Welcome to the Ottawa Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) website!
CSPA is a volunteer parent organization that represents parents and elected school council members of the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Our site contains information and resources for anyone looking to support their child’s educational journey.

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Prayers

This section contains a selection of reflections, prayers and prayer sites which councils may wish to use when selecting a prayer for meetings or other occasions. Councils are encouraged to send us their own favourites to post and share.

View Prayer Collection

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Meetings

The next CSPA meeting is scheduled for
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
OCSB Boardroom, 570 West Hunt Club Road
7:30 to 9:30 PM

All OCSB parents/guardians are invited to attend!

See Meeting Agendas & Minutes

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School Councils

CSPA strives to support school councils in their efforts to engage the parent community of each school. We have compiled a collection of resources and best practices to help school councils conduct their business efficiently and effectively.

Go to our school Council Page

Special Education and Your Child: Workshops for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Category
Information sessions for parents
Date
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Venue
Notre Dame High School - 710 Broadview Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A 2M3, Canada
Email
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Choose from 2 of the following workshops for the evening and register today: http://bit.ly/CSPA_SpecEdWorkshop2019!

Friendship Skills: What role do I play for my child’s development?
Children are not born with good social skills. In this session we will look at the important skills that a child needs to develop good friendships, the importance of positive friendships and the role that families can play in supporting their child’s development.

Understanding Executive Functions in Children and Youth
Why do we keep hearing about executive functioning? Is knowing more about these skills important for me and my child/youth? As a parent, what can I do to support my child/youth to strengthen these skills?

“ABA in a Nutshell”
During this session, we will discuss the applications of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in an educational setting.  ABA is an approach to building and teaching functional skills and reducing problem behaviour.  A brief discussion of OCSB’s ABA supports will be reviewed.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Strategies for the Classroom
This workshop will provide an overview of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), what it is and what it is not, as well as describe the most current diagnostic criteria.  The importance of having a strong support network will be discussed as well as possible adverse outcomes that can result from a lack of support.  Strategies for use in the classroom will also be explored.

Assistive Technology @OCSB
A hands-on session exploring Read&Write for Chrome toolbar and an introduction to understanding your child’s Hapara workspace. Drop in to join this interactive learning about assistive technology tools that support your child!

‘My child is gifted. What do I need to know?’
Join this session to learn more about the gifted learning profile and how your child will be supported at the OCSB! Topics covered include opportunities for students with a gifted learning profile and programming within an inclusive classroom setting.

 
 

All Dates

  • Wednesday, 06 November 2019 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM