“Each TDSB school is required to have a school council made up of the principal, parents, teachers, support staff, students (secondary schools), and community members.
The purpose of the council is to actively engage parents to improve student success. It also provides a regular opportunity for its members to discuss how to make the school a better place for learning for its students. The principal brings important information about the school to the school council. The school council, in turn, advises the principal on matters related to the learning goals of the school, the school’s policies and procedures, students’ needs, activities and resources for students and parents, and ways of involving parents in the life of the school.” – TDSB School Matters
Elkhorn School Advisory Council engages the parents through many school/community events and fundraising activities.
Our fundraising initiatives help to support many school programs, to benefit all students such as:
- playscape / playground replacement
- subsidizing school trips (buses/activity cost)
- new musical instruments
- new physical education equipment
- technology in the classrooms
- funding visiting artists and authors
The Elkhorn School Advisory Council
Elkhorn’s School Advisory Council (SAC) is a self-governing, parent-run volunteer organization that represents the interests of parents, families and student caregivers at Elkhorn Public School. Elkhorn’s SAC is lead by an Executive Committee composed of Co-Chairs, Treasurer and Secretary. There are also various committees and sub-committees that provide key functions and programming related to parent, family and student caregiver interests at Elkhorn. SAC meetings are held on a monthly basis throughout the school year, which are open for all parents to attend. The meetings provide a forum to convey information from the executive and committees to the parent body and also provide an opportunity to discuss relevant issues faced by SAC and Elkhorn parents. The SAC meetings are also attended by the Principal of the school and at least one teacher. The Principal provides a report at these meetings, and school issues are discussed in relation to this report.
Our Guiding Principle
“Elkhorn Public School Advisory Council (SAC), in partnership with the school community, is dedicated to providing the best learning environment, enabling all students to reach their full potential.”
Some of the key functions provided by Elkhorn’s SAC include:
- Governance of financial matters including budget management, and fund allocation.
- Development and execution of fund raising initiatives
- Coordination with School Administration and TDSB on school-related issues
- Coordination of programming initiatives such as movie nights, pizza lunches, lunch and after school programs
- Coordination of special events such as the Welcome Back BBQ
- Advocacy for safety, nutrition and improved learning resources
Elkhorn SAC Bylaws were last amended September, 2016. The Bylaws help define the SAC’s purpose, explain how the SAC will be structured and describe its rights and responsibilities, all in accordance with the rules and regulations as set forth under Ontario Regulation 612/00 SACs and Parent Involvement Committees made pursuant to the Education Act (Ontario).