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Rainbow Schools offer Kindergarten Orientation for children starting school

All Rainbow Schools will offer Kindergarten Orientation sessions for children starting school this fall as well as their parents/guardians. Parents who have not registered their children still have time to do so and can reserve their spot for Kindergarten orientation by calling their nearest Rainbow School. Registrations for September 2017 will also be accepted at the Kindergarten sessions.

At the orientation sessions, families will have an opportunity to connect with Kindergarten teachers, early childhood educators, school personnel and staff from community agencies. They will also meet other children starting school this fall.

“Early years are formative years,” says Rainbow District School Board Chair Doreen Dewar. “Research has shown that brighter starts lead to brighter futures, so it’s important that schools establish strong links with the home and engage parents/guardians as partners in education from the outset.”

She adds: “In Rainbow Schools, we recognize that building this partnership begins well before the first day of school. Starting school is not the beginning of a child’s educational experience. It is a continuation of the journey of learning together.”

At the orientation sessions, children will participate in early learning activities. Parents/guardians will learn strategies on how they can help orient their children for school, with a special focus on literacy and numeracy. They will receive their very own bag of resources, which may contain information from the school, the board and/or community partners, for instance, math tip sheets or information about transportation or Health Unit programs.

“Kindergarten Orientation works to bridge the transition from home to school by familiarizing parents/guardians and their children with the school and its staff. It is an opportunity for them to explore our schools, meet some of their classmates and get excited about starting school,” says Rainbow District School Board Director of Education Norm Blaseg. “The strategies and resources that parents will receive at the orientation session will serve to introduce children to Rainbow Schools and the wonderful experiences that await them in Kindergarten.”
Kindergarten Orientation / Registration Sessions in Rainbow Schools

A.B. Ellis Public School
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
5 pm to 6 pm
Principal: Michael Bellrose
164 Mead Blvd., Espanola
Phone: 705-869-1651

Adamsdale Public School
Thursday, May 18, 2017
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Jodie Pakkala
181 First Avenue, Sudbury
Phone: 705-566-6020

Alexander Public School
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Principal: Denise Goodmurphy
39 St. Brendan St., Sudbury
Phone: 705-675-5961

Algonquin Road Public School
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Cathy Nursall
2650 Algonquin Rd., Sudbury
Phone: 705-522-3171

Assiginack Public School
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Maria Bouwmeester
134 Michael’s Bay Rd., Manitowaning
Phone: 705-368-7010

C.R. Judd Public School
Thursday, May 25, 2017
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Jacques Mantha
8 Lincoln St., Capreol
Phone: 705-671-5953

Central Manitoulin Public School
Thursday, May 4, 2017
5 pm to 6 pm
Principal: Christy Case
56 Yonge St., Mindemoya
Phone: 705-368-7005

Charles C. McLean Public School
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Tracey Chapman
43 Hall St., Gore Bay
Phone: 705-368-7015

Chelmsford Public School
Thursday, May 11, 2017
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Sherry Conroy
121 Charlotte Ave., Chelmsford
Phone: 705-671-5945

Churchill Public School
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: David Farrow
1722 Fielding St., Sudbury
Phone: 705-566-5130

Copper Cliff Public School
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Kendra Mihell
50 School St., Copper Cliff
Phone: 705-682-4721

Cyril Varney Public School
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
6 pm to 7:15 pm
Principal: Ron Hodkinson
1545 Gary Ave., Sudbury
Phone: 705-566-2424

Ernie Checkeris Public School
Thursday, May 25, 2017
5 pm to 6 pm
Principal: Kerri Monaghan
1570 Agincourt Ave., Sudbury
Phone: 705-566-7610

Lansdowne Public School
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
9:30 am to 10:30 am
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
4 pm to 5 pm

Principal: Lisa Piquette
185 Lansdowne St., Sudbury
Phone: 705-675-6451

Larchwood Public School
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
6 pm to 7 pm
Principal: Christine Chisholm
43 Main St., Dowling
Phone: 705-671-5944

Levack Public School
Thursday, May 4, 2017
5 pm to 6 pm
Principal: Stephen Winckel
100 High St., Levack
Phone: 705-671-5943

Little Current Public School
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Margaret Stringer
18 Draper St., Little Current
Phone: 705-368-2932

MacLeod Public School
Thursday, May 4, 2017
12 pm to 1 pm
5 pm to 6 pm

Principal: Lynn MacDonell
23 Walford Rd., Sudbury
Phone: 705-522-8040

Markstay Public School
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Paula Mackey
7 Pioneer St., Markstay
Phone: 705-671-5946

Monetville Public School
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Principal: Kim Boulanger
7099 Hwy. 64 N., Monetville
Phone: 705-898-2785

Northeastern Elementary School
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
5:30 pm to 7 pm
Principal: Randy Wallingford
45 Spruce St., Garson
Phone: 705-675-0204

Princess Anne Public School
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Danielle Williamson
500 Douglas St., Sudbury
Phone: 705-673-6516

Queen Elizabeth II Public School
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Jim Wachnuk
32 Dell St., Sudbury
Phone: 705-675-6198

R.H. Murray Public School
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
4:30 pm to 7 pm
Principal: Trevor Dewit
3 Henry St., Whitefish
Phone: 705-671-5942

R.L. Beattie Public School
Thursday, May 25, 2017
10 am to 11 am
1 pm to 2 pm
4 pm to 5 pm
Principal: Paul Dupont
102 Loach’s Rd., Sudbury
Phone: 705-522-7178

Redwood Acres Public School
Thursday, May 4, 2017
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Susan Cousineau
4625 Carl St., Hanmer
Phone: 705-675-0202

S. Geiger Public School
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Principal: Cori Pitre
355 Government Rd., Massey
Phone: 705-865-2052

Valley View Public School
Thursday, May 4, 2017
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Principal: Chantal Lacroix
1840 Valleyview Rd., Val Caron
Phone: 705-671-5956

Walden Public School
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Chris Bourré
249 Sixth Ave., Lively
Phone: 705-692-3602

Webbwood Public School
at S. Geiger Public School
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Principal: Cori Pitre
6 Minto St., Webbwood
Phone: 705-869-3751

Westmount Avenue Public School
Thursday, May 11, 2017
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Principal: Gisèle LaLonde
511 Westmount Ave., Sudbury
Phone: 705-566-1770

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Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171, ext. 7217.