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 email@example.com. Thank you for your time and your consideration!
Hello Jennie Elliott Families!
My name is Tina, and I'm organizing the Family Dance. Last year we all had a fabulous time, so I hope you are available and excited to attend and lend a hand....as the saying goes, many hands make light work!
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you able to either volunteer or donate items.
The Family Dance is set for Thursday February 22, 2018 - 6:00PM-8:00PM. We're going with a Formal Theme.
Here are the volunteer positions I need for the event:
Set Up - 4 volunteers to meet me at the school at 2:45 to do table set up and decorations (1.5 hour max)
Take down/clean up - 4-6 volunteers to stay at the end of the dance to put tables back, gather decorations, and general clean up (30 minutes max)
Registration Table - 4 volunteers to check families in at 5:45-7:00 (45mins-1.25 hours)
Concession Tables - 2 volunteers per hour to lead the 2 concession tables (assisting the grade 6 students who will also be working the tables) (1 hour - 6-7:00 or 7-8:00)
Candy Guess & 50/50 table - 1 volunteer per hour to lead the sales of Guess tickets and 50/50 tickets (45min-1 hour 6-6:45 or 6:45-7:45)
Hall Monitors - 4 volunteers working 30 minute shifts (1 volunteer per shift) to ensure no one is wandering the halls beyond the washroom areas along the Kindergarten/Grade 2 halls.
Thank you in advance for your time and efforts!
We are also looking for the following donations:
“Spotlight" dance prizes (6 $5 gift cards from Chapters, Tim Hortons, Starbucks)
Please join us in the library at 7pm on Feb 12th for our next school council meeting.
Happy 2018 Jennie Elliott Families!
We hope you had a fantastic holiday break! Please join us for our first school council meeting of the year this coming Monday, January 15th at 7:00 in the school library. All parents, guardians and caregivers are welcome! The meeting minutes from our last meeting in November 2017 and agendas for Monday are included on our SC page. Click here.
Hope to see you Monday,
Jennie Elliott School Council Team
Happy New Year to our Jennie Elliott family! We are looking forward to a new year with new possibilities.
Please join us for our next School Council meeting on January 15th at 7pm in the library.
This upcoming Wednesday (December 6th) is the day you get to feast on chocolate.
If you or someone you know placed an order (with your link) you are responsible for picking up the order.
We will be in the gym from 2:00 - 5:30 so please make arrangements to have someone stop by and claim your chocolate.
With over $46,000 worth of chocolate sold, we simply don’t have the space to store unclaimed orders.
So mark your calendars and we’ll see you Wednesday!
Thanks again for your amazing support.
- Joanne Cook
Please join us for our annual Gingerbread House making night on December 7th.
There will be two start times (5:30pm or 7pm).
Return the form below by December 1st as there will be no cash sales at the door.
Cocoa and cookies will be served.
Hope to see you there!
Hello lovely, supportive, awesome group of Jennie Elliott parents and volunteers!
Purdy’s Chocolate Sales were outstanding again this year (over $46,000) and for that, I say THANK YOU.
NOW, the fun part. I need A LOT of hands on deck to help me receive, unpack and sort all the goodies. Since we’ve been through this once, I am hoping it will go even smoother this year, but its still a heck of a lot of chocolate.
So, next Tuesday, December 5th if you can give of your time (even an hour or two), it would be SO SO SO appreciated.
I have made a request for the delivery to happen as early in the morning as possible, however, there is no guarantee on when it will arrive. Those of you from last year know, essentially I had people on “stand-by” and when the truck arrived, I sent out an email and people literally came running. It was a thing of beauty.
I will also be looking for help on Wednesday, December 6th from about 2:00 - 5:30. This is the actual Chocolate Pick-Up Day and I’ll need people to help with the delivery of chocolate.
If you can help in any capacity, please email me back and let me know which day you can be there. This year, everything will happen in the Jennie Elliott gym, so we should be a nice, contained unit.
Let me know if you have any questions and please feel free to forward this to any friends/relatives that are looking to help and create some great karma in the process.
THANKS everyone. This simply couldn’t happen without you.
- joanne cook
Jennifer Chambers, Co-Chair