About Us

School Council is open to anyone in our school community!

We encourage you to join us to learn about our initiatives, ask questions, and share your concerns.
Each meeting, we:

- receive an update from school administration about events and achievements;

- receive an update from the teacher representative;

- review upcoming events and fundraising initiatives for the school;

- discuss future events and supports; and

- receive an update on the status of our finances.

Members and Executive

The Forest Valley Elementary School Council includes parents/guardians, the school principal, teachers, and community volunteers.


The responsibilities of the executives include:

Co-chair: plans, organizes, and chairs Council meetings; communicates with the school principal and community members; and ensures that parents/guardians of students are consulted on matters under consideration. Must be a parent/guardian.

Secretary: prepares and distributes Council meeting minutes; drafts Council correspondence; and keeps files of Council’s official documents.

Treasurer: receives, pays out, and keeps accounts of all Council funding and approved expenses; prepares regular financial statements subject to annual audits; and holds joint signing authority for Council expenditures along with one other Council member.

Fundraising/volunteer coordinator(s):  Organizes the sub-committee meeting concerning the fundraising initiatives at the beginning of the school year.  Ensures communications on events is shared. Ensures that a volunteer lead is identified to head each fundraising initiative.

Members at large:  Provide support for various school council function and meetings.

Community Representative:  Offers a link between the school and our community.

OCASC Representative:  Attends the Ottawa Carleton Assembly of School Council’s monthly meetings and reports to the local school council on current issues affecting schools in the OCDSB.

Parent Resource Library:

The School Council at FVES has a resource library for our school community. There are a wide variety of topics to be found in the resource library such as: motivation, health & fitness, cooking, family, allergies, educational resources & games, etc.

The Parent Resource library is located within the school library. There is a dedicated bookcase on the left side of the library when you come through the front library doors. To sign out a book or cd/DVD, please complete the sign-out card located within the book or case and place it within the dedicated holder.

Please remember to sign in with the office for a visitor pass before heading to the library.


We are always looking for volunteers to help with our various fundraising efforts, events, and activities. Please contact us to find out how you can help!


School clothing is a great way to show off your school spirit and give back to your school community at the same time. Choose your favourite school wear to purchase. Options available for the whole family!


Prices start at $14.99+tax for t-shirts. Clothing can be picked up in person (2034 St. Joseph Blvd.) OR delivered directly to you for FREE (with local Orleans delivery).


Visit the website

2022-2023 Fundraisers:
Fall Family Photo Mini Sessions
Family Movie Nights
Snowflake Sale
Pizza Days
FVES Spirit Wear


Ontario School Council Guide (pdf)

Ottawa Carleton Assembly of School Councils (OCASC)

Education Act, Ontario Regulation 612/00: School Councils

Ontario Ministry of Education: School Guide for Councils

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