“How Does Learning Happen?”... Children, parents and educators joyfully preparing for the Early Learning Kindergarten (ELK) classroom and the learning journey. The following program is FREE for parents and caregivers with children who are entering kindergarten September 2018. Find out more!
How do I get my Parent NNDSB Account?
NNDSB parent accounts can be configured and invitation e-mails will be sent if the required documents have been received by the school office (see below). Keeping you informed with your child’s progress is a critical piece to their success and the Near North District School Board is committed to engaging and empowering parents with the information and resources required to support student learning at home and in the classroom.
How do I set up my NNDSB account?
- Canada Anti-Spam Legislation form must be returned to the school office
- Student information index card must be signed and returned to the office with any required changes
If both of the above have been returned to the office, you will receive an invitation e-mail with setup instructions. To complete the setup, you will need your child’s OEN Number which can be found on your child’s report card or timetable. You will be provided with a username in the e-mail and the OEN will be a temporary password. If you have any issues accessing your child’s OEN please contact the school office.
I have not returned these forms, where can I find them?
- If you require the Canada Anti-Spam Legislation form you can download it from the school board website:
- If you require the student information index card, please contact your child's school office
October 4, 2017 @ 4:00PM
JK-12 Building Committee Meeting (Parry Sound)
September 26, 2017 @ 6:00PM
Regular Board Meeting
September 19, 2017 @ 5:00PM
Committee of the Whole Meeting
September 5, 2017 @ 5:00PM
Committee of the Whole Meeting
Under the title of “Growing with the Biosphere”, sessions were held in which students and parents were able to learn more about Monarch Butterflies and Mason Bees. Families were provided with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with respect to seed starting and veggie gardening.
The final event was held at Humphrey Public School on May 10th, 2018 where a group of elementary students and their families had the unique experience of building homes for Mason Bees. The event also involved the creation of seed starting pods to grow the important plants for our pollinators.
These homes and seeds will be placed in the Humphrey Public School community as a part of their new Outdoor Learning Space.
For more information, please contact:
Information/Communication Officer Near North District School Board
P. (705) 472-8170, extension 5010
The ICE challenge is a concept that was originally generated in the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program, but Ontario's Ministry of Education is working with teachers across the province to modernize the curriculum. ICE is a component that has been proposed as part of a new curricular push towards integrating 21st century global competencies into career studies.
Throughout the day, students had an opportunity to develop application prototypes, hear a keynote presentation from local entrepreneurs and participate in a Shark Tank type panel that served to provide feedback for student-generated prototypes.
The efforts from the students who participated will be documented and shared with Ministry staffers to help guide the design of new curriculum. Near North was one of the only boards participating in the pilot project that tested the new curriculum using an ICE Challenge outside of school.
Students, teachers and entrepreneurs contributed to the overall success of the event assisted by the North Bay Chamber of Commerce for finding local entrepreneurs to inspire students.
Greg Deschamps, Program Coordinator E. Greg.Deschamps@nearnorthschools.ca P. (705) 472-7015, extension 5039