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Parents Reaching Out Grants 2017-18

med logoThe Ontario Ministry of Education is now accepting applications from schools councils for Parents Reaching Out Grants  (PRO Grants) for the 2017-18 school year. 

**Application deadline extended to June 15, 2017**

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.

PRO Grant Application Information for School Councils 2017 - 18

Visit the Ministry of Education website to learn more.

Monday,  April 14

Teleconference 1 at 5 p.m.

Teleconference 2 at 6 p.m.


Monday,  May 5

Teleconference 1 at 5 p.m.

Teleconference 2 at 6 p.m.

PIC Grant Reporting 2016-17

In October, all OCSB schools received a PIC Grant that was to be used towards parent involvement initiatives. All spending is to be completed by June 23, 2017. 

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 23, 2017.

View PIC Grant Report Back Form

PRO Grant Reporting 2016-17

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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 2016-17 school year,  please remember that all spending must be completed by June 23, 2017.

School councils must first complete the online final report on the use of their PRO grant at the Ministry of Education website:  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 23, 2017.

Resources for School Councils

CSPA and PIC have worked together with our board to created some new resources to support OCSB School Councilscspa logo small

Catholic Education Week | April 30 - May 5

Walking Forward English LRG 300x212Each year during Catholic Education Week, we celebrate the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education in Ontario.

Our Catholic faith emphasizes the belief that all persons are made in the image of God and that Christ shows us the fullest expression of God's image alive in each of us. Our Catholic schools foster the excellence of all students through the dedicated efforts of the teaching and support staff.

CSPA encourages all OCSB parents/guardians to celebrate the year's spiritual theme; "Walking Forward Together" during Catholic Education Week.  

 Click here  for a listing of all events and activities scheduled to celebrate Catholic Education Week in our board and schools

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Monthly Prayer

Prayer for Spring

As the earth once again turns to face the sun we rejoice in this season of spring. We give thanks, O God, that each day grows longer in light ....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 27, 2017. Have a wonderful summer!

May 24th Meeting Agenda

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

Minutes from CSPA Meetings


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