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The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation believes that all students deserve a broad

range of opportunities to be successful.


The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation raises funds to provide all students of The

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board with expanded opportunities for success.

The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation accomplishes its mission by working with

volunteers, teachers, principals, school staff and donors to provide philanthropic support for an

entire spectrum of enhanced learning opportunities for students.

The Foundation has provided support for:

            arrow    School Nutrition Programs                                     arrow     Student Emergencies

            arrow    The Arts                                                              arrow     Project Enhancements

            arrow    Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair          arrow     Student Literacy    

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board affiliation:  Board Policy 18 (pdf)

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Say YES to Good Food in Schools!

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Will you Say YES to Good Food in Schools?

Geoff Cudmore, Chair of The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation has said YES and you could too! Throughout the South East region of Ontario, people are speaking out and showing their support for good food in Student Nutrition Programs. 

We want you to Say YES to Good Food in Schools by taking a photo with a Say YES speech bubble.

For more information on how you can support Say YES to Good Food in Schools, please contact

613-966-1170 ext. 2378.



Geoff Cudmore, Chair of The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation

Project Enhancement Fund Grand Applications



Students win as Learning Foundation Grants Awarded

Released by the Executive Director on December 11, 2014

The Directors of The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation were pleased to announce at their Annual Meeting, the 2014/15 winning Project Enhancement Fund grant applicants. 

The purpose of the Project Enhancement Fund is to encourage school staff to submit applications that offer innovative, unique and exciting enhancements to curriculum requirements.  In order to have a project considered it must: 

1)  Enhance educational opportunities for students, and

2)  Support an initiative in Healthy Active Living, the Arts or Innovative Practices.

The winning $5000 application was received from Stirling Public School for their project, ‘Land of Exploration, Expression and Discovery’.

Suzanne Cholasta, Principal at the school wrote, “Stirling Public School is committed to utilizing spaces, indoors and outdoors, as places for inquiry and experiential learning.  We see curiosity, creativity and collaborative skills growing in our early primary classrooms and we want to foster this same learning in an engaging and inclusive outdoor environment.  Our project will transform our primary play yard into an extension of the play based classroom so learning can flow seamlessly between the classroom and outdoors.  Through our project, outdoor centres will be created to enhance student imagination, musical expression, environmental appreciation, numeracy and social skills.

Grants were also awarded for:

  • Cutting a New Path-The PECI Arts Symposium-which will give students a deeper understanding of the arts and the creative use of imagination to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute , $1000
  • Fraction Picture Frame Project- to align real life math skills with practical applications to Centre Hastings Secondary School, Madoc Public School and Tweed Elementary School, $1000
  •  Designing My Future’-a creative approach to re-engage at-risk youth who have struggled to find success at school to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, $2500
  • The Ukulele Project -where students will learn to play their instrument through team building, collaboration and creative self-expression to Prince of Whales Public School, $2206.94
  • ‘Spawn to Splash’-Students will gain direct learning from this experience by observing the life cycle of Lake Trout from egg incubation to stock-out in a local area lake.  This experience will allow students to develop an understanding of how animals grow and have distinct characteristics throughout various stages of their life cycle to York River Public School, $2733.38

The final presentation at the meeting was to the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board for $444,850 and this represented the support provided to HPEDSB students over the past year.  In total, the Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation provided $1,044,691 in support to students in South East Ontario during the 2013/14 fiscal year.


Food for Learning's Feed the Meter campaign has begun in the communities of

Belleville, Trenton and Picton.

During the month of December, parking is free downtown in each community, however donations to Food for Learning can be made through the parking meters until January 1, 2015.

The campaign was launched at a community breakfast held at The Greek Community Hall.  Thank you to the Greek Council for generously making the first donation to this year's campaign, as well as providing the venue and catering for the campaign launch.

Maribeth deSnoo and Adam Zegouras from The Greek Council

Adam Zegouras, The Greek Hall &

Maribeth deSnoo, The Hastings & Prince Edward Learning Foundation


A very special thank you to our campaign sponsors, who provide support which ensures that 100% of the funds collected in a community are returned to their local schools.

The 2014 sponsors are:

Belleville: Adecco Employment Services; Wilkinson & Co.; Kellogg's; Whitley Insurance & Financial Services; Judi Rufo - Royal LePage; 237 Salon & Spa; Paulo's Restaurant; Dr. Sandra O'Connor - East Hill Health Centre 

Trenton: HAI Precision Waterjet; Kellogg's; Tomasso's Restaurant; Adecco Employment Services; Wal Mart; Wilkinson & Co.

Picton: Prince Edward Federation of Agriculture; Prinzen Ford; Rotary Club of Picton

Thank you to our media sponsor Starboard Communications and Market High Advertising for our campaign print materials.

The campaign goal this year is to raise $30,000.  All funds raised in each community stay local and are shared with schools so they can purchase groceries for their breakfast snack and lunch programs.  Please make a contribution through a parking meter in your community or your donation can be forwarded to:

Food for Learning

c/o The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation

156 Ann Street

Belleville, ON   K8N 3L3

campaign launch

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Len and Olive Black Memorial Fund

The Len & Olive Black Memorial Fund supports students facing financial hardship, and who:

Require assistance with purchasing materials and items to allow them to fully participate in courses, leveling the playing field for all students (i.e. specialized welding glasses for technical courses, character shoes for music theatre courses, suitable shorts and shoes for gym classes, art kits for art classes, etc) 

Would like to pursue post secondary education and need assistance with the application fee.

The Len & Olive Black Memorial Fund will be a separate and distinct category within the Student Emergency Fund.

Student Emergency Fund

The objective of the Student Emergency Fund is  to give immediate assistance to Students, and perhaps their families, by providing financial aid and/or gift-in-kind support. This funding could be used to purchase items such as eyeglasses, EpiPens, medical supplies, food and clothing, transportation, to subsidize field trips, or to assist with additional financial needs that result from family crises (fire, flood, layoffs, illness, etc).

For more information please contact:

Maribeth deSnoo, Executive Director, 613-966-1170 extension 2205,




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For more information on Student Nutrition Programs in South Eastern Ontario, please click on the Progress Report below.

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The Learning Foundation

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Maribeth deSnoo
Executive Director

Phone: +1 613 966-1170 x2205

Fax: +1 613-968-1038
Email: mdesnoo@hpedsb.on.ca

Mailing Address:
The Learning Foundation
156 Ann Street
Belleville, ON K8N 3L3


Address: 156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario, Canada K8N 3L3  Phone: +1 613 966-1170  Toll-free: +1 800 267-4350  
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Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario Canada K8N 3L3
Toll-free: +1 800 267-4350
Phone: +1 613 966-1170
Fax: +1 613 961-2003

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