School Council GIF

Our Mission Statement 

The mission of the Smithson School Council is to support the creation of a safe, positive learning environment that encourages all parents or guardians to assume a responsible and active role in educational programs and services offered. We will provide opportunities for the sharing or exchanging of knowledge, opinions, and ideas on topics which affect the entire school community.

Who we are

The Smithson School Council is an advisory group that is a vital part of this school’s activities, meeting at least four (4) times per year.

Role of the School Council 

Through the active participation of parents or guardians, to improve student achievement and to share information with parents and the community, we want to help build a strong sense of community at our school, benefiting parents, the staff, the Principal and, most importantly, the students. It promotes communication and involvement in the school and a sense of pride and ownership.

Our first meeting of 2019-20 was held September 18, 2019. At this time, we determined this year’s executive members:

  • Co-Chairs: Ashley Harasym & Jennah Karmaschek
  • Treasurer: Karn Denkers
  • Secretary : Serenity Robertson
  • Fundraising Reps:  Becky Mitchell & Marilyn Arbuckle
  • Teacher Reps:  Laura Slemmon & Barb Kelly

You are always welcome to join council meetings! Our meetings are held from 6-7:30 in the school library, typically on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday October 9th.   Keep an eye out on School Day for more information.