One of the most important ways parents/guardians and community members can make a meaningful difference for students is by participating on the school council. Under the School Act, a school council is a collective association designed to advise the principal and the CBE Board of Trustees on matters related to the school. School councils have legislated advisory and decision-making authority. They are different from Parent Societies & Associations, whose main function is to raise funds for the school.​​ You can find more details in the CBE School Council Handbook​.​​​​

School Council

Alexander Ferguson’s School Council and Society are parent organizations that support AFS staff in offering excellent programming for our students. There are so many ways for parents to participate, and, whether you have a little or a lot of time to share, we hope that you will be involved in our school community.

All parents are very welcome to attend Council and Society meetings to learn more about what is happening in our school and share ideas. Please watch for highlights about Council and Society happenings and volunteer opportunities in our newsletter, The Scoop, which will be sent to you by email.

2019-20 Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday, October 29, Council 8:45 am
  • Wednesday, November 27, Council & Society 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, January 28, Council 8:45 am
  • Wednesday, February 26, Council & Society 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 21, Council 8:45 am
  • Wednesday, May 27, Council & Society AGM, 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, June 17, Council & Society 6:30 pm

Meetings are held in the Learning Commons. Childcare will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Our School Council Members

All parents of students attending Alexander Ferguson School are School Council Members

Chairperson: Amy Maglio
Vice Chair: Jaclyn St. Louis
Key Communicator: Lisa Brown
Secretary: Mark McQuiston
Principal: Hildegard Bensler/Sherry Goldenberg (Acting)
Teacher Representative: Tianna Melnyk
Grade 6 Farewell: Heather Stubbs
Hat & Mitten Tree: Cami Silver-Bowerman
Kindergarten Representative: Susan Ruttan (AM), OPEN (PM)
Lost & Found: Diep Lipkind
Naturalization Area
Newsletter Editor: Naomi Le Bihan
Parent-Teacher Conference Potluck: Heather Stubbs
Fun Lunches: Jill Pelton
Hot Lunches (weekly): Alie Ronellenfitch
Welcome Back Event: Amy Maglio
Welcome Package: Lillian Kang
Winter Celebration Bake Sale: Naomi Le Bihan
Traffic Liaison: Blair Best
Community Liaisons: Laurel Halladay (Killarney), Megan McQuiston (Shaganappi)

Contact the School Council


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