SCDSB schools receive over $75,000 for Parents Reaching Out projectsOctober 4, 2017
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The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has been granted more than $75,000 this school year to connect with parents through the Ministry of Education’s Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grants for School Councils and for PRO Grants for Regional Projects.
SCDSB School Council Projects
Individual school councils apply for PRO Grants to support initiatives that focus on ways to further engage parents in their child’s education. These projects are specific to each school community, including mental well-being and mindfulness, STEAM, online safety, parent engagement and family math events. In total, SCDSB school councils are receiving over $60,000 for 61 school-based projects this year.
SCDSB Regional Projects
PRO Grants for Regional Projects are available to various community groups, non-profit organizations and educational systems to create more opportunities to work with parents as partners.
This year, the SCDSB has been awarded a regional grant for the Circle of Learning – Engaging Parents through Co-Learning project. This project will support a variety of events throughout Simcoe County for parents to learn more about ways to support their children’s learning and well-being. The events will focus on topics such as healthy eating, physical activity during and outside the school day, learning strategies used in the classroom with a focus on numeracy, emotional and self-regulation and more.
Further details on PRO programs are available on the Ministry of Education’s website and in the recent media release.
Stuart Finlayson, Superintendent of Education – Parent Involvement