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Parent Council Welcome Letter 2023-2024

Dear Parents/Guardians, School Council is a great way to learn about initiatives happening at the school, to contribute to initiatives, and offer suggestions to the administration about life at Ancaster Meadow.

Parents/Guardians can nominate themselves to the School Council by using the nomination form provided on the website. Please fill out the form and then scan it and return it via email to the principal at [email protected] or return it to the school main office. Nomination forms should be received at the school no later than Friday, September 29, 2023. We are always looking for new people with new ideas to help make our council a dynamic group that works at enriching the school experience for our students.

The first meeting of our School Council will be held on Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the school library. Please ensure that your email address is submitted as part of your self nomination so that you can be included on the group invite to the School Council Meeting.

You will find some important information regarding School Councils below:

• All parents/guardians who have a child enrolled at Ancaster Meadow are welcomed and encouraged to attend School Council meetings and are eligible to be nominated as voting members of Council.

• The Ministry of Education requires all Ontario schools to have School Councils.

• The role of the School Council provides informed advice to the principal and staff while maintaining a school-wide perspective on issues.

• The School Council is to focus on student learning and school improvement and represent the views of the school community.

• If a parent/guardian would like to be a voting member on the School Council, they must be nominated to the role. Submission of a self-nomination form is required. Please use the nomination form provided.

• The chairs’ primary role is to be the group’s facilitator and community contact person for community related issues. The chairs are the recognized representative of Council for parents. The chairs call the meetings and prepare agendas in consultation with the principal. The chairs consult with school board staff and the trustee.

• The Secretary maintains the member contact list, takes attendance and records meeting minutes.

Individuals putting their names forward must be at the meeting on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, if they would like their name to stand. It is imperative to council functioning that those wishing to serve on council are able to commit to monthly meetings. If we have low attendance, we will not be able to conduct council business. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working together to support our students this year.


2023-2024 School Council Elected Positions:

School Council Chair: Colleen Kaus

Co Secretary: Eliana Arboleda & Bhavi Patel

Meeting Dates:

November 29, 2023
January 24, 2024
February 28, 2024
April 10, 2024
May 29, 2024


Welcome Back Families of Ancaster Meadow Elementary School.  School Council plays an important role in the school community.
Ancaster Meadow’s School Council this year will….
  • focus on student learning and the best interest of all students
  • provide a forum through which parents and other members of school communities can contribute to improving student achievement and school performance
  • make recommendations to the school principal and the Board on any matter they see impacting accountability and academic excellence and;
  • serve as a communication and information channel between the school and community


Meeting Minutes 2022 – 2023

May Minutes 2023

January 2023 Minutes

November 2022 Minutes

October 2022 Minutes

Meeting Minutes 2021 – 2022

October 2021 School Council Minutes
School Council January 2022 Minutes (1)
School Council March 2022 Minutes
April 2022 Minutes

School Council 2020/2021

October 2020 Minutes

November 2020 Minutes

December 2020 Minutes

January 2021 Minutes

March 2021 Minutes

May 2021 Minutes

School Council 2019/2020

Tuesday, September 19, 2019

School Council Meeting Minutes September 2019

Tuesday October 22, 2019

School Council Meeting Minutes September 2019

Tuesday November 19, 2019

Tuesday January 22, 2020

Tuesday February 11, 2020

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Tuesday April 21, 2020

Tuesday May 26, 2020

Meeting Minutes from May 2018

School Council Meeting Minutes May 2018

Meeting Minutes from September 2018

School Council Meeting Minutes September 2018

Meeting Minutes from October 2018

School Council Meeting Minutes October 2018

Meeting Minutes from November 2018

School Council Meeting Minutes November 2018

Meeting Minutes from January 2019

School Council Meeting Minutes January 2019

Meeting Minutes from February 2019

School Council Meeting Minutes February 2019

Meeting Minutes from April 2019

School Council Meeting Minutes April 2019

Meeting Minutes from May 2019

School Council Meeting Minutes May 2019


Safe School Travel Planning Report – City of Hamilton 2018

AncasterMeadow STP Report


Updated on Monday, November 27, 2023.
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