School Council News


Join us at our end of year celebration Thursday, June 20 in the PPPS schoolyard. Food and drink sales will be pre-order only at by June 14. New this year, Merry Dairy orders are also pre-order to keep the lines manageable, so you can enjoy the fun and games. All families and staff invited! 

Movie NightTrivia Night
Movie poster

Book Sale
Saturday, Oct. 28 9 am-2:30 in the PPPS School Gym 
Join us for our annual fall book sale and bake sale. Promote reading by buying used books at low prices. All sales proceeds go back to the school through School Council.
Book donations accepted Monday, Oct. 23-Thursday, Oct 27. Drop off at front doors of the school. Please no textbooks, encyclopedias or magazines. Different languages accepted, especially French.
Volunteers needed for set up, working the show, clean up and bake sale donations.
Sign up here

Pizza Sales Open
Pizza sales for 2023/24 are open (closing Oct. 19)
Pizza sales are now available! We’ve pleased to announce we’ve changed suppliers this year to Panago Pizza, allowing us to drop costs down by .80 cents per slice while offering gluten and dairy free pizza at the same price. Big wins for our school! Panago offers great School initiatives and support, and organic pizza sauce and healthier ingredients. Their School Lunch Program includes comprehensive dietary and allergen information parents/guardians can find here: Panago nutritional and allergen information. Pizza is delivered to your child’s classroom during the second nutritional break every Monday, starting Oct. 23. In the case of a holiday, pizza day moves to Tuesday. 

Order by term from Oct. 23 to Feb. 12, or for the full year, till June 24. We are unable to offer pizza sales on the day of, so you must pre-purchase. Deadline to order Oct. 19th at 11:59 pm.

Pizza Options and Pricing:

Cheese Pizza $2.50/slice

Pepperoni Pizza $2.50/slice

Gluten-Free Cheese Pizza $2.50/slice

Vegan ‘Cheese’ Pizza $2.50/slice

Please order at Hotlunches. Reminder - parents/guardians must create a new account each year. For any questions, please email [email protected]

Back To School

Welcome Back for the 2023/24 School Year It's going to be a great year at Pleasant Park Public School and your School Council is excited to meet parents new to our school and welcome others back. We are pleased to have Principal Mark Cruise and Vice-Principal Caren Hollinger back this year, providing us with a stable administration for PPPS. 

School Council is comprised of parents and guardians who want to be involved in their kids' school, help fundraise and enhance school experiences and be engaged in the learning process. We meet once a month and offer many ways for parents/guardians to join us. From helping run a movie night, to volunteering at our book sale or pizza days, or joining School Council on our executive or committees. Some examples of things your School Council provides for the school are as follows; hot lunch days, funds for classrooms and field trips, movie nights and special events, infrastructure like bike racks and playgrounds, and so much more.

New to Pleasant Park PS this year is our almost $70,000 Outdoor Classroom. This project started in 2020 and was envisioned and completed by parent volunteers to provide a wonderful outdoor learning space for our students and educators. It took three years of planning and fundraising with the support of donations from parents and community, Desjardins, the OCDSB, the City of Ottawa, and other grantors. The Outdoor Classroom will benefit PPPS for years to come! 

End of Year Celebration, June 23, 2023 4-7 p.m

School Council is planning an evening of games, music, food and camaraderie as we celebrate the end of the 2022-23 school year on the school grounds on Friday, June 23 from 4-7 p.m., rain or shine.

Gardeners - please pot any extra or split perennial plants now to be ready to bring to the event for our plant sale. Please no invasive plants.

Please consider signing up for a volunteer shift for this event. Parents, guardians, grandparents, teenagers - all are welcome to help make this a great celebration! Sign up here:

Food must be pre-purchased online using your hotlunches account. The order deadline is June 15th. Sign up here:Hotlunches

The Merry Derry Ice Cream Truck purchases will be on the day off. Bring cash or cards.

Our famous Cake Auction is back and will be held in the gym during the celebration. Aspiring bakers, sign up here:

Next movie night - May 12, 2023. 

A great time was had by all at our second movie night of the year. See you next year!

Winter Wonderland Fun Day

We had a fun time at our Winter Wonderland Fun Day on Saturday, February 25, 2023.The event was organized by the School Council and was open to our Pleasant Park Public School families and was held on the school grounds. Parents and students played games, had a chili-cookoff, and lots of outdoor fun. 

Thanks to our volunteers for making this event a success!

April 2023

Planning your teacher gift for the end of the year?

Consider making a donation to Pleasant Park Public School’s Outdoor Classroom Project in your teacher’s name! Teachers likely don’t need another mug, but a 30-person Outdoor Classroom would be a great gift for everyone.

Donations made are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.

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November 6, 2022

THANK YOU for making the 2022 Pleasant Park used book sale and bake sale another great success!

We achieved our main goal to promote reading by giving our community access to thousands of high-quality books at very affordable prices. Watching kids discover new books has no price tag!

We can also be proud that we raised money for our school from the sale of used books and delicious treats made by our many volunteer bakers.

Together, the book sale and bake sale raised over $1,600 for students at Pleasant Park Public School!

Big thanks to:

  • Our hard-working book sale coordinators Melissa and Laleah;
  • All the people that attended the event and bought books;
  • The many families that donated books at the school drop off – the best books always come from these private collections;
  • The drivers who picked up the generous donations of books from Steve Maclean Public School;
  • All the parents who sorted the books and set up the book sale – sorting all those books and setting them up on tables is a huge job, but all your help made it easy;
  • The Pleasant Park custodians for all they did to help us;
  • Principal Mark Cruise and the office staff for all their support with organizing this event;
  • Farm Boy for the donation of pumpkins sold at the sale;
  • Starbucks Elmvale for the donation of the coffee;
  • Our volunteers who served as cashiers during the sale and worked fast after the sale to clean up and deliver the leftover books to Rockcliffe Public School.

This event requires many hands to make it happen and there is no way it could happen without the support of our many volunteers!

We hoped you enjoyed this community school event!

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