Are you wondering about what a school council is? Or how you can be involved? When does the Muir Lake School council meet?
A school council is made up of partnership between parents from the school community, the school administration, as well as teachers from the school. On occasion it can also include students from the school.
To become involved in school council, all you need to do is come to the council meetings. Virtual meetings are held on the third teaching Tuesday of every month beginning at 7pm, and typically run for an hour to an hour and a half. The meetings are advertised in our monthly newsletters and school website calendar. We endeavour to give notice to any changed dates.
The purpose of school council is to provide the school with feedback on how we are doing, and to give advice in regards to functionality for students. In Muir Lake School, each grade has a representative parent that comes to the council to advocate for them. Parents that are not grade representatives are always welcome - the more voices, the better.
In addition, the school council looks after fundraising activities for the school, suggesting items needed, and taking requests from the school for the types of fundraising in which we will become involved.
The School Council is also an active member of the Alberta School Council Association. Through this membership, our school council ensures that the voice of our school community is heard on a provincial level.
General guidelines, volunteer information, and school expectations are contained in our Volunteer Handbook.