OCTOBER 2016
Dear ,  
Well another school year is well underway. It was great seeing so many families, old and new, come out to St. Cyril's School Community BBQ. This event just keeps getting bigger and better year over year. In addition to the food, games, bouncy castle and face painting, this year we also had live music, a fire truck, police car, RCMP constable and horse. This event could not have been made possible had it not been for the many parent and student volunteers, teachers and staff (special shout out to Mr. Bernotas, Madame Leone and caretaker Mr. Rex).

Thank you to our parent volunteers including:  Alina Chystova, Ana Carbonneau, Anna Chan, Claudia Belsue, Claudia Jones, Elisha Lem, Elizabeth Zalvaga, Griselda Lopez, Janet Hailemariam, Janice Pontino, Lisa Kong, Liz Espinoza, Luzie Belaro, Mamadou Bakayodo, Michael Brunetti, Moena Baldeon, Monica Quintero, Mr. and Mrs. Solorzano, Pat Rankin, Philip Doyle, Raymond Mallozzi, Rohit Jaitley, Shirley Kmecz, Susan Lerch, Taharah Redhead, Webern Walcien

A SPECIAL Thank you goes out to BBQ organizer Patricia Cornejo who devoted countless hours creating games, collecting prizes to give out and setting up the event!!
CSPC and YOU
CSPC is made up of a group of parent/guardians working with the community, teachers and school to foster the education of our children. We recognize that not everyone can commit to sitting on the council but there are other ways to be involved. If you have a special skill (e.g, web design, grant writing, fundraising, etc..) or have an idea for the school, we are interested in hearing from you. All parent/guardians are welcome in participating in CSPC activities/decision making, not just the ones who sit on the committee.

Come out to one of our monthly meetings to see what it's all about. Meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of every month in the school library from 7 - 9 PM.
Upcoming CSPC meetings:   November 1, December 6, January 10, February 7, March 7, April 4,  May 2 and June 6 
 
Finance Update
Have you donated to St Cyril foundation yet?  It's never too late to donate!  Watch for updates on how your money helps enrich your child's school experience. For example:
  • Curriculum support (agendas for the students, "Scientists in School" program and Dance program)
  • Support for Extracurricular activities (athletic competitions, school clubs, tennis day)
  • Contributions to special events (Grade 8 and SK Graduation, Communion, Confirmation, Pancake Tuesday, Winter Carnival)
  • Field trip support (1 bus per class)
     
Finance updates, including the 2016/17 CSPC budget will be posted to the CSPC website:  http://stcyrilcspc.org

If you would like to make a donation, please contact Shirley at: shirley_kmecz@yahoo.ca
Save the Date:  Monday, November 21, 6:30-8:30p.m. (school gym)

St Cyril CSPC is proud to be hosting the following event: Tackling Anxiety and Stress through Arts and Mindfulness (TASAM). 

TASAM is a parent discussion led by a child development expert to cover strategies and tips that will effectively help parents deal with shy, anxious or stressed children. This event is presented by Arts Express:  www.ArtsExpress.ca 

Greening Committee Update
Phase II of the St. Cyril School Ground Initiative which will see trees planted in the schoolyard is planned for completion this school year. Further updates will be provided when more informaton is shared by the schoolboard. this project is made possible by the Live Green Grant.
If you would like to find out more or would like to help, please contact: Siobhan, Sdonaghy@rogers.com or Susan, slerch1004@yahoo.ca
2016-17 CSPC Members
C hair: Philip Doyle 
Vice Chair: Raphael Leong
Treasurer:  Shirley Kmecz
Secretary: Darlene Saks

Other Members:
Elvira Boyle, Joshua Canning, Patricia Cornejo, Magda Dunn, Monica Figueredo, Wiwik Hartono, Kathryn Jaitley, Hyun Kim, Seung Ah (Sherry) Ko, Susan Lerch, Chirs O'Hara, Stephanie Pau, Linda Poirier and Webern Walcien .
Please visit the CSPC website!!
 
We welcome your feedback and suggestions. If there is anything you feel is missing and/or you would like to see added, Please contact: slerch1004@yahoo .ca