Getting Involved in School Council

One of the best ways to participate in your child’s schooling is by joining the School Advisory Council.

No experience or prior involvement is necessary, and you do not need to be a committee member to become involved. ALL parents and caregivers are welcome to all meetings, and minutes of each meeting are posted on the School Advisory Council bulletin board outside the office.

Join us at one of our school council meetings! The School Advisory Council welcomes all parents and care givers to attend meetings. Discussions include a range of topics and information is provided on what is happening in the school, recent initiatives and parent feedback regarding various issues.

Council meetings are held at the school at 6:30pm. Meetings last approximately 1-1 ½ hours. Our Principal, along with representatives of the teaching staff, join us to give their input.

Babysitting is now provided at all meetings in the classroom across from the meeting room. Grade 8 students who have taken the babysitting course offer this service.

Contact Jennifer Marks, our Chairperson at chaircal@granderie.ca, or a note can be left in the Council mailbox at the school.

Resources

Click the following links to download important resources about involvement in School Council.

Ontario Ministry of Education Guide to School Councils

Descriptions of Officers' Roles

Self Nomination Form

Terms of Reference


Student Council

We have a wonderful group of students in grades 6, 7 and 8 who make up our Student Council. Our council consists of four executive members (president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer), as well as three grade 8 reps, two grade 7 reps and three grade 6 reps.

Student Council does fundraising and organizes activities for the student body. Some of their activities are: raffles, contests, pizza days, DQ days, and spirit days such as twin day and beach day. They also represent our school at ceremonies such as Remembrance Day and do charity work such as a local food drive.

The Staff are all proud to have such a hard-working group of students represent the student body this year!


Code of Conduct

  1. Respect each other
  2. Positive tone of voice
  3. Positive body language
  4. Confidentiality - business of committee stays with committee
  5. One person speaks at a time
  6. Active listening
  7. Keep an open mind to ideas
  8. Follow through on commitments
  9. Keep to agenda items
  10. Declare conflicts of interest

Fundraising

We are continuing to collect Zehrs tapes and Campbell's labels. Please bring in your Zehrs tapes and Campbell's labels to the office. We have included two pages of pictures showing the Campbell's products that are eligible for the Campbell's labels fund raiser.

Click the link for more information about the Campbell's Labels for Education.

Thank you for assisting in our fund raising efforts.


Volunteering

Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success! We have many opportunities to get involved. Contact a member of the council, watch for announcements or e-mail us at chaircal@granderie.ca

There are many volunteer opportunities throughout the year, for fund raising events, Pizza Days, track and field and special activities at the school.

Contact us at chaircal@granderie.ca to get involved.

Council Members

Principal - Tom Fitzsimmons

Chair - Jen Donohue

Vice-Chair - Jen Marks

Secretary - Melanie Beale

Treasurer - Jennifer Leeming

Non-Teaching Representative -

Teaching Representative - Steve Savoia

Community Representative -


Parent Members

  • Rebecca Bouwmeister
  • Laura Brown
  • Sara Buggein
  • Diane Burdiak
  • Allison Cole
  • Jen Donahue
  • Tammy Dinya
  • Kim Duncan
  • Jennifer Leeming Radix
  • Darlene Losier
  • David Pardy
  • Marcia Stinson
  • Lori Wison

Meeting Minutes

September 2017