Leadership Team

Home & School Association Executive 2019–2020 

Co-Chairs*: Ailidh Carpendale (Year 2 of 2)  & Keriann Shang (Year 1 of 2)

Advisory Chair**: Laine Cole (Outgoing Year)

Treasurer: Andrea Coughlin

Secretary: Carol Keizer

Communications:  Chantal Chiarelli

School Staff Rep: Carolyn MacDonald

Community Rep: Sherri Simmons

*Co-Chairs Fulfill 2 Year Term; **Advisory Chair Role Assumed after 2 Years of Co-Chair Term

Key Roles & Responsibilities of Home & School Association Executive:

  • Administer the daily operations of the Home & School Association
  • Maintain accurate account of funds in the Withrow Home & School Association bank account
  • Collect and distribute funds based on Home & School Association’s participation in various initiatives
  • Facilitate between the parent/guardian community and the School Administration
  • Facilitate the ideas and initiatives brought forward by parents

School Council Executive 2019-2020

Co-Chairs: Juliana Dutkey & Kevin Lynn

Treasurer: Adrienne Law

Co-Secretaries: Sarah Aboody and Marianne Cusi

Liaison for Home & School Association: Mariana Jimenez

School Principal:  Beverly O’Brien

Parent Reps/Class Reps:

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Community Rep:  TBD

School Staff Rep:  TBD

Key Roles & Responsibilities of School Council:

  • Advises the principal and the Board on a variety of issues and activities relating to student achievement, curriculum goals and priorities, school budget priorities, school safety, renovation plans, after school activities, and criteria for selection of new principals.
  • Made up of an elected committee of parents, staff and student representatives, appointed community members, the Principal, and a general membership which includes all parent of children attending the school.

Committees 2019-2020

Major Events (*Fundraising):

*Silent Auction Co-Chairs:  Shannon Curry & Kelly Grant  withrowauction@gmail.com 

*Fun Fair Co-Chairs:  Laine Cole & Andrea Coughlin withrowfunfair@gmail.com

*Annual Giving Campaign:  H&S Executive

Welcome Back Picnic Committee:  H&S Executive

Staff Lunch Appreciation Co-Chairs:  Adrienne Law & Jacquie Heath

Parent/Guardian Engagement (**New!):

**Volunteer/Parent Engagement Committee: Kim Roberts & Chantal Chiarelli

Class Rep Lead:  Kim Roberts

Student Engagement:

Movie Night Committee:  H&S Executive

Lunchtime Programs / Afterschool Programs:  TBD

Outdoor Club:  TBD

Game Nights:  TBD

Spirit Wear Committee:  TBD

Arts Committee: TBD

School Enhancement:

Bain Avenue Mural:  Syd Graniter & Crystal Walker

Eco Club:  Liz Kingstone (Teacher Lead)

School Yard Committee:  TBD

Bathroom Beautification:  TBD

Social Justice / Inclusivity: TBD


Volunteer Pot Luck: TBD

Speaker Series:  TBD

*Where leadership position appears as “TBD”, please contact withrowhands@gmail.com should you be interested in volunteering for this role