Believe and Belong to the Parent & School Council (PSC)
The R.H. McGregor PSC is parents like you…
- financially supporting school activities, such as field trips, guest speakers, Scientist in the School and Safety workshops.
- working with the school to promote physical fitness and good nutrition.
- promoting positive initiatives in the school like the litterless lunch, recess revival programs and schoolyard greening projects.
- fundraising to support the many activities, programs and initiatives that enrich the life, learning and school experience for our children.
- liaising with School Administration to address parent issues and concerns and work with Administration and Staff on initiatives.
Fundraising is an important activity at McGregor and requires the efforts of all members of the community. Funds raised through the various fundraising events provide the staff with the opportunity to plan programs that will enrich and enhance the curriculum that is delivered to the students. For more information about where Home & School fundraising monies are spent, please come to a meeting or contact the one of our executive members.
Throughout the school year there are a number of fundraising activities which require volunteer assistance through the organizational and execution phases. These activities include but may not be limited to:
- coordinating the Fall Fair
- Spring Fling
- Pizza Lunches
- Movie Nights
- and more
Fundraising Policies and Procedures
For further information on the Toronto District School Board’s policies and procedures for school fundraising, please refer to the TDSB’s FUndraising Guide, which can be accessed through the link below:
Reachout to RHM Teachers
We have reached out to teacher’s for their support and help. Please see the attached letter sent to them: RHM_Teacher_Reachout
Your Parent & School Council 2016-2017
Co-Chair: Sarah Smith
Mom of 2 RH students in FI grades 2 and 4; Ward 15 rep at FSLAC, Council co-chair since 2014 and kindergarten classroom volunteer since 2012 – volunteering in the school and with fellow parents is the best part of every week!
Co-Chair & Fundraising Chair: Karen O’Brien
I have a daughter in grade 4 and got involved with PSC (formerly Home and School) as soon as Lucy started JK! I started by planning the raffle and silent auctions then moved on to joining formally as Member-at-Large. Lucy tells me the fundraising activities don’t seem like work because I’m always laughing so much!
RH mother with two girls, one in FI grade 1 and one alumna. I joined the parent council initially because I thought everyone did! What I found was an amazing group of parents dedicated to improving the school in fun and generous ways. I’m proud to share in their talent and excitement for RH!
Secretary: Nicole Barnett
Parent of a 4th grader in French Immersion. I joined the PSC (Previously SAC) when my son was in SK so that I could better understand what was happening at RH. I’ve been working with incredible parents ever since!
Treasurer: Glen Bastedo – bio coming soon
General & Fundraising PSC Member-at-Large: Sandy Choe
RH parent to a 5th grader and a 2nd grader. I volunteer as I know how much help is needed and my children love it. It’s also a great way to meet amazing people
Mom of 2 RH students in SK and grade 3. Volunteering with the school has helped me connect with other great families and helps enrich the RHM experience for all students and families.
I am a mum to 2 children at RH (one in SK and another in grade 3). Being part of the PSC (formerly Home and School) has been a great way to meet other parents and feel connected to the school which my children attend every day. Volunteering makes them proud and makes me feel involved.
PSC Member-at-Large: Andrea Bannister
Mom to three children at RH (twins in grade 1 and a son in grade 2). I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to volunteer at the school this year and spend more time in the schoolyard meeting the kids and parents. My kids love RH and are thrilled I’m helping with the Garden and Communications committees this year (plus a Pizza Lunch or two!)
PSC Member-at-Large Laura Burns
A parent to two boys – one in FSK at RH and another who wishes he was old enough! I love volunteering time for Parent Council and on the Safe & Caring Schools committee.
PSC Member at Large – Caroline Wai
Mom of two boys in FI Grade 5 and JK. I’ve always volunteered in my older son’s classes but it’s my first year on PSC. Looking forward to learning more about the school and ways I can contribute to the school community.
PSC Member at Large – Popi Caravasilis
Mom of 2 boys in Gr. 1 and Gr. 3. Got involved with Parent Council because I think that it is important that parents know what is happening in the school so that we may better support our children. As a teacher myself, I feel like I can provide support in both Curriculum and Board issues or concerns.
PSC Member at Large – Voula Themeliopoulos
RHM mom of 3. I have been on the parent committee for 3 years now and looking forward to this school year participating in many fundraising events. I’ve been in the financial industry for over 15 years and can add value to the fundraising efforts that help support teachers and students at the school.
PSC Member at Large – Heather Bean
My daughter is in Grade 2 and my son is in SK at RH, and I’m a schoolyard regular. After working in the school garden and generally volunteering since my daughter was in kindergarten, I joined the PSC this year to learn more about the workings of McGregor and to help out the amazing parents who have been keeping the PSC afloat.
PSC Member at Large – Kate Mulligan
You might see me or my husband Kevin around RH McGregor with our three girls – Aoife, who is in FSK with Mme. Hardy, and Orla and Erin, who attend the Centennial College Child Care Centre. I’m happy to be joining the PSC this year and, with hope, encouraging more parents and families to get involved in building a strong, supportive and fun community.
Elissa Mowat – coming soon
Susan Loizzo – coming soon
Suzanne Phillips – coming soon
Bizam (Lisa) Liao – coming soon
George Bazios – coming soon
Daniella Scott – coming soon
Pizza Lunch Chair: Shaindy Alexander – coming soon