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Plastic Bag Challenge

April 12, 2019
​Whitby Shores P. S. is doing the Plastic Bag Challenge!  We are collecting plastic bags to help the environment until April 26.  Please drop them off in front of the office or in room 206.  Thank you!
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Special Education in the DDSB: Many Paths to Success

June 11, 2017
​The mission of the DDSB's Special Education program is to provide a range of programs, placements and services for students with special needs in a supportive environment which enables them to develop to their full potential. Please see the attached document Many Paths to Success for more information on Special Education...
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Whitby Shores Community Variety Show: Thurs., Apr. 6th @6pm

March 29, 2017
​Please see the advertisement for further details: TeamForget_1250pg2.jpg
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Land Based Language Program begins in April at Nonquon

March 20, 2017
​ In an effort to support the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Calls to Actions 13 and 14, highlighting the need to preserve, revitalize, and strengthen Aboriginal languages, the First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Department will be hosting a 7 week Anishinabemowin (Ojibwe) Land Based Language Program for Indigenous families and...
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Save the Dates! Wickedly Misunderstood Performances: May 3rd and 4th @7pm May 4th @1pm

March 01, 2017
​ WICKEDLY MISUNDERSTOOD Whitby Shores Productions is proud to present the original musical, Wickedly Misunderstood, on Wednesday May 3 and Thursday May 4! The cast of 46 students has been rehearsing daily since late January in preparation of putting on this great show, which features selections from a number of Broadway...
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Parents as Partners Conference: Sat. Apr. 8th, 2017

February 24, 2017
​Please open the pdf to learn more about this event, or refer to the rotating banner. Parents as Partners 2017 POSTER-FLYER.pdf
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Celebration Assemblies: Feb. 24th

February 14, 2017
​Grades 4 to 8 @9:05am K to 3 @10:25am
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Pink Shirt Day: Wed. Feb. 22nd

February 08, 2017
​From humble beginnings supporting one bullied teenager in Nova Scotia came a day that has helped thousands of youth in Canada. Pink Shirt Day has its roots in Nova Scotia, started by two incredible high school students. Here is a snippet of the Globe & Mail article that inspired Pink Shirt Day:  ...
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Special Education Community Information Sessions

February 01, 2017
​Please see the link for information and key dates for this important community event Community-Information-Flyer-web.jpg
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DDSB to Expand Whitby Shores Public School Greenspace

January 10, 2017
The DDSB has purchased a 5.9-acre vacant property adjacent to Whitby Shores Public School to expand the school's greenspace. "When this property became available for purchase we recognized the opportunity to increase the amount of greenspace for our students at Whitby Shores," outlined Board Chairperson Michael Barrett. The property was sold to...
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Season's Greetings from the Whitby Shores Staff

December 20, 2016
​The staff at Whitby Shores Public School would like to wish all of our students, parents, community members and stakeholders a safe and happy holiday. We look forward to seeing you and continuing to work with you in the new year!
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Congratulations and Best Wishes, Mrs. Evans!

December 20, 2016
​Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Evans as she retires at the end of this month. Mrs. Evans has enjoyed a wonderful 25 year career with the Durham District School Board that has seen her in many different roles: Educational Assistant, teacher, Special Education Resource Teacher and, most recently, Administrator at Applecroft and Whitby...
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Kindergarten Concert will proceed @6:30pm this evening

December 15, 2016
​We wanted you to know that our Kindergarten Concert begins @6:30pm and will continue as scheduled.
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Winter Parking Lot Safety Reminders

December 12, 2016
​ Parking Lot Safety Reminders – Winter Update! Many families walk to and from school, though we realize that some people must drop off/pick up their children using vehicles. With the arrival of colder weather snow that stays, we realize our Kiss and Ride vehicle volume increases. If you are accessing our...
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Our Families and Communities are Engaged: Thank You!

December 09, 2016
​Thank you to all of our families who attended our Special Needs Open House in October, our Delving Deeper into Mathematics Night in November and, most recently, our Human Rights Fair in December. These were outstanding events! We appreciate your engagement in our school activities and thank our staff, parent volunteers, students and...
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Grade 8 Human Rights Fair: Thurs Dec 8th 1pm - 3pm and 7pm - 8pm in the Gymnasium

November 28, 2016
​In this culminating activity, our students are activists for a particular Human Right, while at the same time showcasing their expertise and advocacy skills. We hope you can join us during one of the times above.  
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Whitby Shores Christmas Market: Saturday, November 26th 9am to 4pm

November 23, 2016
​Join the community for Whitby Shores' 3rd annual Christmas Market! - To view the flyer click here: market.png
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Community Voice Follow Up Sessions - REVISED DATES

November 16, 2016
​Please follow the link to an updated invitation/poster to the Community Voice Follow Up Sessions facilitated by Justice Donald McLeod in partnership with the DDSB: Revised Community Voice Dates.png
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Vandermeer Orders Due: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

