School Council

Welcome! School council is an organization for parents and caregivers who are interested in playing an active role in the school community. It is an opportunity to stay informed on school activities and initiatives, curriculum issues, educational goals and EQAO information. School council also works to raise funds for fun and enriching activities not covered by the school board. These include outdoor greening, Scientist in the School, new book carts, arts and music programming, field trip bussing and more!

School Council Executive 2023/2024

  • Chair: Amy Shields
  • Treasurer: Bronwyn Tolmie
  • Secretary: Seanna Murphy
  • Teacher Reps: Lija Tovell

Council Meetings

School council meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm. Meetings will be in person in the school library as well as a virtual option via Google Meet.  Council meetings are a great way to build relationships with staff, to learn who’s who, and to connect with other James McQueen families. The more parents involved in our schools, the more enriching the experience for all our children. So why not come on out and say hi – we’d love to see you.

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We are offering you the opportunity to contribute to the Upper Grand Learning Foundation (James McQueen Public School).

You can contribute as much or as little as you wish (tax receipts provided for contributions $20 or greater). If $30 was raised for every student we would raise the same amount of money as we have in previous years.

Contributing is very easy – just visit and direct your funds to James McQueen Public School School Council.