Board Meeting Update #112

Board Meeting Update #112, October 20, 2014

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next regular meeting in November 2014.

Recognition of Sam Clements, Trustee for Trenton/CFB Trenton, retiring after 37 years
After 37 years as an elected school board trustee, Sam Clements will be retiring at the end of November. He chose not to run for election in the municipal election scheduled for October 27, 2014. Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education, acted as emcee as Sam was honoured. Clements was joined by his wife, Marlene, their children, grandchildren and friends.

Presentations to Sam Clements were made by the following:

  • Dwayne Inch, Chair of the Board, on behalf of the Ministry of Education and also on behalf of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board;
  • John Williams, Mayor, on behalf of the City of Quinte West; and
  • Thelma Goodfellow, Trustee, on behalf of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association.

A video highlighting Clements’ career with the former Hastings County Board of Education and the amalgamated Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board was shown. Congratulations to Sam Clements for his service to students during the past 37 years.

Report from Committee of the Whole
Highlights from this report included the following:

  • Easement at Harry J. Clarke Public School
  • Probationary status of elementary teachers

Recommendations

Approval of the Annual Accessibility Plan
Board members approved the Annual Accessibility Plan for the period 2014 – 2019. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005) (AODA) and the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2001) (ODA) require school boards to prepare annual plans to address barriers to persons with disabilities. The plan has had several revisions since it was first published in 2005. The Accessibility Advisory Committee met in September 2014 to review and update the plan which incorporates plans for the next five year-period. It is accessible through a link on the HPEDSB website.

Mentally healthy schools letter of support
The HPEDSB AiM—Achievement in Motion for Student Success System Plan (AiM) identifies Reaching High Levels of Student Achievement and Promoting Well-Being for Students and Employees as priorities for 2014-2015. Board members approved a recommendation to send a letter to the Ministry of Education to address the need for additional supports to promote mental health and well-being for all students.

Information

Calendar of Events
A number of district and school events are scheduled for the remainder of October and November 2014.

Upcoming events include the following:

  • Tuesday, October 21: Centre Hastings School Group Girls Soccer Tournament at Madoc Township Public School.
  • Wednesday, October 22: Centre Hastings School Group Boys Soccer Tournament at Madoc Township Public School.
  • Thursday, October 23: V.P. Carswell Elementary School, Grade 4, 5, 6 students to the Royal Ontario Museum & Queen’s Park.
  • Thursday, October 23: Centennial Secondary School, Academic Awards Ceremony.
  • Friday, October 24: Hillcrest School, Wear Purple to Support Child Abuse Prevention.
  • Tuesday, November 11: Remembrance Day ceremonies at several schools.

Notice of motion: Policy Review, Part A, 2014-2015
Notice of motion was given that a recommendation will be presented at the Board meeting on November 17, 2014 to approve changes to the following Board policies:

  • Policy 2: By-laws, Forms
  • Policy 3: Board Operations
  • Policy 3B: Electronic Meetings
  • Policy 3E: Trustee Honoraria
  • Policy 3H: Filling Vacancies on the Board
  • Policy 3J: Board Review/Self-evaluation
  • Policy 3: Operations, Forms
  • Policy 5: Director of Education Job Description
  • Policy 6: Delegation of Authority
  • Policy 8: Board Member Code of Conduct
  • Policy 9: Role of the Board Member
  • Policy 10: Duties of the Chair and Vice-chair
  • Policy 11M: Ad Hoc Committees
  • Policy 16: Selection of the Director of Education

Upcoming meetings

All meetings take place at the Education Centre unless otherwise noted.

  • Wednesday, October 22: Parent Involvement Committee Annual General Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 23: Special Education Advisory Committee, 5:00 p.m., Quinte Secondary School
  • Monday, November 3: Executive Committee, 11:00 a.m.
  • Monday, November 10: Program & Human Resources Committee, 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, November 10: Operations & Finance Committee, 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 17: Public Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Quinte Mohawk School
  • Monday, November 24: Meeting to approve outstanding meeting minutes, 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 27: Special Education Advisory Committee, 5:00 p.m., Quinte Secondary School

For more information, please contact Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Food for Learning

  • A Healthy Start For Healthy Minds

    Food for Learning provides food to over 10,000 local children each school year, in the form of a balanced breakfast, healthy snack or nutritious lunch. Schools within the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board; the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board; Conseil des Ecoles Publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario; and the Quinte Mohawk School are offering student nutrition programs daily.

    Food for Learning is a source of administrative, financial and organizational support for schools offering student nutrition programs. Food for Learning, the education sector and the community at large are working together to meet our goal of providing food to all children who are in need of a supplement to their daily nutritional intake, whether it is one day of the school year or every day.

    Spring 2017 issue of Food for Learning’s newsletter, An Apple a Day (Pdf)

    Schools who choose to offer a healthy snack program provide snack options to children who may need a supplement to their meals. In most schools, a bin of healthy snacks is placed in each classroom, which the children can access through the classroom teacher. In some cases, the bin is kept in a central location (the office, resource room, guidance, etc.) where the students can drop by and get a healthy snack when required.

    Lunch programs are provided in schools where there is a need to feed children midday. Everyday there are children who are attending school without a lunch or sometimes, they forget their lunch. These schools ensure

    that these children are provided with a healthy lunch to ensure that their energy level and ability to focus is maintained throughout the school day.

    Learn More

    Why Offer Student Nutrition Programs?

