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Join our next meeting in the library

Tuesday June 18, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Childcare & dinner are FREE!!

Key topics to look forward to:

1. Teachers Talk survey results

2. Summer initiatives

3. Plan for next year

School Council Executive

Co-Chairs: Karese Ruddock, Ryan James

Treasurers: Brad Jarman, Natasha Akter

Secretaries: Sarah Chapman, Lindsay Matheson

2019 Meeting minutes - January, March, May


  • Play games at Family Math Night
  • Help a student learn to read 1-on-1 with Early Reading Intervention program
  • Exchange learning resources online
  • Plan a family education workshop
  • Chaperone a field trip
  • Support classroom learning
  • Encourage our artists at the annual school-wide Holiday Card Contest


  • Contribute to newsletter or website
  • Plan a community potluck
  • Welcome new students and families
  • Join extracurricular sports and clubs
  • Help students support broader community, e.g., Terry Fox Run, Jump Rope for Heart

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  • Plan a fundraiser like Bingo for Science!
  • Invite direct donations
  • Bake for bake sales at school events
  • Bring used clothes, towels, linens to school for Bag2School fundraiser

Fundraising update March 2019

Financials update March 2019


To help us tailor our efforts to the needs of the school,

we asked families, students, and teachers for their vision.

Parent Voice

If you could tell your child's teacher anything, what would it be?

Why did we do this survey?

To learn what families like about Sprucecourt and what they think is needed, in order to guide how School Council supports the school.

What did we learn?

  • Families love the teachers, community, and staff at Sprucecourt
  • They would like School Council resources to primarily go towards supporting their children’s learning
  • Opportunities for growth relate to the classroom environment, communication, and teaching

What will we focus on?

Based on what is important to Sprucecourt families, over the next ~3 years we aim to:

  • foster positive parent-teacher relationships
  • help create a welcoming environment for every student
  • help support diverse learning styles

Students Speak

How do you feel when you arrive at school?

Why did we survey students?

To understand how students feel at school and why, to tailor our efforts to their needs.

What did we learn?

  • Most students are really enjoying their year, and a few are having a tough time
  • Opportunities for growth or support relate to friendships, reading, and recess

What will we focus on?

To help create a welcoming environment, we aim to:

  • continue the Early Reading Intervention
  • support a Learning Buddy program between older and younger students
  • help encourage teamwork during recess

Teachers Talk

Coming soon!


Hello Sprucecourt Alumni!

We miss you!

Would you like to stay connected to the Sprucecourt community?

Sprucecourt students have so much to learn from you.

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