SAC (Parent Council)

SAC (Parent Council)


SAC is the School Advisory Council (or Parent Council) at Jean Lumb Public School. Regulation 612/00 of the Ontario Education Act states that “the purpose of School Councils is, through the active participation of parents, to improve student achievement and enhance the accountability of the education system to parents.” SAC's primary means of achieving its purpose is by making recommendations on any matter to the school administrators and to the school board.

For more information on SAC, council by-laws and operating procedures, names of current council members, meeting minutes, and more, please visit:

To contact SAC, please email


Specific initiatives and activities can vary each year, but common functions of SAC at Jean Lumb PS include:

  • Communication: Facilitating communication between parents/caregivers, teachers, school administration, and the community to ensure everyone is informed about school activities, policies, and events.
  • Parental Involvement: Encouraging and promoting parental involvement in school activities, including volunteering, attending meetings, and participating in decision-making processes.
  • Fundraising: Organizing and participating in fundraising activities to support additional resources, programs, or projects that benefit our school and its students.
  • Advocacy: Acting as advocates for both students and our school, addressing concerns and working collaboratively with the administration to enhance the learning environment.
  • Collaboration: Fostering collaboration and positive relationships among parents/caregivers, teachers, administrators, and the broader community to create a supportive educational community.
  • Programs and Events: Planning and coordinating various educational and social programs, events, and initiatives that contribute to the enrichment of the school experience.
  • Policy Input: Providing input and feedback on school policies, curriculum decisions, and other matters that affect the school community.
  • School Improvement: Contributing to discussions on school improvement strategies and initiatives to enhance the overall quality of education.
  • Support for Teachers: Offering support and recognition to teachers and staff through appreciation events and acknowledgment of their efforts.
  • Student Well-being: Addressing issues related to the well-being and safety of students, and collaborating with the school to implement programs that promote a positive and inclusive school environment.
  • Financial Oversight: Monitoring and managing funds raised through fundraising efforts, ensuring transparency and accountability in financial matters.

Examples of some past initiatives can be found on our facebook and instagram (links below).


As a start, we highly encourage parents & caregivers to attend monthly SAC meetings. The meeting schedule and agendas are shared here

Beyond that, volunteering, providing input, sharing expertise, donating, and sharing updates with other parents/caregivers are some other ways to get involved.

Consider joining our facebook group where families in our community share announcements, resources, ideas, questions, and more.

You're also encouraged to follow SAC on instagram @jeanlumbsac

All caregivers are encouraged to send ideas or questions to SAC via email at