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...

March 4th, 2020

School Council Meeting Minutes


-Tony Churchill, Amanda Bottomley (co-chair), Liz Parker (Chair), Andrew Pullman (treasurer), Community partners: Cheryl Deszpoth

Regrets: Jodi Bagley, Susan Smith, Vanessa Mitchelmore, Wendy Pons (secretary), Heather Haslam-Smith, YMCA community partner

  • Amanda calls the meeting to order

  • Principal's report - thanks for work on Dance-a-thon and it was very successful
    • Want to confirm what we have agreed to in terms of funds.
      • indoor/outdoor stage carpet (price pending ~$500?) - YES
      • Installation of data projector ($375 x2) - YES
      • Landscaping JK (~$1375) - YES
      • Grade 5 event (ideas to be provided including $) - TBC
      • Environmental (plants) - Finalize at April meeting
      • Games for yard/event for school such as Junglesport - Finalize at April meeting

  • Stephanie Barrington
    • Community activator (engage community in physical activity etc.)
    • Open streets events (close street and do activities such as ball hockey, yoga, etc) - Farmer’s Market “Bike It”
    • Park openings, yoga in the park, free community activities
    • “community better challenge” June 1 - 21st. Halton Hills #9 in Canada in 2019 (Participaction app)
      • Schools can participate (can we run an event at the BBQ to add “active time” to help Halton Hills win!)

- At wellness event could do a pop-up event with outdoor activities

      • Stephanie to confirm cost for Pound Instructor
      • PYC Yoga instructor who is interested in participating in community events


  • COVID-19 update
  • parents asking lots of questions RE: how to be prepared - call health department

- Cheryl is unable to work in the school while she works on the task force as she has to be available to answer questions from the public.

- Wellness Event

  • May 7th - 6-8pm
  • “My Fit Little Foodie”, “Epicure” - email to be sent to council to ask if they can come to April meeting with possible vendor idea. Kim to put post on Facebook group.
  • Prize to draw people out event (swim/skate passes? Stephanie to look into this for us)

- Fundraising Totals

  • $2350 (Purdy’s + Mom’s Pantry)
  • ~$3000 (Dance-a-thon)
  • New account total ~$8000
  • leaves us with about $3000 to be allocated to school

- Purdy’s Spring Campaign

  • to raise money for a fun activity for school (Junglesport - Tony to get availability and cost, Rocks for Rings - Kim to get availability and cost, Observatory - Kim to get availability and cost) and improvements to playground (basketball nets, tables etc).
  • Ask Suzanne Burwell to attend parent council meeting to discuss items that could be

installed in playground

- Give away’s

  • water bottle preference for stainless/aluminum Liz to get quote - Red bottle with sport cap, Harrison logo blank spot for name. -~260

- End of year BBQ - Thursday June 4th

  • Kim to send out the general email for prize donations

- Any other business

  • parking on Rexway issue in mornings Drew to call the town
  • For April Agenda - Focus on Wellness table top and End of year BBQ
  • Possible Food for BBQ - FOOD TRUCKS - Drew to investigate
  • Kim to look at Hog Dog Central and Plant society.

- Next meeting Wednesday, April 8th - 6:30pm

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