The Gledhill Junior Public School Council - made up of parents, the principal, vice principal and a teacher representative, where all Gledhill parents are voting members – is looking to strengthen partnerships between the school council and families so that everyone feels engaged in the Gledhill community. In order to do this, we are looking to gather as much information as we can on how and where we can engage YOU. The findings of this survey will be summarized and used to inform future activities.

If you would like to be entered into the draw to win a Family Pass to this year’s Gledhill Family Fest, be sure to enter your email address in the space provided in the survey. (Your email address will only be used to notify you if you win. Survey answers will remain anonymous.)

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Parent Engagement Chairs by contacting thegledhillguardian@gmail.com, “attention Parent Engagement”.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

* 1. Your name

* 2. Your email address

* 3. What grade(s) is your child(ren) in?

* 4. Have you ever attended a School Council Meeting?

* 5. If not, why?

* 6. Would you be more likely to attend a School Council Meeting if the day/time of the meetings were changed/rotated?

* 7. If yes, would you prefer (check all that apply):

* 8. Do you currently receive the School Council Blog - The Gledhill Guardian (daily announcements, upcoming events, council meeting minutes, etc)?

* 9. Do you find the frequency of emails/blog posts from the Gledhill Guardian:

* 10. What is the best way for the School Council to communicate with you? (check all that apply)

* 11. Have you/your family attended any events planned by the Gledhill School Council in the past year (e.g.: Movie Nights, Family Fest, 80’s Dance, Marlie’s Game, Coffee and Conversation, Trivia Night, Family Potluck and Dance, etc.)

* 12. If not, please tell us why

* 13. Which of the following, if any, are barriers to your participating in activities (for example, school council meetings) and events (like movie nights) at Gledhill? (check all that apply)

* 14. What types of council-run events would you be most likely to attend/participate in in the future?

* 15. Which days of the week are generally the BEST for your family to attend school/school council activities/events? (check all that apply)

* 16. Are you interested in volunteering to help out with school events? (check all that apply)

* 17. The Gledhill School Council is striving to engage the wide diversity of families that make up our school community. If you would like to be a part of the conversation on how we can support inclusion and equity in our school council and council activities, please leave your name and email address or phone number below.

* 18. And now… 2 bonus questions from the School Council Healthy Kids Committee! What would you like to see the School Council do to promote student healthy eating and healthy living in the school?

* 19. If offered, would your family be interested in participating in a catered lunch program option? For example, services such as The Lunch Lady or Real Food for Real Kids (approximate cost of $5-$8 per child per meal).

* 20. And Finally:
Do you have any further suggestions on how we can excel at engaging our fabulous Gledhill Family community? We would be happy to hear them.

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