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School Council & Parent Association


The Esther Starkman School Council and the Esther Starkman Parent Association are two boards, both made up of parent volunteers, that work together to support our school. The boards are governed and run separately, however many volunteers serve on both boards. The School Council and the Parent Association work closely together to align their priorities to ensure that we are supporting the school as effectively as possible. 

School Council is a structured group of parents, principals, teachers, and community representatives who work together to effectively support and enhance student learning. We provide a connection between families, staff and the community to ensure that our school is a safe and enriched place for our children to learn and grow. We also create initiatives to enhance and engage the overall school community. School Councils are governed by the Education Act. 

The Parent Association's purpose is to fundraise to support school priorities that will directly impact the everyday lives of students. We consult with the principal, teachers and the School Council board to determine what initiatives are most helpful to support the school. For example, funding books, resources or equipment for the school, supporting school field trips or hosting events like Hot Lunches or the Scholastic Book Fair. The Parent Association is a registered society governed by the Societies Act. 

Both boards meet each month to work towards our goals and meetings are held consecutively on the same night. All parents and families are always welcome to attend! 

Visit our website to find the most up-to-date information including our contact information, meeting dates, minutes and agendas, general board information, upcoming events, current fundraiser details and much more. 




School Council Email - estherstarkman.schoolcouncil@gmail.com

Parent Association Email - estherstarkmanpa@gmail.com 



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