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Council Website Shutting Down

Please note that this Stephen Leacock PS Council website and related emails will be shutting down as of March 12, 2019.  For Council news, please:


Dance-a-Thon was a Success!

Congratulations Stephen Leacock PS on your fabulous pledge collecting and DANCING! What a great event it was for the students! Our whole school was dancing!

Thank you to Amelia, our dedicated lead-parent volunteer, to our volunteer Kristen and to the SLPS office team for their help with the money counting and tracking. Thank you to our wonderful DJ Christina — what a workout she had, leading and coaching with some cool dance moves!

Over $12,000 were collected so far, with a few envelopes still to come. A final count will be announced later this month. Thank you! Merci!!

The wish list was prepared by the school team, and presented for discussion and approval at the School Council Meeting Tuesday February 19th. The $12,000 collected through the dance-a-thon, plus approximately $7,000 from the School Council funds were granted to support the school wishes.

Items approved by Council include:

  • Science workshops for kindergarten classes (Grade 1 to 6 had been granted earlier in the year)

  • Approximately $3,600 for a series of 3 dance workshops for all 22 classes

  • Approximately $4,000 for a series of 4 yoga and mindfulness workshops for all

  • 2 professional bilingual theatre presentations (one for Primary, one for Junior)

  • $2,500 – Coding robots be circulated between classes from Kinder to Grade 6

  • $1,500 – Gym, outdoor Phys. Ed and recess play equipment for all classes

  • $2,000 – New library books

  • Money was also allocated for field trip pinnies, new classroom speakers and to support coaches taking teams to the sports tournaments…


With your support, our students will benefit from these amazing additional resources and programs to enhance their educational experience at Stephen Leacock PS.

On behalf of the staff and all the students, we thank you!!

For financial accountability, and whether you collected pledges or not, please return all envelopes to school.

Reminder: Stephen Leacock PS Council meeting tonight – Tues., Feb. 19, 2019

Reminder that the Stephen Leacock PS Council meeting takes place tonight – Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – at 7:00pm in the school library.  Council will be voting on the Term 2 Priority Needs List and the Constitution revisions.  It will also be planning for upcoming events, such as Movie Night and the June Family BBQ.

The agenda for the February meeting is here: Agenda February 2019

The minutes from the January meeting are here: Jan 2019 Meeting Minutes

Next Stephen Leacock PS Council Meeting Tues Feb 19, 2019

The next Stephen Leacock PS Council meeting takes place on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:00pm in the library.  Please join us to hear updates from the Principal and staff, and Council Chairs.  We will also be planning for upcoming events, such as the June Family BBQ.  Voting on the revised Council Constitution will occur – this requires approval from two-thirds of Council members.

Reminder: The Parent-Child Connection Workshop Tonight – Jan. 31, 2019

The parent workshop The Parent-Child Connection is taking place tonight – Thursday, January 31, 2019 – at 6:30pm in the school library.

Stephen Leacock PS Council Constitution Revision

The Stephen Leacock PS Council has revised its Constitution.  The Council Constitution sets out the Council’s composition, procedures, policies, and rules of conduct at meetings.  The draft of the proposed Constitution can be read here: SLPS Draft Constitution 2019.  Council invites feedback on this document.  If you have any comments or questions, please contact the Council at sc-stephenleacockps@ocdsb.ca or attend the Council meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.


Reminder: Term 2 Pizza Lunch Orders deadline is Monday, January 28, 2019

The last day to submit Term 2 pizza lunch orders is Monday, January 28, 2019.

Thursdays are pizza days.  Term 2 pizza days begin on February 7, 2019. You can order slices of Gabriel Pizza –  pepperoni or cheese.  Place orders using School Cash Online https://ocdsb.schoolcashonline.com/ .