School Council Members
The St. James School Council (CSC) consists of a dedicated team of parents, teachers, school principal and community representatives. The purpose of the council is to provide a forum to discuss school and extra-curricular activities for students and parents on a monthly basis.During the school year, the council is involved in various fundraising activities. Proceeds from our fundraising have been used to benefit the students in various ways including the purchase of computer programs and equipment, audio-visual equipment for the school, literacy programs, books, purchase of learning commons and phys-ed materials, and teachers' 'wish lists' which help them equip their classrooms with extras. Previous fundraising efforts have also funded the St. James School play structure which was installed in November of 2008.
Chair – Megan Graham
Vice Chair – Tricia Allen
Treasurer – Jenny Armour
Secretary – Andrea Krupa
Parish Representative – Sonja McAuley
Parent Representative – Shillee Sparks
Alternate Parent Representative- Ashley Picco
Council Member – Tara-Lee Raycroft
Council Member – Julia Desjardins
Council Member – Wendy Aitkens
Council Member – Helen Vlaskatakis
Council Member – Rachel Belway
CSC Parent Rep. email
Note: This email is for school council issues only; it is not for student specific issues
Council News & Information
News The School Council has agreed on a list of Events that will be carried out during the school year 2012-2013 at the CSC meeting on November 20. Events are funded and run by council and include things like Winter Carnival, June Play day, Shrove Tuesday and Movie Night and the Cake Auction. For all of these events we have council members and volunteers who plan and make the special days happen.
Greening the School Ground
Parents of St. James Catholic School Blog
The objective of the blog is to present information related to the school, School Council and Parents association and their activities and to stimulate exchange of ideas and tips, experience and knowledge with all parents in the community.
OCSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)
The Ottawa Catholic School Board Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is a provincially mandated committee made up of parents, a trustee, a principal and the Director of Education. The purpose of PIC is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the school board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. The parent members of the OCSB PIC are appointed by CSPA.
Learn more about OCSB's PIC on the PIC page of the Board website.
The Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) is a volunteer group representing the parents in our school board. We are a resource for school councils and the parent community for information on local and provincial education issues. Through our website, Twitter, and email newsletters we provide updates on education in Ottawa & Ontario; plus we share great tips, resources and information to help parents support their children in school. All parents are welcome and encouraged to join our e-mail list, follow us on Twitter or attend CSPA monthly meetings.
Visit the CSPA website to learn more about CSPA and the work we do to support parents and their children in our schools.
Council Meeting Information
The St. James School Council meets on the third Tuesday of every month in the staff room at St. James School at 6:45 PM. All interested parents and guardians are welcome to join us!
Meetings are the held on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.