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If you have any questions about the different opportunities to contribute to the School Council, please contact any of the executive members or email epkparentcouncil@gmail.com

School Council Meetings will be held on the fourth (or fifth) Tuesday of every month at 7pm (with some exceptions). Due to modernization construction, the location of the  meetings will be Online through Google Meet. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Find out first-hand how to get involved, and get an inside view of the why and how of ÉPK.

 

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We encourage you to be an active participant in your child's learning.  It is known that children whose parents are involved in their child's school have a higher degree of success in school.  Parents are encouraged to volunteer for special faith and culture events.  

School Council Brochure

Thank You to the parents who are generously sharing their time and gifts to enrich the student's learning, faith and culture experiences at EPK. 

School Council Bylaws and Procedures

School Council cheques - When writing a cheque to the School Council, please make the cheques payable to the EPK School Association.

School Council 3-year Plan


This year, your School Council worked with the Alberta School Council Association (ASCA), parents and staff to draft a 3 year plan for our School Council, which can be found here. The intent of the 3 year plan is to act as a guiding post to help direct future council executives and parents on school council with their planning and fundraising that aligns with the school's 3 year assurance plan. This is a living document and we invite feedback and ideas to contribute. If you have any feedback or questions or there is an area you are interested in getting involved in, please contact us at: epkparentcouncil@gmail.com

2020 - 2021 School Council Executive Team

Monique Gagnon – Chair

Krystal Gaudet – Vice Chair

Leanne Starko – Treasurer

Lam Le – Fundraising Chair

Heather Bonokoski – Secretary

 

School Council Minutes for 2019-2020

Check back here for past school council meeting minutes. They will be posted the month following the meeting. (September's minutes will be posted after acceptance at the October's meeting).

September 2019 school council minutes

October 2019 school council minutes

November 2019 school council minutes

There is no meeting in December

January 2020 school council minutes

February 2020 school council minutes

There was no meeting in March

April 2020 school council minutes

There was no meeting in May 

June 2020 school council minutes

School Council Meeting

École Père Kenneth Kearns Catholic School

May 25, 2021 (location: Google Meets)

 

IN ATTENDANCE

Monique Gagnon – Chair

Krystal Gaudet – Vice Chair

Leanne Starko – Treasurer

Heather Bonokoski - Secretary

Alli Sywenky

Karleen Jones – 1M

Candice Fawcus

Kalay Dumont – 3LA

Jania Balog

Nicole Siegel – K (T/Th) and 3B

Morgan P.

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL STAFF

Mme. Julie Lafrance

Mme. Janelle Tremblay

Mme Jacqueline Dargis-Boucher

 

 

I.     Call to Order

  1. Monique Gagnon called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm
  2. Opening Prayer (Mme LaFrance)
  1. Motion to approve Minutes from April 2021: 1st – Jania Balog and 2nd – Candice Fawcus
  2. Motion to approve of Agenda: 1st – Kalay Dumont and 2nd – Candice Fawcus

 

II.    Old Business

N/A

 

III.  Reports from Council

  1. Administrative Report (J. LaFrance)
    • Not too much to
    • Very happy to have the kids back in the school; hoping they will not have to go online again.
    • Renovations are wrapping up with fencing completed and landscaping

 

  1. Executive Report – (M. Gagnon)
    • Grade 4 Gifts
      • Staples will be contributing again this
      • Monique will start shopping next

o We will also add a Shack a Patate gift card to once again to thank Ray for his generous support of our school.

  • Year in Review Read
    • Sneeze guard review and thank you to volunteers

 

