Parents

Forms, Resources & Correspondence

Monthly Faith Buddy Days

Each month, our school focuses on one Faith objective or Gospel Value. A primary class partners with a junior class to explore this Gospel Value, to promote a school-wide culture of collaboration, to create inquiry-based faith experiences, and to promote a growth mindset.

SEPTEMBER

Gospel Value - "Community". Students answer the question, "How do I promote safety and respect in the classroom and on the school yard?"

OCTOBER

Gospel Value - "Dignity of Persons". Students answer the questions, "How do I include others? How do I make them feel welcome?"

NOVEMBER

Gospel Value - "Peace". Students answer the questions, "What does peace feel like? How are we peacemakers?"

DECEMBER

Gospel Value - "Hope". Students answer the question, "How do we inspire others to do their best to achieve their goals or dreams?"

JANUARY

Gospel Value - "Justice". Students answer the question, "How do we demonstrate fairness?"

FEBRUARY

Gospel Value - "Love". Students answer the question, "Who am I grateful for in my life?"

MARCH

Gospel Value - "Faith". Students answer the questions, "How do I actively participate in prayer? Do I treat others as Jesus taught us to do?"

APRIL

Gospel Value - "Care for God's Creation". Students answer the questions, "How do we demonstrate care for the environment? How do we accept all people as thy are a child of God? What makes us unique?"

MAY

Gospel Value - "Excellence". Students answer the questions, "How do we give generously to those in need?How do I demonstrate responsibility, initiative, and a commitment to learning? Do I take on a leadership role?"

Catholic School Council

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

  • Parents/guardians

  • Teaching Staff

  • Community Representatives

Meetings are held virtually from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

All parents/guardians are welcome to attend and join - we value your input.

2020 - 2021 School Council members:

Co-Chairs - Joseph Pekelsky and Lauren Kendall-Golabek

Treasurer - Luisa Martinez

Secretary - Nathalie Desjardins

CSPA Rep - George Farah

Parish Rep - Nicole Forbes

Community Rep - unfilled

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 29 - Elections

Agenda


October 13


November 10


December 8 (Christmas social - no official meeting)


January 12


February 9


March 9 - no meeting


April 13


May 11


June 8 (end of year social)

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.