School Council

Banded Peak School Council/Friends of Banded Peak

 

What is Banded Peak School Council and Friends of Banded Peak Society?

Banded Peak School Council is a structured group of parents, principals, teachers and community representatives who work together to effectively support and enhance student learning. The Council provide a means for members of the school community to consult with and provide advice to the principal and the school board. Friends of Banded Peak Society operates with the same purpose and is responsible for fundraising and funds earned through the Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Commission (AGLC).

How does Banded Peak School Council support and enhance student learning?

School Council meetings are attended by the school principal, assistant principal, Rocky View Schools Ward 5 Trustee, and teachers. These representatives prepare reports about ongoing and current news and events that affect our students’ welfare and learning. By attending meetings you not only have the opportunity to hear about topics such as funding allocations, curriculum changes, class sizes, standardized test results, and school policies, you can also make an impact by providing feedback on these important issues. Meetings are also an ideal time to voice any questions, concerns, and new ideas you may have to improve you and your child(ren)’s school experience.

School Council also supports student learning by sending representatives to participate in district and provincial conferences and workshops.

What else does Banded Peak School Council provide for the school?

  • Funding for school field trips and teacher requests
  • Funding and other support for a new audio-visual system for the gymnasium (2022-2023)
  • Funding and other support for the new school playground (2020)
  • Fundraising initiatives such as Walk a Thon, frozen food fundraisers, auctions, etc.
  • School-branded clothing and gear sale
  • Volunteer support for Fine Arts Day, Terry Fox Run, school store, library and art room, etc.
  • Fun Lunch each month
  • Coffee for parents on the first day of school
  • Staff appreciation gifts and initiatives
  • Hosting and organizing the AGLC-sponsored Friends of Banded Peak Casino (September 2022)

When does Banded Peak School Council meet?

School Council and Friends of Banded Peak Society meetings are held at 6:30pm in-person in the Learning Commons at the School. Free childcare is provided. Virtual attendance is also an option. All members, including all parents of students who attend Banded Peak, are welcome to attend meetings.

2022-2023 Meeting Dates:

  • September 21, 2022
  • October 12, 2022
  • November 23, 2022
  • January 18, 2023
  • February 8, 2023
  • March 22, 2023
  • April 19, 2023
  • May 17, 2023 (AGM)

How to stay “in the know” of School Council events and activities

Please sign up to receive emails directly from School Council. You will be the first to hear about news and events that impact our kids, volunteering and fundraising opportunities, and outcomes from issues raised at school council meetings. You can sign up to receive emails at the following link: https://forms.gle/u4yufM8Yqxe2SG9J8.

Additionally, please consider following council’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofBandedPeakSociety

How to get involved

  • Attend meetings. Our next meeting, including AGM and elections is on May 18th at 6:30pm. We would love to see you there!
  • Stay engaged. If you have a concern or an idea to improve student learning please let us know! School Council can help you advocate and, in some cases, advocate on your behalf.
  • Sign up to receive our emails.
  • Volunteer. When School Council hosts an event or fundraiser we usually request volunteers through a SignUpGenius link. We are also always looking for people to join the executive and other committees.

Contact Us!

Send emails to schoolcouncilbp@gmail.com or reach out to individual board members at the emails below.

2022-2023 School Council Contacts

 

Rebecca Parzen
Chair             
rebeccaparzen@yahoo.com
Ainslie Campbell Vice Chair

 

Willow Carriere Secretary

willowaridley@hotmail.com

Dave Bopp Treasurer d.avidarthurbopp@gmail.com
Tova Schaefer Volunteer Coordinator tovaschaefer@gmail.com

 

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