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Ontario Government Education Consultation

The Ontario Government is consulting with parents across the province to address concerns and get feedback in several areas of the education system.  More information is available at https://www.ontario.ca/page/for-the-parents.

Feedback from these consultations will help shape decisions in the following areas:

  1. Improving student performance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  2. Preparing students with needed job skills, such as skilled trades and coding
  3. Improving provincial standardized testing
  4. Ensuring students graduate with important life skills, including financial literacy
  5. Managing the use of technology in classrooms, such as cell phones
  6. Building a new age-appropriate Health and Physical Education curriculum that includes subjects like mental health, sexual health education and the legalization of cannabis
  7. Developing the first-ever Parents’ Bill of Rights


There are 3 ways to participate:

Open submission

Share your views on all or some of the 7 key consultation areas that are outlined above:

1. Use the private and confidential online submission form, or

2. Email your written submission to fortheparents@ontario.ca and:

  • include your name or the name of your organization
  • add “provincial consultations” as the subject
  • attach your submission as a PDF or Word document

Online survey

Send your feedback through the online survey.

Telephone town hall

Find out more information about how you can participate in a telephone town hall in your region.



Scholastic Book Fair – Volunteers Needed

The Stephen Leacock PS Library Scholastic Book Fair will be held from Nov. 19 to Nov. 23 2018. Parent Volunteers are needed to help set up, help kindergarten students make wish lists, and assist with daytime buying times.

If you can volunteer, please sign up at SignUpGenius.  Your assistance is much appreciated.

Halloween Dance Thank You

Thank you to everyone who attended the Halloween Dance on Friday, October 26.  A very special thank you to the organizers and volunteers.  It was a spooky success!

The School Council raised approximately $1700 that will be used to help fund field trips, activities and special equipment throughout the school and amongst all grade levels – things that benefit our children that are not completely covered by the school board.


Reminder: Halloween Family Dance Tonight at 6pm

Reminder: The Halloween Family Dance is tonight (October 26) from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  Online ticket sales have closed.  Tickets available at the door – Cash only.

Please leave accessories, such as swords, wands, pitchforks at home.  Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Come join us for some frightful fun!

Halloween Dance Fri Oct 26 – Volunteers Still Needed

A spunky spooky reminder that the Stephen Leacock Parent Council invites you to come to the frightfully fun family Halloween dance – at the ghouly school this Friday, October 26 from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Come and join in the fun, and accompany your little ghosts and goblins in games, pizza and snacks, music and more!

We are almost all set to throw our Halloween Doors open, but can always use a few more volunteers to make sure the kids have as much fun as possible.  Most shifts are 30-45 minutes long.  If you are able to add a little of your “parent power” to the  event, the sign up list can be found here:


Don’t forget to purchase your tickets and refreshments using School Cash Online:


Stephen Leacock PS Halloween Family Dance – Friday, October 26, 2018

OCDSB Speaker Series – Cannabis Information Sessions

Cannabis is legal in Canada as of October 17th, 2018. This may lead to questions from your teen. You may have questions as well.
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, in conjunction with Ottawa Public Health, is hosting free public information sessions for parents to learn more about cannabis, the new legislation, how to talk to your youth, as well as provide information on resources and services available to you and your teen.
Please join us at one of our free sessions:
October 23, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Earl of March Secondary School — 4 The Parkway, Kanata
November 6, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School — 149 Berrigan Drive, Nepean
Free parking available.