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Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Strategic Plan 2019-2023 - Consultation

The OCDSB is setting priorities for the next four years and in inviting parents and guardians in the community to participate.  

You can participate any time between November 21st and December 12th, and are invited to visit more than once to read the thoughts of other parents and guardians.

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Click here to share your thoughts.

If you need assistance and/or access to technology to participate you can contact:

  • Your Child’s School - Speak to Rebecca Shields about using a computer at school and/or receiving assistance from the MLO;

  • The OCDSB by email at buildingbrighterfutures@ocdsb.ca or by phone at 613-596-8211 extension 8402.

Your input will help us – together we can Build a Brighter Future @ OCDSB.

School Council Update - September 13, 2018

Dear RPPS Families,

Welcome Back!  I hope everyone is getting settled into the new school year after a very enjoyable summer!

September is always a busy time, and I want to take a few moments to let you know what council activities are coming up over the next few weeks. 

  • Milk and Pizza sales are currently underway, orders can be place through our spirit shop which can be found here.  You have until September 20th to get your order in.

  • Elections for the 2018-2019 School Council will take place on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 6:30 in the school library.  All RPPS families are welcome! If you wish to run for a position on School Council, complete a nomination, or self-nomination, complete the form found here, and return to Jennifer in the RPPS office.

  • Registration for the student directory will begin soon.  An announcement will be made here and through the Friday Updates.  This year, the directory will be provided free of charge to participating families.

  • The Mazzola Hot Lunch Program will begin Monday, September 24th.  Order forms are available here.  Forms must be submitted by September 20th.  Online orders can be placed at www.mazzola.ca

  • The first regular meeting of the 2018-2019 School Council will be held on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the school library.  All RPPS Families are welcome!

  • The RPPS School Council is hosting an all candidates forum for Trustees in Zone 6 – Rideau-Rockcliffe / Alta-Vista on Tuesday, October 16th at 7:30 PM in the school library.  This is a great opportunity to meet the candidates, one of whom will serve as our trustee for the next four years.

Book Fair 2018

If you would like to get in on the action for this year’s book fair, the Book Fair Standing Committee is looking to fill the following positions:

  • Co-chair

  • Volunteer coordinator

  • Book Bin team lead

Book Fair is looking for successors for:

  • Sponsorship team lead

  • Communications team lead

 This message was sent to you by your RPPS School Council:

Questions, comments or concerns?  Email Dave Mackie (Chair) at councilchair@rockcliffeparkps.com
Would you like to get involved?  Email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@rockcliffeparkps.com
For more about
School Council:
http://www.rockcliffeparkps.com/school-council/
Rockcliffe Park Book Fair: http://rockcliffeparkbookfair.com/
Parent Resource Library: http://www.rockcliffeparkps.com/parent-resources/

School Council Update - January 18, 2018

Dear RPPS families,

It has been a busy start to the 2018 school year!  Please take a moment to read through the following updates.

Pizza & Milk:

The second session of RPPS School Council’s Milk & Pizza Program is open to registration! Session dates are Monday, February 5th, 2018 to Thursday, June 28th, 2018.  The Milk Program is available Monday through Friday, or Friday only.  The Pizza program is available on the following Fridays:

February 2nd, 9th, 15th, 23rd  

March 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 29th  

April 6th, 13th, 20th, 26th

May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th  

June 1st, 7th, 15th, 22nd (No pizza on last day of school)

To register for this session please visit http://rockcliffeparkps.com/shop and place your orders by Monday, January 29th, 2018.  

If you have any questions or if you prefer to pay by cash or cheque please email doireann@rogers.com to request a paper form.

Spirit Merchandise:

RPPS Spirit merchandise is available for purchase on the RPPS Spirit Shop on the school website: www.rockcliffeparkps.com/shop

Items for sale include: t-shirts, hoodies, sweat pants, baseball shirts, toques for all ages, and the Class of 2018 t-shirt which features the signatures of all graduating students!  (A must-have for the Grade 6 trip!)

Adult sizes are available for all tops. Size samples for some of the items for sale will be available outside the school office.

Please place your orders by Monday, January 22, 2018. All items will be delivered in time for Spirit Week in mid-February.

