“Our Catholic Schools: heart of the community – success for each, a place for all.”

The purpose of the Catholic School Advisory Council is, through the active participation of parents, to improve student achievement and enhance the accountability of the education system to parents. In addition, St. Dominic Savio Catholic Elementary School Council was created to obtain an important educational perspective from parents, guardians, students, school staff members, and other community members, in order to strengthen the bond between home and school.

The St. Dominic Savio Catholic Elementary Catholic School Advisory Council is a group of volunteer parents, guardians, school staff members and other community members who through their cooperative efforts work together to enhance the students’ learning environment. It believes this can be achieved if the group focuses on:

  • Encouraging and facilitating the involvement of parents in their children’s education by respecting the values and priorities of the entire school community.
  • Enhancing the lines of communication between parents/ guardians, school staff, and students in our school community.
  • Assisting in the building of a visible Catholic community and working together in the interest of Catholic education.
  • Providing a forum for discussion about issues that affect our school.
  • Having meaningful input into decisions that will have an impact on our children and school.

Catholic School Advisory Council meetings provide a forum for discussing educational issues, a way to get information to parents and guardians, as well as seek feedback from them about programs and events that are happening in the school. They also provide an opportunity to meet other parents who have many of the same interests and concerns related to the school. Furthermore, Catholic School Advisory Council organizes special events at school and asks parents to get involved in their children’s school life by assisting with the organization and running of these events.

Because Catholic School Advisory Council values everyone’s thoughts and insights, and sees family involvement in a child’s school life as an important priority, all of its meetings are open for all parents/ guardians and anyone from the School’s community to attend. Meetings are normally held in the School’s Learning Commons/ Library at 6PM on the first Tuesday of selected months throughout the school year.


School Councils:  A Guide for Members

Catholic School Council Handbook


St. Dominic Savio Catholic Elementary Catholic School Advisory Council 2020/2021 Members

Principal:  Pat Runstedler
Vice-Principal:  Gary Litchgy
Co-Chair:  Alisha Morel, Parent
Co-Chair: Valerie Vaz Lucas, Parent
Community Rep:  Chantalle Turgott, Parent
Pastoral Rep:  Erin Cooper, Parent
Secretary:  Paula Ferguson, Parent
Teacher Rep:  Lauren Huston
Treasurer:  Janet Fort-Pinaud, Parent

Cindy Smith, Parent
Erin Zunic, Parent
Holly Plein, Parent
Ivanna Casadey, Parent
Jill Kras, Parent
Julie Johnson, Parent
Kyla Buchholtz, Parent
Madeleyne Vashishth, Parent
Shannon Mayo, Parent
Tobechi Emerenini, Parent
Tracy Ellis, Parent

 St. Dominic Savio Catholic Elementary Catholic School Advisory Council
2020/ 2021 Meetings (with minutes, when available)
(normally the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6 pm Virtually)

The following are the upcoming Catholic School Advisory Council meetings for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Tuesday, October 13th
  • Tuesday, November 10th
  • Tuesday, December 8th
  • Tuesday, January 12th
  • Tuesday, February 9th
  • Tuesday, March 9th
  • Tuesday, May 11th
  • Tuesday, June 8th



October 2020 Minutes

September 2020 Minutes


October 2019 Minutes

November 2019 Agenda

May 2020 Minutes



June 2019 Minutes

Parent Outreach Plans