School Council Elections

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 3rd at 7 pm in the staff room!  Childcare available.  Elections will be happening!

Please read more about School Council Positions here.  

Sign up sheets are posted in the front lobby.  Nomination forms are in the School Council cubby in the office. They must be filled out before 5pm on the day of the meeting.

Hope to see you there! 

Frankland School Council 2017-2018

We have established our meeting dates for the year going forward, all Tuesdays, and they are as follows:

Oct 12th, 2017 – Elections

Nov 14th, 2017
Dec 5th, 2017
Jan 9th, 2018
Feb 6th, 2018
Mar 6th, 2018
April 3rd, 2018
May 1st, 2018
Jun 5th, 2018

Jun 19th, 2018 – 2018-2019 Budget Meeting

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Frankland Community School provides a safe and caring learning environment where each child has the opportunity to reach a high level of achievement and develop the knowledge, skills, and values to succeed. Our unique community and sense of belonging fosters and encourages academic excellence, responsibility, self-esteem, and respect for all members of society. Our students are encouraged and guided to reach their full potential. We honour the partnership between school, home, and community. We believe that together we can make a difference for the future of our children.

Staff Appreciation Lunch – Monday April 10

Hello Frankland Parents!

Every year we show appreciation to the Staff at Frankland by putting together a Staff Appreciation Lunch! This year we have selected Monday April 11th! Food donations need to be dropped off, with heating instructions, in labelled containers. We need volunteers to set up the room prior to lunch, and then leave so that staff can enjoy their lunch hour. Volunteers come back after lunch to clean up and pack away excess food. Details follow:

Monday April 10th

We are requesting Salads, Main Dishes, and Desserts.

Food needs to be dropped off upstairs in the Staff Room by 10am.

Please label your containers, they will be washed and ready for pickup at the end of the day.

Volunteers needed to help set up the lunch, and clean up afterwords!

Please email Henna Agha hennaagha@bell.net, and Jen Volk jenvolk.to@gmail.com with information on your food donation!

Best,

Henna

School Council Meeting – Thursday October 6th

Please join us for the formation of the 2016-2017 Frankland School Council on Thursday October 6th. We will have a short social from 6:30-7pm, and vote in the new Council starting at 7pm.

Our School Council has 15 positions. Some are designated (Co-Chairs, Treasurer, Secretary, Fundraising Chair, Greening Committee Chair/Liaison, Liaison/Advocacy Chair) while others are undesignated, or “at-large”. At-large members are encouraged to take responsibility for a committee or event over the course of the year (such as Volunteer /Class Representatives Coordinator, FalconGear Coordinator, Fun Fair, Silent Auction, etc.).

Sign up sheets for the Designated and At-large members are in the lobby. Remember to sign up prior to 5pm on Thursday October 6th for the role you are interested in.

All Frankland parents are welcome to attend meetings and/or serve on school council committees. Babysitting is provided.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the school council, please contact Lindsay Clarke-Andrews at lclarkeandrews@yahoo.ca or Henna Agha at hennaagha@bell.net .

Frankland School Council Roles and Duties

FRANKLAND SCHOOL COUNCIL 2016-2017

What does the school council do and why should you get involved?

Joining the school council is a great way to get involved in our school community.

The school council:

  • provides a regular forum for collaboration between parents and staff in order to support student learning;
  • advises the principal on a variety of issues and activities relating to student achievement, curriculum goals and priorities, school budget priorities, school safety, renovation plans, after-school activities, and criteria for the selection of new principals;
  • represents the diverse views of the school community on issues as they arise;
  • informs the school community about decisions taken; and
  • fundraises for priorities identified by the parents and staff.

Our school council has 15 elected positions. Some are designated (Co-Chairs, Treasurer, Secretary, Fundraising Chair, Greening Committee Chair/Liaison, Liaison/Advocacy Chair) while others are undesignated, or “at-large”. Parent council members in undesignated positions are encouraged to take responsibility for a committee or event over the course of the year (such as Volunteer /Class Representatives Coordinator, FalconGear Coordinator, Fun Fair, Silent Auction, etc.).

