SAC (also known as Parent Council) is the umbrella group for parent involvement at Park Lawn, and acts as a conduit between parents and staff. Attending every meeting are the Principal, the Council Executive (Chair, Treasurer, Secretary) and Chairs of the various committees. Every parent at Park Lawn is a voting member of SAC, and all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend any of the meetings.
SAC meets once a month during the school year (except December and March) Meeting times are posted in the monthly school newsletter and the exterior sign. Free child care is available in the Kindergarten Room.
Elections for the Executive positions are held in October.
At the November meetings, proposal requests for funding are reviewed and funds distributed. Fundraising initiatives for the coming year are presented and approved.
The Principal and Chairs of Committees report on previous and upcoming events. The Education Issues and Action Chair gives updates on Ward and Special Education issues and advocates on Park Lawn’s behalf at the ward and ministry levels. Park Lawn is in Ward 3 of the Toronto District School Board . Ward meetings are held regularly during the school year and are open to all interested parents.
After formal reports, there is an opportunity during the meeting to ask questions or discuss issues of general concern.
Minutes of the meetings are posted on the bulletin board in the front foyer. If you would like your name added to the SAC email distribution list, send an email to the SAC secretary. The monthly parent to parent update provides current information on council meeting highlights and other relevant information.