Manor Park wins Premier’s Award for “Accepting Schools”

Manor Park Public School’s “Mental Health Matters!” project is one of the reasons the OCDSB elementary school is receiving the Premier’s Award for Accepting Schools. The award recognizes schools who are leaders in promoting and creating a safe and accepting school environment.

The Mental Health Matters project provided at risk students with a mental health resource room with a ‘club house’ atmosphere known as the “Friend’s Zone”. The area allowed students access to the breakfast club program; to meet with caring adults to create day plans; to attend a weekly support group facilitated by trained professionals; and access to a lending library on mental health issues – to name just a few of the resources available.

Madeleine Meilleur, MPP for Ottawa-Vanier says, “Congratulations to Manor Park Public School and its Safe and Accepting Schools Team for their accomplishments and hard work. I am fortunate to be part of a community where we have such dedicated school community members.”

Principal, Shari Brodie says Manor Park has been actively working towards a Safe, Caring, Respectful and Accepting School climate over the past two and a half years. Teams of teachers and administration have come together to discuss strategies and initiatives to create an inclusive and accepting school environment. She added, “The goals for Manor Park’s Character Development and Social responsibilities initiatives are to embed universal character attributes in the curriculum and school-wide programs, to make all students feel welcomed, respected and included, to set high expectations for behaviour and learning, to demonstrate concern for others by responding to issues of social justice and to seek opportunities to for meaningful local involvement.”

Presentation on Wednesday, June 5th

Our Children, Our Community
Building Positive Peer Relationships
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30. p.m.

We invite you to a presentation by Dr. Tina Daniels, a professor of psychology at Carleton University and a specialist on social aggression between students. Please join us on Wednesday, June 5th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Dr. Daniels will discuss how you as a parent can help your child learn to build skills that are compatible with healthy and constructive behaviour towards others, and that foster healthy, positive relationships.

Manor Park Public School

Manor Park School Council

100 Braemar St., Ottawa, K1K 3C9

Telephone : 613 746 8131

*Day-care service available

Supporters of May Fair


 The Manor Park Public School Home and School Association

would like to thank the following Sponsors:

ACC Par Systems

Christopher Barker (Coldwell Banker Rhodes & Co. Brokerage—

Natalie Belovic (ReMax–

Celadon Salon and Spa

Councillor Peter Clark

Manor Park Estates

Mark Motors

Oxford Learning

Charles Sezlik, (Prudential Town Centre Realty Inc–

The Upper East Side (New Executive Townhomes on London Terrace)

And thanks to our Sponsors in kind: Manor Park Community Association and the Manor Park Community Council


May Fair – what a success!

May Fair 2013 was a resounding success despite the unusually cold weather. Many thanks to Jutta Paczulla, Wesley Wark, Gael Italiano and Phil Italiano who organized the festival for the very first time. Well done!

Thanks also to the volunteers who are the backbone of this festival.

Many of the services and items sold at May Fair are donated by members of the community. Many thanks to all who help support Manor Park. A list of sponsors is available.

Money raised at May Fair benefits the children at Manor Park. The funds are used to support field trips, events, concerts, science-in-the-school presentations, sport teams as well as to purchase supplies and technology that are not covered by the school board.

Thank you to all who attended and supported May Fair 2013!