School Council Executive

The school council executive for the 2018/1 School year

Chairperson – Melanie Fitzgerald 

 Vice Chairperson – Laura Harrison 

Secretary – Samantha Grantham 

Treasurer – Christine Peck 

Communications Officer – Ann Roberts

Onoway Jr/Sr High School Council

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Breakfast Nook Donations

Thanks to the generosity of many parents and staff, students who don't have breakfast or forget their lunch can now stop by the counselling area and get a quick bite of toast or a granola bar.

Due to space and storage we are asking for specific donations of:

  • granola bars
  • juice
  • fruit cups

If you are able to donate, please drop them off at the school. We also acceptscash donations so we may buy supplies when they are low.

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Annual General Meetings Notice

The Onoway Parents Educative Association meeting will begin at 6:30 pm. Onoway Jr/Sr High School Council meeting will be held at 7 pm. We will be holding elections at both meetings.

 I strongly encourage parents to attend these meetings as this is your voice and opportunity to have input. These meetings are also a great way to become informed as to what is happening at Onoway Jr/ Sr High School.

Coffee Club Dates

Onoway Jr/Sr High School Council has parent volunteers come in the morning of the last Monday of the month from 8:30 - 9:00 AM to help welcoming our students to school.
We invite you to come and join the Coffee Club. All that is required is to come in, enjoy a cup of coffee at the office and welcome students at the front door as they arrive at school.

If you need more information, know of someone who would like to volunteer or have any questions please do not hesitate to e-mail

Dates for the 2019/2020 School Year


Onoway Parents Educative Association Society Meeting Agenda September 18, 2019


  1. Call To Order
  2. Additions To The Agenda
  1. Adoption Of The Agenda
  2. Approval Of Minutes
  3. Casino Report
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  • Approval of Financial Statement
  1. Old Business
  • CFEP Grant Reporting Approved
  • Insurance
  1. Dissolve Board & Elections
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Director
  • Casino Representative
  • Two Auditors
  • Signing Authority
  1. New Business
  • AGLC List Of Executive
  • Budget
  • Meeting Dates
  • Coffee Club Dates & Name Change
  • Next Meeting
  • Adjournmen

Onoway Jr. Sr. High School Council Meeting Agenda  September 18, 2019


  1. Call To Order
  2. Introductions
  3. Additions/Deletions To The Agenda
  1. Adoption Of The Agenda
  2. Approval Of Minutes
  3. Trustee Report
  4. Principal’s Report
  • Start Up 2019/20-Student Items-Numbers/Timetable
  • Staffing Updates
  • CREW-Success Coach-Kristine Bellingham
  • SRO Update-Jim Duncan
  • Sports 19/20
  • Benches-3-Council /2-School/1-Donated NGPS Maintenance Requires Cement Pads
  • Webs of Support
  1. Athletics
  2. Breakfast Nook
  3. Old Business
  1. Dissolve Board & Elections
  • Chairperson
  • Vice Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Communications Officer
  1. New Business
  • Meeting Dates
  1. Treasurer’s Report
  2. Next Meeting
  3. Adjournment


Onoway Parent Educative Association Society Meeting June 12, 2019


  • Meeting called to order at 6:34 pm by Melanie Fitzgerald

            In attendance were: Melanie Fitzgerald, Laura Harrison, Samantha Grantham,

            Ann Roberts,  Christine Peck, Lisa Dundas, John Lobo, Irene Wilkinson, Janine

            Mickey, Judy Muir

  • A motion was made to approve agenda as published. First Laura Harrison, Seconded by Ann Roberts, all in favor.
  • A motion was made to approve the minutes as published May 8, 2019. First Melanie Fitzgerald and Seconded by Laura Harrison, all in favor.
  • President’s Report – Melanie Fitzgerald thanked everyone for coming to meeting.  She said that parent input does matter and appreciates all of us.
  • Casino Representative – Nothing to report
  • Old Business

            - Appreciation lunch we have $775.00 to put towards this.  Bus drivers will      

            get $10 gift cards for Tim Hortons. Lunch for the teachers and supporting

            staff will be on June 20th and will be catered.   

            Motion was made to spend $200 on the bus drivers gift cards and $400

            for the staff lunch.  First Samantha Grantham, seconded by Ann Roberts.

            All in favor

            - Insurance – tabled until next meeting

            - Benches – Motion made to buy 3 benches at $1300.00 each from casino

            account. Benches will be for the students to use outside of the school. 

            First Laura Harrison, seconded by Samantha Grantham, all in favor.

  • New Business

            - Coffee Club supplies - Motion was made to put $175.00 towards supplies

            for coffee club.  First Melanie Fitzgerald, seconded by Janine Mickey, all

            in favor.

