NEXT SCC MEETING: February 28 @ 6:45pm in the Learning Commons
Staff Appreciation Week – February 12 to 16
The week of February 12th to 16th is Staff Appreciation Week, and the SCC is asking DPS Families to show their appreciation to school staff for the hard work they do, day in and day out, for our children. Some ideas include bringing in baking or other treats, writing a thank you card, and sending in words of encouragement. If you have other ideas, we'd love to hear about them. (Post them to our Facebook page--Douglas Park School Community Council--or send them to us via email.) Thanks for showing your support to our staff!
DPS Read-a-Thon – February 1 to 28
The SCC is holding its 4th annual Read-a-Thon from February 1st to 28th. This year, the Read-a-Thon has a twist: we’re holding a friendly competition with Wilfred Hunt School (home of our former vice-principal, Tannis Lowey-Chimilar) to see which school can get more students to read during the month of February.
There’s a lot on the line! Consequences for losing include wearing the winning school’s colours and having a crazy hair day (staff), plus a pie in the face for the losing principal. Help DPS win by encouraging your kids to read or by reading to them during the month of February!
Fundraising: students are asked to collect donations to encourage reading and support our school. All funds raised will stay in our school and support our students in education-based activities (e.g., speakers, field trips, educational events, reading materials, and more).
About the SCC
The SCC is a group of parents working together to make Douglas Park School the best school it can be for our students and staff. First and foremost, the Douglas Park SCC is focused on enhancing student learning and well-being. Our other areas of focus include building relationships and promoting safety, community engagement, and school spirit.
We provide funding to support students’ learning goals and opportunities. We also act as a liaison between the school and DPS families by providing information from the school to parents (via the SCC newsletter) and communicating parent concerns and ideas to school staff. At Douglas Park School, we’re very fortunate to have a group of dedicated, caring staff and we do all we can to support their hard work.
Every parent and guardian is welcome to be a part of the SCC! Research shows that parent participation increases students’ success in school. The SCC is a great way to stay connected with what’s happening at the school and participate in the success of our school and students. We need support (in the form of participation) from our parent community to keep the SCC strong and effective.
The SCC holds meetings (typically once a month) at the school. Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent or work full-time or part-time, you’re welcome on the SCC. We hope you’ll join us in making Douglas Park School the best school it can be!
2017/18 SCC Executive:
Chair: Laura Bennett
Vice Chair: Toni Wilkie
Secretary: Bobbie-Jo Wiebe
Treasurer: Jackie Schlamp
Members at Large: Jillian Coady, Bonnie Reakes, Tania Bird, Shannon Skinner