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.

2018/19 Catholic School Council Members




Amanda Lewicki


Ashley Picco


Helen Vlastakis


Jennifer Cranton

Parish Rep

Teresa Pickering

Parent Rep

Leslie Finter

Parent Alternate

Sonja McAuley


Holly Woo


Thalia Goulet


Megan Graham


Amy Jewitt


Lynn Douglas

Council News & Information

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.