Catholic School Advisory Council

Catholic School Advisory Council2019-10-07T11:54:41-05:00

Meeting Information

The primary purpose of a Catholic School Advisory Council is to focus the resources of an entire community on the well- being and effective learning of our students. Membership of our Catholic School Council consists of, but may not be limited to:

  • Parents/guardians of students enrolled in the school
  • Community representative(s)
  • Parish representative(s)
  • The school principal
  • A teacher
  • A non-teaching staff member

School Council acts in an advisory capacity to the principal. Other issues can include the preparation of school profiles, extracurricular activities and the establishment of ad-hoc committees for fund raising.

Anyone in the school or broader community is welcome to attend and to observe Catholic School Council meetings. These meetings deal with many issues important to the school community; however, they are not forums for the discussion of parent-teacher-student issues. These concerns will be referred to the Principal.

Our school council is always looking for dynamic individuals in our community to be part of the team. All are welcome!

Objectives for School Councils:

The advisory role of the School Council is to provide ideas and opinions, to assist the principal and where appropriate, school board trustees in their decision-making on educational issues. The objectives of The St. Augustine CES Catholic School Council are:

  • To enhance communication between the school, home, church and community;
  • To make recommendations to the administration and school staff on;
  • School policy and procedures
  • Programs and services
  • Facilities and equipment
  • Learning and resources
  • Parent/community education
  • Budgeting and finance
  • And to support the school by providing resources to fulfill the mission.

Characteristics of Effective School Councils:

  • Focus on student learning and the best interests of all students are actively involved in setting school priorities for improving student achievement
  • Promote meaningful parental, parish, and community involvement and actively seek the views of their school communities
  • Have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities
  • Include members who represent the diverse views of their school communities
  • Keep well informed about school and board policies and procedures
  • Have clear and consistent processes for decision making
  • Communicate with the community about their activities
  • Maintain high ethical standards
  • Have members who have developed mutual trust and respect for one another

St. Augustine CES Catholic School Advisory Council Members for 2019 – 2020:

  • Co-Chairs – Kalin Wilson and Tracey Babineau
  • Treasurer – Evelina Turney
  • Secretary – Andrea Koza
  • Parish Member – Silvia Strauss
  • Community Rep – Ann Marie Macey
  • Parent Reps – Stephanie Ropp, Liz Monteiro, Melissa Malleck
  • Staff Reps –Julie Amador
  • Principal – Angela Carroll

Catholic School Advisory Council Meeting Dates for 2019-2020:

The St. Augustine Catholic School Council usually meets the first Tuesday of every month. A few exceptions occur. All parents are invited to join us in the library at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019 – Family Advent Mass at St. Gregory Church
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • Tuesday, February 4, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2020
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2020 – Catholic School Council Social