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 A Message from the STACHS Catholic School Council

Welcome to the STA Catholic School Council web-site. On this link you will find information from the CSC regarding upcoming meetings, agendas and minutes from the meetings.  We encourage you to check out the links, read our information and attend meetings to see what is happening at our school.

All parents are welcome to attend, even if you are not an elected parent representative.  Our meetings generally last between 1 to 2 hours.  We cover a variety of topics, and sometimes have special guests such as teachers presenting new information or providing program overviews.

Our mandate is to be your voice, and we want to hear from you, so come check out a meeting and see what is happening. Statistics have shown that a student’s success is directly linked to parental involvement, so let’s all work together to make success happen.

Hope to see you at a meeting!

STACHS Catholic School Council

Catholic School Council Announcements

We are pleased to welcome your 2020-2021 Catholic School Council:
Chair: Sherry Durocher
Vice-Chair – Jennifer Milinkovich
Treasurer – Jennifer Clothier
Secretary – Stacey Weagant
Members at large: Angela MacLeod, Charmain Verspeek, Sandi Berkers, Alison Brown, Corey Butler, Chantale Morin, Wendy Weagant


Catholic School Council News Feed

Parenting in a Pandemic with Dr. Jean Clinton


On 17 February, the CDSBEO Parental Involvement Committee (PIC) invited parents to a virtual information session with Dr. Jean Clinton. This 45-minute presentation provided parents with important tools for parenting during a pandemic, including tips on social-emotional learning, building resilient children, fostering relationships and communities in a virtual world, coping with schooling during a pandemic as well as tips for exhausted parents.


If you missed this wonderful and informative presentation or would like to view it again, it can be accessed at the following YouTube link:


Dr Jean Clinton


Dr. Jean Clinton is Clinical Professor, at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at McMaster. She is on staff at McMaster Children’s Hospital with cross appointments in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Sick Children’s Hospital. She has been a consultant to children and youth mental health programs, child welfare and primary care for over 30 years. She is renowned nationally and internationally as an advocate for children’s issues.

R.J. McCarthy Used Uniforms
MCCarthy Used Uniforms

As of September 1, 2017 the Catholic School Parent Council of St. Thomas Aquinas (STA) will no longer sell used uniforms on consignment. All used items will be made available for sale on a donation basis only.
Parents who wish to donate uniform items for the used uniform sale may do so at any time by dropping them off at the main office of the school during regular school …


How to Get Involved in the Catholic School Council

All parents are welcome to attend. Our meeting are held on the second Monday of the month, at 7:00 pm. in the school library. The monthly meetings are an opportunity to learn about programs and events that are happening at the school. The school council is always looking for new members, and values everyone’s thoughts and insights.

We currently need parents to help fill vacancies in several …

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