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Letter to Families Regarding Mental Health Supports During the Summer

July 03, 2020


July 3, 2020
Dear families,
We are happy to share with you that our Mental Health & Well-being Team will be providing support services throughout the summer.   We understand that families and students may be experiencing a wide range of emotions and questions during these uncertain and unprecedented...
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June 2020 Strategic Plan Vignette

June 26, 2020

We are so pleased to share our June Strategic Plan Vignette, which celebrates the DSB1 community's successes this year!

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Message to Graduates from the Minister of Education

June 24, 2020

In the below videos, the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, congratulates all graduates as they have persevered through unusual circumstances this year.
Kindergarten graduates Grade 8 graduates Grade 12 graduates


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Message to Graduates from Trustees

June 24, 2020

The DSB1 Board of Trustees share an important message with the graduating class of 2020!
 
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Pass the Cedar Challenge Video

June 22, 2020
​ June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. It is a day to celebrate the unique heritage, cultural diversity and rich traditions of Indigenous peoples. DSB1 students and staff shared actions they are taking for Indigenous History Month. This video was created to celebrate National Indigenous People's day while honouring physical...
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Update on our Plan to Re-open Schools

June 18, 2020
​ Since the mandatory school closures across Ontario on March 13, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) has been exploring how to safely and responsibly re-open our schools.  
Although the Ministry of Education has said that students will return to the classroom in September, a formal announcement on the...
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Odyssey is Hiring Language Monitors

June 17, 2020

Odyssey is currently hiring Language Monitors.  To learn more and apply for this opportunity, please view the job posting below:
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Virtual Pride Parade

June 15, 2020

  So many of you submitted photos and videos for our Virtual Pride Parade!  A big thank you to Kelly Howard for compiling all of your submissions into this beautiful video!  #PrideInside
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Kindergarten Information Virtual Event

June 11, 2020


We are proud to present an opportunity for families to learn about the Kindergarten Program and how to prepare your child for school on June 22, 2020 at 8 p.m. 
This virtual event will feature a panel of Kindergarten Educators from across our board.  They will share information about the program, ...
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Summer Science At Home

June 04, 2020

Science North is introducing a series of virtual summer camps to continue to engage youth in learning and innovation. 
Summer Science at Home will provide children with the opportunity to continue to learn about the wonderful world of science from the comfort of their home.
To learn more and register...
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National Indigenous History Month

June 01, 2020

In June, we celebrate National Indigenous History Month to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. DSB1 is committed to providing all students rich, authentic learning experiences to ensure that every student will have access to an intensive learning experience through the lens of Indigenous history,...
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Pride Month

June 01, 2020
​ Happy Pride Month!  Although celebrations may look a bit different this year, DSB1 is committed to highlighting this important month as the LGBTQI2S continues to work towards equity and justice in all aspects of their lives.
Follow us on social media to learn more about how to take part in...
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Summer Learning Program Survey

May 26, 2020

We need your help as we plan for summer learning programs for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8! Families, please complete this short survey before June 1, 2020: https://bit.ly/2ZFSr86 Summer Learning Programs focused on literacy and numeracy for elementary students will be offered at a distance this summer to...
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Family Survey

May 04, 2020

As we embark in our fifth week of educator-led distance learning, we would like to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about yours and your child’s experience with distance learning by completing this survey: https://forms.gle/Dei6kDZVaXnzMHv47 . Your opinion is important as we try to...
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Mental Health Week 2020

May 04, 2020
​ This Mental Health Week, take care of your mental health with the Five Ways to Well-Being!
Five Ways to Well-Being is a set of five simple, evidence-based actions which can improve well-being in everyday life.  Each weekday of Mental Health, we will promote one of the five actions. Join us...
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Professional Activity Day with Kevin Lamoureux

April 28, 2020


On Monday, April 27, 2020, DSB1 staff had the pleasure to learn with Kevin Lamoureux.  Mr. Lamoureux is a faculty member at the University of Winnipeg and a well-known public speaker. He has served as Associate Vice President for the University of Winnipeg, Education Lead for the National Centre for...
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2020-2021 Student Trustees Elected

April 23, 2020
​ On April 20, 2020, the District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) Student Senate elected two new Student Trustees. A motion was passed at the April 21, 2020, board meeting to support the results of the selection process. We are pleased to welcome Rowan Glover from Englehart High School, who...
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A Message from the Director of Education

April 20, 2020
​ The Director of Education, Lesleigh Dye, shares an important message with students and families. 
You can also read her letter here. 
 
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Financial Support for Families

April 08, 2020
​ The Ministry of Education is providing financial support to parents to assist with the costs of educational resources during school and child care closures as a result of Ontario’s declared emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Parents are eligible for a one-time per child payment of: $200 for...
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Tip Sheet for Families

April 08, 2020
We know that educator-led distance learning is new for everyone – for you, for your child, and for your child’s teacher. We created this tip sheet for families as we continue to learn together:    ​
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Pink Shirt Day at Federal Public School

February 27, 2020

Mrs. Rosenthal's Grade 4 and 5 Class decided to raise awareness about bullying by organizing a number of activities centred around Pink Shirt Day on February 26.  

