Publications for Parents


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Publications by Year

  • Shared Solutions – A Guide to Preventing and Resolving Conflicts Regarding Programs and Services for Students with Special Education Needs
  • Helping Your Child Do Mathematics – A Guide for Parents Kindergarten to Grade 6
    This guide is available as an Adobe Acrobat file.
  • Helping Your Child With Reading and Writing – A Guide for Parents Kindergarten to Grade 6
    This guide is available as an Adobe Acrobat file.
  • Parent Involvement (PDF, 448 KB)
    This report is the result of four months of work during which members had the opportunity to further the work undertaken in the winter of 2005 for the Parent Voice in Education Project (PVEP).
  • Parents Reaching Out Grants (2006)
    Parents play a vital role in public education. Ontario's new Parents Reaching Out Grants are designed to encourage parents' involvement in their children's education, and support student learning.
  • More Ways to Succeed in High School
    These new programs are at the heart of our Student Success initiative. They give Ontario high school students more ways to accumulate credits to graduate, while improving the quality of a high school education in this province.
  • Bullying: We Can All Help Stop It
    The effects of bullying go beyond the school yard. For you as a parent, here's what to watch for, what you can do, and where you can go to get help.
  • Planning Entry to School: A Resource Guide (2005)
    The information in this resource guide will help school boards work with parents and community partners as they plan students' entry to school.
  • Leading Education: New Supports for Principals and Vice-Principals in Ontario Publicly Funded Schools (December, 2005, v. 2)
    Part of a series of mini discussion papers prepared for the Education Partnership Table to permit wide input to the direction of education in Ontario. This paper articulates the government's comprehensive strategy to strengthen school leadership.
  • Ontario Parent Involvement Policy (December, 2005, v. 2)
    Part of a series of mini discussion papers prepared for the Education Partnership Table. The Ministry of Education is striving for a new relationship among the groups that make up public education in Ontario. This paper is one of several setting out proposed government policy changes to help such a partnership to thrive.
  • Teacher Excellence: Unlocking Student Potential Through Continuing Professional Development (August, 2004 v. 2)
    Fifth in a series of mini discussion papers prepared for the Education Partnership Table. This paper is concerned with the ongoing continuing professional development of our teaching corps.
  • Creating an Education Partnership Table (March 2004, v. 2)
    First in a series of mini discussion papers prepared for the Education Partnership Table. This is the proposal for the Partnership Table: a problem-solving forum, where participants explain underlying wants and needs behind positions and bring facts to bear that allow others to appreciate their viewpoint.
  • Building the Ontario Education Advantage: Student Achievement (April, 2004)
    Second in a series of mini discussion papers prepared for the Education Partnership Table. The McGuinty government's vision and plans for publicly funded education.
  • Revitalizing the Ontario College of Teachers (March, 2004)
    Third in a series of mini discussion papers prepared for the Education Partnership Table. Key approaches of the McGuinty government for revitalizing the Ontario College of Teachers.
  • Literacy for Learning: The Report of the Expert Panel on Literacy in Grades 4 to 6 in Ontario (2004)
    This report sets out a framework for ensuring that students in Grades 4 to 6 in all publicly funded schools in Ontario receive the strategic instruction and support they need to develop as fully literate readers, writers, talkers, and thinkers.
  • Making Ontario Schools Healthier Places to Learn (2004)
    When children are exposed to less healthy choices at school, they do not compensate by choosing more healthy choices when away from school. Our schools need to help children learn how to make the best nutritional choices and form good eating habits now to carry them through their lives.
  • Ontario Education Number (OEN): Information for Parents and Students(2003)
    The OEN is a student identification number that will be assigned by the Ministry of Education to elementary and secondary students across the province. The number, which is unique to every student, will be used as the key identifier on a student's school records, and will follow the student through his or her elementary and secondary education.

Ontario Parent Council Reports – by year

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