School Council Funds - 2018-2019

School Council Funds - 2018-2019

School Council Funds - 2018-2019

With help from parents, students, school staff and dedicated community members, the annual Book Fair at Rockcliffe Park Public School was once again a great success!  After expenses, Book Fair 2018 raised $44,000. 

RPPS School Council manages all funds raised by Book Fair.

As the chart shows, Book Fair remains by far the largest source of revenue. What does Council do with these funds? So many things that benefit students, including:

  • purchasing supplies and activities for literacy programming

  • hosting annual Author & Illustrator Workshops and Grandparents’ Reading Day

  • purchasing new classroom technology

  • awarding $5,000 in grants to other Ottawa-area schools

  • funding an educational field trip and an educational workshop for each RPPS class

  • providing a year-end trip for the Grade 6 class

  • creating a subsidy fund for students in need

  • school enrichments such as gardens, soccer field maintenance, a new kindergarten yard, etc., and

  • many other projects that enhance the students’ educational and social experience at RPPS

It takes more than 4,000 volunteer hours to make Book Fair happen each year. 

That works out to about 10 hours per RPPS family!

How can you help?

Join the Book Fair team as:

  • Book Fair Co-Chair – work closely with the Chair in order to assume that lead role for Book Fair 2020

  • Book Donation Team Lead – coordinate donation pickups and manage the Book Bin team

  • Book Bin Team Member – help empty donation bins, and sort and pack books (March to October)

  • General Help – assist with occasional Book Fair tasks throughout the year—even for an hour or two

Volunteer for School Council:

  • Consider volunteering for school council, or for one of the many activities council provides throughout the school year.  The time you share enriches the school community and the lives of our children.

Questions, comments or concerns? 

Email Dave Mackie (Chair) at

Would you like to get involved? 

Email Sara Silvestri (Volunteer Coordinator) at

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