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Coaldale Parent Receives Provincial “School Council Parent of Distinction” Award - posted until - Apr 28,2018

On April 21, 2018, local parent and Vice Chair of the St. Joseph School Council, Sheryl Ann Giacchetta, received a "School Council Parent of Distinction" Award from the Alberta School Councils' Association (ASCA). 

Samantha Scott, School Council Chair and parent at St. Joseph School, nominated Mrs. Giacchetta, noting that she is engaged in the school on a multitude of levels.  "She has knowledge of bylaws and structures second to none; she attends every school council meeting, as well as the ASCA events; and she makes a point of meeting all school parents from Kindergarten to Grade 9, making them feel welcome and cherished in our school family!"

"Not only does Sheryl Ann remain informed about educational issues at the provincial and divisional levels," adds Principal Val Leahy, "but she is a strong advocate for our community, ensuring that the voices of our students and parents are heard." 

Superintendent Chris Smeaton could not agree more.  "In all of my dealings with Mrs. Giacchetta, she demonstrates genuine passion for high quality Catholic education and her community alike.  St. Joseph School is well served by her active citizenship.

Sheryl Ann's response, aside from feeling truly honoured, is that she can't believe that she is being recognized for something that has simply been her passion since her children were young.  "It's so important to be involved in your child's life, and I've been so blessed that this has allowed me to also be engaged with a community of amazing parents, students and teachers."

A local ceremony to recognize Mrs. Sheryl Ann Giacchetta's "School Council Parent of Distinction" Award will be held during the school's, "St. Joseph Has Talent" event, scheduled for June 21, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.  All are welcome to attend.


For more information about this press release, please contact:

Chris Smeaton, Superintendent
St. Basil Catholic Education Centre
Phone: (403) 327-9555


Val Leahy, Principal
St. Joseph School
Phone: 403-345-3373

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