School Council Update - March 13, 2017

Dear RPPS Families,

Here's a brief update from the RPPS School Council for you.

March Council Meeting:

The March School Council meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 21 as our regular 2nd Tuesday of the Month date would have occurred during March break. Additionally, we will start the meeting a bit earlier at 6:30pm in order to accommodate those that wish to attend the all All Candidate's Meeting (regarding the Ottawa-Vanier Federal by-election) scheduled for 7:30PM in the Queen Juliana Hall at RPPS.

Dance-a-thon:

This year, School Council handed over much of the responsibility of running the Dance-a-thon to the RPPS Fair Club and they did an amazing job. Over $7,000 was raised and this amount will be split between the Phoebe Rose Rocks Foundation & The Education Foundation of Ottawa. We thank the Fair Club for taking the lead of this event and congratulate them on its success.

Book Fair:

Planning for Book Fair 2017 (Nov 3-5) continues as those tens of thousands of books don't arrive all at once. We would love to sign up more volunteers for this most important fundraiser of the year. If you can help in any way, please email Christina Leadlay, our Book Fair Volunteer Coordinator, at christina@leadlay.com.

Spring Events:

Council will be organizing several events for the spring as well. Expect to hear more about Authors' Workshops, Grandparents' Reading Day and the great School BBQ. And new this year, we are planning a school trip to the Ottawa Children's Festival!

Parent Resource Lending Library:

A couple of years ago, School Council established a Parent Resource Lending Library with funding from an Ontario Parents Reaching Out Grant. Helene Duquette, the RPPS Librarian, would love to help you borrow a book. Please email her at helene.duquette@ocdsb.ca for more information.

Have a great break!

This message was sent to you by your RPPS School Council:
Questions, comments or concerns? Would you like to get involved? Email Imbaw Storer (Chair) at lingbawan@gmail.com.
For more about School Council: http://www.rockcliffeparkps.com/school-council/
Rockcliffe Park Book Fair: http://rockcliffeparkbookfair.com/
Parent Resource Lending Library and Subsidy Policy: http://www.rockcliffeparkps.com/parent-resources/