School Council Update - February 8, 2017

Dear RPPS Families,

It has been a busy start to 2017 for School Council. Please take a moment to read through the following updates.

Elementary School Program Framework (ESPF):

In response to the 1.5 classes per program target in the proposed ESPF, at our December meeting, RPPS School Council approved a motion supporting continued dual track programs (both English and EFI) at RPPS. Additionally, at the January meeting, RPPS School Council approved sending a delegation to the January 24th, OCDSB Committee of the Whole meeting to directly voice support for continued dual track programming at RPPS. In response to all the feedback provided to the OCDSB, including much feedback from the RPPS community, many changes were made to the proposed ESPF including the removal of the specific 1.5 classes per program target. Wording was still included indicating student numbers would be a factor in determining program viability; however, that number may be different for different schools. If you are interested in the final policy, it can be found at the following link: http://www.ocdsb.ca/ab-ocdsb/p-n-p/Policies%20and%20Procedures/P%20139%20CUR%20Program%20Delivery%20Structures%20at%20Elementary%20Schools.pdf

Dance-A-Thon:

Don't forget to send your Dance-A-Thon pledges in by this Friday, February 10th. The 4th Annual RPPS Dance-A-Thon is brought to you by the RPPS Fair Club and School Council and will be held, Tuesday, February 14th. Proceeds will be donated to the Phoebe Rose Rocks Foundation & The Education Foundation of Ottawa.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed:

The 2017 edition of the Rockcliffe Park Book Fair will be November 3-5. As this is early in the next school year, much of the planning is occurring right now and we could really use your help in making this amazing event happen for our school community. If you can lend a hand, please email us at info@rockcliffeparkpsbookfair.com and let us know.

February & March Council Meetings:

The February Council meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, February 13 to accommodate those with Valentine's Day plans on the 14th. The meeting will still be held in the School Library at 7:00 PM. The March meeting will also be rescheduled as the regular date falls during March break. We will let you know the final date when it has been decided. Agendas and Minutes can be found at this link: https://www.rockcliffeparkps.com/2016-2017-meeting-documentation/

We thank you for your time and look forward to seeing you at a Council meeting or event in the near future.

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