Our School has signed up with an online school lunch fundraising program called Healthy Hunger.
We have arranged with Subway and Pita Pit to have school lunches delivered every Tuesday and Thursday, for second nutrition break, starting the week of September 10, 2018.
Pizza lunch is available through Healthy Hunger as well, on Mondays, from Domino's.
$1 from every order will come back to the school for the students' benefit.
The next step for you is to go to the Website healthyhunger.ca (see link below) and register your child in his/her classroom which are listed by teacher and grade. You will be able to view all upcoming lunches and place your orders.
Please note there is a cut off of 5 days prior to each lunch date.
Thanks for participating. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me at
Dr. Emily Stowe Public School Hot lunch coordinator
REGISTER ONLINE NOW FOR KINDERGARTEN AT KPR SCHOOLS
Local public schools are making it easier for families to register their children to start Kindergarten this September. Online registration is now open for all Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPR) schools.
Families also are invited to participate in one of five evening Kindergarten Information Sessions being held across KPR over the coming weeks.
All children who will be four years old by December 31, 2019, will be warmly welcomed to begin Kindergarten this fall in KPR’s supportive, stimulating and inclusive classrooms. Parents and guardians can visit www.kprschools.ca/kindergarten at any time of the day or night to:
confirm which school serves their area
register their child online
get practical resources to help prepare their little one for a smooth transition to Kindergarten
find out if there’s a before- and after-school child care program offered at their school
complete a voluntary, online provincial survey to help the Ministry of Education improve services for families.
KPR also encourages parents and guardians to join us at an evening Kindergarten Information Session to take a peek into the Kindergarten experience on a typical day in the classroom. The sessions are free, and pre-registration is required, to ensure sufficient take-home resources for every participating family. The sessions will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. as follows:
Tuesday, January 29 - Brighton Public School, Brighton
Wednesday, January 30 - C.R. Gummow Public School, Cobourg
Tuesday, February 5 - Harold Longworth Public School, Bowmanville
Thursday, February 7 - Duke of Cambridge Public School, Bowmanville
Tuesday, February 12 - Roger Neilson Public School, Peterborough
Both new and current Kindergarten families are welcome to attend the sessions, where they will learn about the Kindergarten Program and the new provincial Kindergarten report card. Attendees also will have the opportunity to meet with community agencies that serve families, and learn strategies to prepare for, and continue to support, their children’s education at home.
Families also can find a wealth of resources at www.kprschools.ca/kindergarten . School staff members welcome families’ questions, as does the KPR Board at 1-877-741-4577.
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Sonia Wilson, Manager, Marketing and Outreach, at 705-742-9773 or toll-free at 1-877-741-4577, ext. 2094
School Liaison and Communications Lead
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
1994 Fisher Drive
Peterborough, ON K9J 6X6
705-742-9773 or toll-free 1-877-741-4577, ext. 2001
Phone Number, Web Address, Phone App Coming for Reporting Absences
KPR, student safety is our highest priority, and we thank families for adopting
the automated safe arrival system to help ensure students arrive safely at
school each day.
this September, we will be introducing a new automated Student Absence
Reporting System. Therefore, you will need to create a NEW account to
report your children’s absences online.
will receive an email in August with instructions on how to create your new
account and download the mobile app. You also will receive a magnet in
September with the new Student Absence Reporting System details.
Unfortunately, since ownership of the reporting software has changed, we cannot
simply transfer your child’s information to the new system.
Many parents and guardians have been wondering what effect the legalization of marijuana will have on KPR schools. In short, KPR schools will treat cannabis in much the same way they treat alcohol: students of any age will not be allowed to use marijuana at schools, on school buses or field trips.
Once the new federal law comes into effect this October 17:
non-medical marijuana use will be legal only for those age 19 and older
any student, at any age, could be suspended for possessing or being under the influence of cannabis at school
any student who shares marijuana with others younger than 19 could be expelled from school
it will be illegal for adults to use cannabis on, or within 20 metres of, school grounds
it will be illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis, and drivers age 21 or under will not be allowed to have any cannabis in their system.
If you have any questions about cannabis at school, please speak with your principal or vice-principal. Further information on the new law is available at Ontario.ca/cannabis. Information on how to talk to your child about cannabis can be found at Cannabis Information – CAMH.
KPR wishes everyone a happy holiday. We hope that this time allows for some much needed rest for students, staff, parents and guardians, and allows families opportunities to celebrate together.
While the holidays can be joyous, they can also be difficult for some. We wanted to provide families with some resources you may find useful over the holiday season. Our mission is that all students remain safe, and this includes their mental and physical well-being.
Mental health is a state of well-being; it is relevant to all of us. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, in any given year, one in five people in Canada experiences a mental health crisis or illness. It is important to us that we remind everyone to use resources that are accessible to all. These include:
the Be Safe App, a free mobile app that aims to help young adults make healthy decisions during a crisis; it can be downloaded onto cell phones from https://besafeapp.ca/
Kids Help Phone, also available 24/7, at 1-800-668-6868 or text “CONNECT” to 686868
Four County Crisis line, available 24/7 for Northumberland and Peterborough County residents at 1-866-995-9933
Durham Mobile Crisis Services, available 24/7 for anyone experiencing a crisis, at 905-666-0483 or 1-800-742-1890
Connex Ontario Mental Health Helpline, provides information about mental health services in Ontario 24/7, at 1-866-531-2600 or www.connexontario.ca
Ontario 211, a free helpline that connects people to community and social services in your area, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 2-1-1.
Your family also has access to your closest hospital, as well as to regional supports serving specific areas of KPR.
Let's keep our mental health and the mental health of those we love and care about in the forefront. We encourage you to use community support services if you ever find yourself or someone near and dear to you struggling and in need of assistance.
Once again, we wish everyone season’s greetings, a Merry Christmas, and safe holidays.
New Kindergarten families are invited to attend one of our five, free upcoming regional Kindergarten Information Sessions. Current Kindergarten families are also welcome to attend. Parents and caregivers will learn about the Kindergarten Program and the new provincial Kindergarten report card. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with community agencies and partners that serve families, and together, we will provide strategies to help prepare your child for Kindergarten and support your child at home.
Starting high school in September? We invite current Grade 8 students, parents and guardians to join us at Grade 8 information nights to learn about the variety of programs available to help learners meet with success.
Several schools have already held their open houses; parents can contact those schools directly for program and registration information. Contact information is available in the Find A School section of www.kprschools.ca
The following open houses are coming up:
Bowmanville High School, Bowmanville – January 16, 6 p.m. Kenner Collegiate Vocational Institute, Peterborough – January 16, 7 p.m. Clarington Central Secondary School, Bowmanville – January 17, 6 p.m. Courtice Secondary School, Courtice – January 17, 6:30 pm. Port Hope High School, Port Hope – January 17, 6:30 p.m.