Solar Youth Power

Dear Parents,

You may be aware that from November 30 to December 11th, governments all over the world will convene in Paris for a high-profile United Nations conference on climate change. The aim of this conference will be to reach a universal agreement that will enable us to combat change effectively and boost the transition towards resilient, low-carbon societies. The Paris conference will have a profound impact on the lives of every single young person alive today, and on all generations to come.

In light of this coming event and sense of urgency to protect the well-being of Canadian children and youth, the board of directors of Cool it for Kids – a local non-profit devoted to giving Ottawa/Gatineau children and youth opportunities to speak up about climate change- together with CHEO’s Green Team have initiated a solar lantern-powered artistic event called “Solar Youth Power.”

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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