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Dr. Wayne Hammond presentation on resiliency

In December 2014, parents/guardians were invited to a seminar to learn about a strengths-based approach to parenting. Participants found out how to help identify their child’s current strengths and vulnerabilities, and outline—step by step—how to build his or her resilience for life. An additional presentation was offered to school board employees and community partners by Dr. Wayne Hammond. It is provided here as a community resource. It can be accessed through this link Resilience: The Foundation for Nurturing Student Success and Positive Mental Health (pdf, 6MB) For...
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Calling for nominations for Premier’s Awards for Accepting Schools

Nominations for the Premier’s Awards for Accepting Schools are being accepted until February 20, 2015. Nomination are open for the Premier’s Awards for Accepting Schools. These awards recognize exceptional and innovative work being done in schools to create a safe and accepting school environment. A safe, inclusive and accepting environment makes a school a great place to learn. Award recipients have included school teams across the province that have done exceptional and innovative work in creating a safe, inclusive and accepting school environment. More information...
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Re-elected chair and new vice-chair for Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board

Dwayne Inch was re-elected as chair of the Board and Lucille Kyle was elected as vice-chair at the initial meeting of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board on December 1, 2014. Trustee Dwayne Inch was re-elected as chair of the Board and Lucille Kyle was elected as vice-chair of the Board at the initial public Board meeting held Monday, December 1, 2014. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually each December. Inch expressed appreciation to fellow Board members for placing their trust in him, once again. “I really appreciate support of the Board members...
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Board Meeting Update #114, December 1, 2014

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, December 1, 2014 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting in January 2015. Dwayne Inch was re-elected as chair of the Board and Lucille Kyle was elected as vice-chair, at the initial meeting of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board on December 1, 2014.
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Looking for input on French programming for students

Families are invited to provide input on the future of French programming in Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. We are conducting a survey in three communities to gather input regarding interest in French Immersion or Extended French elementary programs in regions where they do not currently exist. The survey will take less than five minutes to complete. Feedback will help us to better understand the interest and potential to expand French programming. Survey for the Centre Hastings community Survey for the Prince Edward County community Survey for the Quinte...
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EVENT: “Preparing Children to Thrive,” strengths-based approach to parenting

Parents/guardians are invited to a seminar to learn about a strengths-based approach to parenting. Participants will find out how to help identify their child’s current strengths and vulnerabilities, and outline—step by step—how to build his or her resilience for life. Parents/guardians are invited to a seminar to learn about a strengths-based approach to parenting. Participants will find out how to help identify their child’s current strengths and vulnerabilities, and outline—step by step—how to build his or her resilience for life. EVENT DETAILS: Preparing Children...
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EVENT: “The Bad, the Ugly & the Good” social media seminar

Parents/guardians are invited to join the Bayside school communities to learn about social media and how to keep teens safe online. Parents/guardians are invited to join the Bayside school communities to learn about social media and how to keep teens safe online. EVENT DETAILS: The Bad, the Ugly & the Good DATE: Monday, November 24, 2014 TIME: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Bayside Secondary School, 1247 Old Highway 2, Belleville Topics to be explored in this free seminar, “The Bad, the Ugly & the Good,” include: Tips to keep your teen safe online Cyberbullying Sexting Positive...
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“Mining Our Business” event will celebrate Marmora mining history

The community is invited to join Marmora Senior Public School in celebrating local mining history on Thursday, November 27, 2014 The community is invited to join Marmora Senior Public School in celebrating local mining history. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Thursday, November 27, 2014 TIME: 5:00 p.m. dinner ($5 per person), 6:30 p.m. showtime LOCATION: Marmora Senior Public School, 91 Madoc Street, Marmora event flyer (pdf) This event is open to the community. Family, friends and neighbours are welcome to for supper, shopping and screening of the the film Price of Gold, The Deloro Mine...
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EVENT: Info Sessions for International Baccalaureate & Foundations Programmes

Students and families are invited to information sessions to learn about two programmes offered at Moira Secondary School. EVENT DETAILS 1. International Baccalaureate Foundations Programme, Grade 9 and 10 DATE: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 TIME: 6:oo p.m. in the Library LOCATION: Moira Secondary School, 275 Farley Avenue, Belleville 2. International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Grade 11 and 12 DATE: Thursday, December 11, 2014 TIME: 6:oo p.m. in the Library LOCATION: Moira Secondary School, 275 Farley Avenue, Belleville At each session, students will share their experiences...
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“Say One Nice Thing” Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week, November 16 to 22, 2014

The Say One Nice Thing campaign provides a way for positive comments or stories about Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board to be shared at schools, the Education Centre and through families and communities. The Ministry of Education has designated the third week of every November as Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week to help promote safer schools and positive learning environments. During Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week, November 16-22, 2014, Ontario students, school staff, families and community partners are encouraged to learn more about bullying...

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