The Smoke Signal

Executive Council

Students on Exec Council

Ryan Novakowski (President), Sean Oh (Vice President), Sam Cohn (Treasurer), Sam Nicklas (Public Relations Officer), Jake Topolosky (Secretary), Megan Viganola (Sports Officer), Nico Prospero (Sports Officer)

January 15, 2019

Key Topics:

  • Class Cause Weeks
  • Class PSA Development- Advertise the events coming up soon.
  • Talk about class causes. All PSAs are due Feb. 22.
  • Fundraisers/Dress-Up Days Coming Up Soon.

Points Made:

  • 25 Valley Cup Points will be awarded to winners

January 3, 2019

Key Topics:

  • Organization of Class Cause Weeks discussed.
  • Possible Weeks to Start Class Causes (2 to 3 weeks per cause): Week of Feb 11/Week of March 4/March 25th/April 8

Points Made

  • PSAs
  • Some Kind of Event
  • Big Council Meeting- Jan 17th

December 4, 2018

Key Topics

  • Planning for third Valley Cup.
  • Big Council meeting next week
  • Class Cause Weeks Coming Up
  • Valley Cup Walkout

November 15, 2018

Key Topics

  • Dress Up Days Coming Soon
    • November 19, 20, and 21 – Dress Up Days
    • Monday (11/19) – Pajama Day (must be school appropriate)
    • Tuesday (11/20) – Flannel Day
    • Wednesday (11/21) – Class Colors
  • Valley Cup 2 coming soon!
  • Freshman Class mural is almost ready to be created.
  • Discussion regarding how to deal with the hate messages discovered around Pascack Valley. (Elaborated on in Points Made)

November 27, 2018

Key Topics

  • Planning for third Valley Cup.

November 6, 2018

Key Topics

  • Home for Our Troops this Tuesday and Wednesday. Contribute to win a free breakfast!
  • Eighth Grade Orientation is Next Tuesday

Points Made

  • Valley Cup themes coming the week of Thanksgiving Monday is Pajama Day, Tuesday is Flannel Day and Class Colors on Wednesday.

October 16, 2018

Key Topics

  • Voter Registration Accounted For
  • President Novakowski welcomes Freshmen
  • Homecoming BBQ Coming Soon
  • Home for Our Troops Breakfast Competition Coming Soon
  • Class Cause Weeks
  • Eighth Grade Orientation Nov. 13
  • Big Meeting on Thursday

October 9, 2018

Key Topics

  • Voter Registration Coming Soon
  • Home for Our Troops Happening this November
  • Eighth Grade Orientation Soon
  • Big Council Meeting Next Thursday (Elaborated On Below)
  • Meeting with Freshman Class Council

Points Made

  • Points at BCM are Gradebook discussion and Valley Cup feedback.

October 2, 2018

Key Topics

  • Valley Cup Analysis (Elaborated On in Points Made)
  • Bulletin Board for class totals being worked on. 
  • Wear Blue tomorrow for Stomp Out Bullying

Points Made

  • More Game Tournaments and Better Relay Races planned for Future.
  • 3-on-3 Basketball Considered.

September 25, 2018

Key Topics

  • Period 4 Tomorrow will commence class cause tally. Bring your sports jerseys!
  • Freshmen elections will also commence tomorrow.
  • Seniors need to wear white tomorrow for class pictures and class measurements.

September 20, 2018

Key Topics

  • Discussion of Freshmen Liaison.
  • Valley Cup Discussion
  • T-Shirts Discussed

Points Made

  • Theme Days:  Jersey/Sports Apparel (Non-PV) Day, USA Day, Green-Out.

September 18, 2018

Key Topics

  • Valley Cup Activities Discussed (Continued in points made)
  • Plan for Hurricane Florence relief fund.

Points Made

  • Mariokart Tourney and Penalty Shootout highly implied for VC
  • Relay Race also making a return to VC.
  • Dance and Cheer performing (Gymnastics Tentative) at VC.
  • PV Family Feud considered for appearance at VC.
  • Basketball Musical Chairs making a return. Faculty could participate. (Gottlief and Marsh considered for faculty position)
  • Home-Run Derby planned for third VC.
  • Soccer Derby returning for VC.
  • Football Hula-Hoop Competition considered
  • Water Bottle Flip considered.
  • Donut on a String considered.
  • 3-Point contest considered for relay.
  • Paddleball Rally
  • Tennis at a later date
  • 2 v 2 Badmitten considered.
  • Human Bowling considered for relay.
  • X-Treme Shape Cutting considered.

September 7, 2018

Key Topics

  • Presidential Report
  • Treasurer Reports presented from Exec Council and Class. Tax Collection, supported by Article V of the PV Constitution, will be enacted.
  • Discussion about importance of stressing participation in theme days and assembly activities. (Expanded upon in Points Made)
  • Future Theme Days and Valley Cup Activities discussed.
  • Discussion of the importance of sportsmanship and respect at PV and PV sporting events. (Expanded upon in Points Made)
  • Back to School Night for councils is at 5:30. Wear your PV gear!
  • Open Gradebook Discussion with Mr. DeMaio.
  • As Stated Before, Freshmen Elections on the 26th. Runoff on the 27th.

Points Made

  • Do not harass refs or other teams. Projectiles such as water bottles and bananas are banned from the field.

Possible Theme Days:

  • Pajama Day
  • Business Casual
  • 80’s Day
  • Camp Clothes Day

Assembly Activities:

  • Mariokart Tournament

September 5, 2018

Key Topics

  • Friday, September 7th has meeting in the Morning. (7:30 in the Lecture Hall) [Elaborated on in Points Made]
  • Council Meets on Wednesday, September 12th.
  • Major Meeting on Thursday, September 13 at 7:20.
  • Valley Cup Display on Bulletin Board near lobby begins development.
  • Back to School Night on Thursday September 13th at 6:00. Exec Council will be present. Exec Council will help families navigate the school.
  • Freshmen Elections coming soon. [Elaborated on in Points Made]
  • September Voter Registration Coming Soon- Exec will go around to different classes and help seniors (and older juniors) register to vote.
  • Valley Cup 1: September 28th. Get your class cause gear ready!

Points Made

  • On Friday the 7th, the main focus is Fall sports. Exec with be discussing with the other class councils.
  • Design Color-Coded Map for Valley Cup in development. 
  • Freshmen Elections on the 26th. Runoff on the 27th.
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