About Us

The Woodroffe Avenue Public School Council Executive Group for the 2022-2023 school year was ratified on September 20th. If you would like to take the lead on a vacant position or contribute in another way to council, contact us:
General questions/comments for council: [email protected]

Council Executive Members 2022-2023:

Committee Members:

  • OCASC Representatives: vacant
  • Safe Travel Planning Representative: Chris Bouchard
  • Healthy Active Kids: Mike McDougall & Clayton Dignard
  • Garden Committee: Kirstin Greystone, Steph Duffey, Carolyn Moffatt & Lisa Vandemeer
  • Outreach Committee: Kirstin Greystone
  • Multicultural Arts Coordinator: Carolyn Moffatt
  • Student Well Being: Jess Whitley & Clayton Dignard

Other Non-Elected Volunteer Roles:

  • Ski and Snowboard Club Coordinator:  vacant
  • Soccer Club Coordinator: vacant
  • Scientists in Schools Coordinator: vacant
  • Yearbook Team: Lisa Vandemeer & Laura Olac
  • Plant Sale: Daniela Humeniuk
  • Parent Night Fundraiser: vacant
  • Book Sale Lead: Genevieve Fujarczuk & Heather Logan
  • Movie Night Coordinator: Magda Anderchuk
  • On-line Silent Auction: vacant
  • Logo Wear Lead:vacant

School Council - Roles and Responsibilities

Chair – leads the monthly meetings, prepares the agenda and reviews the minutes, meets regularly with the administration, supports Student Council, answers parent’s queries, coordinates communications out to parents and oversees and supports the activities of council

Approx time commitment: 10-15hrs/week

Vice Chair –
works as a team with the Chair to provide support and oversight to all Council activities. Approx time commitment 5hrs/week but varies according to Council events

Treasurer – manages the Council budget (approx. $20K), is responsible for issuing all cheques, bank transactions, charitable donations, and attends/supervises all fundraising events at Woodroffe (movie nights, etc). The treasurer will work in partnership with our professional Book Keeper (including occasional meetings to reconcile the account, update the budget, and report to the OCDSB and CRA). Approx time commitment: 10 hrs/month

Secretary – attends the monthly meetings and takes minutes to be posted on the Council website. Approx time commitment: 3-4 hrs per month

Fundraising Coordinator & Committee – oversees all the fundraising initiatives at WAPS (Family Movie Nights, Book Sale, Cake sale, Plant Sale, Spring Fling, plus Equator Coffee sale and any new ideas that are proposed). We need a strong committee for these projects and ideally a lead for each. Approx time commitment for fundraising coordinator: variable but an average of 10hrs/month

Spring Fling Coordinator: establishes a committee over the fall to lead the Spring Fling event in June (Thurs, June 1, 2023). Organizes vendors, food orders and distribution, coordinates all communication to parents including extensive volunteer requests.  Approx time commitment: 5-20 hrs per week in April, May and June

Communications Representative: responsible for updating the WAPS Council content on the school website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts and replying to all parent and community queries sent to the Woodroffe Council email address. Approx time commitment: 2-3 hrs per week

Volunteer Coordinator - coordinates the emails requesting volunteer needs and sets up and oversees the Volunteer Sign Up website. Works with the event organizer to ensure positions are filled and volunteers are kept informed of any changes, especially important for larger events like Spring Fling and the Book Sale. Approx time commitment: 2-3 hrs per month, based on events scheduled.

OCASC Representative – The Ottawa Carleton Assembly of School Councils meets each month (3rd Thursday of each month) and invites one representative from each school. These meetings provide a chance for all councils to share ideas, discuss issues and provide input to the School Board on a variety of topics. The OCASC Rep would be encouraged to share any relevant information with Woodroffe parents at our monthly Council meeting. Approx time commitment: 4 hrs per month

Safe Travel Planning Representative – responsible for ensuring that travel to school is safe for our students (especially those that walk and bike), includes consulting with board and city representatives on crossing guards, walking school bus, appropriate sidewalks as well as planning the iWalk days (typically one in Oct and one in the winter) Approx time commitment: 2 hrs per month based on meetings and events scheduled

Multicultural and Arts Committee – chooses and schedules workshops for each class according to artist and teacher schedules, coordinates parent support if needed, and ensures that topics are current and that students experience a variety of artists and cultures from year to year. Approx time commitment: 2-4 hrs per month but extremely variable based on workshop schedule

Healthy Active Kids Committee – organizes workshops, sports equipment purchases, and outdoor fitness events to encourage kids to stay active and choose a healthy lifestyle. This committee works with the school administration to support events such as Terry Fox run/walk, Running club, and the outdoor fun days. Approx time commitment: 5+ hrs per month (variable)’

Student Well Being Committee – works with the school staff to support the WITS program and organizes parent learning workshops based on our Parent Reaching Out grant funding.  Past workshop topics include tech safety, anxiety, executive learning skills, supporting math learning at home, etc).  Approx 2-3 hrs per month (variable based on workshop schedule)

Garden Committee – responsible for the care and maintenance of the front gardens and can also work with the school staff to support the vegetable garden and other food literacy program.  Approx 2-3 hrs per month and could increase to 1-2 hrs per week during May and June

Outreach Committee – responsible for supporting outreach projects with the Pinecrest Public School community.  Approx 1-2 hrs per month based on initiatives

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