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PIC Grant Reporting 2015-16

In October, all OCSB schools received a PIC Grant that was to be used towards parent involvement initiatives. All spending should 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.

View PIC Grant Report Back Form

PRO Grant Reporting 2015-16

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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 should 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

Relationships Tool Kit

The Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) is pleased to provide "Relationships"; two new resources to support parCODE   Parent Toolkitents 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

Health and Physical Education Curriculum

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.

HPE ICE resourcesThe 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. 

 Health & Physical Education Resources 

  Fully Alive – Family Life Education Resources 

Electronic Parent Resources

Have some extra reading time this spring and summer?  parent resource books

Electronic parent resource books have been purchased by CSPA, PIC and some school councils.  These electronic or e-books are available online for all parents to read.  You'll also find some lovely children's books to read with your child or have them read to you.

Please click here  for instructions to access these resources stored in the school board library system.

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Monthly Prayer

A Prayer for Busy Times

Lord,
In quiet times, we see your face and we feel your holy presence
In busy and hectic times, we tend to run aimlessly away from your help.........more

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CSPA Event Calendar

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CSPA Meeting Information

All OCSB parents/guardians are invited to attend our meetings!

The next CSPA meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, 2016    
OCSB Boardroom
570 West Hunt Club Road
7:30 to 9:30 PM

Minutes from CSPA Meetings

Announcements

School Councils: Have something to share?

Post it on your school website and email the link to us at OttawaCSPA@gmail.com