$3,000 awarded locally for parent engagement projects
Several local schools were successful recipients of funds for parent engagement projects.
Trillium Lakelands District School Board announced late last month that $22,000 was allocated to projects board-wide from the Ministry of Education.
Parents Reaching Out grants ranged from $750 to $1,000; 23 of them were awarded in the board this year.
“The importance of parent engagement and the impact on a child’s success in school cannot be emphasized enough,” director of education Larry Hope said in a press release. “These approved projects will go a long way in helping our school councils offer wonderful opportunities to our parents.”
Within Haliburton County, three schools received funding: J.D. Hodgson Elementary School, Cardiff Elementary School and Stuart Baker Elementary School.
CES received $1,000 to do a workshop for parents on the Feed All Four campaign for good overall wellbeing. JDHES received $1,000 for a project called Filling the Toolbox. SBES received $1,000 for a project called Encouraging Communication with Parents.
“It is wonderful that so many of our schools have been successful with their grant applications,” said school board chairwoman Louise Clodd in the press release.
“We have a very strong commitment to parent engagement in our district and this funding will help our school councils to continue the great initiatives they put in place for parents to help their children.”