Every Peel school has a school council—a group focused on helping
students succeed. School councils provide a voice for parents and the community
and offer advice to the school principal on a number of
We are holding school councils elections on September 26,
2011 at 6:30 in the School Library.
If you would like to know more or are
interested in joining our council, please contact Catherine Lord
Thomas Street School Council -
Want a quick reminder of meetings and parent engagement opportunities
at your student’s school? Sign up for the school council twitter
Thank you to the parents and friends of TSMS students who
purchased Fair Trade coffees and teas through the school. Funds
will help support activities benefiting students.
Our next and final meeting of the school year is Mon. May 14
at 6:30 p.m. at the school. If you have ever thought of joining
council, this meeting provides an excellent opportunity for you to preview our
activity before the new school year begins. All are
Our first meeting of the 2012-13
school year is Mon. Sept. 24.
Thank you to the many, many volunteers who have helped
throughout the year.
Reach both council co-chairs, Upali and Cathy, at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your ideas and comments. Minutes and
agendas are posted at the council blog: www.tsmscouncil.com
Join our School Council Meeting on Monday, May 14th at
6:30 in the Library to hear a presentation about:
Parenting Our Digital Kids
Conversations about internet safety, digital
devices, social media and healthy relationships in a ‘digital
exactly do we need to be aware of these days?
·How do we foster healthy
relationships, respect privacy, and still keep our kids
How do we handle the mistakes our children will
make from time to time?
How do we open up the conversation with our
Thomas Street School Council -
Thomas Street Middle School Council is holding its
annual fundraiser. Once a year, the council asks for the community members to
divert spending on products they would normally purchase to support TSMS. This
is the second year that we ask your support through ordering Fair Trade coffee
and teas. Products are described on www.dieselhousecoffeeroasters.ca
- One Pound Bags $15.00 (16oz / 454g) / Half Pound Bags $8.00 (8oz / 227oz).
ESPRESSO - One Pound Bags $15.00 (16oz / 454g) / Half Pound Bags $8.00 (8oz /
227oz). NUMI TEA - Box of 18 Bags $8.00
More than 30 percent of the product
costs will be returned to the school to help it support TSMS graduation
ceremonies and other special events to benefit the school population.
Over the next few weeks, please complete the order form that was sent home
with the newsletter and send it and payment to the school with your student.
The fundraiser ends Apr. 27, 2012.
Thank you in advance for your support of this initiative.
Last opportunity to attend school
council this school year: Mon. May 14 in the school, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. All are
When visiting a local greenhouse, you can help earn supplies
for the school’s greening initiative. At TERRA, give the cashier
the school’s point card number (463884) which will help students and volunteers
buy flowers and tools to beautify the school grounds.
School council will run a fundraiser in April, selling Fair
Trade coffee and tea products from an Ontario roaster. Funds will be used to
help off-set graduation ceremony costs and special events held at the school.
This is the second year for this fundraiser.
Thank you to the many student and community volunteers who
assisted to provide career education to more than 289 Grade 8 TSMS students on
It is never too late to join the council. If
you have ever contemplated becoming a school council member, why not come to our
final meeting on May 14 to get an idea of what to expect? Please
contact Co-chairs Upali and Cathy at email@example.com with your questions and suggestions, or visit the council blog at
www.tsmscouncil.com where you can make comments.
Street School Council - March
Two more opportunities to attend school council this
school year: Mon. Mar. 26 and Mon. May 14 in the school, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. All
School council and friends recognized the hard work of
teachers and staff with a special luncheon prepared by parents in late
February. Thank you to volunteers Lone, Evelyn S., Amna F. and
Naseema, Roula S., Upali D., Caroline M., Safeera M., Nancy T., Muniza H., Ruth
M. and Hanler N., Carole N., and student helpers Daniela D. and Adam C.
More than 20 community members have stepped forward to
address Grade 8 students about career choices on Mar. 29. Thank you to these
volunteers for assisting our youth to learn more about work possibilities in
many different fields.
The council will be embarking on a fundraiser to support
some council activities and create a legacy fund. More information will be
It is never too late to join the council. We
have a number of committees and activities that can use your talents.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the blog at www.tsmscouncil.com.
Thomas Street School Council -
The school council has a busy few months ahead. We will
end the month with a teacher appreciation event, held annually to show our
gratitude for the guidance of our educators and support staff. If
you are interested in volunteering to help with a luncheon on Feb. 24 or
donating nut free baked treats, please contact us at email@example.com.
In March we have Our All Kinds of Minds event where parents, council
and teachers work together to show Grade 8 students what is possible in the
world of work. Thank you to the many community members have
volunteered to speak about their careers and their journeys to become successful
in their vocations.
We will post our activities and committee work at tsmscouncil.com.
Join us for our next meeting: Mon. Feb. 13 in the school library at
Your School Council Is Looking For a Few
Good Parents............for Gr. 8 Career Day
your help! Thomas Street Middle School is looking for presenters for our Grade 8
Career Day, which will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012. We’re looking for
parents from all walks of life to spend few hours speaking to groups of students
about their jobs and why they love them. If you’d like to help spark a young
teen’s interest in a career like yours, we want to hear from you! We are
finalizing our plans for Career Day so please let us know right away if you are
interested in helping us with this exciting event!
You can contact us by e-mail or through the school office.
If you have questions about the school council and the work we do, or if you
have a comment or suggestion to pass along, you can always contact us by e-mail
at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always eager
to hear your comments, questions and suggestions.
Our next meeting is February 13th in the Library at 6:30
Thomas Street School Council
School Council has already met twice and set some exciting
priorities for its work. Over the short term and next three years,
council members said they wanted to help with Internet safety, character
education, career preparation, eco-school certification and fundraising, and
have created committees to support these initiatives.
Council and other parent volunteers will also assist at the
TSMS Craft Sale on Nov. 12 and its Walkathon.
Thank you to all parents and guardians who have attended
meetings, and/or volunteered to assist at other events. Our next
meeting is Mon. Nov. 21 at 6:30 at the school. All parents and
guardians are welcome.
To read the minutes of the council, please
To receive council news on
an ongoing basis, please register at:
To volunteer or
communicate with the council, please email: email@example.com
- to work with the safe schools committee and representatives of the John
Fraser Secondary School family of schools to promote activities and
accomplishments of character education in our school.
-to work with staff and school guidance to help Grade 8 students explore
careers and the strengths and character traits they favour.
- to work with educators, students and parents/guardians to advance TSMS as
an environmentally friendlier school, worthy of Eco-School certification.
- to assist students and parents/guardians to manage social media,
understand expectations of youth and promote a positive and safe school
- to provide a small amount of money for special parent/student events, and
to help leave a legacy from school council.