Rainbow Schools receive grants

MANITOULIN—Innovative parent involvement projects are being implemented in Rainbow Schools thanks to funding provided by the Ministry of Education’s Parent Engagement Office.

Thirteen Rainbow Schools will share a total of $11,740 in Parents Reaching Out Grants to support School Council initiatives to further engage parents/guardians in their child’s learning.

Rainbow District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee has also received a Parents Reaching Out regional grant to host an engaging speaker on resiliency and well-being.

“Parents are important partners in the learning process and play a key role in building resiliency in children,” said Norm Blaseg, Director of Education for Rainbow District School Board. “Research has shown that the involvement of parents/guardians in their child’s education has a positive impact on student achievement and overall school performance.”

“We commend School Councils for hosting activities to further engage parents/guardians in Rainbow Schools,” he added. “With their efforts and the support of the Ministry of Education, we have a number of exciting projects taking place in our schools once again this year.”

The following Manitoulin school received grants:

Assiginack Public School for Math Festivities. Assiginack Public School will host a family fun evening of math games and activities to increase parent engagement and exposure to math and promote a growth mindset. Resources will be made available for students and parents/guardians to learn and enjoy math at home.

Little Current Public School for a Math Fair. Families will enjoy a variety of math technology and board games that complement the math curriculum at all grade levels. The games will be available to loan and will provide parents/guardians with the opportunity to help their children with math at home, in a fun and engaging way.