    Over 30% of elementary school students and over 60% of secondary school students attend school without eating breakfast. Numerous studies have proven that when children are provided with the proper nutrition, there is an impact on their cognition, behavior and academic performance. These studies have produced evidence that poorly nourished children do not make the same intellectual and social gains in a learning environment. Children with poor eating habits can exhibit low energy, are late or absent more frequently, may be more prone to be apathetic, disinterested, irritable, have poor concentration, low self-esteem and poorer social skills.

    It is our desire that each child is attending school with the same opportunities for learning and social development. The Food for Learning Committee works directly with the school community to determine the needs of the children in each participating school.

    Types of Student Nutrition Programs

    Each school determines which type of program they would like to offer: a breakfast program, healthy snack program or lunch program.

    The breakfast programs involve volunteers who go to the school each morning to prepare and serve breakfast to the children who attend. There are no requirements for attending a breakfast club, no questions asked. Any child who wishes to drop in for breakfast is welcome.

    Schools who choose to offer a healthy snack program provide snack options to children who may need a supplement to their meals. In most schools, a bin of healthy snacks is placed in each classroom, which the children can access through the classroom teacher. In some cases, the bin is kept in a central location (the office, resource room, guidance, etc.) where the students can drop by and get a healthy snack when required.

    Lunch programs are provided in schools where there is a need to feed children midday. Everyday there are children who are attending school without a lunch or sometimes, they forget their lunch. These schools ensure that these children are provided with a healthy lunch to ensure that their energy level and ability to focus is maintained throughout the school day.

    Make a Donation

    Thank you to all schools, The Greek Banquet Hall, individuals and businesses who generously supported our 10th Annual Student Benefit Auction! Thank you to the Students and staff from St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School & Quinte Secondary School for your delicious catering!
    Thank you to Maynooth Public School for providing financial support for this event! And many thanks to our event sponsors…

    Vounteers Are Needed

    You could help impact the daily lives of children and youth by ensuring that they have the nourishment they need to learn and succeed. Schools throughout Hastings and Prince Edward counties NEED volunteers to help them with their breakfast programs! Volunteers are need to deliver groceries, prepare and serve food to children, assist with program logistics and so much more!

    For more information please contact

    Vicky Struthers, Community Development Coordinator vstruthers@hpedsb.on.ca

    Whether you have time just one morning a week or several, you can help make a difference!

    Food for Learning had a very busy year feeding OVER 1 MILLION meals and snacks to local students! This would not have been possible without dedication of volunteers, donors and supporters.

    On behalf of the Food for Learning Steering Committee and The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation, THANK YOU!!!

    Feed The Meter 2015

    Food for Learning’s 2015 Feed the Meter Campaign raised a grand total of $29,163.20!

    A big thank you to all of those who supported the 7th Feed the Meter Campaign. Feed the Meter would not have been possible without the support of the many campaign sponsors and the support of the Mayors, Councils and DBIAs of Belleville, Quinte West and Prince Edward County.

    Food for Learning programs throughout Hastings and Prince Edward Counties will use these additional funds to purchase food! All funds raised in a specific community will be shared among the schools in that community. Thank you for your generous support! A special thank you to all of our sponsors, the community and each municipality.

    Special Project Funding

    Food for Learning primarily provides funding for student nutrition programs (breakfast, lunch, snack), however, we recognize that there are many other food related activities that occur during the school year, each benefiting students by providing nutrition.

    Food for Learning will now accept applications for funding to support projects/events hosted by local schools.

    The focus of this funding is to explore innovative projects/events/activities that promote the mission of Food for Learning and will provide nutrition to students in an effort to enhance learning.

    Special Project funding request form (Pdf)

    Say YES to Good Food in Schools

    Will you Say YES to Good Food in Schools?

    Say YES to Good Food in Schools photos

    Mandy Savery-Whiteway
    Director of Education
    Rotary Club

    Quinte Sunrise

    Tracy McMurray

    Ministry of Children & Youth Services

    Mady Savery-WhitewayRotary ClubTracy McMurray
    Students

    Coe Hill School

    Bancroft Acting Sargent Boyd Croghan

    Bancroft Fire Chief Pat Hoover

    The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation Board of Directors
    Coe Hill studentsFire ChiefLearning Foundation Board of Directors

    Geoff Cudmore, Chair of The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation has said YES and you could too! Throughout the South East region of Ontario, people are speaking out and showing their support for good food in Student Nutrition Programs.

    We want you to Say YES to Good Food in Schools by taking a photo with a Say YES speech bubble.

    For more information on how you can support Say YES to Good Food in Schools, please contact 613-966-1170 ext. 2378.

    #SayYEStoGoodFoodinSchools

    Geoff Cudmore, Chair of The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation

  • 2015-2016 Student Nutrition Program Contributors & Supporters ($500 +)

    Food for Learning is very grateful for the generosity of our Hastings and Prince Edward communities. A very long list of individuals, businesses and organizations have made contributions that help to make our programs possible. Every donation is important – thank you to all of our supporters.

    THANK YOU REID’S DAIRY

    Reid’s Dairy continues to be one of Food for Learning’s largest donors. Breakfast programs throughout Hastings and Prince Edward counties are receiving milk compliments of Reid’s Diary, who want to ensure that students participanting in Food for Learning programs have access to the dairy products that they need to grow and thrive. Our sincere appreciation for caring about the children in our community.

