Panther Peek @ the Week

Week of 21/12/2020

PRPS Happy Holidays 2020

Happy Holidays Perth Road Panthers!

Dear Perth Road families,


As we prepare for the winter break and this holiday season, I want to thank you for supporting your child’s learning and keeping our school safe. Through your care and support, along with the diligent work of our staff and the commitment of our students, we have been able to navigate these challenging times because of all our collective efforts. Thank you!


This holiday season is going to feel very different for each of us this year, as we continue to take care of others and our own health through the pandemic. While the news of the vaccine is encouraging, we need to continue to follow the the advice of our local public health authority. I hope that this holiday, you and your family enjoy the outdoors, do virtual “visits” or start new traditions as we adapt to lessen the impact of COVID-19. Whatever you choose to do as a family, please stay safe, keep well, and may each of you find joy this holiday season.


Best wishes and happy holidays to our students and our PRPS Panther families!


Cheers, Ali


Allison Croth

Principal

Perth Road PS

Calendar

This Week

December 21st~ Yule/Winter Solstice

December 25th~ Christmas

December 26th~ the beginning of Kwanzaa


UPCOMING EVENTS

January 1st, 2021~ Happy New Year!

January 4th, 2021~ First Day of School in 2021

Message from Parent Council:

As we head into the holidays we would like to take a moment to thank our community for once again showing such generous support of our school! In a very short period of time, we were able to pull off 2 fantastic fundraisers while supporting 2 local businesses! Can it get any better?


Well yes, actually it can! This year has been like no other….and we have all felt it in many different ways. Melanie and I are so grateful to share that because of you, we were able to help 12 of our PRPS families by providing them with some support for meals and gifts for the holidays. It truly makes what we are all doing together so worth it!



In the new year, you can look forward to more great opportunities to make a difference with our school and our community. We are very excited for our fundraisers that are still in the works.

We would like to wish all of you a very happy, safe and healthy holiday!


We will connect again in 2021!


Cheers!


Melanie and Sheila

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Local Food Bank for Donations

This school year has been unlike any other. Our Jingle Bell Run Event, when we would typically collect non perishable food items, did not happen this year. Although the school is not collecting food this year, the need in our community is still great. Please consider donating to the South Frontenac Community Services Food Bank this year instead. Information about this local food bank is below.


The South Frontenac Community Services Food Bank is available to anyone in South Frontenac and rural Kingston (north of Hwy. 401) who needs help. Clients may access the Food Bank once a month for a hamper with 5-7 days worth of perishable and non-perishable food items. The delivery fee is $10.

Guidelines

  • Currently, food hampers are available for pick-up on:

    • Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - call the office before 4:00 pm on Monday to pick up a hamper on Wednesday.

    • Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. - call the office before 4:00 pm on Wednesday to pick up a hamper on Friday.

  • Deliveries are available if required. A delivery fee may apply.

  • When placing your order, be sure to mention any special dietary needs.


Food Items as available:

  • Fresh seasonal produce from our community garden.

  • Perishables such as: vegetables, fruit, milk, bread, eggs, meat and protein products.

  • Family staples such as peanut butter, cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, soup and healthy school snacks.

  • Diapers, formula and baby food available upon request.

  • Personal hygiene/toiletries, pet food, upon request and availability.


Donations

Donations of food or cash are always appreciated. Items most in need include: children's snacks, peanut butter, canned meats and fish, pork and beans, pasta sauce, canned stew and chili, soda crackers, mac and cheese, and juice. Monetary donations for perishable items such as milk, fruit and vegetables are always appreciated. soap, shampoo are always welcome. Hygiene items such as soap, shampoo, diapers and baby wipes are also appreciated.

Southern Frontenac Community Services has a goal to reduce hunger and break the cycle of poverty through education and offering nutritious food to our food bank clients. For more information about how to make a donation please contact Ellen Mortfield, Family Services Coordinator at 613-376-6477 ext. 203. Thank you for all of your community support.

Ontario Government Support for Learners

Ontario families with young children aged 12 and younger will be able to receive a one-time payment of $200 per child, and $250 for a child 21 or younger with special needs. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2021. Click on the link below for more information.

Google Classrooms

Google Classrooms are being used by all PRPS teachers this school year in order to share important information with students and families. These virtual classrooms will be used should we experience a class or school closure. Please see the video below for helpful tips on how to access your child's google classroom. Please contact your child's teacher if you are having challenges connecting.
Parents Guide to Google Classroom in 2020

Perth Road Panthers Spirit Wear! Dont' forget to get yours:)

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At PRPS we are committed to working together with all partners