Parents

Forms & Correspondence

Archived Newsletters 2022 -2023



Parent Portal Instructions

Ensure you have registered for Parent Portal! You can view and print your child’s report cards, make sure your child’s school has your correct contact information, see your child’s class schedule, track high school credits and more.

For more information about the OCSB Parent Portal click this information LINK. Parents/Guardians whose first language is not English can select another language in the top right corner. Below are some helpful how-to videos to help you learn more about this online platform.

Logging into the Parent Portal - Video

Accessing forms in the Parent Portal - Video



School Messenger

Once you have registered, you must sign up for School Messenger to receive emails from the school and the board. Here is a LINK to the instructions. If you have questions as to why you many not be receiving school emails and communication, please contact the main office and we will check your information.


OSTA - School Bus Instructions

OSTA - School Bus Instructions

Some of our students at Lester B Pearson are considered walkers or OCTranspo bus riders depending on how far you live from the school. Please follow the instructions above if you are not familiar with our school transportation system. If you child is eligible for a Presto Pass, please see the note above on our website for distribution dates and times.



Catholic School Council

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

  • Parents/guardians

  • Teaching Staff

  • Community Representatives

CSPA MEETINGS

FYI, the first Ottawa CSPA (Catholic Schools Parents' Association) meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, Sept 29th @ 6:30 (Virtual). More details to follow in regards to membership. Please contact Joanne Laskoski for more details. jmlasko22@gmail.com

2021- 2022School Council members

Chair: Joanne Laskoski, jmlasko22@gmail.com

Treasurer: Laurie Brown

Secretary: Jody Delwo

Parish Representative: Nora Caputo

CSPA Rep: Roxeanne Marberl

Community Rep: Jodi Ellen Chamberlin Caroccetto

Member at Large: Richard Bergman, Beth Jaz, Sarah MacDonald-McLean, Catherine Quinn

Teacher Representative: Karen Kyle

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: 2022-2023

September- Thursday, Sept 29 @ 6:30pm


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.