Parent Conference cancelled, other mental health resources available
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, this year’s Parent Conference, scheduled for October 17, is being cancelled.~ Both KPR and our Parent Involvement Committee, which sponsors the annual conference, are deeply disappointed that we will be unable to proceed with the 2015 mental health conference for parents and guardians.~ We wish to reassure our school community, however, that there is a wide variety of resources available to help parents and guardians in supporting their children’s and teens’ mental health.~ They include:
the wealth of practical information available on www.kprschools.ca, at the following links:
support available from community agencies and organizations, which are listed on the above KPR website links
resources available from Psychological Services and Social Work Services staff who serve KPR schools
local hospital emergency departments and crisis lines, including Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or at kidshelpphone.ca
Parents Reaching Out events focusing on mental health planned at many individual schools, thanks to provincial Parents Reaching Out grants announced for this year.
In addition, every school newsletter and website will carry a mental health-related article every month for the rest of the school year.~
We look forward to being able to resume the annual Parent Conference in future years.~ In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact your principal or vice-principal should you have any concerns regarding your child’s or teen’s mental health.
WELCOME TO THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR!
We are delighted to return to Lydia Trull for the upcoming school year. All students are already busy reconnecting with friends, practising new routines, and learning new academic material.
Numerous forms were distributed the first week of school. Please complete and return all forms asap. Agendas will be sold starting Monday September 14 and are $5 per agenda. The office is open Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 4:00 pm.
Parent Conference on Mental Health~~~~~
KPR invites all parents and guardians to join us at our free, annual Parent Conference, to learn more about children’s and teens’ mental health.
2015 KPR Parent Conference – Minds Matter @KPRDSB
Saturday, October 17
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
C.R. Gummow Public School, Cobourg
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Manion, Life’s Tough But So Are You:
Building Resilient Kids Who Can Bounce Back from Problems
Plus Choice of Workshops, Displays, Free Child Minding & Refreshments
Look for more information and on-line registration later in September at~ www.kprschools.ca .
YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION
Forums are being hosted throughout the region through the Durham Region Community Mobilization for Youth Suicide Prevention. Please see attached document for more information.
MEDICAL ALERT: We have several students with severely compromised immune systems attending Lydia Trull P.S. While they are well enough to attend school, it is important that they avoid contact with contagions. We would ask that you not send students to school demonstrating symptoms of illness such as fevers, vomiting, infections, etc. We want to make our school safe for ALL students. Thank you for your consideration.
Safe Arrival: If your student is late / absent, please inform the school @ 905-438-9648
Our school is NUT AWARE! Please refrain from sending your child to school with any nut products. Thank-you!
Newsletter: The September newsletter will be posted the second week of school.
Safety at School: When arriving at school in the morning, please have students proceed to their designated area to wait for the bell. When the weather is rainy, students may enter the building upon the double bell at 9a.m. and proceed to their classrooms. Parents are asked not to accompany students to classrooms/coat hooks. If you have a message for the teacher, please send a note in the agenda or leave a message with the office. Students who arrive after the bell at 9 a.m. must sign in at the office.Unless otherwise arranged with the office, at the end of the day all students will meet their parents/guardians/caregivers outside the building at their entrance/ exit doors.
No Dog Policy : Please be reminded that Board policy states dogs are not allowed on school property. We ask that all dog owners respect this policy as we have students who have severe allergies or are terrified of dogs, no matter the size. Thank you for your co-operation.
School Yard Supervision: The school yard is supervised each day beginning at 8:45 and ending at 3:30. For safety reasons, students are not to be dropped off before 8:45 and are to be picked up by 3:30 at the latest. Thank you for making sure your children are safe.
Kiss & Ride: Please be aware that the area at the front of the school adjacent to the parking lot is designated for Kiss and Ride. We ask that students exit the vehicule on the right side in order to avoid possible dangers from oncoming cars. In addition, we request that you honour the Kiss and Ride concept, entering and exiting this area in a timely fashion. If for any reason you need to come into the school, we ask that you park your vehicle in the lot and then make your way into the school. This will eliminate any congestion as this is a very busy area before and after school. We thank you for your cooperation and support in keeping our students safe.
Fragrances & Scents:In the interests of the well being of our school community, we are requesting that individuals refrain from using strongly scented products. Exposure to fragrances, cologne and scented hand or body lotions can cause allergic reactions, asthmatic symptoms and migraines, as well as general discomfort for certain individuals. In some cases, reactions can occur to even relatively mild scents, so we are asking for everyone to be aware and accommodate those that suffer from these sensitivities.
Thank you for your cooperation and we appreciate your support of our efforts to provide a healthy environment for our school.
Hot Lunch Forms: In the interest of efficiency and some confusion around orders, we cannot accept any late hot lunch forms. If they are late, they will be returned to you.
Magazine Subscriptions: School Council is happy to offer an Online Only Magazine Subscription Fundraiser this year, with all proceeds going towards student achievement. The fundraiser will be open for most of the school year, until May 2015, through www.qsp.ca~
Our School Code for the fundraiser~is: 3892403
Homework Help offers live, one-on-one tutoring Sundays to Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., as well as lessons, tips and resources that are available at any time.
Designated Lunch: Our designated lunch is the first Nutrition Break, from 11:00 am to 11:40 am. Students may depart the building with parental/guardian permission after signing out at the office, or remain at school to eat. ALL students will remain at school for the second Nutrition Break, from 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm. This is to ensure the safety of all students as attendance is taken upon arrival in the morning and after the first Nutrition Break. Please attend to this change in routine from previous years.
Click on the School Information link at the left to view our School Profile, Family Handbook and a message from our Principal and Vice Principal. All of our forms can be found under School Forms on the right side of this page.
Parent Conference cancelled, other mental health resources available
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, this year’s Parent Conference, scheduled for October 17, is being cancelled. Both KPR and our Parent Involvement Committee, which sponsors the annual conference, are deeply disappointed that we wi
Labour Negotiations Update - September 21, 2015
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
Happy new school year!
It’s always a pleasure to share the back-to-school excitement of opening week with our students. Whether you are new to KPR or are returning to us for another year, we’re happy to welcome your family to the KPR family! Read the letter of welcome from