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Kindergarten registration is on now!

Register your child for school by contacting your local public school. February 14, 2017 – KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS ON NOW! The play-based Kindergarten program exposes children to multi-sensory activities in the areas of: Personal and social development Science and technology Health and physical activity Language, math and visual arts Learn more about Kindergarten at Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. 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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National Flag of Canada Day, February 15, 2017

February 13, 2017 – National Flag of Canada Day is celebrated annually on February 15.  It is a time to celebrate this important symbol of our Canadian identity. The Vision in the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan is: All students prepared and empowered for the possibilities of today and tomorrow. Through this vision, students and employees can become globally minded citizens who are capable, confident, curious learners who thrive and contribute to their communities. This year, the Canadian flag celebrates its 52nd anniversary. According to the Government of Canada website, February...
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Re-scheduled: French Immersion Info Night in Madoc

February 7, 2017—Due to the forecast for an extended period of freezing rain this afternoon and evening, the French Immersion Parent Information Night at Madoc Public School is cancelled. It is re-scheduled for Monday, February 13 at the same time, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. For 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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Seeking input for the 2017-2018 School Year Calendar

January 31, 2017—Each spring school boards are required to establish a school year calendar for the upcoming school year, in accordance with the Education Act and Regulation 304. Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board consults with parents/guardians, students, community members and community partners prior to finalizing the dates. The draft calendar proposes the following dates (pdf version) First day of school for students: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Christmas Break: Monday, December 25, 2017 to Friday, January 5, 2018 Mid-winter Break: Monday, March 12 to Friday,...
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Important info: How to apply for post-secondary scholarships

January 30, 2017—Did you know that students can apply for scholarships to help pay for post-secondary education? Application dates vary, some are due soon. Scholarships are available for demonstration of character or stewardship, student achievement or involvement at school or in the community. To get started, students can talk with someone in their school’s Guidance or Student Services office. Our expert staff can let students know about scholarship opportunities and answer any questions. Remember, application dates vary and some are due soon, so it’s a good time to start...
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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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EVENT: Centennial Secondary School celebrates 50 years

Centennial Secondary School will be celebrating 50 years of Academic Excellence, Artistic Integrity, and Athletic Prowess in May 2017. EVENT DETAILS 50th Anniversary Open House DATE: Friday, May 12, 2017 to Sunday, May 14, 2017 LOCATION: Centennial, Secondary School, 160 Palmer Road, Belleville REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 14, 2017 Former staff and students are invited to attend all or any part of the weekend event as it promises to be an incredible journey honouring the school legacy. The itinerary and registration information are online at css50anniversary.com. For...
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Home-School Connections: ideas to enhance student learning at home, February 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: A great way to have children explore spatial relationships is to read books that call for children to think and talk about where objects and people are in relation to something else. Numeracy: Spatial reasoning involves understanding and remembering the...
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National music award for North Hastings HS teacher

  Dianne Winmill, Music teacher at North Hastings High School (2nd from right), won the national Music Teacher of the Year Award. Congratulations to Dianne Winmill, teacher at North Hastings High School, winner of the 2017 MusiCounts Canadian Teacher of the Year Award! “On behalf of our students and staff, we congratulate Dianne on this incredible achievement. She works tirelessly to promote music education in our school and throughout the North Hastings community. Dianne continues to integrate creative programming options for students, such as Royal Conservatory...
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Trent River PS opens to students Tuesday, February 7, 2017

January 25, 2017—The new Trent River Public School will open to students on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. As finish work continues at the site, we are now focusing all our efforts on planning a welcoming, safe and smooth transition for all students and staff. Families of students from Breadner Elementary and College Street Public received a letter on January 24, 2017 (pdf) describing the planning for the first day of school and busing arrangements. In order to prepare the school for students, there will be no classroom instruction on Monday, February 6, 2017. The school...

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