Calgary Board of Education

School Council

June News

Thank you to the Leadership team, Kathy and Alison, and the entire teaching and support staff at University School for another fantastic year! As we head into the final month of this school year, we are already looking towards next year and plans for a great 2017/2018 school year.

Thank you to all the parents and volunteers who have contributed to the success of University school this year. Your support was critical to the success of so many events: outdoor classroom, welcome back breakfast, Halloween dance, green store, winter solstice lunch, monthly pizza lunches, weekly fruit bowls, teacher appreciation meals, casino, Grade 6 celebration, school council meetings, and more! Volunteers also supported the many school led events as well including in-class reading & other classroom support, field trips, and more!

We would also like to thank those parents who took on Council and Association board roles for 2016/2017.

School Council Board
Board Chair – David Keegan
Vice Chair – Ryan Hill
Secretary – Claire Sage
Communications Coordinator – Nandini Raj
Parent Database Coordinator – Barry Clement

Parent Association Board
President – Patty Auger
Vice President – Sue Derlago
Secretary – Claire Sage
Treasurer – Beverly Barber
Casino Co-chairs – Andrew Major / Kerri Martin

FINAL PIZZA LUNCH - June 9 (Orders due June 4) Volunteers are still needed for all remaining pizza lunches. Volunteers should be at the school by 11:15 and are usually done by 12:15. All volunteers for pizza lunches require police clearance. Please contact if you can help or go to (

Are you returning to the school in the fall and available to help with the Welcome Back breakfast? If so, we could use help with set-up and clean-up as well as during the breakfast. If you can help, please contact Patty at

If so, we could use your ideas and support for planning the school Halloween Dance on October 26, 2017. We are always looking for ways to make the Halloween Dance run as smooth as possible as well as making it a little different each year. All ideas welcome! If you can help, please contact Patty at A call for volunteers for the event day will go out in the new school year.

FIRST SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING OF 2017/2018 – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 – 6:45pm - 8:30pm Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 28 and come join us for coffee, tea, snacks and socializing at 6:45pm, followed by our first council meeting of the year from 7:00pm – 8:30pm.

CONTACT SCHOOL COUNCIL OR PARENT ASSOCIATION Have a topic you’d like to learn more about? Have qu
estions or feedback for School Council or Parent Association? Have a speaker in mind for our School Council Meetings?

Please email us at or check in the office for telephone contact information.

Thank you
University School Council / University Elementary School Association

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Executive 2016-2017

School Council Board

Chair – David Keegan 
Vice Chair – Ryan Hill
Secretary – Claire Sage (both) 
Communications Coordinator – Nandini Raj
Parent Database Coordinator – Barry Clement

Parents Association Board

President – Patty Auger
Vice President – Sue Derlago
Treasurer – Beverly Barber
Casino Co-Chairs – Andrew Major & Kerri Martin

Multi-cultural Learning Space

The Leadership Team is interested in developing a space within the school to allow the school community to learn about and celebrate the many different cultural activities during a particular time of the year. For example, October is a time of autumn changes, the harvest and Halloween but also includes Masskara Festival, Diwali (Festival of Lights) and many more.

Are you interested in helping this come together? We need parent volunteers from different cultures interested in exploring ways to present the information for all who come into the school to learn and understand the many cultures that make up our fantastic University School community.

Please contact the leadership team, Mrs. Salmon or Mrs. Van Rosendaal or School Council.


We always have ways for parents to get involved in the school and the many things that School Council and Parent Association are involved – just let us know you are interested!  Contact us at

University School Council / Parent Association

School Council Documents


Financial Statements

Position Descriptions

School Council/Parent Association Position Descriptions (pdf)

Volunteer Positions and Descriptions (pdf)