• Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. John 3:18
  • Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, And He will direct your path. Proverbs 3: 5-6

  • I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

About Us

What is PIC?

The Parent Involvement Committee is a formal advisory body to the school board that plays a significant role in enhancing parent involvement and supporting student achievement and well-being by being a direct link between parents, the Director of Education and the Trustees.

 

Our Mission Statement:

Our children are a precious gift and their Catholic education is a shared responsibility.  We are committed to promoting partnerships that increase parent involvement  and foster the physical, social, emotional, spiritual and academic growth of our children that will empower and support them for a lifetime of learning that reflects the traditions and teachings of our Catholic Faith.

What are the Responsibilities of PIC?

How can you get involved?

Advantages of Being Involved:

The evidence shows that everyone benefits when schools and families work together.

Positive results include:

Research confirms that effective parental involvement has a bigger impact on student success than family income or education level.

From Kindergarten to Grade 12 students spend only 15% of their waking hours in school, emphasizing the point that parents are truly a child’s primary teacher.

The goal of this website is to provide parents of the WECDSB with one convenient location to access Information and promote opportunities for parental Involvement to assist with your child’s emotional well-being, faith formation and academic success.


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HOW DO PICS DIFFER FROM SCHOOL COUNCILS?

School Councils focus on an individual school and its needs, whereas PICs work closely with the board to focus on the overall goals of fostering parent engagement that supports student achievement and well-being. They work with School Councils to communicate information and provide resources and activities to help children’s learning at home and school.

PIC APPLICATION PROCESS

Contact your school council or download a copy of the application to complete from the PIC website
Submit application to WECDSB  C/O PIC Chair

download a copy of our application here

THIS PAMPHLET WAS CREATED AS PART OF A REGIONAL PARENT REACHING OUT GRANT FROM THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

To find out more about Ministry Initiatives , PIC committees in Ontario Or the Parent Engagement Policy Visit the Ministry of Education Website: www.ontario.ca/EDUparents