Panther Peek @ the Week
Week of 26/04/2021
Earth Day~ April 22nd, 2021
PRPS Parent Council Spring Fundraiser!
Dear Panther families,
Parent Council is very excited to announce that we have chosen to be apart of the Plantables school fundraising program. With the weather warming up and many of you thinking about rolling up your sleeves and getting back into the garden, what better time to help the school!
Not only do Plantables let you grow the same high quality fruit and veggie plants used by farmers across the country, they deliver ready to plant plants to your front door exactly when you need them. That means you just have to bury them into the ground, give them some love and water and you will be enjoying them in no time!
If you or anyone you know is looking to fill their gardens, tell them to go to www.plantables.ca, at checkout enter our unique code PantherPride and the school gets 10% of the profit. Shipping is $13.99 unless you purchase 12 or more plants then its FREE shipping.
The fundraiser is running April 25th – May 10th, 2021.
Thank you for supporting our school!
Administrative Professional's Day~ April 21st, 2021
Kindergarten Registration Open Now
Perth Road PS would like to welcome new students to Kindergarten. This is an exciting time for both you and your student. Kindergarten is a wonderful experience and your student’s next phase on their journey of learning.
Kindergarten programs in Ontario offer a full day of learning for four- and five-year-olds. At Perth Road Public School, our Kindergarten program aims to nurture the whole child. In Kindergarten classrooms, a teacher and an early childhood educator work together as a team. This partnership helps to create a nurturing learning environment; giving every student the opportunity to learn in the way that is best suited to their individual strengths and needs.
Online registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. Register your student here http://bit.ly/LDSBregistration2021
Classroom Code located in the Morning Announcements Slides posted in students' Google Classrooms
Wednesday 6:30-8PM ~ Hope in Times on Uncertainty Virtual Presentation (see flyer below)
Friday~ PRPS SPIRIT DAY~ Bring SPRING!
03/05-09/05~ Mental Health Week
03/05~ PRPS Parent Council Meeting 6:30PM (virtual)
06/05~ Celebration of Dance
19/05~ Virtual Kindergarten Open House 6:30PM
24/05~ Victoria Day Holiday
Student Logins & Google Classrooms
Google Classrooms are being used by all PRPS teachers this school year during the period of remote learning. Below is some information that you might find helpful as we navigate through this period of remote learning.
LDSB Login & Password
It is important that students use their School Login and Password information in order to access their Google Classroom and Google Meet, for privacy and security reasons. Please connect with your child's classroom teacher if you are unsure of your child's LDSB login information or need support.
Using Google Applications on a Tablet
In order to be able to access the full functionality of the Google Suite applications in the Google Classroom we recommend that families download the apps for Google Slides, Google Docs and Google Meets to their tablet (iPad). These applications are frequently used by teachers and work in conjunction with the Google Classroom. If you have a school iPad, you are able to download these programs through the Meraki app on the device.
Additional Financial Support for Learners
The government is automatically providing this round of payments to parents who received Support for Learners payments, and they can expect money to begin flowing on April 26, 2021. Parents who did not apply for or receive the Support for Learners program can apply for the new funding starting May 3 with a deadline of May 17.
Supports for Families
Below are phone numbers and links to resources that support families.
Canada Emergency Benefit: 1-833-966-2099
This site has free mental health support for adults.
Wellness Together Canada www.ca.portal.gs
Virtual Doctor: www.seethedoctor.ca (covered by OHIP for Ontario families if they don’t have a physician or unable to connect with their own doctor).
I hope you find them helpful.
Supports for Families
Important Information for Families of Students with Disabilities
If your child has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, an Intellectual Disability or even a Learning Disability, we want to ensure that you have all of the resources that are available to you, including funding.
If your child has ASD, a good first step to getting connected to community supports and important information is Hayley Stolarchuk at Autism Ontario, East Region.
firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-472-7789 x 253
If your child has an Intellectual Disability or ASD, you will want to connect with Diane Stewart at Community Living Kingston as she is a valuable source of local supports as well.
If your child has a Learning Disability, they may not be entitled to all of these supports, but you should connect with Learning Disabilities Kingston to learn more.
If you are not already receiving ACSD (sometimes referred to as ODSP) funds, the Ontario Disability Tax Credit, or Special Services at Home funds, you should inquire about this as soon as possible. The people at the resources listed above can help you with all of these things. Or, there are some virtual information sessions taking place that you may wish to join. See below:
If you are concerned about a student’s mental health, please contact the school.
The Kids Help Phone, Black Youth Helpline, LGBT Youthline, Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres and School Mental Health Ontario resources can be shared with students and families to support mental health and well-being.
There are school boards resources available when students are in need of additional mental health support.
Kids Help Phone Supports Frontline workers As Well
Text FRONTLINE to 741741 to reach a Crisis Responder.
Perth Road Panthers Spirit Wear! Dont' forget to get yours:)
At PRPS we are committed to working together with all partners
Local Food Bank for Donations
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.
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 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.