  • Participating Schools

    HASTINGS AND PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

    Elementary Schools

    Athol-South Marysburgh Public School

    Bayside Public School

    Bird’s Creek Public School

    Breadner Elementary School

    C.M.L. Snider School

    Coe Hill School

    College Street Public School

    Deseronto Public School

    Earl Prentice Public School

    Foxboro Public School

    Frankford Public School

    Harmony Public School

    Harry J. Clarke Public School

    Hermon Public School

    Hillcrest School

    Kente Public School

    Madoc Public School

    Madoc Township Public School

    Marmora Senior Public School

    Massassaga-Rednersville Public School

    Maynooth Public School

    North Trenton Public School

    Park Dale School

    Pinecrest Memorial Elementary

    Prince Charles School (Belleville)

    Prince Charles Public School (Trenton)

    Prince of Wales Public School

    Queen Elizabeth School (Belleville)

    Queen Elizabeth School (Picton)

    Queen Victoria School

    Sir John A. MacDonald School

    Sophiasburgh Central School

    Stirling Public School

    Susanna Moodie Elementary School

    Tweed Elementary School

    Tyendinaga Public School

    V.P. Carswell Elementary School

    York River Public School

    Secondary Schools

    Bayside Secondary School

    Centennial Secondary School

    Centre Hastings Secondary School

    Moira Secondary School

    North Hastings High School

    Prince Edward Collegiate Institute

    Quinte Secondary School

    Trenton High School

    Alternative Education Programs

    C.H.A.P

    HOPE

    P.A.S.S. (Belleville)

    S.H.A.P.E. (Belleville)

    ALGONQUIN AND LAKESHORE CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

    Elementary Schools

    Georges Vanier Catholic School

    Holy Name of Mary Catholic School

    Holy Rosary Catholic School

    Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School

    Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School

    Sacred Heart Catholic School (Batawa)

    Sacred Heart Catholic School (Marmora)

    St. Carthagh Catholic School

    St. Gregory Catholic School

    St. Joseph Catholic School

    St. Mary Catholic School (Read)

    St. Mary Catholic School (Trenton)

    St. Michael Catholic School

    St. Peter Catholic School

    St. Paul Intermediate

    Secondary Schools

    Nicholson Catholic College

    St. Paul Catholic

    St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School

    Alternative Education Programs

    Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education (Belleville)

    Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education (Picton)

    Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education (Trenton)

    Conseil des Écoles Publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario

    École élémentaire publique Cité Jeunesse

    École secondaire Marc-Garneau

    Other Schools

    Quinte Mohawk School

    Totahne Language Nest

    Kawenna’on:we Primary Immersion

    Community Partners

    Abigail’s Learning Centre

    Prince Edward Learning Centre

    Quantum

    Quinte West Youth Centre

  • Steering Committee

    Lucille Kyle (Chair), Trustee, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board

    Jim Kennelly, (Vice-Chair) Retired Educator

    Beverly Bell-Rowbotham, Data Analysis Coordinator, Hastings and Prince Edward

    Cherie Hardie, Food & Logistics Coordinator – South East Region

    Corrina Massey, Principal Coe Hill School – Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board

    Darcey French, Principal St. Mary Trenton – Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board

    David DeMille, Lawyer – Templeman Menninga LLP

    Elaner Pound, Program Coordinator, Harmony Public School, Retired Teacher

    Hilary Tugwood, Community Living – Lead, Person-Directed Planning & Quality Enhancement

    Jan Simpson, Retired Educator

    Jennine Seaman, MHSc, RD Registered Dietitian, Health Promotion

    John Brisbois, Trustee, Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board

    Kellie Brace, Student Nutrition Program Coordinator

    Kevin Vance, Vance Motors

    Maribeth deSnoo, Executive Director, The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation

    Nikki Roy, Curriculum Coordinator, HPEDSB

    Susan Sweet, Retired Educator

    Terri Slack, Superintendent Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board

    Tonia Shelmerdine, Vice Principal Queen Elizabeth School (Picton) Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board

    Vicky Struthers, Community Development Coordinator

    The Food for Learning Steering Committee was established to provide funding and support to student nutrition programs

    within Hastings & Prince Edward Counties.

    The mandate the Food for Learning Steering Committee is:

    • to provide a central forum where schools with identified needs can share information and discuss ideas
    • and concerns relating to student nutrition programs
    • to provide a mechanism to receive financial assistance and allocate support to student nutrition programs
    • where appropriate
    • to facilitate co-ordination of current and future initiatives related to student nutrition.

    The objectives of the Food for Learning Steering Committee are:

    • to provide a source of nutrition to those students who are in need of a supplement to their diet
    • to strive at all times to ensure the dignity of students who access the program

  • Coordinator Resources

    Nutrition ResourcesFundraisingProgram Funding
    Nutrition Workshop (Pdf)

    Recipes for Student Nutrition Programs (Pdf)

    Menu ideas

    Breakfast Programs

    Snack Programs

    Lunch Programs

    Canada’s Food Guide

    MCYS Nutrition Guidelines

    VIDEO: Refresh! Revised Guidelines for Ontario’s Student Nutrition Program

    Nutrition Guidelines (full document – English) (Pdf)

    Nutrition Pocket Guidelines (English) (Pdf)

    Nutrition Guidelines (full document -French) (Pdf)

    Nutrition Pocket Guidelines (French) (Pdf)

    First Nations SNP Resource Guide (Pdf)

    Sample Menus

    Breakfast (Pdf)

    Snack (Pdf)

    Lunch (Pdf)

    Why is fundraising necessary when MCYS provides provincial funding? (Pdf)

    Fundraising Tips (Pdf)

    Ideas for fundraising activities for your school’s Food for Learning programs (Pdf)

    Successful fundraising stories from schools within Hastings and Prince Edward counties (Pdf)

    What do we do with the money we raise at our school? (Pdf)

    Samples of Fundraising Letters

    Sample 1

    Sample 2

    Sample ad for school newsletters (Pdf)

    How can our Food for Learning funding be spent?