Students visited other classes at Federal PS and shared anti-bullying messages.  They promoted kindness with the "Be the "I" in Kind" display, made daily announcements...
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Little Caesar Pizza Orders

February 24, 2020
​A HUGE success once again this year, raising over $2600.00 profit to support activities at Federal Public School!!! Thank you to the families who worked hard to support this fundraiser - greatly appreciated by all of us here at Federal!
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Anti-Bullying Day

February 13, 2020
February 26th ​Wear your best PINK SHIRT today!!!!
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Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising

February 13, 2020
​February 26th Pick-up from 2 -4pm
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Student Accident Insurance

January 09, 2020
Our District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) staff work diligently to ensure student safety. However, accidents can and do happen! Each year, many of our families spend thousands of dollars when their children are injured at school, on field trips, while participating in non-school activities, or at home.  DSB1 does...
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Holiday Bulletin Board Challenge at Federal

December 16, 2019

Classes at Federal Public School were issued a challenge this year- creating a bulletin board display representing a Christmas book or story!  All of the classes were keen to win, especially considering the top class would win a pizza lunch in the new year! While students were caroling around...
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Defying Limits with Dr. Dave Williams

November 08, 2019

District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Dave Williams on November 7th, 2019.  Dr. Williams is a Canadian icon with an impressive career: Emergency Doctor, Astronaut, Aquanaut, Jet Pilot, CEO, Author and Speaker.  

Tales from his extraordinary life journey captured the audience through both presentations. ...
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Join Us for a Presentation by Dr. Dave Williams

September 30, 2019
District School Board Ontario North East is thrilled to invite staff, families and community partners to a presentation by Canadian astronaut, Dr. Dave Williams.


  Dr. Dave William will present from Timmins High & Vocational School, in the auditorium.  We are pleased to welcome all of our communities to...
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Terry Fox Foundation School Ambassador Visits Federal PS

September 24, 2019

Kirkland Lake's very own Aiden Charbonneau, Canadian Terry Fox Foundation School Ambassador, visited Federal Public School on Tuesday September 24 to talk about his life story.  Aiden is a cancer survivor who recently celebrated 10 years cancer-free!  Aiden's message of struggle, perseverance, courage, and hope brought home the story of...
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Save the Date - Dr. Dave Williams

June 26, 2019

District School Board Ontario North East is thrilled to invite staff, families and community partners to a presentation by Dr. Dave Williams.   Thursday, November 7, 2019
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  (book signing to follow in Timmins) Timmins High and Vocational School Auditorium  (Broadcasted live to all schools in...
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Federal on Ice!

March 08, 2019
​Grade 4 to 6 students at Federal Public School spent a day on the lakes on March 1!  

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Kirkland District Game and Fish Protective Association, our students spent the beautiful winter day ice fishing.  A few students were lucky enough to bring home supper for...
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Transportation Cancellations due to Inclement Weather

February 22, 2019
Student safety is our main priority at District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1).  The Northern Ontario climate can sometimes cause the cancellation of student transportation.  That decision is made between the North East Tri-Board Student Transportation, the three school boards who are part of the consortium, as well as transportation operators...
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"Walking the Path" at Federal

January 30, 2019
Mr. Kilroy's Grade 4/5 students at Federal PS hosted a culminating Feast as part of the 10 week Walking the Path program. Walking the Path teaches empathy, self esteem and inclusivity through an Indigenous perspective. 
"Walking the Path addresses the belief that young people who have the self-respect and self-confidence...
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Turkey Lunch at Federal PS

January 11, 2019
​ Better late than never!  Our annual turkey lunch, delayed because of weather conditions before the winter break, was a huge hit with the students at Federal on Friday, January 11 th .  This annual tradition, put on by family volunteers and staff working together for the students, was appreciatively devoured...
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2018 Year in Review

December 21, 2018

As we approach the end of 2018, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) is proud to reflect on accomplishments that help support a positive future story for every student. We are pleased to welcome five new Trustees on our Board this year.  We are grateful for the contributions...
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Federal PS Helps Set World Record!

December 04, 2018

On November 8th, three classes at Federal Public School took part in helping to set a Guinness World Record for number of Speed Stackers stacking in one day around the world.  Ms. Coombs's Kindergarten, Mrs. Smith's 2/3 class and Ms. Allick's 3/4 class were required to stack for 30...
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Educators Take Part in Inquiry-Based Science Innovation Workshop

November 27, 2018

Elementary educators took part in a Science North  Inquiry-Based Science Innovation workshop on November 22 nd at THVS. The full day of hands-on learning, interactive experiments and engaging activities for teaching the grade 4, 5 and 6 "Understanding Structures and Mechanisms" strands, was a unique experience for all participants....
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Dr. Greg Wells Inspires

