In addition to school councils, fundraising associations play an important role in contributing to the success of a school community.
School-based fundraising associations or societies, such as the Westview School Parents Association, are distinct groups in the school, often working closely with their school council.
It’s important to understand there is a difference between parent societies & associations and school councils.
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.
School councils exist to advise the principal and the Board of Trustees on school matters.
School council and parent society meetings must be kept separate and distinct. Meetings of the two groups can be held on the same date as long as the meeting of one group officially comes to an end before the other meeting begins (e.g., school council meeting 7-8 p.m. and parent society meeting 8-9 p.m.). Meeting minutes should also be recorded separately.
President: Katarina Semancikova
Vice President: Stephanie Ash
Treasurer: Tiffany Walters
Secretary: Cindy Ure
Hot lunch coordinator: Amanda Verge
Casino Coordinator: Cindy Ure
Volunteer and Events Coordinator: Kristen Knox
Yearbook Coordinator: Colleen O’Hara
Fundraising Coordinator: Rhonda Breen