Dream it. Believe it. Achieve it!
The term for our two current co-chairs ends this June 2018. We are looking to recruit two parents to fill the Co-Chair roles for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years.
School Council Co-Chair(s) is a dynamic and fulfilling volunteer role that allows parents to have significant involvement in the community spirit, outreach and fundraising aspects of school life at Jennie Elliott. Did you know that School Council is responsible for setting and fundraising a $75 000-$90 000 budget per year and all the money raised goes toward programming and equipment at the school - from new computers and SMART boards to artist residencies, from art supplies and musical instruments to student agendas and gym equipment? All the extras that many schools go without are provided to the school because of the efforts of dozens of volunteers on School Council! With children at the school, this is a perfect opportunity for you to get involved and make a difference for years to come in the quality of your child’s school experience!
The School Council Co-Chair(s) role itself serves primarily as liaison between Jennie Elliott administration and school parents/families. We also act as parent representatives within the Calgary and Alberta School Councils Associations.
Key School Council Co-Chair responsibilities include:
-Liaising with JE principal and assistant principal on an ongoing (weekly to semi-weekly) to address school and parent community needs and concerns.
-Collaborating with school community parents and JE admin to identify school budget priorities, setting a budget each Fall, planning and implementing fundraising initiatives to meet budget targets and items throughout the school year.
-Setting agendas based on school and parent feedback for monthly school council meetings and chairing the meetings (typically held on the 3rd Monday of the month in the school library).
-Liaising with all School Council Parent Coordinators (Fun Lunch, Family Dance, Volunteer, Parent Education, Casino, Fundraising, Staff Appreciation, September and June Picnics) to support them in executing their events/initiatives. Filling Parent Coordinator positions if they become vacant.
-Ensuring timely and ongoing communication out to the school parent community related to upcoming school events, school council agendas/meetings/meeting minutes and any other school council related initiatives, and responding to feedback, questions and concerns from the parent community as they arise. Maintaining the Jennie Elliott School Council website.
-Addressing any special issues that may come up such as - reviewing bylaws, hiring a new school photographer, acting as a liaison with the community association as needed, among many other items.
If you have any questions or are interested in one of these positions please contact us through our website at www.jennieelliott.ca or contact current co-chair Kathryn Hegan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time and your consideration!
Jennifer Chambers, Co-Chair