October 2012

Reach Every Student

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October 26, 2012

SpeakUp Project Grants

Deadline: November 2, 2012

SpeakUp projects give students in grades 7-12 a chance to get involved in making their school a better place to learn.

Grants of up to $1,000 help students take action and create the changes they want to see in their school or community!

SpeakUp Project Grants – Deadline: November 2, 2012 Please make sure your students know about this great program. You can use this web icon on web pages and in newsletters.

More information, including tips, resources and the application form, is available at ontario.ca/speakup.

Free online math tutoring for students in grades 7-10

Homework Help is a free online math help service run by TVO's Independent Learning Centre with support from the Government of Ontario.

Students at English-language publicly funded schools can get free online math tutoring from a certified Ontario teacher. Tutoring hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET each Sunday to Thursday.

It's free and it's easy for students to register with their Ontario Education Number. Parents and guardians can also sign up for a free guest account to support their child's learning.

More information is available at ontario.ca/HomeworkHelp.

Resources for parents

Back by popular demand and now available from Service Ontario Publications:

  • Make Reading Fun! (tips for parents)
  • Full-day kindergarten: a question and answer guide for parents (brochure)
  • Full-day kindergarten for four- and five-year-olds: time to learn, grow and play (bilingual fact sheet)

Stepping Stones: A Resource on Youth Development

Stepping Stones: A Resource on Youth Development This resource was designed to serve as a tool to guide the development and delivery of high quality services and supports for youth provincewide.

This resource will be of interest to anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of how youth develop (physically, cognitively, emotionally and socially), and the ways they can be supported through these transitions.

It was created by the Ontario government in broad consultation with researchers, youth, community leaders and service providers, and can be found online at ontario.ca/steppingstones.

Thank you et merci, Murray