Each month there is a FREE Community dinner held at the St. John's United Church in Campbellford which is sponsored by the Salvation Army.
The next event is on Sunday February 1st at 12:30 and we will be serving chili, fresh bread and deserts.~ Everyone is welcome to come. We also offer take out for those who can not make it for what ever reason or for those who have family members or friends who would like to enjoy a healthy meal.
For further information on this and upcoming free community dinners contact Christine at (705) 761-5505 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Parents and Guardians
From: David Crawford, Principal
Date: January 16, 2015
Re: Extended Day Before and After Program and Fees
Attached is a survey to determine how many families would be interested in registering their children in an Extended Day (Before & After School) Program, effective September 2015 at Percy Centennial Public School. The Extended Program is a fee-based program that could potentially run from 7:00 am to the beginning of the school day and from the end of the school day until 6:00 pm and for a full day on non-instructional days (PA Days, March Break). A licensed, not-for-profit child care agency would run the extended day program with activities connected to the learning that happens during the regular school day. The program includes a mix of exploration, guided and independent activities, quiet times and outdoor play.
Fees will be collected by the child care agency for the extended day program and will fall into the following cost ranges based on Ministry and Board approval: (municipal child care subsidies may be available)
Before School, daily: $8.00 - $20.00 (per child)
After School, daily: $12.00 - $20.00 (per child)
Both Before & After, daily: $18.00 - $26.00 (per child)
To run the extended day program in our school we require a minimum of 20 children enrolled. We are gathering data on the numbers of interested Kindergarten children (4 and 5 year olds), as well as interested School-Age children (6 - 12 year olds). If you have older children attending the school that would be interested in before and after school care please include their information on the survey (prices would be in the same range for older age children). Transportation to the program would be the responsibility of the parents.
If you are interested in having your children attend an extended day program at Percy Centennial Public School for Fall 2015, please fill out and return the questionnaire on the next page to the school office by February 6, 2015.
Percy Centennial Public School
EXTENDED DAY (Before & After School) PROGRAM SURVEY
Please complete if you are interested in an extended day (child care) program for your child(ren). Please include the number of children for each category.
PLEASE RETURN THIS COMPLETED FORM TO THE OFFICE BY FEB. 6, 2015.
REGISTER NOW FOR KINDERGARTEN STARTING SEPTEMBER 2015
Parents: now’s the time to register if your child will be starting Junior or Senior Kindergarten in September 2015 at a Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPR) school.
“All KPR elementary schools are ready and eager to welcome our youngest students to warm and caring classrooms,” says Cathy Abraham, Chairperson of the Board.~~ “We enjoy watching those excited faces light up when they see their classroom for the first time.~ We take seriously our responsibility to provide safe, stimulating and inclusive classrooms for all students, so that they all can thrive and grow to their full potential.”~~ “It is so important that the first experiences of school are positive, stimulating, friendly and inviting for students and parents,” notes Rusty Hick, Director of Education.~~“Our Kindergarten teachers and early childhood educators bring a sense of warmth and passion for doing what is best for our youngest students.~ “It is rewarding to spend time in a Kindergarten classroom, to watch
the children learn through play, and to see them begin to grasp the sounds of letters and the meaning of numbers,” he adds. Parents and guardians can print student registration forms ahead of time from www.kprschools.ca, and bring the completed forms with them when they register their child at school.~ The school offices, in turn, offer practical information and tips to help parents prepare their children for the transition to school.
To start school in September 2015, the following requirements apply:
~~~~~~~~~~~ Junior Kindergarten – child must be four years of age by December 31, 2015
Kindergarten – child must be five years of age by December 31, 2015.
When registering their children, parents and guardians should bring a birth certificate or other proof of the child’s age, proof of address, and current immunization information.~ As office times may vary among schools, KPR encourages parents to call their local school ahead of time to confirm the best time of day for registering their children.~
If parents or guardians are worried about their child’s readiness for Junior or Senior Kindergarten, they should contact their child’s school principal as early as possible. Schools are a good source of information and community contacts, and they may be able to help parents get support for children with special needs.
New mental health slogan
KPR has a new slogan for its mental health initiatives: Minds Matter at KPRDSB. The slogan was chosen from among 203 entries submitted late last year by students, parents, guardians and staff from throughout KPR. R.F. Downey PS teacher Andrea Orbell subm