Here are your top priorities and Pro-D reminders for the month of APRIL divided by two tabs. We’ve also included a tab to help identify who’s who on the Administrative Support Team!

Thank you for your continued patience as we work through the various areas of our website to improve your user experience.







Friday, April 5th, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m

John Paul II Pastoral Centre
4885 Saint John Paul II Way Vancouver, BC V5Z 0G3 

Research indicates that identifying and supporting students who need additional help in the early years improves their chances of future success. Early Learning Assessment has been implemented in the CISVA to assist schools familiarize themselves with the students who will be enrolled in kindergarten and to identify those who may need additional or individualized support during their first years of school.

This workshop will train participants to administer the Early Learning Assessment as well as score and analyze the data. A follow up workshop will assist teachers to plan effective instruction to meet the needs of all learners and support parents in their role as the primary educators. 

  Register Today

(click on link to register)

Cost: $30.00 per person

Contact person:
Jodi Ferrara

POP FAIR: A Provincial Outreach Program FAIR

Friday, April 12th, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

John Paul II Pastoral Centre
4885 Saint John Paul II Way Vancouver, BC V5Z 0G3 

This full day workshop will provide participants with valuable information about the various Provincial Outreach Programs that are available, and how to access support for students, teachers and families.

Facilitator(s) Presenters from the following Provincial Outreach Programs:

• Provincial Outreach Program for FASD (POPFASD)
• Provincial Outreach Program for Autism Related Disorders (POPARD)
• Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI)
• Accessible Resource Centre, BC (ARC BC)
• Provincial Resource Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (POPDHH)

  Register by April 1

(click on link to register)

Cost:$45.00 per person

Contact person(s):
Jodi Ferrara

Claudia Gastaldo

Transitioning to Adult Life

Thursday, April 25th, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

John Paul II Pastoral Centre
4885 Saint John Paul II Way Vancouver, BC V5Z 0G3 

Join us for a Parent Night Out to learn more about employment and educational training that help youth and their families prepare for the transition to adult life.

Light meal served at 5:30 p.m.

Childminding available, if requested.

Speakers include:

– Yuko McCulloch – Parent Transition Group
– CISVA – PATH Process
– STADD Navigators – Services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities
– FamilyWorks
– PosAbilities
– VELA Microboards
– Douglas College
– Kwantlen College
– Capilano University
– Vancouver Community College


  Register by April 18

(click on link to register)

Cost:$15.00 per person

Contact person(s):
Jodi Ferrara

Claudia Gastaldo




Teacher Letter of Intent for Returning to Present School

Letter of Intent – For Education Committees to Teachers

 April 15 Angelica Cacatian


Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

St. Helen’s Gym
3894 Triumph St.,
Burnaby, BC   V5C 1Y7


The Archdicoese of Vancouver will be holding a workshop on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at St. Helen Elementary School to help you answer this very question.

The session will be in two parts:

(a) What do I need to think about to prepare for retirement and

(b) how much money will I have to live on?

Kim Pilley, Great West Life, will explain to participants how to figure out how much money retirees will need to retire comfortably, and where to get it from.  Kim’s session will use Chromebooks to help members access their web accounts and to learn how to use all the tools Great West Life offers to make sense of the money siuation.

Doug Lauson wil talk about the social and emotional preparation needed to live the next 25 post-retirement years without going crazy.

Employees who are within 10 years of retiring should plan to attend this session as both Kim and Doug will inform participants of “must do” items before that magical date.

  Register by April 15

(click on link to register)


Friday, April 26th, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Karol Wojtyla Hall

John Paul II Pastoral Centre
4885 Saint John Paul II Way Vancouver, BC V5Z 0G3

Coffee and pastries will be served in the morning and a light lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m.   Register by April 15

(click on link to register)

Please share this message with your staff from Animals in Science


“For those of you who came to our booth (#209) at the Catholic Educators’ Conference in February, thanks for the great conversation!

We’ve been having some trouble with our email system (which is now fixed, thankfully!) but for those of you who signed up for more information we have lost your email contacts, so we are following up with you with help from CISVA and the conference organizers.

Click here for more information about our work and how we can support science teachers in making the switch to non-animal teaching methods.

Click here to use our online system to book a guest class or information session.

If you have any questions, you can reach me at:

Thanks, and my apologies for the lack of correspondence immediately after the conference.” 

Elisabeth Ormandy, PhD
Executive Director, Animals in Science


BC Teacher Certification & Application Process

The powerpoint presentation from Shawn McMullin, TRB Director, from February 21st is now available on the Intranet under Resources – Human Resources – BC Teacher Certification & Application Process.    

Criminal Record Check Process for Education Assistants – Powerpoint Presentation

The powerpoint presentation from the CEC Office Support Staff session is now available on the Intranet under Forms – Human Resources – Criminal Record Checks – Criminal Record Check Process – Education Assistant (Powerpoint presentation)    

Update from our Finance Department

Pleae send the following information to Phung Pham in our Finance Department.  

1) Income tax receipt

2) TRB payment
Bookkeepers collect from teachers. Bookkeepers send payment to Phung.  

3) Budget – send to Phung & CC Michael Donelson 

  Phung Pham












Who What Contact  
Rob Mascitti Human Resources Administrator  
Krissy Litam Executive Assistant to the Superintendent  
Angelica Cacatian Job Postings, Professional Development, Continuing Contracts, Website Maintenance  
Alexandra Kalewska Education Assistant Contracts, Criminal Record Checks  
Eliza Portugal Promotions, Graphic and Website Design, Social Media  
Lisa Rumpel Learning Support, Short-Term Contracts