School Council Information
What is School Council?
OLS School Council is a group of parents working with all OLS parents, teachers, administration, the community and Christ the Redeemer School Board to provide the school with the support needed to attain its mission to enhance and nurture the heart, mind and soul of all our students at OLS.
What Does OLS School Council Do?
OLS School Council meets on a monthly basis to discuss issues affecting our children’s education and seeks ways of optimizing student learning. School Council works as a team of parents, administration, the trustee and teachers to ensure school policies, programs and the allocation of funds best support learning. As a school council, we have a role in the development of the school’s programs and goals to enhance student learning. Council has hosted faith and social activities (such as our Week of Welcome, Advent Family Celebration Sunday and Mardi Gras Family Dance & Silent Auction), promoting school spirit with the sale of OLS clothing, sponsoring academic & cultural school presentations, supporting the library, providing milk and hot meals at lunch, funding academic and athletic awards and honoring graduates, students completing the sacraments and our staff. While the school council does fundraise for specific projects fundraising is neither the focus nor the mandate of the Council.
Why Join OLS School Council?
Involvement in School Council is a meaningful, “hands-on” way to have a direct, positive impact on your child’s educational experience. We hope you consider joining the OLS school council.
How to Volunteer?
You can …
- All parents, not just the council executive, are encouraged to join us at our monthly meetings held the first Thursday of the month in the OLS band room at 7 p.m. Babysitting is provided.
- Volunteer as a Room representative for your classroom.
- Help out with school programs. There are so many ways to be involved! Sign up for an activity at the beginning of September during Rev-Up (meet the teacher night), check out the school newsletter for great opportunities to volunteer or contact your child’s teacher for ways you could be involved in the classroom.