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Posted Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Female adult talking to a group of students at a tableA large number of students attending our Summer Rays program had difficulties with speech and language, attention or processing. That is why Katie Plaunt, Speech Language Pathologist at the Durham Catholic District School Board is an important part of our Summer Rays team.
Throughout July, Plaunt travelled to our Summer Rays’ sites to help students build their language and literacy skills, while playing fun games and reading books. “Talking and listening skills...

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Posted Friday, July 26, 2019

Students showing parents around the Summer Rays classroomOn Tuesday July 23, our Summer Rays program held an Open House at each location to let parents see what students have been working on throughout the month of July. Students’ work was showcased in the classrooms, while sons and daughters toured their parents to the different activity centers.
Parents enjoyed reading students’ journals and discovered all the adventures our Summer Rays students experienced. Summer Rays is a program that helps students improve their...

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Posted Tuesday, July 09, 2019

We Walk the Path Together Indigenous Education Newsletter and path in the forest with broken treeDear Parents and Guardians,
We are excited to launch our Indigenous Education newsletter; We Walk the Path Together . The quarterly newsletter provides information, news and events regarding Indigenous Education at the Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB).
This issue features information on how to self-identify your child’s Indigenous ancestry and upcoming Indigenous Education community events. We encourage you to take some time to participate in local...

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Posted Friday, June 28, 2019

Female student holding a magnify glass up to her eyeResearch notes that “on average, students could lose approximately 1-3 months worth of learning during the summer months." The loss of learning, can be upsetting for children who have worked hard during the school year or impact one's self confidence if a gap in learning already exists.
You can prevent the "summer brain drain" by actively taking advantage of everyday interactions and "teachable moments" to make learning fun. Visit our webpage at https://www.dcdsb.ca/en/programs-services/Beat-Summer-Brain-Drain.aspx...

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Posted Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Dear Durham Catholic Parents and Guardians, 
The latest issue of the Durham Catholic Parent Involvement Committee's (DCPIC) newsletter is now available. This issue offers tips on summer learning, links to the Math@Home games which you can download and enjoy at home and a link to the Math Café for Parents video series. There is also a link to highlights from the board’s 50 th Anniversary Picnic.
Wishing everyone a safe and restful summer. 
Yours...

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