PARENTS NEEDED FOR school council

As mandated under the Education Act, the Denlow School Advisory Council (SAC) is a group of parent volunteers that get together and work in collaboration with the school staff, Principal, and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). SAC Executive roles (Chair, Co-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary) are held by parent volunteers for one-year, and elections are held each Fall, if required. Regular SAC meetings are held at the school, and all Denlow parents are encouraged and welcome to attend.

SAC's primary goals are to:

  1. Support and sponsor cultural/ arts, social, athletic, and STEM activities and events for students (eg. Scientist in the School, extracurricular programs outside of what teachers offer, yoga, DrumFit, , Movie Night, Halloween Bingo, etc)

  2. Foster a sense of school community with fundraising, participation or organization of events (eg. Fun Fair, pizza and subway lunches, etc.) We aim to enrich every student's experience at Denlow.

  3. Gather feedback from parents concerning various matters of interest.

 

WHERE HELP IS NEEDED MOST

Denlow has a tradition of many fun parent and student events. To continue with this, we need a committed group of Denlow parents who will be willing to lead and participate actively. This involves attending meetings, leading events, and generally communicating regularly throughout the school year. Getting involved with Denlow SAC Executive is a great way to have meaningful input into your childs' experience at Denlow!

We have a LOT of graduating parents who have volunteered years at Denlow. We need NEW PARENTS to step in and get involved as SAC Executive for 2019-2020 and in numerous Committees.

SAC EXECUTIVE ROLES - PROGRAMS CAN ONLY CONTINUE WITH SAC LEADERSHIP

Get to know us now in Winter/ Spring 2019, so you can nominate yourself (or others) in September 2019 to join the Denlow SAC Executive. Open roles are:

  • SAC Chair and Co-chair (2 positions) - Responsible to think about all the SAC activities for the year, get to know parents to find many volunteers, lead SAC meetings. Needs organizational and relationship skills to delegate well and work through many decisions. Work closely with Principal, Treasurer, etc.

  • SAC Secretary - Responsible for taking meeting minutes and doing some light computer admin (eg. keeping files updated on Google Drive, completing forms)

  • SAC Treasurer - responsible for preparing budgets, keeping the SAC account up to date and reconciled, presenting budgets, and working with Chair to pay out funds for SAC initiatives ** Role is likely filled by the current Treasurer

COMMITTEE LEADS- THESE PROGRAMS CAN ONLY CONTINUE WITH VOLUNTEERS

  • Extracurricular Programs Co-Lead - Join the other co-lead to source interesting extracurricular programs for lunch and after-school. Ensure programming can work within the school (ie. Room logistics, coordinate with Principal). Coordinate with vendors and communicate with Denlow website lead and parents to ensure students can register and know where to go.

  • Communication Lead - Work closely with SAC Chair/ Co-chair on communication plan (collecting all parent emails, using MailChimp to draft and send emails). Need strong writing ability, will work closely with website lead to coordinate content. Ideally on Facebook to manage content and answer questions. Will usually set up emails to recruit volunteers for several events (eg. Terry Fox run, Pass-it-along, etc)

  • Parking Safety Patrol Parent Lead - Help recruit and coordinate 5-10 parent volunteers (one day/ week each) at the Kiss ā€˜nā€™ Ride to help parking safety from 8:25-8:50am each day.  Could also coordinate with City Councillor to discuss overall street safety around the school (eg. cross walk, parents on devices while driving)

  • Subway Co-lead - Join the other co-lead in organizing subway orders and recruiting/ managing volunteers. Most of this can be done at home with strong organizational skills (ie. individual student orders on a weekly basis), with weekly visits to Subway and to school, as needed

  • Grad Committee Leads/ Co-Lead - At least 2 parents of Grade 5 graduating students to work with the school to coordinate graduating student events. School responsible for the graduation ceremony and overnight trip (if desired). Grad committee typically organizes additional field trip to RINX, a party after the grad ceremony, yearbook, and legacy gift.

We thank ongoing parent leads!!!

  • Pizza Co-Leads - Lewis & Marcy

  • Subway Co-Lead - Janice

  • Milk Ticket selling and distribution - Mariana

  • Extracurricular Co-Lead - Samantha

  • Website Lead - Henry