The Powell River & District Parent Teacher Council was started in Nov 1942 and they immediately joined the BC Parent Teacher Federation. Each school Parent Teachers Association sent a representative to the Council. The aim of the Council was the welfare of all children.The goal was to unite the teachers and parents with the ultimate good of the child in mind. They were concerned about having teachers working with the age group for which they were most suited and about the numbers of children in each class.
A number of working committees was devised. Submissions to the provincial organization re: education concerns were sent as well as to various levels of government. A number of provincial conferences were attended.
The fonds consists of constitution,minutes, correspondence, constitution, annual reports, committee correspondence and reports, membership lists, financial records, School District #47 policies, referendums and list of new teachers, submissions to the Royal Commission on Education, the Chant report, convention reports and various circulars sent by the BC Parent Teacher Federation.
TITLE BASED ON CONTENT OF FONDS
SERIES DESCRIPTIONS & FILE LIST AVAILABLE.
- Constitution: -- ?1967 – 1cm of textual records.
The series consists of a constitution for the Council.
- Minutes: --1946 – 1968 – 8cm of textual records.
The series consists of five minute books and loose sheets of papers. The minutes reflect the activity of the Council and the actions that were taken. Includes reports from the supporting school PTA’s.
- Correspondence: -- 1942 – 1967 –8cm of textual records.
The series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence. Included are concerns about meeting places, pasteurized milk, dental care, ration books, seasonal parties, fund raising for projects, hobby shows, film shows, challenged children, family concerns ie: “Happy Marriages course”, pornographic magazines in stores, sex education for boys and girls, mental health, vocational education, new Canadian citizens, student insurance and youth probation. A letter from the MLA Tony Gargrave is included.
- Annual Reports: -- 1961 – 1966 – 1cm of textual records.
The series consists of reports that summarize the year’s events.
- Corresponding Secretary’s Report: --1959 – 1966 - 1cm of textual records.
The series consists of summaries of correspondence and activities of the Council.
- Committee Reports – !944 – 1969 -- 8cm of textual records.
The series consists of correspondence and reports of the Committees, which were devised and supported by the Council. The Committees were Constitution, Convention Fund, Education, Entertainment, Hobby Show, Library, Membership, Programme, Scholarship, Track Meet, Ways & Means and Youth Service Council.
- School PTA Reports and Membership Lists – 1944 – 1968 – 3cm of textual records.
The series consists of School PTA reports of their activities and a list of their executive and members.
- Financial Statements: -- 1942 - 1965 – 1m of textual records.
The series consists of unaudited and incomplete financial statements of the Council for 1942, 1944, 1945,1948, 1960, 1961 and 1964.
- School District #47: -- 1963 – 1967 – 1cm of textual records.
The series consists of the School District’ s policies and by-laws circulars.
- Royal Commission on Education: --1959 – 1960 – 3cm of textual records.
The series consists of submissions to the Royal Commission, popularly known as the Chant Report, The Chant Report and a scrap book and report about the convention regarding the Commission.
- Convention Reports: -- 1947 - 1964 – 2 cm of textual records.
The series consists of reports about conventions attended. The conventions were: 1947, 1951, 1960, 1962, and 1963
- BC Parent Teacher Federation : -- 1949 – 1961 – 5cm of textual records
The series consists of the history of the PTA movement in BC, constitution and by-laws that were used as models for District Councils and circulars regarding various issues that concerned the child.