Newsletter Vol. 30

Dear parents,

There are only a few weeks left until the end of the school year, and we are currently in the home stretch.

The school community has once again been dealing with a challenging year, which has brought everyone, including the parents, together to work through the difficulties. Across the province, thousands of parents are actively involved in education by providing support and encouragement to their children's academic progress and working together with the school. They volunteer, organize fundraising events with the Parent Participation Organization (PPO), serve on Governing Boards (GBs) and Parents' Committees (PCs), they are Parent Commissioners, and they are PRESENT! When we call on them, they show up! When parents voice their opinions or make choices, they do so with the intention of advancing the success and well-being of our students.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all of these parent volunteers who not only impact our school network in a positive way, but also make a significant contribution to the academic success of all of our children. The fact that we are able to achieve such high success rates is due to the fact that all of the stakeholders are working together to ensure the success of our children.

In this newsletter – which is EPCA’s 30th edition of our Newsletter! – we will present ways that parents can continue to stay involved - and help their children stay engaged - in the last stages of this school year and throughout the summer. We hope to help to demystify both summer school and school board elections, and provide tips to build confidence, help teens find jobs, and get the most out of the next few months. We hope you find this information helpful.

As always, we love to receive your feedback.

Warm regards,
Katherine Korakakis
President, English Parents Committee Association