            Talk about changing name of coffee club. Ann Roberts volunteered to come

            up with ideas for new name.

  • Dissolve Board & Elections –

            Motion made to table meeting until September 18, 2019 6:30 pm

            because of low attendance of June meeting.  First Ann Roberts,

            seconded by Samantha Grantham, all in favor.

  • Treasurer’s Report - presented by Ann Roberts

May 1, 2019 – May 30, 2019

General Account:                 opening balance        $1194.35

Service fee                         -6.22

Donation from Jaymad Contracting


for Staff appreciation


Closing Balance:


Sports Parents:





Casino Account:                   Opening balance    $22,381.78

Bussing to OJSH          -5000.00

Closing balance      $17,381.78

Approval of the financial statement, first Laura Harrison Seconded by Melanie Fitzgerald, all in favor.

  • Meeting adjourned at 7:05 pm by a motion from Samantha Grantham and seconded by Laura Harrison, all in favor.


* Next meeting will be September 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Onoway Jr./Sr. High School School Council Meeting June 12, 2019


  • Meeting called to order at 7:18 pm by Melanie Fitzgerald

            In attendance were the following:

            Melanie Fitzgerald                             Laura Harrison                       Lisa Dundas      

            Christine Peck                                    John Lobo                               Ann Roberts

            Samantha Grantham                          Judy Muir                                Janine Mickey

            Irene Wilkinson                                                                      

  • Introductions were made
  • A motion was made to adopt the agenda as published by Janine Mickey and seconded by Ann Roberts.  All in favor.
  • Motion was made to approve the minutes as published, by Laura Harrison and seconded by Melanie Fitzgerald. All in favor.
  • Trustee Report - given by Christine Peck – see attached
  • Principals Report – given by John Lobo - see attached
  • Teacher Rep Report – given by Lisa Dundas – see attached
  • Athletics – Banquet cancelled because not enough ticket sales.
  • New Business – Laura Harrison will do grad speech for school council.

                                  - Ann Roberts will send out thank you cards to Wade Neilson and Jaymad Contracting for their                                          donations to the staff  appreciation lunch.                         

  • Treasurer’s Report – given by Ann Roberts

            May 1, 2019 – May 30, 2019


General Account:      

 opening balance  




Service fee                



Donation from Jaymad Contracting 




for Staff appreciation                           








Closing Balance:      $1788.13







Sports Parents:              (975.75)






OPEA:                             812.38







            Casino Account:                    Opening balance     $22,381.78






Bussing to OJSH            -5000.00






Closing balance       $17,381.78



  • Dissolve Board & Elections – Motion made to table meeting until September 18, 2019 7:00 pm because of low attendance of June meeting. First Samantha Grantham, Seconded by Janine Mickey
  • A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Ann Roberts and seconded by Laura Harrison. All in favor

Next meeting is the Annual General Meeting, September 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Trustee Report OJSH June 12, 2019

NGPS Board Meeting May 7, 2019

  • Presentation Icelandic Visitors: Teachers and students from Iceland on exchange with Fox Creek School staff and students. Three teachers explained how they have many of the same issues we face in education just a different location. Yellow school bus was most exciting for their students! Impressed with our proactive approach to mental health.
  • Letters of congratulations will be sent to the newly elected ministers in our division. NGPS Board Meeting May 28, 2019
  • Presentation Coalition for accessible child care: Many families are in need of more busing options. Transportation department is currently looking for numbers and hope to have answers in the coming weeks.
  • Presentation Transportation: PowerSchool link, GPS on each bus, MELT

Teacher induction for all first year teachers in NGPS. Very nice evening celebrating their success. Edwin Parr awards.

Blue Ribbon Panel: present Aug 15 after which the budget will be set.

Locally developed courses from Calgary & Edmonton school districts have been approved for use in NGPS These include Yoga 15, 25, 35 & Dance 15, 25, 35. Prepared by: Trustee Christine Peck

June 2019 OJSH school council  Principals†report

  1.  Student Activities May –June 2019


Jr high track team banner at GCAA

  1.  Srs to provincials in Calgary

Drama: fantastic production done by Drama 10,20,30

Music: final concerts and awards

Art: legion award winners district-province

FNMI: Indigenous Spirit Award-Provincial - Rowyn†Mustus

Pride Day: June 14

Aboriginal Day: June 21- with food trucks at lunch

Grad 2019: Friday June 28

School ceremony @2:30 pm Banquet arena†@5pm Finals and diplomas in June

  1. Outdoor benches: 3 school council, 2 school - from Morands Ordered and will be delivered when complete
  2. Planning for next year – budget and timetable for 2019-2020

Loss of revenue

Reduced 18-19 credits will see a revenue below the expected 35credits per student

- not all fees collected  options and tech fee

-track upgrades in may 2019 to be paid over 2 yrs

Anticipate a significant deficit for 18-19 which will be covered off by reduced staffing

1 less teacher, attrition 2 reduced half time positions fte

Some support staff attrition and reduced hours, that do not affect classrooms

19-20 timetable is very lean, but†meets the needs of students.

