Hello from your School Council
We are a volunteer group of parents and guardians working with the school administrators, teachers and staff to enhance and contribute to improve the student experience here at Leslieville Junior Public School. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at the school and encourage you to attend. Monthly meetings are a great way to stay informed about what’s happening at the school, and to have a say (and a vote) about things that matter to you.
Pizza and childcare are available to make the dinner hour timeframe less daunting. We’d love to see you there.
What is a School Council anyway?
School Councils in Ontario are governed (yes really) - by regulations 612/00 and 613/00 of the Education Act and their purpose (one we believe in) “is, through the active participation of parents, to improve pupil achievement and enhance the accountability of the education system to parents.”
(Council Fundraising/Spending policy link)
How do we - decide what to speak about?
- make decisions?
While we have elected Council representatives, everyone is welcome to attend meetings, and everyone at meetings has a voice and a vote. The more voices we have at our meetings, and the more diverse those voices, the more the decisions made — about events, fundraising, programming and more — will reflect the wants and needs of our school community.
Parent Survey 2019:
In an effort to have more of the school community represented that don't attend meetings regularly, we conducted a parent survey at the beginning of this school year. We received over 100 responses and will use this as one of our guiding principles as we make decisions on what to support in this school year. Have a look at the key findings of the survey here. And for those statisticians out there who want raw data, you can view it here.
To view our recent communication, head to our blog page here.
Who’s on the Leslieville Council?
Our Council is run by parent and guardian volunteers. Everyone is welcome at our meetings at everyone at the meeting has a voice and a vote. The more voices we have, and the more diverse those voices, the more the decisions we make as a Council about how to focus our energies will reflect the wants and needs of our community.
In addition to the standard Council roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, our Council has established a number of sub committees to help manage the volume of work and to leverage the expertise of our parent community. We have roles for communicators, event planners, fundraisers, organizers, technologists, consultants, and more.
We hope you’ll join us at a meeting to get a sense of how you might be best able to lend your skills.
Our elected School Council representatives for the 2020-21 year are:
Co-Chairs - Amy Lazar Kleiman and Meaghan Hastings
Treasurer - Carolyn McFarlane
Secretary - Jennifer McGoey and Adrian Walrath
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Lead - Sarah Oke
Parent Engagement - Adrian Walrath
Communications Lead - TBD
Fun Fair Lead - TBD
Grants Lead - TBD
Ward Council Representative - TBD
Safe and Caring Schools Representative - TBD
Fundraising Committee Lead - TBD
Special Education Lead - TBD
Greening/Eco Schools Committee Lead - TBD
Leslieville Staff Representatives on School Council - Principal Kent Yee
Parent Council meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month in the second floor staff room.
All are welcome and we encourage you to come to one of our meetings.
我们是由家长和监护人组成的志愿者团体，与学校行政人员，教师和教职员工一起努力，以改善Leslieville Junior Public School的学生体验并做出贡献。我们在每月的第三个星期二在学校见面，并鼓励您参加。每月例会是一种很好的方式，可以随时了解学校发生的事情，并可以就您所关心的事情发表意见（和投票）。 提供比萨饼和托儿服务，可减少晚餐时间的艰辛。我们希望在那里见到您。 什么是学校理事会？ 安大略省的学校理事会受（确实）受教育法第612/00和613/00条及其目的（我们相信的一项）的管辖，“通过父母的积极参与，以改善学生的学习成绩并提高他们的学习能力。教育制度对父母的责任。” （理事会筹款/支出政策链接）
我们如何-决定要说些什么？ - 做决定？ 在我们选举理事会代表的同时，欢迎大家参加会议，并且每个人都有发言权和表决权。我们在会议上拥有的声音越多，这些声音越多样化，关于活动，筹款，编程等等的决策就越能反映我们学校社区的需求。 2019年家长调查： 为了使更多的学校社区代表不定期参加会议，我们在本学年开始时进行了一项家长调查。我们收到了100多个回复，并将在我们决定本学年支持什么时将其用作指导原则之一。在这里查看调查的主要发现。对于那些想要原始数据的统计学家，您可以在这里查看。 要查看我们最近的交流，请访问此处的博客页面。 谁在莱斯利维尔议会上？ 我们的理事会由父母和监护人志愿者管理。欢迎大家参加我们的会议，在会议上的每个人都有发言权和表决权。我们拥有的声音越多，这些声音越多样化，我们作为理事会就如何集中精力做出的决定就越能反映出我们社区的需求。 除了标准的理事会主席，秘书和司库职责外，我们的理事会还建立了许多分委员会，以帮助管理工作量并利用我们母社区的专业知识。我们的角色是沟通者，活动策划者，筹款人，组织者，技术人员，顾问等等。 ``我们希望您能参加会议以了解如何最好地运用自己的技能。