Welcome message from Chairperson & Director

Fri, Sep 9, 2016 12:51 PM 
     September 9, 2016 Dear Parents and Guardians: Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! It has been a pleasure seeing all those excited, eager faces at our schools over the past week. We welcome everyone to the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPR ... 

Minds Matter @ KPR: Early warning signs of mental health issues

Wed, Apr 27, 2016 4:39 PM 
     Minds Matter @ KPR: Early warning signs of mental health issues Research shows one in five children and youth experience mental health issues at some point. Mental health issues can seriously impair a child’s ability to be successful at school and to ... 

Bullying & conflict - May 2016

Wed, Apr 27, 2016 4:33 PM 
     May 2016 Information for parents: Bullying and Conflict [Image:27042016_43216_0.png] [Image:27042016_43216_1.png] Conflict is…a disagreement, AN ANGRY ARGUMENT In day-to day-life, we use the word “argument” to mean a verbal disagreeme ... 

Minds Matter @ KPR: Tips for Staying Mentally Healthy

Mon, Mar 21, 2016 12:03 PM 
     April 2016 Minds Matter @ KPR: Tips for Staying Mentally Healthy Safeguarding your mental health is as important as staying physically healthy. We all should practice good mental health, and teach our children and teens how to do so. They watch what ... 

Bullying and conflict - April 2016 article

Mon, Mar 21, 2016 11:54 AM 
     April 2016 Information for parents: Bullying and Conflict [Image:21032016_115341_0.png] [Image:21032016_115341_1.png] Conflict is…A DISAGREEMENT People disagree with each other regularly. They may have differences of opinion, thoughts, f ... 

Bullying and conflict - March 2016 article

Fri, Feb 26, 2016 12:48 PM 
     Information for parents: Bullying and Conflict [Image:26022016_124749_0.png] [Image:26022016_124749_1.png] A bully is a person who…hurts people again and again on purpose AND PUTS THEM DOWN. According to the Ministry of Education, bullies h ... 

Minds Matter @KPR: Building resilience

Fri, Feb 26, 2016 11:34 AM 
     Minds Matter @ KPR: Tips for Building Resilience Parents and guardians can help their children become more resilient and better able to deal with the stresses of everyday life. But what is resilience? It includes the ability to: deal effectively with ... 

Free webinar on preparing kids for Kindergarten

Wed, Feb 24, 2016 1:18 PM 
     Free parent webinar Do you know any families whose children will be starting school for the first time this September? Please let them know about KPR’s free Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten webinar, Wednesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Visit kprschools.ca ... 

Minds Matter @ KPR: Mental health resources for children & teens

Tue, Feb 16, 2016 4:27 PM 
     Looking for resources that children and teens can use to support their own mental health? Here are some great sources of free information and advice. Kids Help Phone - 1-800-668-6868 or online at [ http://www.kidshelpphone.ca ]www.kidshelpphone.ca ... 

Earth Hour 2016

Tue, Feb 16, 2016 4:18 PM 
     Earth Hour March 19 It’s back! KPR encourages families to participate in Earth Hour once again on Saturday, March 19, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Participation is easy; just turn off your lights and electronics for the hour. Then, once Earth Hour is over, re ... 

Bullying & Conflict - February 2016 article

Tue, Feb 16, 2016 4:16 PM 
     A bully is someone who…hurts people again and again ON PURPOSE Not only are bullies persistent, but they intend to cause hurt of some kind by their actions. The Ministry of Education’s definition of bullying points out clearly that the bully either ... 

Live streaming of Board meetings

Wed, Feb 10, 2016 4:00 PM 
     KPR is introducing live streaming of its Board meetings, so that anyone who is interested can “attend” meetings online and stay up to date with trustee discussions and decisions. The first live-streamed meeting will be Thursday, February 25’s regula ... 

2016-17 school year calendar

Fri, Jan 29, 2016 1:08 PM 
     2016-17 school year calendar Trustees have approved the 2016-17 school year calendar, for submission to the Ministry of Education. The calendar for next year includes the following important dates: First Day of Classes – Tuesday, September 6, 2016 PA ... 

