About Our School Council

Message From The Chair

Dear STC Parents/ Guardians,

I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you the parents who have volunteered to serve on the 2019-2020 School Council:

Lisa Ryce – Chair


Ida Bevilacqua – Secretary


Jennifer Gibbins – Treasurer


Kevin Kelley – Liturgical Rep


Members at Large


Cheryl Fernandes


Vanessa Hickey


Juan Jose Reategui Alcedo


On behalf of the 2019-2020 Parent School Council, I would like to welcome you to, what we hope will be another great year for our school. I have been at this school for many years and have two daughters currently in grades 5 and 7. Your dedicated and hard-working council is comprised of parents who have children in FDK to Grade 8. We are motivated to continue to offer our students many events and activities to support Mr. Agro and our awesome teachers. We have an amazing group of parents on council this year, full of energy and inspiration to share with the school community. It is through the School Council that we are able to run successful programs/events such as Liturgical Celebrations, Christmas Star of Hope, MT Cares, Guest Speakers, Dave & Buster’s Family Night, Pancake Breakfast, Landscaping Clean-Ups and Donations, School Decorating, the Year-End HOOPLA and many, many more.

The benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and our school community. Grandparents & caregivers are more than welcome to volunteer!!! If you would like to volunteer with any of our Council-led initiatives, you are welcome to still do so. Send me an email and I will help you get started. Not all positions require a lot of time. Many of these programs/events only require a total of 1 or 2 hours for the entire school year and some events occur during evenings and are only once a year. Volunteering with children does require a police check. This is a very simple process. You can submit the request in person with Halton Regional Police or submit online by visiting: https://www.haltonpolice.ca/about/courtsrecords/policerecordchecks.php. It takes several weeks to receive your report in the mail at which time you can drop off a copy at the school office. The report has to be received prior to volunteering so please plan in advance.

Children watch everything you do. By giving back to the community, you show them firsthand how volunteering makes a difference and how good it feels to help others and enact change. If you can help us, help the school, we would love to have you join us. All are welcome at our meetings and volunteers are always needed. Please email us for any questions you may have or to volunteer.

 God Bless & Thank You,

Lisa Ryce

Chair of the 2019-2020 STC School Council


Please find our Parent Volunteer Form attached below.

Parent Volunteer Form Web – 2019

About School Council


The Catholic Parent School Council is an advisory body, which provides advice to the Principal and where appropriate, to the School Board. Our goal is to support the administration and staff in realizing academic, athletic and emotional excellence as well as individual growth of the students of St Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School.


Our Catholic Parent School Council is able to provide school support through organizing events and programs to engage the school community as well to support the school staff and curriculum. Our council typically meets once a month at 6:30PM in the school forum As a member of the School Council, we ask that each person will assume at least one prime role in our council initiatives. This may mean helping to organize an event or a fundraising initiative.


For more information on School Councils in Ontario, please visit this site: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/elemsec/council/council02.pdf


For more information on School Councils with the HCDSB, visit this site:





Election Information:

All parents/guardians with a valid police check are welcome to join Council. Positions will be determined (either voted or acclaimed) at our first Council meeting which takes place in the first couple of weeks upon returning for the new school year. You can nominate yourself for a position or consider joining as a member at large to understand the landscape of what Council does at the school.

Council Meetings

All parents are welcome to our council meetings. You do not need to be a  council member to attend. Meeting times are usually noted on the school website or will be communicated either by email or on the school sign. Meetings this year will take place on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted.


September 25th 2019           6:30PM

October 2nd 2019                  6:30PM * brainstorming & planning meeting

October 23rd 2019                6:30PM

November 27th 2019            6:30PM

January 15th 2020                6:30PM

February 12th 2020              6:30PM * HOOPLA Planning – all parents are welcome to this important session

March 25th 2020                   6:30PM

April 22nd 2020                     6:30PM * HOOPLA Planning

May 27th 2020                       6:30PM * Planning for September 2020

Please email us at stcschoolcouncil@gmail.com for more information.

HCDSB AdministratorAbout Our School Council