    How do we access the funds allotted to our school?

    What if our program requires new equipment?

    What can we do if our program runs out of money before the end of the year?

    How to create a budget for your Food for Learning programs (Pdf)

    Program ReportsHelpful HintsForms

    MONTHLY SUMMARIES

    How to Complete your Monthly Summary (Pdf)

     

    To help you keep track of your monthly data, try using these handy TRACKING SHEETS (Pdf)

     

    MONTHLY SUMMARY (ON-LINE)

    PLEASE CLICK THE IMAGE TO ACCESS WEBTRACKER

    Tracker

     

    Due Dates 2016-2017

    Volunteer Resources

    Volunteer Recruitment Tips (Pdf)

    Volunteer Ad (Pdf)

    *Volunteer Flyer* (Pdf)

    Volunteer Registration Form (Pdf)

    Volunteer Contact Sheet (Pdf)

    Volunteer Checklist (Pdf)

    Volunteer Statement of Confidentiality (Pdf)

    Volunteer Photo Consent Form (Pdf)

    Volunteer Schedule (Pdf)

    Volunteer Recruitment

    Sample letter to Parents (doc)

    Sample ad for school newsletters (Pdf)

    Safe Food Handling (Pdf)

    MSDS – Viper full strength (Pdf)

    MSDS – Viper diluted (Pdf)

    MCYS Program Guidelines – 2014 (Pdf)

    Wholesale Purchasing Order Forms

    Campbellford Wholesale (Pdf)

    Tony Deodato & Sons (Pdf)

    Deli & Speciality Foods (North Hastings) (Pdf)

    Buy Local!

    List of local food producers

    Harvest Hastings – a complete list of farmers in Hastings County

    Food for Learning Emergency Funding Request (Pdf)

    Food for Learning Equipment Request (Pdf)

    Health Safety Self Inspection Form (Pdf)

    Student Interview (Pdf)

    Sample Menu Template (Pdf)

    Thank You Card (Pdf)

    2016-2017 Cheat Sheets

    SAY YES TO GOOD FOOD IN SCHOOLS – Resources:

    Say Yes Speech Bubble 1 (Pdf)

    Say Yes Speech Bubble 2 (Pdf)

    Say Yes Speech Bubble 3 (Pdf)

    Say Yes Speech Bubble 4 (Pdf)

    Say Yes Speech Bubble 5 (Pdf)

    Say Yes Speech Bubble 6 (Pdf)

Make a Donation

Community Food Access

The HPE Learning Foundation

Contact Us

Kellie Brace

(Coordinator)
Phone: (613) 966-1170, x2232

Toll Free: 1 800 267-4350
Fax: (613) 968-1038
Email:kbrace@hpedsb.on.ca

Vicky Struthers

(Community Development Coordinator)

Phone: (613) 966-1170, x2378
Email: vstruthers@hpedsb.on.ca

Cherie Hardie

(Food & Logistics Coordinator)

Phone: (613) 966-1170, x2377
Email: chardie@hpedsb.on.ca
Lucille Kyle

(Chair)
Email: lkyle@hpedsb.on.ca
Mailing Address:

Food for Learning
c/o The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation
156 Ann Street
Belleville, Ontario K8N 3L3

2016-2017 Food For Learning Registration

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

Schools within Hastings and Prince Edward counties who wish to offer Food for Learning programs are required to complete registration through Web Tracker.

ATTENTION PRINCIPALS: Your funding allotment will be calculated, and communicated to you, following the completion of your registration through Web Tracker.

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HPE Learning Foundation

  • Welcome to The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation!

    Vision – All students have the support needed to realize well-being and success.
    Mission – We fundraise to provide programs and services that help students overcome barriers and succeed in school.

    The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation accomplishes its mission by working with volunteers, teachers, principals, school staff and donors to provide philanthropic support for an entire spectrum of enhanced learning opportunities for students.

    The Foundation has provided support for:

    • School Nutrition Programs
    • The Arts
    • Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair
    • Student Emergencies
    • Project Enhancements
    • Student Literacy

    The Good Backpack Program – Stuff The Bus


    This is our first Campaign for the program, and we’re excited to be able to build on the great work of the United Way Team. Our goal is to grow the Good Backpack Program, and provide backpacks to more students at no cost. Supplies greatly needed include, binders, lined paper, pencils, pens, dividers, rulers, lunch bags and water bottles.

    We want to encourage community members to come to Staples on July 11th, to make purchases for the program and to have pictures taken with the Parkhurst School Bus.

    Donations of school supplies can be made at Staples Belleville from July 11 – Aug. 11 2017.

    The purpose of the Good Backpack Program is to ensure that all children have the opportunity to participate completely in their education, regardless of their family’s financial status or means.

    For more information please contact Maribeth deSnoo, Executive Director, The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation, 613-966-1170 ext. 2205

    The Good Backpack Program

    Will you make a difference?


    Explore our Gift Catalogue (Pdf) to see ways you can help students in Hastings and Prince Edward counties overcome barriers and succeed in school.

    gift catalogue

    Request Form – 2017-2018 (Pdf)

    Expense Form – 2017-2018 (Pdf)

    Changes to The Good Backpack Program (Pdf)

    Good Backpack Program 2017-2018 Request Form (Pdf)

    Have you heard of The Great Canadian Giving Challenge?

    Happening all June, every dollar you donate to our charity

    qualifies us to win $10,000!!!

