Panther Peek @ the Week

Week of 14/06/2021

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The Final Two Weeks~

Firstly, I would like to congratulation all of our Panthers and their families for their incredible perseverance and dedication during this most recent period of at home learning. It is hard to believe that there are only 2 weeks left in this school year! I want to take a minute to remind families that the learning continues over the next two weeks and encourage our students to continue their active participation in their online or remote learning for the duration of the school year. We are almost there folks!


This week we will celebrate our Grade 8 students with personal graduation presentations outside at the school. Although we had all hoped to be able to acknowledge this accomplishment in a more traditional way, we are going to make sure that each of our Graduates has the opportunity to be celebrated! Our virtual Graduation Ceremony will be posted for families to watch and enjoy together.


As the year come to a close, there are a few housekeeping items to take care of. We are currently in the planning phase for the collection of any student belongings that were inadvertently left behind before the Spring Break. We will also be coordinating a Technology Device Return and an opportunity for students to collect their report card from their teacher. Information will be emailed to families later this week.


Finally, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge our wonderful Perth Road Parent Council. Parent Council has worked hard this year to support the needs of our school virtually. In addition to providing each classroom with funds for special activities and resources, they also allocated money to outdoor play equipment and are once again contributing to the purchase of the graduation lawn signs for our students. Parent Council also provided funding for the purchase of 10 new Chromebooks this year. Once businesses open up, our paved areas around the school will be decorated with games and pavement art to make our outdoors more beautiful and fun for our students. Parent Council continues to support our families in need through their holiday gift cards and are generous donators on our behalf to the Food Sharing program. Finally, they continue to raise money to pay for the new play structure that was installed a couple of years ago! We are very fortunate to have an active and collaborative Parent Council~ thank you for all that you have done this year!

COVID-19 vaccination clinics for youth

Youth aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination in Ontario. To ensure eligible youth have access to vaccines as soon as possible, KFL&A Public Health will be offering special youth vaccination clinics beginning the week of June 7 and continuing to June 28.

Vaccination clinics have been planned in different locations across the KFL&A region to ensure they reach eligible youth and their families and to provide clinic appointments at locations that are closest to them geographically, to increase access. KFL&A Public Health is accessing its existing mass immunization clinics in Kingston and Napanee. These clinics will be open to all eligible youth attending schools in Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington counties and their families. The province has also just released the Kids Health First website, created by experts from the Children’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Table, to share information on the COVID vaccine for youth.

For more information please visit the Limestone DSB website or KFL&A Public Health vaccination link.

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Calendar

This Week

June is PRIDE Month

07/06-28/06~youth vaccination clinics (see information article)

Wednesday~ Individual Grade 8 Graduation Presentations 3-7PM

Thursday~ Rainbow SPIRIT Day

Individual Grade 8 Graduation Presentations 3-7PM


UPCOMING EVENTS

21/06~ National Indigenous Peoples' Day

22/06~ Virtual Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony 6:30PM

23/06~ Report Cards go home

24/06~ Last day of School

Panther PRIDE End of School Year Virtual Assembly

25/06~ PA Day

LDSB Kindergarten Teams Welcome Video
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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 are currently in Alberta!!! Help us get to Vancouver by in the next two weeks!


Check out the morning announcements posted in Google Classrooms to find out how far we have traveled!


Anyone can join in!


Keep it up Panthers~ stay healthy~ stay safe!

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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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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.

At PRPS we are committed to working together with all partners

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