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School Council


Explorer, Communiquer, Inspirer

Central School Council 2023-2024

Council Inquiries:


Co-Chairs – Monica Vincent & Jeanine Lindley

Secretary – Sara Van Schyndel

Treasurer – Marie Nadon

Fundraising Chair– Wende Holmes & Kerri Rooke

Lunch Chairs - Majdeh Warsi

Fête du printemps - Emily Ens & Nat Pollard


Principal: Lorne Gretsinger, Vice Principal: Ian Thompson Staff: K. Waito


Please contact either the school or a member of council if you would like to become a Committee Member.


Our Council is active in Fund Raising to support our school, staff and students. Participation in fund raising is NOT mandatory, but open for families to choose to participate if the goods and services offered make sense for their family.

School Council Fund Raisers include: Pizza Days, Lunch Lady days, Date Night, flower sales and other options. All fund raisers will indicate who is organizing (school council, school office, or student-organized) and we will be transparent in what the fund raisers are going to support.

Come on out to School Council meetings to be a part of the decision-making process

School Council 2023/24 Wish List and Funds Directed (all items approved at October 24th meeting):


School Trips Support $10/student to each student;  600 students @ $10$6,000

Donation to Health Snack Program Niagara Nutrition Partners$1,000

Chromebooks / Tech Support2 class sets of 20$15,480

$387 each

Welcome Display panelslocated office and Gym$1,250

Teacher Consumables Budget35 staff @ $125$4,375

Carousel Players2 Shows, one for gr. 1-4; one for 5-8$1200


School Council 2023 Wish List and Funds Directed (highlighted items have been purchased - other items are for future consideration)

Learning Commons Sound System
$3500purchased Feb. 2023
Beauty and the Beast licencelegal rights to perform. Subsidizing this helps lower ticket prices for all families$1100purchased Feb. 2023
Custom Steel Canopyfor school events, portable$2195purchased May 2023
Technology for Learning Commonsvarious items decided on by students at our "Tech and Literacy Night"
Green Screen & accessories
Cricut materials and subscription



purchased May 2023
Outdoor Classroom Rejuvenation

soil remediation

(in conjunction with the EcoSchools GreenBelt Grant)


purchased May 2023
Niagara Nutrition Partnersdonation that directly supports our Healthy Snack program$1000donated Feb. 2023
Folding Tables for School Events30 tables @ $136$4610purchased May 2023
Annual Playground Fundeach year we put aside $$ for playground repair and upkeep$5000June 2023
Teacher Classroom Support$75 for each teacher for consumable supplies
October 2022


You can support Central Public School by purchasing Fundscrip cards online any time throughout the school year, at: Invitation code is 7VFBV2.

Lunch Options:

Popcorn Snack every Monday ** supports Student Parliament

Pizza Lunches every Tuesday ** support School Council

Sub Lunches every Wednesday ** support Grade 7/8 trip

Lunch Lady lunches every Thursday ** not a fundraiser

Ice Cream treat every Friday ** supports Student Parliament

Parent Resources (click on the link):

Contact Niagara


DSBN Mental Health information

School Council Guide for Members- Publications Ontario

Canadian Parents for French (CPF) 

DSBN Parent Involvement Committee

People for Education

Parent Resource Centre Pamplet