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CSC Minutes from Oct

June 17th CSC Minutes

Congratulations STOC Catholic School Council 2017-2018

Congratulations STOC Catholic School Council 2017-2018

Nominations for STOC CSC have now closed. Thanks to those who either submitted their name or nominated someone else for CSC for 2016-2017. We are pleased to announce the following people have been acclaimed:


Flora Aloisio
Carm Bozzo -
Kristal Bozzo
Gina Greco
Milena DeGiorgi
Jennifer Dickens
Kris-Anne Huybens
Lisa Martino Erdei
Luisa Ventresca
Alice Vidinha
Julie Wannamker
Andrea Wilson
Dave Wilson


The executive will be voted on during our first mtg on Tuesday September 26th beginning at 7:00 p.m. after the 'Meet the Teacher Barbeque.' The STOC staff and students look forward to working with this great group of individuals in planning for another successful year at STOC!
First Meeting of the STOC Catholic School Council on Oct. 5th updated Oct. 6th

First Meeting of the STOC Catholic School Council on Oct. 5th updated Oct. 6th

Congratulations once again to this year's STOC CSC. Our first mtg was held recently and was a very productive one, filled with rich dialogue especially where supporting the school in increasing Student Achievement was concerned. One of the agenda items was to elect the executive members of CSC. We are pleased to announce they are: Kristal Bozzo-Chair; Carm Bozzo-Vice Chair; Flora Aloisio-Treasurer, and Julie Wannamaker. Please refer to the attached for the agenda for the mtg, Flora Aloisio's Treasurer's Report, the ratified minutes of the June 2016 mtg and Mr. Colella's main report and brief synopsis on 2015-2016 EQAO results to CSC. Any questions or concerns about the latter, please contact Mr. Colella at the school. A reminder that all meetings (except as noted) are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and are open to all parents/grandparents. The meetings will be posted in the full calendar soon. Babysitting is also available for children ages 3 and up. If you plan to attend, please RSVP with Kristal Bozzo at kristal.bozzo@gmail.com.

Final Reminder about Hot Lunch and Milk Mondays, End of Cycle 1 Feb. 12th (for those who ordered) and  Start of Cycle 2 Fri. Feb 17th (for those who place an order before Jan. 29th)-updated Jan. 28th

Final Reminder about Hot Lunch and Milk Mondays, End of Cycle 1 Feb. 12th (for those who ordered) and Start of Cycle 2 Fri. Feb 17th (for those who place an order before Jan. 29th)-updated Jan. 28th

Orders are now being accepted for Cycle 2 on our preferred method of payment, School Cash Online. Thank you to the many of you who have already placed your orders. All orders are due by Sunday, January 29th. No late orders will be excepted.

Our menu has not changed.

Back by popular demand....
Milk Monday's
-Option to purchase milk on scheduled Monday's

Hot lunch Friday's (alternating menu)
-Peperoni pizza from Pizza Pizza with a gluten free option
-Subs from Subway
-Pitas from Pita Pit with a gluten free option.
-Hot dogs prepared by our volunteers. For nutrition questions please contact the hot lunch team.
-with the option to purchase milk on Fridays with your hot lunch or on its own.

Cycle #2 begins Fri. Feb. 17th and ends Fri May 12th (for those who order before Jan. 29th.

Please use our lunch calendar to keep track of your order. You can print the calendar at home (see link below) or use the one in your child’s agenda on page 5. Any questions please contact Kris-Anne Huybens at tony_kris@hotmail.com or Flora Aloisio at flojo@sourcecable.net.

Last Chance to Submit and/or Nominate for Catholic School Council Elections is Mon. Sept. 19th by 4:00 p.m.

Last Chance to Submit and/or Nominate for Catholic School Council Elections is Mon. Sept. 19th by 4:00 p.m.

The Education Act mandates that School Council elections take place within the first 30 days of the new school year. Elections (if required) for St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School will take place on Thursday, September 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons (during the Meet the Staff Open House).

