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Board of Trustees responds to open letter from MPPs - Peel PC Caucus

Board of Trustees responds to open letter from MPPs - Peel PC Caucus

​May 17, 2019

Members of Provincial Parliament
Peel Region – PC Caucus
Ministry of Education
13th floor, Mowat Block
900 Bay Street, Toronto, ON  M7A 1L2

Dear Members of Provincial Parliament, Peel, PC Caucus:

We are in receipt of your open letter to all directors of education, trustees and Peel residents, dated May 17, 2019. Thank you for reaching out to us and for your stated commitment to working together to protect and enhance the public education system. As always, we welcome the opportunity to meet with you face-to-face to share our concerns so that you can better understand the on-the-ground impact of recent Ministry of Education decisions on Peel District School Board students.

We understand the government’s focus on restoring fiscal sustainability for the people of Ontario. But, we cannot stand by as the province makes changes that affect students without offering factual accounts of what these changes mean at the micro-level—to students, classrooms and schools across Peel Region.

Board of Trustees sends letter to Minister of Education to follow up on previous letter, share concerns related to cancellation of secondary courses

Board of Trustees sends letter to Minister of Education to follow up on previous letter, share concerns related to cancellation of secondary courses

​May 14, 2019

The Honourable Lisa Thompson
Ministry of Education
13th floor, Mowat Block
900 Bay Street, Toronto, ON  M7A 1L2

Dear Minister Thompson:

Over the past few weeks, you have encouraged Ontario school boards and other education partners to share ideas and suggestions with the Ministry of Education by the end of May. As you requested, we would like to help you "get it right in the classroom to ensure student achievement," which is why we are writing to you again to express our ongoing concerns related to the province's new vision for education, while we await your response to our letter dated March 26, 2019.

Apply for a position on the board's Parent Involvement Committee

Apply for a position on the board's Parent Involvement Committee

The Peel District School Board's Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is currently seeking parent applications to fill available positions, beginning September 2019 and ending August 2021.

Dr. Gordon Flett - Why Adolescents Matter and How it Impacts Well-Being

Dr. Gordon Flett - Why Adolescents Matter and How it Impacts Well-Being

On Tuesday, May 28th Humberview School Council will be hosting Dr. Gordon Flett for a presentation on Mattering: Why Adolescents Matter and How it Impacts Their Well-Being and Learning. 

 
Using Social Media Safely

Using Social Media Safely

Using social media safely

With the growing number of social media sites, it is no surprise that social media is the most common form of communication for children and teenagers. Posts, status updates, comments, instant messages, video uploads, tweets and texts have become a regular part of their lives. While there are many positive benefits to using social media, including staying connected with friends and expressing your interests, students must be cautious in their use of these networks.

Among the most popular social media platforms used are Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube and Whatsapp Messenger. Many of these platforms are free and are available on smartphones and other electronic devices. These platforms are easy to navigate and often allow information to be shared instantly, not only with friends, but with strangers. On social media, it is important to remember that the world is watching.

Here are some tips, provided by the Canadian Safe School Network and GetSafeOnline.org, to keep your children safe and help them make smart choices when using social media:

  • Set some boundaries for your child before they get their first 'connected device' (mobile, tablet, laptop or games console). Once they have it, it can be more difficult to change the way they use it or the settings.
  • Have a conversation about what is appropriate online behaviour and what actions could have huge repercussions that could damage their reputation and be harmful to others.
  • Talk to your child about the kind of websites they look at. Encourage them to speak to you if they come across something they find worrying or upsetting on websites, games or social media.
  • Discuss with your child what is safe and appropriate to post and share online. Written comments, photos and videos all form part of their 'digital footprint' and could be seen by anyone and available on the internet forever, even if it is subsequently deleted.
  • Explain to your child that being online doesn't give them anonymity or protection, and that they shouldn't do anything online that they wouldn't do face-to-face. Users should only accept people they know in order to protect themselves from spammers, strangers and others who may be using social networking sites to commit crimes.
  • Unlike when they're meeting someone face-to-face, children don't always know who they're actually 'talking' to online, even if they think they do. Tell your children they must never email, chat, or text with strangers, and it's never okay to meet a stranger in the real world.
  • Ensure your children set their privacy settings appropriately. Take the time to learn how privacy settings work on your children's favourite sites, and teach them how to control their privacy.
  • Tell your children never to share personal and private information with anyone online. This includes, but is not limited to, his or her full name, age, birth date, address, phone number, social insurance number, credit card information and  parents' full names.
  • Limit the amount of time that your children spend on social media platforms and talk about the importance of healthy and appropriate use of technology.

