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

Family Centre Provides Free Programs for Young Children

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Incorporated in 2001, the Old Millbrook School Family Centre is a community based, non-profit agency dedicated to the care, nurturing, and well-being of local children and their families. From Stay ‘n’ Play programs for youngsters and their caregivers, to drop in gym and music programs, the organization provides a variety … Continue reading

Millbrook Explorers Take the Trip of a Lifetime

Millbrook Explorers Take the Trip of a Lifetime
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A journey that began for several young Millbrook boys at age four culminated last month in a northern Ontario adventure with their Millbrook Explorer group. The small contingent of Millbrook youth headed out on August 6th for an adventure to northern Ontario. The Four Millbrook Traditional Explorers accompanied by four … Continue reading

Thank You, Newspaper Club Members

Thank You, Newspaper Club Members
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This year, thanks to the dedication of Millbrook South Cavan teacher Wilma Armstrong, we have seen the interests and perspectives of some of our local elementary school children expressed in their own words. From school clubs, special events to hockey games, these students have taken the time to share their … Continue reading

Millbrook South Cavan “Shining Stars” Talent Show

Millbrook South Cavan “Shining Stars” Talent Show
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  The stars were shining brightly at Millbrook South Cavan on Friday May 26th, 2017. Thanks to Mr. Schroeder and Mrs. Ray we had our second annual “Shining Stars” talent showcase. The whole school and some parents came to watch the amazing performances by students from kindergarten to grade 8. … Continue reading

Josh and Joey Penello earn Cavan Monaghan Youth Recognition Award

Josh and Joey Penello earn Cavan Monaghan Youth Recognition Award
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Brothers Joey and Josh Penello have been playing soccer since they were 4 and 6 years old, starting in the house league program at the Maple Leaf Cavan soccer organization that was still in its infancy.   At the age of ten and eleven, they headed to Peterborough to play in … Continue reading

New Child Care Centre and Millbrook/South Cavan Addition Officially Open

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The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board held an official opening of the new child care centre and five classroom addition at Millbrook/South Cavan Public School last month. The new child care centre, operated by Compass Early Learning and Care, provides 49 new licensed child care spaces for the community, … Continue reading