Parents are valued partners who play an integral role in their child’s learning. We encourage parents to be involved in their child’s education and welcome you at the school. All parents are invited to participate in School Council as well as to support the school in other ways. You can be involved in ways such as helping in the library, reading with a student, assisting in the classroom, going on field trips or sharing a special interest or talent.
The School Council consists of the principal, one teacher and parents elected for the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Elections are held at the Annual General Meeting in September. Volunteers are also requested for the positions of hot lunch coordinator and fundraising coordinator.
The role of the Council is to advise the principal on matters involving the school and its students. The School Council meets monthly on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the school library. All parents of students registered at Linsford Park School are encouraged to attend these meetings.
There are several types of volunteer opportunities at Linsford:
All parents are encouraged to actively support the school program by:
•attending special events.
•reading newsletters and teacher’s notes.
•knowing school rules, program expectations, discipline policies, and grading practices.
•participating in parent-teacher conferences.
•encouraging, supporting, and modelling positive attitudes about education.
•talking with students about school, interests, and friends.
Parents and interested adults are encouraged to volunteer their services to the school. A Volunteer Handbook is available upon request.
Volunteers can take an active role in the Linsford Park Parents’ Association, and its various programs and activities.
All volunteers will respect the confidentiality of the teacher and the children, and refrain from discussing them outside the school situation. If you have any questions or concerns, share them with the teacher.