LINDSAY, ON – Fourteen schools in Trillium Lakelands District School Board will be receiving funding from the Ministry of Education to enhance or initiate parent engagement projects. Schools could receive up to $1000 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.

“We know that there is a strong relationship between parent engagement and how successful a child is in school,” stated Director of Education, Larry Hope, “Many of these projects offer opportunities for parents to be engaged with their child both at home and at their school.”

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 $13,575 for these inspiring projects.

“We are pleased that our parent school councils have this opportunity to develop new and inspirational ideas on how to get more parents involved at their school,” said school board chair, Louise Clodd. “Everything that we do to involve parents increases the opportunities for success for both our students and our school as a whole.”

 

School Name Project Title Amount Approved
Alexandra Public School Building School Community $1000
Archie Stouffer Elementary School Healthy Relationships and Well-Being $1000
Bobcaygeon Public School Internet Safety Workshop $1000
Gravenhurst Public School Interactive Science Nights for Parents $1000
JD Hodgson Elementary School Valuable Voices $1000
Langton Public School Healthy Families – Happy Families $1000
Leslie Frost Public School  Partners in Learning $1000
Parkview Public School Tools for Parenting in the Age of Social Media and Technology $1000
Pine Glen Public School Parent Educational Outreach Event $1000
Queen Victoria Public School Healthy Lifestyle $1000
Scott Young Public School Parent Resources $575
Stuart Baker Elementary School Parent Engagement Tools and Resources $1000
Huntsville Public School Get Active $1000
Macaulay Public School Meet You at Macaulay $1000

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