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DSB1 Board of Trustees Sworn In

December 05, 2018

District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) is proud to announce that Trustees were sworn-in on Tuesday, December 4 th , 2018. The Honourable Ralph Carr administered the Declaration of Office and Oath of Allegiance to five newly-elected and six returning Trustees. "It was a pleasure to have our...

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...

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....

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...

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 –...

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...

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....

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,...

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 or


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...

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...

Fresh From the Farm

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


September 10, 2018
School photos will be taken on Thursday, September 27, 2018!​


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

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...

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. 

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....

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...

Student Led Conferences

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

'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...

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...

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!