School Council

Welcome to the School Council page! Visit this page to stay up to date on all School Council meetings, news, events, and more! If you want to learn more about what the School Council is all about… scroll down.

LATEST NEWS

  • BIG NEWS ALERT! On Tuesday, May 31st, Councillor Josh Matlow will be joining our school council meeting at 7pm to make a big announcement regarding our playground! We encourage as many parents and students as possible to attend to hear the big announcement.
  • April Council Meeting: We had an exciting April meeting – see the meeting notes below to learn how the silent auction funds are being spent.

Ongoing Fundraising

DONATE TO OUR SCHOOL!

We are asking every family that is able to, to consider donating some funds to support our kids. The money will be used to buy STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) materials, technology for the school, classroom resources, art supplies, gym equipment, arts programming and more! Any donation over $10 gets a tax receipt! Know someone looking to give back this holiday season? Do you have a donation matching program at your work? DONATE HERE!

DOMINOS PIZZA DEAL

Order two large pizzas and cheesy bread for $26.99 and $5 from every order will go back to our school!  Just let them know you are ordering the JR Wilcox deal. This offer is valid year-round at Dominos on Oakwood (354 Oakwood Ave).

FLIPGIVE

If you shop online, then you can use FLIPGIVE to earn a % of your purchases that goes directly to our school at no cost to you! To date, we have earned over $1500. Join our FLIPGIVE team today! Use CODE 45DBLW to join our team.

Mabel’s Labels

With every purchase of Mabel’s Labels, you can earn money back for our school. Find our school name on their website before you start shopping. Use code WILCOX10 to get 10% off your purchase!

Stock the Pantry!

The community pantry is located at the corner of Ava Rd and Winnet. This pantry supports those in and outside of our school community. It’s as easy as adding an extra nonperishable item to your grocery cart every week. See a list of the most needed items.

Frequently Asked Questions About School Council:

What is the goal of School Council?

  • Our goal with the School Council is to offer parents/caregivers a variety of ways to share their voices, knowledge, and expertise
  • Recognize that relationship building is key to breaking down walls and barriers
  • Strive to identify and eliminate barriers to participation for parents/caregivers
  • Disrupt practices that contribute to oppression based on race, class, nationality, abilities, gender, education, or language 

What do you discuss at School Council Meetings?

  • We hear from the teachers and our principal on what is top of mind for them. We then discuss activities we think the kids could benefit from – everything from reading groups to after school activities to speakers we think we should bring in!

What kind of a time commitment is council?

  • We meet on the last Tuesday of every month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm virtually. If you want to be a voting member, you must attend all meetings. If you are on council, you can expect about 3 hours a month of work. This can include meeting other council members and principal to drive initiatives forward, reaching out to the community to secure resources/speakers for the school, and attending the meetings,
  • Our council meetings are open to all parents, guardians, and community members. They happen on the last Tuesday of every month school is in session.
  • Would you like to add something to the agenda? Have questions or ideas? Email your School Council 2021/2022 Chair Ronit.soroksky@tdsb.on.ca

Do I have to vote if I’m on council?

  • If you want to vote, you MUST nominate yourself as a voting member and ATTEND all school council meetings
  • Alternatively, you can be part of council and be a listener and observer
  • Every member of the parent/caregiver community is able to be part of the council!
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