November 15, 2018

Dr. Greg Wells is a physiologist, researcher, author and broadcaster.  He spoke to DSB1 students, families, staff and community partners on Tuesday, November 13th.  His presentation was broadcasted to our northern and southern schools via livestream video from Timmins High and Vocational School. 
Dr. Wells shared the sleep-eat-move-think pathway to...
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District School Board Ontario North East Trustee Election Results

October 24, 2018

(October 24, 2018, Timmins) – With the 2018 School Board Election now finalized, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) would like to thank all candidates for their interest in becoming a Trustee for our Board. DSB1 is looking forward to continuing to work with returning Trustees: Bob Brush –...
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Art Collaboration at Federal

October 19, 2018

Every year, Mrs. Rosenthal's art students create a collaborative art project that represents all the students of Federal Public School.  This year's creation turned out fantastic, and will be proudly displayed in our foyer.  Every student coloured their own hand to be a part of our message to "reach...
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Speed Stacking

October 18, 2018
​In preparation for the Guinness World Records title for number of speed stackers stacking on one day (Nov. 8th), the Kindergarten and Grade 3/4 classes spent some time together sharpening their stacking skills.  The 3/4's helped the JK's and SK's learn how to stack and work cooperatively to build bigger stacks....
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Eat Well, Sleep Well, Move Well

October 18, 2018

District School Board Ontario North East is proud to host Dr. Greg Wells on Tuesday, November 13 th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Timmins High and Vocational School.   Schools in the North and South regions will be able to attend the talk via a YouTube livestream.  "We invite students,...
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Consultations on Education Reform

October 03, 2018
The Ontario government has launched consultations on education reform. There will be three ways for people to participate:

An online submission form, available now, that allows people, organizations or groups to provide their views on any of the consultation topics. Submissions can also be sent to the ministry by emailing fortheparents@ontario.ca or auservicedesparents@ontario.ca.

An...
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Federal Terry Fox Challenge

October 02, 2018
​Federal Public School students participated in their annual Terry Fox walk on September 27th, and raised almost $500 to support cancer research.  Students, staff and families enjoyed the walk to Civic Park and back, while raising awareness in the Federal community. As an extra challenge this year, the class with the most...
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Cancer Awareness at Federal

September 26, 2018
​On September 25th, Federal Public School was honoured to have Aiden Charbonneau, a Kirkland Lake childhood cancer survivor, speak to the students about his experiences.  As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and in preparation for their Terry Fox Walk on September 27th, Aiden spoke of his battles with cancer, the supports he...
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Fresh From the Farm

September 18, 2018
Fresh From the Farm orders due October 5, 2018 ​
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PICTURE DAY

September 10, 2018
School photos will be taken on Thursday, September 27, 2018!​
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MILK & PIZZA DAYS

September 10, 2018
Milk days start Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - $1 each Pizza days start Wednesday, September 19, 2018​ - $2 per slice
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Federal Visits Science North

June 19, 2018
​The Grade 2 and Grade 5 students from Federal Public School had a great time visiting Science North on June 15th! Tons of new learning experiences from the first time being in a larger city, to being on a coach bus, to the excitement of seeing such an amazing place filled with blue coats ready...
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New Canada Learning Bond

May 22, 2018
​The Canada Learning Bond is an initial $500 offered by the Government of Canada to help you start saving now for your child’s education after high school. Your child could also get $100 every year until age 15. In total, a child could receive up to $2,000 in an RESP. 
The...
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Timmins Robotic Challenge

May 17, 2018
A very dedicated group of robotics participants were a part of Team Federal that worked hard on their robots over the past few months almost every recess to get them working just the way they wanted in order to compete in three separate challenges at  the recent Science Timmins Robotics Challenge....
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Spelling Bee Championship

May 17, 2018
On Thursday, May 10, 2018, in front of many parents and her entire school, Lexi Boros, a Grade 2 student at Federal Public School, improved upon last year's performance to take the 7 th Annual Federal Public School Spelling Bee Championship against her rivals from Grades 1 through 6.  Lexi's winning...
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Student Led Conferences

May 15, 2018
Student Led Conferences were held at Federal Public School on Tuesday, May 8. ​
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'Lunchable' Workshops

May 11, 2018
​In support of Mental Health Week, students from the Kindness Club at Federal Public School learned about how healthy eating is proactive in promoting good mental health. The Club compared store bought "lunchables" with homemade ones.  The students learned about the four food groups and then built their own "lunchables", ensuring that all four food groups were...
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2018 Fun Pass

May 04, 2018
​Celebrate the summer with savings when you plan a trip to Ontario's attractions with the 2018 Fun Pass. The 2018 Fun Pass coupons provide free admission for up to two elementary school-aged children at 18 popular attractions when accompanied by a paying adult or senior. Parents can also save $5 on...
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Federal Learns to Curl!

March 26, 2018
Hot off the heels of the 2018 Winter Olympics, students in the ALPHA and Grades 1-6 classes at Federal Public School enjoyed a day of learning about curling. Thank you to Rings and Rocks and the Kirkland Lake Curling Club for the opportunity!