November 04, 2016
​Please find attached an order form and the visual to match the order - we wanted families who did not receive an order form to have the opportunity to order. Online orders are encouraged. Vandermeer Order Info.pdf
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World Diabetes Day: Mon. Nov. 14th

October 30, 2016
​WSPS will once again be recognizing this day by raising funds for the Charles H. Best Diabetes Clinic. Funds raised through the 'Bring a Loonie or Toonie' campaign will be donated directly to the clinic to support Diabetes research, services and programming. Remember to bring your donation to your classroom on Monday,...
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Families Delving Deeper into 21st Century Mathematics: Thurs. Nov. 24th 6:30pm to 8:00pm

October 30, 2016
​Families are invited to the school for an interactive evening exploring Mathematics activities and 21st Century learning. Please see the invitation in the attachment: WSPS Math Night Flyer Nov2016.pdf
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EQAO Results 2015-2016

October 11, 2016
​We are pleased to share the overall results of the 2015-2016 Assessment Results for Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The results indicate that Whitby Shores' Grade 3 and 6 students performed above the Board and Provincial levels in all areas of the assessment. We acknowledge and commend both teachers and parents for...
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Parking Lot and Kiss and Ride Reminders

October 04, 2016
​ Parking Lot/Kiss and Ride Safety    Thank you to parents/caregivers who access our parking lot and kiss and ride area safely. Of late, we have a number of drivers who park and leave their vehicle in the Kiss and Ride area in the morning. For safety and congestion concerns we ask that you...
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Community Resource Night at Whitby Shores PS: Thursday, October 20th @6:30pm

October 02, 2016
  Community Resource Night for Parents - October 20th, 2016 from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Library Commons The Special Needs Committee of Whitby Shores is pleased to host, in partnership with Whitby Shores Public School, a community resource night for parents. A variety of school representatives and agencies will be available to...
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2016-17 SCC Executive Announced

September 23, 2016
​We are pleased to announce that our SCC executive was determined as follows at our first SCC meeting of the new school year: Chairperson: Dawn Ricica; Vice-Chairperson: Aneez Kanji; Treasurer: Mary Fiorenza; Secretary: Tanya Currie. Voting members will be updated in the SCC section of our website. Thank you to last year's...
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2016-17 SCC Executive Nominations Being Accepted

September 09, 2016
​We are now accepting nominations for the following positions on the SCC Executive: Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary. The nomination form is on page 8 of the newsletter posted to the main page of the website. Nominations are to be directed to the Principal and will be accepted until September 20th....
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Diversity in the Community: LGBTQ Parents and Children in the DDSB

September 08, 2016
​Please click on the attachment for more information on this community event  LGBTQ families October 2016.pdf
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JK and New to Kindergarten Open House - Thurs Sept 1st: 1pm to 2pm

August 30, 2016
​Please join us from 1pm to 2pm to see your new classroom on Thursday, September 1st. We hope to see you this week!
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Safe Arrival Program - New this Year!

August 24, 2016
​For information and contact support regarding the Safe Arrival Program and accessing how to find your child's new classroom information online please click on the blue Safe Arrival icon at the bottom right of our website main page.
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Looking Ahead at Key Dates for 2016-17

July 13, 2016
​We hope our families are enjoying a wonderful summer. For your planning and information we have posted some of our dates for the upcoming school year in the Calendar section of the website. Please check back to the website to see updates and additional dates as they become available. Looking forward to...
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Garden Club Request - Can You Help Keep our Garden Weed Free?

June 22, 2016
​Please follow the link for news from our Garden Club! gardenclubletter.docx
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Safety Reminders: Walking To and From School

June 15, 2016
​ Nothing is more important than the safety of our students. To that end it is timely to remind students and families of best practices when walking to and from school as summer approaches and as outside time increases: 1.                Always walk with a buddy to and from school. 2....
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School House Playcare Outdoor Leadership Camp - 9 to 12 years of age

May 31, 2016
​Is your child looking for something different this summer? Are you looking to change their experience from 'bored" to 'amazing'? Click on the link to learn more!  SPC Leadership Camp Flyer-with b-a fees.docx
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Whitby Shores Summer Camp Information

May 19, 2016
​Please click on the attachments for further information from Schoolhouse Playcare: Camp Registration.doc PARENT TIPS.docx
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Volunteer of Distinction Nomination Process: Now Accepting Nominations

May 09, 2016
​The educational experience of a child has many success contributors. The volunteers who work in our schools are vital components of student success. The Volunteer of Distinction Award recognizes an individual who gives of their time willingly and who is committed to the success of the students in our school. Please...
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Hillside Camp (Toronto) Registration

May 03, 2016
​This information is referenced in our May newsletter which will be posted later this week. Follow the link to the information and the full registration package. hillside camp registration forms 2016.pdf  
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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

April 25, 2016
​ Community Connections - Rainbow Flag Raising Friday, May 13th, 2016
As in the past we work closely with PFLAG Durham by participating in the raising of the Rainbow Flag to recognize these members of our community. On Friday, May 13th, the Rainbow Flag will be raised and flown at the Education...
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Jump Rope for Heart is Friday, May 20th in the afternoon!

