Westgate Parent Association Meeting

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Present: Norinne D. (Chair), Jodi L., Rachel F., James F. (Staff Rep), Jocelyn T., Andrew K., Laura H., Vanessa E., Linda H.


Welcome and introductions around the table.


2. Approval of the Minutes

Jocelyn moved that the January 14, 2020 minutes be accepted; Seconded – Jodi. Approved and carried.


3. Approval of the Agenda

Jodi moved that the February 11, 2020 agenda be accepted; Seconded – Linda. Approved and carried.




4.0 Reports

4. 1 Chair/Vice Chair Report (Norinne D./Jodi L.)

Pictures were shown of the items purchased from the wish list – tables for the cafeteria and the viola.
Older cafeteria tables were donated to Camp Koinonia.


4. 2 Treasurer Report (Andrew K.)

Report under fruit fundraiser


4. 3 Staff Representative report (James F.)

One-Act plays worked well this year with similar themes throughout the plays.
Report cards – Grade 9-12 have access to view their own report cards. Some trouble viewing on their phones – company is looking into this.
Staff retreat (Feb 12-14)– making teaching visible.
Grade 5 & 6 day went well; open house on Sunday drew largest crowd. Natural light during the day made the school look/feel great. Academic sessions, music session, vocal jazz touring around.
Feedback – Westgate felt homey, natural light, beautiful, liked Bob’s message in the introduction. Someone who was non-Mennonite said it put them at ease.
Parents joining Westgate from outside the Mennonite community are wondering if there was a session or some way to learn more about the Mennonite heritage.


5.0 Ongoing Business

5.1 Grade Events

Grade 6 – update – 25 out of 29 families attended Across the Board.
Grade 7 – Zoe R. – February 21 – Flying Squirrel – 5-8pm.
Grade 8 – games night March 17 in cafeteria – 7-9pm. Popcorn and candy bar.
Grade 10 – April
Grade 11 – May




5.2 Fruit Fundraiser

Online orders roughly $6300
Last year in total ~ $7000 – so looks like we will be above last year’s total.
Order 3 cases oranges; 2 cases of grapefruit – extra cases to replace spoiled fruit.




5.3 Staff appreciation (Jocelyn T.)

Theme – lunch menus from around the world.
Will combine classes by day depending on class size.
James will put on Westgate calendar so all is reminded – staff and parents.
Emails asking for donations will go out two weeks before spring break. Many reminders will go out since this week happens right after spring break.








6.0 Upcoming and New Business – no new items to discuss








7.0   Adjournment

Meeting adjourned at 8:30pm.
Next meeting: March 11 – 7:30pm @ Westgate.