Thanks to the Council and Principal Allen for permission to attend the Council meeting.  I remarked to the Council they are an outstanding example of the “Public” in public education.  The parents provided input in a respectful and collaborative manner in a discussion about the value of and supports for parents that wish to encourage their children to develop regular study habits.  Ms. Woo also presented the school’s plan for a school wide focus on improving literacy through in school and parental support including a home reading program and Parent Paired Reading.  I also appreciated the update on the Council efforts to engage the City of Edmonton in continued initiatives to improve pedestrian safety in the traffic zones near the school.  Earlier in the day at the EPSB School Board meeting, I asked the District to follow up with the City on our March 26, 2015 letter to Mayor Iveson in which the school Board requested the City put more resources towards awareness and enforcement in the traffic zones.