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School Advisory Council Bylaws

2020-21 School Advisory Council
(previously called Parent Council)

As previously circulated by e-mail, the first School Advisory Council (SAC) meeting will take place THIS TUESDAY Tuesday, October 6, 2020, from 6:30- 8:30 pm via Zoom.

  • Humbercrest PS parents/guardians of both “in-class” and “virtual” students are eligible to attend the meeting
  • Click here to review the Agenda for the first meeting
  • Click here to review the Minutes from our last meeting in January 2020

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE – required by Tuesday at 6:30 pm

2020-2021 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Six self-nominations forms were received online by last Tuesday’s deadline
  • As there are six positions to fill, no vote is required
  • The following incumbents will be acclaimed at the first meeting:
    • Heather Sinclair and Kristen Juschkewitsch as Council Co-chairs
    • Tammy Cruji as Secretary
    • Jim Witty as Treasurer
    • Laurie Lyle and Greg Schneider as Communications Co-Leads.

ZOOM MEETING DETAILS

  • You do not need a Zoom account to join the meeting; you can join using the browser on your computer, cell phone or tablet
  • Our SAC Zoom account will permit 100 participants
  • To join the Zoom meeting, click on the following link:
    https://zoom.us/j/97874767761?pwd=N1MzNXJzR1JpRnROSC9vN0w5RjJ2dz09
  • Meeting ID: 978 7476 7761, Passcode: SAC
  • A call-in option is not available at this time

ZOOM MEETING GUIDELINES

  • Once you join the meeting, please ensure your screen name is your first and last name so we can account for all participants and take accurate attendance
  • You are not required to have your video on, just your full name in the display
  • The Zoom meeting host and moderated will be Laurie Lyle, Communications for Humbercrest SAC
  • For our first meeting, all participants except the Executive committee, Principal and Vice-Principal will be muted throughout the meeting to minimize distractions
  • If you have questions, please submit them in advance, by Tuesday, October 6 at 12:00 noon to:
  • We’ve allocated time in our agenda to address pre-registered questions
  • Should you have a question during the meeting, please send it in the Zoom CHAT; Laurie will receive the chat message and communicate your query, time permitting
  • If a vote is required, please raise your hand on the screen

FEEDBACK
Our goal is to run an organized, informative meeting — communicating effectively in a timely manner. Of course, we welcome your feedback to improve where required. Feel free to share constructive points of consideration to the emails to council co-chairs [email protected] or [email protected] following the meeting.  As per usual, meeting minutes will be circulated by email and posted at humbercrestcouncil.ca

Join a Parent Council Committee

Parent Council determines which committees are needed each year.  These sub-committees are the “working groups” of our school council, the potential of which is limited only by your energy and enthusiasm. With a recently expanded roster of committees, to meet the diverse interests and talents of our school community, we hope you will find something that catches your eye!

Please join us in enriching our children’s educational experience at Humbercrest Public School.  CLICK HERE to sign-up for a committee!

 

Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night is Thursday, October 3, 2019 starting at 6:00 pm with a Meet and Greet in the Main Gym – Administration, Faculty and Parent Council will be welcoming families in the Senior Gym.  The evening’s program is geared towards parents and will provide an opportunity to visit your child’s classroom and hear from their teacher about this year’s program (note: two identical sessions will be offered in each classroom) and learn more about the Parent Council and how you can get involved.  Click here for the full schedule.

NEW Lunch Program

We are starting the school year with a change to our lunch programs. Real Food for Real Kids is no longer operational, and we are changing from Lunch Lady to Rose Reisman’s School Lunch Program – www.kidslunch.ca.

 

We will be piloting it on Fridays for 6 weeks.  The first lunch will be on Friday, September 27.  Registration is now open!  CLICK HERE for registration info, or look for the flyer in your child’s backpack.  School Password: HPS111

If the program is successful with families, we will be providing additional days throughout the week. All the food is purchased locally and made in a nut free kitchen.  Orders can be made online and lunches will be delivered to our lunchrooms.  For every meal purchased, Parent Council receives $.25 towards fundraising.

 

Back to School

Welcome Back!  School resumes Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

You will be notified of your child’s class by e-mail on Friday, August 30 in the late afternoon.  Please do not call the school.  The e-mail will be sent from Principal Simona Emiliani.  If by Friday evening you have not received an e-mail (and all parents/guardians have checked their e-mail and Junk Mail folders), then you can e-mail [email protected] to update your e-mail address and have class information sent to you over the weekend.  School staff will also be on hand Tuesday morning to provide teacher/class info.

To review the school schedule and important dates- including arrival times – please CLICK HERE.

Safety on the Streets

The Toronto Police Service is committed to working in partnership with schools, parents, and neighbourhoods to ensure the safety of children as they return to school.  CLICK HERE to find a document which includes useful information about how to keep school zones safe. We encourage you to share this information with your school community.

If you have a parking or traffic complaint, you can make a report through the Toronto Police Service website, www.torontopolice.on.ca.  Click on “Services” tab from the drop down box click on “Citizen Online Report Entry” and scroll down and click on “Driving Complaint” or “Immediate Parking Complaint” and report. 

We are also proving a letter explaining the changes to the The School Crossing Guard Program which take effect this month.

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