Welcome to the Harrison School Council Page!

Our 2019 - 2020 Council Members

Co -Chair: Liz Parker, Co-Chair – Amanda Bottomley

Treasure: Andrew Pullman, Co-Treasure Kim Anglehart

Secretary: Wendy Pons

Fundraising Chair: Kim Anglehart

Voting Members:

PIC Rep – Vanessa Mitchelmore

Super Council Rep – Jodi Bagley


About the Council

We meet on the second Monday of the month. We hear about initiatives happening at the school both from a school culture perspective and academic perspective. We assist with fundraising events and discuss how to best align the use of these funds with the School Improvement Plan to support student achievement. If this is something you would be interested in, please come out and join us. All are welcome!

Keep informed! - Below please find the last meeting minutes...

Parent Council Meeting Minutes

Harrison Public School, Georgetown

June 2, 2021; 6:00 pm

Attendees: Tony Churchill (Principal), Katelyn Scott (teacher representative), Albert Yam, Laura Nixon, Liz Parker (acting president), Wendy Pons (secretary)

Principals Report

  • School has been online since the spring break, but lots of great things/events have still been happening for the students

  • Since students have not been at school, work has been done around the school, which included having all of the exterior doors replaced. The gym floor will also be replaced before the next school year.

  • The school has been given an $80,000 grant to develop an outdoor classroom which will involve planting trees and creating outdoor seating.

  • Underground work is going to be done to improve the drainage in the yard. This will reduce the flooding that often happens each year.

  • The school will be getting upgrades to have air conditioning installed in the next 2 years.

  • There will be a year end celebration for grade 5’s on June 23rd at 9am, which will likely be online.


Anti-racism update

  • The grade 3-5’s had an assembly from Anthony McLean on anti-black racism and the work that still needs to be done. It was well received.

  • There was an evening event in Halton hills to discuss wants and needs with racialized parents for children in our schools, which was a good start to the discussions that need to occur.

  • An Unlearn event open to parents happened as well


Finances

  • The total balance in the school account is $2887.00 + $1380.00 given to the school from grants

  • Tony and Katelyn suggested that some of the PIP money was used to put together take home packages for all the students to continue learning, in a fun way, during the summer. The council agreed this was a good idea.

  • Packages will include activities for literacy, numeracy, fine motor tasks etc.

The future of the Parent Council

  • There was discussion on what parent council will look like next year. There is a need to get more parents involved in the Council and possibly have a mix of a virtual and in-person Council.

  • Action item for all members: to think about how to get more parents involved in Council for the 2021-22 school year.


Next Meeting: will be held in late August, early September




Current Fundraising Initiatives

Spring Fundraiser - Purdy's chocolate - launching March 12th

Boston Pizza - Every Monday - purchase Lunchboxorders.com by noon on Sundays

2019 - 2020 Fundraising Goals and Possible Initiatives / Purchases

The fundraising goal for this year will be $10,000. (So far, January 2020, we have raised just over $5000 - thanks so much!)

Options include: ideas related to earth friendly/environment , wellness, giving back to the kids etc., updating technology

Reusable water bottle with Husky logo to give back to the kids

Performance, X movement; Jungle Sport ($3000), Rocks and Rings ($300)

Tech: $1529 per projector (2 more for this year); Chrome books $286 (10-15 more) Headphones (unknown cost); Ipads $400, data projectors, projector installations $375

Kindergarden yard- trike path must be adjusted- (painting $300-500)

Carpet for the risers ($400-500)

Gardening and greening ask for donations or purchase(?)

Outside activities or something for the students to play with- Game tables? Pails and shovels? Outdoor chalk boards, Lower basketball hoops ($1500)

Grade five end of year trip

(Money raised last year was used to help update Library Furniture and some of the additions to the K yard (planters, seating) outdoor equipment for start of the next school year, Grade 5 field trip.)

Next meeting date: April 8th, 2020