School Council Update - December 2, 2016

Dear RPPS Families,

Please take a moment to read through our latest update.

Elementary School Program Framework Consultation:

You were sent an email from the school last week asking you to review the proposed framework and participate in a related survey. Please note that this framework could greatly affect RPPS in the future. The framework "aims to provide for at least one-and-a-half classes per grade, per program". Currently, RPPS does not meet this standard in the English Program. At this time, it is not known how or when the framework might affect the English Program at RPPS. It is possible the English Program could be eliminated at RPPS. As well, the framework proposes to consolidate schools into K-8 and 7-12 schools. How this would affect the grade 7/8 options for RPPS graduates is also unknown. Please let the OCDSB know your thoughts on the proposal by completing the survey, available until December 13, at this link:

Book Fair:

The 55th Rockcliffe Park Book Fair at RPPS was another great success and Council would like to recognize and thank outgoing Book Fair Chair Joni Hamlin, outgoing Volunteer Coordinator Inge Vander Horst, the Book Fair Committee and all the volunteers that make the event happen. It cannot be emphasized enough how important Book Fair is to helping Council do what we do for the school. Please consider contributing to the effort by volunteering some time. Planning for Book Fair 2017 starts early so if you can help send an email to and let Book Fair know.

Kindergarten Yard Opening:

Quite a few of you turned out November 4 for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new kindergarten yard. We thank City Councillor Tobi Nussbaum and School Board Trustee Chris Ellis for joining us. It was a lovely fall day that was perfect for playing in a playground. We also must thank the JK and SK students that participated in the ceremony and then showed all the adults around!

December Council Meeting:

The next RPPS School Council meeting will be December 13 at 7:00 PM in the RPPS Library. Please join us to hear about what's happening at the school. Discussing the proposed Elementary School Program Framework will be one of the first items on the agenda.

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