April 25, 2016
We will be hosting Jump Rope for Heart again this year in order to raise money and awareness for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Last year we raised an incredible $9 569.30!   The money raised went towards life-saving heart and stroke research and health promotion programs.   This year, we are...
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New Date for Movie Night: Friday, April 15th @6:20pm

March 31, 2016
​We wanted you to know that the new date for Movie Night is Friday, April 15th @6:20pm. Doors open @6pm. See you there!
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Parents as Partners Video Link

March 31, 2016
​By clicking on the link https://youtu.be/zzGPvzaNNlE  you can view information on the Parents as Partners Conference taking place Saturday, April 2nd, 2016.
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Movie Night Postponement: Thursday, March 24th

March 11, 2016
​There is nothing more important than the safety of our students, families and staff. To that end, we wanted our community to know that due to the anticipated inclement weather conditions forecast over the next 24 to 36 hours and the potential for unsafe conditions to and from the school, the...
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Community Connections Spring Registration

March 01, 2016
​Please click on the file to see the choices offered for Spring 2016. Please note that the registration deadline is Monday, March 21st, 2016. WHITBY SHORES SPRING 2016 .pdf
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Parent Engagement Committee Survey

March 01, 2016
​Our SCC Parent Engagement Committee would appreciate your feedback by completing this year's survey at https://goo.gl/CrxWVj We thank our Parent Engagement Committee for their efforts in planning for and implementing the survey. They look forward to sharing results with our SCC and greater community as they become available.
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Outbreak Update - Outbreak has been lifted

February 24, 2016
​We are pleased to inform our community that our outbreak situation has been lifted today as there have been no new illnesses in our daycare rooms over a four day period. Please see the preventitive messaging attached to this message. We thank our custodial team for the additional time they have put...
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General Safety Reminders

February 18, 2016
​ There is nothing more important than the safety of our students. At school we shall be reviewing safety tips in an age appropriate manner in all classes. This is an opportune time to review general safety tips with your children. To assist you, we have compiled a list of safety...
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Grade 8 Parent Information Night at HSHS - February 11th, 2016 @7pm

February 10, 2016
​ This is message from Henry Street High School:  We are extending an invitation to all parents and students in grade 8 to attend our grade 8 parents night which will take place on Thursday February 11 th , at 7:00pm in the cafeteria.  Looking forward to seeing you there.
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Family Math Night is Coming Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

February 10, 2016
​We are excited to invite parents and students to an evening of fun and learning at Whitby Shores P.S.. Please join us for our Family Math Night from 6:30pm to 8:30pm - follow the link for more information Invitation Math Night Whitby Shores.pdf
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Pink Shirt Day is February 24th, 2016

January 18, 2016
​Follow the link to learn more and to order your Whitby Shores Pink Shirt - order in January so that it is available by February 24th WSPS Pink Shirt Day 2016 order form.pdf
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New Rules Regarding School Crosswalk and Pedestrian Crossovers

January 17, 2016
​ Please be advised that effective January 1, 2016 there are new rules regarding school crossing and pedestrian crossovers. This new province wide law applies to all pedestrian crossovers, school crossings and all intersections where a school crossing guard is present.  The new regulations stipulate that drivers and cyclists must stop...
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School Climate Surveys

January 06, 2016
​ School Climate Survey: Students, Staff and Parents   The Safe Schools Department, in collaboration with the Assessment and Accountability Department has created a School Climate Survey for Parents/Guardians and Staff for use in the Durham District School Board. Like the School Climate Survey for Students, which is being completed by...
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Online Safety Messaging and Reminder

December 09, 2015
​Police would like to remind the public that making and sharing nude photos of minors is a serious crime with consequences for everyone involved. Child Pornography includes naked or semi-naked sexual pictures or videos of a person under 18. It is illegal to view, keep, send, post or take such pictures...
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Community Connections Registration for 2016

December 03, 2015
​Please find attached the Winter Community Connections Registration form for 2016 programming. Activities begin January 12th and 13th respectively. Registration deadline is January 3rd, 2016. 2016 Whitby Shores Winter.xls
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Boundary Consultation for Donald A. Wilson SS and Henry Street High School

