What’s happening in Rainbow Schools?

Rainbow Schools offer Kindergarten Orientation for children starting school this fall

Kolton Wylie explores shapes in the Kindergarten class at Algonquin Road Public School.

All Rainbow Schools will offer in-person Kindergarten Orientation sessions for children starting school this fall and 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 2022 will also be accepted at the orientation.

Families will have an opportunity to connect with Kindergarten teachers, early childhood educators and school personnel. They will also meet other children starting school.

“It’s important for school staff to establish strong connections and engage parents and guardians as partners in education,” says Rainbow District School Board Director of Education Bruce Bourget. “Building this partnership begins long before the first day of school. Starting school is not the beginning of a child’s learning journey – it’s a continuation of the journey together.”

During orientation, parents/guardians will learn strategies to help children get ready for school, with a focus on literacy and numeracy. Families will receive a bag of resources that may contain information from the school, the board and/or community partners, such as transportation or Public Health programs.

“Kindergarten Orientation helps to bridge the transition from home to school,” says Director Bourget. “Parents will leave with strategies and resources to introduce children to Rainbow Schools and the wonderful experiences that await them.”

Kindergarten Orientation / Registration Sessions in Rainbow Schools

A.B. Ellis Public School
Thursday, May 19, 2022

5 pm to 7 pm
Principal: Dave St. Amour
164 Mead Boulevard, Espanola
Phone: 705-869-1651

Adamsdale Public School
Thursday, May 12, 2022

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Ashleigh Conley
181 First Avenue, Sudbury
Phone: 705-566-6020

Alexander Public School
Thursday, May 5, 2022

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Brenda Carr
39 St. Brendan Street, Sudbury
Phone: 705-675-5961

Algonquin Road Public School
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

5 pm to 6 pm
Principal: Trevor Dewit
2650 Algonquin Road, Sudbury
Phone: 705-522-3171

Assiginack Public School
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Principal: Tracey Chapman
134 Michael’s Bay Road, Manitowaning
Phone: 705-368-7010

Central Manitoulin Public School
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Shelley Tamura
56 Yonge Street, Mindemoya
Phone: 705-368-7005

Charles C. McLean Public School
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Jamie Mohamed
43 Hall Street, Gore Bay
Phone: 705-368-7015

Chelmsford Valley District Composite School
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

6 pm to 7 pm
Principal: Danielle Williamson
3594 Highway 144, Chelmsford
Phone: 705-675-0225

Churchill Public School
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

6 pm to 7 pm
Principal: Kim Boulanger
1722 Fielding Street, Sudbury
Phone: 705-566-5130

Copper Cliff Public School
Monday, May 2, 2022

5 pm to 6 pm
Principal: James Norrie
50 School Street, Copper Cliff
Phone: 705-682-4721

C.R. Judd Public School
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Susan Cousineau
8 Lincoln Street, Capreol
Phone: 705-671-5953

Ernie Checkeris Public School
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Jim Wachnuk
1570 Agincourt Avenue, Sudbury
Phone: 705-566-7610

Lansdowne Public School
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Jennifer Harvey
185 Lansdowne Street, Sudbury
Phone: 705-675-6451

Larchwood Public School
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

6 pm to 7 pm
Principal: Elizabeth Mack
43 Main Street, Dowling
Phone: 705-671-5944

Levack Public School
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Coleen Eberlein
100 High Street, Levack
Phone: 705-671-5943

Little Current Public School
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

5 pm to 6 pm
Principal: Heather Pennie
18 Draper Street, Little Current
Phone: 705-368-2932

MacLeod Public School
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

5 pm to 6 pm
Principal: Kerri Monaghan
23 Walford Road, Sudbury
Phone: 705-522-8040

Markstay Public School
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

4 pm to 6 pm
Principal: Nadia Berardelli
7 Pioneer Street East, Markstay
Phone: 705-671-5946

Monetville Public School
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

1:45 pm to 2:45 pm
Principal: Paula Biondi
7099 Hwy. 64 North, Monetville
Phone: 705-898-2785

Northeastern Elementary School
Thursday, May 26, 2022

6 pm to 7 pm
Principal: Ron Hodkinson
45 Spruce Street, Garson
Phone: 705-675-0204

Princess Anne Public School
Thursday, May 5, 2022

5 pm to 6 pm
Principal: Jodie Pakkala
500 Douglas St. West, Sudbury
Phone: 705-673-6516

Queen Elizabeth II Public School
Thursday, May 5, 2022

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Paula Mackey
32 Dell Street, Sudbury
Phone: 705-675-6198

R.H. Murray Public School
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Chris Bourré
3 Henry Street, Whitefish
Phone: 705-671-5942

R.L. Beattie Public School
Thursday, May 12, 2022

5 pm to 6 pm
Principal: Kelly McCauley
102 Loach’s Road, Sudbury
Phone: 705-522-7178

Redwood Acres Public School
Thursday, May 5, 2022

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Mark Patterson
4625 Carl Street, Hanmer
Phone: 705-675-0202

S. Geiger Public School
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

9 am to 10:45 am
Principal: Cori Pitre
355 Government Road, Massey
Phone: 705-865-2052

Valley View Public School
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

5 pm to 6 pm
Principal: Christine Chisholm
1840 Valleyview Road, Val Caron
Phone: 705-671-5956

Walden Public School
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Principal: Stephen Winckel
249 Sixth Avenue, Lively
Phone: 705-692-3602

Westmount Avenue Public School
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

4 pm to 5 pm
Principal: Lisa Piquette
511 Westmount Avenue, Sudbury
Phone: 705-566-1770

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Media Contact:

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