Wednesday, 12 December 2018

NOVEMBER PARENT COUNCIL MINUTES + FINANCIAL STATEMENT


Hello, everyone!

Please download the approved minutes from our November 20 Parent Council meeting by clicking on this link   (this document also includes Ward 7 meeting minutes) and the November financial statement is here.  

At last parent council meeting we determined that an interim Parent Council Chair was not necessary at this time.  We will hold an election for this position at the next parent council meeting, which has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 15th at 7:00 pm.

Wondering what it takes to be Parent Council Chairperson?  According to the TDSB binder on all things Parent Council, here is the low down!  "The Chair or Co-Chairs acts as the primary representative of the school Council and leads School Council meetings.  The Chair/Co-Chairs will:
  • Arrange meetings
  • Prepare agenda
  • Chair the council meetings
  • Ensure the minutes of the council meetings are recorded & maintained
  • Encourage consensus among School Council members & facilitate the resolution of conflict
  • Establish sub-committees when deemed advisable
  • Communicate with the school principal on behalf of the council"
Want to share this role with a friendly, fellow IRC Parent?  You got it!  As noted above, Co-Chair is absolutely an option and last night we began to discuss how the responsibilities of this role might naturally be split.  Note: This parent council executive term runs until September 30, 2019.

If you are interested, or if you have any questions, please email me (Amanda) and plan to come to the January 15 meeting! 

Thank-you, 
-IRC Parent Council 
 

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

GIVING TUESDAY

Did you know that today is “Giving Tuesday”?  The Tuesday after Cyber Monday has become a time for giving back to charities and local community organizations. This Giving Tuesday, the IRC Parent Council would like you to consider us as your charity of choice! 

In addition to funding enhancements to our children’s school experience (i.e. Scientist in the School, arts presentations, athletic equipment, etc.), your donations may help us with some new projects that Parent Council does not have the funds to support today:
  • Library upgrade: To build a comprehensive book collection with an equity lens
  • Robotics Club: There is interest in starting a small robotics team at IRC
  • Arts: We are in need of a new piano or an expensive repair to the one we have
  • Special Education classroom equipment
  • And much more!
For the first time ever, IRC Parent Council is able to accept online donations and provide donors with tax receipts!  These donations are completely anonymous.  We will not know who did/did not donate or how much was given by whom.

Donating to IRC Parent Council is very easy! You will be able to pay via credit card (Hello, Rewards Points!) and a charitable tax receipt will be emailed to you directly.  

Just follow these easy steps:
  1. Log onto your TDSB School Cash Online account (the same one currently used for paying for school field trips and extra curricular activities).
  2. Once logged in, click on the tab that says “Make a Donation”
  3. Fill in the necessary details and choose the amount you want to donate (minimum $20 to receive a charitable tax receipt)
  4. Choose from the drop down menu which school you want (Please make sure it says Indian Road Crescent Junior Public School – If is doesn’t, the money will NOT come to IRC Parent Council)
  5. Once you have filled in the form, complete the transaction and a charitable tax receipt will be emailed to the address you have provided.
Unable to donate today?  Don’t worry! You can donate to IRC Parent Council at any time! Helpful reminder: make the donation before December 31, 2018 to get a charitable donation receipt for this income tax year.

Thank you for considering our request.  Happy Giving Tuesday!

-IRC Parent Council

OCTOBER PARENT COUNCIL MINUTES + FINANCIALS

Parent Council Meeting Minutes from our October 2019 meeting, can be downloaded here.

October Financial Update is available for download here.

Ward 7 update also available.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

REMINDER - MOVIE NIGHT THIS FRIDAY!!!

MOVIE NIGHT REMINDER- Friday November 23

Our first Movie Night Fundraiser of the school year is this Friday in the IRC Gym!  We are showing Hotel Transylvania 3. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Movie starts at 7:00 pm.  There will be pizza, popcorn and treats for sale.  It is a pay-what-you-can admission or a suggested $5 donation.  

For an additional $5, you can purchase a "VIP Seat" at the back of the gym! There are still spots left! Please email Melissa at melissa.denomme@gmail.com  to reserve your spot. 

These fundraisers support important IRC Parent Council initiatives that enhance our children's learning experience.  We hope you will attend Movie Night and, better still, consider volunteering!  If you can help with set-up, concession sales or clean-up please email Katie Rybnikar at kat.rybnikar@gmail.com.

POP UP BAKE SALE  - Baked Goods Needed!

Parent council will be having a pop up bake sale before the evening presentation of "The Secret Lives of Toads" on Tuesday, December 4th in the IRC Gym.

At this time we are asking for donations of baked goods such as cookies, cupcakes, brownies and muffins, to sell at the pop up sale.  If time is tight and there’s no time to bake, we will gladly accept store purchased items.  A friendly reminder that all baked goods should be peanut and tree nut free.

If you are interested in donating some goods please email Melissa at melissa.denomme@gmail.com.

COMING SOON - October Parent Council Meeting Minutes & Financial Statement!

Thanks,
Amanda 

Sunday, 18 November 2018

IRC MOVIE NIGHT - FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23rd


NEXT PARENT COUNCIL MEETING - TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20th

Hello, everyone!

This is a reminder that our monthly Parent Council Meeting is being held next Tuesday, November 20th at 7:00 pm in the Staff Room You can download the agenda for the meeting here Everyone is welcome!  

*We moved the regularly-scheduled Parent Council Meeting to next week in order to accommodate Principal Ghabrial's visit to Mono Cliffs with the Grade 6s this week.  Thank you for understanding*

Our first Movie Night Fundraiser of the school year is next Friday, November 23 in the IRC Gym!  We are showing Hotel Transylvania 3. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Movie starts at 7:00 pm.  There will be pizza, popcorn and treats for sale.  It is a pay-what-you-can admission or a suggested $5 donation.  For an additional $5, you can purchase a "VIP Seat" at the back of the gym! Please email Melissa at melissa.denomme@gmail.com by November 22 to reserve your spot.  See attached poster.

These fundraisers support important IRC Parent Council initiatives that enhance our children's learning experience.  We hope you will attend Movie Night and, better still, consider volunteering!  If you can help with set-up, concession sales or clean-up please email Katie Rybnikar at kat.rybnikar@gmail.com.

Have a great weekend,

Amanda White-Pressey