Event Calendar

May 28

The Work of School Council: It's NOT About the Meeting ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

School Councils often struggle with identifying the types of activities and work they should be doing in order to truly fulfil their legislated role. In this workshop, school councils are encouraged to examine what they are doing in relation to the Assurance Framework, their intended purpose and the intended result of their work, and then consider strategies to enhance school council’s role in the school community, supporting the expectations of legislation and the Assurance Framework.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

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May 30

School Council Purpose ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Understanding the advisory role of school councils through a review of the legislation, exploring rights, responsibilities and choices including which topics/areas are open for discussion helps to guide school council and its work in the school community. Learning how to identify the work of school councils, how to frame a “personal issue” from a school council perspective and how to broach sensitive topics is essential for new and returning members.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

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Jun 03

The Assurance Framework and School Councils ASCA Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

The Assurance Framework, introduced with the Weighted Moving Average Funding Model in February 2020 and implemented provincially in September 2020, is designed to demonstrate to Albertans that the education system is meeting student needs and that students are successful.
The Assurance Framework is based on the importance of stakeholder engagement (i.e., parents on school councils) in a more meaningful planning process. School boards are responsible for the engagement of the parents of their students, and to provide the opportunity for school council engagement in developing the education plan, results report, and other items critical to student success. Principals are expected to create similar opportunities specific to the local context of their own school communities.
All education partners share the responsibility for student growth - including parents and school councils!

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

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Jun 04

When Things Don't Turn Out as Planned

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

It’s the end of the school year and your child’s grades or accomplishments are not what you had hoped for. How do you reconcile this and support your child in their own reflection of the year? What wording is effective and supportive for their future? What shifts may we have to make to focus on our relationship with our child and our hopes for their schooling? It’s not as easy as it sounds and it can be done through accessing DBT skills.

This session will be valuable for parents of children of all ages and academic levels.

Information and Registration (at no charge)

 

 

Jun 05

Fundraising Association Financial Practices ASCA Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Fundraising associations are separate, legal entities with distinct rules to follow, responsibilities to comply with and liabilities to consider. Following sound financial management and proven business practices are critical for continued success in the school community. Topics include identifying financial risks, managing risk, basic financial practices, and how to make spending decisions. Discussion of resource documents, templates and sample financial documents and reports to assist the association in creating a sound financial management plan.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

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Jun 06

Fundraising Association Partnership Purpose ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Fundraising Associations (FRAs) are separate, legal entities with distinct rules to follow, responsibilities to comply with and liabilities to consider. Positive, collaborative, mutually respectful relationships with the principal and school council are integral to the success of each and in the best interests of students. Clarity of who has authority for what, is essential.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

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Jun 11

School Council Purpose ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Understanding the advisory role of school councils through a review of the legislation, exploring rights, responsibilities and choices including which topics/areas are open for discussion helps to guide school council and its work in the school community. Learning how to identify the work of school councils, how to frame a “personal issue” from a school council perspective and how to broach sensitive topics is essential for new and returning members.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

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Jun 13

Fundraisng Association Fundamental Principles ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Fundraising Associations operate as legal entities with distinct rules to follow. This workshop will review the legislation and purpose of a Fundraising Association, it's role and relationships with the school community, the role of the Board, and how decisions are made. This workshop is designed to guide new and existing Boards and Association members with a review of principles and some operations best practices.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

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Jun 17

The Work of School Council: It's NOT About the Meeting ASCA Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

School Councils often struggle with identifying the types of activities and work they should be doing in order to truly fulfil their legislated role. In this workshop, school councils are encouraged to examine what they are doing in relation to the Assurance Framework, their intended purpose and the intended result of their work, and then consider strategies to enhance school council’s role in the school community, supporting the expectations of legislation and the Assurance Framework.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

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Jun 19

Effective Engagement in Your School Community ASCA Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

School councils would like their school community to be dynamic, exciting places, where parents feel authentically engaged in supporting and enhancing student learning. Using local context, define effective engagement, identify existing challenges, explore possible solutions and create goals and plans focused on creating engagement opportunities for the school community which align with the expectations of the Assurance Framework.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

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Jun 20

Managing School Council Meetings ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Online

Meaningful school council meetings require strong leadership and clear, easy to follow processes for all participants. Having a solid Agenda, some simple Rules of Order and learning how to Direct Discussion will help to ensure the school council meetings are not a waste of anyone’s valuable time. Exploration of some common challenges for school council meetings and introduction of important solution-oriented tools are provided. Every meeting participant will benefit from this workshop!

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

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Jun 21

Indigenous Peoples Day

Time: All Day