Academic year 2021-22

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are now a few weeks into the new school year and so it is a good time to get settled into our new mode of operating as Lisgar School Council (LSC).

In our first (virtual) meeting of the school year, we held a Q & A session with Lisgar’s Principal Patsy Agard and we met the new Vice Principal, Mr. Babak Ghiri, as well as the new student council Co-Presidents Clara Costello and Kimberly Liang. The Q & A session was very informative and if you missed it, you can read the summary here. It will also be posted on our website.

Now it is time to turn our attention to Lisgar School Council elections. As you may already know, as soon as kids start high school and grow more independent, parents seem to be left out of the information loop. By participating in our school council, you not only find out what is happening at Lisgar but you also have the opportunity to provide important input and have an impact. This has been especially important during the past two years of the pandemic, as the Q & A session and minutes of previous meetings will attest.

So, we want you to join us! Here is how you can join the LSC.

The Process

First, it is a good idea to review the descriptions of Lisgar School Council Positions and find out what they entail. You are encouraged to select more than one position, as this enables us to fill all the positions. For example, if two people are nominated for the same position then we are able to offer a second choice of positions, if you indicate that you are willing to consider an alternative.

Second, if there is a position or two that you may be interested in, simply fill in the 2021/2022 Nomination Form. Yes, you can nominate yourself and don’t forget to tell us a bit about yourself!

Third, the deadline for nominations is 9am on Tuesday, October 12 so please send your nomination form to us via this email: lisgarparentcouncil@gmail.com .

Fourth, the school council executive will review the nominations and match the nominations with positions. If there are conflicts or positions with no nominations, we will contact those interested in serving on school council and see if we can resolve the vacancies.

Fifth, at our virtual meeting on Tuesday, October 12 @ 7pm we will present the new school council slate and vote them into office. A meeting notification and agenda will be sent in advance of the meeting. EVERYONE is WELCOME to join in the school council meetings, you do not have to hold a position.

We hope you will choose to join school council and support the Lisgar community. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Lucie Bohac & Minh Trinh

LSC Co-Chairs