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Bulletin #1: Long-Term Capital & Accommodation Planning

April 27, 2016—A review of long-term capital and accommodation planning is underway through the Student Enrolment/School Capacity Committee. Through this review, the priorities are to: provide programs and services to help each student achieve success; and continue to have welcoming, inclusive, safe and accepting learning environments that optimize students’ potential. The result will be a draft long-term capital and accommodation plan presented to the Board of Trustees for consideration before the end of this school year. This link goes to Bulletin #1, Long-Term Capital...
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Invitation to do the School Climate Survey, live until May 6, 2016

April 4, 2016—At Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, well-being and public confidence are priorities for us. Knowing what people think and how they feel about their/their child’s school can help it to be a better place to learn. We believe it is important for people to have a voice about schools being welcoming, inclusive, safe and accepting learning environments for everyone. Starting April 4, 2016, a survey will be open for students in Grades 4-12, parents/guardians and school staff. By doing the survey, people can let us know what we are doing well and...
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Event: Helping Our Children to Thrive, Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Parents/guardians are invited to an evening hosted by the HPEDSB Parent Involvement Committee. Helping Our Children to Thrive is for parents/guardians to engage with each other and the Parent Involvement Committee. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 TIME: 6:30 p.m. LOCATION: Education Centre, 156 Ann Street, Belleville Participants will: Learn about the Parent Involvement Committee Attend break-out sessions about: Supporting Your Child in Literacy and Numeracy Learning Technology in the 21st Century A Parent’s Perspective on Successful Transition Listen to a keynote...
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Community forum: Environmental Sustainability with keynote Chris Turner, May 5, 2016

The local high school teachers’ union (Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation) is hosting a community forum during Education Week, May 2 – 6, 2016. EVENT DETAILS Kevin Manion Lecture Series DATE: Thursday, May 5, 2016 TIME: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Loyalist College, 376 Wallbridge-Loyalist Road, Belleville Chris Turner, a national authoritative voice on sustainability will be the keynote speaker. Turner sheds light on the global sustainability movement through his writing on energy, climate and the economy, in the Globe and Mail, Canadian Geographic, The...
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Evening event: Supporting Teens in Making Healthy Choices, Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Parents and the public are invited to hear Dr. Matt Bellace, Ph.D., Psychologist, Comedien, about supporting teens in making healthy choices. Parents and the public are invited to a free evening event related to supporting teens. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 TIME: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Quinte Secondary School, 45 College Street West, Belleville GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Matt Bellace, Ph.D., Psychologist, Comedien Participants will: Learn how to communicate effectively with teens about sensitive issues Learn about the science behind healthy coping mechanisms Learn about...
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Understanding the role of a school board trustee, May 2016

Trustees and student trustees of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. This is the eighth in a series about school board trustees. A different article will be featured each month. DID YOU KNOW . . . that trustees must ensure that the provincial curriculum is implemented in schools? Through the director of education, school board trustees are responsible for ensuring that provincial test results and other student performance indicators are considered in promoting student achievement at the school and board levels. Trustees regularly receive updates on the progress...
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Board Meeting Update #129, April 25, 2016

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, April 25, 2016 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting in May 2016.
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Home-School Connections: ideas to enhance student learning at home, May 2016

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 and Numeracy: Math and Picture Books – make the connection. Healthy, Caring Schools: Celebration of Dance, May 4, 2016. Improved Student Learning: Remember to complete the School Climate Survey by May 6, 2016. For more information, please contact: Kerry...
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BandFest: Student workshops with Quinte Symphony, Monday, April 25, 2016

Students from elementary schools will perform in the first BandFest. They will also work with Dan Tremblay, director of the Quinte Symphony. BandFest for elementary students is happening for the first time. This new initiative has been created, organized and run by music teachers from various schools in order to celebrate music education across the district. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Monday, April 25, 2016 TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. LOCATION: Bayside Secondary School In addition to performing together, students will also be part of a 30-minute workshop with Dan Tremblay, director...
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Igniting the Fire Student Symposium, Monday, April 25, 2016

Secondary school students will be participating in an event to learn about First Nations, Métis & Inuit culture. The Igniting the Fire Student Symposium will feature a keynote speaker and workshops. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Monday, April 26, 2016 TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. LOCATION: Loyalist College, 376 Wallbridge-Loyalist Road, Belleville Workshop topic Residential Schools and the Intergenerational Impacts First Nations Ways of Knowing Haida Gwaii – An Environmental Perspective Anishnaabe Teachings Metis Arts and Culture Bringing History to Life For more information,...

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