Parent Council

Family and Community Supports

If you or someone you know is struggling financially, emotionally, or really in any way, Strathcona County Family and Community Supports (FCS) has a main intake line, which is designed to streamline referrals and make accessing support a simpler process.

    • The number is 780-464-4044 or visit Strathcona.ca/wellbeing
    • Free service
    • Hours are Monday and Friday 8:30am-4:30pm and Tues-Thurs 8:30am-8:30pm.
    • Modes of contact include virtual meets, in-person, or phone call, depending on situation.

 

Stay in Touch!

Your Parent Council and Fundraising Society has an official FACEBOOK page!  The goal of this group is to share Parent Council & Fundraising information and events at Wes Hosford. 

Join us and stay up to date on Parent Council and Fundraising Society events in the school!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1506976802908895/

Click ‘JOIN’ to get regular updates and make sure you set the ‘get notifications’ button to receive the updates on your newsfeed.

 

2020 - 21 Wes Hosford School Council Executive

Thank you to:

Chair -- Caitlin Havens

Vice Chair -- Kya Martin 

Secretary -- Amy Power

You can contact the School Council by e-mail at whfparentcouncil@gmail.com

Role of School Council

ROLE OF THE SCHOOL COUNCIL (S.C.)

The School Council is made up of parents and community members.  Executive members are elected annually.  The S.C. Executive has the authority and responsibility to appoint representatives from the school family to deal with specific issues such as:

1.     Provide advice on the school's mission, vision and philosophy.

2.     Provide advice on policies, the school education plan and the school budget.

3.     Provide a forum that permits issues to be brought forward to the agenda, in advance of the meeting.

4.     Solicit and encourage maximum support from families within the school.

5.     Build on positive relationships with the Elk Island School Board and Central Office. 

6.     Establish committees as necessary.

Please note that references, whether in a positive or negative light, to individual students, families or staff members is not permitted. Accolades and/or concerns are to be discussed in broad terms at meetings. When these are brought forward for consideration for the agenda, the Chair and the Principal will determine appropriateness.

Wes Hosford is very fortunate in having an active School Council.  The role of the School Council (S.C.) is very important to our school.  S.C. executive members represent the parents at large, coordinate activities for the school and bring community concerns to the principal.

As parents of children attending Wes Hosford School, you are automatically a member of this group.  We look forward to your participation, and encourage you to attend meetings.  Parents who take on the role of classroom parent representative are part of the School Council team, and they should attend the monthly School Council meetings.

2020 - 21 Wes Hosford School Parents’ Fundraising Society Executive

Thank you to:

Chair -- Laura Jackson

Vice-Chair -- Colleen Seward

Secretary -- Amy Power

Treasurer -- Kerry Heberling

You can contact the Fundraising Society by e-mail at whsfundraisingsociety@gmail.com 

 

Why do we fundraise?

School funding has changed considerably over the years. Our efforts in fundraising help to ensure that our children receive the best opportunities to thrive and succeed in a school environment. Fundraising societies provide a means for parents and community members to provide additional financial resources and support to the school. They serve to contribute to school improvement and/or enhance student learning.

Examples of recent or upcoming purchases through fundraising include:

  • Extra Musical Instruments
  • Additional technology devices (iPads, Chromebooks)
  • Modernize playground equipment
  • Picnic Table and Outdoor Classroom
  • Supplementary books for classrooms
  • Outdoor Recess Equipment
  • Saffron Sessions – teaching you and your child about internet safety
  • Supplies, DJ, etc. for the Family Dance

Help us enrich your child’s experience at Wes Hosford and to keep these initiatives alive! 

What can you do to help?  You can come to the bi-monthly meetings, you can join the executive, you can offer to hand out popcorn to the kids once a month, you can lead or help organize & volunteer at Sports Day, Seniors’ Tea or another initiative.  Your valuable time will be well spent enriching the kids and the school!

Feel you are limited for committing your time?  We are all in your shoes!  Some of us have multiple children, work full-time, work multiple jobs, run our kids around for extra-curricular activities.  We are a great TEAM of parents and we all work together to make these fabulous initiatives work!

If you have questions or an idea where fundraising dollars should be spent, come out to a Council Meeting to share your thoughts!

If you have questions or concerns, please email us.

 

Fundraising Society: whsfundraisingsociety@gmail.com 

Parent Council: whfparentcouncil@gmail.com