Dream it. Believe it. Achieve it!
hank-you to all of those who attended the Parent Education night. It was an interesting evening of learning how to speak to our children about sexual health. The speaker was very engaging. Thank-you Scharie for organizing the great event.
Also, thank-you for your support of our DeVry flower & plant fundraiser. It was a real success. We raised ~$2,500 in money for our school! Our tireless fundraiser coordinator, Joanne, pulled off an wonderful fundraiser. Thank-you Joanne.
Spring is (finally) in the air and School Council wants to celebrate.
We are offering you great products to bring some colour, nutrition and beauty to your world.
What you need to know:
Products: DeVry Greenhousees are offering a varitey of plants, herbs & vegetables.
How to order: go to jennieelliott.growingsmilesfundraising.com and place your order. Bring your cash or cheque to the school.
Payment: Cash or cheque. Please make cheques payable to Jennie Elliott School Council.
Deadline: Wednesday May 2nd
Pick-up: Thursday May 17th from 2pm-6pm
Jennie Elliott School Council invites you to their Parent Education evening hosted by the Calgary Sexual Health Centre. This is on April 26th, 2018 between 7:00-9:00pm in the school gym. Beverages and snacks will be served.
The workshop goal is to increase parent's confidence and comfort in talking with their children, 6-12 years old, about sexuality. Please see the attached poster for further details and on how to register.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school office or a member of the Jennie Elliott School Council if you require further information.
Click here to Register
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
Jennifer Chambers, Co-Chair