All parents of our Catholic school community are welcome at all of our meetings. Child minding is available by our certified Gr. 7 students for children ages 3 and up. If you are interested in being part of our executive or wish to nominate or support another candidate, please complete the nomination form and return it to the school by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2016.

Each parent or guardian seeking election must be nominated or self-nominated in writing, must have a child registered at the school, and must declare if he or she is employed by the School Board. We are confident that many parents in our community have many talents and skills as well as the desire to enhance your child’s learning and school environment. Your contributions will be greatly appreciated by your children and our school community. If you do not wish to be a part of the executive, you could serve as a councillor. Please give serious consideration to placing your name forward for nomination. Also attached, are the CSC Guidelines. Any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Colella.

Thank you Catholic School Council (CSC) and Volunteers-mtg of June 15th updated on June 19th

Thank you Catholic School Council (CSC) and Volunteers-mtg of June 15th updated on June 19th

We extend our sincerest appreciation to Kristal Bozzo, for her role as CSC Chair, and to her and Carm Bozzo, for coordinating all of our volunteers (in addition to the many other things they do for us); to Flora Aloisio and Kris-Anne Huybens, for all their leadership with our Hot Lunch program, and to the many Chairs of the various CSC committess. All of these individuals’ work is simply awe-inspiring! Thank you to our CSC Council executive: Kristal Bozzo -Chair; Kris-Anne Huybens, Vice-Chair; Flora Aloisio –Treasurer;, and Julie Wannamaker Secretary; Teacher rep-Miss Medeiros, and student reps-Josie C. and Fernando G.. Thanks to the other members at large: Cindy Alves; Carm Bozzo; Silvana Cocuzza; Gina Greco; Diane Medeiros; Luisa Ventresca; Alice Vidinha; Andrea Wilson; Vivian Hido, and Chuck Schultz.

Click on attached to view: the mtg agenda; Flora Aloisio's Treasurer Report; the ratified minutes from the May 9th mtg; Mr. Colella's Report to CSC; a thank you card from the Ventresca family for a donation made on Fabio's behalf, and a thank you care from the STM student recipient of this year's Matt Sagody Memorial Award (established a few years ago with funds raised by a CSC fundraiser).

Catholic School Council (CSC) Mtg of May 9th-updated May 10th

Catholic School Council (CSC) Mtg of May 9th-updated May 10th

Please refer to the attached for the agenda for the mtg of May 9th, Flora Aloisio's Treasurer's Report, the ratified minutes of the Apr. 5th mtg and Mr. Colella's report to CSC. A reminder that all meetings (except as noted) are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and are open to all parents/grandparents. Babysitting is also available for children ages 3 and up. If you plan to attend, please RSVP with Kristal Bozzo at kristal.bozzo@gmail.com.

Catholic School Council (CSC) Mtg of Apr. 5th-updated Apr. 7th Catholic School Council (CSC) Mtg of Apr. 5th-updated Apr. 7th

Catholic School Council (CSC) Mtg of Apr. 5th-updated Apr. 7th

Please refer to the attached for the agenda, Flora Aloisio's Treasurer's Report, the ratified minutes of the Mar. 9th mtg, and Mr. Colella's report to CSC. Thank you as well to Cindy Alves for presenting information about our proposed Snoezelen Room. Click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d ... to view a 8 min. video that was shared. A reminder that all meetings (except as noted) are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and are open to all parents/grandparents. Babysitting is also available for children ages 3 and up. Please join us at the next mtg on May 9th. If you plan to attend, please RSVP with Kristal Bozzo at kristal.bozzo@gmail.com.

CSC mtg of Dec. 9th-updated Dec. 12th CSC mtg of Dec. 9th-updated Dec. 12th

CSC mtg of Dec. 9th-updated Dec. 12th

Please refer to the attached for the agenda, Flora Aloisio's Treasurer's Report and Ratified minutes of Nov. 10th mtg (Mr. Colella's report was deferred until Jan. 2016 mtg). Congratulations to our CSC for a successful first few months of the 2015-2016 year. Attached are some pictures from their recent social in celebration of this success!

