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Principal's Letter March 30, 2020

March 31, 2020
Hi Folks, I want you all to know we are thinking of you and working hard to plan our next steps.  We will have more information coming soon. We wish you and your families all the best and are looking forward to seeing you soon. Ke vin McRae

Cochrane Field Trip

February 11, 2020
‚ÄčStudents at SRFPS enjoyed an educational and fun-filled day in Cochrane. They went to the Polar Bear Habitat where they were able to witness polar bears playing with each other in the snow! They listened to a bear talk from the staff. Then the students enjoyed lunch at Little Caesars Pizza and then went...

PJ's & Pancakes 2019

January 23, 2020
SRFPS students enjoyed Pancakes and syrup with fresh fruit and yogurt or whipped cream during our PJ & Pancake fun day on Friday, December 20th. 

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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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Hour of Code

December 18, 2019
Students participated in various Hour of Code activities on Friday, December 13th.

Royal Canadian Legion Poster Contest

December 04, 2019
‚ÄčOn Friday, November 29th, members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #305 visited our school to present our students with prizes for the Remembrance Day Poster Contest.
Congratulations to all who participated!


Kindness and Numeracy!

December 03, 2019

Students at Smooth Rock Falls Public School combined calculations with kindness this month!  They used the knowledge from lessons on graphing to track the number of items collected as part of the school's Holiday Food Drive. Great work, SRFPS!

Celebrating Indigenous Culture

November 18, 2019
‚ÄčStudents from SRFPS have been learning about the Indigenous culture and participating in various activities. They sand painted pictograph symbols, dot painted turtles and designed their own Indigenous-themed canoes. 

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Remembrance Day 2019

November 13, 2019
‚ÄčRylan Heatherington and Morgan Breton did a great job on November 11, representing our school during the public presentation of the wreaths at the Legion for Remembrance Day. All of our students not only took part in the ceremony, but also got involved in other activities related to Remembrance Day, such...

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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Halloween 2019

November 04, 2019
‚ÄčThe students at SRFPS enjoyed a fun-filled day on Halloween!                                                     
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Choosing Pumpkins

October 29, 2019
‚ÄčThe students at SRFPS walked to "Sunrise Orchards" store to pick pumpkins to carve at school on Halloween. They were each given an apple and a gourd to take home. Fun was had by all! A big thank you "Sunrise Orchards" for their generosity!  
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Crazy Hat Day

October 21, 2019
‚Äč On Oct. 18th, the students wore their craziest hats to school! Many students showed off their creativity by their innovative designs! Great job! 

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Student Vote 2019

October 17, 2019
‚ÄčOn October 16, 2019, grade 4, 5 and 6 students of Smooth Rock Falls Public School exercised their right to student vote in the federal elections. They have been preparing for this event for the last three weeks and the excitement on the Election Day was obvious. All students have done a...
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Orange Shirt Day 2019

October 01, 2019
‚ÄčThe students and staff at SRFPS honoured Orange Shirt Day by wearing orange shirts and participating in various Indigenous-based activities. 

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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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National Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Day 2019

September 27, 2019
On September 20th, the students of Smooth Rock Falls Public School  celebrated National Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping Day.  Mrs. Rasiga showed the students a short film by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters about the benefits of hunting, fishing, and trapping.,   The students shared personal stories and pictures.   They also wore camouflage, hunter orange, or...
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Terry Fox Walk 2019

September 27, 2019
‚ÄčStudents and staff of Smooth Rock Falls Public School took advantage of the break in the clouds to participate in their annual Terry Fox Walk on September 25, 2019.

