Ecole Campbelltown Parent Liaison Association (ECPLA)
The Ecole Campbelltown Parent Liaison Association has been incorporated since September 26, 1985. The goal of this not-for-profit group is to contribute to the school community in ways that improve and enrich the educational experience of our children. We also seek to assist the staff of Ecole Campbelltown School with contributions to their classrooms and an increase in the educational opportunities that the school can offer.
The ECPLA holds meetings approximately 8 times per year, immediately following the ECSC meetings. The majority of the budgetary planning, considerations and decisions for the year are made at the first meeting of the school year. School specific requests are taken into consideration for funding based on projected fundraising amounts for the year.
The ECPLA strongly supports the Ecole Campbelltown focus' on French Language and Culture and Fine Arts. Examples of projects/events that the ECPLA have funded or contributed to include: Épluchette de Blé d'Inde (corn pull), the taffy pull, read-in week, Grade 6 French camp, symphony attendance (Grade Twos and Fives), music allotment (tuning, repairs, festival fees) cultural performances (African Drumming sessions, Alex Mahé, fiddlers) French Scrabble Club supplies, music equipment purchases (chimes/gong/cymbal) and the Christmas concert venue rental and bussing. Other contributions to projects that focus on educational advantages and physical education include increasing technology within the school (SMARTboards and laptops), leveled readers, library carts, class room allotments and a physical education workshop. Under the ECPLA great efforts have been made towards the 2010 playground replacement project.
We know we have an excellent school and staff that are doing their best for our children. These opportunities make a great school even better and would not have been made possible with the current provincial education budgets.