What is a Parent Involvement Committee?
The purpose of PIC is to support, encourage and enhance the engagement of parents/guardians of the WRDSB in their children’s education, to improve student achievement and well-being.
The goals of PIC are to:
- develop and recommend strategies that the Board can use to effectively communicate with, and engage, parents/guardians in their children’s education
- organize presentations and resources to help parents/guardians support their children’s learning
- embrace diversity and inclusion, and address barriers to engagement
- foster wellness and well-being in our students and families
- communicate information from the Ministry of Education to parents/guardians
The PIC Committee includes up to twenty members:
- fourteen parent or guardian members: nine PIC only members and five PIC/ WRAPSC members (parents who are on PIC and the WRAPSC Steering Committee). New parents/guardians can join PIC in October of each school year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- the director of education (or a designate)
- one elementary principal or vice-principal
- one secondary principal or vice-principal
- one teacher rep
- one trustee
- one community representative
The committee meets at least four times per year. Information about these meetings, including dates, agendas and past meeting minutes can be found on the Agendas/Minutes/Meeting Schedule page. Anyone is welcome to attend PIC meetings.
PIC supports learning by hosting presentations and workshops on topics of interest to parents/guardians. These events also provide an opportunity to network with peers, Board members and community groups. Click through the Parent Resource/Links page to learn about upcoming events and other resources. You can also contact PIC at email@example.com.
How can you get involved?
- Join PIC as a PIC Member
- Attend a PIC Meeting
- Volunteer to be on PIC sub-committees
- Attend PIC Events
- Visit the PIC website
- Follow PIC on Twitter @PicWRDSB
- Attend a WRAPSC meeting, on behalf of your School Council
- Offer suggestions, concerns, information to the PIC committee
“Parents play a vital role in the development and education of their children and in the success of schools. They are the most important influence in a child’s life outside of school. Long after direct learning from parents in a child’s early years gives way to formal education, parents continue to play a key role in student success through the attitudes they help to share and the direct supports they provide.”
Ontario Ministry of Education