JICS Parent Survey 2017

Welcome to the Jackman ICS Parents' Association (JICS PA) Parent Survey 2017.  We hope everyone is enjoying their summer break.
 
As a reminder, the purpose of the JICS Parents’ Association, as outlined in its constitution is:

1. To advance the education of the students attending JICS by providing materials, equipment and other educational resources and programs;
2. To undertake activities ancillary and incidental to the attainment of the aforementioned charitable purpose.

The JICS Parents’ Association is a volunteer, not for profit organization managed by the PA’s Executive in accordance with its Constitution.  The PA has charitable status that allows it to issue charitable receipts.  The PA’s Executive is comprised of parents elected by the “members” of the Parents’ Association along with the Principal and Vice Principal.  
 
Your PA Executive is starting to get ready for the 2017-18 school year and we'd like your feedback to better inform some of the decisions we're making. Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey in order to improve upon the activities which we support at JICS (approx. 5 minutes).

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* 1. What grade(s) will your child(ren) start in the fall of 2017?

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* 2. How would you describe yourself?

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* 3. Did you attend any of the following events during 2016-2017?

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* 4. How important is it to you to have these topics addressed at PA meetings:

  Not Important at all Not Important Somewhat Important Very Important
Principal's Report - general update on school issues
PA President's Report - general update on PA issues
Treasurer Updates
Committee Updates
Guest Speakers
Class Rep Updates

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* 5. Do you have any suggestions for ADDITIONAL parent / family events?

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* 6. Fund-raising by the PA is directed at enriching the children’s experiences at the school, e.g. purchasing technology, learning materials etc. above and beyond the Lab school curriculum. If the PA raised more funds to increase its annual budget, how would you prioritize the following potential uses of funds?

  Not important at all Not important Somewhat important Very important
More sports-focused initiatives (e.g. sports teams, clubs, better gym equipment)
Safety & Wellness initiatives (e.g. in-school counselling, school psychologist, anti-bullying, cyber-safety, 'tricky people' training)
Enhanced arts programs (e.g. instrumental music program; piano or violin lessons at JICS, music and movement, visual arts club)
Technology clubs and initiatives focused on STEM-based projects such as coding or robotics
Programs that focus on, and immerse students in nature, create opportunities to learn about the environment

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* 7. Please rate the importance of the following PA Activities:

  Not important at all Not important Somewhat important Very important
Large school/classroom investments (e.g. Tablets, classroom supplies, playground equipment)
School programs (e.g. Fitness, sports teams, extra-curricular programs)
School events (e.g. Terry Fox Run, Earth Day)
Health Services (e.g. Lice checks)
Social Events (e.g. Parent socials)

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* 8. Have you or would you be interested in being on the PA Executive? (Roles include president, vice president, treasurer, communications director, volunteer coordinator) 

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* 9. We know that many parents are busy, but are open to contributing on either a short-term or consultative basis.  What skills do you have that might be helpful to one of our committees, the PA Executive or the school at large?

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* 10. In your opinion, what does the PA do well? What does the PA do poorly? We welcome constructive feedback!

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