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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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Grade 6 Celebration at SRPS

June 26, 2019
‚ÄčCongratulations to our four grade six students who have completed their elementary careers at SRFPS and are moving on to intermediate studies in Kapuskasing. Members of the school family attended a heartfelt ceremony and fellowship on the afternoon of June 21. All the best to our well prepared four as they move...
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Communities in the Past

June 04, 2019
‚ÄčMrs. Pittman's class showing off their butter making skills in Social Studies class.
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Jump Rope for Heart

May 22, 2019
‚Äč Each student raised money for the Heart and Stroke foundation. In total, more than $1400 was collected! The students participated in Jump Rope for Heart on May 17th. They are excited as the reward for their effort is a school pizza party!
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Robotics 2019

May 13, 2019
‚ÄčOn May 10th, each of the students got to experiment with various robotics in the gym. Students were able to use their creativity through coding, designing obstacle courses and exploring new apps. 

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S.R.F.P.S. School Spirit Day 2019

May 13, 2019
‚ÄčOn May 10th, our school participated in a School Spirit Day. Students and staff were proud to be dressed in our recently purchased S.R.F.P.S. clothing.  

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Badminton Tournament

May 03, 2019
‚ÄčSRFPS students participated in our school Badminton Tournament on Friday, May 3rd.  Fun was had by all!


Day of Pink

April 17, 2019
‚ÄčOn April 10th, the students and staff of SRFPS participated in many anti-bullying activities and wore pink shirts to acknowledge Day of Pink 2019.  

Google Hangout

April 08, 2019
Students in grades 4, 5, and 6 participated in an online Google Hangout, entitled "Ocean Wise," on Friday, March 29, 2019. The activity was organized by Exploring by The Seat of Your Pants, a non-profit organization which "knock(s) down classroom walls and take(s) students anywhere in the world, never having to...
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Autism Awareness Day

April 08, 2019
‚ÄčMrs. Pittman's class recognized World Autism Day April 2nd with activities.

Public Speaking Contest

February 28, 2019
Each of the students from grade 1-6 presented a speech on February 27th.  Chantal Tessier, Richard Clawson, Ken Williams and John Lemieux from the Royal Canadian Legion judged each speech and awarded prizes for students in each age division.  
In the grade 1-3 division, Bryn Eagles received 3rd place, Adrian Rasiga...
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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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Smooth Rock Falls PS Celebrates National Flag Day!

February 19, 2019
‚Äč Students at Smooth Rock Falls Public School marked National Flag of Canada day on Friday, February 15th.  Students learned about the history of our flag and re-created the flag using Canadian road maps.   Great work! 

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Flag Day 2019

February 15, 2019
‚ÄčThe students of SRFPS celebrated National Flag of Canada Day today by making their own flags with Canadian road maps after a lesson on the history and development of our flag. Well done students!

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Smoothie Day at SRFPS

January 28, 2019
‚ÄčOn Friday January 25th, the students at Smooth Rock Falls Public School were able to enjoy a cold refreshing berry & yogurt fruit smoothie.  They enjoyed it so much, that a second round had to be made! A big thank you goes out to the Red Cross Breakfast Program and the Ontario Dairy Association for the funds...

Building Buddies

January 28, 2019
On Friday, January 25th, instead of having our weekly "Reading Buddy" program, we had "Building Buddies!" Students from both classes worked collaboratively to build various structures, including a rocket, a swing, a marble run, a bridge and a tower! Great job everyone!    

2018 Remembrance Day Poster Contest

January 11, 2019
Royal Canadian Legion ON#305 members Audrey Tremblay and Bruce Carmichael were at S.R.F.P.S. today to present prizes to the students who participated their 2018 Remembrance Day Poster Contest.  Prizes were given to all who participated, and we would like to thank them for their generosity!

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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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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...

Halloween Pumpkin Carving SRFPS

November 01, 2018
On ‚Äč Halloween day the students at SRFPS participated in a pumpkin carving contest.  Afterwards they all voted for the pumkin they liked the best and then got dressed in their costumes for some fun and games.  They ended  the day by trick or treating around the school for some sweet treats!  ...

Student Vote

October 25, 2018
Students in Mrs. Rasiga’s class had an opportunity to exercise their right to vote in the municipal elections organized by CIVIX on Friday, October 19, 2018. As usual, they had a lot of fun and proved that they can be responsible citizens! Student Vote is a parallel election for students under...
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District School Board Ontario North East Trustee Election Results

October 24, 2018

(October 24, 2018, Timmins) ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď...

