Help us to encourage and enhance parent involvement in Peel
Apply for a position on the board's Parent Involvement Committee
Under the Ministry of Education's Parent Involvement Policy, all boards must have a committee comprised of a majority of parents that is directly linked to the director of education and trustees. The Peel board Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) meets regularly throughout the school year to review the board’s plans for parent involvement as they relate to parent, family and community engagement, and to make suggestions to schools, councils and the board regarding additional parent outreach.
As mandated by the ministry, the purpose of Peel board's PIC is to:
Membership is a majority of parents, reflecting the diversity of the parent community. Parent representatives will be required to serve two-year terms, beginning in September and ending in August.
We are now in the process of inviting parents to apply for four positions on the committee. In early May, a selection sub-committee consisting of current parent and trustee members will review all parent applications and select representatives using the following Parent Member Selection Criteria as a guide:
- reflects the diversity of the community
- understands the importance of parent, family and community engagement
- has experience working with newcomers to Canada, Ontario or Peel
- has volunteer experience – including experience on school council
- has previous experience in Peel board parent involvement activities
- demonstrates advocacy and community development skills
- has a present level of involvement in the education system
- demonstrates a keen interest in public education
For more information about the PIC and to download the application package, visit www.peelschools.org. Under the ‘Parents’ menu, select ‘Get Involved’ and ‘Parent Involvement Committee’.
Forms must be returned by April 25, 2014.
6th Annual Children’s Mental Health Week
School Social Work Services is pleased to invite you to the 6th Annual Children's Mental Health Week kick-off event on May 5, 2014, at the HJA Brown Education Centre.
This evening event will begin at 6 p.m. with a resource fair offering participants the opportunity to meet with community partners to gather information about their services. From 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tammy Whelen, an educator from the Canadian Mental Health Association, will lead an inspiring discussion on how adults and children can harness their inner strength to build resiliency and overcome challenges. Time will be provided for audience participation and questions.