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Sophiasburgh students to participate in Downie-Wenjack Legacy Room opening

June 9, 2017—Students at Sophiasburgh Central School are excited to be part of the launch and dedication of the first Downie-Wenjack Legacy Room in Canada. It will be located in Books & Company’s café, Miss Lily’s, in Picton. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 TIME: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Upstairs, Books & Company, 289 Main Street, Picton In May, Sophiasburgh students participated in a transformative arts-education project to write and record songs in response to Canada’s colonial history. Students took part in The Four Directions Project, led by local...
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Public health Opioid Information Sessions

June 6, 2017—Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has confirmediIllicit fentanyl, a highly potent opioid in our area. Illicit fentanyl is known to be deadly in small amounts, making the risk of overdosing extremely high. Opiod information sessions will be held to provide more information about how to keep children in our community safe. Parents Let’s Talk – Opioid Information Sessions DATES Picton: Monday, June 12 at St. Gregory Catholic School, 7 Owen Street 6:00 p.m., displays, refreshments; 6:30 p.m. presentation starts Quinte West:  Thursday, June 15 at Trent...
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Home-School Connections: ideas to enhance student learning at home, June 2017

May 30, 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: Reading allows students to learn about fiction and nonfiction stories, life lessons as well as history. Books are geared towards specific grades level and age ranges. Literate learners use skills of thinking, expressing and reflecting...
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Construction at Marmora Senior Public School to begin in June 2017

May 24, 2017—Construction of the addition and renovations at Marmora Senior Public School will begin in June now that a construction tender was recently awarded. Board members approved a $4.5 million contract for Garritano Brothers Ltd. to do the work. “With the tender approved, the contractor is preparing to start work on this project. In the coming weeks they will get fencing up and have the equipment on-site. We’re excited to be at this point of the project,” said Nick Pfeiffer, Superintendent of Business Services. These artist concept drawings show the new front...
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Board Meeting Update #143: May 23, 2017

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, May 23, 2017 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting in June 2017.
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Join in recognizing Speech & Hearing Month

The month of May is recognized as Speech and Hearing Month in Canada. It is a time to recognize the importance of communication health. The 2015-2020 Strategic Plan includes priorities to provide programs and services to help each student achieve success, and to create welcoming, inclusive and accepting learning environments. We do this through our belief that all students can learn and become globally minded learners and leaders. According to Speech-Language and Audiology Canada, the focus is “. . . to raise awareness about communication health and the critical role communication...
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New date for Centre Hastings ARC final recommendation report

May 18, 2017—A new date has been scheduled for the Student Enrolment/School Capacity Committee to meet to prepare the final recommendation for the Centre Hastings accommodation review. The new date is Monday, June 12, rescheduled from Tuesday, May 23. June 12 was already scheduled for final recommendations for the Belleville and Prince Edward County accommodation reviews. This change is being made to allow recommendations for all three areas to be prepared on the same day. It should be noted that the required accommodation review timeline allows for the May 23rd meeting...
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Teaching team receives prestigious Certificate of Achievement

Susie Sewell-Charles Sheryl Parker May 18, 2017—Congratulations to Sheryl Parker and Susie Sewell-Charles, teachers at Queen Victoria School in Belleville. They were awarded a Certificate of Achievement through the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence. Parker and Sewell-Charles team-teach the multi-grade, child-centred Adventure Class (Grades 1-6) that delivers the Ontario curriculum through experiential-based learning. The program relies heavily on the involvement of families and older students helping younger students. Community outings, and a culture of fun...
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Congratulations to the 2017 Great Place Awards recipients

May 16, 2017—Congratulations to Great Place Awards recipients who contribute to student achievement and well-being, and who are held in high esteem through their demonstration of the Growing with Character core values. 16th Annual Great Place Awards The Great Place Awards are the highest recognition within Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. These prestigious awards recognize outstanding contributions by students, employees, parents and guardians, and community partners. The 2017 Great Place Award recipients are: Natalie Brownell, Volunteer, Bird’s Creek Public...
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EVENT: Bayside Secondary School presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Bayside Secondary School theatrical production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare May 29, 2017—Bayside Secondary students are proud to present the theatrical production of A “Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare, adapted by Doug McClure. EVENT DETAILS DATES: Thursday, June 1, Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2017 TIME: 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) LOCATION: Bayside Secondary School, Cafetorium, 1247 Old Highway 2, Belleville TICKETS:  $8 student/child and $12 adults, available from the school,...

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