1. Southwood Elementary School Presentation
· Principal Moyra Vallelly and teachers Carol Suderman, Lesley Kasdorf, Melanie Jantzen, and Jamie Dyck shared how focusing on literacy has changed their teaching practice and their students' learning. A number of parents shared how they have noticed how the literacy focus has affected their children's learning in a positive way.
2. GVC / NPC Staffing Announcement
· High school teachers were informed on February 1, 2013 as to which high school they will be assigned starting in the 2013-2014 school year. Vern Reimer, Scott Jantzen, and Tammy MacDonald were available to speak with teachers who had questions or comments.
3. 2013-2014 School Calendar
· Next year's calendar has been set. Of specific note are the dates for Spring Break: March 3 to 7, 2014 due to the area hosting the Manitoba Winter Games. Several GVSD facilities will be used to support the games.
4. 2013-2014 Division Budget
· Trustees will be holding a public consultation meeting on the 2013-2014 division budget on Wednesday, February 27 @ 7:00 pm at Winkler Elementary School. All are welcome.