The Greening Committee

Entries in reverse chronological order (like a blog). For background on the Greening Committee, see committee-proposal.

Current committee members (Nov. ’17)

Mark Harris (Principal) — handles the `know the school and board rules’ end of things (added July ’16).

Mr Ken Medland (Parent) — liaison back to parent council; he also has connections with the Green Committee at ACES (original member).

Mrs Jane Craske, Ms Sharon Martinson, Mr Travis Wing (Teachers) — to connect curriculum elements — and student manpower — with the yard, its trees and plants (original members).

Mr Ross Morrison (Teacher) — he’s been involving his students in yard work, mainly in and around the Music Room entry area (original member).

Mr Tony Christoforatis (Teacher) — culinary arts teacher who’s responsible for their gardens (added Nov ’17).

Mr Eugene Lascelles (Chief Custodian) — to be in the loop about what’s going on outside the building. Also: Steve Bascur (custodian). They take care of the yardwaste bags brought to the school garbage lock-up area (replaced Don Moreland, Sept ’16).

Ms Christina Thiele (me) — volunteer parent doing much of the yardwork, which includes managing students for volunteer hours. I also maintain these website pages for the Greening Committee, and send out regular updates (original member).

Populating the Committee (8 May ’14)

The following outline was sent to the VP, to elicit teacher involvement (max. of two). Mrs Jane Craske and Ms Sharon Martinson volunteered. Committee membership is now as follows:

VP Greg Wysynski — to handle the `know the school and board rules’ end of things

Mrs Jane Craske and Ms Sharon Martinson — to connect curriculum elements — and student manpower — with the yard, its trees and plants

Mr Don Moreland — to be in the loop about what’s going on outside the building. Last year he quietly and generously took care of all the yard waste bags that we filled …

Mr Ken Medland — liaison back to parent council; he also has connections with the Green Committee at ACES

Ms Christina Thiele — me — volunteer parent doing the yardwork, which includes managing students for volunteer hours. Also maintains these website pages for the Greening Committee.

Greening Committee proposal to School Council (September/October ’13)

The proposal to school (parent) council to start up a Greening Committee: committee-proposal. Written for the Sept. meeting, it was delayed till the Oct. meeting and accepted in its broad outline. A liaison (Ken Medland) back to council was added, and one of the VPs (Greg Wysynski) to represent school administration was also added. Chief Custodian Don Moreland had also agreed to join.

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