Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September 2017 Newsletter

For a printable version: http://bit.ly/sktcsc_Sept2017Newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back to another school year!  We hope you had a wonderful summer and we look forward to another year of fun activities for the students and their families.

Our first activity will be the Meet the Teacher Night Pizza Social that will be held on Wednesday, September 13th at 5:30pm in the school gym.  This is an opportunity for parents to meet other parents at the school in an informal setting.  Pizza and refreshments will be served. Please note that this event is intended for parents only.

Our School Council elections will be held on Monday, September 18th at 7pm in the Learning Commons at the school.  All parents/guardians are encouraged to attend this meeting!  School Council is always looking for new members to help us create a more positive school environment for our children.  For a description of the roles and responsibilities of SKT Council, please see the next page.

If you are interested in joining our school council either as a general parent member, in a specific role or as a volunteer, please fill out the interest form  http://bit.ly/sktcsc_2017-18ParentForm before Friday, September 15th.

For more information about the SKT School Council, you can look at what we accomplished last year on our School Council website.  In addition if you have any questions, you can contact us via the "Contact Us" link or by leaving a note at the school (addressed to School Council).

We look forward to meeting you at the Pizza Social or at our first council meeting!

SKT School Council


School Council Roles and Responsibilities
* denotes mandatory positions

Parent Members*
·         Attends and participates in CSC meetings and on ad hoc committees.
·         Votes on issues as required.
·         Participates in information and training programs.
·         Acts as a communication link with school community.
Chair (or 2 Co-Chairs if applicable)*
·         Communicates on an on-going basis with the School Principal
·         sets the dates and times of meetings
·         establishes the meeting agenda
·         Chairs school council meetings.
·         Ensures a record of meetings are recorded and maintained.
·         Ensures that the school community is kept informed on CSC proceedings and activities.
·         Represents the council at special functions.
·         Acts as a spokesperson for the CSC.
·         Consults with senior board staff and trustees, as required.
·         Participates in information and training sessions.
·         Ensures follow-up on items raised by council members.
·         Ensures council members are familiar with the local constitution/by-laws.
Vice-Chair (if applicable)
·         Assumes acting role in the absence of the Chair.
·         Assumes any other duties as assigned by the Chair.
·         Records, distributes and maintains records of CSC meetings and correspondence related to CSC meetings.
·         Ensures the record of decision is distributed no less than one (1) week after each meeting.
·         Ensures access to SKT CSC records by the school community.
·         Ensures that a copy of the record is provided to the school for the school community.

·         Develops a budget at least one year out, at the direction of the Chair and the CSC.
·         Maintains a record of SKT CSC funds and financial activities as required by Board policy and in keeping with common accounting practices.
·         Co-signs cheques for payment of goods and services.
·         Prepares an annual, financial statement for review and approval of the CSC.
·         Ensures access to CSC financial records by the school community.
·         Ensures that a copy of the financial record is provided to the school for access by the school community.
School Council Parent Association Representative/Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education Representative (appointed position)
·         Reports issues referred by the Board and/or the Parent Association.
·         Represents the opinions of parents in their school community.
·         Represents and expresses the majority view of the CSC.
·         Attends Ottawa Catholic School Council Parent Association meetings.
Parish Representative (appointed position)
·         Brings the concerns of the parish regarding Catholic education to the CSC.
·         Serves to disseminate the suggestions, orientations, activities and concerns of the CSC to the wider parish communities.
·         Assists in promoting, aligning and co-ordinating the liturgical celebrations and other activities of the parishes, school and community as required.
·         Assists in maintaining the Catholic dimension in the total school community.
Community Representative (appointed position)
·         Reflects the views of the local community and brings forth concerns to the CSC.
·         Provides a link between the CSC and the community

Thursday, May 26, 2016

May 2016 Newsletter

For a printable version: http://bit.ly/sktcscMay2016newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians,

There are so many exciting things happening this month in the school; please read below to find out what council has been working on for May.

Fun Fair- June 9th  530-830pm  Volunteers Needed!!
This is coming up soon and the entire school is excited for this yearly event.   If you  are able to come and volunteer that evening please let us know as there is always so much to do-and the more help the better.

You can visit http://vols.pt/XuHQs8 or email Josee Formoso at josee.formoso@gmail.com or Silvia Baptista at silviabaptista26@gmail.com

BBQ pre-orders were due this month on the 25th and items for the raffle baskets are due on the 27th of this month as well.  Still time to send in your Tamboulie Jars which the kids love to get-these are due no later than June 9th.

Any help and support is greatly appreciated.

Boston Pizza Night Recap-Another Successful Event
This was a great night had by all families that attended!!  That evening alone raised $318.46 to be used towards the school to support activities and programs in the school.
Here is a list of the winners from that evening and what they won:
Ethan Mcphail, Kindergarten - Toys R Us gift card
Roman Barra, Grade 1 - Indigo gift card
Abby Niman, Grade 1 – Menchies gift card
Charlotte Goyetche, Grade 2 – Cineplex gift card

The Lunch Lady
Looking for a lunch idea?  Try some hot/cold lunch options through The Lunch Lady! If you have not ordered lunch through them and wish to please visit their website at www.thelunchlady.ca .  There is a wide variety of lunches to choose from and you can pay on-line which makes the process very easy.  Check out The Lunch Lady’s website for answers to questions and to set up a profile to start ordering for your child(ren) today.

Mass Schedule:
·         Saturdays at 5:00 p.m.
·         Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Please check the Good Shepherd Parish site for more parish information:
Click the link below for the most recent bulletin:

Mabel’s Labels

If you want to ensure that your child’s belongings will always be returned to you, why not invest in some Mabel’s Labels to label all items that go to school.  Please visit campaigns.mabelslabels.com and search for "St. Kateri Tekakwitha" to place your order.

Community News
There are many activities happening around Ottawa and Orleans every month.
To keep up with all upcoming events in the area and even local restaurant deals, check out:

Website: ShopStJoseph       Twitter: ShopStJoseph      Facebook: ShopStJoseph

How YOU Can Support Council!

We understand that all families are quite busy and may not be able to commit to coming out to all of the council meetings, but there are other opportunities to get involved such as volunteering for specific events or providing feedback on any of our initiatives. 

Our council meetings and all of our committees: social/volunteer, play structure, fundraising, communications and fun fair are open to any parent/guardian that is interested in helping out.

Please contact us if you have any questions or want to learn more about how you can get involved!

Help in any form is always welcomed!

Cheers from you School Council

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Fun Fair 2016 Update

The end of the school year is fast approaching and you know what that means…Fun Fair 2016!!! The SKT School Council is excited to host students and their families at this year's Fun Fair.

Here are some important reminders:

  • BBQ pre-orders are due no later than May 25th
  • Tambouli jars will be accepted up until June 9th
  • Items for raffle baskets are due no later than May 27th 

For complete details, please review your Fun Fair package. If you have any questions or haven’t received your package, please contact Josee Formoso (josee.formoso@gmail.com) or Silvia Baptista (silviabaptista26@gmail.com).

 Lastly, we’re still looking for volunteers for the Fun Fair. If you are available to volunteer 30 minutes (or more) of your time, please sign-up online - http://vols.pt/XuHQs8 – or email Josee/Silvia.
We can’t wait to see you there!