Welcome to Parents Council
Welcome! If you are a returning parent you may be familiar with Parents Council and some of the things we do or help support at Half Moon Bay Public School. If you are new, I would like to introduce you to Parents Council.
Continuing thanks go out to all who have stepped up and taken executive positions or offered to head up the various sub-committees. The board for this year is listed below along with the committee reps. Please refer to the “Minutes and Agendas” link on the website for records of all past meetings.
2020-2021 Parent Council Executive
Chair – Gabe Rother
Secretary – Kate Gitterman
Treasurer – Ilana Shore
Parent Council Sub-Committee Reps
Communication Coordinator –
Community Events/Fundraising Reps – Sarah Wise
Parent Involvement Rep – Kate Gitterman
Healthy Living Rep – Sarah Wise
Lunch Program Coordinator – Shannon Barkhouse
ROLE OF THE COUNCIL?
WHO IS A MEMBER? Every parent with a child registered at the school is a member. That means you are already a member.
WHO CAN ATTEND MEETINGS AND WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO VOTE? Every parent with a child registered at the school can attend meetings. Only voting members of the council (determined at the start of the school year) are eligible to cast votes on motions brought forward. Members of the general public are also welcome to attend but cannot vote.
WHEN ARE THE MEETINGS? Our meetings will be held at 6:00pm on the second Tuesday of every month in the Maker Space.
WHY SHOULD A PARENT ATTEND? Student success at school is a cooperative effort between the home and school. The School Council is an excellent source of information and a forum for views to help with the delivery of the curriculum and school programs. Your involvement offers you insight and a say in your child’s education.
WHAT ROLES CAN PARENTS FILL THROUGH THE SCHOOL COUNCIL? Simply by attending the meetings you are filling a valuable role. As well, if you are interested, each September a new executive is elected: Co-Chairs (2), Treasurer, and Secretary as well as regular voting members. The council always needs volunteers to help with various programs and committees.
We have wonderful volunteers and parents who help make the year great. YOU TOO CAN HELP IN A MEANINGFUL WAY! Check out the “Online Forms” section of this website to make inquiries regarding how you can volunteer.
If you are a Facebook user please feel free to join the page "Half Moon Bay Public School Parents Group" via the link below.