To think about... “Children have more need of models than of critics.
– Carolyn Coats
About our School Council
The Ministry of Education defines the purpose of a school council to be: ...through the active participation of parents, to improve pupil achievement and enhance the accountability of the education system to parents. (Reg. 612/2.1) A school council may make recommendations to the principal of the school or to the Board on any matter. (Reg. 612/ 20)
The school council is an advisory body which consists of elected parents, teacher(s), principal/vice principal, support staff, community representative(s), secondary school students, (elementary where appropriate) and a representative from the Ontario Home and School Association, if such a group exists in the school. (Reg. 612/3.8)
At the TDSB, school councils are an excellent way for parents to get involved in their child`s education. Every TDSB school has an elected school council. Your school council is an important forum for involving all members of the school community in matters that affect the education of students. The school council is made up of an elected committee of parents, staff and student representatives, appointed community members, the principal, and a general membership which includes all parent of children attending the school. The school council advises the principal and the Board on a variety of issues and activities relating to student achievement, curriculum goals and priorities, school budget priorities, school safety, renovation plans, after school activities, and criteria for selection of new principals.
Click here to read the TDSB Parent, Community, and Student Involvement Policy, which includes Operating Guidelines for School Councils
Our first Pizza Lunch of
the school year is coming up in one week - it's on Wednesday, Sept. 28th.
Please go to our
school's sign up page at : http://munchalunch.com/schools/jackmanavenue/
DO NOT DELAY! The cut
off for signing up and paying for your child's pizza lunch is this Friday.
If you do not have
access to the internet or are having payment issues with our provider, please
pick up a form from the office and return your payment by cheque immediately.
We hope you have taken
the opportunity to volunteer to hand out the pizza in your child's classroom -
our super fun Pizza Lunches cannot happen unless we have enough volunteers.
Please look for the Volunteer tab on the sign up website: https://secure.munchalunch.com/apps/munch/frmMyVolunteerOptions.aspx
If you have signed up
already, THANKS - you will be notified this weekend if you are needed in your
child's classroom next Wednesday.
your volunteer Pizza