Welcome back to school, DPS students, staff, and families! We’d like to extend a special welcome to our new staff and families. We hope you all had a wonderful, restful summer and are getting settled in for the new school year.
The DPS SCC is excited about the 2017/18 school year! We have some events planned, including our annual book swap and read-a-thon, with a bit of a twist this year. We’re looking into bringing back our Pats event, and would like to arrange for a presentation for parents on safe social media/electronics use. Stay tuned for more information. We also support some annual events—and invite parents to support them too—that are listed below.
NEXT SCC MEETING: October 18 @ 6:30pm in the Learning Commons
SCC Facebook Page
The SCC is now on Facebook! We’d like to stay connected with DPS families and staff through our Facebook group ‘Douglas Park School Community Council’ and invite you to follow us and comment. We’d love to hear your thoughts.
The SCC has an ongoing fundraiser with Mabel’s Labels, a company that offers a wide selection of waterproof personalized name labels and tags that are perfect for school supplies, lunch gear, backpacks, and so much more. The labels are guaranteed to stay on in the wash and dishwasher, and are microwave safe.
To order your labels, visit campaigns.mabelslabels.com and search ‘Douglas Park SCC (Regina)’ in the School/Organization dropdown. It’s that easy to place your order. This fundraiser is ongoing all year long, so you can log in at any time and all funds will support DPS students.
2017/18 Annual Events
October 18: Bus Driver Appreciation Day
February (date TBA): Staff Appreciation Week
March (date TBA): Staff Appreciation Lunch
April (date TBA): Administrative Support Appreciation Week
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