Recess Committee Report to PAC meeting

The Recess committee is asking for parent volunteers for assistance in providing students with some structured activities outside during recess and lunch. 

Significant positive impact can be made immediately by focusing our current limited resources on wide games – game which can be played outside (primary students on the field beside the playground and intermediate students on the soccer field), can be started quickly, and require minimum resources, ie soccer ball, traffic cones.  One or two volunteers wearing orange vests can facilitate these activities.  (These volunteers will also give the perception of more supervision.) An announcement will be made to students before recess and lunch to let them know which grades are invited to participate in an organized activity that day.

Clubs that require special expertise, tools, rooms, equipment, etc. should be a focus after we have made progress on these “wide” games.

A schedule has been drafted so that parents can sign up and see which time slots need volunteers. Please contact Yvonne Parkinson, our volunteer coordinator, for more information on this, at, or Tracey Sullivan at

Steve Fleck has offered to facilitate a Volunteer Meeting for anyone remotely interested in volunteering on Monday, November 15th at 9am in the staff room. He will be available to answer questions and provide a hand out with information such as how to deal with conflict on the playground, as well as some common playground games.