Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

About PIC

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) advises the Director of Education on policies and issues of concern to parents and to make suggestions to schools, School Councils and the Board, regarding parent engagement that supports student achievement. 

Overview of the Committee

PIC is made up of parents, community members, the Director of Education, a Board of Trustees member, and Board employee group members. 
 
Parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in an AMDSB school OR community members who do not have children currently enrolled in an AMDSB school are welcome to join PIC. Ideally, a representative from each school sits on the committee.
 
The committee’s mandate is to:
  • Support, encourage and enhance meaningful parent engagement at the Board level to improve student achievement and well-being
  • Provide information and advice to the Board on parent engagement
  • Communicate with and support school councils
  • Undertake activities to help parents support their children’s learning at home and at school

PIC Members

Each year, a representative from each school is asked to join PIC. The following AMDSB staff positions also participate in the committee:
 
Director of Education
Administration (Principal/Vice Principal) Rep 
Trustee
Communications and Public Relations Manager
Executive Assistant to the Director
 
If you are interested in joining PIC please contact Chera Longston at [email protected].
 

PIC By-Laws

 
 

PRO Grants

Parents Reaching Out (PRO) grants are designed to support parents in identifying barriers to parent engagement in their own community and to find local solutions to involve more parents in support of student achievement, human rights and equity, and well-being. 
 
Information for the 2022/2023 school year will be posted here soon.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Chera Longston at 519-527-0111 ext. 132 or [email protected].

Meetings

PIC meetings are generally held virtually on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. using Microsoft Teams. The first meeting is usually held in October, then subsequent meetings are held in January/February, March/April and May/June.
 

2022-2023 Meeting Dates

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

 

Resources

 
For resources specific to School Councils, visit our School Councils page
 
For more parent resources, visit our Parent Resources/Supports page
 

Contact Us

Reach out to the committee via email at [email protected]
You can also find us on Facebook at AMDSB PIC - Parent Involvement Council