October 2018 School Council Newsletter
Your new Executive Committee has been busy getting down to business following the first Council Meeting on October 2nd. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 6th at 6:45PM and we would love to see more parents there to listen and share. We are excited to be bringing Andrew James onto our School Council Committee as a Community Member. Having a voice on council from outside the school, but within the community should help us keep a broad perspective, and tap into new ideas. Andrew lives in Shelburne, and is a co-founder and Program Manager for the Streams Community Hub—a not-for-profit organization focused on helping youth to discover passion, potential, and purpose.
The bylaws have been refreshed and signed off, fundraising initiatives are being looked at in detail, and programs and committees are being staffed. Thank you to all our wonderful parent volunteers who have come forward to offer their time so far. If you haven’t yet signed up for something, and are not sure what could fit your lifestyle, please reach out to us on email at [email protected], on Facebook, or in person! Currently, the Salad Bar and the Breakfast Program are both looking for some additional help. The time commitment for Breakfast program is one hour from 8-9am to prepare food bins and deliver to classrooms). Salad bar commitment is one morning every two weeks starting from 9am up to 1pm and available jobs are helping purchase, prepare and serve food.
The Milk Program will be starting in November – watch your children’s agenda, home folders and Cash online system. We have made the decision to switch providers from Sheldon Creek to a local dairy from Guelph called Crown Dairy. We will be offering white and chocolate milk at $0.75.
As you know, Breakfast With Santa is happening on Saturday, December 1st. There was a good kick-off meeting last week and there are lots of great things happening. We are in need of more volunteers to make this event a success, so if you have any time to spare, please reach out! Jobs such as baking goods for our bake sale, wrapping treasure trays, decorating, ticket sales are all opportunities for you to get involved in this wonderful event. Many hands make light work! The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 8th at 9:00AM.
You may have seen that Primrose is set up with Mabel’s Labels as a fundraiser as well. 20% of orders placed through the system will come back to Primrose and costs you nothing extra! There is a PROMO code on now, available to use for an additional 10% off your order BMOOSE10. The lost and found bin at the school is already overflowing with clothing items left behind. If you are missing that new coat, sweatshirt, water bottle, hat or mittens you recently bought, chances are good you will find it there. Volunteers do sort through this bin regularly and do our best to get any items that are labeled back to their rightful owners.
Thank you for your feedback on our Facebook polls – your input is very important to us. If you see these polls, please try to cast a vote one way or another so that we can use this data to make decisions for the greater population.
Finally, we would love to see many of you in person. We have booked the gym at Primrose for a Parent Social on Thursday November 15th from 6:00 – 7:30PM. Come meet your School Council Members, mingle with other parents and enjoy some light refreshments.
Have a great week!
Lisa Thompson, Jo Thomson, Karen Kennedy
your friendly co-chairs