TONIGHT: First School Council Meeting

Don’t forget to come out for the first school council meeting, which will take place upstairs in the school library, tonight (Wednesday, September 25) starting at 7pm.

Come meet our new principal, Sue Massaad, who will be providing updates on such items as our recent EQAO results, classroom sizes, kindergarten routines and student lunch monitors (why we have grade 4,5, and 6s monitoring classrooms over the two nutrition breaks)

Council elections will happen at the beginning of the meeting so please vote or volunteer. The council can only “do” if there are volunteers stepping up to take on a role and you are needed. Don’t be shy – all parents/guardians are welcomed and wanted. Being on the council or just coming to the meetings is a great way to understand how our school works, meet teachers and other parents, get to know our principal and vice-principal, and learn and help out as to how the council supports the educational experience of every child at Manor Park.

Hope to see you there!


Reminder: First School Council Meeting Wed. Sept 25

Just a quick reminder that the first council meeting is next week: Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Come out and meet our new principal, Sue Massaad, as well as other parents and teachers. The meeting starts at 7pm in the library and is immediately followed by the Home & School Association meeting. The entire evening lasts no more than two hours.

Agenda details:

  1. Welcome/round table introductions and call to order.  Review and approval of minutes from the June 2013 meeting
  2. Welcome and Introduction of New Principal
  3. School Council Elections.
  4. Principal & Vice Principal’s Reports (Sue Massaad & Laura Frappier)
  5. Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grant Speaker Topics
  6. School Council Goals
  7. OCASC Update
  8. Introduction of New Business


Manor Park Home & School Association

  1. Financial Update/Approval of 2013-2014 budget
  2. Signing Authority
  3. Funding Requests
  4. Status Update on Fundraisers (Pizza and QSP Magazine Subscriptions


Reminder: Next Council meeting is Wednesday, October 16 at 7:00pm



Workshop for parents: Sept 28

Helping Boys Learn Workshop:  September 28, 2013
This informative, entertaining and practical workshop, led by author/educator
Dr. Edmond J. Dixon ,will teach parents a new way to help their sons become passionate and successful learners.
Registrants receive a copy Dr. Dixon’s book Helping Boys Learn : 6 Secrets for Success in School.
When: 9 a.m. – Noon, September 28, 2013
Where: St. Bartholomew’s Church, 125 Mackay St., Ottawa.
Cost: $55 + HST.
Info: or 1-877-746-8963
If you are interested in enrolling for the Sept. 28 workshop, please get in touch.
More details are on the Eventbrite site:
In the meantime, anyone wanting to get to know Dr. Dixon better can click on these links:

Save the date: School Council Meetings

Just a friendly reminder of when the school council meets:


2013-2014 Council and Home & School Meeting schedule
Wednesdays, 7pm, School library

September 25            October 16            November 20            January 15

March 5            April 16                        May 21                        June 18


Being on the School Council can give you the chance to provide input for decision-making and to become a voice for parents and your school community. It is a great way to meet other parents and staff at Manor Park and to learn about the public education system.

As a parent or guardian at Manor Park, you have the opportunity to hold a position on the Council – and by coming to the first meeting, you can help vote people into a position at the elections on Wednesday, September 25, at 7pm, in the school library. Election forms have gone home – please fill out and return the nomination form to the school office by September 20, or just bring to the meeting and hand it in.

Elected members of the Council form the “Council Executive” and work with the school to help enrich the educational experience of all students.

The Council is made up of parent/guardian volunteers from our school, and is supported by the school staff and community at large.  In cooperation with the Manor Park Home & School Association, which manages fundraising activities coordinated by parents/guardians, the Council helps to provide students with books, audio-visual equipment, field trips, sports equipment and much more. Together, we provide resources to support academic achievement, sports, arts, and volunteerism.


Welcome to a new school year!


The Manor Park School Council welcomes all school families to Manor Park School for the 2013-2014 school year. We are all excited to begin this school year with many new students, some new staff, and an abundance of enthusiasm.

At Manor Park, we highly value & benefit from the help of our school families.  Parent volunteers can lend a hand in 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  ask questions, share ideas and concerns, and be a part of your child’s school, either by volunteering through your child’s teacher, volunteering for the school council activities (such as pizza lunches!) or attend any and all council meetings – or all three!

By the way, council elections are coming – watch for more info via your child’s backpack and on this website.

Please join in and help make this year the best it can be for all the students at Manor Park!