Forms & Correspondence

School Newsletters

Click the links below to read our Monthly school newsletters:

September 2022

October 2022

November 2022

December 2022

Catholic School Council

The School Council is comprised of the school Principal, and members representing:

  • Parents/guardians

  • Teaching Staff

  • Community Representatives

St. Emily Bylaws

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday (except December & March) of each month. Meetings are held 6:30 pm in the St. Emily Learning Commons..

All parents/guardians are welcome to attend and join - we value your input.

Contact us by email:

Find us online:

Our St. Emily Council Website | Facebook | Twitter

2021 - 2022 School Council members:

Chairperson – Kelly Fry

Vice-Chairperson -Janice Vanderwel

Secretary - Reneé Cooper

Treasurer - Emalie Ujjainwalla

Co-Treasurer - Carolina Cieniak

CSPA Rep - Helen Svoboda Dorner

Fundraising Rep - Megan Pettit

Lunch Rep - Sarah Qandan-Nazarenko

Parish Rep - Selvan Assiskumarn

Members at Large - Fidelia Addison, Monica Jagdev, Ana Bustamante, Melissa Alexander,

Teacher/Resources Rep - Kristjan Murphy

Principal: Tracy Mertz

School Council members provide input and advice to the Principal on topics such as:

  • local calendar of events and activities

  • school code of student behavior

  • school curriculum and program goals

  • selection of the Principal through the identification of a profile-type for the school

  • school budget priorities

  • school-community communication strategy ie methods of reporting to parents and the community

  • extra-curricular activities in the school

The School Council needs your voice, your input, your contribution to make the school better for all students, including yours!

Meeting Dates & Minutes: 2020 - 2021

September 15, 2020 - Agenda | Minutes

September 29, 2020 - Elections - Agenda | Minutes

October 13, 2020 - Agenda | Minutes

November 10, 2020 - Agenda | Minutes

January 12,2021 - Agenda | Minutes

February 9, 2021 - Agenda | Minutes

March 9, 2021 - Agenda | Minutes

May 11, 2021 - Agenda | Minutes

June 8,2021 - Agenda | Minutes

Board-wide Parent Organizations

Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA)

The Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) is a volunteer group representing all Ottawa Catholic School Board parents. They are a resource for school councils and the parent community for information on local and provincial education issues. Through their website, Twitter feed, and email newsletters, they we provide updates on education in Ottawa & Ontario, as well as tips, resources and information to help parents support their children in school. All parents are welcome and encouraged to join CSPA's e-mail list, follow CSPA on Twitter, or attend CSPA monthly meetings.

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The OCSB’s Special Education and Advisory Committee (SEAC) makes recommendations to the Board in respect of any matter affecting the establishment, development, and delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional pupils.

OCSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

The Ottawa Catholic School Board Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is a provincially mandated committee made up of parents, a trustee, a principal and the Director of Education. The purpose of PIC is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the school board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. The parent members of the OCSB PIC are appointed by CSPA.