November 19, 2015
​Henry Street High School will be hosting a Boundary Consultation Open House in its Gymnasium on Tuesday November 24, 2015.  Please drop in between 7:00-8:30 pm for more information. DAW-SS-Henry-HS-Notice-of-Open-House.pdf Comment Feedback Sheet DAW HS.pdf  
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World Diabetes Day is November 14th, 2015

November 05, 2015
​World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes world and is held on November 14th each year. Please consider donating a loonie or toonie by returning the pledge sheet during the week of November 9th to 13th. Student will be bringing these sheets home soon. We have...
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Lifetouch Picture Update

November 02, 2015
​ We wanted families to know that your child's school picture is available online.   Simply go to mylifetouch.ca  to view your school pictures. Use the Portrait ID & Access Code on your proof sheet to claim your school pictures online. To redeem your complimentary digital Pictures2Protect® card, ...
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Henry Street High School Fall Fest 2015: Thur. Oct. 29th 5pm to 7pm

October 16, 2015
​ Get into the Halloween spirit with us! All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required for younger children. Check out the Haunted House, play games and win some candy! Admission is $5 per child, adult supervisors are free. Proceeds support Henry Street activities.
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Muslims in Canada: Past, Present and Future - Oct 22nd presentation cancelled

October 13, 2015
​ "The DDSB presentation from Dr. Quick scheduled for October 22 has been cancelled. We regret any inconvenience this may cause."
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Community Connections Fall 2015 Programming

September 22, 2015
​For families who may not have received the Community Connection programming line up over the last week, it is attached here for your reference. Registrations are still being accepted. WHITBY SHORES FALL.xls
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Open House Date Postponed

September 20, 2015
​We regret to inform our community that plans for our Open House on October 1st have been postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment that this change causes. Once circumstances allow us to host the event we shall communicate a new date to our community. As with other events deferred/postponed this fall,...
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Lunchroom Supervisor Needed for 2015-16 School Year

August 21, 2015
​If you are interested in becoming a Lunchroom Supervisor for the 2015-16 school year please contact our main office once it re-opens Monday, August 31st at 9am or inquire by email to barclay_jack@durham.edu.on.ca  This is an hourly paid position by the DDSB and would require one hour per day (11:35am to 12:35pm)...
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Weather Statement: Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

July 14, 2015
​ WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT
FLOOD OUTLOOK
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket, Ont., L3Y 3W3
Telephone: (905) 895-1281 Fax: (905) 853-5881
Date: July 14, 2015
Time: 8:45 am

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority advises that the Weather Office is...
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Whitby Shores Neighbourhood Watch Meeting: Thur. July 16th 7pm - 9pm @Ontario Shores

July 11, 2015
  We are sharing information from Morgen Dobson, Regional Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator, DRPS, Community Safety Branch regarding an upcoming meeting involving WSG Neighbourhood Watch members and representatives from the Durham Regional Police Service next Thursday evening at Ontario Shores:   At this meeting, we will have a status report of the existing and...
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Welcome Back to the 2015-16 School Year!

June 28, 2015
​We hope all of our families are enjoying the end to a wonderful and safe summer. It is great to see familiar and new faces around the school this first week back! Student information forms are going home this week. Please verify the information on the form, completing information on the reverse and send the forms...
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Weather Statement Safety Message

June 28, 2015
​ CENTRAL LAKE ONTARIO CONSERVATION FLOOD MANAGEMENT
Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety Date/Time : June 26, 2015 11:00 AM
Subject : Notice of Hazardous Creek Conditions
The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority advises that the Weather Office is forecasting rainfall amounts of between 30 mm and 50...
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Grades 4-8 French Surveys: Parents, Students and Teachers

June 23, 2015
Please follow the links below to complete the surveys:​ Parents of students in grades 4-8 Core French: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/ddsbfs/3yrplan_s6par/2015yr2/

Students participating in grades 4-8 Core French classes: http:// fluidsurveys.com/s/ddsbfsl3yrplan_s1_2015yr2/

Teachers currently instructing in grades 4-8 Core French classrooms: http:// fluidsurveys.com/s/ddsbfsl3yrplan_s5_2015yr2/

Links will remain open until June 30th,...
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General Safety Items

May 29, 2015
​ There is nothing more important than the safety of our students. At school we shall be reviewing safety tips in an age appropriate manner in all classes. This is an opportune time to review general safety tips with your children. To assist you, we have compiled a list of safety...
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Planting Time in our Butterfly Garden

May 21, 2015
​Planting time is drawing near for our Garden Club! We have big plans for our butterfly garden. Before we purchase any of our plants we would like to see if anyone in our community has any plants that they are willing to donate. These can be new or split from any...
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School Track and Field will run Thursday, May 21st

May 20, 2015
​Please note the date change due to slightly warmer temperatures and lower wind speeds we feel this will benefit our students' comfort, enjoyment and their respective performances. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Whitby Shores Pride Flag Raising: Friday, May 15th

