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We are very proud of the staff team that we have here. We pride ourselves on academic excellence and student well being to make our school a positive learning community. We are always open to suggestions or positive praise, if you have a comment or concern please contact us.
To keep our students, staff and daycare safe, please note that we are a scent sensitive school and peanut aware school. Continue to visit our website for all of our Hawkins happenings! #DrMSHawkinsPS #KPRisAwesome
Mailing Address: 59 Ballantine St
Cobourg ON K9A 5G8
2018 COATS FOR KIDS
INFORMATION FOR PARENT NEWSLETTER
season for Coats For Kids is getting started.
past years we are hoping you will support this program by providing the
following information in your September/October parent newsletters. We want to
continue to make sure every kid in school stays warm during our cold months.
of kids winter coats in ‘good
condition’ (zippers working, no tears on the outside or lining of the
coat) are needed as well as boots and other winter apparel. You can drop them
off from Monday, September 24th
to Friday, October 5th at the following locations or call
our office and we will have them picked up. For every Kids Coat donated
the donor will receive a coupon for Tim Horton’s on William Street in Cobourg.
Canadian Tire Associate Store 1125 Elgin St. W. Cobourg M-S 9am-5pm
The Salvation Army Citadel,
59 Ballantine Street in Cobourg Monday to Friday from 9:00a.m. - 3:30p.m.
The Salvation Army C&FS 66 Swayne Street, Cobourg Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Community Care Northumberland 1005 Elgin St. W.Cobourg
M-F 8:30am-4:00pm; Glen Rd. Port Hope M-F 8:30am-4:00pm
Northumberland United Way 62
Swayne Street M-F 8:30am4:30pm
We Fix U Cobourg 727
William St. Cobourg M-F 8am - 5pm; 125 Toronto Rd.
Hope M-T 10am – 5pm.
Beebe's Boot Shop Ltd. 33
King St. W Cobourg M-F 10am-7pm; S 9am-6pm
Baker Cleaners at
their new location on 12 Elgin Street Cobourg Sat. only 9am-4pm
The Salvation Army CFS
Office 100 Peter Street Upper Level Port Hope Monday
& Friday 9:00am to 12pm.
Port Hope Community Health Centre 99 Toronto Rd. Port Hope Mon. Tues. Fri. 8:30am-5pm;
If you haven't already, please sign up for School Cash Online. It's an easy and more convenient way to pay for school events. You can click the following link to register. https://kprdsb.schoolcashonline.com
In the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, we are committed to helping all of our students experience success. To support this goal, we will be conducting our first ever Every Student Matters Census in February 2019, to better understand the needs of our students and school communities. The data collected will provide the school system, families, and the community, with valuable information to improve our programs and services for the benefit of all students. All information on individual students will remain confidential.
We invite members of our school communities to learn more about the census project, and ask questions, at Community Information Sessions happening in various regions of the school board. All sessions will take place from 6:30-7:30 pm and all are welcome.
Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario (STSCO)
Winter Newsletter - November, 2018
Dear Families, Parents and Guardians:
The winter season will soon be here and it is very important that everyone using the school busing system is familiar with STSCO’s winter weather procedures.
On winter morning, inclement weather and poor road conditions may lead to the delay or cancellation of school transportation services. On such days, bus delay and cancellation information will be posted on thewww.stsco.ca website, our primary means of communicating about busing. Local radio stations and media outlets will also be provided this information to broadcast.
As a parent or guardian, it is recommended that you use the attached “Inclement Weather Days” reference sheet and that you keep it in a prominent place for quick use on inclement weather days.
Also, keep in mind that you should:
know your child’s school bus route number and the name of the company operating it;
listen to your favourite local radio station for cancellation updates;
visit the stsco.ca website in the morning for delays or cancellations; or
access the stsco.ca website and choose to receive delay and cancellation information by:
voluntarily providing your email address for direct email notices from STSCO;
signing up for the STSCO RSS feed; or
signing on to receive STSCO’s posts on Facebook or Tweets via Twitter.
Other reminders include:
If a bus is cancelled in the morning, it will also be cancelled in the afternoon.
Make sure that your child is at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to the scheduled bus arrival time in the morning. If you meet your child in the afternoon, make sure you are at the stop 10 minutes before bus arrival.
Review busing procedures with your child so they will know what to do if their bus is late or cancelled.
If you need to confirm your child’s route number, you can visit the www.stsco.ca website and click on the “PARENT LOGIN” link and follow the onscreen instructions. You will need your child’s 9-digit OEN student number, located beside their name on their report card, as well as their birth date. For those who may not be aware of their child’s OEN student number, contact your school to get the information. Once logged in, you may provide your email address to be directly emailed when your child’s bus route is delayed or cancelled.
