2022/2023 School Council Letter and Report

Posted August 29, 2023

Taylor Evans Public School Council
Annual Report for the 2022/2023 School Year

September 1, 2023

Dear Parents, Caregivers and School Community:

We hope you had a safe and happy summer. The TEPS School Council had a very rewarding 2022/2023 school year. The school council held monthly meetings and worked on various issues during the year including setting goals for fundraising and increasing community involvement. These meetings were open to the public to encourage input from parents and other members of the school community.

The purpose of the school council is to help improve student achievement, to enhance the student academic experience and to improve the engagement of the school community. Last year our council chose to raise funds to help replace some of the old technology or upgrade technology to improve classroom experience, and we also had a strong focus on fun experience-based activities for the students, supporting field trips and in-school events like Scientist in the Classroom, as a way of “getting back to normal” in the school setting. Attached is a summary of the 2022/2023 school year balance sheet. We thank the school community for working so hard last year to make our fundraisers a success and for allowing us to purchase some much needed items.

We wish to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the many individuals who volunteered
their time to contribute to the success of the school council last year. Special thanks are due to the following executive members of the 2022/2023 school council: Katie Nasswetter (Secretary), Richard Martin (Treasurer), our voting members Andrea Galda, Michelle Garon-Nielsen, Jodi Hocken, Brooke Rea, Amy Ho, Tricia Barett, along with our other extremely helpful volunteers Amber Maxwell-Gibbins, Caroline Turnbull, Carly Werner, Julia Baldwin, Pam Gallego, and of course none of this could take place without the valuable efforts from our school representatives, Ken Keesmaat, Cassie Broadhead and Meaghan Jones, who have gone above and beyond to make it a very successful year. 

Finally, we would like to wish the best of luck to candidates in the September 2023/2024 school council elections. Issues that we foresee as being important matters for the consideration of the new school council following the September 2023/2024 elections include diversifying the school council team, focussing on supporting sports and physical activities, and overall increased community participation in school events.

Sincerely yours,

Jackie Hammond and Ruth VanLoon, Co-Chairs


Financial Summary for 2022/23 School Year

(note: some of the funds have been approved but receipts were not submitted at the time of this report, so they are shown below and will be used in either 2022/23 school year or 2023/24 school year)

Funds Raised Funds Approved/Spent
Fresh from Farm $941.40 Scientist in the School $470
Laura Secord $5,514.27 Speakers and supplies for outdoor learning $434.44
Gym equipment (volleyball nets, googles, etc) $394.50
Classroom games (dominos, math sets, chess pieces, etc) $326.45
Library supplies (lego sets, tables, storage containers, green screen and tripod) $172.07
Kindergarten supplies $500
JK Orientation packages $250
Log replacement $1,350
Science of Reading resources $693
$100 per educator (for classroom supplies) $1,685.93
Family Fun Night $700
Grade 8 Grad (misc costs) $841.25
Music room supplies $122.92
Total Raised $6,455.67 Total Approved/Spent $7,940.56


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