GWES November Newsletter

October 22, 2020

 

Account Name

Link

Login

Password

School Council Email

SC.GeorgeWebsterElementarySchool@tdsb.on.ca

Email is in the inbox to set up Zoom

Lise has to initiate your email address

Google Drive

 

sc.georgewebster@gmail.com

Chapman2021

Facebook

     


 

Mira

Admin of Facebook

 

Gillian

   

Julia

Setting up Google Drive

 

Elizabeth

   

Jim

   

Amanda

   

Emily-Jane

Slack

 

 

Areas of Focus/Take Aways:

 

  1. Bylaws: 

    1. http://torontopiac.com/bylaws.html

    2. School Council Guide: https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/csws/parentguardian-engagement/school-council?authuser=0

    3. Jim will review the bylaws to update template for GWES

    4. 16 members will be invited to review: By November 

    5. Changes will be made by Jim

    6. Bylaws presented to School Council: By November

 

  1. Streamlining communication:

    1. Google Docs for Docs, Forms

    2. Slack for project communication (lead:  )

    3. Email

      1. School Messenger 

      2. School Newsletter

      3. School Email Address



 

Next Council meeting: Wednesday November 4, 2020

Next Exec meeting: 

Send out the agenda and invite: Thursday October 29

 

EQUITY

https://twitter.com/QVBSS (Queen Victoria Black Student Success)

 

Affinity Space: Parents

Chair: Amanda

Open space to share for parents

School council to create a repeating Zoom link for sessions

Days: Wed Nov 18, Fri Nov 20

 

Affinity Space: Students

Facilitator: 

Message: Celebrating our differences as equals.

Grades:

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Location:

Days:

Times:

Students:

Student leaders from the older grades

 

School Council:

School Improvement Plan

  • Parents were encouraged to learn about the School Improvement Plan and invited to Council to participate

 

School Council:

Equity Committee

  • School council has created an equity committee

  • Want student and teacher voice

 

Student Equity Committee

  • Students have an equity committee

  • Need to hear from them

  • Affinity Space for kids - find a facilitator (Social Work, Youth Outreach Worker)

  • Outline a process for how students identify racism and address it

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Teacher Equity Committee

  • Teachers have an equity committee

  • School Council collaboration

    • Attend meetings

    • Develop conversations together with teachers

      • Anti-oppression

      • Micro-Aggressions

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Tea and Talks: Series about Anti-Oppression

  • Monthly discussions with presenters on topics of Equity

  • 1. Racism - learning about systemic racism, School Improvement Plan (Equity) and the 3 Equity Teams (Student, Staff and Parents)

  • MicroAggressions

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Information Sharing

What issues kids are having and what they are saying to their parents

What issues parents are having?