School Advisory Council

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School Advisory Council

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. 

Quick facts:

SAC meets once a month during the school year (except December and March).  Currently, meetings are held virtually, with meeting times and a link to each session being communicated via the Principal's email updates.  When meetings are held in-person, ree 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 are emailed to teh SAC contact list, along with a copy of the agenda, prior to each meeting.  The monthly parent to parent update provides current information on council meeting highlights and other relevant information.  Links to copies of previous agendas and minutes to be posted below.  

If you would like your name added to the SAC email distribution list, send an email to the SAC Secretary.

SAC Executive 2021-2022

Co-Chair: Naveen Maher ( and Mary Dooley Thiffault (

Treasurer:  Iman Maher

Secretary:  Brenda Massey-Beauregard (

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Meeting dates for 2021-2022

September 21, 2021

October 5, 2021

November 2, 2021

January 4, 2022

February 1, 2022

April 5, 2022

May 3, 2022

June 7, 2022

*all meetings begin at 7:00 pm and are Virtual until further notice