    Get all the details at

    ~~ NEW ~~Pre-Authorized Debit Form (Pdf)~~ NEW ~~

    ~~ NEW ~~Payroll Deduction Form – fillable (Pdf)~~ NEW ~~

    Student Emergency Fund Campaign!

    Fill in the Donation Card here! (Pdf)

    Say YES to Good Food in Schools!

    Will you Say YES to Good Food in Schools?

    Geoff Cudmore, Past Chair of The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation has said YES and you could too! Throughout the South East region of Ontario, people are speaking out and showing their support for good food in Student Nutrition Programs.

    We want you to Say YES to Good Food in Schools by taking a photo with a Say YES speech bubble.

    For more information on how you can support Say YES to Good Food in Schools, please contact

    613-966-1170 ext. 2378

    #SayYEStoGoodFoodinSchools

    Geoff Cudmore, Past Chair of The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation

    Len and Olive Black Memorial Fund

    The Len & Olive Black Memorial Fund supports students facing financial hardship, and who:

    Require assistance with purchasing materials and items to allow them to fully participate in courses, levelling the playing field for all students (i.e. specialized welding glasses for technical courses, character shoes for music theatre courses, suitable shorts and shoes for gym classes, art kits for art classes, etc)

    Would like to pursue post secondary education and need assistance with the application fee.

    The Len & Olive Black Memorial Fund will be a separate and distinct category within the Student Emergency Fund.

    Student Emergency Fund

    The objective of the Student Emergency Fund is to give immediate assistance to Students, and perhaps their families, by providing financial aid and/or gift-in-kind support. This funding could be used to purchase items such as eyeglasses, EpiPens, medical supplies, food and clothing, transportation, to subsidize field trips, or to assist with additional financial needs that result from family crises (fire, flood, layoffs, illness, etc).

    For more information please contact:

    Maribeth deSnoo, Executive Director, 613-966-1170 extension 2205,

    mdesnoo@hpedsb.on.ca

  • Board of Directors

    Susan Sweet, Chair
    Email: Car21@symatico.ca
    Steve Gatward
    Email: gatwards@hastingscounty.com
    Geoff Cudmore, Past Chair
    Email: gcudmore@cogeco.ca
    Frank Gielen, Honorary Director
    Email: jointeft@kos.net
    Elaner Pound
    Email: elaner.pound@sympatico.ca
    Tony Guerrera
    Email:tguerrera@greergalloway.com
    David Clazie, Treasurer
    Email: davidc@quintewest.ca
    Darren Matassa, Honorary Director
    Email: darrenm@955hitsfm.ca
    Maribeth deSnoo, Executive Director
    HPE Learning Foundation
    Email: mdesnoo@hpedsb.on.ca
    Mandy Savery-Whiteway
    Email: msavery-whiteway@hpedsb.on.ca
    Dr. Elizabeth Churcher
    Email: elizchurcher@hotmail.com
    Al Stitt
    Email: landastitt@cogeco.ca
    David DeMille
    Email:dwd@tmlegal.ca
    Kevin Vance
    Email: kvance@vancemotors.com
    Caroll Henessey
    Email: carollh4@gmail.com


  • Contribution Information

    Gifts that will live forever…

    Most of us would like to be remembered for making

    a significant contribution to our community. Whether you have moved here recently or have lived here

    all of your life, it is the people around you who have brought you joy and purpose in your life.

    When planning your estate, it seems fitting to put something back into the community which has supported you.

    A gift to The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation is one way to show your appreciation and contribute to the education of your family, friends and neighbours.

    Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board serves more than 16,700 students each day at 46 elementary and eight secondary schools. Supporting student achievement is the goal of close to 1,800 teaching and support staff who, in addition to the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners, provide the best opportunity for students to learn. The district covers a wide geographical area of 7,221 square kilometres bordered by Maynooth to the north, Deseronto to the east, Prince Edward County to the south and Quinte West to the west.

    Vibrant schools are one of our communities’ greatest assets, the true value of which can never be

    matched in dollars and cents. A philanthropic gift will benefit generations of students throughout

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

    There are many ways of planning an effective gift from your estate. With careful thought and sound

    advice, you can make a gift which will benefit your community and have a positive impact on the tax

    status of your estate.

    The following links outline the basics of several different types of estate gifts. For further information,

    please contact The Learning Foundation.

    Types of Donations:

    A Gift in Kind

    The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation Gift In Kind Policy
    What is a Gift-in-Kind?

    A gift-in-kind (GIK) refers to a gift of property other than cash.

    We would be pleased to provide a thank you letter confirming your gift. Please forward us a description and value of your gift.

    Income tax receipts for gifts in kind

    It is also possible to receive an income tax receipt for a gift-in-kind donation. A charity can issue a tax receipt for the Fair Market Value of the gift-in-kind on the date it was donated.

    Contributions of services (time, skills and effort) are not receiptable because services are not considered to be property.

    The Fair Market Value is the highest price, expressed in a dollar amount, that the property would bring, in an open and unrestricted market, between a willing buyer and a willing seller who are both knowledgeable, informed, and prudent and who are acting independently of each other.

    If you would like an official receipt for income tax purposes, we require the following documentation:

    • Gifts of artwork, collectibles or items of a unique nature must be accompanied by a recent independent appraisal, regardless of value.
    • For all other gifts-in-kind, we require INDEPENDENT documentation of the Fair Market Value but not necessarily an appraisal. For such gifts greater than $1,000, we reserve the right to seek a secondary source of Fair Market Value documentation or an appraisal. If your gift if valued at greater than $1,000, please contact the Foundation at least 3 weeks prior to the donation date to discuss the documentation required.

