Panther Peek @ the Week

Week of 11/05/2020

Pictures from our Virtual Running/Walking Club~ it's not too late to join!

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Learning at Home: We are in this together!

Throughout the extended COVID-19 school closure, ensuring our staff, students and families remain connected to their school community is important.

Learning from home looks and feels very different for everyone right now. As we are about to enter our second month of remote learning, we want to check in with you, see how things are going, and ask how we might strengthen and further support your experience.

We have designed a short, anonymous, and voluntary survey for families and students in Grades 4 to 12. This survey will take no more than 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Because the survey is anonymous, no single person will be identified. Reports might include any comments you choose to provide. Your feedback will be shared with school board staff who will use the results to help us understand ongoing needs in our district and inform any next steps.


A link to the survey was sent to all families through School Messenger. The survey is open from May 8 to May 14, 2020.


We know that working remotely is not business as usual but we are encouraged by the ongoing efforts of our school communities – students, families and staff – to stay engaged and focused as best they can during these extraordinary times.


I hope you will take the time to share your experience with us.



Take care~ Ali


Allison Croth

Principal

Perth Road PS

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You may have heard about the COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub that’s the result of a partnership between School Mental Health Ontario, Jack.org and Kids Help Phone. It’s designed to provide Canada’s youth with easy-to-access education, tools, support and the reliable information they need, all in one place.
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There are a number of virtual workshops for caregivers and youth beginning at Maltby Centre.



A Parent/Caregiver’s Guide to Surviving COVID-19

https://maltbycentre.ca/news/a-parent-caregivers-guide-to-surviving-covid-19/


Parenting Your Anxious Child Virtual Group

https://maltbycentre.ca/news/parenting-your-anxious-child-virtual-group/


Building Connections Youth Groups

https://maltbycentre.ca/news/introducing-building-connections-youth-groups/

Mental Health: Online Resources

Kids Help Phone – Children and youth can contact Kids Help Phone 24/7 from anywhere in Canada, via phone, text or online chat.

Anxiety Canada - free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety, including resources specific to COVD-19.

Big White Wall – A free, anonymous online community, monitored 24/7 by trained professionals. Not intended for individuals in an emergency.

Bounce Back – A free online or telephone skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress, or worry.

Moodgym – An online self-help program designed to help users prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.


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Math Challenge!

Submit your answers to your teacher in your Google Classroom or send them to Mrs. Croth directly. Colour house points will be awarded:)

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PRPS Virtual Running/Walking Club

Students, families, and staff~ join the PRPS Virtual Running/Walking Club Google Classroom (class code is posted in your child's Google Classroom). Track your kilometres and help us reach our goal of collectively getting from Halifax to Vancouver by the end of the school year!


We had a fantastic WEEK #1!



28 People participated


Total kms... 355.14km



Anyone can join in!


Keep it up Panthers~ stay healthy~ stay safe!

Google Read & Write~ great add-on to support students with online learning

For students struggling with the increased amount of reading required in our Google Classrooms, here is something that might help. Google Read & Write is a speech to text app that you can download in Google Chrome.

Link to the product:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/readwrite-for-google-chro/inoeonmfapjbbkmdafoankkfajkcphgd/related

A video where I explain how to install it:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nCjSuSxNOdittTtpIi4hES1cwVjisLrh/view

Here’s a great video for students to show them how to use it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ5N1BQc0bc


Please reach out at hendricksc@limestone.on.ca if you need support.

PRPS Panthers ROCK!

Hello PRPS Families! Thank you to those families that were able to paint rock for our PRPS garden. We have heard that there are still families that would like to participate so let's keep this going! If you would like to participate drop your rock or rocks off at the front doors of the school on Friday's over the next few weeks. They will be picked up and weatherproofed before being placed in the garden.


A few notes:

***Make sure you use acrylic paint (the ones from Dollarama are great!)

For outlines, or words, you can use paint pens! They are available at Michael's. DON'T USE SHARPIES, THEY WILL RUN WHEN COVERED IN THE SEALER!

***Make sure you write your name, on the rock and (if you'd like) the "Learn at Home" acronym which is L@H 2020.


Take a pic and send it to Mrs. Croth to be shared in the Peek at the Week if you'd like!

Remember PRPS ROCKS!!

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Financial Support for Families from the Ontario Government

While schools and child care centres are closed, parents can apply for direct funding to offset the cost of buying materials to support their children’s learning, while they practice self-isolation and physical distancing.

Eligible parents will receive a one-time per child payment of:

  • $200 for children aged 0 to 12
  • $250 for children or youth aged 0 to 21 with special needs

This funding can help parents with the costs of work books, educational apps, educational subscription services, movies and other tools to support learning at home.

Parents refers to parents, guardians, and caregivers.


Link to Ontario Government website

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Please click on the links for read helpful tips & information regarding Online Video Conferencing

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Food Sharing Program offers Contactless Delivery

The Food Sharing Project is working to transition its operations to support the students who would normally access school Student Nutrition Programs, now that they are at home due to

COVID19. They are implementing several strategies including providing financial support or food directly to community food providing agencies (e.g., food banks, Salvation Army) which are already distributing to families and providing grocery store gift cards and food boxes which would be packed and delivered to families by Food Sharing Project staff/volunteers. If you find your family in need of this kind of support, please email me directly crotha@limestone.on.ca , so we can make arrangements. Information about additional community supports for Emergency Food and Meals can be found at The Food Sharing Project fsp@kingston.net www.foodsharingproject.org at https://www.cityofkingston.ca/resident/covid-19


or from the agencies listed below:

Partners in Mission Food Bank, Kingston – 613-544-4534

Salvation Army Food Bank, Kingston – 613-548-4411

St. Vincent de Paul Emergency Food Pantry, Kingston – 613-766-8432

Salvation Army Food Bank, Napanee – 613-354-7633

South Frontenac Food Bank, Sydenham – 613-376-6477

North Frontenac Food Bank, Sharbot Lake – 613-532-8855


Families can access the Food Sharing program on a bi-weekly basis moving forward. The health and well-being of all of our Perth Road families is a priority.

Ministry of Education Learn at Home Resource for Families

The Ministry of Education made an announcement regarding learning supports for students during current school closure. The first phase of Learn at Home and Apprendre à la maison, a new online portal, will provide resources for families so students can continue learning while schools are closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Should closure be extended, Minister says additional online supports would be provided.

A Message to our Perth Road Panthers from The PRPS Staff
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At PRPS we are committed to working together with all partners

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Perth Road Panthers Spirit Wear