May 13, 2015
​ Durham District Schools will be raising the Pride flag on Friday, May 15 to recognize inclusion of all students within the board.   Our flag raising ceremony will occur at 9:50am to 10:15am on Friday, May 15 th . The flag will continue to fly until Thursday, May 21 st ....
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Traffic Safety and Respecting our Neighbourhood

May 07, 2015
​Nothing is more important than the safety of our students and our community. To that end: Parent(s) and student(s) are encouraged to only cross at the crosswalk with a Crossing Guard and to comply with the Crossing Guard’s direction all the time. When a Crossing Guard is not present pedestrians must...
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Debunking the Stranger Myth: Keeping Kids Safe

May 06, 2015
​Durham Regional Police Services is extending an invitation to the public to join them at WSPS on Thursday, May 21st from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Library Commons. Our guest speaker will be Pearl Rimer, Dip. C.S., M.E.S.. Ms. Rimer is the director of Operations at Boost Child and Advocacy Centre...
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Nominations for the Volunteer of Distinction Award Ceremony

May 06, 2015
​The Durham District School Board is committed to excellence. Our schools excel because of the contributions of staff, students, parents and community volunteers. The volunteers in our school board make a priceless commitment to the success of our students. We celebrate the importance of volunteers in our schools at the "Volunteer...
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Jump Rope for Heart: Thursday, May 14th

April 26, 2015
​ Ready, Set, Jump! We will be hosting our annual Jump Rope for Heart event the afternoon of Thursday, May 14 th in order to raise money and awareness for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.   Jump Rope for Heart helps students learn more about healthy living and the importance of contributing...
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Public Health Announcement

April 23, 2015
​ This message is to inform families that the Public Health Department has asked us to extend the following message to our school community:
Ticks are part of our natural environment and are all around us. We have been informed that a student recently picked up a tick while outside...
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Do You Have Your Seussical Tickets Yet?

April 18, 2015
​Our Musical Seussical is fast approaching! There are many good seats remaining for performances on May 5th, 6th and 7th @1pm and on May 6th and 7th @7:00pm - see the rotating banner on our main page for more information.  Ticket order forms have been sent home with all students -...
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April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day

April 02, 2015
​Please follow the link for details. April 2.pdf  
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Parking Lot Update March 30th, 2015

March 29, 2015
​In order to curb the speed of vehicles in our parking lot, three speed barriers will be built into the lot. Work will begin likely this coming week at times that should not disrupt our regular day and flow of traffic. The barriers will be painted yellow, eventually, so that they...
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Igniting Opportunities: What Parents Need to Know Now to Help Their Teens Succeed: April 15th @6:30pm at Henry Street High School

March 26, 2015
​Symposium for Parents/Guardianss/Mentors and their Teens (Grades 7 to 11) Please follow the link for more information: Whitby Oshawa Description - Igniting Opportunities.pdf
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Whitby Shores Dance-a-thon 2015!

February 26, 2015
​It's Dance-a-thon time! On Thursday, March 12th , 2015 all students will get the opportunity to participate in a fun day dancing with their friends! Students will be participating with classmates for approximately 45-60 minutes. Proceeds will be used to improve our students' school experience through increased technology, sporting equipment and...
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Pink Shirt Assembly: Wed. Feb. 25th Remember to Wear Pink!

February 20, 2015
​A reminder to all staff and students to wear pink on Wednesday, February 25th. Our Pink Shirt Assembly will be for K to 8 students and will be held period 4 on this day. Thank you to our Grade 8 students for all of your hard work preparing for the assembly....
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Toonie for Grandview Day - Wed. Feb. 25th

February 17, 2015
​Schools across Durham Region are raising funds to support Grandview students who receive specialized support and services at Grandview Children's Centre. Please help by returning the bottom portion of the flyer being sent home this week with a $2 donation. Funds raised will help Grandview kids: some to walk and some...
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Kindergarten Packages 2015-16

February 10, 2015
​ Thank you to our families for returning your Kindergarten Registration Package. We look forward to having your child(ren) at Whitby Shores!   Please note that completed kindergarten packages may be returned to the school office between 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
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Dimes 4 Time at Whitby Shores

February 05, 2015
​ Whitby Shores Public School is participating in a fundraising initiative entitled Dimes 4 Time . Our school, along with other schools across Durham Region, will be gathering change (coins) to help bring ‘change’ to less fortunate children. Students are encouraged to contribute in any way possible by bringing in spare...
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Congratulations and Welcome!

