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School Council

Education is a partnership involving parents, students, teachers, principals, community and school boards.

School councils provide advice on school matters and help to strengthen the important relationship between schools, parents/guardians and their communities.

All members of the school community are welcome to attend council meetings. Parents/guardians and community members are key to a successful school council. Getting involved gives you the opportunity to be part of a team working to ensure a high quality of education. School councils are supported in their work through various resources available online or through the school administrator. 

This is just one way families can get involved to support students and schools. Learn about other things you can do to engage with your child’s learning at home and at school.

School Council is looking forward to another exciting year! If you have not yet come out to a school council meeting, we would encourage you to do so. It's a great way to get involved and support our Little Rouge staff and community. We are currently looking for volunteers to help out with some fundraisers. Specifically, we need some people to organize, coordinate and serve the Subway lunches twice a month. If this is something that interests you, would you please send an email to Eva Himanen at
Finally, keep your eyes opened for our annual Investment In Education Fund letter. It will be coming out soon! We're looking forward to continuing our work together to make Little Rouge a great school community!
2017/2018 School Council Members:
Co-Chairs – Eva Himanen and Laura Rowe
Treasurer– Natasha Dickenson
Secretary – TBD
The School Council provides an invaluable service to the school and the community. Its role is to act in an advisory capacity to the Principal and to represent the parent community by bringing the parent perspective to the discussion table. Serving on Council provides you with the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the school and it provides you with a voice in the decision making process – decisions which may impact your child!
As we move into the new school year, we will need to establish a new executive committee, consisting of a Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. We also need to establish a General Membership. Below is a brief overview of each of the positions:
Call Council meeting and organize the Agenda with input from the Principal
Chair the meetings; facilitate committee work
Communicate with the Principal on a regular basis regarding school issues
Ensure that minutes are recorded, parents are consulted, fundraising meets Board policies, and the council Constitution is reviewed annually
Maintain accurate records of financial transactions (this is now done with the school’s Administrative Assistant as all funds go through the Board’s Cash Net System)
Provide a Financial Report to Council at each meeting
Record the minutes of the meetings
Provide a write-up of the minutes to members within 2 weeks of the meeting
Ensure minutes are passed at the next meeting and amended as needed
Post on school’s website and for public viewing
General Membership:
Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues
Regularly attend school council meetings
Participate in information and training programs
Act as a link between the school council and the community
Encourage the participation of all parents
Participate on sub-committees that support the school’s goals and contribute to a positive school climate for your children


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