The Westmount Charter School Council is thrilled to welcome you to the 2020 – 2021 school year!  The Council takes this opportunity to especially welcome the new students and their families to the School.

What is the School Council?

“…structured groups of parents, principals, teachers, secondary students, and community representatives who work together to effectively support and enhance student learning.”

From: http://www.albertaschoolcouncils.ca/?Councils

Every parent of a Westmount student is a member of Westmount’s School Council! Our role is to partner with the school administration to support students in achieving their full personal potential from the inside-out.

We encourage you to become involved through School Council to learn more about school activities, offer feedback to school administration and support the students of Westmount. Visit the Parents section on http://westmountcharter.com/ for more information and look for announcements about the following Council-organized activities:

  • Coffee Talks (informal discussions with one of the Principals)
  • Parent Education sessions (focused on gifted education and parenting gifted children)
  • Fundraising initiatives to support school field trips, experiential learning opportunities and more
  • Monthly Council meetings (each with a different focus, all parents are welcome)

Within the COVID-19 scenario, the School Council has actively and strongly engaged in supporting the School Administration and teachers in creating plans for the education of kids in the new school year. This included completing surveys, participating in the meetings and providing feedback on the plans. The attendance of families at the virtual meetings has been outstanding, and so have been their suggestions and questions on the educational activities during these uncertain times. The uncertainty was further highlighted by the change in the public health advisories over the weekend; and it can be said with confidence that such uncertainty will be our companion over the coming months.

The School Council normally meets in the first week of each month. This month we will schedule a meeting later in September after a few days of the School.

How to stay informed, involved and supportive of our school?

Subscribe to our occasional email updates to stay informed – opt into our email list at: http://bit.ly/wcscouncil

Or you can reach the Council email at schoolcouncil@westmountcharter.com.

Look forward to meeting with you!

 

Your School Council Executive

 

Ameet, Ashley, Baljit, Dawn, Kathy, Kelly, Kim, Navdeep, Peter, Roti, Thomas

Chair: Baljit Singh; Vice-Chair:  Roti Akinsanmi; Treasurer:  Navdeep Kailey; Secretary:  Ameet Kooner; Communications Director:  Kathy Good; Fundraising Director:  Kim Anthony; Parent Engagement Director:  Ashley Wilford-Matthews; Special Events Director:  Thomas Chan; Director-at-Large:  Kelly Poon; Director-at-Large:  Dawn Courtman; Board Liaison & Community Liaison: Peter Khu