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Family and School Association (FSA)

FSA Executive Team 2016/2017

Co-Presidents:            Krista McClure        

    Mary Beth White

Online Communications:     Natalie McIntyre E-blast Co-ordinator: Stephanie Mahoney

Website Manager: Maral Nalbandian

Treasurer:                  Nicole Stone/Kerry Porter

Secretary:                   Tal Schreier 

School councils play a vital role in the education system in Ontario.   They provide a forum through which parents and other members of school communities can contribute to improving student achievement and school performance.

The Education Improvement Commission (EIC) describes the results of research on parental involvement this way:

"Parental involvement is one of the most significant factors contributing to a child's success in school. When parents are involved in their children's education, the level of student achievement increases.  Students attend school more regularly, they complete more homework in a consistent manner, and demonstrate more positive attitudes towards school" (Source:  School Improvement Planning:  A Handbook for Principals, Teachers and School Councils - Nov. 2000)

The parent council at Armour Heights P.S. is called the Family and School Assocation (herein "FSA").  The FSA is administered by a volunteer Executive appointed each year by the families at Armour Heights P.S.  The FSA's objectives are as follows:

To Create a First Class Learning Experience
To Support a Safe and Friendly Environment for all Armour Children
To Create a Unique and Exceptional experience for Armour Families
To Take Care of our Own and Give back to Others

All parents of current Armour Heights students are automatically members of the FSA.  Parents are encouraged to attend all meetings and become involved in decisions affecting school life.  It is an excellent forum for communications with other parents, the Principal as well as teacher representatives. 

Meetings for 2016/2017 will be held October 18, December 6, February 7, April 11 and June 20. Meetings take place in the Staff Lunchroom starting at 7:30 pm.  If you are unable to attend, minutes are available upon request.

We hope to see you each month!

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