Parent Involvement Committee

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Every school day is an adventure. Kids will do and learn so much they’ll be bursting to tell someone all about it. So take a few moments every day to chat about the school day—and be a good listener.

Welcome to PIC

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With parents engaged, students succeed! PIC members at HWDSB believe that parents have a valuable voice in education. This is why we provide our input, foster parent engagement and build home-and-school networks that benefit students through this vibrant Board committee.


Students and Families, Plan the Future with Pathways Information Night

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Want to learn about options in high school? Need help finding a path to the future after Grade 12?

Resources for Kids Digestive Health

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Here is an interesting infographic that parents may find useful from Hamilton Health Sciences.

Celebrating School Volunteers

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Monday, March 07, 2016

We are about to celebrate our school volunteers – be sure to speak with your principal if you have the required service and wish to attend Profiling Volunteer Excellence this year.

Applications for Parents Reaching Out Grants Now Open

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Ontario is helping parents get more involved in their children’s education by supporting local parent-led projects that encourage student learning and promote well-being.

Grant applications for the 2016-17 school year are now open and will be accepted until May 29, 2016.

Ministry Media Release: Ontario Providing Over 2,200 Parents Reaching Out Grants

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ontario is helping parents across the province become more involved in their children’s education by providing grants for parent engagement initiatives.

HWDSB Parent Involvement Committee Seeks 2015-16 Members

Friday, April 17, 2015

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is currently welcoming applications for the 2015-2016 school year.

Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grant Writing Workshops

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Let us help your school receive funds for parent engagement!

HWDSB and its Parent Involvement Committee are providing free workshops to help School Councils write successful Parents Reaching Out (PRO) grant applications.

Applications for Parents Reaching Out Grants Now Open

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Ontario is helping parents get more involved in their children’s education by supporting local initiatives to encourage learning and well-being.

School Council Training on By-laws

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A “workshop” is scheduled to support School Council members on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Education Centre (20 Education Court). A light dinner will be provided at 6 p.m. and the session will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Examples of bylaws will be shared, however, this will be a “hands on” workshop.

Training for New School Council Chairs

Friday, September 26, 2014

Mark your calendars for the three upcoming training sessions for new School Council Chairs. Details are in the flyer below:

Email Roundup: April/May

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Here is an overview of emails shared with PIC members, from April 16, 2014 May 15, 2014:The Ontario Physical Literacy Summit will be hosted in Hamilton on September 26 & 27, 2014. This Summit will provide the opportunity for parents, coaches, staff, and community leaders … Read more about Email Roundup: April/May

Email Summary (March 16 – April 15, 2014)

Monday, April 28, 2014

A summary of the emails shared with members of the Parent Involvement Committee during the period March 16 to April 15, 2014.

Email Summary February 16, 2014 – March 15, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

This is a summary of the emails that PIC members received from PIC Chair Jeff Reynolds for the period February 16, 2014 – March 15, 2014.

School Council Networking Nights

Monday, March 24, 2014

Current School Council Chairs are invited to participate in an open forum discussion. The events being held will allow School Council Chairs to come together, meet, and brainstorm different ideas for their councils.

Information Shared with PIC: Nov 16 – Dec 15, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A monthly summary of information shared with PIC:

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      Watch: Elementary Students Experience a Learning Day in the Arts
      Grades 7 and 8 students from Lake Avenue, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and W.H. Ballard visited the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts to do hands-on arts workshops with professional artists. Their inspiration was the Hamilton Children’s Charter of Rights, and they used four art forms (dance, drama, music and visual arts). The outing connected elementary students interested in the arts with schools offering a Specialist High Skills Majors in Arts and Culture.

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