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Guthrie Parent Council

School Council is a liaison between parents, community representatives, teaching and non-teaching employees, students and the school principal. Through the active participation of parents, School Coun​cils​ work to improve student achievement and enhance the accountability of the education system to parents. School Council may provide advice to the school Principal and the school Board in a variety of areas including curriculum goals, school action plans, student codes of behaviour and communication strategies.


All parents are invited to join us for any of our monthly meetings at 7pm in the Library. Our schedule for the

2018/19 School year is; October 15, November 12, January 7,  February 4, April 1, May 6 and June 3.  If you have any questions about the role of Council, volunteer opportunities or have items you would like addressed at our meetings please contact our School Council Chair at


School Council Members For 2018/19


Chair – Jennifer Perry

The Council Chair’s role largely ensures that proper Council meeting protocol is

undertaken at all meetings. They coordinate members and the meeting agenda with the

Principal or Vice Principal.


Co-Chair – Stacy Rogers

The Council Co-Chair is to provide assistance and support to the Chair and fulfill their duties when absent.


Treasurer – Tara Tarcza Thomas

The Council Treasurer provides and maintains accurate accounting of all Council

transactions and provides updates on those reports at council meetings and at year's



Secretary –  Kate Ballantyne and Andrea Webster

The Council Secretary records all items of discussion, follow-up and accurately

notes all motions and voting results at Council meetings. Minutes from these

meetings are recorded and distributed to all members



School Council Minutes:

If you wish to review a copy of our meeting minutes please email for a copy. 



Parents and guardians can help students learn by:

  •  showing interest in education and in their child's progress

  •  discussing their child's work and academic progress with the teacher

  •  praising their child's efforts and accomplishments

  •  discussing various aspects of school work and activities with their child in a positive

        and supportive manner

  •  setting up an appropriate homework area, providing appropriate materials, and limiting distractions

  •  helping their child find the best time to do homework

  •  asking their child to explain the assignment to them

  •  monitoring their child's homework and provide assistance where needed

  •  letting their child do the work on his/her own before helping

  •  helping their child draw up a schedule to complete homework or a major project balanced

        with family time and extra-curricular activities

  •  developing awareness of the expectations of the Ontario Curriculum

  •  maintaining close communication with the school



"Parent involvement in education is like the frosting on a cupcake, it makes it complete and oh so sweet."