 

 

 

40 hours to graduate – Start this summer

40 hours to graduate – Start this summer

​All students in Ontario secondary schools are required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement in order to obtain their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Students are encouraged to start accumulating community involvement hours in the summer after grade 8.

Allan Drive NEWS

Allan Drive NEWS

Peel public schools celebrate Education Week

Peel public schools will host hundreds of special activities and events to celebrate Education Week 2019 from April 8 to 12. The theme for this year's week-long focus on education is We Inspire.

 

This spring the 50's are coming to Allan Drive with our production of 'Grease'! Performances will be May 8th and 9th at 7:00 pm.

 

Each year, more than 50,000 parents and community members across Peel attend activities and events during Education Week.  We are looking forward to an equally successful week this year.

 

April - Earth Month

Earth Month encompasses the international celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 2019. This is the most celebrated environmental event worldwide. Initiated in 1970, this event has been considered the birth of the environmental movement.

Each year, more than 6 million Canadians join 500 million people in over 180 countries in staging events and projects to address local environmental issues. In Canada, Earth Day has grown into Earth Week and even Earth Month to accommodate the profusion of events and projects. Here are some ways that you can celebrate earth week with your family:

 

  • create a backyard or schoolyard habitat
  • plant a garden or tree
  • start a recycling program at home
  • organize a carpooling campaign in your neighbourhood to reduce air pollution
  • pick up trash in your neighbourhood
  • read a book about an endangered species
  • make a visit to your local zoo, aquarium or museum
  • visit a local park, wildlife area or farm to provide a fun opportunity to learn about the environment and life

 

Allan Drive goes pink on April 10

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Peel District School Board schools will recognize Day of Pink. Unlike Pink Shirt Day, which is meant to combat all forms of bullying, we celebrate Day of Pink in Peel to specifically combat homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.

"Equity and inclusion is something that all Peel schools teach throughout the year and discuss with students daily—it is embedded in everything we do," says Peter Joshua, director of education. "Day of Pink is just one more way for us to ensure students and staff learn, work and develop in environments that are safe, equitable, inclusive, respectful and nurturing for all."

Day of Pink began when a high school student in Cambridge, Nova Scotia, was bullied with homophobic language because he wore a pink shirt to school. The next day, hundreds of students at his school stood up to bullying and wore pink to school to show their support for equity and inclusion.

 

Celebrate Administrative Professionals' Day

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Peel schools will pay tribute to administrative professionals on Administrative Professionals' Day on April 24, 2019. The day will be celebrated with special activities and events that provide teachers, students and parents an opportunity to thank the administrative staff who help support student success each and every day. 

The Peel board appreciates the important job administrative staff do each school day and April 24 provides an opportunity to give these individuals the recognition they deserve.

 

 

What you need to know about the 2018 interim Health and Physical Education (HPE) elementary curriculum

What you need to know about the 2018 interim Health and Physical Education (HPE) elementary curriculum

The Ministry of Education's 2018 interim Health and Physical Education (HPE) elementary curriculum, which came into effect in September 2018, includes changes to the section on Human Growth and Development. No changes were made to the secondary HPE curriculum.​
Getting Your Questions Answered

Getting Your Questions Answered

Getting your questions answered

Do you have questions about your child's education? Here are some helpful people to contact to ensure you get the answers you need as quickly as possible.

Your child's teacher: If you have questions related to your child's education, the first person you should speak to is your child's teacher. They can assist you with homework and assessments, instructional strategies, classroom rules, and questions about the classroom/school.

Your school principal or vice-principal: If you require additional assistance, or if your question extends beyond the classroom, speak with your school principal or vice-principal. They can assist you with School Council, school safety, registration, student schedules, report cards, the Student Code of Conduct, and student discipline, along with many other school-wide topics.

Your school's superintendent of education: If you still have unanswered questions or concerns after speaking with your child's teacher and principal, you can talk to your local superintendent for assistance. Their contact information is available on the 'About Us' section of your child's school website.

 

Your local trustees: Trustees are elected representatives and can assist you with suggestions for the school board, board agenda items, board polices and board budget. You can learn who your trustee is by visiting http://www.peelschools.org/trustees/meetyourtrustee/Pages/default.aspx


 

 

 


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