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When We Meet

ACES School Council meets every second Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (unless rescheduled due to a holiday), and attendance is open to anyone in our school community! We encourage you to join us to learn about our initiatives, ask questions, and share your concerns.  Even if you just want to drop in and listen, we encourage you to stop by! Click on the meeting and add it to your own calendar, and a reminder will be sent to you so you don’t forget!




Where We Meet

This year all school council meetings will be held virtually via Google Meet. If you are unfamiliar with using Google Meet, please see OCDSB’s Guide to Using Google Meet. An invitation link will be sent out by our principal a few days prior to each council meeting. 


OCDSB’s Google Meet Etiquette

Be present and pay attention. 

● Set up in a private and quiet space. 

● If possible, turn on your camera. It’s helpful to see each other when interacting. 

● Mute your microphone and only unmute when it’s your turn to speak 

● To respect privacy, don’t take pictures or screenshots of attendees



What Happens at a School Council Meeting?

A typical ACES School Council meeting consists of: 

  • an update from school administration about school events, achievements, staffing, and more
  • an update from the teacher representative about what different classes and clubs are up to across the school
  • an update from the treasurer on the status of council finances
  • an update from the OCASC representative regarding what other school councils across our board are up to 
  • overview and discussion of upcoming events requiring support and fundraising initiatives
  • discussion about and voting on where council funds are directed
  • an update from Student Council/Kindness Committee Students on student-led initiatives
  • new business/enquiries and general round-table discussion


Why Attend ACES School Council Meetings?

Did you know you don’t have to be a council member to attend meetings? Attending meetings is a great way to learn what is happening in the school (staffing, field trips, sports, cultural activities, scheduling changes, etc.), and build a sense of community while meeting other parents. This is our forum to be able to support our children and their education. If you have concerns that you would like the parent community to address, suggestions that you think could make things better, or just want to sit back, listen and learn what’s happening, then log into the next ACES School Council meeting!


By participating in ACES School Council, we can help discover new and exciting ways to contribute to the education of students in our school. Education is a partnership involving parents, students, teachers, principals, school boards, government, and the community. Our involvement in the School Council gives us the opportunity to strengthen that partnership, and to be part of a dedicated team working to support a high quality of education and an accountable education system for the children of Ontario. Our participation can make a difference!



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