We’re looking for volunteers! THE OJCS PTA is an integral part of our family and infuses ruach into our school. We have several different committees – with a myriad of ways to get involved!

About the OJCS PTA

The PTA is made up of dedicated parent volunteers and works to enhance and support the community of Ottawa Jewish Community School.  Participation in the PTA is inclusive, open, and encouraged! The PTA has several committees and initiatives throughout the year, including but not limited to:

B’nai Mitzvah Committee

  • Sharing information with applicable parties
  • Payment to partners
  • B’nai mitzvah Calendar
  • Fundraising committee


  • Used uniform sale
  • Tracking uniform web sales
  • Managing website inventory
  • Selling kippahs and headbands

Hot Lunch Program

  • Hot dog day  – placing orders at Loblaws for hot dogs & buns
  • Managing online lunch ordering (with support from IT)
  • Planning lunch calendar
  • Chanukah donut sale

Holiday and Events Committee

  • Back to school BBQ
  • Lice Squad
  • Jewish holidays,
  • Introduction to the PTA with muffins coffee

Teacher Appreciation Committee

  • Gift cards for faculty
  • Chanukah appreciation lunch
  • Teacher appreciation gifts during teacher appreciation week

Social Committee

  • Paint night
  • Sushi and Sake night
  • Wine and scotch tasting evening

And we are always searching for new and ways to help better the OJCS way!

To learn how you can join the OJCS PTA, please email the PTA president here.

PTA Fundraising

Fundraising and budgeting for OJCS PTA projects is achieved through:

  • Selling OJCS swag (kippahs, headbands)
  • Hot lunch programs (hot dog lunch is a fundraiser)
  • Selling used OJCS uniforms
  • OJCS Book Fair
  • Grandparents/Special Friends Day:
    • Each year we invite grandparents and special friends (ie. Aunts, uncles, cousins and family friends) to visit our students in their OJCS classrooms do to do activities together, meet other grandparents and friends, talk with faculty, watch performance and see first-hand the wonderful things happening in our school.
  • Selling Products: Cookie Dough, etc.
  • Oliver’s Labels
        • When you purchase Oliver’s Labels, you are receiving  something you need while reducing your chances your child’s clothes end up in the lost-and-found pile. Meanwhile, OJCS can earn up to  20% commission. It’s a win-win-win!
  • QSP Magazine
    • Please renew your subscriptions with the OJCS QSP magazine campaign through the school and support our students’ education! There are over 600 titles to choose from, including digital subscriptions and easy online ordering!  OJCS earns $10 on average for every subscription we sell. Order online now at and enter our group code 3729548 or search the school name: Ottawa Jewish Community School).
  • Fundscrip (Gift Cards)
    • FundScrip’s mission is to make the world a better place by helping more non-profit groups reach their fundraising goals than anyone else by offering easy to manage, effective programs and solutions that maximize value for supporters and our suppliers.  By paying for your everyday expenses & gifts with gift cards bought from FundScrip. Each purchase generates earnings for the our school. You are not out of pocket and can shop where you would normally. Our code is VSD8RR.