Millbrook Figure Skating Club – Winter Session is Beginning

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The Millbrook Figure Skating Club has had a busy fall session. New and returning skaters have worked hard to develop their skills. Advanced CanSkate and Star Skaters dazzled the audience with solo performances during the Club’s Stars on Ice Show, December 1. The show was followed by the Club’s annual … Continue reading

Local Kindergarten Teachers Bring Indigenous People Curriculum to Life

Local Kindergarten Teachers Bring Indigenous People Curriculum to Life
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The spirit of Truth and Reconciliation is taking root in our schools. After a few weeks of discussions around First Nations, Millbrook South Cavan Kindergarten teachers Tracy Parker and Andrea Read brought their curriculum to life at the end of November.  After fielding questions in this study unit, the educators … Continue reading

The Millbrook South Cavan Newspaper Club is Up and Running Again

The Millbrook South Cavan Newspaper Club is Up and Running Again
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As you may have noticed in the last edition of the paper, we have students from Millbrook South Cavan writing again for the Millbrook Times.  Under the supervision of Kindergarten teacher Wilma Armstrong, students in the newspaper club meet once every five school days to work on their submissions.  Members … Continue reading

Use it or Lose it – Music and Movement Program in Jeopardy

Use it or Lose it – Music and Movement Program in Jeopardy
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Toddlers and caregivers returned to the Fireside Lounge at Centennial Place on November 20th for the start of the 4th year of Music and Movement.  This intergenerational outreach program is operated by volunteers with the Old Millbrook School Family Centre. Retired school teacher Nancy Robinson brought her bag of tricks … Continue reading

Character-Building Assembly for North Cavan Students

Character-Building Assembly for North Cavan Students
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Last month, North Cavan students were told they could all be champions in an entertaining presentation called the NED show.  This character education program is delivered to elementary students and centers around a cardboard cartoon character whose name is an acronym for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your … Continue reading

Preventing Concussions Should Be a No-Brainer

Preventing Concussions Should Be a No-Brainer
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What do Ken Dryden and Gordon Stringer have in common? They both want action to help prevent concussion injuries in all Canadians who engage in sports. As Ken Dryden puts it, they want a “game change.” Both are moved by tragedies – in the case of Ken Dryden, his recently … Continue reading

Boosting Veggies and Fruit with Kids – Doing it Together!

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Are you and your family getting enough veggies and fruit? Does the thought of encouraging kids to eat vegetables and fruit make your heart rate go up? Meal and snack times can sometimes feel stressful for parents and caregivers. Healthy Kids Community Challenge Peterborough has tips and tricks for you, … Continue reading

Ontario Math Strategy 2.0

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  At the end of the summer, Ontario’s public school system received its own report card reflecting the results of students’ performance in the provincial Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) tests administered earlier this year.  Since 1996, these standardized tests have been administered to Ontario students in Grades 3, … Continue reading

Kawartha High School Bass Masters Earn Top Awards in Inaugural Year

Kawartha High School Bass Masters Earn Top Awards in Inaugural Year
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Last year Crestwood students were introduced to a new club thanks to the efforts of Educational Assistant Curtis Cronkwright.  An avid fisherman, Cronkwright started a local youth extension of the Ontario Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society Nation, (Ontario BASS Nation) which is a grass-roots organization with 24 clubs across Ontario designed … Continue reading

Healthy Outdoor Playspaces

Healthy Outdoor Playspaces
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“Play is what we do when no adult is telling us what to do.” Play has a critical role in child development.  The benefits are not limited to physical ones such as improved motor skills.  As children navigate the physical and social environment of play areas, they develop cognitive and … Continue reading