January 20, 2015
​As part of the Transfers and Promotions announcement at the regularly scheduled Board Meeting Monday evening it was announced that Mr. Cook was promoted to Principal in our board. Please join me in congratulating Mr. Cook in his promotion effective April 7th, 2015.    This is great news for Mr. Cook and...
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General Safety Tips - Reminders

January 15, 2015
​ There is nothing more important than the safety of our students.     At school we shall be reviewing safety tips in an age appropriate manner in all classes.   This is an opportune time to review general safety tips with your children.   To assist you, we have compiled a list of safety...
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C-TAIP Protocol and Violence Threat Response Assessment (VTRA) Fair Notice Letter

January 14, 2015
  In the   spring of 2013, in the DDSB's on-going commitment to safety, and in conjunction with Durham Catholic District School Board and community partners, the DDSB signed the Community Threat Assessment and Intervention Protocol (C-TAIP) Agreement.   The attached letter explains this process.
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Milk Program Update

January 12, 2015
​Please look for milk order forms that will be coming home soon to order milk for the month of February. Our Milk Program resumess at that point and will continue for the remainder of the school year.
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Ignite Learning Song Contest

December 15, 2014
​ The DDSB and SASS (School Alliance of Student Songwriteres) are pleased to announce a contest to write a new song for the DDSB, in support of "Ignite Learning".

SASS will be looking for an original song, preferably written by a DDSB student or team of student writers to launch the new...
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Safety Reminders Walking To and From School

December 11, 2014
​ Safety Tips and Reminders for our students:  
Please share these tips with your children if he or she is walking to and from school:   - Cross the street at marked crosswalks and intersection whenever possible. - With your parents, choose the quickest and safest route to school. - Use intersections...
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Whitby Shores Generals Date Confirmed: Sunday, February 8th @6:05pm

December 10, 2014
The Oshawa Generals will be dedicating an evening, specifically for the students, parents, friends and staff of Whitby Shores P.S.. As well, our Primary Choir will be singing O Canada prior to the game! Ticket order forms will go home early in the new year. Because of the size of our...
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Winter Parking Lot and Kiss and Ride Safety

December 05, 2014
​Please click on the attachment to review our Parking Lot and Kiss and Ride Safety Expectations. Thank you for your support! Parking Lot Safety.pdf
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REACT through the Arts: All You Gotta Do is Be

November 24, 2014
​We are very proud of our Grade 4 students who, under the leadership of Mrs. Shaw and Mrs. Stewart, created the dance/arts infused creation All You Gotta Do is Be. The creation represents renewed hope through the healing of a heart broken by bullying and exclusion. Many of the positive symbols...
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Our Read-a-thon is in Full Swing in November

November 04, 2014
  Grab your bookmarks, get set, and READ!   The Whitby Shores READ-A-THON is on for the month of November.   Your SCC Parent Engagement Committee partnered with Boston Pizza to bring this event to you.   All students who complete their required minutes of reading, and return their completed calendars by Thursday, November 27th...
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We Scare Hunger October 27th to 31st, 2014

October 24, 2014
​Remember to bring non-perishable food items to your class this coming week. Our Intermediate students will be collecting and tabulating our donations. We thank you for your support and thank our Intermediate students!
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SCC Vandermeer Fundraiser begins Monday October 27th, 2014

October 23, 2014
​The holiday season is quickly approaching and the SCC is excited to tell you about our Winter Fundraiser with Vandermeer Nursery. Purchase quality products such as fresh wreaths, poinsettias and swags all from a local nursery while also supporting our school! Please return the order forms and payment to your child's...
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Whitby Shores Family Fitness Night: Thursday, October 23rd

October 21, 2014
​Our Family Fitness and Wellness Night is almost here! Please find attached activities and room numbers. Note our newest activity: Whitby Tae Kwon Do .
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Henry Street S.S. Fall Fest 2014

October 07, 2014
​Follow the link to find out about Henry Street's Fall Fest on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014! Fall fest 2 2014.pdf
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Safety Reminders Walking to and from School

October 02, 2014
    Some Tips You Need to Know  
Please share these tips with your children if he or she is walking to school or taking the school bus. When walking to school:

· Cross the street at marked crosswalks and intersection whenever possible. · Always stop at the curb or the edge...
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Family Fitness and Wellness Night Thursday, October 23rd @6:00pm

October 02, 2014
​ We are very excited to present our first Family Fitness and Wellness Night hosted by our Free the Children Club!   The event is taking place throughout the school on Thursday, October 23rd from 6:00pm-8:00pm . We are hoping you will attend with your child, and that you are ready to...
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Municipal Elections October 27th, 2014 - School Will Be Used as a Polling Station

September 30, 2014
  Please note that our school will be used as polling station on Monday, October 27, 2014 for the Municipal Election. To accommodate this event we will have an alternative Safe Welcome program in place for the day.   Elections Ontario security staff will be in place in our school to help assist...
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Reminder - Please, No Dogs on School Property

