Council Committees

Hot Lunches and Milk

Hot lunches provide students a weekly lunch everyWednesday by providing tasty, kid-friendly snacks during the second nutrition break.  These lunches follow the nutrition guidelines mandated by the School Board.  You may choose a lunch for only certain weeks – or cover them all! 

Our school-wide milk program allows our students to have a nutritious drink freshly delivered to their classrooms during the second nutrition break every day.

Order instructions for the first term are sent home with your child near the beginning of the school year to begin lunch/milk delivery sometime in October.  A second order sheet is sent home in January for orders for February to the end of the school  year.

Greening Committee

Ever wonder why our yards and gardens are so green and vibrant?  Well the care and maintenance of our outdoor spaces does not happen by accident.  Every year this dedicated group rakes our leaves, waters our gardens and ensures our outdoor play areas stay healthy and vibrant.   If you have a green thumb, or just appreciate a clean, beautiful environment for our kids to play in, the Greening Committee is always happy for more help!


The Dance-a-thon will get kids moving at a fun, high-energy event where we ask friends and family to sponsor their movers and shakers. This is now an annual event and after a very successful introduction, it just gets better and better!

The prizes for this event are really special and encourage students and classes to get the most pledges or the most participation. Last year someone even won the chance to be principal for a day!   More exciting prizes - plus our really high-energy DJ - will return this year.

Cake Walk/Jar Walk

These fundraisers are a fun way for parents to easily contribute to MUCH anticipated events at our school.  One or both of these events are held each year.  Parents make the cakes or fill the jars - kids purchase tickets to try and win them!  Our school has had some GREAT participation in these events so every student has a really good chance to win.  Please consider contributing to our next "walk" for KOTR!!

Hot Turkey Luncheon

For many years, community volunteers have organized, cooked and delivered a sit-down hot turkey lunch for all our students and staff to enjoy.  This kicks off the holiday season for many of us and is a wonderful tradition that is unique to the Kars school community.  We are lucky to be able to take advantage of the Kars R.A. Centre which adjoins the school property.  So our students and staff can walk over to the facility and be served by our hard-working volunteers.

Lunch typically consists of salad, roast turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, rolls, juice and a cupcake!  We ask for a nominal fee to cover the cost of the meal and any residual funds go back to support the school through Council.

Loonie-Toonie Sale

Holiday shopping can happen right at school!  Every year our Loonie-Toonie sale team receives and sorts donated goods from KOTR households.  They then prepare them for a 2-day event that lets students leave with an armful of treasures - all gift-wrapped and ready to open by their loved-ones.  All items are - you guessed it - a dollar or two!

Have that closet full of gently-used or out-grown items ready to go?  Donations are taken throughout November in our front lobby.

Used Book & Bake Sale

This is an annual event that has been a tradition in the Kars community for years, where school family and community donations all support our school.  This event is hosted by KOTR but open to all in the community.  Books and baked items are very much appreciated as donations - but come out and see what's on the tables for sale too!!

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

At the end of the school year, School Council and other parents in the school like to show their support and appreciation for our staff by hosting a special luncheon in their honour.  This usually happens on the last PA day of the school year and a is a great opportunity to thank our staff for all they've done for our kids. After all our teachers deserve the best!

And more!

Council supports standing committees that help run our day-day operations and keep things running smoothly.  Many, MANY thanks to those who work to support our Volunteer Committee, our Website, and our Research and Funding Committee.  Also some of our members liaise with OCASC (Ottawa Carleton Assembly of School Councils) to exchange information and learn from school councils around Ottawa. 

If you have experience or interest in these areas, we'd love to hear form you.
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