Panther Peek @ the Week
Week of 11/05/2020
Pictures from our Virtual Running/Walking Club~ it's not too late to join!
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
Perth Road PS
A Parent/Caregiver’s Guide to Surviving COVID-19
Parenting Your Anxious Child Virtual Group
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.
Submit your answers to your teacher in your Google Classroom or send them to Mrs. Croth directly. Colour house points will be awarded:)
PRPS Virtual Running/Walking Club
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:
A video where I explain how to install it:
Here’s a great video for students to show them how to use it:
Please reach out at email@example.com 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!!
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
Please click on the links for read helpful tips & information regarding Online Video Conferencing
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , so we can make arrangements. Information about additional community supports for Emergency Food and Meals can be found at The Food Sharing Project email@example.com 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.