Parents and guardians with children attending our schools are members of their local school council and are encouraged to participate in council activities. School councils usually meet on a monthly basis. They are established in all schools and serve as a way for parents and guardians, principals, and teachers to meet and work together towards common goals. School council chairs also meet with one another, district administrators, and our Board of Trustees at district-wide meetings.
School Council Meeting Minutes:
School Council Meetings:
We will be hosting our next School Council meeting on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 7:00 pm. This meeting will be a ‘virtual’ meeting through “Microsoft Teams” and is open to all parents and guardians of Monsignor J.J. O’Brien School. The agenda and a link to join the meeting will be sent out on Monday, April 17, through ‘School Connects’. This is a new format due to the Covid-19 pandemic but nonetheless; we are looking forward to connecting with our school community. It is an excellent opportunity to get involved in the education of your child.
April 21, May 19 and June 16
Current School Council Executive Members
Chair: Rebecca Florizone
Vice-Chair: Line Chabot-Pringle
Secretary: Kathy Fergusson
Treasurer: Laurie Murphy
Council Committee Chairs: These are volunteers from the membership of the Council who volunteer for the following committees. These positions may remain vacant due to current restrictions on certain activities due to the pandemic. (Volunteer Coordinators, Fundraising, Family Dance, Fun Lunch, Spirit Days, Parish Liaison, and Community Liaison for Bridlewood & Somerset.)
School councils, working with their principals, create a community spirit that makes a school more than just a school. They create a learning environment where students feel the commitment of their principal, teachers and parents working toward a common goal: creating teaching and learning environments where students reach their potential and achieve at the highest levels in all areas of learning.
Look for upcoming events on our Calendar and/or speak to your child's school principal to get involved.