Calgary Board of Education

 
School Council

Mission

To foster the well-being and effectiveness of our school community and to enhance student learning

School Council October News

Thank you to everyone who was available to attend our first Scenic Acres School Council meeting of the 2017/2018 school year. We are pleased to have such an enthusiastic group of dedicated parents and look forward to working with you this year. Our first meeting took place on the evening of Thursday, September 14th.We discussed the role of school council and heard updates from Mrs. Hansen, Mrs. Day, Ms. Lyons and those holding positions on Council. Minutes from our September meeting will be posted on the school website shortly after they are approved at the October 2017 meeting.

Our meetings this year will take place at Scenic Acres School from 6:30-8:00 pm on the following dates and babysitting will be provided:

  • October 12th
  • November 23rd
  • January 18th
  • March 8th
  • April 12th
  • May 24th (AGM)

If you have any questions, please contact Amber Baker or Vickie Grover.

Do you have an anxious child? Please join us for a session titled: Little Worry Warts: The Anxious Child, taking place at Scenic Acres School on Thursday, October 5th, from 7:00- 8:30 pm. This session is in partnership with Community Health Service and Alberta Health Services, and is a parent only event. Registration is required. Please register online at
http://community.hmhc.ca or by calling 403-955-4747.

Special Events
The special events committee hosted its first event of the year being the Welcome Back Breakfast. This event was very well attended and the staff, students and families of Scenic Acres School had a wonderful time. The special events committee would like to send a huge shout out to Cobs Bread Crowfoot for donating the delicious scones and free loaf of bread cards, Spud for donating two huge boxes of fresh fruit, Starbucks for the coffee, cream/sugar and cups, and Crowfoot CO-OP for the $40.00 gift card. We sincerely appreciate the support to our school!

Fun Lunches
Every year the special events committee puts together fun lunches for the students. This year we have simplified the vendors and are pleased to host fun lunches on the following dates:
Oct 19 Nov 16 Dec 21
Jan 18 Feb 8* Mar 15
April 19 May 17 June 21

To make it easier to remember, we have chosen the third Thursday of each month (except for February as we have Teachers' Convention). Further details on how to sign up will follow shortly. Stay tuned for a list of fun and exciting events in the next newsletter.

Volunteering
Forms were sent home to sign up to receive emails in regard to volunteer opportunities at the school. Please complete and return to the school. Volunteering is a great way to get to know the staff and other parents/guardians and your child's classmates.

Fundraising
A big thank you to everyone who has purchased an ADmazing Savings Ticket Pack! We still have coupon books available in the office, so please stop by if you would like one (or 3)!

We have our big CASINO fundraiser coming up on Nov 5 & 6, and we need YOU to make it happen! This 2-day event can raise up to $70,000 for operating costs! These funds allow us to offer our children unique enrichment tools and extra experiences such as: books for the learning commons, computers, PE experts (soccer, lacrosse, yoga, inline skating), artists in residence (art, dance) and field trips! Please visit our website for more details and to sign up for a volunteer position:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4ba5aa28a3fe3-2017

We have many ideas for fundraisers throughout the year to support other fun events at the school (non-operating cost activities). These fundraisers include: SPUD.ca, Grocery Gift Cards, Perogies & Sausages, Big Box of Greeting Cards and Flower baskets! Stay tuned for more info!

2017-2018 Minutes

September October  

All parents are invited to join us for the School Council Meetings once a month. Please see the Scenic Acres school calendar for dates.

Documents

Scenic Acres School Council Operating Procedures (pdf)

Scenic Acres School Council Annual Report for 2016-2017 (pdf)

 

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