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Annual Meeting & Elections for Balgonie Elementary School Community Council

The annual meeting and elections for Balgonie Elementary School Community Council will be held at Balgonie Elementary School on Thursday September 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
 
Public Call for Nomination
 
For the
 
Balgonie Elementary School Community Council
 
Date: September 1, 2017
 
The Balgonie Elementary School Community Council hereby calls for Nominations for Representative Parent and Community Members.
 
The following statements define eligibility to run as a Representative Parent and Community Member: Parents of students who are enrolled in the school (including parents who do not reside within the attendance area of the school); and, Electors that reside within the school attendance area.
Note:
These provisions do not limit or restrict the election or participation in voting of parents of students who may be employed by the school division and work in the particular school.
 
Nomination Forms are available at the Balgonie Elementary School office and must be returned to the School Office by 3:30 PM on September 21 2017
 
For more information, contact Dion Hrynewich, Principal at 306-771-2345 or dion.hrynewich@pvsd.ca .

 

Mission Statement

We, the members of the Balgonie Elementary School Community Council, strive to:
 
Share responsibility for the learning success and well-being of all students in Balgonie Elementary School;Encourage and facilitate parent and community engagement in school planning and improvement processes.
 

Mission & Programs

 
Providing the opportunity for parents and guardians to participate in their children's educational experience.
 

Providing a forum through which:

  • School practices and school board policies can be communicated  to parent's, guardians and community members;
  • Parents' ideas, concerns and recommendations on school matters can be effectively communicated to the school administration and board.
  • Working with the school principal to ensure the best possible education for the students and ensure parents’ views and concerns are communicated in a constructive way.
  • Working to facilitate and organize programs, activities and events that support a quality educational experience and promote the school's learning improvement plan.
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    Council Meetings

  • Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month from September to June.  They are at the school commencing   at 6:30 P.M.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
  • The Council is comprised of of voluntary board members. 
  • All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend meetings and / or participate in volunteer activities. (Your attendance at a meeting does not imply future voluntary commitments.).
  • Involvement is an excellent way to contribute to and learn about the school and students and meet teachers, administrators and other parents.  
We are always looking for interested members/parents to become part of our team.
 
 If you would like more information as to how you might get involved please contact Council Chair, Kimberly Kiel-Reynolds at kkiel@kimberlykiel.com  or 771-4822
 

Programs

  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation Events: We like to spotlight our terrific staff and do special things for them throughout the year.
  • Open House/Welcome Back BBQ: A welcome back BBQ is planned in conjunction with a school open house at the start of the school year in September.  This event provides the opportunity for parents to meet teachers and obtain information about the school and or programs.
  • School Projects: We focus on improvements for our school such as landscaping, initiatives identified by school administration, staff and students for funding considerations and other items we feel are enhancements to our school.  Recent items have included:  a new play structure (2011).
  • Christmas Concert Raffle: As a fundraising initiative we raffle off coveted, reserved front row seats to the annual Christmas concert. 
  • Supporting Math & Literacy Goals: To help spread the word about all the great games families can play to help support and enhance their children's math and literacy skills, we help organize and stage activity and information evenings.
  • Community Communication: In order to keep the greater community abreast of school and SCC happenings, we submit a monthly update to the community newsletter.
  • Birthday Books: to help support & promote literacy, we give a book  to children ages 4 & 5 
  • FYB  (Feed your Brain)we know that eating well helps our students be better learners.  The SCC sponsors the FYB (Feed Your Brain) nutrition initiative.  Students are strongly encouraged to bring a healthy snack of a fruit or a vegetable.  Each morning at school they are given time to eat their healthy snack.  In addition, the SCC provides ongoing nutrition information to parents & students to help remind them about the importance of "feeding your brain."