School Council Information

Blake’s School Council for 2017-2018

School Council Co-Chairs: Lanrick Bennett Jr. & Karen Thomson (

Treasurers: Jamie Gillingham & Derrick Gray

Recording Secretary: Sarah Rogers, Fall Back-up: Kate Green

Teacher Reps: Erin Barr & Christine Dorcine

Fun Fair Committee Lead: Jonah Weslak (

Communications Committee Lead: Sarah Rogers & Andrea Guren (

Grant writing: Carla Peacock (

Lice Squad: Valerie Foussias (

Sports Saturdays: Emma Richardson, Alan Lyons (
Playground Improvements: Andrea Macecek
Clothing/Book Swap: Valerie Foussias (
Pizza Days: Sue Yahoda (
Spirit wear: Marie MacEwan (
Movie Nights: Danielle Stamatiou (
Dance Nights:
Fall Raffle: Meredith Gayda
Garden Club: Andrea Gusen (
Silent Auction: Katy Pedersen (
School Grounds/Art: Jeanette Rees (
Community Coaches (Parent coaches with Staff): Valerie Foussias (

How you can help:


The parent council puts on many events throughout the school year, and we are only able to do so because of the parents of Blake School volunteer their time and energy. If you’d like to help out by servicing on a committee, handing out pizza to happy kids, supporting the fun fair, or sorting clothes for our clothing swap, to name just a few opportunities, please contact the committee chair or email our general mailbox at


Help us continue to support various enrichment programs for our students at Blake.
Mabel’s Labels

When you place an order at Mabel’s Labels you’re able to support Blake St Public school. Our school receives 20% of all sales. Mabel’s Labels are personalized, peel & stick, super-durable labels that safely go in the laundry, dishwasher and microwave. They’re loved by parents & kids alike. And they’re perfect for all your kids’ stuff – from shoes & clothes to water bottles, lunch boxes, backpacks and more!

Mountain View Coffee
We have partnered with Mountain View Coffee to offer a wide range of coffees and flavours, as well as hot chocolate and tea. Our school receives 30% of all sales.
Mountain View Coffee is a local Toronto business with on-site roasters, organic and free trade beans, and almost all their containers are compostable and/or biodegradable. Orders can be placed on a monthly basis. Extra forms are available in the main office or email Jamie to place your order. Pay by cash or cheque made out to Blake St School Council.
Our annual fall fundraiser is from QSP – now specializing in magazine subscriptions, photobooks and much more. Visit their site and enter our school ID: 3958253 to order. Approximately 30-40% of all sales goes to our school.
Indigo Chapters Books
If you are starting to think about holiday shopping, consider buying and Indigo Chapters gift card through this link. You can use the gift card to make your purchases or send to someone as a gift. It’s easy to redeem using your smartphone.  There are no hidden fees and 15% of your purchase goes to support Blake Street Public School.