September 24, 2014
A reminder to our community that dogs are not permitted on school property. Please see the excerpt from past newsletters: A dog is a person’s best friend, however, we need you to know that they are not allowed on school property, even if you have the dog on a leash. A...
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C- TAIP Protocol and VTRA Fair Notice Letter

September 16, 2014
​ In spring of 2013, in the DDSB's on-going commitment to safety, and in conjunction with Durham Catholic District School Board and community partners, the DDSB signed the Community Threat Assessment and Intervention Protocol (C-TAIP) Agreement. The attached letter explains this process, including the VRTA (Violence Risk Threat Assessment) Protocol. Fair...
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Lockdown Practice Tuesday, September 16th @1pm

September 15, 2014
​As part of our regualar safety preparedness and coinciding with Safety Week Whitby Shores PS will be holding a Lockdown Practice on Tuesday, September 16th.  What is a lockdown? It is a procedure that when put into place will assist in getting students and staff out of harm's way and into...
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Accommodation of Religious Requirements Practices and Observances

September 03, 2014
​ The Durham District School Board and Whitby Shores Public School follow the Guidelines and Procedures for the Accommodation of Religious Requirements Practices and Observances.   This document has been produced in compliance with requirements of Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy within the contexts of the Canadian Charter of Rights and...
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Trust Fund Information

July 25, 2014
​We are saddened with the news of the sudden passing of Kim Crowder, a parent in our community. Please know that our thoughts are with both family and the community at this difficult time. A trust fund in support of Monica and Dylan DaSilva is established at Scotiabank, 601 Victoria St.,...
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Student Medication Reminder - Year End

June 25, 2014
​Parents are reminded to pick up their child's medication or epipen in the office prior to the end of the day on Friday, June 27th for the summer. Should you forget, please drop by next week between 9am and 3:30pm Monday to Friday, with the exception of July 1st when the...
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Subway Thank You

June 19, 2014
​ We would like to thank you our vendor and partner Hemant Vyas for our Subway Lunches. The shop is located in the Whitby Entertainment Centrum beside the Putting Edge. Hemant provided us with a Subway box for each classroom at no charge which was a big help with the classroom...
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Final Celebration Assembly - Friday, June 20th K to 8 @9:05am

June 13, 2014
​Our final Celebration Assembly will take place on Friday, June 20th at 9:05am. The assembly will be full school, K to 8 and will include our Outstanding Character Award recipients.
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Health Update #5 - Monday, June 9th - Outbreak Signs Removed Today

June 09, 2014
​Great News! Our Outbreak signs have been taken down as of today, Monday, June 9th. Thank you to our students, families, staff, Schoolhouse Playcare, Facilities Services and DDSB Senior Administration for your support in working through this situation. Staff, students and families are reminded to practise good handwashing hygiene at all...
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Health Information Update #4 Tuesday, June 3rd

June 03, 2014
​We have had one additonal illness reported Monday, June 2nd in our schoolhouse playcare setting. The outbreak signs will need to remain in place until schoolhouse playcare has 5 days free of illness. We have not experienced greater than normal absences due to illness this week in the general school population....
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BBQ and Social Reminders for Thursday, June 5th

June 03, 2014
​Our BBQ and Social is fast approaching and our SCC planning committee is hard at work planning to make this a fun and memorable evening for our students, families and friends! A few reminders: *Additional food orders can be placed through email at   whitbyshores.scc@gmail.com *Food orders can also be...
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Health Information Update #3 Thursday, May 29th

May 29, 2014
​We have had one additonal illness reported today in our schoolhouse playcare setting. The outbreak signs will need to remain in place until schoolhouse playcare has 5 days free of illness. We have not experienced greater than normal absences due to illness this week in the general school population. Please continue...
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Neighbourhood Watch Meeting - Tuesday, June 10th

May 27, 2014
​Please join us for a community meeting at the school in the gym on Tuesday, June 10th, from 7pm to 9pm to learn more about the Neigbourhood Watch Program. Click on the link for more information.  STOP CRIME FLYER June 10-2014 Whitby Shores NW.pdf
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Health Information Update #2 Monday, May 26th

May 26, 2014
​Please know that our remaining Kindergarten classrooms, rooms 103 to 106, will be disinfected this evening and Tuesday evening. All carpets in the building on both floors will be cleaned this evening (Monday). Please continue to use our Hand Sanitizing stations upon entering the building and the doors to rooms 101...
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Health Information Update #1 - Sunday, May 25th

May 25, 2014
​In addition to the alert posted on the main page this weekend, we are asking that all visitors to the school utilize the hand sanitization dispensers in our vestibule. If any visitor to the school is not feeling well, we ask that you avoid entering the building until the outbreak notices...
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Walk-and-Roll-a-thon Sunday, May 25th

May 22, 2014
​Come together as a community in order to help our Free the Children Team reach their goal to build a school in Kenya! We are asking for $10 for each participant and $25 for each family ($5 for each additional child). Registration is at the Abilities Centre at 9:00am on Sunday,...
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May is Speech and Language Month

