Silent Cake auction

Silent Cake auction at the June 12 BBQ!!
Calling all Pleasant Park Public School bakers!
Please donate a cake to our Parent Council Silent Cake Auction… BBQ attendees will bid on your delicious cakes! Last year cakes had fun and creative themes and ingredients. Can’t wait to see the 2015 versions! (Note: please use a plate/base that you don’t mind parting with and please list ingredients on your entry).
Place your bid at our silent cake auction at the school BBQ.
Bids close at 6:30 pm.

Please contact Colleen ( for more details.

A Rare Opportunity to Learn About Truth & Reconciliation 

Brought to you by Pleasant Park Public & Rideau High Schools We are very honoured to have Commissioner Wilson be our guest speaker for our 3rd Aboriginal Lecture Series. Commissioner Wilson has been traveling across Canada for the last 6 years, as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, witnessing the experiences of Aboriginal people who attended residential schools. These experiences were a result of the government legislation that created the residential school system, which have had a profound negative impact on Aboriginal People, and in turn all Canadians. Education plays a key role in reconciliation moving forward. It is through education that we will create a better Canada based on greater understanding and respect. We invite all our parents, educators and the public to attend this historic and transformative lecture. Thursday, May 21, 6 pm  Doors Open & Welcome Ceremony – Lecture Starts at 7 pm Rideau High School, 815 St. Laurent Road FREE – Everyone Welcome (Family Oriented) Aboriginal refreshments will be served Kindly register by May 19 at Made possible through generosity of Pleasant Park Council, Rideau High and Ken and Debbie Rubin Foundation

Promoting Positive Mental Heath in your Child

Pleasant Park Parent Council

Dr. Anne-Lise Holahan
Pediatric Psychologist, CHEO

Children’s mental health is a key factor to their success within their family, their school and their peer group.  Parents and teachers play an important role in promoting children’s mental health.  Understanding how a child thinks and feels can help parents and teachers be their child’s best advocate.

Tuesday, May 12th

6:30 pm
Pleasant Park Public School Library

FREE – Everyone Welcome!
Refreshments will be served


See flyer -> Positive Mental Health Promo

Free: A Parent’s Guide to 21st Century Learning – Technology Session

The Google for Education Team is coming to Ottawa to train local educators and OCASC is pleased to offer a free evening presentation for parents!

Discover how teachers are using technology, tools and innovative practices to prepare students for tomorrow – and learn how parents can get involved. Google certified teacher, Kyle Pace has a strong passion for sharing the impact that educational technology can have on student learning. Join us on Monday, October 6th to:

  • learn strategies for collaboration with teachers to help students develop 21st century skills
  • locate resources available to help parents support students at home
  • understand the social world that students navigate online and its relevance to the classroom
  • learn how parents can guide students to become strong digital citizens

When: Monday, October 6, 6:45 – 8:30 PM

Where: St. Paul High School, 2675 Draper Avenue, Ottawa (behind Lee Valley/IKEA)

Free childcare for school age children will be made available by St. Paul Peer helpers.

Register Now:


Loblaws Nutrition Events: Back to Routine

From time to time we will post information on events that may be of interest to the Pleasant Park school community even though they are not school council events per se.

The Loblaws’ dietician (Elmvale & South Keys locations) will be holding special events in September. If you are interested in any of the events, please register with Jennifer.

You can see all the events in the dietician’s September calendar.

Back to Routine Nutrition Session:  Wed, Sept 24th from 5:30-7pm (South Keys) & Tues, Sept 30th from 5:30-7pm (Elmvale)

Food Allergy Info Session:  Friday, Sept 26th from 4-5:30pm (South Keys)

Back to School Nutrition Basics: Tues Sept 16th from 5:15-6:15pm (Elmvale Acres Ottawa Public Library)

Father’s Day at Billings Museum

Treat your Father to a day at Billings Museum.

Find out about one of the jewels in our community and help to support Pleasant Park Public School at the same time!

The Classic Car show features beautifully preserved samples of our automotive history and the chance to “tinker” around as a family.

Parent Council will be running the concession as a fundraiser for the junior play structure. Proud to feature food and drinks supplied by Loblaws Elmvale (St. Laurent). We hope to raise the final few thousand by the end of June. The weather network is calling for sun!

Please spread the word!