Reminder – School Council Meeting and Election this Thursday at 6pm (Pizza and Childcare Provided!)

Each Gledhill parent brings their own set of unique skills and experiences and we encourage everyone to consider where theirs could be helpful to the council.

Council roles are one year terms, so executive positions which need filling each September are:

Chair / Co-Chair – provides leadership and guidance to the Council, liaises with the Principal and Vice Principal on School Council related matters, and represents the Council at external Toronto District School Board (TDSB) meetings, as required. People are welcome to put their name forth as a single Chair or two people can choose to put their names forth as a Co-chair partnership.

Secretary – provides organizational oversight for the Council, including attending and taking minutes at each School Council meeting, preparing these minutes for draft review, and assisting in the creation and sharing of meeting agendas. The Secretary also ensures that agendas and minutes are shared on the School Council website.

Treasurer – responsible for maintaining the School Council financial records including issuing cheques, making bank deposits, preparing financial statements (including annual statements to the TDSB), and bank account reconciliations. The Treasurer is a signatory on the bank account. (Note: Our outgoing 2015/2016 Treasurer will be available to help anyone interested in assuming this role)

Additional Chair Positions which need filling include:

Parent Engagement Chair, Communications Chair, Fundraising Chair, Grants Chair, Healthy Kids Chair, School Improvement Chair, Volunteer Chair, Parent Class Representatives Chair, Ward and School Advocacy Chair, Eco Chair,  and Governance Chair.

Full Descriptions of the electable roles can found here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxnaJnOHY6K-VzBmVTEtaGNFQjQ

If you are interested in putting your name forth for a position, please complete this declaration form and submit it to the office before dismissal on Thursday, Sept 22 or at the meeting that evening.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxnaJnOHY6K-eVJuQXE4TFZiS1E

Please join us Thursday, Sept 22th at 6:00pm for our first meeting and election. The meeting will be in the library on the 2nd floor. We will discuss the role of School Council and review our elected positions. At that point, anyone interested in putting their name forward for a council role will be encouraged to do so and voting will take place. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend regardless of whether they are interested in holding an elected position or not.

Pizza and child care will be provided!

Can’t make the meeting? No worries. You can fill out your voting ballot in the school office from Friday, Sept 23 through Tuesday, Sept 27. Results will be announced on Wednesday, Sept 28th.

If you have any questions about the elected council positions, please email us at thegledhillguardian@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you on September 22!

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