Clarkson Secondary School puts the spotlight on Black Heritage
In December 1995, the House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month, following a motion introduced by the first black Canadian woman elected to Parliament, the Honourable Jean Augustine.
During Black History Month, students, staff and parents from across Peel will participate in a number of activities that promote the understanding of the many contributions made by black Canadians.
Black History Month Assembly - February 14, 2017 in the Cafeteria :
- 8.00 am to 9.20 am : Grade 9 & 11
- 9.23 am to 10.40 am: Grade 10 & 12
Register today for Adult ESL or LINC classes
Do you know an adult that is interested in improving their English language skills for work, study or daily life?
Through the Continuing & Adult Education department, the Peel District School Board offers a wide variety of English language classes that help parents experience success in Canadian English in both listening/speaking and reading/writing. Courses are designed for a range of basic, intermediate and advanced English (Levels 1 to 7) as well as the more experienced learner needing to prepare for an IELTS exam.
Winter courses begin February 6, 2017.
All learners that complete a session will earn a certificate of learning from the Peel District School Board.
Classes operate from six locations in Brampton and Mississauga with three specially designed adult centres at:
- Bramalea - Adult Education Centre - 25 Kings Cross Road, Unit 3
- Brampton - Adult Education Centre - #300 - 7700 Hurontario Street
- Mississauga - Adult Education Centre - 100 Elm Drive West, Room 117
To learn more or to register, call 905-270-6000. Also visit www.peelschools.org/adulteducation or follow us on Twitter: @PDSBLearnESL
Health and Physical Education Curriculum supports the physical, emotional and social well-being of students
Working together to keep our students safe and healthy
The Peel District School Board implemented the Ministry of Education's revised Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum in the 2015-16 school year. The curriculum is divided into four elements that work together to support the physical, emotional and social well-being of students:
- active living
- movement competence
- living skills
- healthy living
Peel staff will again teach the human development and sexual health component to students, beginning spring 2017. This provides time for teachers to develop strong relationships with their students prior to this phase.
Advance notice letters will be sent home with students two weeks prior to the human development/sexual health lessons. Families can submit religious accommodation requests at any time prior to the lesson by contacting the school directly.
To get more information on how the HPE curriculum will be taught, please visit our website at www.peelschools.org/HPE.
February 20 - Family Day in Ontario
The third Monday of February is recognized as Family Day in Ontario. This statutory holiday was established by Premier Dalton McGuinty on October 11, 2007. On this holiday, families are encouraged to spend time together.
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Everyone is a math teacher, parents included
Parents and other adults in our students' lives are important partners in children's mathematics education. By engaging your children in thinking and talking about mathematics, you help support their numeracy success.
To help you with this, one great resource is the Ministry of Education's Doing Mathematics With Your Child. You can find this guide for parents of children in kindergarten to grade 6 online at www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/parentGuideNumEn.pdf.
For more math tips and tools for parents of kindergarten to grade 12 students, visit the Peel District School Board's Math Help site at www.peelschools.org/parents/helpyourchild/math.
Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mississauga Secondary School, Mississauga
The Peel District School Board is hosting its annual parent conference on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Mississauga Secondary School in Mississauga. Once again, the conference will focus on numeracy—30 out of 60 workshops help with math. Parents will still have the opportunity to attend workshops on other topics, including literacy, special education and science.
This free learning event is open to Peel parents of students at all grade levels. Child care will not be provided.
The conference includes:
- a powerful keynote presentation focused on math success
- your choice of 60 practical workshops facilitated by Peel board staff
- a display area with educational exhibits from local organizations
- free lunch and an opportunity to meet Peel parents
Register online, beginning Feb. 1, 2017, at www.peelschools.org/parents/conference