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2023-2024 School Year

Email Address: [email protected]
  • Co-Chair: Jennifer Butler
  • Co-Chair: Jennifer McQueen
  • Secretary: Jessica Edmonson
  • Treasurer: Julia O’Neill
  • Members at Large:
    • Crystal Busch
    • Nicole Hall
    • Brittaney Kobsar
    • Erica Savoy
    • Steph Sholer
    • Emma Sydney
    • James Ward

School Council Meetings

The School Council meetings will take place from 6:15-7:15 PM in the school library on the following dates:

  • September 25, 2023 – Election
  • October 10, 2023
  • November 21, 2023
  • January 16, 2024
  • February 27, 2024
  • April 23, 2024
  • June 4, 2024

Meeting Minutes: 2023-2024 School Year

2024-02-27 – School Council Meeting Agenda

2024-01-16 – School Council Meeting Minutes

2023-11-21 – School Council Meeting Minutes 

2023-10-10 – School Council Meeting Minutes

2023-09-25 School Council Meeting Election

2023-09-25 School Council Nominations Due

2023-2024 School Council Nomination Form


What is a School Council?

School Councils | Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (hwdsb.on.ca)

Purpose of School Council
Under the Education Act Regulation 612, school boards in Ontario are required to establish a School Council for each school within the board. The purpose of the School Council is “through the active participation of parents, to improve pupil achievement and to enhance the accountability of the education system to parents.”

The Role of the School Council is to:
• Advise the principal and, where appropriate, the school board.
• Place students’ interests first
• Support school success planning goals
• Encourage parent and community involvement
• Promote positive attitudes toward public education

School Councils provide input to the principal or the board on any matter. The principal is ultimately responsible for activities related to the school and therefore is responsible for school council activities.

School Council and Home and School: Both groups are represented in some schools. School Council is governed through bylaws created by the council, which are aligned with Ministry Regulation 612. Home and School Associations are strong partners in the education of children; they are accountable to the Ontario Federation of Home and School Associations and are not mandatory in schools.

School councils are governed by Ontario Regulation 612 (http://bit.ly/32mhsnm) which sets out the purpose, membership and election requirements for school councils. Under section 2(1).


Community Engagement

  • Introduction to School Council – School Council and Parents Coffee Chat
  • Meet School Council – at Meet The Educators
  • Hat and Mitten Drive
  • City of Hamilton – Request for Additional Road Safety Measures
  • City of Hamilton – Request for Closure of Roadway During Entry and Dismissal
  • Open House



PURPOSE: All fundraising will support student achievement and well-being.

Pizza Pizza

  • Pizza Days in the 2023-2024 School Year are on Wednesdays biweekly and are posted on the school website on the calendar page.
  • Information for Families regarding Pizza Days:
    • The Pauline Johnson Elementary School Council is offering pizza day every other Wednesday during the second nutrition break.
    • Parent(s)/Guardian(s) are invited to order pizza for their child through School Cash Online. Orders will be processed via School Cash Online only. If you have not already done so, please click the following link to sign up: https://hwdsb.schoolcashonline.com/. No cash will be accepted. Orders are due the Friday before the pizza day and no late orders will be accepted.
    • We are ordering from Pizza Pizza, made with nut-free ingredients and halal. Each slice of cheese pizza costs $2.50.
    • If your child is absent on pizza day, your money will be considered a donation to our fundraising efforts. We are not able to provide refunds or keep food for students who are absent. Thanks in advance for your understanding.
    • If you have questions, please contact the School Council at [email protected].

Mabel’s Labels

Order personalized labels online and the school council gets 20% back on every purchase.

Please click the link below to raise money for our students:

Fundraising Support | Mabel’s Labels | Raise Funds With Kids Labels (mabelslabels.ca)

Factory Shoe Information

For every pair of shoes purchased (i.e., any shoe purchase over $35), the school council will earn $5.00. [Fundraising Flyer]

Please click the link below to raise money for our students:

Store Locations or Shop Online



Updated on Tuesday, June 04, 2024.
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