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A Message from the Greenwood Roundtable President

Dear Greenwood Parents, 

Welcome to the Roundtable, Greenwood's Parent Organization. I feel very fortunate to be involved with such a dynamic parent and school community. The Roundtable exists to support the school and foster a close sense of community among and between parents, staff and students. I encourage you to become as active as you wish to be.

It is very exciting time at Greenwood! With the Building Character/Character Building expansion of our campus, combined with so many exciting learning adventures our students are encouraged to participate in, there are always opportunities for parents to becomes engaged and involved. Through volunteering at Greenwood, you will provide an excellent example of the importance of giving back; you will enhance community spirit at the school; you will gain a unique sense of your child's environment at Greenwood; and, best of all, you will have the opportunity to work with and befriend other parents and staff within the Greenwood College School community.

There are numerous events throughout the year to attend and become involved in. Some of these include the Parent Grade Socials and Wintergreen for the parents, Staff Appreciation events for the hardworking teachers and staff, Community Service Trips and Career Mentoring events for our students, and Halloween and Greenwoodpalooza for everyone. All of these wonderful events require some measure of help from our very dedicated roster of parent volunteers. So thank you if you are one of them! A more complete list of volunteer opportunities is listed below.

Roundtable meetings are held monthly. Check the school calendar for details. Please feel free to join us any time and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing at the next event!


Tonya Katz
Greenwood Roundtable
Greenwood Roundtable Executive 2016-2017
President Tonya Katz
Vice-President Karen Fisman
Past President Hilary Knight
Secretary Cathy Milne
Treasurer Liz Fitzhenry
Volunteer Co-Ordinators Karen Janes
Kimmy Walters
Grade 12 Parent Reps/
Grad Committee Chairs
Lisa Naprawa (Chair)
Hilary Knight (Chair)
Karen Janes
Kimmy Walters
Bella Alexander
Amy Lewtas Mcfarlane
Grade 11 Parent Rep
Kim Foley (Chair)
Cheryl Inose (Chair)
Grade 10 Parent Reps
Lisa Vanexan (Chair)
Valeri Hall Little (Chair)
Lori Rosenthal
Lisa Sinclair
Grade 9 Parent Reps
Stephanie de Haan (Chair)
Brenda MacDonell (Chair)
Grade 8 Parent Reps Sharon Neiss (Chair)
Laurie Sheff
Lori Lewitt
Marta Saunders
Grade 7 Parent Reps
Katherine Beattie (Chair)
Karen Dutton (Chair)
Jen Hastings
Lindsey Shaw
Karin Seybold Purdy
Abbey Oldland
Brenda Spitzer
Halloween Chair Cathy Houston
Wintergreen Chairs Lori Rosenthal
Laurie Sheff
Holiday Hampers Lissa Ellsmere
Roundtable Staff Liaison Erin Shirreff

Grade Parent Representatives
Positions available: 2-4 per grade
The Greenwood Roundtable encourages involvement and communications through the Grade Rep program. These volunteers will:
  • Facilitate grade-specific social gatherings in the fall
  • Facilitate events for Staff Appreciation Days
  • Inform parents of upcoming events and activities at the school
  • Maintain personal contacts with parents in their student's grade
Contact: Karen Janes or Kimmy Walters, Volunteer Coordinators

WinterGreen Social & Holiday Gift Sale
Held in early December, the whole Greenwood community is invited. For this fund and friend-raiser, volunteers assist with administrative details, baking, sourcing gifts, greenery, décor and set-up. 

Contact: Karen Janes or Kimmy Walters, Volunteer Coordinators

Community Service
Part of Greenwood's mission is a commitment to community service. Parent volunteers assist the school with the supervision of these activities and help identify suitable outreach and service learning opportunities and programs in which Greenwood students may participate.

Contact: Olivia Wallman, Acting Coordinator, Community Service

Co-operative Education
We are always looking for co-operative education placement opportunities. These provide valuable "real world" learning experiences for students who spend two half days per week at a worksite for the duration of the academic year.

Contact: Janelle Watson, Co-op Teacher


Halloween (End of October)
Students and staff come to school in costume for this special Halloween event, which includes a costume contest. Parent volunteers coordinate décor and set-up, organize the contest and award prizes.

Contact: Karen Janes or Kimmy Walters, Volunteer Coordinators

Careers Morning (Late January/Early February)
Share your career experiences with students in Grades 9 to 12.

Contact: Jamie Lougheed, Executive Director, Advancement