News & Announcements

The Fifth Annual PIC-WRAPSC Parent Event was a Success!






The 5th Annual Waterloo Region District School Board PIC-WRAPSC Parent Conference was held on Saturday, April 16th at Bluevale Collegiate and it was a huge success!!   387 adults and 144 children were registered for this gorgeous day, with a final total attendance in 392.  Attendees  settled in to hear this year’s keynote speaker, Monique Howat. […]

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 […]

Safe, Caring & Inclusive Schools Panel






The PIC is hosting a Safe, Caring & Inclusive Schools (SCIS) panel discussion for parents and community members that participate in SCIS teams. When: Wednesday, March 11, 7-9:00PM Where: St. Clements Room – Education Centre, 51 Ardelt Avenue Kitchener RSVP: Please RSVP by March 6 to Jill Magazine at jillmagazine@hotmail.com Panellists for this event include: […]

Register Now for the PIC Family Event!






Registration is now open for the PIC Family Event ‘Building Skills to Navigate the School Years’, April 18, 2015, Bluevale Collegiate Institute. This FREE event is open to parents, guardians and the community. Keynote speaker, Lesley Andrews, will share with us her inspiring story of ‘overcoming the odds’ to follow her passion in life and […]

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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