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Welcome to the 2016-2017 District School Council / Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

As the chair or co-chair for your school council, you automatically belong to the Trillium Lakelands District School Board District School Council / Parent Involvement Committee (DSC-PIC for short).

Meetings for the 2016-2017 school year will take place at 7 p.m. on the following dates:

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017

The meetings take place at 7 p.m. in each of our education centres via video-conference.

Muskoka Education Centre, 1271 Cedar Lane, Bracebridge
Haliburton County Education Centre (formerly known as Archie Stouffer Conference Centre), 12 Vintage Crescent, Minden
Lindsay Education Centre, 300 County Road 36, Lindsay

You will find more information here including the agenda for the November 3rd meeting, notes from previous meetings, and archived editions of this newsletter.

We look forward to seeing you on November 3rd. 

Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grants

2016-2017 PRO Grants
Congratulations to schools receiving a 2016-2017 PRO grant. You will find a list of PRO grant recipients on the District School Council / PIC webpage. To learn more about PRO grants for school councils, please visit the ministry website at 

IMPORTANT NOTE TO SCHOOLS WHO HAVE RECEIVED A PRO GRANT: Grant applications were made in consultation with the school principal. The password to the online survey is shared with the school principal and a copy of the application sent to Karen Franke in the Director's Office at All funds must be spent by the end of the school year and a copy of the final report provided to Karen Franke.
Parent Engagement Grant

Not to be confused with the PRO grant - the $500 Parent Engagement Grant is automatically given to each school each year. This amount has been placed in your school account and is to be used for activities and projects that will encourage parent involvement with their child's education. You will find ideas in the DSC-PIC annual report from last year. The 2015-2016 DSC-PIC annual report will be presented at the November 3rd DSC-PIC meeting. At this meeting you will have the opportunity to chat with school council chairs from other schools about what they might be doing with their Parent Engagement Grant.
Helpful Links

We've updated our Parent Resource page - have a look.  You'll find many helpful and varied resources for parents. Please share!

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