Health and Physical Education (HPE) Curriculum – Feedback from Parents/Guardians

Dear Dewson Parent/Guardians:

An updated Health and Physical Education curriculum for Grades 1-12 will be implemented in Ontario classrooms beginning in September 2015.

For your reference, the following documents are available online:

Background Information for Parents (HPE) – for distribution to the parent representative completing the survey

The following is a reference copy of the survey

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

As part of being a representative school council, we endeavor to seek your feedback on issues before the school council.

We have created a survey to obtain your anonymous input/feedback. The results will be used to inform our parent representative’s responses to the actual Ministry survey which closes on November 28, 2014.

Click on this link to the Dewson School Council survey to provide your anonymous input/feedback >

Thank you.

Movie Night-Thursday, November 27th at 6:00pm

On Thursday evening come and join us in watching  Dr Suess’s – The Grinch who Stole Christmas.  

There will be popcorn and drinks for sale for a $1.00 each.

Also,  we are asking for a pay-what-you can (suggested donation $2) fundraiser for the school.

Hope to see you there!

Dewson Movie Night-Thursday, November 27th at 6:00pm

  1. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  2. Come out on Thursday night to enjoy a movie with friends and family!


Please click here to view a flyer for Central Technical School open house.

Dewson Dialogue-November 17-21

Here are some of the things we talked about at school this week:

To promote Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week November 17th-21st  we invited musical guests The Campfire Crew to come to Dewson to celebrate friendship and standing tall!  Their singable musical performance promoted a positive, inclusive school culture. They encouraged our students to have courage and  the meaningful language to use so that  they can become helpful bystanders.

They also taught us the acronym H.E.L.P – H for Have their HEADS UP – they are aware of bullying & ready to help.  E for Show EMPATHY and care about the victim’s feelings. L for Use a LOUD voice & strong words to stand up to bullying. P for Help get the victim to a safe PLACE.

Dress for Success

The weather is getting colder but that doesn’t mean we stop playing and learning outside.  HPE classes will continue outside as long as it is not -20 Celsius with or without the wind chill.  Dressing appropriately for HPE is  as fundamental as having pencils and paper in other subject areas.  Students are encouraged to dress in layers with thermal wear (in addition to snow pants if possible), mitts, hats, neck warmers and insulated boots for outdoor HPE classes.  All clothing should be labelled with students’ first and last names to prevent loss.  Students are also encouraged to always wear this proper outer wear for HPE class even if they think they don’t need it so as to  avoid unnecessary trips to classrooms.  As a result, layers of clothing  can be easily removed or added to maintain comfortable body temperature before, during and after physical activity.  When students also dress appropriately for recesses,  DPA , field trips as well as HPE the experience is much more enjoyable.

Let’s practice being responsible and resilient this winter by dressing appropriately. DRESS FOR SUCCESS!

French Immersion Information Night

Please click here to view a flyer for the French Immersion Information Night on November 20, 2014 at 6:30pm.