The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board values the participation of parents as partners in education and provides a variety of opportunities to encourage parents to become involved in our schools. Together, these avenues create a robust parental involvement program.
The Board is guided by key values, one of which is “We foster parental involvement and community engagement to build partnerships that support student learning.” We believe that parents play a vital role in the education of their children and in the success of schools.
Parent Involvement Committee
The role of the Parent Involvement Committee is to work with parents, school councils and community partners to:
- support and enhance meaningful, inclusive and constructive parental involvement in all of our schools, in order to improve student achievement and well-being;
- seek out the advice and ideas of school councils, other parents and partners to plan and implement strategies to involve more parents;
- provide advice to the Board on the effectiveness of communications, events and other initiatives that affect relationships with parents and school councils; and
- approve expenditures for activities or projects funded with the Ministry of Education’s Parent Involvement funding.
Click here to read the school board's Parental Involvement Policy
Parents Reaching Out Grants
For the past few years, the Ministry of Education has offered schools the opportunity to apply for Parents Reaching Out Grants each spring.
Some of the successful KPR school projects supported previously include:
- Family Math Night, R.F. Downey Public School
- Fiscal Literacy, Duke of Cambridge Public School
- Well Being: Health from Head to Toe!, Plainville Public School
- Partnering with Families, Building Communities, Stockdale Public School
- Helping your Teen Choose a Career, Bowmanville Public School
Here are three examples of past PRO Grant applications, which were successful in receiving funding.
Successful KPR Grants 2016-2017
Watch for more information about Parents Reaching Out Grants in Spring 2017!
Information to Support Parent Involvement
Parents and community members may be confused by the acronyms and abbreviations used by educators. To help parents better understand these short forms, a list of commonly used abbreviations has been compiled.
The following short video provides five quick ways in which all parents can become involved in their children's education: Click here to view our Parent Involvement POWTOON.
Please click here to visit our Parent Resources page for more information on how to help your child with literacy, math and information on a host of other educational topics.
Help to Encourage Parent Involvement at your School!
Our Board values the participation of parents as partners in education and provides a variety of opportunities to encourage parents to become involved in our schools. Together, these avenues create a robust parental involvement program.
The Parent Involvement Committee is suggesting a number of activities administrators, school councils and school communities can consider to foster and generate parent involvement at your school!
A Message from the Council of Ontario Directors of Education:
When we look closely at patterns of success for our students, there is ample evidence that achievement and positive school adjustment come from the support and guidance of parents and those who guide the learning and attitudes of our young people.
As school system leaders, the members of the Council of Ontario Directors of Education are very aware of the power and benefits of parent engagement.
In this Guidebook you will find examples of useful exercises and proven techniques for involvement and support.
Here is some more information about Parent Involvement from the Ministry of Education
To learn more about the Parent Involvement Committee, please contact:
Manager, Corporate Affairs