School Council

Volunteering at River Oaks

Volunteers are a very important part of our school community.  We have many great parents who spend time volunteering in our school.  The benefits that come from spending time within your child's school are overwhelming.  It is proven that your involvement reinforces that education is important.  Children also learn from good role models and it even helps increase your child's participation in class.  When you spend time volunteering you become more aware of school rules, special events and programs within the school.  This tends to promote conversation with your child.  We always welcome new (and returning) volunteers!  Please consider donating some of your time in the school this year

School Council Meetings:

All parents/guardians are welcome to attend School Council meetings.   All of our School Council meeting will be a hybrid, with both in person and Google Meet being offered.  Please find the link attached to the email reminder sent by Ms. Vasilakos  the day of the meeting.

We usually meet once a month throughout the school year to do our part in helping to improve student achievement.  What does that mean?  Through the Council, we hope to involve and engage as many parents as possible in their children's education.  How do we do it?  Just ask or better yet, please join us at a meeting.  You can also join our mailing list using the contact information below.  You can, of course, unsubscribe at any time.  

Confirmed meeting dates will be added to the School Calendar found on the ROPS website, and in the River Oaks Weekly Update

If you have any questions, suggestions or comments?  Please contact our School Council Co-Chairs Brenda Cohen & Rachel Cameron at


CO-CHAIRS - Brenda Cohen, Rachel Cameron


Reena Bhardwaj, Candice Malan

TREASURER - Maryam Afzal

SECRETARY - Sara Rashid

VOTING MEMBERS: Brenda Cohen, Rachel Cameron, Sara Rashid, Maryam Afzal, Rani Sweta, Reena Bhardwaj, Candice Malan, 

Debbie Bannister, Renzie Persad, Makdas Chaudhry, Audrey Reid, 

Matthew Gamble, Jayda Sutton, Andrea Mendrinos, Faizan Tanveer, 

John Balcom, Iman Masud, Deepa Dey


All River Oaks families are invited to attend our meetings.  You do NOT have to be a Council Executive or voting member to attend our meetings.

2023-2024 Meeting Minutes:

Feb School Council Minutes 

Jan School Council Minutes 

September School Council Minutes 

October School Council Minutes 

November School Council Minutes 

2022-2023 Meeting Minutes:

March School Council Minutes 

Feb School Council Minutes 

Jan School Council Minutes 

Dec School Council Minutes 

October School Council Minutes 

Annual Fund Raising Report - (please use link below)

Annual Fundraising School Council Report 

Annual Fundraising Link-June 2023 

Police Checks

As of September 6, 2016, residents of Halton aged 21 and older can apply for Police Information Checks and Police Vulnerable Sector Checks for employment and volunteer purposes online 24 hours a day, seven days a week without having to attend one of our police locations.

Here’s how it works:

Please note: A police check is required for all volunteers and must include a vulnerable sector screening.  

Picture of the Halton Regional Police Symbol

Fundraising at River Oaks:

Each year, the School Council of River Oaks Public School holds two major fundraising events.  We use the funds raised at the events to pay for a variety of items - often chosen from a wish list from our teachers and staff.  The suggestions for purchases are varied, depending on the need.  Council discusses and votes to approve all purchases.  For example, this year we are excited to have helped in the addition of River Oaks Public School's first two water bottle refill stations!

Below is a list of many of the items purchased in recent years:

Please find attached the Fundraising Summary for School Council: 

Fundraising Summary 19-20 Link

Please note that no fundraisers were held during the 2019-2020 school year due to school closure: