Garibaldi Annex Implementation Team (GAIT)

The following committee has been assembled to implement the new programs at Garibaldi.

* Lynn Green, Assoc Superintendent, GAIT Chairperson
* Rick Krowchuk, Assist. Sec/Treasurer
* Bridget Browning, VP Garibaldi (July)
* Nicole Boucher, Principal – Lord Nelson
* Nanci Farrell, VSB Early Literacy Consultant
* Steve Lott, VLN Vancouver
* Gary Dobbin, Exec Director, Frog Hollow – Daycare Programs
* Diane Wilmann, Frog Hollow - Community/Adult Programs
* Kamal Lal, Parent, Garibaldi PAC
* Leanne Wong, PAC, Cultural Liaison
* Kate Mulligan, PAC, Themed Approach
* Erin Cathro, PAC, Life Long Learning
* Jennifer Cook, Area Office (recorder)

Vancouver School Board Trustee Sharon Gregson to seek re-election as Vision Vancouver candidate

SHARON GREGSON
Vancouver School Board Trustee

Thursday August 7, 2008

NEWS RELEASE

Vancouver School Board Trustee Sharon Gregson to seek re-election as Vision Vancouver candidate; announces campaign to win September 20 nomination

VANCOUVER - Vancouver School Board Trustee Sharon Gregson announced Thursday she will run for a Vision Vancouver nomination to seek re-election in this year’s municipal vote.

In May 2008, Gregson left the Coalition Of Progressive Electors [COPE] to join Vision as its first school trustee.

Gregson, first elected in 2005, says parents and their children need a strong advocate at the Vancouver School Board who listens to and acts on their concerns.

IDEC 2008 International Democratic Education Conference

From August 11 to 18 at the beautiful University of British Columbia, this conference brings world renowned speakers, lively and informative workshops, and amazing elders, middlers and youth together to share their information and experience. It is for educators, parents, volunteers, and young people. It will feature a week-long democratic school in action: Windsor House LIVE.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity as IDEC meets in Canada for the first time in it's 16 year history.

Meeting Notes for June 25, 2008

  • Most of the discussion focused on the DL learning component and
    how that will proceed.
  • Diane Wilman provided an excellent overview of the information she had gathered through her interviews with the Home Schooling parents.
  • Anna Marie presented the PR info sheet and that will be translated and circulated via a postal code drop.

Thanks to Erin Cathro of the Canucks Family Education Centre for these notes. Full minutes will be posted when available.

Newsletter 13 - June 20 2008

The Garibaldi Newsletter for June 20, 2008 is attached below.

B.C. reverses view on school closures

"The B.C. Education Ministry has abruptly changed its message on school closures and is now urging school boards to think long and hard before shutting more schools."

From the Vancouver Sun today: click to read full article

Thanks to Randi Gurholt-Seary for the link.

Summer Daycare

Some moms have mentioned the need for daycare over the summer. Little Steps on Nanaimo is offering a summer daycare program, which includes a drop-in option. See the attachments below for more information.

June 17, 2008 Garibaldi Annex Implemenation Team (GAIT) Meeting Minutes

Hi Friends of Garibaldi!

Great ideas were exchanged last night with lots of great discussion! It was wonderful to have so many new faces and new home learners present, along with representation from our new V-P, Bridget and present V-P Anna-Maria, Steve Lott from the VLN program, Gary and Diane from Frog Hollow (FH) and Robin Anderson of CFEC + many more in attendance.

An update on the most recent "Garibaldi Annex Implementation Team" meeting took place with lots of details about plans for the 2008/2009 school year which included:

Discussion about the proposed Reggio Amelia daycare

PAC Meeting Minutes - June 18, 2007

Anna Maria reported on last night's GAIT meeting.
The next GAIT meeting will be at 4:00 PM, June 25.
Review of GAIT process. Several parents of home learners in attendance.
Need to marry Friends of Garibaldi with the PAC expressed.

May Potluck review. There was general agreement that it was fabulous. $572 was raised by the raffle.

The Year-end assembly will Wednesday, June 25, at 9:15 AM. The graduating grade 4 class will be honoured. We will be saying farewell to leaving teachers. The PAC will also make a presentation.

Cultural events for 2008/9: Brigitte Browning will discuss with PAC in September.

PAC elections will be held at a PAC meeting in September.

Treasurer Report

New Vice Principal for Garibaldi

Anna Maria Nicoli-Mullet is leaving Garibaldi to take over as principal at Chief Maquinna School on 2nd Avenue and Slocan. Our new Vice Principal is Brigitte Browning, who comes to us from Grenfeld Elementry (http://grenfell.vsb.bc.ca/default.htm).

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