  • Booster Juice fundraiser was a success and will be re-visited in the future
  • Epicure was also a fundraiser we would do again, Thank you Candice Berger
  • Shack A Patate & Thank you to Ray for his generosity
  • Corn Roast – we handed out Popcorn Twists and made it special in spite of covid
  • Council gave Christmas gift card donations to EPK families
  • Thank you Heather Hill for looming all of the belts and to Erin Prefontaine who will oversee this tradition moving forward
  • Council approved funding virtual field trips for all classes
  • Thank you to Lam and Headquarters restaurant for Shrove Tuesday pancake breakfast
  • Prairie Gourmet fundraiser was our best perogie sales to date
  • Council provided an open tab at Roasti a couple of times to show support to our staff
  • Council felt a little lost in this pandemic year but it was nice to find creative ways to let the teachers and students know that we are still here to support the school.
  • Thank you’s to our executive team members for all their hard work and continued commitment
  • Thank you to our admin team and all of our teachers for being consistent with communication and supportive of Council
  • Thank you to Janelle for continuing to liaise between council and teachers, and attending our meetings
  • Thank you to ALL our class reps for their support, attending meetings, and communicating with parents. It’s been a tough year to feel like parents are an important part of the school community so we appreciate you all sticking with us and we hope we will be back in- person soon and that spirit will return!
  • Looking Ahead
    • Monique showed some photos of the renovations including where the EPK Council items will be stored and hot lunch will be
    • During the school modernization some Council items were lost and we will be seeking an increase in the budget to fund the replacement.

 

  1. Upcoming Events and Celebrations (M.Gagnon)
    • June 2nd – Early Dismissal
    • June 18th – Sports Day BBQ
    • June 24/25 – Distribution of Grade 4 gifts
    • June 25th – Last Day of Instruction
      • M/W – last day is Wednesday, June 16th
      • Tue/Thu – last day is Friday, June 18th

 

 

IV.  New Business

  1. Nominations for council next year:
    • The positions of Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary are available for
    • The positions of Treasurer and Fundraising fall under
    • Lam Le has stepped down from Fundraising Chair, Heather Bonokoski will fill the position until elections at the Societies AGM in October.
    • Anyone interested is invited to put their name
    • Position terms are for 2

o   Chair

  • Nomination called
  • Monique Gagnon nominated for the position of Chair
  • Vote - All in favour of Monique Gagnon as Chair
  • Position term from June 2021 to AGM in 2023

o   Vice Chair

  • Nomination called
  • Krystal Gaudet nominated for the position of Vice Chair
  • Vote - All in favour of Krystal Gaudet as Vice Chair
  • Position term from June 2021 to AGM in 2023

o   Secretary

  • Nomination called
  • Allie Sywenky nominated for the position of Secretary
  • Vote - All in favour of Allie Sywenky as Secretary
  • Position term from June 2021 to AGM in 2023

 

  1. Welcome Back Night
    • Want to be positive about the new school year and we’re planning for a welcome back night!

 

V.   Adjournment

  • Motion to adjourn meeting 7:30 pm; 1st – Nicole Siegel and 2nd – Jania Balog

 

 

 

The next School Council Meeting TBC

 

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School Societies Association Meeting École Père Kenneth Kearns Catholic School

May 25, 2021 (location: Google Meets)

 

IN ATTENDANCE

Monique Gagnon – Chair

Krystal Gaudet – Vice Chair

Leanne Starko – Treasurer

Heather Bonokoski - Secretary

Alli Sywenky

Karleen Jones – 1M

Candice Fawcus

Kalay Dumont – 3LA

Jania Balog

Nicole Siegel – K (T/Th) and 3B

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL STAFF

Mme. Julie Lafrance

Mme. Janelle Tremblay

Mme Jacqueline Dargis-Boucher

 

 

I.     Call to Order

  1. Monique Gagnon called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm

 

II.    Treasurer’s Report (L. Starko)

  1. Munchalunch cheques
    • Reminder to parents who have not cashed their refund cheques to do so as soon as possible.
    • If you do not have an opportunity to go to the bank, remember you can also complete an electronic deposit using the banking app.
  2. Teacher reimbursement
  1. Reminder that receipts for teacher reimbursement are required
  2. Requests need to be in Canadian Dollars. Please convert from US to Canadian dollars using exchange rate from date of
  3. Request receipts be submitted by June
  4. Budget Requests for September
    • Leanne Starko put forward a motion to approve funding of $1,500 for a Welcome Back event in
      • Budget request is $1,500
      • Monique Gagnon provided a 2nd
      • Unanimous vote, motion approved
    • Leanne Starko put forward a motion to approve funding of $1,000 to replace missing School Council items and additional supplies
      • Budget request is $1,100
      • Monique Gagnon provided a 2nd
      • Unanimous vote, motion approved


III.  New Business

  • No new business

I.     Adjournment

  • Motion to adjourn meeting 7:57 pm; 1st – Alli Sywenky and 2nd – Candice Fawcus