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10:20 - 10:35 am​ AM Recess​
11:35 - 12:35 pm ​Lunch
2:10 - 2:20 pm ​PM Recess
​3:20 pm ​Dismissal
  
  
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Events Calendar

Oct 26, 2017 07:00 PM
Volunteer of Distinction Awards
Oct 26, 2017
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Sinclair SS
Nov 17, 2017 All Day
All Schools
P.A. Day
Nov 17, 2017
All Day
All Schools
Nov 20, 2017 All Day
National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th each year. The date marks the occasion when Canada adopted the  United Nations Convention on the...
National Child Day
Nov 20, 2017
All Day
Holiday
National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th each year. The date marks the occasion when Canada adopted the  United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)  , spelling out the basic human rights for children and youth.

National Child Day has been nationally celebrated since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations’ adoption of two documents centered on children’s rights: the United Nations Declaration of Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations  Convention on the Rights of the Childon November 20, 1989.

The overall objectives of National Child Day are to pay tribute to Canada’s commitment to children outlined in the Convention and  A Canada Fit for Children; promote children’s initiatives across the country; and encourage child-related organizations to raise awareness of child rights.
We celebrate the success the Government of Canada’s initiatives have in making a real difference in the lives of our children and families. Through initiatives such as the Universal Child Care Plan, the Child Fitness Tax Credit and improving access to health care for children, the Government of Canada continues to demonstrate its commitment to working as effectively and efficiently as possible to produce real results to support families in their efforts to ensure all children have the opportunity to grow up healthy and reach their full potential.

The Government of Canada remains committed to supporting children and their families. The Government will continue to advance policies and programs that support parents and children and take their best interests into account. This work will be undertaken directly as well as with partners, including the provinces and territories, civil society, Aboriginal communities and organizations, and international organizations. Knowledge gained through lessons learned, best practices, research and tools will guide the continuous improvement towards ensuring children have the best start in life, no matter where they live. We will continue to strengthen our efforts to ensure the well-being, healthy development, protection and participation of children and youth.

Take time on November 20th to celebrate National Child Day.
Dec 22, 2017 All Day
No early dismissal.
Last day of school classes.
Dec 22, 2017
All Day
No early dismissal.
Dec 25, 2017 - Jan 05, 2018
All schools closed.
Winter Break
Dec 25, 2017 - Jan 05, 2018
All Day
All schools closed.
Jan 15, 2018 04:00 PM
Visit: www.ddsb.ca @ 4:00 p.m.
Kindergarten Registration for September 2018 Opens
Jan 15, 2018
04:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Visit: www.ddsb.ca @ 4:00 p.m.
Jan 19, 2018 All Day
Elementary schools only
P.A. Day - Elementary Schools Only
Jan 19, 2018
All Day
Elementary schools only

 
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Principal:Tami Rayner Vice Principal: Marlene Phemister|Superintendent: M.Hamid|Trustees: Chris Braney, Paul Crawford