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PRO Grants 2016-17 Announced!

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Congratulations to the 50 OCSB schools who will be receiving a 2016-2017 Parents Reaching Out Grant from the Ministry of Education!  Ontario's PRO Grants are designed to support parents in identifying barriers to engagement in their own community and to find local solutions to involve more parents in support of student achievement and well-being.
View the full list of successful OCBS schools and projects here.
CSPA and OCSB PIC were also successful in our regional PRO Grant application!  Watch for news about our events, coming soon!

School Council Annual Financial Report 2015-16 due Oct 12

The School Council Annual Financial Report for the reporting period September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016, is due by Wednesday, October 12th.  Refer to the Memo from Superintendent David Leach for complete details.

Financial Report Form 2015-2106

Example Financial Report
Example: Data for Financial Report


CSPA's Best Practices for School Council Treasurers contains examples of financial records and sample reports to assist councils who are seeking additional info.

2016-2017 School Year Calendar

The 2016-2017 OCSB School Calendar is available online.School calendar 2016 17

OCSB School Calendar 2016-17

School Bus Transportation 2016-17

OSTAThere are changes to school transportation in many communities across our school board.  Visit the Ottawa School Transportation Authority website to learn about:

  • School Bus Safety Awareness Day: Sunday, August 28
  • New walk zone maps for September 2016
  • Walking School Bus Programs
  • Use the OSTA "Stop Finder" to find your child's school bus information.

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

Easter Prayer

Of all of God's gifts, Easter shows us our fate
Forgiven we will rise and pass through Heaven's gate....more

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CSPA Event Calendar

cspa-calendar-graphicView the CSPA Event Calendar, or synch our Google calendar with your own! Learn how

CSPA Meeting Information

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

The next CSPA meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

April 26 Meeting Agenda

OCSB Boardroom
570 West Hunt Club Road
7:30 to 9:30 PM

Minutes from CSPA Meetings


School Councils: Have something to share?

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