2020-2021 Broadlands SAC Information
To all our new and returning parents and guardians, welcome to a new school year. It has been a challenging start for everyone -- whether you chose to keep your children at home or send them to school, we hope that you and your family are adjusting and managing during this extremely difficult time.
Plans for this year's school council were delayed as we waited for direction from the TDSB on how to proceed. Obviously it is not business as usual this year, and the board recognizes that some families may face barriers participating in meetings and other activities.
This year, council meetings will be held virtually. Our first meeting will be held at 7p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, where we will elect the new council executive and voting members. Information on nominations and becoming a council member are detailed below.
Virtual school parents/caregivers are eligible to be members of their home School Council and are also eligible to hold executive positions (e.g. Co-Chair, etc.)
These documents contain everything you need to know about Broadlands, how much we raised last year, and where we spent the money, and more. Click here to read:
1. ABOUT BROADLANDS SAC
2. 2019-20 YEAR IN REVIEW
3. EXECUTIVE AND VOLUNTEER ROLES WITHIN SAC
4. SCHOLASTIC INFORMATION
5. INFORMATION ON FUNDRAISING - FLIPGIVE, NAME LABELS AND MORE
Broadlands SAC is a volunteer parent group whose role is to support the school. It is open to all parents and caregivers at Broadlands, including our virtual school families this year. We understand staying connected with your homeschool may be difficult, and we would especially encourage you to participate. During a typical year, we work with teachers and the administration to raise funds, organize events, and plan activities to enrich our children's experience at the school. There are a lot of unknowns this year, but keeping parents engaged with the school remains an important part of what we do. We meet for an hour and a half, typically every third week of the month, except December and March. It's a great opportunity to ask questions, have your voice heard, discuss the needs of the school, participate in fundraising, help decide how those funds are allocated, and be the first to hear and discuss school news.
If you are interested in taking on a lead role in the council this year or becoming a voting member, the (self) nomination form can be filled here. Alternatively, you may email us at broadlandssac2013 (at) gmail.com to inform us of your intentions.
The roles and responsibilities of SAC can be found here: ‘School Council – A guide for members’, a document from the Ministry of Education.
The first SAC meeting — as well as the SAC elections — is on TUESDAY, October 20. A time and link will be sent out shortly.
Normally events like our popular pizza lunches, Winterfest/Spring Fair and Dancefest are among the school's biggest fundraising activities organized by SAC. Every year, however, we also ask parents and guardians to please consider making a voluntary contribution to ensure that Broadlands SAC can continue to organize events and fund exciting and engaging enrichment activities and educational tools for every student at the school. With our normal fundraising activities unlikely to happen, your contribution this year will be especially valuable and appreciated. Contributions can be made via School Cash Online or cheque. Contribution forms to share your preferences on where you'd like to see money allocated, tax receipt information and other details can also be filled here.
General Information About Making Payments
• Virtual parents can donate to SAC via cheque, or make a direct online donation to Broadlands P.S. here.
• School Cash Online is available as an online option for all payments. Last year, the school had over 80% usage of this and we are aiming to become a 100% “cash-less school” this year!
• Where Cash Online cannot be used, we strongly encourage the usage of cheques for their ease of tracking, safety and ability to provide tax receipts.
When submitting cheques, please write separate cheques for each order, and include all children attending Broadlands on each cheque. (i.e. one cheque for all children ordering pizza (currently not available due to COVID-19) and one cheque for all children making a donation, etc.)
Make all cheques payable to Broadlands SAC
Please print clearly and include contact information in case we need to clarify your orders.
• If you have any questions or need to use a different payment method, (i.e. cash,) please email us at broadlandssac2013 (at) gmail.com before sending with your child.