Dear parents and supporters of the Swedish School,
We hope you have had a fantastic summer, and want to welcome you back to a new school year!
Luckily the Swedish School is not affected by the teacher’s strike, and our School Year 2014/15 will start on Thursday September 11th and Saturday September 13th as planned.
For those of you who may not have received our email, this is a notice regarding our Annual General Meeting on September 8 2014, 7pm at the Scandinavian Centre (Swedish room).
Why do we have an AGM? The Swedish School is a non-profit organization, run by a Board of parents. The Board is responsible for everything concerning the school, from securing financing to hiring teachers. At this meeting we will among other things examine school finances, classes and the coming school year (see attached agenda). This is a great opportunity to discuss matters regarding the school that are important to you.
The (current) Board is composed of a President (Mia Logie), Treasurer/ Administrator (Anette Anastacio), Vice President (Karolina Lindberg), Secretary (Linda Stenström), Teacher Representative (Monica Severinsson) and Member-at-Large (Bradley Budden). Anette Anastacio is retiring from the Board after many years of extraordinary and diligent service, Monica Severinsson due to travel arrangements and Bradley Budden as his family are considering a move to Sweden. The school will be needing 2-3 new parents or supporters of the school to join the Board to commence the new school year, in particular someone who likes to write up protocols (Secretary).
Being on the Board is a rewarding experience. We try to keep the meetings fun and light and focused on what is best for the kids. It is an opportunity to give back to our community, and even learn about how to best support bilingual children. We aim to meet once a month, either at the Centre, in someones home or online. Meeting times and locations are agreed upon at the beginning of the school year, depending on everyones schedules.
Please email us if you would like an agenda. Financial and Annual reports will be available shortly before the meeting.
If anyone joining the meeting does not speak Swedish, we will do our best to hold the meeting in English.