Every parent/legal guardian of a student at Connect Charter School is a member of our School Council. The executive group is elected / acclaimed annually at an AGM in spring, as the face of our School Council, but every parent is part of this group and has a voice at our school. The Balzac Meats fundraiser and Fun Lunch committee both operate under School Council and raise money for these school-based fundraising programs. School Council has a small annual budget provided by Connect, used for parent engagement initiatives (welcome back coffee, new family orientation, etc.)
Connect Charter School Parent Society is comprised of parent members of our school, and is responsible for all activities that involve AGLC licences such as casinos and raffles. The Society is incorporated under the Societies Act and as such operates in a coordinated but independent manner from School Council. CCPS’s mandate is the same as that of School Council: to support the mission, vision, and goals of the school. Eligibility for casinos is every 18-24 months, and the society recruits all volunteers for staffing the 2 day event. Casinos provide approximately $64,000 that is available for purchasing items essential to the enhancement of student learning.
Meetings of School Council and Parent Society take place throughout the year. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
2020/2021 Meeting dates:
Please visit our Connect Charter School Facebook Group (this is a closed group for parents of Connect students only – search “Connect Charter School Parents” closed group on Facebook and answer the admission questions).