Phase 2 of CUPE strike

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) announced that today, CUPE (e.g. custodians, school office staff, educational assistants) has started a partial withdrawal of services which includes:

  • Not sweeping entrances and hallways
  • Not doing school compost programs
  • Not cutting grass or cleaning up leaves unless there is a safety concern
  • Not collecting or accepting money for school-related initiatives and fundraising

A full list of CUPE’s directives to its members is available at

Agenda for PC meeting on Thursday

Please join us for the first Parent Council Meeting of the year this Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 pm in the library!

Here is the agenda:
1. Meet Karen Jordan, Pape’s new principal!
2. Hoot & Howl update – Christine Gullage and PC co-chairs
3. Silent Auction update – Jen Carson
4. Pace Car initiative – Nancy Kallina

Hope to see you there! Continue reading Agenda for PC meeting on Thursday

Phase 3 of Teacher Work-to-Rule

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that Phase 3 of its work-to-rule campaign will begin on Monday, September 21, 2015. The new actions include not:

  • Filling in for absent teachers
  • Participating in interviews with parents, unless there is a concern about a student’s progress
  • Updating or distributing classroom blogs, websites or newsletters
  • Updating Individual Education Plans by the deadline
  • Preparing report card comments
  • Running extra-curricular activities on Wednesdays

ETFO has indicated that if sufficient progress is not made, it may implement rotating one day strikes in October.