Members of the Senior Girls Volleyball team are on their way to Kitchener, Ontario to compete at the OFSAA "A" Championships.~ The girls earned a spot after capturing the silver medal at the LOSSA championship.~ The team members are : Sara Grosse, Madison Minicola,~Julie Gough, Sydney Robinson, Hannah Hosein, Grace Andrews, Zoe Werheid, and Lacey Biggs.
Transcripts can be purchased at School Cash Online by registrating below and selecting “Get Started Today”
Click here or go to the following link http://tinyurl.com/booksforClarketo purchase a Chapters/Indigo gift card and Chapters will make a donation to the Clarke library equal to 20% of what you spend. It costs you nothing extra and we get new books!!
The gift cards never expire. They are emailed to you immediately to be printed off and used either online or at a store to purchase anything that Chapters sells (even other gifts cards to give family and friends).~ If you don’t want to print them off, you can also access the gift card on your smart phone and the cashier can type in the information directly from your phone to access the gift card. Please use these gift cards for all your own purchases (just one extra step before you go to the store or shop online!) and as gifts. Print some off today to have with you for the next time you end up shopping at Chapters.
YOUR CLARKE CAFETERIA HAS SOME
Chartwells is introducing a NEW and CONVENIENT way to purchase food at the school cafeteria with our Zipthru Reloadable Card.
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Minds Matter @ KPR: Teaching students about mental health
All of us have mental health as part of our overall well-being.~ Just as they need to learn about physical health, children and teens need to understand their mental health and how to take care of it.
According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, one in five Canadian children and youth experience mental illness. Applied locally, this means 6,000 or more KPR students could be in distress at some point this year, while trying to cope with life. This statistic underscores the important role schools play in supporting child and youth mental health.
Under the province-wide health and physical education curriculum, students learn about mental health in elementary and secondary school.~ For example:
Grades 1-3 students learn to describe their emotions; appreciate how healthy and active living benefits their mental well-being; understand the importance of positive relationships with other children and adults; and learn strategies for seeking help.
Grades 4-8 students learn strategies for maintaining their mental well-being, coping with stress, and asking for help when they feel worried or sad.~ They also receive basic information about common mental health and substance use problems.~ Topics requiring sensitivity or maturity – such as using social media responsibly, reducing the stigma associated with mental illness, and supporting friends with mental health problems – are introduced gradually.~ Students also learn that seeking help is a skill, not a weakness, and they should speak with a caring adult if they need assistance with their thoughts and feelings.
Grades 9-12 students learn more in depth about signs and symptoms of mental health problems, finding sources of support, and checking the accuracy of online~ information.~ They also cover complex topics such as substance use, harmful behaviours, cyber-bullying, responding to stress and peer pressure, and suicide prevention.~ Teachers introduce these topics with sensitivity and care, in consultation with KPR mental health professionals.
For more information on the provincial curriculum related to mental health, visit
Have you lost a valuable item at Clarke? Please visit the Attendance office for any items that you may have lost. For any items which you believe have been stolen, please call 905-579-1520, press 0 and ask the police station to file a Stolen/Lost Police Report. This report is a way for police to return any valuables they may recover at a later time.
Share your #kprfirstday pictures!
Back-to-school is an exciting time for KPR students, families and staff – and a huge milestone for Junior Kindergarteners attending their first class ever. KPR encourages families to share in the excitement by posting their child's or teen’s first
Parent Conference on mental health October 15
KPR invites parents and guardians to join us at our free, annual Parent Conference, to learn more about children’s and teens’ mental health. 2016 KPR Parent Conference – Minds Matter @KPRDSB Saturday, October 15 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cobourg Collegia
Safety program for 1st-time bus riders
Young children who will be riding a school bus for the first time this year will learn the safety rules, and get to take a test ride in a bus, with the First Rider bus safety program organized by Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario (STSCO