Parents are the first educators of children and as such should have a prominent place in the formal education of their children at school. Parental involvement in students' education has many advantages for children and research suggests that where parents are involved in a significant way, children learn better and more, have a positive attitude toward school and learning and stay in school longer.
Where strong links are established between home and school student achievement flourishes and consequently schools do likewise. By supporting schools and learning, parents contribute to good behaviour, academic growth and student success on many levels.
The Kenora Catholic District School Board is committed to working together with parents in partnership to promote faith formation and student learning. Catholic school councils have been active in our schools since 1995 and the scope of their accomplishments in promoting the faith; academic excellence and parental involvement have been awesome. The Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) is a natural extension of our Catholic School Councils. This committee is provincially mandated under Ontario Regulation 612/00. The committee meets 4 times per school year.
The mandate of CPIC is to increase parental involvement in all schools within the board and to make that involvement meaningful and productive for student learning and engagement. CPIC members are volunteer parents/guardians who collect information and ideas from their Catholic school council, discuss the information at meetings and disseminate information to the right people.
As a group, CPIC provides an annual report to the Board of Trustees on parental involvement in the school board, including a summary of involvement in each school.
2017 / 2018 Meeting Schedule:
October 17, 2017 @ 11:30 AM
December 6, 2017 @ 11:30 AM
May 8, 2018 @ 11:30 AM
June 11, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Catholic Education Centre Catholic Education Centre
Catholic Education Center
Ste. Marguerite Bourgeoys