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Bishop Ryan Catholic School Council

Bishop Ryan Catholic School Council

In their pastoral letter Renewing the Promise, the Ontario Bishops suggest to parents of Catholic school students "School Councils are opportunities for faith formation and collaboration, where parents and school staff learn from each other, pray together, and work alongside each other to ensure all children have opportunities to grow in faith and in their learning." In this spirit, I encourage you to consider joining our Catholic School Council in order to work with your child's school to create the best possible Catholic Education experience we can. As a parent/guardian, you too are part of the Bishop Ryan family - a valued member whose voice we want to hear.

Catholic School Council meetings are typically once a month. Commitment to the Catholic School Council ranges from 5-15 hours a month depending on your desired level of involvement. Committee work may be requested at times to assist the school and the council to achieve vital projects.

For more information, please see below . . .
Catholic School Council Meeting Dates - 2020-21

Catholic School Council Meeting Dates - 2020-21

Monday, September 21 (postponed due to pandemic to October 5) @ 7:00 p.m. *
Monday, October 26 @ 7:00 p.m.
Monday, November 16 @ 7:00 p.m.
Monday, January 18 @ 7:00 p.m.
Monday, February 22 @ 7:00 p.m.
Monday, April 19 @ 7:00 p.m.
Monday, May 17 @ 7:00 p.m.
Monday, June 21 @ 7:00 p.m.

All meetings will take place virtually. Once the pandemic subsides and public health regulations allow, meetings will take place in the Bishop Ryan Conference Room unless otherwise indicated.

*The Catholic School Council will be elected on this night.
Members of the Bishop Ryan CSS Catholic School Council, 2020 - 2021

Members of the Bishop Ryan CSS Catholic School Council, 2020 - 2021

Chairperson: Lilia McCormick

Vice Chairperson: Stephen Law

Secretary: Gisella Rosano

Treasurer: Stephanie Femia

Members at Large: Erica Bonitto, Catherine Colatosti, Sandra Cruz, Joanna Danesi, Laura Hollingshead, Saira Ikram, Alisa Infanti, Raji Mundi, MaryAnn Starcevic, Frank Zochil

Bishop Ryan Teaching Staff Rep: Christopher Pagliari

Bishop Ryan Non-Teaching Staff Rep: Elise Dunn

Community Rep: TBA

Student Rep: Olivia Presti

Principal: Michael Lawlor (; 905-573-2151)
Bishop Ryan Catholic School Council Mission Statement

Bishop Ryan Catholic School Council Mission Statement

To work in partnership/collaboration with our School, Parish, and our Parent Community in support of the Academic Success, Spiritual Development, and Personal Growth of our children.

To be a strong voice for the parents in our school community and provide a forum for their effective engagement, communication and participation. This will be supported by our mutual values of respect, appreciation, trust, faith, pride and commitment.

1. To improve communication between the Parent and the School by providing a contact name and e-mail address for Parents to provide feedback/comment directly to council.
2. To improve the visibility of Parent Council to Parents and the School Community by providing an information Bulletin Board from Parent Council and dedicated Parent Council web-pages.
3. To develop online information resources for our Parents – including but not limited to:
4. To organize an annual parent outreach community evening – networking, information seeking
5. To act in an advisory capacity to the Principal and Senior Staff in accordance with the policies and guidelines of our Catholic School Board and Ministry of Education.