Parents & Teachers                

Homework Help for Parents

Edselect
Edselect is designed and maintained by an Ontario Teacher/Librarian, Pat Elliott.  This portal provides hundreds of links for students, parents and teachers on all subjects in the Ontario Curriculum for both elementary and secondary school students.   One of the most useful sections is the Curriculum Topics and Lesson Plans, where you will find subjects divided by grade. 

Cyber Safety

Wired Safety
Wired Safety provides support and education on many aspects of Internet safety including cybercrime, cyberlaw, chat, downloading music, e-mail and personal information. 

Safekids.com
Many aspects of Internet safety are cover at SafeKids.com including general internet safety, Facebook privacy tools, an online safety quiz  and how to write a family contract for Online Safety.  Issues for older children and teens, such as cell phone safety, passwords, social web safety and sexting  is covered in a sister site,  ConnectSafely.org.

Canada Safety Council
The Canada Safety Council  has an extensive list of child safety topics for parents, including information on Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety.

Homeschooling

About Homeschooling
The starting place for exploring homeschooling. Find everything you need from how to get started in homeschooling to resources for the more experienced. An active homeschool community with forums, email courses, homeschool curriculum reviews, unit studies and activities for the kids!
Ontario families can look to either of these organizations for information and support in homeschooling.
Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents  
Ontario Christian Home Educators Connection

Links to Parenting Websites

Canadian Toy Testing Council
The Canadian Toy Testing Council (CTTC) has been helping parents choose good toys on the basis of design, function, durability and play value since 1952.  The website will also give information about toy hazards and recalls.

Children's Information Portal
Provided by the Ontario Ministry of Child and Youth Services, this is the place to look for programs and services relating to child care, financial aid, special needs support and other government intiatives relating to children and youth.

Todays Parent   
Online since June 1996, Today's Parent provides a warm and friendly home on the Internet for parents and professionals who share a common goal: a passion for raising their children well. Includes blogs, forums and podcasts for parents to get current views and share with other parents.

Ontario Ministry of Education abc123
The Ministry of Educations offers tips on how to get your child ready for school, with reading, writing and arithmetic skills, helpful ideas on commng with teachers and more.  

Local Schools

Albert College
Algonquin Lakeshore Roman Catholic School Board
Goodwin Learning Centre
Hastings-Prince Edward District School Board
Kawartha Pine Ridge School Board 
Quinte Montessori School 
Trenton Christian School

Local Events and Services for Youth

Ontario Early Years Centre Trenton
Trenton Military Family Resource Centre 
YMCA of Central East Ontario - City of Quinte West Branch

Library Services For Teachers And Classes

Quinte West Public Library offers a variety of services to teachers and their classes.  Please contact the library to book a class visit, to arrange a package of support material for classroom use, or for demonstrations of the library's online catalogue and its related services.

BOOK A CLASS VISIT!
Classes are invited to the library for visits throughout the year.  Most visits are between 1 and 1 ½ hours long and include a tour, stories and other activities, and for Grade 3 and under, a simple craft.  Older classes may do theme programs related to curriculum studies, such as Ancient Civilizations, Early Settlers or genre fiction booktalks.  We also offer fun programs at Christmas.   Programs are flexible and we are happy to discuss ways in which the Library can enhance your study of a particular subject. 

Class visits must be booked at least three weeks in advance.  We are very busy during the school year, so book early to ensure your visit.

BOOK BUNDLES
Requests for books that contain certain materials can be made with the Children's library staff.  Teachers can fill a request form indicating the topic, the number of books required to supply the class, the grade level, and the date the bundle will be needed.  We ask that book bundle requests be submitted one week prior to pick up.  Teachers are reminded that they are responsible for all fines or losses.

BUCKET OF BOOKS
Teachers may also request a selection of picture books, easy read/first novels, or juvenile fiction to supplement classroom collections.  We will choose 20 titles for you for each 3 week loan period.  You may receive a Bucket occasionally or regularly throughout the school year.

ASSIGNMENT ALERT
Are you tired of hearing, "I couldn't find anything!" Help us change that to "I found lots of information!"  Contact the Library before you give an assignment.  We can then set up a reserve shelf of appropriate material and information on the subject for students to use at the Library.  We will also provide a short list of websites on the subject.

LITERACY NIGHT
Children's Department  are also available to speak at your school's special events, such as Family Literacy Day.  There are only two of us, so book early!  

Library Programs And Events

We invite you to check out our website for announcements of programs for children throughout the year.  We also provide links to Homework Help, booklists and educational games.