About Frankland School Council

 

Position Name(s)
Staff Representatives: Olga Ellis – Principal
Herc Fortis – Teacher
Jane Williams – Teacher
Designated Members:  
1.         Chair: Jen Volk
2.         Treasurer: Tom Kennedy
3.         Secretary: Linh Dang
4.         Fundraising Chair:         Henna Agha
5.         Liaison/Advocacy Chair: Ally Lumsden (co-chair: Mark Bayfield)
6.         Greening Committee Chair: Daisy Chia (co-chair: Asha Hodura)
Members-at-Large:  
7.         Fun Fair Lead Samantha Margis (co-chair: Lisa Machado)
8.         Lunch Program Coordinator Ali Popp
9.        Lunch Program Coordinator Natasha Sekdorian
10.      Communications Lead Ian Small
11.      Ward Council Representative Christel Higgs
12.      Falcon Gear Coordinator Dara Speigel
13.      Pool Representative Dori Antel
14.      Volunteer/Class Representative Coordinator Stephanie Haas
15.      Equity Liaison Lindsay Clarke-Andrews

 

 
The Frankland School Council meets once a month (see calendar) in the Staff Room. All parents are welcome to attend meetings, and childcare is provided.

Positions and Descriptions

CO-CHAIR (2)

  • 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
  • Vote on issues as required
  • Ensure maximum involvement of entire council

TREASURER

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • Help recruit volunteers to the Greening Committee
  • Vote on issues as required

LIAISON / ADVOCACY CHAIR

  • 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 Back BBQ, Movie Nights, School Dance, etc.
  • Vote on issues as required

FUNDRAISING CHAIR

  • 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

  • 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
  • Be an active member on one or more committee(s). These include Greening Committee, Equity Committee, School Lunch Programs, Community Engagement Events, Website/Communications, Staff Appreciation, Welcome Back Events, Fun Fair and Silent Auction.

OTHER VOLUNTEER ROLES:

SILENT AUCTION LEAD

  • Coordinate and oversee all aspects of the silent auction

FUN FAIR LEAD

  • Coordinate and oversee all aspects of the fun fair

VOLUNTEER / CLASS REPRESENTATIVE COORDINATOR

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

SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM COORDINATOR

  • Coordinate and oversee all aspects of the winter lunch program

STAFF APPRECIATION COORDINATOR

  • Coordinate staff appreciation events
  • Coordinate Leaving and Thank You Gifts and present them at the end-of-year assembly on behalf of the parent community

POOL REPRESENTITIVE

  • Attend pool meeting(s)
  • Report back to council as needed

WARD COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE

  • Attend Ward council meetings and represent Frankland School Council
  • Report back to council as needed

EQUITY COMMITTEE LIASON

  • Attend Equity Committee meetings
  • Report back to council as needed

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