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[TPS] – Back-to-school campaign, Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to Friday, September 8, 2017 Are you FOCUSED on school?


Toronto Police Service
News Release

The back-to-school campaign, Tuesday, September 5, 2017, to Friday, September 8, 2017, Are you FOCUSED on school?

Monday, September 4, 2017 – 8:01 PM
Traffic Services
416-808-1900

Improving road safety and traffic flow for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists is one of our goals in support of the Service priority and commitment to safe communities and neighbourhoods.

This initiative is part of the City of Toronto – Vision Zero Road Safety Plan. Vision Zero is a comprehensive five-year (2016-2021) action plan focused on reducing traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries on Toronto’s streets. The plan prioritizes the safety of our most vulnerable road-users, through a range of initiatives.

The Toronto Police Service will be launching its annual back-to-school campaign entitled “Are you FOCUSED on school?” (Frequent Offences the Community and Road Users See Every Day), starting Tuesday, September 5, 2017, and concluding on Friday, September 8, 2017. This back-to-school initiative will focus on road-users who put children at risk as a result of their poor driving habits.

All police officers and Parking Enforcement Officers will pay attention to motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians who commit offences in the vicinity of school zones, including offences related to pedestrian crossovers, crosswalks, intersections and high-risk mid-block crossing behaviours. Enforcement will also target aggressive driving offences, prohibited turns, and distracted driving behaviours, along with “No Stopping” and “No Parking” restrictions within school zones.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

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Course Descriptions of Donna Kakonge’s Classes You Can Take


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Self-Publishing Around The World

Instructor: Donna Kakonge

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Course Description

Find out how to release your unpublished manuscript to the world. More and more established people and organizations are self-publishing. Learn how to publish your work in a cost-effective way that stands up to the rigour of traditional publishing. This course will expose you to the various online and print shop resources to make your work part of your financial plan. This course is also open to those who are looking to publish a book to give to friends and family.

Learning Outcomes

  • To learn how to self-edit your work
  • To learn how to self-publish your unpublished manuscript
  • To learn how to better market your self-publishing
  • To find out the various resources available to bring your book to a wide audience of readers
  • Finding out inexpensive and cost-effective ways to produce a book of quality
  • By end of class should have two hundred pages written

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course. Continue reading

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Program a model for early childhood education


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RICHIBUCTO, NB, Oct. 16 /CNW/ – La Boussole, Centre de la petite enfance et de la famille de Richibucto inc. celebrated its official opening today in Soleil Levant School. Elected officials and community leaders from business, culture, health, and education joined children, their parents and caregivers to tour this unique “one-stop” location for children from birth through Grade 8.

La Boussole (“The Compass”) is one of nine early childhood demonstration sites in the province. Its team of staff delivers programming to parents and children including full- and part-time child care, parent and child playgroups, immunization clinics and healthy lifestyle programs integrated with school-based services.

The school location was chosen because it is familiar to parents and helps facilitate the transition to school for young children. The concept is based on the latest national and international research of best practices in early childhood service delivery. New Brunswick is one of the first provinces in Canada to test integrated service delivery as a way to improve supports for parents and young children.

“The early years are the most important years and quality of care that a child experience in their first years has a direct effect on their ability to succeed later in life. That is why we are committed to working with New Brunswickers to make quality early learning and childcare more accessible, more affordable, and more inclusive,” said Claude Williams, the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister representing Jody Carr, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development.

La Boussole serves Acadian and Francophone families in Kent County as well as English speaking families who want their children to attend a French school. Michèle Doiron Campbell, Vice President of La Boussole and the mother of two preschoolers welcomes the strong linguistic and cultural identity the program offers.

“Minority francophone children often do not have the opportunity to acquire pre-literacy skills in French before they start school. This centre will help children build a strong linguistic foundation for their ongoing learning and development.”

The Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation has partnered with the Government of New Brunswick to support the development and evaluation of the demonstration sites. The Health and Education Research Group (HERG), based out of UNB and l’Université de Moncton, is conducting the evaluation.

“Our goal is to demonstrate the profound payoffs that public investment in education and development targeted toward our youngest children can have,” says Foundation chair, the Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain. “Research tells us early childhood programs that are partnered with public education and encourage the involvement of parents and the community excel in fostering creative thinking, confidence, and leadership among children, educators and parents. These skills benefit the entire community.”

