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.
VOTING GUIDE: https://www.supportourstudents.ca/asca-2021-resolutions-guide.html

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

JoAnn Reynolds – joannm.reynolds@gmail.com
Key Communicator – COSC Liaison
Nellie McClung Elementary

Fill Our Buckets Campaign: Choral Risers

FILL OUR BUCKETS CAMPAIGN CONTINUES!Let’s get these buckets full for our great community and teachers.

The school has identified that they are in need of Choral Risers for school performances. These cost $5900 and your donation will have an impact on ensuring our students have wonderful performances!

Donations can be made through cheque or e-transfer to treasurernellie@gmail.comE-TRANSFERS ARE THE PREFERABLE WAY.

All donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt for the year the donation was made. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS IF YOU WOULD LIKE A TAX RECEIPT.

COSC Presentation January Meeting

Council of School Councils (COSC) meeting summary – January 20, 2021

  • C.A.R.E. Collaboration for Anti-Racism and Equity Supports feedback due Feb 22
  • Update on High School Engagement scenario – next phase in march, report in Oct
  • System wide COVID and hub online stats update 
  • Overview of system wide Three-Year Education Plan
  • 2021 Municipal Election reminder – encouragement of parents running, value of a public education system as key building blocks of democracy.
  • Main presentation: Supporting Student Learning, Mental Health & Well-Being in a Pandemic – U of C research study, some preliminary results

Slides from the presentation


Due to the COVID-19 restrictions this year, we are unable to raise funds through the traditional community building in person events we have come to know and love within the Nellie community.

Therefore, it is more important than ever to focus our efforts into areas where we can positively impact and further advance the education of our students and support our teachers at Nellie McClung.

The school has identified the buckets of technology and arts as requiring additional funding and have set a fundraising goal of $20,000.

If you can support our great school, students and teachers please consider making a financial contribution to our 2020/2021 Fill Our Buckets campaign.

Your donation will have an impact on ensuring our students receive the best education possible and will be used to further support advancements in technology based learning and artistic expression. Donations can be made through signup genius, cheque or e-transfer to treasurernellie@gmail.com.

All donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt for the year the donation was made. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS IF YOU WOULD LIKE A TAX RECEIPT.

The Fill our Buckets campaign will run from December 2020 through January 2021.If you would like a tax receipt for the 2020 year, please make your donation prior to December 31, 2020.

HERE IS THE SIGN UP GENIUS.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0844AEA72FA3F85-nellie2

The fundraising committee made a really great video in support of the campaign!!

Make sure to have a look!https://youtu.be/4NtXybOwyZM

Nellie McClung Student/ Parent Handbook is NOW Online

Our 2020-21 Student/Parent Handbook is now digital. Please click the following links for information on specific topics:


Staff Email


Before and After School Care – Summit


Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities

Cold Weather Days


COVID-19 Protocols

Digital Citizenship

Dress Code

Fire Drills and Lock Downs

Health and Wellness

Learning Commons

Lost and Found/Personal Belongings 

MyCBE / PowerSchool

Parking and Drop-off

Playground expectations

Progressive Discipline

School Safety Patrols


Noon Supervision

School Learning Team

Volunteers and Visitors

Council of School Councils (COSC) Meeting

Please find below a link to the October Council of School Councils (COSC) meeting. Usually an in-person gathering of representatives from all CBE parent councils, the meeting has moved online and is more easily shared with interested parents.  
The presentation included COVID funding and supplies updates, an update on Hub Learning, updates on the Ministerial order process, some general reminders about the roles of school councils vs. parent societies, and some new guidelines on fundraising. The video goes on to record a q&A with school trustees and parents. 
LINK: Oct. 22 CBE Council of School Council meeting

Reminder: 2nd Monthly Nellie Covid-19 Friendly Bottle & Clothing Drive!!!!

Time: 8 am to 9:30 am, this Friday – November 6How to contribute?

*EASY: Simply bring your bottles to school and put them in the drop in bins pictured in red below or drive through where the blue arrows indicate!

*We are also taking clothing for the ‘Share the Warmth’ winter clothing drive at the same time, let’s keep our community warm!

Didn’t save any bottles this month? That’s OK – bring them December 4, 8-9:30 am. Same place!

Nellie McClung’s Clothing Drive

The weather is changing and so is the temperature!  Nellie has a tradition of helping those in our community and by “Sharing the Warmth.” 
Please consider donating your gently used kids winter items to help the students in our school.  

We are looking for the following items: gloves, scarves/neck tubes, toques, jackets, snow pants and  boots.  If you have all ready donated your items a small  monetary donation would be appreciated to purchase the above items needed.

Your generous contribution can be donated the following ways:
– yellow bin located inside the main front doors (bin to the right)
– send your item with your child to school in a bag
– alternatively contact Kondilenia at kkaketsis@shaw.ca to make alternative arrangements.

Full details can be viewed at  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0844AEA72FA3F85-2020

Thank you in advance for your generous donations and helping “Share the Warmth” by keeping our students all warm this winter.

PAC Requesting Contact Information

Our PAC would like your contact information. Due to FOIP the school is not able to provide your contact information to anyone.*If you would like the PAC to have your information you must provide it to them yourself. The PAC will use the information to contact you regarding events and initiatives that they are sponsoring.They are also trying to set up a Class Parent/Guardian for each class. Please note that this request is coming from the Parent Advisory Council and not from the school. If you wish to voluntarily provide this information please follow their link below.https://forms.gle/jeqDvLZhEHE5NPcV9