    Note:

    All costs associated with obtaining an appraisal are the responsibility of the donor. Alternatively, if you do not require an official receipt for income tax purposes, we would be pleased to provide a thank you letter confirming your gift. In this situation, independent, written documentation of Fair Market Value is not mandatory.

    Other points:
    Certain gifts-in-kind are not necessarily receiptable, such as gift certificates donated by the issuer and future discounts on purchases. If in doubt about your gift, please contact your Foundation representative. Fair Market Value does not include amounts payable to others, such as commissions to sales agents or sales taxes like the GST and PST.

    If you plan to make a gift of property, any capital gain you have made on the property will be subject to tax.

    For more information please refer to CCRA or seek professional advice.

    If you are an artist or art dealer:
    Any donated works of art from your business are considered to be a disposition from inventory. You can elect a value for the donation, subject to considerations of the Fair Market Value and cost. See the CCRA pamphlet P113 Gifts and Income Tax.

    If you are a business donating inventory:
    You can deduct the original cost of the inventory as a business expense and therefore you will not lose the tax benefit associated with the transfer of property.

    Or if you wish to receive an official tax receipt, you must include the Fair Market Value of the donation into income (RC-4142). Because the amount of the deduction related to the official tax receipt is offset by the income inclusion, there is no net benefit to the business as a result of having received a tax receipt.

    If you have any questions regarding income tax receipting and our policies, please contact your Foundation representative.

    Valuation For Official Income Tax Receipts

    What are the actual CCRA rules for Gift-in-Kind receipting? A charity should have a gift-in-kind appraised before it can issue a tax receipt to the donor. The appraiser must be independent of the donor or the charity. However, if a member of the charity’s staff is familiar with the property in question, he/she can perform the appraisal if:

    • The value of the gift is $1000 or less
    • An independent appraiser cannot reasonably be located
    • The appraisal involves unreasonable expense, even though the value of the gift might be more than $1,000

    What constitutes adequate due diligence and documentation? This is the gray area of CCRA. Our practice is to err on the side of caution, but maintain flexibility so as not to frustrate a donor. Decisions regarding the nature of documentation required rest with the Chair of The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation,and in his absence, the Executive Director.

    A Special Trust Fund

    As another option, you may wish to establish a Trust Fund with your gift. A “trust” allows you to assign interest income to your loved ones during their lifetimes. Upon your death and that of any beneficiaries, the capital is transferred to The Learning Foundation. Income may be directed to a particular area of education or left to the discretion of The Learning Foundation Board for determining its use.

    An Annuity

    An Annuity is similar to a Trust Fund with the income paid to yourself during your lifetime. This allows you to make a significant monetary gift and continue to receive income from that amount. You would also receive an immediate tax receipt based on the final estimated value of your gift. Consistent income and tax advantages are the benefits of this form of giving.

    Life Insurance

    A less common but very practical method of making a significant contribution to education is through a life insurance policy. The advantage to you and your family is that an insurance gift does not interfere with your primary assets and does not impact on your Will.

    The simplest method of using life insurance to make a gift is to donate a paid up policy, making The Learning Foundation a beneficiary of a policy which you already fully own. Often individuals will take this route when the original beneficiary is no longer in need of insurance support, i.e. when your children are fully grown and supporting themselves, or when you and your spouse are already comfortably protected. In this case, a tax receipt can be written for the full cash surrender value of the policy.

    If you prefer, you can take out a new policy with The Learning Foundation as the owner and beneficiary. In this case, all premiums paid become tax deductible, as a donation. It is best to contact the Foundation when setting up this sort of policy so that arrangements can be made for income tax receipts.

    Memorial Gifts

    The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation can be designated as a recipient of memorial gifts while making funeral arrangements. Memorial gifts can also be designated to specific uses within education. Upon the death of a loved one, families may request that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Learning Foundation. Special memorial cards are available in most area funeral homes for this purpose.

    In Loving Memory “For the Love of Learning”

    Your donation to The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation in memory of a loved one, friend, or colleague extends beyond an expression of sympathy. Your gift helps provide enhanced learning opportunities for our children – our future.

    Please send your tax deductible donation to:

    Mailing address:

    The Hastings and Prince Edward

    Learning Foundation Education Centre
    156 Ann Street,

    Belleville, ON

    K8N 3L3

    Phone: +1 613 966-1170 x2205

    Your Will

    Making a bequest through your Will is the most common, and straightforward way to arrange a planned gift. We encourage you to use professional assistance to prepare your Will and avoid complications.

    You may choose to provide for a specific sum or percentage of your estate to go to The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation upon your death. You may also make a “residual” bequest which, once all other beneficiaries have been taken care of, would leave the balance of your estate to The Learning Foundation.

    Sample Wording
    Should you wish to leave an unrestricted gift, the suggested wording is:

    “I give, devise and bequeath to The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation the sum of $__________ or __________ percent of my estate (or the residue) to be used for any purposes approved by the Board of Directors of the Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation”.

    If you wish to specify how your gift is to be used, the suggested wording is:

    “I give, devise and bequeath to The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation the sum of $__________ or __________ percent of my estate (or the residue) to be used for the following purpose(s):” (set out purpose.)

    A Gift of Property

    Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation Donor Policy
    Subject: Gift Acceptance

    Statement: The following provisions are designed to assist potential donors to The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation to determine how a proposed gift will be evaluated by the Foundation.

