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ABOUT THE PARENT SOCIETY

You can reach any of us at any time via this one email:
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The Dalhousie School Parent Society is a volunteer committee.

 

We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm.

 

These days we meet virtually via Microsoft Teams. The meetings only run for an hour and in that time we get a lot done and have some fun, share some laughs.

We are pretty casual, just a bunch of, at this point, Moms, who want to help out and raise funds to cover the things the school budget cannot.

 

Money is raised through the casino dates, Fun Lunch, CoCo Brooks pizza orders, apple orders and other initiatives through the year. 

Join us for our next virtual meeting and leave your mic and camera off to just listen or turn them both on and get involved. We can use your quiet support or your noisy input ;-)

Link to Microsoft Team meetings

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Every two years the Dalhousie School parents have volunteered to cover 21 positions over two days at the Casino.

Casinos are the number one way we raise funds and they generate an average of $67,000 which must be spent within 24 months so your children will definitely benefit from your volunteer hours. 

Our next Casino is on October 22 & 23, 2023.

Details here.

Funds raised cover the costs of things like ...

Residencies:

Photography, art, puppets, print making, STEM Learning Labs

Physical Education enhancements:

Alien inline skating, yoga, SoundCreations, Rocks'n'Rings Curling

Music program enhancements:

One world drumming, instrument purchases

Curriculum resources:

Books, Spanish resources, Maker Space materials, RAZkids yearly subscription.

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Charleen Nickel

Co-Chair 

The year was 2014 – I was wide eyed and nervous walking into my first parent council. Who are these parents? What is parent council really about? What can little old me do to help? Well let me tell you – it takes a village to raise our students together! It takes many parents/guardians who are willing to work hard to raise funds for our children to have many enhancements and extra residencies in our school that many other schools aren’t fortunate enough to participate in.

I have been with Dalhousie Parent Council since that very evening! I have been in a few roles – Casino Lead, AGLC Director, and Treasurer. I love working with individuals like you who want to make a difference! Alas, this will be my final year with Dalhousie Elementary and I want to ensure that I do my absolute best as your new Co-Chair! I want to let you know that in my past 10 years with this school, I have seen our Parent Council able to provide so many wonderful opportunities for our students! And we want to keep doing just that!

 

Parent council is consisted of many parents in different roles that help us tick like clockwork. How can little old you get involved? LOTS OF WAYS! From volunteering in various fundraising events, volunteering at Fun Lunch, helping with the playground committee to becoming a member or director of our parent council.

 

I would love to train someone to take over my position as co-chair for the 2024-2025 school year, if this sounds like something you would be interested in, please reach out by emailing us and I would love to meet with you!

Lori Walker Krause

Co-Chair

Hola, Dalhousie Parents!

 

My name is Lori Walker Krause and I will be filling the role of co-chair for the 2023-2024 year.  I have three daughters, 17, 10, and 8, who have all attended/attend Dalhousie Elementary School which means I have been a part of this amazing community since 2011 (crazy!).  

The school has changed dramatically since that time but remains an amazing place of learning and fun.  As those of us with older children witnessed, many things had to be removed from the school experience as a result of COVID.  It was so great to see many of these things resume last year, such as field trips and the Family Fiesta, and I look forward to being part of the team that will try and bring an even greater number of opportunities for fun and community building to your children and families.  

 

On that note, we will need many awesome parents and two leads in particular, willing to spearhead this year’s Family Fiesta so drop me a line if you are interested! Here’s to an amazing year ahead!

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Amanda Tomlinson

Treasurer

Bio coming.

Corrine Kinzell

Secretary & Fun Lunch Coordinator

Hola Parents! 

I’m Corrine, aka Fun Lunch.

 

I have two daughters at Dalhousie in grades 3 and 4. I’m passionate about fun lunch because not only does a portion of every order go towards funding exciting school activities, but the kids and parents love it! The students are excited to have a special day of the week for lunch and parents get a day off from making lunches.

If you want to get involved with fun lunch, or have any questions please email me through the parent society email.

I’m also co-treasurer with Charleen. Making sure our students’ funds are allocated the way we plan and hope them to be.

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Lacey Brown

Fundraising/ Socail Media Coordinator

My name is Lacey Brown. We have two kids at Dalhousie. One in grade 2 and one in grade 4. I can't believe this is our 5th year at Dalhousie!

 

It feels like just yesterday when we attended the Kindergarten Open House in January of 2017. We entered the school feeling like new students ourselves and we immediately felt like we wanted our children to attend this school. It had a welcoming vibe that we were excited about.

 

Once our son started kindergarten, we felt we belonged to a community, not just our son's school. I remember feeling like I couldn't wait to help out where we could. I started as Secretary last year and this year, I've taken over Fundraising full swing!

 

I've enjoyed my role on Parent Council and hope to pass along my passion and love of our school and what it means to be part of Dalhousie School to other parents.

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