School Council

Mission Statement

Our School Council is committed to enriching our children’s educational community and maintaining their enthusiasm as life-long learners. 


Our School Council

An active school council meets every second month (the last Thursday of the month at 7:15 pm) to discuss school programs, school policy, current educational issues and ways to enhance the educational endeavors of the school.  ALL parents are members of the School Council and are encouraged to be part of this advisory board. 


2017/2018 School Council Executive

Chairperson: Angela Wyhman Richter -

Vice Chairperson: Michelle Huston


Kim Willington

Veronica Whitbread


Staff Representative(s):

Tracy Somers-Brown

Tracy Duckett

Christine Graves


Project Information

The School Council organizes a number of activities for students in the school, including monthly hot lunches & special snacks, family dances, family movie nights, and the White Elephant sale.

The School Council also fund raises to ensure that programs are affordable and accessible to ALL students and their families at JS. They run a variety of fundraising activities at different times throughout the year including AD-Mazing coupon books and QSP Magazine sales. School Council also participates in Boston Pizza’s School Fundraising program.  Simply collect receipts when you have dined at BP’s anywhere north of Airdrie and send them to school. A portion of the total goes back to the School Council. It can add up fast!

Watch for details on new and upcoming events happening at EJSMS!


Next Parent Council Meetings 2017/2018:

November 23 @ 7:15pm: Ecole James S. McCormick School

January 25 @ 7:15pm: Ecole James S. McCormick School

April 26 @ 7:15pm: Ecole James S. McCormick School

May 31 @ 7:15pm: Ecole James S. McCormick School


Agendas From Past Meetings:



Minutes From Past Meetings:

Ecole James S. McCormick School

School Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, November 29, 2017


1.0 Call to Order

2.0 Approval of the Agenda

3.0 Minutes:

a. Corrections to the Minutes from October 20, 2017

b. Business Arising from the Minutes   

c. Milk: has been cancelled. Still looking into other suppliers.

d. Approval of the Minutes

4.0 Reports

            4.1 Fundraising

a. Magazines - do not have an update at this time

            4.2 Hot Lunch

a. Numbers are way down. Feedback we are hearing is people are struggling with the Parent Portal.

            4.3 White Elephant Sale

  1. Where should money go?

5.0 New Business

            5.1: Christmas Concerts: Bake Sale, Seat Sale, Best Seats in the House

6.0 Adjournment: Next meeting is January 25, 2018 at 715.



Ecole James S. McCormick School

School Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Present: Angela Wymann-Richter    Veronica Whitbread Tracy Duckett       Kim Willington

Michelle Huston Tracy Somers-Brown        Christine Graves


1.0 The meeting was called to order at 7:15.

2.0 Kim moved acceptance of the agenda.

3.0 Election of Officers:

3.1 Chair - Angela

3.2 Vice-Chair - Michelle

3.3 Directors - Kim, Veronica

4.0 Reports

4.1 Fundraising

4.1.1 - ADmazing Savings Coupon Book - The 3 sellers need to combine their amounts to determine the total sold, but there were not as many sold as last year.  

4.1.2 - Magazines - The leaflets go home next week.

4.2 Hot Lunch - Sales are down for the first two lunches, but the issues with the new PowerSchool payment process are possibly to blame.

4.3 Milk - There was a conversation about the frustration with the poor service. Milk is not being delivered on occasion and the right amounts of white vs chocolate aren’t always being delivered. Kim moved we discontinue the contract and review options. Michelle seconded. Carried.

4.4 White Elephant Sale - The dates have been selected as December 4-6. They will set up on the morning of the 4th, start selling that afternoon, and take down the afternoon of December 6th.

4.5 Community Building - Angela invited everyone to consider ideas for bringing the community out and getting families together.

5.0 New Business

5.1 School Council Budget - Items considered: Trickster Theatre, $100.00 per class or room, field trip busing, year-end swim, chain-link fence for greenspace, outdoor classroom.

Motion: Kim moved to cover the balance of Trickster Theatre and provide classroom and specialists with $100.00 each. Michelle seconded. Carried.

The budget will continue to be revisited over the year, depending on how fundraising goes.

5.2 Crosswalk Update - It was explained that EAs can work more hours per day this year, so they can help in the crosswalk rather than having volunteers.

5.3 ACE Plan - ACE stands for Action, Collaboration, Evidence. The plan will be posted on the school’s new website and members are asked to look at it before the next meeting. A Google doc will be created so members can provide input or feedback. Tracy explained the government’s accountability pillar survey only reflects the teachers in our school, so another survey will be developed for parents which will provide more relevant data to the school. A Google doc will be created so parents can enter possible survey questions to meet their needs. For example, do you prefer fundraising dollars be spent on science (eg., Telus World of Science),more fine arts, sports, etc.

6.0 The meeting adjourned at 8:35. The next meeting will take place Thursday, November 23 @ 7:15