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Back to School Part III


Donna Kakonge Ends Her Series on Students Preparing to Go Back to School – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

Back To School Part III - August 31, 2010

Going Back to School? This ends the three-part series in going back to school for students of all ages. If you have not checked out Part I and Part II – you can find them on this magazine. Here are the tips for Part III:

  1. Make sure you sleep! It is extremely important to sleep and rest while you are in school. This will help to keep your stress level down and make it possible for you to concentrate on your studies.
  2. Keep your personal drama to a minimum. Things come up. Everyone knows this. Try to keep out of any personal drama around you in your family, as well as any personal drama happening at school. You are at school to study – really in essence not to do anything else.
  3. Keep out of the bars and avoid smoking – easier said than done, trust me I know. You will be much better off to lay off the alcohol completely and avoid smoking to deal with your stress while in school. Many of these bad habits are formed while you are in school. An entire dissertation could be written on this topic. Avoid becoming a statistic.
  4. Try not to miss classes. Try to go to all of your classes. It is important that you go and your professor will respect you for it. If there is a good reason why you must miss a class, let your professor know with as much notice as possible.
  5. Do not forget to enjoy yourself. Going to school will contain some of the fondest memories of your life. Enjoy it and be successful.

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Back to School – Part II


Donna Kakonge Continues the Series on Going Back to School for Students – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

Back to School Part II - August 30, 2010

Getting ready to go back to school? Here are some tips to help you out on your new journey:

  1. Food can be a big expensive while you are studying. There is a program called Foodshare that will allow you to get fruits and vegetables for as low as $12.00 CDN for an individual. This is a great way to keep healthy and stave off the extra pounds from the sedentary life of study.
  2. Join the gym on campus. Make sure that you join the gym on campus. You should try to work out as often as you can to deal with stress. If the location of your school is far from where you live and it is not convenient to work out on campus, try to do walking or any kind of sport that you enjoy. Even putting on music on your computer and dancing to it for an hour in your bedroom every day can show can real results.
  3. Take advantage of the health care plans available to you. You can usually get eyeglasses, dental cleanings and discounts on any medications you may be taking by going to school. Take advantage of it. If you are young, you will not be on your parents’ health plan forever.
  4. Watch the company you keep. Make sure that you make good friends while you are at school. Try to associate yourself with the hard workers. They will be a good influence on you. It is quite true sometimes that you can tell a person by the company they keep. Sometimes you may even be better off sticking to yourself.
  5. Enjoy the student discounts of the TTC bus service while you are a student. The TTC is going back to picture cards and discounts for students – to take advantage of this! You will save a lot of money by taking public transit such as the TTC, GO or the public transit in your area which is hopefully good, rather than driving.

Stay tuned for tomorrow when there will be Part III.

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Back to School – Part 1


Donna Kakonge Writes About Students Who Are Going Back to School – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

Back to School Part 1 - August 29, 2010

What an exciting time it is for many people of all ages all over the world as they return to school for September. Being a teacher and student myself, here are some tips on how you can make your new learning experience, or continued learning experience its best:

  1. Get to know your professors: this is something that one of my former students told me about while he was my student and I was not even conscious that it did make a difference in his success. Of course, you need to back up your knowledge of the professor with hard work, however, it is important to build a rapport with your prof. If you cannot – then perhaps you should drop the course if you can.
  2. Organize your work early: make sure you set up folders on your computer that help to organize all your different courses and files for various assignments. Try to find out the deadlines for assignments right away and write them down. There really are not many good excuses for missing deadlines. If you know an assignment is coming up, try to do it in advance and you can even get help from your campus writing centre to improve your work. The people at the writing centres are experts and are almost as good as having your professor look the work over. Many professors are busy so sometimes this is not possible.
  3. Make sure you have the right tools for your learning job: make sure your computer is working well and that you have a good backup system for files, such as Dropbox.com where you can store the files on your computer for free at 2 GB and under.
  4. Show up to class on time!: it’s important to show up to class on time. You do not want to miss anything. You will also be making a very good impression and showing your initiative and eagerness.
  5. Try to participate in class discussions: some people are naturally chatty and participating in class discussions is not a problem. For those professors who create a safe, calm and open learning environment where all students no matter what feel free to discuss things – this is terrific. If you have a professor from hell, well…what can I say…I feel sorry for you. Try to make the best of it and try to think positive thoughts.

Well, this is just the beginning of the tips. Tomorrow there will be Part II.

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Hockey


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Brad Featherstone - March 15, 2010

Online Story
Bradley Featherstone

Scarborough native Chris Stewart was named the NHL’s first star of the week after scoring five goals and four assists in four games the week of March 1-7.

The Colorado Avalanche player is only 20-years-old and it has already set career numbers for himself this season.

He returned to hockey several years ago after giving it up to focus on football at Scarborough West Hill Collegiate. Stewart came back to the game of hockey and has excelled greatly ever since. His older brother Andrew also plays in the NHL.

Stewart recorded his first career hat trick on March 6 in a 7 to3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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