Did your school council receive a Parents Reaching Out Grant for the 2012-13 school year? If so, please remember that all spending should be completed by June 14, 2013.
School councils must complete an 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 paper copy of the report along with the original receipts to Alana Schryburt, Director’s Office (570 West Hunt Club) by June 21, 2013.
In October 2012, all OCSB school councils received a PIC grant that was to be used towards a parent involvement initiative. All spending should be completed by June 21, 2013.
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 Alana Schryburt, Director’s Office (570 West Hunt Club) by June 21, 2013.
A safe, inclusive, and accepting learning environment in a school is essential for our children to succeed. Research has shown that there is a direct link between student achievement and the school environment in which she/he learns. Students are more likely to do well in schools that have a positive school climate.
In Catholic schools, our Catholic teaching on the dignity of the human person is the foundation for all considerations of safety, inclusivity, and acceptance.
From May 6 to May 24, the Ottawa Catholic School Board will be conducting a survey of the perceptions of parents and guardians about the environment in their child’s school. Similar surveys will also be conducted with students and school personnel. OCSB will use the responses from these questionnaires to help build a stronger, more positive, Catholic school climate.
All families are encouraged to complete a survey. Please take 10 minutes and share your thoughts about your child's school and help enhance the learning environments for all students.
Click here to access additional information about the survey.
CSPA, in collaboration with Monsignor Paul Baxter School, is hosting Brett Ullman's Media.Faith.Culture 101 on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Our World calls to us through our ipods, magazines, movies and television sets. Our Faith suggests our lives ought to reflect values and sentiments that often conflict with popular culture. Our God wants us to fit in, to share His love with others. How do we exist in an overwhelmingly media-saturated culture and what is our response to it? Rather than being involuntarily shaped by pop culture, how do we affect it?
The Ontario Ministry of Education is now accepting applications from schools councils for Parents Reaching Out Grants (PRO Grants) for the 2013-14 School year.
The application deadline is Tuesday, May 21st.
School councils may apply for this grant to support school-based initiatives focused on engaging parents who may experience challenges in becoming involved in the school due to language barriers, recent immigration, poverty, newness to Ontario's school system, or other factors.