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|Executive Director's Report|
Here you will find updates and messages from Jacquie Hansen, the ASCA Executive Director:
Executive Director's Report
A new school year has begun and, just like students and staff around the province, we have started with energy and enthusiasm!
As you may have read in the President’s message, the Alberta School Councils’ Association (ASCA) is here to support your efforts in achieving a successful school council year.
Whether you’re a first time attendee or a seasoned veteran on school council, we can provide you with all you need to enhance your skills and knowledge. Some reminders as you plan out your school year:
Progressive Learning Program (PLP)
Conference & Annual General Meeting (AGM) SAVE THE DATE April 28 - 30, 2017 Delta Edmonton South.
Issues for Change in Education
As always, the staff is here to help. If you need assistance to understand school council legislation, regulations, workshops or communications, please do not hesitate to call our office for information at 780-454-9867 in Edmonton or toll free 1-800-661-3470.
Happy New Year!
Where does the time go? I have been the Executive Director for three months and continue to be amazed at the awesome engine we call ASCA.
ASCA Conference and AGM
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Policy
President Vonkeman posted this message on the ASCA website at http://www.albertaschoolcouncils.ca/?page=president
ASCA staff and board members continue to participate at Alberta Education tables regarding ongoing initiatives; inclusive education, high school completion, assessment and more. We’ll keep you informed of developments as they take shape.
Winter has been kind to us this year and spring is just around the corner!
See you at the conference!
It has been a whirlwind of activity and learning since joining the Alberta School Councils’ Association (ASCA) team on November 5th. The welcome from Board, staff, and so many others, has been truly humbling. Thank you all.
The calendar has been full as I get up to speed on all things ASCA, including my first Board of Directors meeting. Two full meeting days provided opportunity to get to know the Board members and see their passion for education first hand.
ASCA is involved with a number of provincial educational committees covering curriculum development, assessment, inclusion, and First Nations, Metis and Inuit engagement. I’m happy to report that ASCA’s voice is strong and well respected around these committee tables.
Our member services team is busy developing and providing workshops and webinars to school councils across Alberta. Thanks to our “Field Instructors” who assist in delivering the workshops – we know they are well received. I am looking forward to attending some of these sessions and meeting our members.
Save the Date! Plans are underway for the 2016 Conference and AGM on April 22- 24 at the Delta Edmonton South. A great opportunity to connect and dialogue on education - I look forward to seeing many of you again, and making new connections as well.
Again, a big thanks to the team here for all the support…. Tracy, Wendy, Jolaine, Shauna and Kathy!
It is December and the holidays close at hand - may you find peace, rest and fun, with family and friends.
26/04/2017 » 28/04/2017
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Gathering
28/04/2017 » 30/04/2017
School Councils 2017 Conference and AGM
01/05/2017 » 07/05/2017
Mental Health Awareness Week
‘Kidz in Careers’ Golf Classic