The Manor Park School Council would like to welcome all school families to Manor Park School for the new school year. We are all excited to begin this school year with many new students, some new staff, and an abundance of fresh ideas.
What is School Council?
The Manor Park School Council acts as an advisory committee. Its main goal is to promote the educational interests of the school and the students. The committee consists of parent volunteers and is supported by the school staff and community at large.
Each school year, the Council is able to achieve its goals through parents and guardians like you, who help out in many ways, during the school hours and in the evenings/weekends.
In cooperation with the Manor Park Home & School Association, which manages the fundraising activities coordinated by parents, the Council helps to provide students with books, audio-visual equipment, field trips, sports equipment and much more. Together, we provide resources to support sports and arts programming, as well as teacher support through increased volunteerism in our school.
We will do our best to expand and improve on the partnership between teachers/staff, the school community families and our community at large.
Why Should I Get Involved?
At Manor Park, we highly value and benefit from the contributions of our school families. Increased parental involvement equals higher student achievement, attendance, improved behavior, improved school climate and a better relationship between home and school. Parent volunteers contribute to many areas of school life and are a major part of any school’s success.
As a parent or guardian of a student of the school, you are welcome and encouraged to attend any and all council meetings. It is your vote that elects the council, who then act on your behalf throughout the school year. You are encouraged to ask questions, share ideas and concerns, and be a part of your child’s school.
This is a great opportunity to take a more active role in your child’s education and to foster relationships with other parents and staff at Manor Park. Please join in and help make this year the best it can be for the students at Manor Park.
Council meetings are generally held once a month throughout the school year, typically during the third Wednesday of the month. The election for Council and Home and School positions will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 7pm in the Library. The first meeting of the year will start right after the elections.
Other Helpful Information
The Ottawa School Transportation Authority (OSTA) is responsible for providing transportation services to eligible OCDSB students. If you have questions about school bus service, go to www.ottawaschoolbus.ca.
All students are entitled to participate in school activities and access resources regardless of personal financial barriers. As such, school supplies, school fees, and class fees are voluntary. There are some fees for non-essential supplies/services. For additional information please check the school board website. If you require assistance with respect to fees, please contact our school principal.