School Council Self-Nominations: We Need You!

Key Executive Positions AvailableSupport

Are you thinking about joining School Council this year? School Council needs your help!
September nominations are for key positions on the Executive. To nominate yourself, download this form, fill it out and drop it off in the school office no later than September 11. Printed forms are also available in the school office, and will be available at the School Council “Welcome Back Coffee” table on the first day of school.
Key positions for September elections:
Chair or Co-Chairs – Provide leadership and guidance to the Executive Committee and liaise with the Principal and Vice Principal on School Council related school matters. Responsibilities also include overseeing School Council initiatives and providing guidance and support to sub-committees, chairing School Council meetings (minimum of four per a year) including leading the development of meeting agendas, and representing School Council at various external TDSB meetings.
Treasurer – The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining the School Council financial records including issuing cheques, making bank deposits, preparing financial statements (including annual statement to TDSB) and bank account reconciliation. The Treasurer is a signatory on the bank account. The Treasurer also provides administrative support to School Council fundraising endeavours. Key candidate requirements include comfort with and basic understanding of bookkeeping and accounting principles.
Secretary – The Secretary attends and takes minutes at each School Council meeting. The Secretary prepares these minutes for draft review before each subsequent meeting, and works with the Communications Coordinator to ensure their publication in approved form on the School Council website.
Fundraising Chair – The Fundraising Chair organizes fundraising activities, by coordinating and implementing a fundraising plan that is decided upon by School Council by the end of October. Funds raised in this role are key to student enrichment activities at Bowmore.
Ward 16 Representative – Attends Ward 16 Trustee meetings and reports on learnings at School Council meetings.
Communications Coordinator – Manages website, e-blasts, social media and School Council newsletter submissions. This role can be shared.
Members-at-Large – Participates in Council work as needed, occasionally spearheading specific projects as determined by Council.
But that’s not all! Other roles may be developed depending on school needs and applicant’s interests and skills. Examples of such roles implemented to date include Movie Night CoordinatorGreen Team LeadCommunications Support and QSP Support.
Don’t have time for an Executive role, but want to volunteer? In addition to these Executive Council roles, we are always in need of dedicated parent volunteers who can provide support in a variety of ways, including Pizza Lunch Volunteer, Movie Night Volunteer, Fundraising Volunteers and much more! Please think about your interests and time availability, and contact us at if you would like to discuss ways you can help. We have lots of ideas for ways parents can help at Bowmore!

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