19-20 Timetables will be opened up on Aug 27, 2019 on the powerschool portal

  1. 4. Thank you to the School Council

June 12, 2019

Teacher Report

  1. L. Dundas
  • Thank you for all of the support of our Breakfast Nook.
  • May PD Day – staff discussed and worked together on Quality Learning Environments, a Collaborative Response meeting and a discussion of how Learning Sprints can be incorporated with our Webs of Support initiative.
  • VTRA training took place in our school – students may have noticed many new adults in our school over last 2 days – training in Violent Threat Risk Assessment.
  • Teachers are busy with final Individual Support Plan (ISP) signings – over 100 of our students receive some type of accommodation in their learning.
  • Registration and all parent meetings for students entering grades 8, 10 and 12 is now completed.
  • Summer Boot Camp at our school – Second week of July – we are offering: Industrial Safety Certification, Cooking Class, Learner’s Preparation course and First Aid. Parents can sign up students on the website.
  • We now have access to a new Mental Health worker – Monique St. Denis. We share her services with 6 other schools. She is prepared to work with both students and their parents.  She is working to offer a number of groups/workshops for students in our school next year.

Onoway Parent Educative Association Society Meeting June 13, 2018

• Meeting called to order at 6:46 pm by Melanie Fitzgerald
In attendance were: Melanie Fitzgerald, Christine Peck, Samantha Grantham,
Laura Harrison, Cathy Brennan, Dena Friars, Kristina Prokuda, Judy Muir,
John Lobo, Lisa Dundas, Bonnie Sandsbraaten, Lori Duchesnay
• A motion was made to approve agenda as published. First Christine Peck,
Seconded by Laura Harrison
• A motion was made to approve the minutes . First Laura Harrison and
Seconded by Cathy Brennan.
• Casino Report – Cathy Brennan
- Casino Money will not be in till August
• Old Business
- Fundraiser for Appreciation Lunch: if we do fundraiser it would be nice to
have a list of fundraisers already being done by other groups within the
- Raffle Fees: It was decided that we can waive the $25 for other groups
because the Casino money can pay for banking fees.
• New Business
- Insurance: Insurance for Education Association is not covered by Onoway
Highschool. Cathy Brennan will find out if Casino money can cover insurance
payment and how much that payment would be.
- 50/50: Motion was made by Melanie Fitzgerald for 50/50 raffle for the
Athletics Association to be run through the Educative Association. Motion
Accepted by Dena Friars, Samantha Grantham, Christine Peck and Cathy
• Treasurer’s Report - Prepared by Christine Peck
May 1, 2018 – May 31, 2018
General Account – 70-01118
Opening balance: $811.06
Cheque 17 – Bus Driver Appreciation Gifts -260.00
Cheque 18 – Staff Appreciation Luncheon -378.00
Cheque 19 – Custodial Appreciation Gifts -25.00
Cheque 20 – Staff Appreciation Gifts -103.06
Bank Service Charge -6.00
Closing Balance $39.00
Casino Account – 75-25419
Opening Balance $3606.34
Cheque 141 - Casino -1,800.00
Bank service charge -6.00
Closing Balance $1800.34
- Approval of financial statement by Dena Friars and seconded by Lori
• Dissolve Board & Elections:
Melanie Fizgerald made a motion to dissolve The board
Chairperson – Melanie Fitzgerald. Nominated by Christine Peck and
seconded by Dena Friars
Vice Chairperson – Laura Harrison. Nominated by Cathy Brennan and
seconded by Christine Peck
Secretary – Samantha Grantham. Nominated by Laura Harrison and
seconded by Cathy Brennan
Treasurer – Christine Peck. Nominated by Laura Harrison and
seconded by Lori Duchesnay
Director – Ann Roberts. Nominated by Dena Friars and nomination seconded
by Kristina Prokuda
Casino Representative – Cathy Brennan. Nominated by Christine Peck and
nomination seconded by Samantha Grantham
Two Auditors – Cathy Brennan, Lori Duchesnay
Signing Authoritiy – Melanie Fitzgerald, Christine Peck, Ann Roberts
Motion was made by Christine Peck to remove Dena Friars as signing authority and
to add Ann Roberts to signing authority.

• Meeting adjourned by a motion from Dena Friars and seconded by Cathy
* Next meeting will be September 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm