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Box 160, 207 Main St., Balgonie, SK, S0G 0E0| 306-771-2345| Utility links
Balgonie Elementary School
Believing Everyone Can Succeed
Located within Treaty 4 Territory
BES School & Community Council

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

  • The BESCC will hold meetings at 6:30 pm in the BES library on the following dates for the 2018-2019 school year:
    • Sept. 20, 2018
    • Nov. 1, 2018
    • Jan 10, 2019
    • March 7, 2019
    • May 2, 2019
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

A few of our programs include:

Monthly Hot Lunch fundraiser – once a month a hot lunch is served to all students who have ordered it via the Munch-A-Lunch ordering program.  The Hot Lunch Committee operates this monthly program.

FYB! (Feed Your Brain!) program – there is ALWAYS time for a healthy snack at BES.  Promoting awareness around healthy eating choices, students are encouraged to bring a fresh fruit or vegetable daily and are given time in class to enjoy this snack.

Birthday Books Literacy Program– we provide a book, along with parental literacy information, to children turning 4 and 5.  We are grateful to have this program funded by the Balgonie Elks Lodge #572.

Teacher/Staff Appreciation   – we appreciate our terrific staff at BES and our Staff Appreciation Committee does  special things for them throughout the year.

  School Projects: we focus on improvements for our school, initiatives identified by school staff & students for funding considerations and other items we feel re enhancements to our school.  Some past items have included: a new play structure (2011); AED; water bottle filling stations; fitness circuit equipment; Buddy Bench; Literacy supplies & books.

St. John's Courses - we help facilitate the St. John's Babysitting and Home Alone courses.  Information is sent home through the school when these programs are being offered.     

Child Minding Services during Parent/Student/Teacher interviews – to allow parents and students to get the most out of their teacher interviews, we offer child minding services for those siblings who are not involved in the interviews.

Community & Parent Engagement Events – we periodically organize special events or speakers for the benefit of all members of our school and greater community.  Some of our past events have included: Survivor Math Challenge; Giant Cardboard Arcade; Winter Literacy Carnival; Hip Hop Hoop Dance; Winter Olympics; Square Dancing; Ronald Morrish (Behavioural Consultant); Trina Markusson (Mindfulness presentation)

The School Council is involved in many programs and special events - we are always looking for parents to get involved.

If you would like more information, please contact Council Chair, Kimberly Kiel-Reynolds at: kkiel@kimberlykiel.com