Calgary Board of Education

 
School Council
 

Meetings

The School Council will meet on the third school Monday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Learning Commons. The next meeting is on Monday October 30th at 6:30 PM. They will be posted on the monthly calendar that goes home with students. All parents of members of our School Council and are encouraged to attend the meetings.

School Council

A school council advises the principal and the board on matters relating to the school; consults with the principal on meeting the standards of education set out by Minister and consults with the principal on fiscal management requirements of board and superintendent. Our first meeting for 2017-2018 will be Monday September 25th at 6:30 PM. This meeting will be the Annual General Meeting and Elections for Executive members will take place. Parents are encouraged to attend this meeting, volunteer for a position on the Executive and work with the staff and administration. School Council provides valued advice and feedback to the school administration on the operation of the school.

Executive

Chair: Atiya Ashna
Vice Chair: Amanpreet Jatana
Treasurer: Marcy Ryan
Secretary: Sadaf Iqbal
Fundraising: Marcy Ryan, Atiya Ashna and Amanpreet Jatana
Key Communicator: Deep Monga

Parent Society

A school parent society is established for fundraising purposes – most often this is fundraising through a casino. The Principal and staff may be members but they do not control the parent society and in our school’s case, our staff only advises the parent society but does not participate in decision making. In the past funds raised by our parent society have purchased technology; built the creative playground; funded bussing for field trips and purchased materials that are enhancements beyond the basic resources required to meet curriculum objectives.

Executive

Chair: Atiya Ashna
Vice Chair: Amanpreet Jatana
Treasurer: Marcy Ryan
Secretary: Sadaf Iqbal
Casino Coordinator: Marcy Ryan

Descriptions of school council positions:

Chairperson | Chairs the once a month meetings, establishes the agenda, works closely with the principal.

Vice Chairperson | Chairs the meetings in absence of the chairperson.

Treasurer | Maintains the council/society bank account.

Secretary | Keeps minutes of the meetings, distributes minutes to council members.

Key Communicator | Represents Chris Akkerman at one CBE key communicator system wide meeting every other month. Reports system issues to council.

Fundraising Committee | Receives information regarding possible fund raising events. Presents ideas to council. Helps co-ordinate fund raising events in the school.

Community Representative | Shares information from Calgary Marlborough Community Association meetings, brings forth community issues to council.

School Council is

  • Valuable open communication regarding school issues.
  • Contributing to the school direction
  • Hearing special presentations related to your children
  • Contributing to our school community
  • Only one meeting a month.

ALL PARENTS WITH CHILDREN ATTENDING CHRIS AKKERMAN SCHOOL ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME OUT AND BE PART OF THE COUNCIL. YOU DON'T HAVE TO HOLD A BOARD POSITION TO BE PART OF THE COUNCIL. YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL BE NOTICED AND APPRECIATED.