Additional PA Day this spring

Tue, Jan 26, 2016 10:17 AM 
     Like all school boards across Ontario, KPR has added a PA Day to the current school year. The additional day is required by the settlements negotiated last fall by the provincial government and teachers’ federations. Friday, March 11, 2016 – the Fri ... 

Minds Matter @KPR - Talking with your child or teen about mental health

Tue, Jan 26, 2016 10:09 AM 
     Minds Matter @ KPR: Talking With Your Child or Teen About Mental Health Routinely spending time with your children and teens, talking openly with them, listening to them and encouraging them provides much of the emotional support they need. There m ... 

Bullying & conflict - January 2016 article

Tue, Jan 26, 2016 10:00 AM 
     A bully is someone who…hurts people AGAIN AND AGAIN When someone behaves aggressively towards another person and this behaviour continues over time, it is bullying. Bullies are persistent. They learn to use power and aggression to hurt or control oth ... 

Minds Matter @KPR - Good sources of mental health info

Mon, Nov 30, 2015 10:29 AM 
     Minds Matter @ KPR: Good sources of mental health info for parents & guardians There was a time when mental health was rarely discussed in society. Fortunately, thanks to ongoing efforts to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and the will ... 

Bullying & conflict - December 2015 article

Thu, Nov 26, 2015 3:55 PM 
     December 2015 Information for parents & guardians: Bullying and Conflict [Image:26112015_35424_0.png] [Image:26112015_35424_1.png] A bully is someone who…HURTS PEOPLE Hurting another person can take many forms. The Ministry of Education ... 

Wanted: your input on 2016-17 school year calendar

Thu, Nov 19, 2015 1:22 PM 
     2016-17 school year calendar survey KPR is seeking students’, parents’, guardians’, staff and community members’ preferences for two possible school year calendar options for 2016-17. The options, and an online survey, are posted on our home page ... 

Supporting Children & Teens after a Tragic Event

Mon, Nov 16, 2015 9:45 AM 
      Supporting Children and Teens Following a Tragic Event – Tips for Parents and Educators When a tragic event or natural disaster happens, children and teens may feel confused, sad, angry, frightened or worried. It is important for adults to remain calm, ... 

Bullying & conflict

Tue, Nov 10, 2015 2:22 PM 
     Information for parents: Bullying and Conflict In honour of provincial Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week November 15-21, KPR schools are launching a new series of posters to discuss what bullying looks like, and to remind students that bullying is nev ... 

Free mental health presentation online

Thu, Nov 5, 2015 9:59 AM 
     Parents, guardians and staff across KPR are invited to attend a free presentation on youth mental health and well-being, either online or in person, November 24. Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Children’s Mental Health an ... 

Minds Matter @ KPR: Teaching students about mental health

Mon, Nov 2, 2015 9:49 AM 
     Minds Matter @ KPR: Teaching students about mental health All of us have mental health as part of our overall well-being. Just as they need to learn about physical health, children and teens need to understand their mental health and how to take care of ... 

Labour Negotiations Update - September 21, 2015

Mon, Sep 21, 2015 3:45 PM 
     Dear Parents/Guardians of KPR Elementary Students: We thought it would be valuable and timely to share this brief note updating our parents on the status of the provincial labour situation, specifically with respect to our elementary teachers. The Elemen ... 

2015-16 school year calendar

Wed, Jun 24, 2015 11:44 AM 
     Wondering about important dates for the next school year? Here they are: Classes begin for students – Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Winter Break – Monday, December 21, 2015, to Friday, January 1, 2016, with students returning to school Monday, Januar ... 

Promoting Student Wellbeing

Mon, Jan 12, 2015 2:12 PM 
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@kprdsb on Twitter

Wed, Mar 5, 2014 11:22 AM 
     Interested in getting immediate, ongoing updates on latest news at the KPR school board? Check us out on Twitter @kprdsb ...