​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 Education 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. 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

ABOUT US 

 “ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH.” 

–HELEN KELLER 

Being a Griffith Woods Grey Wolf has a special meaning to the students, staff, and families of our community. We at the GWSC are committed to working together with all community members – students, staff, and families to achieve a common vision for our school. 

MISSION STATEMENT 

The Griffith Woods School Council is committed to working together to support the goals of Griffith Woods School. Our membership facilitates this by engaging our School community in promoting student leadership, academic and personal achievement, and active citizenship. Council works to develop and strengthen ties between the school, the home, and the community.   WHAT DO WE DO? Actively seek the views of the school community. Actively represent the views of the school community. Inform the school community. Involve the school community. Encourage all forms of parental involvement and support. Work within the policies of the local school board. Become well-informed. Focus on the best interests of all students. Maintain high ethical standards.

Meeting Dates/Schedule - School Council Meetings 6:30 via Team Meetings

  • September 28, 2022
  • October 26, 2022
  • November 30, 2022 
  • January 25, 2023
  • March 1, 2023
  • April 19, 2023
  • May 31, 2023

GWSC Positions

Executive Positions

CHAIR

Position currently held by: Arshiya Japanwala

VICE CHAIR POSITION

Position currently held by: Jennifer Selby

SECRETARY

Position currently held by:  Sarah Farhat

TREASURER

Position currently held by:  Jessica Ng

Co -COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR(S)

Position currently held by: Karina Damgaard and Shevaun Pontin


COMMITTEES AND OTHER COUNCIL POSITIONS

BE A LEADER OF THE PACK. JOIN A COMMITTEE!

FUN LUNCH COMMITTEE (FUNLUNCHGWSC@GMAIL.COM)

Committee Members: Sharon R. and Jen G.

The Fun Lunch committee orchestrates all aspects of the Fun Lunch program. The committee determines which fun lunches and snacks will be offered and when and sets up all necessary arrangements with the chosen vendors. They enlist volunteers to prepare forms, collect payments, arrange the snacks for Kindergarten students, and organize volunteers for food distribution and clean-up on delivery days.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE

Committee Members: Sarah F., Daniélle K.

This committee is dedicated to creating a warm and welcoming experience for the students, staff, and families of Griffith Woods School. Help give our community opportunities to connect with events like parent socials and school dances. If you’re excited about new friendships and building community, this committee is for you.

TEACHER APPRECIATION COMMITTEE

Committee Members: Jenn S., Daniélle K.

Help our community say “Thank you” to the terrific teachers and staff at Griffith Woods School. This committee plans and organizes two events during the school year (one before and one after Christmas,) to honour and thank staff for their effort and dedication. Duties include collaborating with the Principal to establish the date and securing a space for the event, extending invitations to the Staff, enlisting volunteer donations of potluck dishes, managing set up and clean up including acquiring event supplies (table cloths, extra chairs, extension cords, etc), and enlisting students for service duties and possibly entertainment.

GARDEN COMMITTEE (GARDENGWSC@GMAIL.COM)

Committee Members: Angela C., Iryna D., Elaine N., Jessica P., Abby S., Eric T.

With the excellent work completed by Jeni and Shana, GWS’s naturalization area is now complete and requires maintenance be completed by this committee. This committee ensures ongoing upkeep, maintenance, and additional expansion of the naturalization area is facilitated.

LOST & FOUND COMMITTEE

Committee Member: Cherine

This committee may be for you if you enjoy the rush of satisfaction at the sight of a well-organized mudroom. This committee develops school protocol for donating/disposing of unclaimed items and earns great appreciation for their contribution to reuniting students with their valuables while also keeping our school clutter-free.

KEY COMMUNICATOR

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Information collection and sharing is the main role of the Key Communicator for Griffith Woods School. This position involves attending system-wide meetings held during the school year with the purpose of bringing back information and ideas to school council. The person in this role serves as a valuable link between school council and the greater school district. This role may also liaise between the Griffith Woods School neighbourhood community associations and local businesses relaying information on upcoming community events, initiatives, or concerns that would be of interest to all parties.

YEARBOOK COMMITTEE

Committee Member: Tara P.

Help capture and commemorate the Griffith Woods School year. This committee may assign one or more editors who are responsible to oversee the design, creation, and publication of a yearbook for the current year. The committee may involve student and staff volunteers to support photography and design but is ultimately responsible for compiling all the material necessary to create, publish, and distribute the yearbook for all to enjoy.

LIBRARY VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Coordinator: Heather B.

This role is the bridge connecting the school librarian to valuable volunteers.

TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (TRAFFICSAFETYGWSC@GMAIL.COM)

Committee Members: Angela C., Eric T.

Join this committee to help ensure that the roads around our school are safe for our students and our community.

 

Contact the School Council

Email  | Griffithwoodsschoolcouncil@gmail.com

Facebook | Griffith Woods School Council

Volunteering

Interested in volunteering? Volunteering Link


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