    The Nature of Property Given to the Foundation

    1. Basic Form of Property Accepted: The Foundation routinely accepts only property that is readily marketable at reasonable cost. That refers to cash, deposit instruments of a government in Canada or financial institution, publicly traded securities, policies of life insurance, or any other property that is property that the Foundation may invest in consistently with its investment policies.

    2. Acceptance of Other Forms of Property: The Foundation recognizes that donors will occasionally wish to give it property that is not described in the previous paragraph, such as real estate, private corporation shares and residuary interests in trusts. While the Foundation is generally pleased to accept gifts, it has to be careful to evaluate whether there may be hidden costs in accepting such property. It therefore reserves the discretion to decline a gift of property because of the nature of the property that is being offered to it. Matters that the Foundation will take into account are:

    – The likelihood that the value of the property will be a matter of differing opinions. The Foundation does not wish to become unnecessarily entangled in valuation disputes with Revenue Canada.

    – The possibility that the property will not sell in a reasonable period of time.

    – The potential carrying cost and environmental risk associated with owning the property.

    – The potential for controversy associated with owning the property.

    – Whether a satisfactory arrangement can be made with the donor with respect to the absorption of the costs of valuation, maintenance and disposition. As a general rule, the Foundation expects the donor to bear the costs associated with the settlement of the gift on the Foundation and the issuance of a receipt therefore, which includes the cost of valuation; and will charge the proceeds of disposition of the gift, rather than its other funds or its general operating expenses, with the costs of maintenance and disposition of the property.

    3. Source of Property: The Foundation also reserves the right to refuse to accept property the origin of which may bring the Foundation into disrepute.

    4. Timing of Issuance of Receipt: The Foundation cannot issue a receipt for a gift until it is legally the property of the Foundation, and must issue a receipt for the value of the property as of the date that it becomes the Foundation’s property. To facilitate the transfer of property (such as publically traded securities) that has a variable value, the Foundation works with donors’ brokers, employing a book based transfer (BBS). When this is not possible, the Foundation uses its accounts at all major investment dealers.

    5. Subsequent Use of Property: Absent an express agreement made with the donor concurrently with the transfer of property, the Foundation does not make any representation that by accepting a gift it will retain the property or employ the property for the same purposes as it was used by the donor. For example, absent an agreement, if the Foundation acquires a residence as a gift, it will not retain it as an office or a retreat, but will sell it and invest proceeds in accordance with its investment policy.

    The Process of Dealing with the Donor

    6. Confidentiality: Any information learned by a representative of the Foundation about a donor or proposed donor that is not required to be public will be treated as confidential unless the donor advises otherwise. From time to time, donors will also request the Foundation to treat their gifts as made anonymously. While the Foundation must through at least one officer know who is making the gift, it makes its best efforts to respect such requests.

    7. Donor Recognition: The Foundation is prepared to provide donors with recognition in a degree consistent with the recognition afforded donors of gifts of similar magnitude, immediacy of effect and degree of restriction.

    8. Informed Donor: The Foundation encourages donors to work with their own professional advisors in making gifts. It will not solicit or accept a gift from a donor unless it is satisfied that the donor has a bona fide intention to donate to charity and has a proper understanding of the consequences of making the gift, the work of the Foundation and the uses to which the gift capital and income will be put.

    9. Preference For Agreements: The Foundation prefers to work with donors to develop agreements with respect to the name, nature and use of their gifts at the time the gift is made. A gift, the terms of which are expressed unilaterally (such as a gift made by a Will), may occasionally create some difficulties for the Foundation in that it will not have an opportunity to work with the donor to make the gift more practical from the Foundation’s standpoint.

    The Use That is to be Made of the Gift

    10. Donations: The principal mission of the Foundation is to raise, administer and distribute earnings from funds that are:

    – held on a semi-permanent or endowed basis

    – as a result of annual campaign gifts.

    The Foundation exercises broad discretion as to whether or not to accept such gifts and may charge an administrative fee in respect thereof up to 15% of the value of the gift.

    11. Restrictions On Gifts: The Foundation is particularly interested in receiving gifts for endowment purposes in respect of which the donor has directed the Foundation in general terms, rather than in particular terms, how the income from the gift will be employed.

    For example, a gift to be employed to support the School Board , rather than to support a particular department, will be preferred; and a gift will be preferred to one that is earmarked to a specific area. However, the Foundation welcomes gifts for all manner of charitable purposes, and will not decline to accept a gift merely because earnings derived there from are to be allocated in a specific manner.

    12. Benefit To Donor: The nature of any charitable gift is that a donor cannot expect material consideration, financial benefits or opportunities (or other persons not at arm’s length) to flow from the gift, not, after the gift has been made, to direct the Foundation as to how it must apply the earnings from the gift. A donor may, however:

    Establish, at the time the gift is made, limitations on the uses to which the gift may be put. For example, a donor may specify particular charities or charitable purpose for which a gift may be used. He or she may subsequently may waive or loosen such restrictions.

    Advise the Foundation from time to time how he or she wishes the earning from the gift to be applied.

    14. Application of Administrative Policies: The Foundation adopts policies from time to time that impose administrative charges on its endowment funds, settle the manner of investment of the funds, and determine the appropriate portion of funds to distribute for charitable purposes or retain as capital to protect against erosion by inflation. Absent any more precise agreement with the donor overriding these general policies, the Foundation will apply its policies equitably to all funds under its control and may amend such policies on a continuing basis.

    15. Nature of Donor’s Charitable Purpose: The Foundation does not seek to pass judgment on the value or merit of the donor’s proposed application of the earnings from a gift, so long as the earnings are applied to a charitable purpose. It will, however, communicate all information at its disposal to a donor about the proposed recipient of the earnings.

