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PIC Grant Reporting 2014-15

In October 2014, all OCSB schools received a PIC Grant that was to be used towards parent involvement initiatives. All spending should have been completed by June 19, 2015. 

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 19, 2015.

  View PIC Grant Report Back Form  

Communication Survey 2015


Thanks to all who participated

PIC and CSPA conducted a survey of school families, in partnership with the Ottawa Catholic School Board.  The purpose of the survey was to find out what information families would like to receive from OCSB schools and how you wish to receive it.  

Good communication between home and school allows parents/guardians & school staff to work together to help our children succeed.  With many communication tools now in use, we believe it is important to understand how families currently view communication. 

The survey was available both online and in printed form (from your school); in English, French, Arabic, Spanish and Simplified Chinese.  Participation is voluntary and completely anonymous.   We plan to use the survey results to work together with school councils and our school board to put in place communications plans and strategies taking into account parent preferences.

The survey was available in 5 languages:


Workplace Safety Week | April 27 - May 1

Screen shot 2013-04-14 at 4.52.37 PMEvery day in Ontario, nearly 50 young workers under age 25 are injured or killed on the job. For this reason, OCSB has designated April 27-May 2, 2015 to be Workplaces Safety Week in our Board.  

The purpose of this week is to raise awareness among students, staff and parents of the importance of staying safe while working or volunteering.  As parents, we can do a lot to help our children stay safe at work.  Let's have these important conversations with our children before they start work!

Young workers are much more likely to be injured on the job and often they don't recognize hazards and hesitate to ask questions. Safety at work is everyone's job. 

Visit the OCSB Workplace Safety webpage  

Technology Tools to Support Your Child's Learning | April 30

Updated Tech Tools April 30 2015 NDHSOCSB provides a number of technology tools and rich digital resources for students to use and support their learning. Many students and parents aren't fully aware of these tools and digital supports or how they can best be used to support their children. So, here is a chance to come and learn more!   Two interactive and fun workshops will be offered on each evening at the same time; an Elementary Workshop (Grades: K-6) and an Intermediate / High School Workshop (Grades: 7-12)

Thursday April 30th:   Notre Dame HS,  710 Broadview Ave

Resiliency | April 29

Resiliency Apr 29 2015How do we prepare our children to deal with whatever comes their way?  Learn what is resiliency and how it develops in children and youth.  Speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Paquette will help parents discover strategies and tips for preventing or reducing feelings of anxiety and ways to build resiliency in our kids.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Saint Patrick's High School, 2525 Alta Vista Drive        


More Articles...

  1. Social Networking Safety | April 27
  2. Supporting Your Anxious Child | April 28
  3. How to Help Your Child Succeed in School | April 18
  4. Math Workshops | April 13
  5. 2015 Director's Forum | April 7

Monthly Prayer

A Lenten Prayer

Loving God you walk with us always in times of joy and sorrow,
Strength and weakness,work and rest........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, April 26, 2017.

February 22nd meeting agenda.

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

Minutes from CSPA Meetings


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