Parents

Forms & Correspondence

Catholic School Council

The School Council is comprised of the school Principal, and members representing:

  • Parents/guardians

  • Teaching Staff

  • Community Representatives

FIRST COUNCIL MEETING AND DRAFT AGENDA


Our virtual meeting on Tuesday, September 28, at 7:00 p.m. should not take too much of your time. I will send out a more formal agenda on Tuesday, along with a link to the Google Meet. Let me know if you have anything you would like to include, but here is a quick outline:

- confirm the submitted self-nomination forms

- meet our principal, Mr Bill Walsh

- meet this year’s Student Council

- PIC suggestions/PRO grant

- discuss our communication style for 2021-2022

- establish meeting dates


SELF-NOMINATION FORM AND ATTACHMENTS

Attached please find the self-nomination form, the roles of positions on School Council, and a sample Code of Ethics. I have also included the link for the self-nomination form in Google Docs: (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_VSBOqDo9wEZQkXFmUs6YfDlhi2_1GyqzQewDwK-NWc/edit?usp=sharing).


If you could respond before 10:00 p.m. on Monday, September 28 to this email jmlasko22@gmail.com , it would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to email your form back to me, or even take a photo of your completed form and text it to me at 613-612-4148. If you are not able to make it, but still wish to be on Council, simply let me know and submit your self-nomination form by the deadline. If you know of anyone in the school community interested in joining School Council, kindly forward this email to them.

Thanks!

Joanne


CSPA MEETINGS

FYI, the first Ottawa CSPA (Catholic Schools Parents' Association) meeting of the year will be held on Wednesday, September 29, at 7 p.m. If you are interested in attending, please register here: https://bit.ly/CSPA_Registration2021-2022. If you are not able to attend, watch for the video to be posted on the CSPA website: www.ottawacspa.ca.

2021- 2022School Council members

Chair: Joanne Laskoski, jmlasko22@gmail.com

Treasurer:

Secretary:

Parish Representative:

CSPA Rep:

Community Rep:

Virtual Academy Representative: Vacant

Member at Large:

Teacher Representative:

Principal: William Walsh

School Council members provide input and advice to the Principal on topics such as:

  • local calendar of events and activities

  • school code of student behavior

  • school curriculum and program goals

  • selection of the Principal through the identification of a profile-type for the school

  • school budget priorities

  • school-community communication strategy ie methods of reporting to parents and the community

  • extra-curricular activities in the school

The School Council needs your voice, your input, your contribution to make the school better for all students, including yours!

Meeting Dates & Minutes: 2021 - 2022

September- Tuesday Sept 28th, 2021 @ 6:30

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Board-wide Parent Organizations

Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA)

The Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) is a volunteer group representing all Ottawa Catholic School Board parents. They are a resource for school councils and the parent community for information on local and provincial education issues. Through their website, Twitter feed, and email newsletters, they we provide updates on education in Ottawa & Ontario, as well as tips, resources and information to help parents support their children in school. All parents are welcome and encouraged to join CSPA's e-mail list, follow CSPA on Twitter, or attend CSPA monthly meetings.

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The OCSB’s Special Education and Advisory Committee (SEAC) makes recommendations to the Board in respect of any matter affecting the establishment, development, and delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional pupils.

OCSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

The Ottawa Catholic School Board Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is a provincially mandated committee made up of parents, a trustee, a principal and the Director of Education. The purpose of PIC is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the school board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. The parent members of the OCSB PIC are appointed by CSPA.