On inclement weather days, schools are very busy and rather than calling the school to see if a bus route is cancelled, you should visit the STSCO website or listen to your favourite, local radio station.
In keeping the above information in mind, everyone will be better prepared to deal with winter.
Joel Sloggett, C.A.O.
Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario (STSCO)
Grade 8 Information Night at Port Hope High School
Current Grade 8 Students can attend the Grade 8 Parent/Guardian and Student Information Night on Thursday, January 17th to find out more about the variety of programs offered at Port Hope High School. Please join us at 6:30 p.m. in our Library. Light refreshments will be available! Please click the link below to see a video about Port Hope High School!
Phone Number, Web Address, Phone App Coming for Reporting Absences
KPR, student safety is our highest priority, and we thank families for adopting
the automated safe arrival system to help ensure students arrive safely at
school each day.
this September, we will be introducing a new automated Student Absence
Reporting System. Therefore, you will need to create a NEW account to
report your children’s absences online.
will receive an email in August with instructions on how to create your new
account and download the mobile app. You also will receive a magnet in
September with the new Student Absence Reporting System details.
Unfortunately, since ownership of the reporting software has changed, we cannot
simply transfer your child’s information to the new system.
Many parents and guardians have been wondering what effect the legalization of marijuana will have on KPR schools. In short, KPR schools will treat cannabis in much the same way they treat alcohol: students of any age will not be allowed to use marijuana at schools, on school buses or field trips.
Once the new federal law comes into effect this October 17:
non-medical marijuana use will be legal only for those age 19 and older
any student, at any age, could be suspended for possessing or being under the influence of cannabis at school
any student who shares marijuana with others younger than 19 could be expelled from school
it will be illegal for adults to use cannabis on, or within 20 metres of, school grounds
it will be illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis, and drivers age 21 or under will not be allowed to have any cannabis in their system.
If you have any questions about cannabis at school, please speak with your principal or vice-principal. Further information on the new law is available at Ontario.ca/cannabis. Information on how to talk to your child about cannabis can be found at Cannabis Information – CAMH.
KPR wishes everyone a happy holiday. We hope that this time allows for some much needed rest for students, staff, parents and guardians, and allows families opportunities to celebrate together.
While the holidays can be joyous, they can also be difficult for some. We wanted to provide families with some resources you may find useful over the holiday season. Our mission is that all students remain safe, and this includes their mental and physical well-being.
Mental health is a state of well-being; it is relevant to all of us. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, in any given year, one in five people in Canada experiences a mental health crisis or illness. It is important to us that we remind everyone to use resources that are accessible to all. These include:
the Be Safe App, a free mobile app that aims to help young adults make healthy decisions during a crisis; it can be downloaded onto cell phones from https://besafeapp.ca/
Kids Help Phone, also available 24/7, at 1-800-668-6868 or text “CONNECT” to 686868
Four County Crisis line, available 24/7 for Northumberland and Peterborough County residents at 1-866-995-9933
Durham Mobile Crisis Services, available 24/7 for anyone experiencing a crisis, at 905-666-0483 or 1-800-742-1890
Connex Ontario Mental Health Helpline, provides information about mental health services in Ontario 24/7, at 1-866-531-2600 or www.connexontario.ca
Ontario 211, a free helpline that connects people to community and social services in your area, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 2-1-1.
Your family also has access to your closest hospital, as well as to regional supports serving specific areas of KPR.
Let's keep our mental health and the mental health of those we love and care about in the forefront. We encourage you to use community support services if you ever find yourself or someone near and dear to you struggling and in need of assistance.
Once again, we wish everyone season’s greetings, a Merry Christmas, and safe holidays.
New Kindergarten families are invited to attend one of our five, free upcoming regional Kindergarten Information Sessions. Current Kindergarten families are also welcome to attend. Parents and caregivers will learn about the Kindergarten Program and the new provincial Kindergarten report card. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with community agencies and partners that serve families, and together, we will provide strategies to help prepare your child for Kindergarten and support your child at home.
Starting high school in September? We invite current Grade 8 students, parents and guardians to join us at Grade 8 information nights to learn about the variety of programs available to help learners meet with success.
Several schools have already held their open houses; parents can contact those schools directly for program and registration information. Contact information is available in the Find A School section of www.kprschools.ca
The following open houses are coming up:
Bowmanville High School, Bowmanville – January 16, 6 p.m. Kenner Collegiate Vocational Institute, Peterborough – January 16, 7 p.m. Clarington Central Secondary School, Bowmanville – January 17, 6 p.m. Courtice Secondary School, Courtice – January 17, 6:30 pm. Port Hope High School, Port Hope – January 17, 6:30 p.m.