School Council News and Information

Fundraising this year

posted Nov 8, 2018, 8:48 AM by John Paul II School

This 2018-2019 year the School Council will have five different fundraising options for families to consider participating in, including
  • Sam and Mike Toy Sale (November)
  • Themed Raffle Baskets (November and June)
  • Little Caesar's frozen pizza kits (December and May)
  • FundScrip (ongoing throughout the year)
  • Mabel's Labels (ongoing throughout the year)
As always, there is no obligation to participate but having a greater variety of options benefits our children, because all money raised goes back to support the students and school.

Intro to Self-Regulation with Dr Stuart Shanker

posted Oct 15, 2016, 9:06 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

Why are children and youth so overstressed today?  What is the nature of hidden stressors and the distinction between misbehaviour and stress behaviour?  Dr. Shanker will explain the 5 steps of self-regulation, not just in a way for parents to apply these with their children, but also for themselves.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Saint Paul Catholic High School

2675 Draper Ave, Ottawa

Register Now:

Boot Camp for School Councils

posted Oct 14, 2016, 11:41 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

Boot Camp for School Councils offers a fun opportunity for parents and school council members to come together and learn more about the role of school councils, share best practices, ask questions and to network with other council members. Everyone is most welcome to attend!

Register Now:

Monday, November 7, 2016

7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Thomas Darcy McGee Catholic School

635 La Vérendrye Dr, Gloucester

Cathy Philpott
CSPA Chair

Need Labels?

posted Jun 27, 2016, 5:57 PM by Sean Crookshank   [ updated Oct 15, 2016, 9:07 AM by Margarita Ziroldo ]

Mabel's LabelsNeed to label all the new school supplies and clothes for your kids? Consider supporting our school when you order.

Our St. John Paul II March Play Fundraiser needs your help. All proceeds from these label orders will go towards purchasing a new backdrop and risers for the annual school play.

Please visit our St. John Paul II's Mabel's Labels site to place orders.

Thanks for your support and don't forget to share our campaign with all of your friends and family, 
The Catholic School Council of St JPII

School Council BBQ a GREAT Success!

posted Jun 13, 2016, 6:24 PM by Sean Crookshank

Great job by the School Council, Tim Tierney, Star Gym, BMX Ottawa and all the other volunteers for an excellent BBQ!!

Pineview Community Garage Sale: June 4th

posted Apr 26, 2016, 10:12 AM by Sean Crookshank

Saturday, June 4th 2016 from 9AM—1 PM: Main location is St. John Paul II Catholic School (1500 Beaverpond)
Book a space for only $10 (includes a table and chair(s). Items should be clean and in good working order.
Vendors are responsible for providing a float to provide change and are encouraged to price their items.
Please contact to book your spot.

June 13th: School Council BBQ

posted Apr 19, 2016, 6:02 AM by Sean Crookshank

School Council BBQ is on June 13th.  More info to follow closer to the date.

Pro-Social Skills for Kids to Survive and Thrive

posted Feb 4, 2016, 6:24 AM by Sean Crookshank

Image result for cspaPro-Social Skills for Kids to Survive and Thrive

Explore strategies for teaching pro-social skills to your child through modeling, setting appropriate expectations & practicing. Discover how to become your child’s social skill coach and help them maneuver through life’s daily social challenges. Teach assertive communication rather than relying on aggressive or passive communication techniques to create more peaceful relationships for your child. For parents / caregivers of children aged 6-14 years.

Register Now:

Saturday, March 5, 2016

9:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Saint Patrick’s Catholic Intermediate School

1485 Heron Road, Ottawa


posted Jan 14, 2016, 11:46 AM by Sean Crookshank

French programs are for all students.  Which pathway is best for your child?  Learn more about the OCSB approach to learning French.

Make informed decisions regarding French for your child.


  • Chantal Soucy, Educational Consultant - OCSB Elementary Student Success Department

  • Julie Théberge, Modern Languages Department Head, Saint Patrick's CHS

Register Now:

Thursday, February 18, 2016

6:45 PM – 8:45 PM


posted Jan 4, 2016, 10:30 AM by Sean Crookshank

Image result for cspa

What is self-esteem and why is it important? 
Come learn positive tips for supporting the development of healthy self-esteem in children and ourselves as parents. 
For parents / caregivers of children aged birth to 12 years.

Facilitator: Joanne Boyd, Connect With Kids

Saturday, January 23, 2016   9:45 – 11:30 AM 
Frank Ryan Catholic Intermediate School
128 Chesterton Drive, Ottawa

Presented by CSPA and the OCSB International Languages Program

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