    16. Preservation of Donor’s Purpose: Should the Foundation ever be wound up or become incapable of administering a fund to fulfill a donor’s purpose, the Foundation will employ the best possible efforts to ensure continued application of the fund to the purpose originally contemplated by the donor.

    17. No Benefit To Individuals: The Foundation applies the earnings from its funds only to benefit charitable organizations. It does not benefit individuals directly, even if the activities they undertake are charitable in nature.

    Effective date: October 16, 2003.

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    • Sandra Gibson
    • Sandra Hazlett
    • Sandra MacDonald
    • Sandra Wilson
    • Sarah Ray
    • Scott Clarence
    • Scott MacDonald
    • Sharon Fairgrieve
    • Sharon McCamley
    • Sharon VanderDussen
    • Sharron Kennedy
    • Shawn Harrison
    • Shelley Doyle
    • Shelley Mackenzie-Coates
    • Sherry Bryans
    • Shirley Ballantyne
    • Shirley Howard
    • Simon Kang
    • Sonja Doyle
    • Sopiasburgh Central School
    • South Algonquin Forest Products
    • Stacey Belanger
    • Stan Fergusson Fuels Ltd.
    • Stanistreet Engerprises
    • Steve Wilder
    • Steve Wowk
    • Stirling & District Lions Club
    • Stirling Senior PS
    • Stream
    • Stuart Holland Hughes
    • Sunlife Assurance Company of Canada
    • Susan Billard
    • Susan Bray
    • Susan Broadbridge
    • Susan MacLean
    • Susan Mitten
    • Susan Potts
    • Susan Son
    • Susan Sweet
    • Susan Van Straten
    • Susannna Moodie Elementary School
    • Swish Maintenance Ltd.
    • Sylvia Chadwick
    • Sylvia Claydon
    • Ted Ormston
    • Templeman Menninga LLP
    • Teresa Eakins
    • Terry Armstrong
    • Terry Stewart
    • The Dempsey Family
    • The Great Atlantic & Pacific Company of Canada Ltd.
    • The Great Deseronto Antique Emporium
    • The Greer Galloway Group
    • The Salvation Army
    • Thomas McNamara
    • Tim Pomfret
    • Tomasso’s Casual Dining & Jim’s Pizzeria
    • Tony Mercer
    • Towes Services Centre
    • Tracey Zwart
    • Tracy Peters
    • Trent Valley Lodge
    • Trenton Christian School Society
    • Trish Fitzgibbon
    • Tweed Hungerford Senior PS
    • Tyco Plasics Canada Ltd.
    • V.P. Carswell PS
    • Val Kelsey
    • Valerie MacIntosh
    • Valerie Zelkowicz
    • Vance Motors
    • Vern Weiler
    • Vic Roy
    • Vicki Henry
    • Victor Jessup
    • Victoria Gendron
    • Vince Brennan
    • Vince Martel
    • Violet Terry
    • W.L. Sinclair
    • Wally King
    • Wally Moffat
    • Waste Management of Canada Corp.
    • Wayne Cooper
    • Wayne Lord
    • Whitfield Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
    • Whitley Financial Services
    • William Lee
    • Wilkinson & Company LLP
    • William Coombs
    • William Dickie
    • William Gray
    • William Hunt
    • William Kells
    • William Lundy
    • William Pawlowsky
    • William Watson
    • Williams Hotels Limited
    • Wilson Tim-Br Mart
    • Woodbeck Auto Parts

     

  • Press Releases

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    May 2-6, 2005

    Back to Books campaign supports literacy and puts books in school libraries

    Learning to Read, Reading to Learn

    This is the message behind a new campaign designed to put books in school libraries. The Back to Books campaign, launched by the Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation, is the first of its kind in Ontario. The goal of Back to Books is to raise $1000 per grade for all 54 elementary and secondary schools within the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB). The overall campaign goal is $400,000.

    “Our Back to Books campaign will invite community, corporate,service club and individual philanthropic support” says Maribeth deSnoo, Executive Director of The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation”

    It is anticipated that the campaign will come to a successful conclusion at the end of this school year. One of the final phases will be a community-wide mailing throughout Hastings and Prince Edward counties,” she adds.

    As children’s author David Bouchard noted during a recent presentation in Belleville, great books will encourage students to read. If these books can be easily found within our school libraries, the benefit is obvious. The Learning Foundation is

    committed to supporting literacy and to providing funds to purchase quality books and reference materials that enhance school libraries.

    Initial gifts to Back to Books include a $10,000 donation from CIBC and a $5,000 donation from Mark Tripp and his Slush Puppie company.

    The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation is the registered charitable foundation established by the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board to enhance public education by raising money for services and initiatives that could not otherwise be offered by the Board.



Student Emergency Fund



Read the latest version of Chalk Talk:

The HPE Learning Foundation


Partnering opportunities for our students (Pdf)


Fundraising Application and Agreement

Fundraising Agreement Pkg (Pdf)


Student Nutrition Program South East Ontario

South East Region

For more information on Student Nutrition Programs in South Eastern Ontario, please click on the Progress Report below.


The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation



Planned Giving

For information regarding the planning of your estate and how to donate to

The Learning Foundation

view our two-page brochure (Pdf).


Maribeth deSnoo
Executive Director

Phone: +1 613 966-1170 x2205

Fax: +1 613-968-1038
Email: mdesnoo@hpedsb.on.ca

Mailing Address:
The Learning Foundation
156 Ann Street
Belleville, ON K8N 3L3

 

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