Council Meeting:

The first council meeting of 2018 took place on Tuesday, January 9th in the school library.  The approved agenda and draft minutes are available at: https://www.rockcliffeparkps.com/2017-2018-meeting-documentation/

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13th at 7:00 PM in the school library.  All parents and guardians of children attending RPPS are welcome to attend.

If there is something you would like to bring to council for discussion, please feel free to email me at the address provided below.

Hope to see you there!


This message was sent to you by your RPPS School Council:
Questions, comments or concerns?  Email Dave Mackie (Chair) at councilchair@rockcliffeparkps.com
Would you like to get involved?  Email Melissa Bulmer (Volunteer Coordinator) at volunteer@rockcliffeparkps.com
For more about School Council: http://www.rockcliffeparkps.com/school-council/
Rockcliffe Park Book Fair: http://rockcliffeparkbookfair.com/
Parent Resource Library: http://www.rockcliffeparkps.com/parent-resources/

School Council Update - December 8, 2017

Dear RPPS Families,

It has been a busy start to the 2017-2018 school year!  Please take a moment to read through the following updates.

Rockcliffe Rink Project:

In development for years, the Rockcliffe Rink Project (a.k.a. "The Sports Pad") could be close to being a reality. This project, lead by the Rockcliffe Hosers and supported by the City, will see a permanent sports pad and associated pavilion built on the City land where the temporary rink is installed each year. This new sports pad will serve as a rink in the winter (not chilled) and as a play surface for other sports the rest of the year. The pavilion will provide a space to put on skates, washrooms, and will be a comfortable place to gather in general. For more on the project please visit this link: https://www.therockcliffehosers.com/

This is an exciting project for the community, especially for area youth, and given the proximity to RPPS, School Council is working closely with the Hosers and the other stakeholders to work out the details. Of note, the project will require the full City lot on which a portion of the soccer field and track are located. Additionally, the planned location of the pavilion has created concerns for the school regarding increased activity near the school during school hours, and line of sight supervision considerations if the school is to continue to use the City property for recess and other outdoor activity.

How we address these concerns, and how we might relocate and resize the field, and track (if the track can be kept) fully onto school property is being discussed in a working group consisting of representatives from the School Board, School Staff, School Council, the Hosers, the Rockcliffe Park Residents Association, and Rockcliffe Park - Lindenlea Soccer. While there are issues to work out, there are also opportunities, such as using backfill from the project to improve the grade and drainage of the field, or possibly adding lighting at the back of the school. Of course of greatest benefit, we hope to have the new facility available to RPPS students during the school day.

The Hosers are looking at Summer 2018 for the start of construction and School Council will keep the school community informed as the project develops. For questions or concerns, you can contact Dave Mackie, School Council Chair, at councilchair@rockcliffeparkps.com or Principal Sioufi Guarna at katia.sioufi.guarna@ocdsb.ca. We will also be discussing the rink project at School Council meetings throughout the year, or you may contact the Rockcliffe Hosers directly at therockcliffehosers@gmail.com.

School Council Meeting - December 12th, 2017 - 7:00 PM - School Library

Please join us for the last School Council meeting before the holiday break. The meeting will be held Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 PM in the library.  Topics to be discussed: Rink Project, Student Wellness Workshops, Spirit Clothing Drive among others. 

The agenda is available at this link: http://bit.ly/2kc9KHE

Book Fair 2017:

Thank you to RPPS’s principal, staff, custodial team, Book Fair Standing Committee, School Council, families and volunteers for helping make Book Fair a tremendous success this year.  This year's annual fundraiser raised over $50,000 for Rockcliffe Park Public School.

If you would like to get in on the action for next year, the Book Fair Standing Committee is looking to fill the following vacancies:

●      Book Donation Team Lead

●      Secretary

●      Volunteer Coordinator

Contact info@rockcliffeparkpsbookfair.com for more information!
 

This message was sent to you by your RPPS School Council:
Questions, comments or concerns?  Email Dave Mackie (Chair) at councilchair@rockcliffeparkps.com
Would you like to get involved?  Email Melissa Bulmer (Volunteer Coordinator) at volunteer@rockcliffeparkps.com
For more about School Council: http://www.rockcliffeparkps.com/school-council/
Rockcliffe Park Book Fair: http://rockcliffeparkbookfair.com/
Parent Resource Library: http://www.rockcliffeparkps.com/parent-resources/