Panther Peek @ the Week
Week of 14/06/2021
The Final Two Weeks~
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.
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
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
PRPS Virtual Running/Walking Club
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!
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.
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 email@example.com , so we can make arrangements. Information about additional community supports for Emergency Food and Meals can be found at The Food Sharing Project firstname.lastname@example.org 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.