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Parent Involvement Committee(PIC)

Dr. Jon Callegher Skill Trades Talk Workshop 

Took place Thursday, May 13, 2021

Dr. Jon Callegher is the Executive Director of Job Talks, a research and media agency that focuses on Canadian workers. Jon is on a mission to share his research about job satisfaction in the Skilled Trades in an age when such jobs are in high demand. He has been invited to speak on CBC radio, Global National, Cityline, and at conferences across Canada and the U.S. Jon is a professor in the School of Marketing at George Brown College in Toronto. He has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Waterloo. 

The recorded Livestream can be viewed here



Dan Pehar Cyber Security Workshop

Took place Wednesday, May 5, 2021

With more than 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry, Danny Pehar has become one of the industry's foremost experts, providing awareness to Fortune 500 companies, working with the FBI cyber task force and providing cybersecurity content through Forbes magazine and Global Television.  In this session, Danny will teach you how to protect yourself, your colleagues and your family from the threats and vulnerabilities brought on by cybercrime. You will laugh, learn and be empowered to know you can make a difference.

The recorded Livestream can be viewed here




How to Pay for Post Secondary School Workshop 

Took place on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Representatives from the University of Windsor, St. Clair College and Libro Credit Union will provide information and answer questions on scholarships/bursaries, OSAP and RESPs. Please join us for this very important event. 

The recorded Livestream can be viewed here

PIC 

What is PIC?

The Parent Involvement Committee is a formal advisory body to the school board that plays a significant role in enhancing parent involvement and supporting student achievement and well-being by being a direct link between parents, the Director of Education and the Trustees.

Our Mission Statement

Our children are a precious gift and their Catholic education is a shared responsibility.  We are committed to promoting partnerships that increase parent involvement  and foster the physical, social, emotional, spiritual and academic growth of our children that will empower and support them for a lifetime of learning that reflects the traditions and teachings of our Catholic Faith.


  
What are the Responsibilities of PIC?

  • identify student achievement and well-being as the main priority.
  • assist, share information with and support school councils in the parent engagement process.
  • offer advice, provide information and develop strategies and initiatives that help the Board with parent engagement.

How can you get involved?

  • Attend a PIC meeting
  • Attend events put on by PIC

Advantages of Being Involved

The evidence shows that everyone benefits when schools and families work together.

Positive results include:

  • Improved student achievement
  • Students exhibit more positive behaviour and attitudes
  • Lower absenteeism
  • Students have better social skills and adapt better to school
  • An increased confidence among parents in their child’s schooling
  • School Communities grow stronger

Research confirms that effective parental involvement has a bigger impact on student success than family income or education level.

From Kindergarten to Grade 12 students spend only 15% of their waking hours in school, emphasizing the point that parents are truly a child’s primary teacher.

How do PICS differ from school councils?

School Councils focus on an individual school and its needs, whereas PICs work closely with the board to focus on the overall goals of fostering parent engagement that supports student achievement and well-being. They work with School Councils to communicate information and provide resources and activities to help children’s learning at home and school.

To find out more about Ministry Initiatives, PIC committees in Ontario or the Parent Engagement Policy Visit the Ministry of Education Website: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/External link

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