Staff, students and alumni from Port Credit Secondary School invite the community to celebrate their 90th anniversary from May 6 to 8. Anniversary activities will take place at various locations throughout the community.
"This anniversary marks a significant milestone in the history of our school and the Port Credit community, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year", says Wendy Lautamus, principal at Port Credit. "Over the past 90 years, we've been recognized for our rich traditions as a community-based school with a well-rounded focus on academics, athletics and the arts."
This three-day celebration includes:
meet and greet activities
alumni talent show
former staff luncheon
gala dinner and dance
Registration for this celebration is ongoing. Peel District School Board Chair and Port Credit alumnus Janet McDougald, Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, Director of Education Tony Pontes and former Port Credit principals will participate in the welcoming ceremony at the school on Saturday, May 8 at 12 p.m. Visit www.pcssreunions.com for more information or to register online.
Port Credit Secondary School is located at 70 Mineola Road East in Mississauga.
Starting next fall, the Ministry of Education will begin phasing in full-day early learning for up to 35,000 four- and five-year old students in Ontario. The Peel District School Board will host 105 early learning classrooms beginning Sept. 2010. At its board meeting on April 13, trustees approved the implementation of full-day early learning programs for phase two in 11 schools, pending final approval by the ministry.
Providing the early learning program in schools with the highest social risk index while balancing equity of opportunity and equity of access across the region remains a high priority for the Peel board.
Janet McDougald Chair, PDSB
The following Peel schools—45 classrooms—are proposed locations for full-day early learning programs beginning Sept. 2011:
Peel District School Board is seeking community input in updating its equity policy.
“In the Peel board, we understand that equity and excellence go hand-in-hand,” says Tony Pontes, director of education. “One of the core goals in our strategic plan is to achieve equity for students and staff—to provide equity of access and opportunity for students and staff to learn, work and develop in an environment that is nurturing, engaging, respectful and inclusive."
The Ontario Ministry of Education has released an equity and inclusive education strategy for Ontario. To guide school boards in implementing this vision, the ministry has issued a policy/program memorandum about developing and implementing equity and inclusive education policies in Ontario schools.
In the Peel board’s action plan to respond to the Ministry strategy and policy memo, as well as the board’s organizational goal, the board is consulting widely with parents and the community to review and revise its equity policy, Policy 54—Antiracism and Ethnocultural Equity. The updated policy will become the guide for all of our implementation activities.
Parents and community members are invited to help the board shape its equity policy and implementation plans by providing input and feedback:
In accordance with provisions outlined in the Education Act (Clause 194(3)(a)) the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board has adopted a resolution to commence with the disposition of two properties deemed surplus to its needs. The properties include two of three elementary schools recently closed or scheduled to close as a result of the 2008-09 Pupil Accommodation Review.
The schools are Blessed Trinity in Mississauga, which closed in June 2009, and Mother Mary Ward in Brampton, which is scheduled to close in June 2010. The board has decided to retain a third school closed as a result of the Pupil Accommodation Review (St. James in Mississauga) and is considering board-related uses for this facility. A fourth school, St. Mary in Port Credit, has been closed for a number of years and is currently being leased as a day care facility. The board will retain this property and continue to lease it for child care purposes.
There are three steps outlined in legislation regarding the disposal of properties by a school board:
Families can register children born in 2006 for kindergarten from Feb. 8 to 19
Parents can register children born in 2006 for kindergarten between Feb. 8 to 19. At registration, parents will receive a Stepping into Kindergarten package of tips and activities to help prepare their child for school. Registration dates for each school are available at www.peelschools.org by clicking on 'Kindergarten Registration' from the home page, or by calling the school.
"We know that starting school is a big step for children, and for parents too," says Pat Stellick, co-ordinating principal, elementary. "That's why we provide parents with our Stepping into Kindergarten package when they come to registration. The package contains information about the kindergarten program, an activity booklet with tips and games parents and children can do together to prepare, and information about resources in community. The idea is to make the transition smooth—and exciting—for our families."