LINDSAY, ON – Twenty-three schools in Trillium Lakelands District School Board will be receiving funding from the Ministry of Education to enhance or initiate parent engagement projects. The Parents Reaching Out (PRO) grants range from $750 to a maximum of $1,000 for submissions that demonstrated a strong and direct link between parents and their child’s education. Almost all schools received full funding for their applications.

“The importance of parent engagement and the impact on a child’s success in school cannot be emphasized enough,” stated Director of Education, Larry Hope, “These approved projects will go a long way in helping our school councils offer wonderful opportunities to our parents.”

Schools from all areas of the school board – Muskoka, Haliburton, and Kawartha Lakes – are included in the list of successful applicants providing a total of $22,000 in funding.

“It is wonderful that so many of our schools have been successful with their grant applications,” said school board chair, Louise Clodd. “We have very strong commitment to parent engagement in our district and this funding will help our school councils to continue the great initiatives they put in place for parents to help their children.”

 

School Name Title of Project Amount Approved
Alexandra Public School Parent Workshops $1,000
Bobcaygeon Public School Family Fitness Night $1,000
Cardiff Elementary School Workshop for Parents:  Feed all Four Fest $1,000
Central Senior School Social Networking Safety/Drug Awareness $1,000
Fenelon Falls Secondary School Financial Literacy Event $1,000
Grandview Public School Family Math Event $850
Gravenhurst Public School Scientist in School $1,000
Huntsville High School Welcoming Parents $500
Huntsville Public School Family Swim Night $1,000
JD Hodgson Filling the Toolbox $1,000
Jack Callaghan Public School Parent Engagement Project $750
Lady Mackenzie Public School Family Math Night $1,000
Langton Public School Parent Engagement Symposium $1,000
Leslie Frost Public School Growing and Learning Together $1,000
Macaulay Public School Parent Engagement Project:  Feed all Four $1,000
Mariposa Elementary School Mental Health Awareness $1,000
Monck Public School Social Media, Your Child and the Law $1,000
Parkview Public School Supporting Families to Improve Student Success $1,000
Pine Glen Public School Pine Glen Town $1,000
Queen Victoria Public School Parent Engagement Project:  Feed all Four $1,000
Scott Young Public School Grade 4 Orientation $900
Stuart Baker Elementary Encouraging Communication with Parents $1,000
Woodville Elementary School Workshop for Parents:  WES Art & Vendor Show $1,000
Trillium Lakelands DSB Total 23 $22,000

 

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