School Council Members 2019-2020

School Council Representatives:

Chair: Lisa Konowalchuk

Vice Chair: Trevor Butler 

Secretary: Colleen Cannon

Treasurer: Laura Lamoureux

Community Representative

Parents at Large:
Adora Bismonte, Ashley Ratnam, Beth Dotson, Christine Roussin, Czarinne Inocencio, Hon Voong, Jen Simpson, Johanna Graham, Jasmine Aresta-Sheikh, Kim Downey, Lorna Bonvie, Margaret Veira, Natasha Stanzel, Paola Lombardi, Veronica Gavin

Other Positions

Parish Representative

Teacher Representative: Samantha Harrington

Non-Teacher Representative: Amy Cleveland

Principal: Michelle McGarry

Council News & Information

Our Catholic School Council strives to be active and vital in our school community.  St. Francis of Assisi Catholic is a wonderful school and the enhancements that our Council provides to our students through curricular and co-curricular events and tools is invaluable.  Your support in our activities and fundraising always goes directly back to our school community in many ways.

The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School Council works in cooperation with the principal and school staff to ensure the best for our students.  Rules for our engagement are outlined in our constitution. 

St. Francis of Assisi School Council Constitution

OCSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

The Ottawa Catholic School Board Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is a provincially mandated committee made up of parents, a trustee, a principal and the Director of Education. The purpose of PIC is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the school board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. The parent members of the OCSB PIC are appointed by CSPA. 

Learn more about OCSB's PIC on the PIC page of the Board website.

The Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA)
 is a volunteer group representing the parents in our school board. We are a resource for school councils and the parent community for information on local and provincial education issues. Through our website, Twitter, and e-newsletters, we provide updates on education in Ottawa & Ontario; plus we share great tips, resources and information to help parents support their children in school. All parents are welcome and encouraged to join our e-mail list, follow us on Twitter or attend CSPA monthly meetings.

Visit the CSPA website to learn more about CSPA and the work we do to support parents and their children in our schools.

Council Meeting Information
School Council Meetings:
Meetings are usually held the third Monday of the month from 19:00 to 20:30 in the Learning Commons
All are welcome!

Meeting Dates & Agendas:

Mon, Sept 23rd, 2019
Mon, Oct 21st, 2019
Mon, Nov 18th, 2019
Mon, Dec 9th, 2019
Mon, Jan 20th, 2020
Mon, Feb 10th, 2020
Mon, April 20th, 2020
Mon, May 11th, 2020
Mon, June 15th, 2020


Minutes of Meetings: