One way parents/guardians can make a meaningful difference for students is by participating on our school’s parent society. Parent societies are a formal group of parents, incorporated under the Societies Act for the purpose of raising funds for the school. A society is a separate legal entity from the school council. The school principal is not part of this group. More information can be found in our CBE Administrative Regulation 5001 – School Councils and School/Parent Societies.​​

Parent Society

Our Parent Society is Known as the North Haven Parent Association.

What is the North Haven School Parent Association?

The Parent Association is an independent association registered with the Province of Alberta.

The purpose of the Parent Association is to raise funds for school programs and equipment that would not be funded otherwise. Without the Parent Association’s fundraising efforts, many of the programs enjoyed by our children would not be available or would be delivered at an additional cost to parents.

Recent programs and equipment that have been fully or partially funded by the Parent Association include:

  • Learning Grounds Naturalization Project
  • Chance Bellegarde - Artist in Residence for the Learning Grounds Project
  • Soccer residency
  • Karate Residency
  • New math manipulatives and Robotics
  • Busses for field trips
  • Community Naturalist guided tours of Nose Hill
  • Soccer residency
  • Sound Kreation
  • Elder Shirley Hill
  • Community Garden Supplies

Meeting Dates/Schedule

How does the Parent Association raise money?

The Parent Association raises funds through a variety of activities (Fundraisers and Donations) that are managed and coordinated by volunteers. In the past these activities have included:

  • Casinos
  • Admazing Savings Ticket Pack
  • Fun Lunches 
  • Calgary Flames Student Night 
  • Cheque writing campaign 
  • Vesey's bulbs

How does the Parent Association decide where to spend its money?

Throughout the year, the principal, school staff, and parent association recommend programs and equipment that they believe will benefit the school.

Decisions about which programs to fund and what equipment to purchase is made during School Council / Parent Association meetings by those in attendance.

Members

Executive:         

Chair: Jessica C.

Vice Chair: Katie Meinen

Treasurer:  Shey Friesen

Secretary:  Courtney Lundy

Fun Lunch Coordinator: Stephanie H.

Fundraising Coordinator: vacant

Media Coordinator: Dana W.

Naturalization Learning Grounds Coordinator: Renee Bellavance

Naturalization/Learning Grounds Committee: Renee Bellavance, Theresa Constantine, Katie Meinen, Heather Anderson, Katie Mikalson

Contact the Parent Society

Email:  nhesparents@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/northhavenschool/
Blog: North Haven Parent Association

Meeting Dates:

November 8th 2021 
December 13th 2021
January 10th 2022
February 14th 2022
March 14th 2022
April 11th 2022
May 9th 2022
June 13 2022

North Haven Learning Grounds 

The North Haven Learning Grounds is a naturalization project at North Haven School. A partnership between the students, staff and the North Haven Parent Association, the project supports learning through nature and will create a space for emotional wellness.
The conceptual design below has been prepared by reGenerate Design Ltd, with support from Parks Foundation Calgary.

 

The North Haven Parent Association is accepting donations toward the Learning Grounds - please, Donate Today! Through our partnership with Parks Foundation Calgary, receipts are available for all donations over $10.

Learning Grounds Plan:

Phase 1: Summer 2022 – Fall 2022:
Northwest corner of schoolyard installations


  • Trees and Native Plant Species: Plant trees, native shrubs and grasses, eventually creating shade to cool students and visitors.
    Supporting pollinators and ecosystem health.
  • Outdoor Amphitheatre: Build a space to learn and gather, for students and the community.
  • Accessible Pathways: Make the schoolyard accessible and welcoming for all students and visitors by installing new paths.
  • Spaces to Play and Reflect: Develop spaces to observe and interact with nature, for emotional and physical wellbeing.
  • Truth and Reconciliation Connections:
    Incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and understanding to promote intercultural respect and acknowledgement of the land. 

Phase 2 is focused on the area to the northeast of the school by the swings and the playground.  It includes:

  • Plaza with benches
  • Obstacle play area
  • Accessible pathways
  • Additional planting
  • Indigenous artwork

Phase 1 and 2 Design


 


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