A reminder that all meetings (except as noted) are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and are open to all parents/grandparents. Babysitting is also available for children ages 3 and up. If you plan to attend, please RSVP with Kristal Bozzo at kristal.bozzo@gmail.com.



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CSC Scheduled Meeting Dates for 2015-2016

CSC Scheduled Meeting Dates for 2015-2016

Oct. 6th
Nov. 10th
Dec. 9th (6:00 p.m.)
Jan. 13th
Feb. 22nd
Apr.5th
May 9th
June 15th (6:00 p.m.)

A reminder that all meetings (except as noted) are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and are open to all parents/grandparents. Babysitting is also available for children ages 3 and up.
CSC Mtg of Oct. 6th

CSC Mtg of Oct. 6th

Please click on the attached to view the agenda, the ratified previous mtg minutes and all of the relevant presentations shared during the mtg

Blessed  Teresa of Calcutta CSC Meeting Schedule for 2014-2015

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta CSC Meeting Schedule for 2014-2015

The dates for 2014-2015 are listed below. Most mtgs are from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Nov. 5th
Dec. 9th (6:00-7:00 p.m.)
Jan. 13th
Feb. 10th
March-no mtg scheduled
Apr. 7th
May 5th
June 3th (6:00-7:00 p.m.)
Parent Engagement

Parent Engagement

Please click on attached to view some information shared with volunteers during a recent appreciation eve.

JEPAG: The Joint Educational Parent Advisory Group presents Coping: Depression and Anxiety in Children and Youth

JEPAG: The Joint Educational Parent Advisory Group presents Coping: Depression and Anxiety in Children and Youth

Click on attached for more details for the event on Apr. 2. Please note: an RSVP is required.

Monthly Family Challenge for the month of February

Monthly Family Challenge for the month of February

Congratulations to the Ellerker family in winning January’s family challenge and a $50 gift card to the movies! The CSC would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support of this fun initiative to connect as a family and engage in learning together. In honour of Heart and Stroke Month, February’s challenge will be Science-focused on the Human Body. Please click on the attached for the challenge . We encourage you all to participate and submit your challenge by February 28th for your chance to win a $50 gift card.


Social Media and Sexting Presentation

Social Media and Sexting Presentation

On Feb. 24th at 7pm, Bishop Tonnos will be hosting a talk on Social Media and Sexting. The guest speaker is Perry Mason, retired Hamilton Wentworth Police Officer and school liaison officer. Please come out and join us for a frank discussion of these issues facing our youth. Click on attached for more details.

JEPAG Lenten Retreat

JEPAG Lenten Retreat

This is an evening of reflection on the Day of the Lord with Father Dave Wynen on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King starting at 7:00pm. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Parent Involvement Survey-update as of Jan. 7th

Parent Involvement Survey-update as of Jan. 7th

Last year CSC, with the assistance of Mr. Colella, sent out a Parent Involvement survey to all families. After collating answers, we have come up with action items that we would like to work on throughout the school year. Periodically, we will be updating our progress and moving forward on our action items. We invite you to view attached to read our most current update. Please email carmbozzo@sympatico.ca if you have any questions or would like to get involved.

Monthly Challenge-December

Monthly Challenge-December

Congratulations to the winner from November, The Araujo Family! December’s focus is Numeracy! Read the poem and solve the problems. Click on attached to preview the challenge that should come home on Mon. Dec. 2nd with the youngest and only for each family. Complete the challenge, sign the paper and return it to your child’s teacher on or before December 18th to be entered into our monthly family challenge draw for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Indigo/Chapters! A reminder that we can only accept one sheet per family please!


Joint Educational Parent Advisory Group (JEPAG)

Joint Educational Parent Advisory Group (JEPAG)

The first Joint Educational Parent Advisory Group meeting is being held Tuesday October 8, 2013 at the Nicholas Mancini Centre at 44 Hunt Street. Doors open at 6:30 pm. See attached for more details. All parents are welcome!

