/month
WHY: We want to create fun projects.
VOTE: 13/0/1 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Anastasia
SC Staff: Megan

BY: Rasneue, Lilyanna, Mia, Jewell, Sophie, Prevo, Anastasia, ____, Zinnia
BIRT: Purchase of sewing room supplies: sharpfabric scissors (6-8 pairs),. needles, elastic, fabric
Cost $150
WHY: We have no basic supplies and our dull scissors are ruining our fabrics
VOTE: 13/01 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Anastasia
SC Staff: Megan

BY: Kelley & Luke
BIRT: Luke B. can have a reserved seat on the bus (back of bus – window seat – non-driver side) from school to home.
WHY: None given.
VOTE: 15/0/0 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: Anastasia
SC Staff: Megan

BY: Lyndsay C.
BIRT: Request $100 for babysitting money
WHY: To pay babysitters.
VOTE: 7/0/0 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Jacob M.
SC Staff: Jason

BY: Sam M & Nicole O
BIRT: School Council provide $100 in change to be handed out in emergencies at Nicole’s discretion for student emergency travel home or between school sites.
Cost $100
WHY: Because this often comes up and staff often end up paying out of pocket.
VOTE: 5/0/0 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Meghan
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Jason B.
BIRT: We get $600 from the Winter Faire funds to purchase 4 arduino robotics kits.
Cost $600
WHY: We are trying to create a robotics program and having the kits is essential to this.
VOTE: 11/0/6 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Jacob M.
SC Staff: Jason

BY: Bronwen, Keith, Neko, Jordan, Story, Kynan
BIRT: We need $100 for a weapons making workshop(including materials) by Kynan.
Cost $100
WHY: Because foam-made weapons are safe and fun.
VOTE: 11/0/0 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Jacob M.
SC Staff: Jason

BY: Meghan
BIRT: New clean up resolution for one month to try a gamification of our clean up system. It will include a points reward, leveling system. We will need volunteers to be the game masters. Richard & Calum will be creating it and setting it up with students an
WHY: It would be really interesting to try this as an experiment, and cleaning is always appreciated at WH.
VOTE: 12/0/0 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: Jacob M.
SC Staff: Jason

BY: Brittany, Andre, Meghan
BIRT: A Cottage Council will be created and will have the power to make decisions in the cottage.
WHY: To give students in the cottage a voice and build a culture of democracy in this space.
VOTE: 7/0/0 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: Jacob M.
SC Staff: Jason

BY: Dominic W. & Ethan
BIRT: That the courtyard be opened after we form a courtyard council and make rules
WHY: Because we want to play in the courtyard.
VOTE: 8/0/1 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: Nina
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Dominic W. & Dominic C-W
BIRT: Go to extreme air park. Jason will sponsor.
WHY: Because extreme air is absolutely awesome!
VOTE: 9/0/1 (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: Nina
SC Staff: Meghan

BY: Matthew S.
BIRT: That we do a Return of the Jedi play
WHY: Because I like Star Wards and it would be a very fun play to do. It would many opportunities for little kids and everyone else.
VOTE: 7/0/0M (for/against/abstain)
SC Chair: Magdalena
SC Staff: Kelley & Meghan

BY: Jordan, Cara
BIRT: Buy duct tape and paint for various paper mache projects
WHY: We are taking paper mache to the next level. Costume making. Cost $50
VOTE: 6/0/0 (for/against/abstain)
Financial resolution
SC Chair: Magdelena
SC Staff: Meghan

By: Bernadine F.