School Council

Welcome! School council is an organisation 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 Scientist in the School, new book carts, arts and music programming, field trip bussing and more!

School Council 2017/2018 Executive

  • Co-Chair: Ashleigh Rawn
  • Co-Chair: Cheri Herdman
  • Treasurer: Jolene West
  • Secretary: Kim Saunders

Council Meetings

School council meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Meetings take place in the library from 6.30pm and they are usually finished by 8pm. Babysitting is available. Meetings are informal, we’re a friendly bunch and sometimes there are even snacks! You will not be arm twisted into volunteering or fundraising – just come, listen and learn from Principal Lacey how the school is run, what successes we can celebrate and what challenges we face. Council meetings are a great way to build relationships with staff, to learn who’s who, and to connect with other like-minded grown-ups. 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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Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday October 3
  • Tuesday November 7
  • Tuesday December 5
  • Tuesday January 9
  • Tuesday February 6
  • Tuesday March 6
  • Tuesday April 3
  • Tuesday May 1
  • Tuesday June 5

Fundraising for 2017-18

This year we will continue with a unique approach to fundraising at James McQueen PS. Instead of the (seemingly endless) requests to sell this or that to fundraise for School Council, 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….without the selling and countless volunteer hours!

Contributing is very easy – just visit http://www.uppergrandlearningfoundation.com/ and direct your funds to James McQueen Public School.

School Council will continue to offer fun student community events such as the Easter Bunny Breakfast, Halloween and Valentines Dances as they are important “funraising” events for our students. Also, funds will continue to be raised through our partners at the Elora Label Company, Mabel’s Labels, or Littletree Nursery. Charitable events such as the Terry Fox Run and Jump Rope for Heart will also continue.

We are interested in how this change of strategy will play out and welcome your feedback.

Elora Labels

Remember to quote James McQueen School when ordering!

Mabel’s Labels

Mabel’s Labels is a traditionally great option for labels. Featuring innovative products like useful Scan and Store labels for the kitchen, or allergy alert labels and 411 wristbands for your little ones, there is something for everyone. Of course the standard packs are still available, including the popular camp and preschool packs! www.jmqps.mabelslabels.com