I am proud to announce that Carrie Marr and Catherine Roberts have been nominated for the Community Recognition Award 2013. Carrie and Catherine have been our school council co-chairs for the last five years and have contributed so much to our students, staff and community. I hope you can join me at this event to support their nomination.
With thanks, P. McKenna, Principal
From our Director of Education – Dr. Jennifer Adams
Annually, the District hosts a Volunteer Appreciation Reception in November. This year, the event was postponed and I am pleased to announce that it will now be held on June 11 and will include the presentation of the Community Recognition Awards. The reception is an opportunity for us to express our thanks to parent and community volunteers for their help in schools. This event is not intended to replace school based volunteer appreciation events, but rather to demonstrate our appreciation at a District level. It will also be an opportunity for volunteers to come together and learn more from each other.
The event will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Algonquin College, Woodroffe Campus, Building D, Salons A & B. Free parking is available in Lots 8 and 9. There will be a reception for the first hour including exhibit booths and displays, light refreshments and a cash bar, followed by the award presentations at 7:30 p.m.
Who is Invited?
The event is open to all volunteers in the District, including school council members, parent and community volunteers, volunteers who have coached teams or led clubs or activity groups, members of advisory committees to the Board – open to anyone who has volunteered time and talent to the school.
All attendees are asked to RSVP for the event so that we can ensure appropriate planning.
RSVP @ https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OCDSB_Event
What will happen at the event?
There are two parts to this event: a general reception and the presentation of the Community Recognition Awards. Guests will arrive and will be greeted and escorted to a registration table for their superintendency. Principals, superintendents and trustees will be able to greet guests in the superintendency area. Light refreshments will be available in the room and there will be a cash bar.
The room will be set up much like our Lead the Way events, with exhibit booths which parents can tour. For example, we have currently arranged for displays by the Parent Involvement Committee, OCENETs Homestay program, Education Foundation of Ottawa, and more. We are also looking for anyone interested in setting up a display about exciting initiatives happening in their school (this might be classroom based, extra-curricular based, school council initiatives, etc.).
The awards presentation will finish at 7:30 p.m. This is the first year of our expanded Community Recognition Awards program; there are five awards instead of two. The nominees will be announced in advance, but the winners will be announced at the event.
If you have any questions about the event, or if you would like to set up a display table at the event, please contact Michele Giroux, Executive Officer, Corporate Services.
The support of volunteers has made an incredible difference in our schools this year. I appreciate your support and encouragement in making this event a success. I look forward to seeing you at the reception.