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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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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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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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Schumacher Lions Club Donates Ping Pong Table

October 22, 2019
​Michael Harmanmaa, Grade 5/6 Teacher at Pinecrest Public School, teaches eager students the finer points of ping pong.  

A table was graciously donated to the school by the Schumacher Lions Club.  Mr. Harmanmaa noted that the game “focusses a lot on eye hand coordination, teamwork and sportsmanship,” and that "It’s just something...
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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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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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Peer Mentors

May 01, 2019
Timmins High and Vocational School students are mentoring students from Pinecrest Public School.  Students come together every few weeks to learn from each other, play games and participate in different activities.  A great initiative that shows the culture of caring and learning in our schools. 
This week, the students came together...
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Peer Mentoring

April 11, 2019
Pinecrest Public School and Timmins High and Vocational School are working together to begin a peer mentoring program. Child and Youth Workers Erica Hurteau-Ludgate and Shelley Robinson partnered with Brady Power and his travel and tourism class to bring the students together.  The older students will be working with the younger students...
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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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DARE Graduation

February 04, 2019
​On January 31st, three Grade 6 classes graduated from the DARE Program in Timmins.  45 students from W. Earle Miller Public School and 25 students from Pinecrest Public School came together to celebrate this achievement. 

Constable Rick Lemieux (Dare Officer), Constable Bill Field (DARE officer), DSB1 Board Chair Brush, Mayor...
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TH&VS Concert Band play for Elementary Students

January 14, 2019

The Timmins High and Vocational School Concert Band played for students at Timmins Centennial, Pinecrest and W. Earle Miller Public Schools on Friday, Janaury 11th. The elementary students loved the concert and were inspired by the concert.  Thank you for sharing your talents!






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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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Pinecrest Students Ready for the Holidays!

December 20, 2018
​ On Monday, December 17th, Pinecrest Public School partnered with CMD Academy of Hairstyling to offer students free haircuts for the holidays. The students and instructor from the school came in their Christmas best to cut and style the hair of over 50 students! The students left with a new haircut...
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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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DSB1 Supports Dress Purple Day

October 25, 2018
​DSB1 staff and students supported Dress Purple Day on October 24th.  
Every October Children’s Aid Societies across the province raise awareness about the rights of children and youth to safety and well-being, and the responsibility of adults and community services to help children, youth, and families who need support. On Ontario...
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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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Pinecrest Halloween Costume Drive

October 23, 2018
In the spirit of October’s character education trait of Generosity, Mrs. Reid’s class collected costumes for Project Love. The costumes will be distributed to children and families in need in Timmins.  In total, Mrs. Reid’s class collected over 65 costumes.  Pictured are Nicole Gillard and Melanie Chartier from Project Love, as...
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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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Design Challenge

September 21, 2018
​Mr. Sloan’s Grade 5/6 class at Pinecrest recently participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) challenge.  Student groups were tasked with designing a maze with limited quantities of tape and straws. Congratulations to all for your innovative designs!





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Red Cross provided breakfast

June 14, 2018
On June 13th the Red Cross and volunteers served breakfast to all of our staff and students. What a perfect way to begin our day eating fruit and banana bread toast! Thank you Red Cross for suporting our Breakfast program! ​
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High Performance Basketball Camp

June 11, 2018
​Timmins High and Vocational School will be holding its 13th annual High Performance Basketball Camp July 30th to August 3rd, 2018. It is open to boys and girls entering Grades 6-12.
**New this year -  PAY ONLINE, FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME !**
Please see below for the brochure, as well...
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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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Holocaust Workshop

May 14, 2018
The Wiesenthal Centre’s Tour for Humanity recently made stops at both Pinecrest and Golden Avenue Public Schools. This was the first time the tour stopped in Timmins. Grade 5 and 6 students were invited onto a bus equipped with a video wall, where they received a gentle introduction concerning the treatment of Jewish people during World War Two.  They also...
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Grade 6 Students complete DARE program!

May 08, 2018
​Congratulations to Mr. Sloan's and Mr. Selin's grade 6 students who completed the DARE program.
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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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TH&VS Summer Basketball Camp

April 27, 2018
​The 5 time OFSAA Champions Timmins High Blues will be holding a Summer Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls entering Grades 1 to Grade 9, July 2 to July 6, 2018. Beat the summer boredom, make new friends, and learn valuable basketball skills from the BEST.
**New this year -  PAY ONLINE,...
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Pinecrest Tackles Poverty

April 27, 2018
​ Students at Pinecrest have been working on a project around the theme of tackling poverty. They’ve been collecting new and used winter clothing items and grocery gift cards to help the students of Pinecrest, Project LOVE and the YoMobile. Great job students!





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Caped Crusader Visits Students

April 20, 2018
​Is it a bird? A plane? No......it's the BATMOBILE! Students at several of our Timmins schools were absolutely thrilled when Batman paid them a visit recently. The superhero arrived in Timmins from Brampton for the Timmins Comicon event on April 21st. 




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TH&VS Multi-Sport Summer Camp 2018

April 19, 2018
​Say goodbye to boredom this summer, get your child involved in a great activity, and support Timmins High at the same time!  Timmins High and Vocational School will be holding a "Multi-Sport Camp" for children ages 5 to 14 at the school July 9 to July 13, and July 16 to July 20 (9:00am...
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Humboldt jersey day

April 13, 2018
​Pinecrest staff and students dressed in their sport jerseys or in green to show support for the Humboldt families on Thursday, April 13th. Our thoughts are with all of the Bronco's families during this difficult time.
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Celebrating the End of Winter!

March 21, 2018
​The students at Pinecrest Public School in Timmins recently celebrated the end of winter, with a bang. They held a winter 'Play Day'! Students were divided into teams and got to enjoy activities like sliding. They were also treated to hot chocolate and muffins. Thanks to Mrs. Blakey for organizing the event.

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