HPEDSB Strategic Plan
The vision of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is that all students will be prepared and empowered for the possibilities of today and tomorrow. For more information on the HPEDSB Strategic Plan click here.
Home School Connections
Check out this month's home school connections for ideas to support your child's literacy skills.
Lions Club Vision and Hearing Screening Program Coming Soon
The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is committed to ensuring the success of each student and working with community partners to support student learning. Local Lions Club members have been trained to screen Senior Kindergarten to Grade 1 students for vision and hearing concerns. The results of these screenings are shared with parents/guardians. Information regarding where to obtain further examination by an appropriate eye care professional is also provided.
Park Dale School is proud to continue this partnership with the local Lions Club on November 28th and 29th. Please look for the Lions Club Consent Form in your child’s backpack with regard to which grades are being tested as well as what screenings will be provided. Should you choose to have your child participate, please sign and return the form as soon as possible.
Breakfast Club is Back!!
|Thanks to our amazing volunteers, breakfast club started on Monday, October 2nd and will be open every day from 8:15 am to 8:45 pm in Room 16. Our volunteers are happy to see new and returning students getting a nutritious start to their day!|
Summer Newsletter (pdf)
Respect Agreements (pdf)
Why should we strive for a growth mindset?
New research shows that people with a growth mindset - those who believe that they can learn just about anything, although it may take effort and perserverance -- are more successful and happy in life. Brain-based research negates the notion that intelligence is "fixed" from birth. (How Mindsets Affect the Classroom, Mary Cay Ricci)
Knowing this, how can we help our kids?
The best thing we can do is to praise them for their effort.( i.e., Wow, you worked very hard at that!, Congrats for not giving up, you solved the puzzle and now we can move on., ) One of the facts I recently learned that has stuck with me is that the brain grows when we make mistakes. It does not grow when we solve problems easily, but rather when we are challenged.
So, encourage risk taking. Help your children to know that mistakes are important for learning, it is part of the process of growing our brains. Help them to understand that feedback is good and that we should try to use it when we can. Help them understand that none of us are perfect... If we are then we have stopped growing and have become stunted. Most of all, love them the way they are, but give them the support to make mistakes and keep growing on their own. Let them know that you Believe that they can do it...