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Public meeting in Madoc changed to Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The public meeting about the accommodation review in Madoc has been rescheduled to Wednesday, January 18, 2017 due to the prolonged freezing rain. more . . . For more information, please contact: Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca
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French Immersion & Extended French Information Nights, January/February 2017

Parents/guardians are invited to attend an Information Session to find out about Extended French (in Bancroft) and French Immersion (in Belleville, Madoc, Picton and Trenton). Two new French Immersion schools have been added for September 2017: Madoc Public School and Prince Charles Public School (Trenton). Information Sessions for French Immersion & Extended French EXTENDED FRENCH Monday, January 30, 2017 6:00 p.m.,  York River Public School, 132 Newkirk Boulevard, Bancroft, 6:00 p.m. FRENCH IMMERSION Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:00 p.m., Queen Elizabeth School...
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Parent Info Session: Destinations Programme, Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Destinations Programme for Grade 7 and 8 students The Destinations Programme is for Grade 7 and 8 students who are innately curious and passionate about learning. Parents are invited to an information session. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Moira Secondary School, 275 Farley Avenue, Belleville / Library About the Destinations Programme Through active inquiries, students will explore their role in the world, and further their sense of social justice. They will be given the opportunity to become active and responsible citizens...
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Applications now being accepted for the Minister’s Student Advisory Council

Students in grades 7 – 12 can apply to be part of the Minister’s Student Advisory Council for 2017-2018. The deadline for applications is Thursday, February 9, 2017. Applications for students to apply to the Minister’s Student Advisory Council (MSAC) are being accepted to February 9, 2017. Students in grades 7 to 12 can apply. MSAC poster The application form is available at ontario.ca/speakup The MSAC is a group of approximately 60 students from publicly-funded schools across the province. They share their ideas and advice with the Minister of Education. Details are available...
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Final stages of construction at Trent River Public School

December 20, 2016—We are pleased to share an update about Trent River Public School, a magnificent building that has taken shape over the past year. The school is looking great inside and out! One of the two Kindergarten entrances at Trent River Public School. Trent River Public School Trent River Public School is a modern learning facility with large windows for natural light and bright, colourful classrooms. They include spaces where students can learn and play together. Construction is in the final stages with the electrical and grounds work still to be completed. We expect...
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Home-School Connections: ideas to enhance student learning at home, January 2017

Each month, school newsletters include a one-page insert called Home-School Connections. It describes ways in which families can enhance student learning at home in the areas of literacy; numeracy; healthy, caring schools and improving student learning. This month’s Home-School Connections (pdf file) features: Literacy: Encourage your child to read critically and ask questions. Reading and Writing with Your Child – A Parent Guide (pdf) Numeracy: Math Challenge: Squares Upon Squares. Explore new and interesting ideas in mathematics on youcubed. Healthy, Caring Schools: Help...
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INFO: Newspaper ads for accommodation reviews

December 8, 2016—Advertisements about the accommodation reviews are in local newspapers this week. The ads explain the following three items: The process for municipal/business/community members to apply to become ARC members. The due date for letters of interest is December 22, 2016 The date of orientation meetings in Belleville, Madoc and Picton The date of public meetings in Belleville, Madoc and Picton Please refer to the newspaper ads for specific details: Belleville schools (pdf) Centre Hastings schools (pdf) Prince Edward County schools (pdf) Additional information...
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Calling for nominations for Premier’s Awards for Accepting Schools

Nomination are open for the 2016-2017 Premier’s Awards for Accepting Schools. These awards recognize and celebrate the innovative work that Ontario’s Safe and Accepting Schools Teams do in promoting a positive school environment, and supporting student achievement and well-being. Anyone in a school community can nominate a Safe and Accepting Schools Team using the new nomination form, which is easier to complete this year.  The deadline for nominations is February 17, 2017. Promoting student well-being is one of the goals of Ontario’s education system....
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Lucille Kyle and Dave Patterson elected to school board chair and vice-chair

Dave Patterson, Trustee for Belleville/Thurlow was elected as Vice-chair of the Board and Lucille Kyle, Trustee for North Hastings, was elected as Chair of the Board. December 7, 2016—A new chair and vice-chair have been elected for Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. At its annual meeting on December 5, 2016, the Board of Trustees elected Lucille Kyle as Chair of the Board and Dave Patterson as Vice-chair of the Board. Kyle expressed appreciation for being elected and looked forward to the future. “Thank you for putting your trust in me, I feel truly honoured...
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Board Meeting Update #137, December 5, 2016

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting in January 2017.

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