Parent Groups (School Council)
School Council’s purpose is to support and enhance student learning
Earl Buxton’s School Council is an organization of parents/guardians and school leadership which meets monthly to discuss and plan school activities and events. The School Council gives parents/guardians a voice in the decision making that affects the school, and ultimately their children. By being part of the discussion with the administration and fellow parents and guardians, they have a say in what goes on, from programming to how the school spends money.
Many of the school programs and services we've come to expect and enjoy are funded entirely or in part by the School Council. Not only does the School Council raise funds for the school, it also is instrumental in deciding how those funds are used -- from books in our library and classrooms to the Artist in Residence program to technology. School Council drives and helps fund many of the school’s popular programs, with monies raised going to support Lunch ‘n’ Learn, Hot Lunch, Club Moo, Artist in Residence, Healthy Earl Buxton, the Family Dance, as well as the school’s technology, reading, library, gym and other programs.
Dates and times of meetings are announced on SchoolZone, through the school newsletter and on the outdoor school sign. If you have any questions regarding the School Council, please contact Chair Tara Middleton at email@example.com.
2020-2021 School Council Executive Team:
Tara Middleton, Chair
Tove Nielsen, Vice-Chair
Sue Burke, Secretary
Laurie Frank, Treasurer
PARENT PAIRING PROGRAM
The Earl Buxton Parent Pairing program is a voluntary program organized by the School Council which acts as a “buddy program” between parents that are new to the school with parents of current students. The goal of this program is to provide parents with another resource for connecting with and learning about the inclusive and welcoming Earl Buxton school community. New parents can draw on the experiences of current parents by asking questions related to typical routines, activities, etc at the school. The frequency and method of communication is up to the “buddies”. If you have any questions, please email them to EBParentPairing@gmail.com