School Council and SPA Update | February
School Council and the Sundance Parents Association warmly invite you to our meetings, the next one being on Wednesday February 21st at 6:30pm in the school library. Attending these meetings are a fantastic way to get involved in your child’s education, get to know other parents and be a part of plans and decision making that impacts Sundance School. We want, need, and appreciate your input! This year we have our meetings rotating between different days so that more parents may attend. All meetings take place in the Sundance School Library. Please take a look at our meeting dates and join us to continue to make Sundance School a great school to attend!
We would like to thank Michelle S. for sharing her time, energy and enthusiasm with Sundance School in a variety of roles on School Council most recently as Council Chair for the past 2 years. Michelle has decided to step down from her role as Chair and will be missed. Thank you Michelle for your many years of volunteering and the significant impact you have had at Sundance!
We are looking for a new Chair for School Council- for more information about this role please contact Alana B. at email@example.com or Abra G. at firstname.lastname@example.org
2017-2018 School Council Meeting Dates
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018 (Annual General Meeting)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
2017-2018 School Council Executive and Committee Coordinators
Chair: Michelle S.
Vice Chair: Deni G.
Secretary: Jennifer WG.
Volunteer Coordinator: Abra G.
Communications Communicator: Jocelyn Z.
Recycling Program Liaison: Joy H.
Calgary Parents for French Liaison: Kat L.
2017-2018 Sundance Parents Association (SPA) Executive and Committee Coordinators
Chair: Alana B.
Vice Chair: Jody G.
Treasurer: Michele H.
Secretary: Jennifer WG.
Sundog Lunch/Snack Coordinators: Mel C.
Social Coordinators: Breanne L. & Jen W.
CBE donation update
Thank you again for all your CBE donations. Your children will benefit greatly as the funds will go towards learning through cultural events and much, much more. I am excited to announce that we have passed last year's fundraising amount by $70 and even more excited to announce that the number of families that have contributed has more than doubled when compared to last year. This is a clear example that many helpers ease the load of all!!! Thank you again and I hope you all have a fantastic holiday season!! Your donations will continue to be accepted and appreciated; however, moving forward the tax receipts will be for 2018. Playground update: Our Sundance playground is due for new equipment. Due to safety reasons and the age of the current equipment there have already been a few parts that have been removed and/or replaced. The cost to replace the playground will be upwards of $500,000 and will require the help of each and every Sundance Elementary family. Your help will be needed for planning, communication and fundraising. We are in the process of forming the Sundance Playground Committee and need the below lead roles;
- Committee Lead (President) – lead the team and keep track of the timeline. Review and keep up to date on the current playground condition and expiry dates
- Secretary / Administrator - take and keep track of all meeting minutes / notes
- Grants - person who will be in charge of all grants - working with CBE and Sundance Principal
- Corporate donations - person who will head up corporate donations by composing letters and organizing the corporate donation letters and asks
- Personal donations - person who will spear up bottle drives, car washes, bake sales, garage sales - basically all the non-corporate donations events. One person could head this up but have different people head up different fundraising events.
- Playground planning (this may need 2 people) - survey students/parents’ wishes, review bylaws of limitations of playground. With the CBE - we will only be able to work with CBE approved playground equipment providers
- Volunteer Coordinator - lead for all volunteers
- Actual Construction - coordinating the construction / build of the playground
- Communications Director - communicate via newsletter / Facebook group page. The key communicator between progress and Sundance School families.
Kind Regards, Deni Greaves - Vice Chair of School Council / President of Casino fundraising
Volunteer Coordinator Update
Welcome back everyone!
Did you know we have over 250 volunteers at Sundance School? That’s a lot of parents, grandparents and guardians helping in our classrooms, on our field trips, helping from home and at the many events we have throughout the year. That’s AMAZING! We are so lucky to have you as part of our community. Thank you!!
If you have any questions related to your volunteer status or any questions about registering to become a Sundance School volunteer, please do not hesitate contact me at: email@example.com
Merci / Thank you!
Sundance Volunteer Coordinator
Frequently Asked Questions
What is School Council?
Sundance School Council’s focus is educational issues related to the school (such as educational funding, curriculum, class sizes, programs, etc.). Our role is advisory to the Principal. We will work the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) and numerous associations regarding educational issues.
What is Sundance Parents Association (SPA)?
Sundance Parents Association (SPA)’s focus is on organizing and running fun events to enhance student learning and experiences. SPA will also organize and run the Casinos and apply for grants.
Who is on School Council and SPA?
All parents and guardians with children enrolled at Sundance School are on School Council and SPA. They are welcome to attend any Council / SPA meeting and may vote on any motion.
How much time is involved?
Our meetings are every month of the school year except December and March. We have consecutive meetings where School Council runs from 7pm to 8pm and SPA from 8pm to 8:45pm.
In addition to our meetings, we have Committees that meet to review, organize, and plan events. If you cannot attend our meetings, please contact our SPA Chair for more information about being on a Committee.
Who do I contact for more information?
Please contact Sundance School and speak with administrative support personnel about contact information for School Council or SPA Chairs.
School Council/Parent Association Duties
Sundance School Council - Duties of the Executive and Liaison Members (pdf)
Sundance Parents Association - Duties of the Executive Members (pdf)