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Nellie McClung School Council Executive – 2020/21:

Succession planning is an important focus for both School Council and the PAC. There will be several open executive positions for the 2020-2021 school year and we are eager and excited to explore interest in these roles with potential new members. This is an excellent opportunity to lend your time, talents and energy to the school and make a difference!

Should you be interested in exploring this great opportunity please contact us at and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. A list of current council members is listed below.

Our School Council Members

• Chair – Eva Munroe Burns

• Vice Chair – Catherine Loades

• Treasurer – Amanda Edwards

• Secretary – Ibitissem Zekra

• Fundraising Coordinator – Kristen Dublonko and Laura McIntyre

• Casino Coordinator – Ruksana Samji

• Communication Liaison – Caley Wolf

• Volunteer Coordinator – Wendy Moffat

• CBE Key Communicator – Joanne Reynolds

• Member at Large (2) – Onalee Orchard and Andrea Gesner.

Read more about these positions here


Every CBE school community is required to establish a school council. Working in collaboration with the principal and school community, school councils can help foster a supportive learning environment and create valuable opportunities for students to reach their full potential.

School councils perform an important advisory role at schools. They help ensure the parent and community perspective is represented in school decision-making. In addition, school councils share information about the school with the community.
The actions of the school council must reflect the expectations and beliefs of the school community. School council functions include:

  • helping to ensure students have the opportunity to meet the standards of education established by Alberta Education
  • assisting in ensuring that the fiscal management of the school meets requirements
  • advising the principal and the Board of Trustees on school matters
  • performing any duty or function delegated by the Board of Trustees
  • sharing ideas and information with other school councils and provincial organizations
  • communicating information to the school community and other school councils
  • setting policies or creating by-laws that relate to the operations of school council, including budget, fundraising, meeting procedures and more

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2021 ASCA Resolutions – HAVE YOUR SAY

2021 ASCA Resolutions – HAVE YOUR SAY

This year’s AGM will be held on April 25, 2021 (online). I am unable to attend this year’s virtual meeting but have arranged for another school to take our votes by proxy. As a result, we need to submit our votes on the proposed resolutions by April 23 at 8am. 

Any interested Nellie parent is invited to vote on the resolutions. I will tally the votes and compile a position for our school.

To have your say in this year’s online votes:

STEP 1) Review the resolutions in full through this link: 2021 Resolution Package:

STEP 2) Cast your vote though this google form by April 23, 8am.

The resolutions are voted on as is, with a yes or no vote. After you have reviewed the resolutions, please complete the google forms below and I will compile and submit our votes based on the majority for each resolution. 

I realize this is a substantial amount of content for interested parents to review. As your representative on PAC I am working toward having a dedicated council meeting in the future to discuss these resolutions at length each year in March when they come out. In lieu of that, this year I would like to share a resource document from a non-partisan, non-profit public education advocacy group fighting for the rights of all children to an equitable and accessible public education system. Although not affiliated with SOS, I and the chair of your Nellie PAC are in agreement with this voting guide for your consideration.

Thank you for your participation. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

JoAnn Reynolds –
Key Communicator – COSC Liaison
Nellie McClung Elementary

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