COMMITTEES

2020/2021

Parents Engaging Parents (PEP)

École Forest Trail’s Parent Engaging Parents Committee (PEP) seeks to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the school level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. PEP serves an integral role within the EFT School Council by providing parents with the opportunity to voice their concerns, ideas and challenges while promoting further parent involvement through events.
 

Key Initiatives:

  • To support, encourage, and enhance meaningful parental involvement within EFT school including outreach to parents who find involvement more challenging due to language, recent immigration, newness to the system, or other factors;

  • To work collaboratively with EFT school administration and ensure linkages between parents, school administrators and teachers are maintained;

  • To develop strategies for enhancing parental engagement and outreach including organizing parent awareness and education night and provide resources; and

  • To attend meetings and to engage in inter-school communications and activities.

 

School Council Members

Sana Farid - Co-Chair

Hailey Haughton-Rogers - Co-Chair

Sanjay Seegobin (Rashed Chowdhury - Treasurer

Monica Filitis - Secretary​

Fundraising & Events

The mission of the fundraising committee is to organize and execute events / activities throughout the school year in order to raise funds for enriching the learning experience of all Ecole Forest Trail Public School students.

Key Initiatives / Events:

  • Jade Gardens

  • Chapters Fundraiser

  • Spring Plant Sale

  • Holiday Poinsettia & Wreath Sale

  • Bulldogs Game

  • Fun Fair
     

  • Spirit Snack Days

  • Tasty Tuesdays

 

Safety and Well-being

The safety and well-being of our students is very important for School Council.  Throughout the year, we work in conjunction with the school to bring important programs and information to both parents and students. 

Key Initiatives:

  • Addressing safety concerns in conjunction with the school's safety and well-being committee

  • Focus on leadership skills and self-confidence

  • Anti-bullying awareness

  • Promoting nutrition and healthy lifestyle

  • Supporting the school's Eco/Green Team's efforts

 

Pay-it-Forward

Our mission is to foster the community spirit of ÉFT by improving and enhancing the quality of life for all human beings. Our commitment is to make a difference in the lives of others through acts of kindness. Our committee is based on voluntary actions for the common good, fostering a tradition of giving and sharing which allows us the opportunity to give back to our community.

Key Initiatives:

  • Kerr Street Mission Dinner

  • Agnes Taylor P.S. Winter Clothing Drive

 

Communications

The mission of the Communications Committee is to build communication bridges to connect parents, staff, board & council members by building a user-friendly communication hub that will connect school society at many levels. 

 

Key Initiatives:

  • School Council Website

  • Surveys / Polls / Feedback Mechanisms for School Community Input

  • Communications Knowledge Base / Best Practices

 

Canadian Parents for French (CPF)

This committee act as a liaison between this group and our school, with cultural, academic, social, and financial benefits for our students.

 

Constitution

The mission of the Constitution Committee is to develop the École Forest Trail School Council Constitution and Bylaws to ensure governance of our council.

Key Initiatives:

  • Constitution

  • Bylaws