Dream it. Believe it. Achieve it!
Dear Parents and Guardians of Jennie Elliott School,
On behalf of the Jennie Elliott School Council we’d like to welcome all new and returning families to the 2016-2017 school year. Congratulations on being part of a very diverse, exciting, dynamic, vibrant school community! Our school community is vibrant because the teachers, administration, students and parents are wholeheartedly committed to making it an amazing place to be.
We encourage and invite all parents, guardians and family members to be involved in our school community in any way that you can. There are many volunteer opportunities big and small from participating in field trips and reading in the classroom to helping in the office and distributing fun lunches, to helping out at Special Events and participating in Fundraising, and so much more. Your help is much appreciated and the school community is enriched by each and every volunteer’s time, energy and enthusiasm!
Please join us for our first School Council Meeting on Monday, September 19th at 7:00 pm in the school library. In a nutshell, School Council is comprised of a parent executive and subcommittee members who collaborate with the school’s administration and teachers to support our children and their educational activities at school. The School Council meetings are open to all parents in the school and we invite you all to attend. Your feedback, opinions and suggestions are integral to making decisions that represent the school community on topics that range from fundraising, to planning special events, to updating technology and much more. Many of the decisions that are made about the school community are discussed and voted on by the parents who attend the School Council meetings. Come to the meetings to be part of the dialogue if you want, or just to listen and learn more about what is going on in your child’s school community. Either way, it’s a great way to stay informed and to influence change. And rest assured there is no pressure when you attend and you won’t be “voluntold” into doing anything! Please find agendas for the Monday meeting attached to this letter. Please also note that School Council meetings are adult only events.
School Council would like to stay in touch with you! To receive messages from School Council on upcoming meetings and school events/activities during the school year please send your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can add you to our email list.
Looking forward to fantastic year!
Sarah Smith and Kathryn Hegan
Jennie Elliott School Council
2016-2017 School Year
Jennifer Chambers, Co-Chair