Panther Peek @ the Week
Week of 21/06/2021
PRPS Staff and Students dress in rainbows and show their PRIDE!
The 2021 School Year Come to a Close at Perth Road PS
As this school year wraps up, I want to take one more opportunity to thank our Perth Road families and staff for their perseverance and commitment to our students and their learning. We have lived through extraordinary circumstances and now, as the vaccination levels increase, there is hope on the horizon. As educators, students and parents, we have often been told to make sure we are taking time to take care of ourselves. So now as the summer school break begins, I hope we all have some time to practice self-care; rest, relax, and reflect. I hope that you will all find ways to replenish and rejuvenate in the weeks to come.
As we look back, there were many challenges but there were also many opportunities for our students to shine. Students, families and staff once again rose to the challenge of remote learning and participated to the best of their abilities. As a school, our Perth Road Panthers continued to stay connected and to support and care for one another. Our physical and mental health became more of a priority and wellness a focus for us all. I firmly believe that it is the involvement, participation and dedication of all of our community members that contributed to Perth Road's success during the school closures this year.
I would like to take this opportunity to invite staff, students and families to watch the PRPS PRIDE slideshow this Thursday June 24th. The slideshow will be posted in your students' Google Classroom and can be watched at your leisure. This allows our staff and families to come to the school during their scheduled time, to pick up belongings, report cards and drop off devices and equipment and still be able to see photos from this school year.
At the end of June we will be saying goodbye to some wonderful staff.
Ms. Madison Vezina~ completed a long term occasional position in Grade 2 this year. She was a wonderful addition to our Perth Road PS team! We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
Ms. Jackie Martin~ a valued Educational Assistant, will also be leaving. We are always hopeful that our paths will cross again.
To our graduates, students and staff that are moving on to new schools- I hope you take some of our Perth Road PRIDE with you... it will serve you well!
Thank you to everyone, for all of your efforts this school year at Perth Road PS. I hope you are all able to find time to rest, relax and enjoy the summer months. Have a well deserved, safe and healthy summer holiday!
YEAR END BELONGING & REPORT CARD PICK UP
AFTERNOON OF WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23rd & THURSDAY JUNE 24TH, 2021
Plans have been organized for families to come to the school in order to pick-up belongings and report cards and drop off school IT devices and property (library books, equipment, etc.). This will also be an opportunity to say goodbye face-to-face before summer holidays begin.
Items to Pick Up:
- Report Cards
- Any items that students left in April
- Welcome to Kindergarten bags
- Have a look through the Lost and Found
- Read-a-lot and Grade 7-8 Literacy Kits
Items to Drop Off:
- Any technology that was borrowed for on-line learning (iPads, Chromebooks, Internet Hotspots)
- Any books or school materials that were borrowed during on-line learning
- Documentation required for new registrations
Year End Pick-Up Schedule
June 23rd, 2021
Grade ½- Dobiech
Grade 7- Robb
Grade 5- Depew
Grade ⅔- Rines
Grade 4- C.Aylesworth
Remaining belongings/ report cards and devices for these classes will be at the front door.
June 24th, 2021
Grade ¾- Andre
JK/SK A- M. Aylesworth/Hilliard
Grade 8- Martin
Grade 1- Lloyd
Grade 6- Graham
Grade 2- Vezina
Remaining belongings/ report cards and devices for these classes will be at the front door.
Teachers will bag up student belongings and meet families during the scheduled time outside their class’s designated door. We will do our best to accommodate families with children in other classes by gathering sibling’s belongings if requested once you arrive at the school. IT devices and other school items can be dropped off at the gym doors.
Please remember that COVID protocols must be followed. Ensure that you have completed the screening for symptoms before you arrive and if you are experiencing any symptoms then we can arrange another time for pick up and drop off. Please remain within 6 feet from others and a mask must be worn outside at ALL TIMES.
We are looking forward to seeing our Panther families soon,
The Perth Road Staff
June is PRIDE Month
Monday~ National Indigenous Peoples' Day
Tuesday~ Virtual Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony 6:30PM
Wednesday~ Belonging & Report Card pickup/Device & Equipment Drop off (see class schedule)
Thursday~ Belonging & Report Card pickup/Device & Equipment Drop off (see class schedule)Last day of School
Panther PRIDE End of School Year Slideshow (posted in Google Classrooms)
Friday~ PA Day
07/09~First Day of the 2021-2022 School year
PRPS Virtual Graduation Ceremony
Tuesday, June 22nd, 6:30pm
This is an online event.
Ministry Approves 2021-2022 School Year Calendar
The Ministry of Education has approved the Limestone District School Board’s 2021-2022 School Year Calendar.
The approved calendar allows for a traditional start for students following Labour Day. The first day of school for students will be Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Staff will begin the school year with a Professional Activity (PA) Day on Friday, September 3, 2021.
Every school year must include a minimum of 194 school days including seven PA Days and 187 instructional days. Each semester is equally divided into 97 days.
Our support staff are second to none~ thank you for all of your hard work this school year!
Our school would not be the same without the dedicated support, caring and hard work of the following individuals:
Heather Morris- Office Administrator
Brad Nichols- Head Caretaker
Russ Elmer- Night Custodian
Susanne Casement- Educational Assistant
Shannon Clancy- Educational Assistant
Julie Dier- Educational Assistant
Luc Labrie- Educational Assistant
Jackie Martin- Educational Assistant
Anna Grubb- Lunch/Yard Supervisor
Kaitlynn Hatcher- Lunch/Yard Supervisor
Cathy Lloyd- Lunch/Yard Supervisor
Michelle McShane- Lunch/Yard Supervisor
Chris Murphy- Orchid Support/Lunch/Yard Supervisor
Sandra Ratz-Orchid Support/Lunch/Yard Supervisor
Sara Wood- Orchid Support/Lunch/Yard Supervisor
Thank you for everything that you continued to do to keep our school clean, safe, organized, supervised and very well supported! We couldn't do it without you!
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.
Do you know a child entering Kindergarten next fall? Please share the video below to show them how much fun it is!
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 continues over the summer months. 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
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.