LINDSAY, ON – Thirteen Trillium Lakelands District School Board schools will receive Parents Reaching Out (PRO) grants from the Ministry of Education. $11,765 will be used by these schools to implement projects and initiatives designed to help them become better with engaging and involving parents.

“It is widely understood that parent involvement is a key component of a child’s success in school,” states Director of Education, Larry Hope. “These grants help us to provide opportunities for parents to become involved in their child’s education at school and at home.”

Parents Reaching Out (PRO) grants are available to school councils across Ontario. School councils work with their school principal in the spring of each year to apply for funding. This year the Ministry of Education received 2110 applications from schools across Ontario.

“We are pleased with this funding opportunity for our local school councils to engage with parents and students,” says Chair of the Board, Karen Round, “Each school community is unique and this funding allows schools to find ways to overcome barriers to parent engagement.”

School Name

Title of Project

Amount Recommended

Archie Stouffer ES Parent / Caring Adult and Student Healthy Active Fun

$1000

Dunsford District ES Cyberbullying

$775

Fenelon Falls SS Healthy Family Lifestyle

$1000

Gravenhurst PS Authentic Recipes

$840

Huntsville PS A Mental Health Moment

$1000

KP Manson PS Manipulating Math

$1000

Langton PS Healthy Families – Happy Families

$1000

Leslie Frost PS Growing and Learning Together

$725

Parkview PS Enhanced Parent / Caregiver Resource Library

$1000

Pine Glen PS Parent Presentations

$1000

Rolling Hills PS Reaching Out

$850

Scott Young PS Grade 5 Orientation

$575

Stuart W Baker ES Empowering Communities with Knowledge – Building Capacity and Inclusion

$1000

Total

13

$11,765

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