Parents who do not hold voting positions are welcome to attend meetings and/or serve on school council committees.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the school council, please contact Lindsay Clarke-Andrews at lclarkeandrews@yahoo.ca or Henna Agha at hennaagha@bell.net .

 

CHAIR/CO-CHAIR

The chair/co-chair is expected to:

  • Call and chair council meetings
  • Prepare agendas in consultation with the principal and other members
  • Ensure that the minutes of council meetings are recorded and maintained
  • Communicate with the principal on matters relating to the business of the council
  • Ensure regular two-way communication between the council and the rest of the school community
  • Ensure democratic procedures for decision-making and for the overall conduct of the business of council
  • Consult with senior staff members of the school board and trustees as required
  • Represent or speak on behalf of the school council on committees or at forums beyond the school except where the responsibility is delegated to other council members
  • Ensure that the operation of the council is consistent with the guiding principles for school councils
  • Ensure maximum involvement of entire council
  • Vote on issues as required

TREASURER

The Treasurer is expected to:

  • Account for funds belonging to the school council
  • Present financial reports
  • Manage the school council bank account
  • Organize petty cash
  • Sign documents
  • Vote on issues as required

SECRETARY

The Secretary is expected to:

  • Record minutes of the school council meetings
  • Ensure that school council minutes are shared with members of the community
  • Coordinate, gather and attach supplemental information to the minutes as required
  • Maintain records of all correspondence
  • Communicate necessary council information to Principal for weekly Newsletter
  • Vote on issues as required

GREENING COMMITTEE CHAIR / LIAISON

The Greening Committee Chair / Liaison is expected to:

  • Attend Greening Committee meetings and report back information to school council meetings
  • Sign off on any submitted grants on behalf of the council
  • Help with Greening Committee
  • Recruit volunteers to the Greening Committee
  • Vote on issues as required

LIAISON / ADVOCACY CHAIR

The Liaison / Advocacy Chair is expected to:

  • Organize the Frankland School Council Speaker Series
  • Liaise with other schools in the community to build a larger community speaker series.
  • Organize free family engagement events for the Frankland School Community such as the winter skating party, Welcome Event, Movie Nights, School Dance, etc.
  • Vote on issues as required

FUNDRAISING CHAIR

The Fundraising Chair is expected to:

  • Develop a fundraising strategy to meet funding needs over the course of the school year
  • Coordinate scheduling of fundraising projects
  • Coordinate Direct Donation Campaign
  • Communicate with the parent community about the objectives, timing and results of fundraising initiatives
  • Liaise with volunteer committees of fundraising events
  • Liaise with school staff
  • Vote on issues as required

AT-LARGE MEMBERS

Elected members of the school council are expected to:

  • Participate in council meetings
  • Act as a link between the school council and the school community by consulting and reporting back where appropriate
  • Encourage others to participate in the activities of the council
  • Follow the operating rules or guidelines as agreed upon by the council
  • Vote on issues as required
  • Volunteer as an active member on one or more committee(s). These may include Greening Committee, Equity Committee, School Lunch Programs, Community Engagement Events, Website/Communications, Staff Appreciation, FalconGear, Welcome Back Events, Fun Fair and Silent Auction.
  • Assume a Leadership position in one of the following roles:

Silent Auction Lead

  • Coordinates and oversees all aspects of the silent auction

Fun Fair Lead

  • Coordinates and oversees all aspects of the fun fair

School Lunch Program Coordinator

  • Coordinates and oversees all aspects of the winter lunch program

Volunteer / Class Representatives Coordinator

  • Liaises between the council and the class representatives
  • Coordinates classroom representatives for school wide events (e.g. Fun Fair, Silent Auction)
  • Coordinates donations from the classroom community for the Silent Auction

Equity Liaison

  • Liaises with staff, school council and parent community to support equity initiatives and policies regarding equity, inclusion and fairness
  • Attends Equity Committee meetings
  • Reports back to council as needed

Website Communication

  • Updates and maintains FranklandParents blog

FalconGear Coordinator

  • Coordinates sales and distribution of FalconGear (school spirit clothing and water bottles)

Pool Representative

  • Attends pool meeting(s)
  • Reports back to council as needed

Ward Council Representative

  • Attends Ward council meetings and represents Frankland School Council
  • Reports back to council as needed