Summer is here! A time for everyone to take some well deserved time off: students, parents, OCSB staff and school council members.
Thank you to the parents and guardians who support their children's education; engaging them at home, volunteering at their school, or supporting their school council. Thanks also to the board administration team and all OCSB staff who support and assist with our events for parents!
The CSPA Executive Team
In October, all OCSB schools received a PIC Grant that was to be used towards parent involvement initiatives. All spending was to be completed by June 17, 2016.
School councils must complete a final report on the use of their PIC grant. The report is to be signed by the school council chair and the school principal. The report and original receipts are to be returned to Kathy Hodgins, Director’s Office (570 West Hunt Club) by June 17, 2016.
Thank you to all school councils who apply for Parents Reaching Out Grants and work to support and engage parents in their communities! If your council received a grant for the 2015-16 school year, please remember that all spending must be completed by June 17, 2016.
School councils must first complete the online final report on the use of their PRO grant at the Ministry of Education website: http://education.factorial.ca Councils will need the username and password they created when applying for the PRO grant.
Once the online report has been completed, please forward a printed copy of the report along with original receipts to Kathy Hodgins, Director’s Office (570 West Hunt Club) by June 17, 2016
The Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) is pleased to provide "Relationships"; two new resources to support parents and educators. Healthy relationships are vital to the success of our children. Click on the links below to access these new resources for parents and schools.
Parent Tool Kit: "Relationships" - What parents can do to help their children develop healthy relationships.
Guidebook for Parents and Schools - To support the use of the "Relationships" tool kit
The Ontario Ministry of Education released revisions to the Health & Physical Education (HPE) Curriculum. This curriculum update, contains new material related to a number of issues, including mental health, online safety and the risks of sexting, respect for self, healthy relationships, personal boundaries, and respect for diversity.
The Bishops of Ontario asked Institute for Catholic Education (ICE) to oversee the development of resources to implement the revised HPE curriculum as part of the Family Life program in Catholic schools.