May 04, 2014
The month of May is designated as “Speech-Language and Hearing Awareness Month”, where speech-language pathologists, audiologists and teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing raise awareness of speech, language and hearing challenges. Throughout the month, these professionals also promote their role in supporting individuals with difficulties in these areas. More information is...
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Durham Community Roundtable Consultation

April 15, 2014
​ The Durham District School Board will be hosting a Durham Community Roundtable to give the community in Durham an opportunity to consider and share the community's dreams, aspirations, and challenges, as we think collectively about how we can contribute to build our collective dream. This is a conversation with the...
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Book Swap

April 15, 2014
​Mrs. Latimer is running a Book Swap in the Library for the students to celebrate Earth Week.  Beginning on Tuesday, April 22 and running to Friday, April 25, all students may bring ONE book (IN GOOD CONDITION) to school to recycle at the Book Swap.  Students will have an opportunity on...
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June Family Fun Night and BBQ Planning

April 12, 2014
​ Our school Annual BBQ and Social event is scheduled for Thursday, June 5th . The SCC is currently starting to organize this fun family event and is reaching out for parent and community volunteers.   If you are interested in helping please send the SCC an email at whitbyshores.scc@gmail.com ...
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Parent Night Featuring Dr. Stuart Shanker

March 27, 2014
​ We are pleased to announce that Dr. Stuart Shanker will be presenting on two nights for parents in the Durham Region. Wednesday, April 16 from 7 - 8:30 PM at Pringle Creek P.S. Thursday, April 17 from 7 - 8:30 PM at Greenbank P.S.
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Snow Club on for Wednesday, February 26th

February 26, 2014
​Winds are expected to diminish somewhat this afternoon and evening. Our final Snow Club date will run this evening. Please dress warmly and in layers. Take breaks indoors at Lakeridge as you need to.
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Parent Engagement Survey

February 21, 2014
​Our Parent Engagement Survey is now on line. Please consider completing the survey at http://bit.ly/1fhi5mW Our Parent Engagement Committee values your feedback.
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Our Safe Welcome Program is in Effect

February 21, 2014
Our Safe Welcome Program is here! As of Monday, April 7th , visitors arriving at the school during instructional time will need to press the intercom button, identify themselves to our office staff and then the inside, right door will be released to allow access to the building. The intercom button...
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Special Needs Committee Open House

February 14, 2014
​ The Special Needs Committee welcomes all parents and caregivers to attend our Open House on Tuesday, February 18 th , from 6:30 - 7:30 pm . Resources for Exceptional Children, and Durham Behaviour Management, will be sending staff members to introduce and inform our school community about these agencies that...
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Kindergarten Packages for 2015-16

February 14, 2014
Thank you to our families for returning your Kindergarten Registration Package. We look forward to having your child(ren) at Whitby Shores!  Please note that completed kindergarten packages may be returned to the school office between 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.  
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Lost and Found

February 09, 2014
Do you have a bunch of single mitts ? Lets see if we can get our singles paired up. Have you run out of hats? We have a lot of other articles in our lost and found, please help try and find their home. Please check the lost and found and...
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​Equitable Practice and Inclusive Education

October 09, 2013
The Durham District School Board values and respects all members in its school community.
 
We believe that it is important that our school libraries and classroom resources reflect inclusivity and serve to foster sensitivity towards individuals and groups that have traditionally been/and are currently marginalized within the broader society. These resources...
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SCC

October 09, 2013
​ Your SCC Fundraising Committee is looking for parent helpers! If you are interested in participating or helping run any of the SCC fundraising initiatives please come to our information meeting this Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30 in the school staff room. If you would like to participate but cannot make...

Announcement Archive

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Plastic Bag Challenge

April 12, 2019
​Whitby Shores P. S. is doing the Plastic Bag Challenge!  We are collecting plastic bags to help the environment until April 26.  Please drop them off in front of the office or in room 206.  Thank you!
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Special Education in the DDSB: Many Paths to Success

June 11, 2017
​The mission of the DDSB's Special Education program is to provide a range of programs, placements and services for students with special needs in a supportive environment which enables them to develop to their full potential. Please see the attached document Many Paths to Success for more information on Special Education...
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Whitby Shores Community Variety Show: Thurs., Apr. 6th @6pm

March 29, 2017
​Please see the advertisement for further details: TeamForget_1250pg2.jpg
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Land Based Language Program begins in April at Nonquon

March 20, 2017
​ In an effort to support the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Calls to Actions 13 and 14, highlighting the need to preserve, revitalize, and strengthen Aboriginal languages, the First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Department will be hosting a 7 week Anishinabemowin (Ojibwe) Land Based Language Program for Indigenous families and...