January 2020
School Council Members

School Council meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month in the Learning Commons starting at 6:30.  All are welcome to attend.

2020-2021 School Council Members

    Co-Chairs - Estelle Mendonca 

    Secretary - Robin Ramrup

    Co-Treasurers - Giedre Bubeleviciene & Niamh Ryan

    Community Reps

    CSPA Rep - Julie Bowman

    Gardens & Greening - Brandy McDevitt

    Fundraising - Seeking Volunteers

    Communications - Fernanda Correa Branco

    Milk & PizzaAndy Nera & Tahlia McBane

    Volunteer Coordinator - Rebecca Gilbert

    Parish Rep - Seeking Volunteer

Volunteers in OCSB schools

At the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB), our parent and community volunteers help our students learn in the classroom, play on the field, and explore our neighbourhood. We greatly value the assistance and expertise of our volunteers. In our ongoing effort to provide a safe, secure learning and working environment for our staff and students, we have an application process for prospective volunteers, which includes an application form and a current Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) from the local police. Please visit https://www.ocsb.ca/volunteers/ 

Please send a note to cecilia@ocsb.ca indicating that you would like a volunteer letter in order to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC). We will send you the required document(s) by email with instructions on how to submit the completed VSC to the Board office for logging in their database.

If you already have a Vulnerable Sector Check from Ottawa Police Services (because of other volunteer work that you do - hockey, etc.) that is less than six months old, please send in or bring in the original paper copy to the office for our review, it will be returned to you. If you have the electronic version of a current VSC (less than 6 months old), those electronic VSCs can be forwarded directly to volunteers@ocsb.ca. The Board office does not accept printouts/photocopies of the electronic VSC's; they must be delivered in a pdf format.

We are required to collect VSCs and cannot accept CRCs. We also cannot accept My BackCheck or other security clearance documents.

Ottawa Police services now charges fee to perform Vulnerable Sector Checks for volunteers. Please submit your receipt to the office at St Cecilia and we will be pleased to reimburse you.

Council News & Information

School Council Bylaws

Join the School Council

Want to become more involved in your children's school? Why not attend the School Council meetings? During these meetings, upcoming fundraising efforts are discussed, as well as other School Council initiatives. As our Principal and Teacher representative also attend these meetings, attending School Council Meetings provides insight into additional initiatives taking place at the school. You do not have to be a voting member to have a voice or to see what's happening, so please join us in the Learning Commons the first Tuesday of every month.

School Council Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 in the Learning Commons.

School Council Information:

For more information on St. Cecilia Catholic School Council, please visit them on Facebook  and Twitter.

To contact School Council, please email.

Mommy's Yummies:

St. Cecilia is pleased to continue to offer Mommy's Yummies as a lunch program. Mommy's Yummies is available every Monday and Thursday and is ordered on-line through their website, www.myfood.ca. All meals are freshly prepared before delivery (not reheated from frozen food), and nut free. They can accommodate special requests (allergies, omitting certain ingredients), and they also offer gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and Halal meals.

The ordering and payment system will be online only, through the Mommy's Yummies website.  You are not obligated to order every week, and there is no deadline - you can order anytime online with your account! If your child will be unable to attend school the day of a Mommy’s Yummies Lunch, simply contact them by 8am that morning and you will be reimbursed for that meal.

Pizza Day Policy:
Pizza Day on "Snow Day" is always moved to the next REGULAR school day.

Please Note: Missed lunches cannot be kept for the next day nor will money be refunded. Pizza lunches on "Snow Days" will be MOVED to the next school day. 

Any questions regarding the pizza program can be directed to: stceciliaschoolcouncil@gmail.com. Any payment inquiries can be directed to the school office at 613-692-6164.

OCSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

The Ottawa Catholic School Board Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is a provincially mandated committee made up of parents, a trustee, a principal and the Director of Education. The purpose of PIC is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the school board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. The parent members of the OCSB PIC are appointed by CSPA. 

The Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) is a volunteer group representing the parents in our school board. We are a resource for school councils and the parent community for information on local and provincial education issues. Through our website, Twitter, and email newsletters we provide updates on education in Ottawa & Ontario; plus we share great tips, resources and information to help parents support their children in school. All parents are welcome and encouraged to join our e-mail list, follow us on Twitter or attend CSPA monthly meetings.

Visit the CSPA website
 to learn more about CSPA and the work we do to support parents and their children in our schools.

Council Meeting Information

Meetings are generally held the first Tuesday of every month.  Please check the School Calendar for our next meeting.

2020-2021 Meeting Minutes

2019-2020 Meeting Minutes

April 2020
May 2020

2018-2019 Meeting Minutes
May 2019