School Council

Our next council meeting is . . .

Thursday, November 24th: 7:30 to 8:30pm in the Learning Commons.

SAVE THE DATE!

Please join us.

The Purpose and Roles of School Council

What is School Council?

  • A School Council is a legislated, structured group of parents, principals, teachers, and community representatives working together to support and enhance student learning.
  • School Council is a means for parents and the school community to actively consult with and advise the principal and school board on school improvement planning and school operations, for which the principal is responsible.

What is School Council’s Role?

Decision-Making Authority of School Council

  1. Determining School Council operating procedures
  2. Setting policies to govern School Council activities at the school level.
  3. Planning engagement activities that align with School Council’s legislated purpose
  4. Choosing to advise the principal and school board

Core Activities

  1. Advising the principal and board on educational issues pertaining to TCS
  2. Establishing and reviewing School Council’s goals, objectives, action plans and procedures
  3. Communicating and consulting with parents and the school community
  4. Meeting regularly

School Council Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a wonderful way to meet new people and feel part of our amazing community.

LOST AND FOUND

  • Weekly Item Sorting: 
    • Pop into the boot room once a week to tidy the lost and found area.  Sort, hang and arrange items, dispose of garbage, return labelled items to the front office.
      Commitment: 15-20min, once a week.  (Frequency may be less, as shared among volunteers)
  • Monthly Outdoor Display
    • Display lost and found items outside the main school doors during school pick-up.
    • Let the front office know the week before you intend to display the lost and found so that they can let families know when to come and look through it.
      Commitment: 3:15-3:45pm, one week each month  (Frequency may be less, as shared among volunteers)

      Contact:  Jessi Krahn  schoolcouncil@tcskids.com

TCS STUDENT BANKING   

  • Join our Banking Coordinator, Arlene Reimer in helping TCS students open accounts and make interest-bearing deposits through our partnership with the Christian Credit Union. 
  • Commitment: To be confirmed

Contact:  Arlene Reimer  banking@tcskids.com

 

STAFF APPRECIATION

  • Attend planning meetings and use your giftings to bless our staff!  Previous endeavors include Tim's and Village Ice Cream runs, coordinating with local restaurants for a special lunch, decorating the staff room and bulletin board, purchasing flowers, creating a candy bar, creating encouragement notes, providing baking and more!
  • Commitment: Meetings as needed (every 2-3 months in-person or online), event execution as you have time/desire

    Contact:  Stephanie Dyck  schoolcouncil@tcskids.com


ATTEND SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETINGS

  • All TCS parents and guardians are voting members of School Council!  Our meetings include updates from and opportunities for dialogue/questions with our administration, our Society, and the Palliser board, as well as opportunities to weigh-in on Parent Info Nights and more.
  • School Council meets 4-5 times during the school year.  Meetings are 1 hour in length.  
  • Meeting dates and time are posted on this School Council page and the school bulletin board across from the office.            

Contacts: Stephanie Dyck (Chair), Sophie Kolterjahn (Vice Chair), Nicole Sharpe (Secretary)  schoolcouncil@tcskids.com




School Council would also like to promote the following non-School Council volunteer opportunities at TCS:

TCS PRAYER GROUP

  • All TCS community members are invited to drop-in for prayer on Thursday mornings at 8:30am in the library.  Children are welcome.
  • Prayer requests may be directed to the main office and will be kept confidential within the prayer group.


BLESSINGS INITIATIVE 

  • Help us fill our freezer with meals to distribute as needed!
  • Commitment:  just bring a freezer meal anytime!  (Please provide your meal in a container that does not need to be returned to you.)

    Contact:  Audra Chase  audra.chase@pallisersd.ab.ca

School Council Evaluation

School Council operating procedures require the Executive members to complete a self-evaluation and to communicate the results with the TCS community.

2021-22 School Council Evaluation

EXECUTIVE

Thank you to our parents who have accepted positions on our School Council.  Get to know your School Council Members (see below).

 

Chair:               Stephanie Dyck

Vice Chair:       Sophie Kolterjahn

Secretary:        Nicole Sharpe 

MEETING DATES

  • Thursday, November 24th: 7:30 to 8:30pm 
  • Thursday, January 26th, 2023: 2:00 to 3:00pm
  • Thursday, March 23rd, 2023: 7:30 to 8:30pm
  • Thursday, May 25th, 2023: 2:00 to 3:00pm

All meetings will be in the Learning Commons (Library)

 

MEET OUR SCHOOL COUNCIL MEMBERS!

Stephanie Dyck: Chair

Stephanie and her husband Ryan have two children.  Stephanie joined the TCS community in 2010 as a teacher; she taught grade 2 at TCS for 4 years before leaving to start a family.  Stephanie and Ryan were thankful to return to the God-loving, Christ-honoring TCS community in 2019; this time as parents!  They attend and serve at Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel and enjoy spending family time camping, bike riding, and playing games.  Stephanie enjoys music, drama, science and economics, and loves to help children discover who God has created them to be.  

Stephanie is excited to serve for the second year at TCS as School Council Chair for 2022-2023.

Sophie Kolterjahn: Vice-Chair

In 2020/2021 Sophie Kolterjahn joined TCS and enjoyed her first year as a parent at TCS. Sophie and Nathan have three kiddos - Lydia (7), Grace (5) and Noah (3). Lydia had a very full-heart as a member of Mrs. Heinrichs’ 2020/2021 Kindergarten class.

Sophie works full-time as a Human Resources professional in the Energy sector, and Nathan balances seasonal work and being Mr. Dad at home to their three kids. The Kolterjahn family continues to be humbled by TCS’s commitment to preparing God's children for a life of learning and service in His world, as well as their partnership with the Christian home and church.

Sophie feels blessed and over-joyed at the opportunity to contribute to the TCS community by serving as School Council Vice-Chair for the second year for the 2022-2023 school year.

Nicole Sharpe: Secretary

Nicole Sharpe has been a TCS parent for the last three school years. Nicole and Dave have three kids, Noah (8), Ellie (5) and Kate (3) and they feel absolutely blessed that their children are able to attend TCS. Noah loved being apart of the 2C class in 2021/2022 and Ellie was thrilled to be join her brother at TCS in Kindergarten this past year. 

Nicole works part time as an Occupational Therapist within the Calgary school system and Dave works as an engineer in the oil & gas industry. It has been such a joy to experience God's love overflowing through the staff, students and families in the school community.  

It has been on Nicole's heart to get involved and to continue to serve at TCS as the TCS School Council Secretary for the second year in 2022-2023.