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Annual parent conference helps parents empower modern learners

The Peel District School Board is hosting its annual parent conference, co-presented by the Peel Elementary Teachers' Local, on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Mississauga Secondary School in Mississauga. The conference will focus on Empowering Modern Learners. Parents will have the opportunity to attend workshops on topics, including numeracy, literacy, special education, technology and science.

This free learning event is open to Peel parents of students at all grade levels.

Our keynote presentation will be delivered by Dwayne Matthews, a life and education strategist, who converges and shares knowledge on modern learning, disruptive technology, and the evolution of work. Dwayne will present Learning in the 21st century: Why it's different, why it matters and how to help children thrive in a rapidly evolving digital world.

Registration is open.

​To register and more information, visit www.peelschools.org/parents/conference.

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Small in size, big in determination, Helen Dong heads to World Age Group Trampoline and Tumbling Championship in Bulgaria

She is what many would call a sparkplug of talent and knowledge, poised and waiting for just the right time to hit the big spotlight.

Meet Helen Dong, and at 14 years of age, is one of the youngest high school students in the Peel District School Board. This bundle of energy, enthusiasm and intelligence is excelling in academics as well as in a very competitive event in the world of sport.

A gymnast, with a craving for excellence in sport discipline of power tumbling, Dong offers up a combination of skills, experience and a thirst for excellence in gymnastics.

Watching her routine performance of twists, flips, handstands and spins, all in a span of seconds, can be breath taking and magical.

"I really enjoy (gymnastics) and I often thank my parents and coaches for the support they have given me," said Dong, who was born in Albany, N.Y., but came to Canada as an infant and is a duo-citizen.

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It's time to elect student trustees for the 2018-19 school year!

​Being a student trustee for the Peel District School Board is a great opportunity for secondary students. As a student trustee, you represent the voice of students in decisions about education in Peel, and help keep students informed about important decisions that affect them. For the 2018-19 school year, the Peel board will select two student trustees – one representing schools NORTH of Highway 401 and one representing schools SOUTH of Highway 401. Learn more about how to apply and important dates: www.peelschools.org/studenttrustees 

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2018-2019 Course Selection

Course Selection is open from 11:00a.m. February 5-23 for Grade 11 students and from February 7-23 for all Woodlands Secondary Students. It is important that these timelines are followed. Grade 12 non-returning students should also log in and indicate "not returning" and complete the Exit Survey.

 

For more information, click here.

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Prevent the flu. It's in your hands.

​Hand washing is the most important way to prevent the spread of infection. Always wash your hands with soap and water when they are dirty.

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Volunteer Criminal Record Checks to cost $33 as of January 1, 2018

​Peel Regional Police have advised us that, as of January 1, 2018, Criminal Record Checks – Vulnerable Sector Check for adults, including those for volunteers, will cost $33; students and seniors will remain at the current cost of $25.  Processing of CRCs for volunteers is free until the end of December 2017, with Form A provided by the school.

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