Education Week for Parents

While not a new concept, makerspaces are gaining traction for the many benefits they provide students as these spaces are integrated into classrooms and schools. Makerspaces are designed to challenge students to create and learn through hands-on, personalized experiences throughout elementary, middle, and high school. Across the DSBN students and teachers are using problem solving and critical thinking skills to innovate and create thousands of unique and exciting projects. Join us to learn about Makerspaces and how they are being used to engage students.

Research has shown there is a strong link between play and learning in young children, especially in the areas of problem solving, literacy, numeracy, social skills and physical development. Play builds on knowledge and skills, according to where the child is developmentally. Come and learn how the Kindergarten classroom of today is a place for exploring, investigating, creating and hands-on learning!

Learn about some simple ways to support a lifelong love of reading.

Join us for a presentation that highlights the changes to our elementary mathematics curriculum.
We will discuss what we think of when we hear the word mathematics, the topics that are taught in our curriculum, and help you to navigate the digital curriculum. We will also share a few ideas about how to support your child with mathematics at home.

The transition for a student from grade 8 to grade 9 is among the most challenging periods of adolescence. A smooth transition contributes to a strong foundation for success in secondary school and beyond. The goal of this presentation is to inform parents/guardians of the processes, resources, and supports in place for DSBN students transitioning from grade 8 to grade 9 in September 2021.