About Us

About Us

The ACES School Council is an advisory group comprised of parents, teachers, school administration and community members who believe in promoting a sense of community, enabling student learning and supporting well-being for all.

The ACES School Council is a parent-led team that works to ensure that Adrienne Clarkson Elementary School remains a vibrant and enriching learning environment that promotes student success. School Council aims to enrich the lives of students by providing advice on issues affecting students, organizing special events, strengthening home-school communication, fundraising to contribute to sports, music, library, and STEM programs, as well as transportation for field trips, and school yard improvement.

We talk about everything and anything that is important to the ACES community, as well as raise funds to provide necessities that are no longer covered by school budgets. We have an opportunity to provide input into our children’s learning environment, work together on programs and events, raise issues, ask questions, and stay up-to-date on everything important and new at our school. School Council is a fantastic way to connect with the school community! It is a great opportunity to come together, discuss current and future issues that impact our school’s students and their families. In the process, we all get to know each other a little better!

ACES School Council Members

 2019 - 2020 



Co Chairpersons:

Joe Rauti & Ritu Nanner

Vice Chairperson:

Melissa Hunt


Sanjeev Pathak





Teacher Representatives:

Robyn Lemieux & Adrianna Spicer

Community Representative:

Jennifer Saunders

Ottawa-Carleton Association of School Councils (OCASC) Representative:

Amanda Gagnon

Parent Representatives:

Gloria Annable, 

Amanda Gagnon, 

Laura Kealey, 

Marie McGahan, 

Eileen Reid, 

Lisa Xie



Richard Simpson

Vice Principal:

Kim Esdaile



Ritu Nanner

Hot Lunch Coordinator:

Eileen Reid

Halloween Family Dance Coordinator:

Melissa Hunt

Cake Raffle Day Coordinator:

Kristen MacIntosh

Movie Night Coordinator:

Laura Kealey




Membership on School Council is open to all parents/guardians of students enrolled at ACES. The membership of a school council changes from year to year. Each year, potential new council members will be recruited for election, elections will take place, and the newly elected members will be oriented to their tasks. Ideally, the membership of the school council will reflect the diversity of its school community. Parents and guardians must form the majority of members on the council. All members may bring before the council the issues and concerns of the groups that they represent and provide links to those groups. For a more comprehensive understanding of membership on school councils, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Education’s School Councils: A Guide for Members

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