​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

Meeting Dates/Schedule

School Council meetings are open to all parents and guardians of children enrolled at Maple Ridge School. Virtual meetings are held from approximately 6:30 – 8:00 PM with the following dates:

  • September 15, 2022
  • October 20, 2022
  • November 17, 2022
  • January 19, 2023 - Annual General Meeting 
  • February 23, 2023 
  • April 20, 2023
  • May 25, 2023

What is School Council

The role of school council is to provide parents with an opportunity to become involved in and discuss issues that impact their children’s education. School councils work together with the principal to support and enhance student learning by discussing and advising on issues such as academic programs, school policies, budgets, safety, bussing, technology, and school activities. We also host various events throughout the year to create a positive and connected school community.

As a parent or guardian of a student attending Maple Ridge School you are automatically considered a member of school council and have voting rights at meetings. We greatly encourage you to attend these monthly meetings as important updates and context is given about what is happening in our school and at the broader provincial level. They also offer opportunities to ask questions and voice thoughts about education in the context of Maple Ridge School.

School Council Executive Committee

Members of the School Council Executive Committee are elected parents/guardians that oversee the day-to-day operations of the council. Our current Committee members are:

  • Chair: Jessica J / Nicole S.A.
  • Vice Chair: Jessica J / Nicole S.A.
  • Secretary: Kristine G
  • Treasurer(s): Jennifer P
  • Key Communiqué: Jennifer L
  • Fundraising Coordinator: Katherine L
  • Casino Coordinator(s): Cara P 
  • Fun Lunch Coordinator: Kelsey W

Contact Us

Council does its best to keep parents informed about and seek input on meetings, issues, special events, fundraising/volunteering opportunities, and decisions needing to be made. If you have a question for school council members or would like to join our mailing list please send us an email to mapleridgecouncil@gmail.com.  

If this interests you please find and follow us online by clicking here or by searching “Maple Ridge School Parent Teacher Association” on Facebook.  We look forward to connecting with you!

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