a great job by all of our students for Earth Day!
Connaught PS invites community to learn about active, healthy living
|The school council at Connaught Public School in Collingwood is hosting an Healthy Active Living Extravaganza on Wednesday, April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The event will feature workshops on yoga, healthy lunch ideas, fitness and relaxation activities. Parents and students are invited to browse information booths from a wide variety of community organizations, to find out about healthy eating, and learn about community mental and physical health resources.
“The Healthy Active Living Extravaganza is funded by the Ministry of Education’s Parents Reaching Out grants,” says Ted Stableforth, Principal at Connaught PS. “The event will provide our school community with an opportunity to join us for a fun and informative evening – please take part to learn more about helping your family be healthy and active, inside and out.”
The school is located at 300 Peel St. in Collingwood. All local students and parents are welcome to attend and childcare will be available.
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|Conference connects parents, teachers on topic of technology
SCDSB offers Free parent workshop to examine impact of social media on students’ lives
In an effort to increase safe and responsible online behavior among students, Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School will host a free workshop on April 9, which explores how students use social media sites and the steps necessary to become a responsible cyber citizen.
The Social Web 101, facilitated by social media authority Chris Vollum, discusses the popularity and psychology behind social media. The session details how to embrace the benefits these sites offer, while identifying ways in which students can minimize their risk and the threat of cyberbullying
From this session, participants leave with practical tactics on how to:
- set and customize current site settings, and proactively identify and respond to ongoing privacy changes on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr
- emphasize the depth to which students’ social media profiles are evaluated by future influencers in their lives and how to create a positive profile
- distinguish between a social networking friend, acquaintance and stranger – and the potential impact it can have on your real-world reputation and career
- learn what really happens to the information you post to your profile, to your friend’s profiles and third party applications
Chris Vollum is a recognized authority on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, and a professional workshop facilitator. He has delivered workshops to more than 240,000 students in 22 school boards and independent schools throughout Ontario. The workshop starts at 7 p.m. at Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School, 8505 County Road 10 in Angus. Parents, students and member of the general public are encouraged to attend.
For more information contact:
Chris Vollum, Workshop Facilitator
SCDSB/YMCA March Break Camp Gives Kids Chance to ‘Travel’ the World!
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is pleased to partner with YMCA to offer an exciting March Break Camp for children ages 6 to 12. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the week of March 11 to 15, 2013, at the Barrie YMCA, located at 22 Grove Street West.
This special March Break camp will allow children to explore and learn about the traditions, customs and languages of people in Latin America, Greece, Germany, Korea and China. Campers will receive 2.5 hours of activity-based language instruction each day, in addition to learning about the daily life and games enjoyed by children around the world.
“Our March Break Camp, in partnership with the local YMCA, offers fun, innovative programming and a chance for children to meet new friends,” says Tatiana Khrystynko, Coordinator of the SCDSB’s Newcomer Welcome Centre. “We have designed the program to give kids opportunities to keep active, develop new skills and learn about other cultures over their March Break.”
For more information and to register online, visit http://www.ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca/holiday-march-break-camps/ or register in person at the Barrie YMCA’s Membership Desk. The cost of the camp is $28 per day (YMCA members) and $32 per day (non-members). Extended hours are also available for an extra fee. The program is supervised by qualified and energetic staff.
Parents are encouraged to register their children before Friday, March 1, 2013.
Click here to view the March Break Camp poster.
Barrie YMCA, 705-726-6421
REMINDER: SCDSB, Kinark Partner to Offer Workshops for Parents & Educators of Students with ASD
|The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and Kinark Child and Family Services are working together to provide workshops for parents and educators of students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
These workshops will be offered monthly during the school year and started in October. All of the workshops are free to parents and educators, and run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the SCDSB Education Centre, 1170 Highway 26, Midhurst. Space is limited in each workshop and registration is required.
All elementary schools will be OPEN on January 11; however, public elementary buses remain cancelled for January 11. Elementary teachers and Designated Early Childhood Educators are expected to report for work at their schools. Protest action declared illegal. Students are welcome to attend school on January 11. We apologize for the short notice but the timing was beyond the school board’s control.
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A reminder that it is day 1 on Monday.
The January Newsletter will be coming home this Friday.
SCDSB Flags at Half-Mast for Newtown, Conn. School Communities
SCDSB flags will be at half-mast on Monday, Dec. 17 to show our respect and symbolize our condolences to the community of Newtown, Conn. where families are mourning the tragic deaths of children and staff from Sandy Hook Elementary School. SCDSB schools will be supporting any local students who may require reassurance in the coming days as media reports continue.