School Council and Parents' Group Information
School Council and Parents’ Group
Elections were held last spring in preparation for the new executive teams to assume office prior to the new school year. We encourage any parent who is interested to become part of the School Council, Parents’ Group and / or the Logos Society.
At Westboro Elementary, we believe that parent involvement is a critical factor in the educational achievements of our children. Our parents are active partners in education, whether they assist in the classroom, participate in the school council or to act as an "at home" project volunteer. Parents are an integral part of the Westboro School family and are contributors to the success of the school.
At Westboro, there are two parent groups: School Council and Parents’ Group. The Westboro School Council and Parents’ Group are legally two separate governing bodies who provide excellent support to the school. The School Council advises and provides input into school direction and activities such as the School Education Plan, transportation issues and building community. The Parents’ Group focuses on fundraising for such items as computer hardware, field trips, school presentations, art supplies, and music equipment. This year their focus is on fundraising for the replacement of our Division I playground, slated for 2016. While these two bodies are separate entities, the same set of elected officers run both groups and both meetings are held on the same evening. Both groups create and publish separate agendas and minutes and are regulated by different regulations.
School Council and Parents’ Group are the elected parent volunteer groups who advise the principal and the school board respecting any matter relating to the school. These councils are regulated by The School Councils Regulation (113/2016) and School Council Guide (revised 2016). The School Council Guide provides information on the operation of school councils and on key topics of importance to school councils and other education stakeholders. For more information, please visit the Alberta Education website at: http://education.alberta.ca/parents/role/schoolcouncils.aspx
In our school, the School Council and the Parents’ Group typically meet on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. to discuss a variety of topics and share information. Both meetings happen consecutively. We welcome all parents to join us!!
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If you would like to be added to the School Council / Parent Group email distribution list, please email us at WestboroParents@gmail.com
Or look up our information on the Westboro Elementary school website (www.westboroelementary.ca) under School Council.
Please visit our school website under the Council tab for additional volunteer opportunities in our many parent groups and additional information.
Westboro Elementary School Council and Parents' Group Executive
Chair – Jacquie Surgenor
Vice Chair – Amy Churchill
Treasurer – Krystal Gibson
Secretary – Debbie Klita
Hot Lunch Days Shop 'Til Ya Drop
Tracey Dickey Amy Churchill
Sausage Fundraiser Penny Carnival / Grade 6 Farewell
Family Dance / Silent Auction Pancake Breakfast
Crystal Herbert Heather Wieler
Logos School Rep
School Council and Parents’ Group meeting dates for the 2017-2018 school year are:
May 23 AGM
The council meets typically the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the school library.