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Wilkinson Public School
416 393-9575

Important Items

Join a Committee

Make a contribution to Wilkinson Public School by joining a committee.

Health & Safety Committee

Supports the Wilkinson community with input, direction and/or action in the following areas:

  • Physical safety of children, staff and others at the school – including the safety of the building and grounds
  • Personal safety of children, staff and others at the school – including issues of bullying, offensive language, aggressive behaviour and security concerns
  • Public Health initiatives at the school – including issues of illness, healthy lifestyles and injury prevention
  • Physical Education & Sports curriculum as well as any related extra-curricular activities – including policies on participation and support for teachers in delivering programs

Greening & Grounds Committee

  • Main Projects: Coordinates the yearly clean-up of the Learning Garden (April or May) and the Seedlings in the Classroom program.

Other possible projects and responsibilities:

  • Working with teachers to incorporate the Learning Garden into the curriculum
  • Supporting the Wilkinson community through education about the environment and environmental issues and the greening of the school and community
  • Encouraging the three R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle
  • Other projects as decided by Committee members

Fun Fair Committee

  • Organizes and runs the annual Fun Fair that takes place every May (our biggest fundraiser and community event).

Organization includes:

  • Establishing a budget
  • Recruiting volunteers
  • Deciding on activities
  • Advertising and publicity

Fundraising Committee

  • Organizes and coordinates fundraising events
  • Some current fundraisers include: Pizza Lunches, Movie Nights, Sweetheart Bake Sale, Wood Car Derby
  • Usually comprised of, but not limited to, Council members who are event team leads
  • Provides support for new fundraising events and initiatives so that they can become successful

Education Committee

  • Main Project: Applies for and organizes PRO Grant funding opportunities (once per year, not every year)

Other possible projects and responsibilities:

  • Organizing any parent information nights
  • Making submissions on behalf of the Council to boards and hearings (as required)
  • Providing education information to the community by liaising with the Communications Committee
  • Other projects as decided by Committee members

Arts Committee

  • Main Project: Brings in artists and performers to support the curriculum and create opportunities for Wilkinson students to develop an appreciation of artistic expression in various forms

Other possible projects and responsibilities:

  • Researching opportunities to support the curriculum through the use of fine arts
  • Other projects as decided by Committee members

Communications Committee

  • Coordinates communication between the school, the home and the community
  • Keeps the Wilkinson community up-to-date on all of the Council’s activities through the website, email and social media
  • Note: Unlike the other committees, Communications team members should be members of the Council as well in order to stay current with school events, programs, policies and procedures

Fall Events Committee

  • Main Project: Organizes and runs the annual Fall Fest (or another fall event) that takes place in September/October

Organization Includes:

  • Establishing a budget
  • Recruiting volunteers and community contributors
  • Deciding on activities
  • Advertising and publicity

Pizza Lunch Committee

  • Organizes and runs Pizza Lunches throughout the year

Lunch Volunteers:

  • Serve pizza to the kids
  • Help with set-up and clean-up
  • Time commitment: 11am-12:30pm once per month, usually on Fridays

Committee Chairs:

  • Manage registration spreadsheets and order system (1-2 hours per month)
  • Accept and organize registrations in September and February (2-3 hours per month)
  • Coordinate volunteers
  • Share the responsibilities of the lunch volunteers with the addition of accepting and paying for food
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