May 2016 updates

See the update on another successful Multicultural Dinner.

Survey Results: Speaker Night for 2016/2017.  Thanks for completing the survey.  The top two choices were Family Science Night and Building Resiliency.  Parent Council will apply for funding for a Family Science Night in 2016/2017.  It is hoped that next school year the Parent Involvement Committee will have one of their Speaker Series cover the topic of resiliency in children.

Parent Council Communication.  Come to the next Parent Council this Wednesday and join in the discussion.  Do you need to contact someone?  Find them on our contact page.  Also check out our school community’s Facebook page.   Feel free to start a new thread or catch up on recent threads like shade structures for the kinder yard or getting free admission to the Diefenbunker.

May 16 Yearbook purchase deadline.  We are working hard to provide a yearbook that will be a great keepsake for your child of their year at Pleasant Park.

It is the last weekend to purchase a yearbook.  Available for $20 each, ONLINE ONLY at  (sorry no cheques or cash).

Use your hotlunches logon when ordering.  If you do not yet have an account, the code you will need to register for an account is PPHL

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Pipe

May 18 6:45pm School Council Meeting

Please consider attending one of the last meetings of this school year.  Everyone is welcome!  It is always beneficial to get a wider perspective on topics discussed.

See the agenda 

May 19 6:30pm Speaker Night – “I am scared and sad… and don’t even know why”

Pleasant Park Parent Council invites you to an evening with Dr. Ian Manion, who will provide insights into how to help our children who may be struggling with anxiety and depression.

More information and registration

May 25 5:30pm Critical Role of Education in Reconciliation

Free – 4th Annual Aboriginal Lecture Series.  An invitation to join us for a keynote address by Hon. Senator Murray Sinclair, Former Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Over 400 free tickets have been reserved so far.  Don’t delay and be disappointed with a sell out – reserve your spot today.

5:30 p.m. Meet & Greet

Viewing of Students’ Art & Written

Expressions of Reconciliation

Aboriginal Refreshments

6:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony

7:00 pm Keynote Address

Followed by Questions & Answers

8-8:30 pm Closing Ceremony

More information and registration

May 25 7:00pm Joint Zone Meeting

New Venue: Glebe Collegiate Institute – Library

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Please join Trustees Menard (Rideau–Vanier/Capital), Braunovan (Somerset/Kitchissippi) and Ellis (Rideau–Rockcliffe/ Alta Vista) for an update and discussion regarding the upcoming Boundary and Accommodation reviews which may include school closures and the possible changes to the Secondary Schools Program Framework as well as the 2016-17 OCDSB budget.

RSVPs are appreciated, but not required.  Chris Ellis  Phone: 613-818-7350 or Email:

May 27 Popcorn Friday 

Orders can be placed, online only, through the hotlunches site

June 17 Save the date for the school BBQ

More details coming soon.