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,...

Pumpkin Excursion

October 17, 2018
‚ÄčOn Friday October 12th, SRFPS students and teachers went for a short excursion to Sunrise Orchards where the students got to chose a few complimentary pumpkins for each class to carve for Halloween, The students also got to taste some yummy apple cider and choose a small pumpkin for each of them to take home.  A big Thank...
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Big Crunch

October 12, 2018
‚ÄčOn Thursday October 11th, our students participated in the Canadian Red Cross Local Big Crunch Event.  The farm fresh carrots were delicious!

Thanksgiving Bake-Off

October 12, 2018
‚ÄčOn October 5th, SRFPS had a Thanksgiving Pie Bake-Off competition.  All of the students worked together in teams to bake various kinds of pies.  Mr. Forsythe, Mrs. Meilleur and Mrs. Sauve were our taste testing judges!  A tough decision but the apple pie won, just by a slice!!  
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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 or

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Terry Fox Walk 2018

October 02, 2018
‚ÄčThe students and staff at Smooth Rock Falls Public School are proud to support Terry's dream.  

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Orange Shirt Day 2018

September 27, 2018
‚Äč Wachay, Today  the students and staff at Smooth Rock Falls Public School wore orange to honour the victims and survivors of the Canadian residential school system. As a public school it is our hope to build awareness and educate the next generations about this history and many impacts on Indigenous Peoples...
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Camo Day 2018

September 19, 2018
‚ÄčNational Hunting, Trapping, & Fishing Heritage Day 2018 To mark the heritage and contributions of these activities to northern Ontario culture, economy, and dinner table students and staff wore camo, green, or fishing related clothing on Sept 14. History was explored and outdoor adventure tales were told-including some tall ones;)
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Fun Day One!

September 05, 2018
‚ÄčTwo of the students welcomed back to class today at SRFPS, a happy reunion for friends and staff!
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First day of school is September 5th

August 31, 2018
‚ÄčStaff are excitedly  looking forward to Opening Day at SRFPS. For any new students it is not too late to register for Kindergarten or Grades 1-6. Here is to a wonderful 2018-19 school year!
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Grade 6 graduates

June 28, 2018
‚ÄčSmooth Rock Falls Public School is very proud of our grade 6 graduates.  We wish you all the best!

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Student Vote

June 07, 2018
‚ÄčOn June 4, 2018, the students in Mrs. Rasiga's class have participated with enthusiasm in Student Vote.  They have investigated the right of vote and the responsibilities that come with it, finally culminating with casting a vote for the candidate of their choice.  Results to be announced after June 7th!


Cochrane Field Trip

May 29, 2018
Students and staff of SRFPS along with a few wonderful volunteers participated in an amazing field trip to Cochrane.  They started their day with a visit to the Polar Bear Habitat and Heritage Village, ordered lunch from Harvey's/Swiss Chalet and then went swimming at the Tim Horton Event Centre Pool.    
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Education Week 2018

May 29, 2018
‚ÄčStudents of SRFPS enjoyed Education Week by planting seeds, measuring out some friendship soup and helping the environment by participating in a schoolyard cleanup!
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New Canada Learning Bond

May 22, 2018
‚ÄčThe Canada Learning Bond is an initial $500 offered by the Government of Canada to help you start saving now for your child‚Äôs 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. 
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2018 Fun Pass

May 04, 2018
‚ÄčCelebrate 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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Kapuskasing Field Trip

April 23, 2018
‚Äč Because of their successful fundraising efforts, the students at SRFPS were able to enjoy a great day in Kapuskasing on April 20th.  They bowled at North Side Lanes followed by lunch at A&W and then watched the hilarious movie, Ferdinand at the Kapuskasing Royal Theatre.  Fun was had by all!...
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Humboldt Bronco's

April 12, 2018
Jersey Day at SRFPS in support of the fallen and injured Humboldt Broncos and their families.