On Tuesday night we held the Parents’ Committee AGM. It was great to see many new Registered Members there to vote on the new Leadership Team. The meeting started with an overview of the 2019 School Year and the success of our fundraising efforts.
Last year we raised:
- $12,500 from Lunch Food Items Orders
- $3,700 from the Second-hand Uniform Shop Openings
- $2,000 from Cake Stalls
- $3,200 from Challah & Icy Poles sales
- $8,200 raised from Social Events & Celebrations
This was a grand total of $29,600 and this was a fantastic effort from our school community. The projected fundraising for 2020 was also presented at the meeting. The PC focus of our efforts this year is in raising the much needed funds to improve the facilities for our school and for our children. Plus we wish to continue to build our community connections and to engage, as parents, in our children’s education and build better connections within our school, with teachers and our leaders. These are the honoured guests in our children’s education and deserve the best we can offer. Our new PC Leadership Team are the ones to lead the way forward. Your PC President is Lori Silver, your PC Vice President is Valeria Minz, your PC Secretary is Amy Pate and your PC Treasurer is Liana Freeman. Welcome to each and every one of you, I am happy to pass over to you and wish you much success for our entire school community’s benefit.
Outgoing PC President
Your new PC Leadership Team
PC President - My name is Lori Silver and I have two children at CJC - Charlotte and Finn, in grades 2 and 5 respectively. I was a member of the PC at a previous school as a member of their fundraising committee. Professionally I’ve worked on early stage start ups and enjoy facilitating rapid growth. I am thrilled to join the PC Leadership Team and continue the membership and fundraising growth already commenced and will be a steward for the PC continuing to be a force for good in our school community, because I want my children to see good citizenship modelled by their mommy.
PC Vice President - My name is Valeria Minz and my son Jayden is in Grade 2 with my older two children having already left CJC. I have been involved with the PC and the school in various roles from class convenor, cake stalls and the second-hand uniform shop coordinator just to name a few over the past ten years, but this will be my first time as Vice President.
PC Secretary - My name is Amy Pate and I am the parent of a Grade 2 daughter, Elodie who is the Binome Program as well as a future 2022 Prep student. I am an in-house lawyer and have previous experience as a company secretary and I wanted to join the PC more formally to help make CJC the best place possible for all our children.
PC Treasurer - My name is Liana Freeman and my two girls, Yasmin and Zara are in Grade 6 and this is our last year at CJC after seven fabulous years. I work part time and over the years have been involved in the school helping out with various fundraising events, library and class convenor roles. For our final year at CJC, I am getting involved by volunteering to be the PC Treasurer, a role that doesn't take up much of my time but will help contribute to the growth and improvements that our school would like to make.
A message from your new Team
"Parent clubs (and associations) promote the welfare of, and provide support to, the school and its community. Parents are key partners in their child’s learning. By interacting with the school and other parents, parent club members can use their skills and experience to work collaboratively with others in supporting the school and its students, and build a sense of community within the school. " DET VIC Website. https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/spag/community/Pages/parentclubs.aspx
We would like every parent to join the Parent's Club at CJC.
There is no time commitment involved in becoming a member or, you may find you’d like to spend as little as five minutes a week or ten minutes a day, or do something from home in the evenings to help. Our children love to see us using our talents and time, staying involved in their school and it models community values they’ll hold for life. Don’t be shy. Please approach us anytime or email us at PCLeaders186@gmail.com as we are hoping to see many new faces and hear fresh voices this year. Together we can have a year that is fun, inclusive and purposeful. One that we are all proud of.
Become a 2020 Registered PC Member
Make sure you become a Registered Member of the Parents' Committee for 2020. This year our hope is to get every parent, carer or guardian of all our students at CJC to join the PC. It is super easy to do - just complete the Members Registration Form, found at the end of this section and email it to PCLeaders186@gmail.com so we can welcome you onto our team. You aren’t committing to anything yet, although you certainly can if you want to. Join today so you will always be one of the first to hear of PC plans and events... You get to become involved and have fun.
You’re invited to join us.
There are many ways you can help out the Parents’ Committee as we are always needing motivated and enthusiastic parents willing to work together and support each other positively, so have you considered joining one of the teams that run things throughout the year? There is something for everyone and we want YOU to join us. Please send a quick note to PCLeaders186@gmail.com to let us know you are interested in helping out one, or more, of the following areas (as little or as much as much as you can spare even if that is just one hour a term) so your name can be passed onto one of out wonderful coordinators. The teams we need your assistance with with are:
- Fundraising - Sponsorship & Donations
- Lunch Food Items
- Second-hand Uniform Shop
- Cake Stalls
- PC Events
Don’t forget to also let us know if you are interested in becoming a Coordinator for any of the above teams. These are shared roles so you will always have back up, aside from the PC President and School Leadership.
We have almost filled all the Class Convenors roles but need to fill the last few so we can get started communicating between your teachers and class parents. The convenor is also responsible for coordinating social get togethers for the class, students and parents alike to further build our community. It is a fantastic opportunity to get to know other families and is vital to help communicate information between your class teacher and the other parents as well as shout outs for help from the Parents’ Committee like icy pole selling days. The role is very simple and only takes around 5 -10 minutes per week and you are given a guide to assist you so, please email PCLeaders186@gmail.com now if you can fill the spot for your class. For the Junior Classes we only need a convenor for Grade 1E and for the Senior classes we are needing them for 3D, 4G, 5/6B, 5/6C, 5D, and 5E.
Parents needed to sell Icy Poles.
We need 4 parent volunteers from the Class 3/4B to sell the icy poles after school next Friday, February 28th from 3.30pm to 3.45pm. Super easy and quick to do and your kids will love to see you make all their classmates happy so if you can help out please let your class convenor Julia Goldman (Gigi’s Mum) know ASAP.
The Parents of CJC FaceBook Group is a quick and easy way to be kept updated on upcoming events or last minute requests for volunteers and a great place for the sale of outgrown uniform items. Please join and don’t forget to become a Registered Member of the PC as we always look forward to welcoming new members who are interested in building community connections and shaping our school.