School Council Meeting this Wed Oct 18

It was great to see so many new faces at our September school council meeting. Thanks to all who came out. I’d like to introduce your new executives:

Co-Chairs: Sara Tweedie and Marcella Saitua
Vice Chair:  Laura Boudreau
Treasurer: Heath Feldman
Secretary: Michelle McBride

We look forward to seeing you all at the October 18th meeting, where we will allocate our budget for the year. As we have moved the silent auction to the spring, our budget is tighter this year than in past years.

Oct. Meeting Agenda and Sep. Notes

Things to keep in mind with regards to the budget, we adhere to the following spending principles:
1. Support and enhance the curriculum
2. Support our areas of priority (note: in no particular order):

  • Arts
  • Music
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  • Sports & Athletics
  • Environmental
  • Nutrition (note: new as of 2016-2017)
  • Mental health and well-being (note: new as of 2015 – 2016)

3. Promote activities that support inclusion and equity including announcing a new parent equity committee

4. Spend equitably across grades and streams (i.e. English and French)

We would also like to change the fifth principal which used to state:
5. Consider fundraising activities for charitable causes in the broader community

to: Consider assisting school based initiatives such as classroom initiatives, the me to we club, the holiday hamper/gift cards, the holiday food bank drive, and a winter coat drive instead of direct funding charitable causes