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Last updated on Thursday, October 19, 2017.


All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend meetings of the council which will be held in the classroom across from the office. We usually meet on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 pm.  Parents and teachers are invited to join us at our monthly meetings.  We hope to see many of you attend, volunteer and participate. During our November meeting we explored priorities for this year. These include improving student achievement, promoting school safety and work on the school improvement plan.
Please see the Calendar tab of the website for the next meeting.


Mary Hopkins School Council works with the principal, teachers, and staff

  • to enhance and enrich the lives of our children and make our school a great place to learn. 
  • keep parents informed and involved in our school community
  • work with the school to prioritize how school-generated funds are budgeted and distributed.
  • Some of our subcommittees (such as PAC) help to fund-raise, find parent volunteers for school programs and activities.

PAC is a sub committee of the council and follows the Council constitution.

Want to submit an agenda item?

Agenda items are to be submitted at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. Email one of our chairs!

Copies of the agenda will be sent out to the community 5 days prior to the meeting date.



The council is elected at the beginning of each school year and the positions are held for one year. The council currently consists of approximately 9 parents, the principal, teacher and community representative. We are currently exploring including a non-teaching staff member, plus additional members of the community. If you know someone who might be interested please contact our school council chair.

Current Members for 2017-2018

Cara Leitch – Chair
 Erica Kirkland – Vice-Chair
 Cara Leitch  – Treasurer
 Jason Hall – Co-Secretary
 Melisa Macri – Co-Secretary
 Doug Trimble – Principal  
Susie McConnell – School Council Teacher rep  
 Ashley Black – Parent Activity Committee Rep  
Members at Large    
Shelley Armstrong    Kristen Buist Angela George      Beverly Giberson Rebecca Long      Jenn Marshall
Erika Cantin            Sara Chapman Ashleigh Gough     Erin Hall Amanda Marshall  Jay Stump 
Jenny Collins           Ahmed Faizer Jennie Harrison      Nina Kandik Jennifer Moore     Hilary Prince
Mahinor Ragab        Judith Taplay Jaquelynn Rose-Markowiak
Christy Smith-Baxter  Sumaira Waqar

 Go to 2016 / 2017 School Year Minutes