DYS hosts bullying workshop

This past week, Leslie Barr-Kellar, behaviour co-ordinator for the Rainy River District School Board, presented a bullying workshop at Donald Young School for parents and other community members.
Topics covered included the board’s “Safe School” policy, violence prevention curriculum instruction, strategies for students being promoted at the school level.
This one-hour session answered questions at large which will help prevent bullying and other forms of violence.
In other news, DYS wishes to extend a huge thank you to the students, staff, and parents who assisted with “Jump Rope for Heart.” More than $5,000 was raised for this worthy cause.
Thanks also to Cloverleaf and Healthy Heart Coalition for donations toward snacks for the participants.
The school receives incentives for participating in Jump Rope for Heart. DYS is looking at ordering two CD players and new phys. ed. equipment.
Meanwhile, Kathy Kaemingh did a fine job tabulating all the cheese orders and distributing them. The grand total raised was $2,088.50, with a profit of $753.41 to be used towards Phase II of the playground equipment as well as busing costs.
Judges Alex Ogden, Emily Mosbeck, and Karen Wilde were commended for their work at the DYS speech contest. Allison Loney emerged as the winner.
Finally, DYS librarian Marie-Ann deGroot passed along a bouquet to the students and parents who helped set up, operate, and support the recent book fair. Fair. The total amount raised was $1,631.
Parents and community volunteers who participate in school activities is greatly appreciated at all times.