News & Announcements

Supporting our children through loss






By Judie Coutts – This is Judie’s first year as a volunteer on the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). She is a mother of two daughters and parents with her husband Craig. Her youngest is a Grade 10 student at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute and her eldest recently graduated Grade 12 IB and is presently at Queens University seeking a […]

How parents can get involved






By Laurie Tremble – Laurie is a member of the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and former co-chair of the Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC). She is a parent to two boys – Luke attends grade 10 at Grand River Collegiate, and Sean attends grade 8 at Sunnyside. After reading the first couple […]

Cyberbullying: Tips to help protect your child






By Jill Magazine – Jill is the co-chair of the Safe, Caring and Inclusive Schools subcommittee of the WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). She has two children at WRDSB schools. Since this is Ontario’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention week, I think it’s a great time to talk about what we can do as parents to […]

Parenting in a Digital World






By Susan Cranston – Susan is in her second year as a volunteer on the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). She is a mother of two daughters. Madeline, age 14, is a Grade 9 student at Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School and Sam, age 18, recently graduated Grade 12 from Kitchener Collegiate Institute. “While technology […]

Parent Posts

Introducing Parent Posts – written by parents, for parents






By Brent Hutzal – Brent is co-chair of Parent Involvement Committee. He has two daughters, Kate, 7, who attends Bridgeport Public School, and Claire, 2 (Bridgeport Public School JK Class of 2019-20). Some of the most valuable parent information that I have ever received has been at my daughter’s school bus stop. I am confident […]

2017 PIC-WRAPSC Conference Summary






Did you miss our parent conference on April 8th? If so, we have a summary of session notes now available for reference. This resource highlights all of the sessions presented at the conference, as listed below: Parent as a role model Anxiety and mood management Food: How it affects learning and behaviour Empowering kids through safe […]

PIC & WRAPSC Parent Event – April 8, 2017






For the sixth year in a row, the WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and the Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC) is hosting their free annual family event for parents, caregivers and the community. The theme for this year’s parent conference is Empowering Students with Parent Engagement. The conference will start with keynote speakers Royan Lee, a teacher, consultant […]

2015-16 PIC Annual Report






The 2015-16 Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) Annual Report is now available. This report contains highlights of the past year, including: meeting information, committee and sub-committee development, events for WRDSB parents, as well as financial information.

2016 PIC-WRAPSC Conference Summary






Did you miss our parent conference in April? If so, we have a summary of session notes now available for reference. This resource highlights the main message, presentation highlights and parent resources for all of the sessions presented at the conference. View the summary.

We’re looking for new members!






The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) invites parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in a WRDSB school and community members to apply for positions on the WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee. The mandate for the WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee is to: Provide information and advice on parent engagement to the Waterloo Region District School Board; Communicate with and support […]

1 2 3