Parental Involvement Survey Feedback

Parental Involvement Survey Feedback

This past June, we sent home a ‘Parent Involvement Survey’ to all families with the hopes of obtaining feedback on some of the areas we most value at BTOC, including: communication, learning at home and school, and school volunteers! We received a great response, and we want to take this opportunity to thank all of the families who took the time to complete the survey and share their valuable feedback and suggestions with us. Please click on attached for a summary of results. The next step is to bring this information for further discussion at various levels of our school, including the Catholic School Council, School Success Team, and BTOC staff meetings. We are hoping that this feedback will help us to set some new initiatives for the next year, which will continue to improve all aspects of our children’s learning and school experiences. Please stay tuned for more information in future newsletters. Thank you again for your feedback – as always, it is very much appreciated!

Magazine Sales

Meet the Staff BBQ Sept 24th

Meet the Staff BBQ Sept 24th

Please click on attached to preview the order form going home on Fri. Sept. 6th

Feedback from our April 25th Parent Confernece

Feedback from our April 25th Parent Confernece

Thank you to those who attended and provided the following feedback

Please note, 36 people filled out the form.

How useful to you was the info presented during the keynote presentation?
Extremely useful – 31
Useful - 5

The content of the workshop sessions were useful and appropriate
Strongly agree - 27
Agree – 8
One did not respond to this question.

Would you recommend this event?
Yes - 35
One did not respond to this question.

Overall rating –
32 gave it a four (excellent)
4 gave it a 3 (good)

Other workshops topics of interest –
Bullying (at least 3 forms indicated this choice)
Images a child sees in themselves, Bringing nature back to kids and away from Technology, Coping with Change, Teen Depression, Suicide, Creating Family Time, Social Media , Anger management/temper tantrums, How to get kids organized

CSC Reports

CSC Reports

Please click on the various reports attached

CSC Committees

Are you interested in volunteering in our school this year? Do you have a special skill/talent that we should know about? Please click here and complete a survey. Otherwise, please click below and see how you can help support the school by serving on various committees. Please contact Mr. Colella if you are interested.

Visit JEPAG on Facebook

Visit JEPAG on Facebook

We’ve added another tool to our communication basket:

The JEPAG Facebook Group
It’s easy to join:
1. Since many of you are most likely a Facebook member, you already half way there!
2. Click on the JEPAG Facebook Group and, once on, click on Join Group. After we receive the request, we will make you a member.

The group page is interactive… you can make posts, i.e. share things with us, not just the other way around.

Join up now and stay informed!


Ed Pecyna
Communication Coordinator
Joint Educational Parent Advisory Group (JEPAG)
(905) 730-9422

JEPAG is the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Regional Representative Group of the Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE)

Next JEPAG meeting and minutes from previous meetings

Some Information You Should Know ...

The Catholic School Council (CSC) of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta School welcomes all new families to our community. Please on attached below for our Welcome Brochure.

Thank you to the members of the 2012-2013 CSC. They are: Flora Aloisio; Carm Bozzo; Daiana Eberts, Nancy Orfei; Nick Raskob; Alive Vidinha, Kris-Anne Huybens, Kristal Bozz, Chuck Schultz; Natalie Tarquinio; Luisa Ventresca, and Tiffany Shields. Congratulations to our newly elected executive members. They are: Carm Bozzo, Chair; Nick Eberts,Vice-Chair; Flora Aloisio, Treasurer, and Nancy Orfei, , Secretary.

Meetings follow an agenda and are chaired by the Chairperson of the CSC. Individual issues are not brought to the meeting, but concerns/questions that pertain to the school and school body are always welcomed. Everyone is welcome to attend. Meetings are an opportunity to bring parents together to help foster a strong connection between school, church and families of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

Parents are welcomed to get involved with many activities in the school, through volunteering their time in leading, helping out and attending the various functions. From time to time the Catholic School Council will ask for volunteers for these functions through notices. Also, we will be establishing some new committees through which parents can serve on to help support school improvement. Please see below for these possibilities.