Category: News

Parent Involvement Committee

By Brent Hutzal – Brent is co-chair of Parent Involvement Committee. He has two daughters, Kate (8), who attends Bridgeport Public School, and Claire (almost 3) will be attending Bridgeport Public School JK Class of 2019-20. Are you passionate about education? Are you interested in helping the school board engage with parents? Are you looking […]

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 […]

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.

PIC and WRAPSC Annual Parent Conference, Saturday April 16, 2016: Keynote: How to Raise Confident and Motivated Kids, Theme: Strengthening Family-School Relationships

PIC and WRAPSC parent conference – April 16, 2016

For the fifth 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, guardians and the community! The theme for this year’s parent conference is Strengthening Family-School Relationships – Achieving Excellence and Well-being for all Students. The conference will start with […]

Annual PIC Parent Conference: Strengthening Family-School Relationships

The WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC) are excited to announce the fifth annual parent conference, which will be hosted on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Bluevale Collegiate Institute (BCI). This year’s theme is ‘Strengthening Family-School Relationships: Achieving excellence and well-being for all students.’ The conference will kickoff with keynote speaker Monique […]

PIC and WRAPSC host first annual Director’s Town Hall

In November 2015, PIC and Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC), with the support of the office of the Director of Education, ran the first annual Director’s Town Hall. This event, hosted over two nights at Eastwood Collegiate Institute (ECI) and Bluevale Collegiate Institute (BCI), invited principals and school council chairs to network and share best […]

PIC launches SCIS Collaboration website

PIC is pleased to launch the PIC SCIS Collaboration website!  This website allows members of Safe, Caring and Inclusive Schools (SCIS) teams across the WRDSB to: review on-line resources as well other SCIS materials, access information about what SCIS teams at other schools are doing, and communicate with one another on-line to share ideas and ask questions. The […]

We’re Looking for New Members!

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) invites parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in one of the WRDSB schools 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 […]

PIC Family Event: ‘Building Skills to Navigate the School Years’

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Bluevale Collegiate Institute (BCI), PIC is hosting its annual event for parents, guardians and the community. This year’s theme is ‘Building Skills to Navigate the School Years’ with sessions focusing on math enrichment, emotional intelligence, anxiety, organizational skills, mental health and more. The event is free and child care […]

PIC Members Attend People For Education Conference

On November 8, 2014, parent members of the WRAPSC and PIC Committees attended the People For Education Conference ‘Making Connections’ at the University of Toronto. The keynote speaker, Paul Tough, author of ‘How Children Succeed’, shared his research that indicates character skills, such as perseverance, curiosity, optimism and self-control, matter most in long-term success in […]

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