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There are many opportunities to volunteer at Tweed Elementary School.  

Without our committed volunteers, many activities which enrich students' school life could not be available.  

We are currently reaching our to our community to invite any community members who are interested in supporting the development of a club or group through which students could develop skills in specialized areas such as knitting or painting, for example.  

Soon we will be seeking assistance with the organization and running of our school Fun Fair.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the school office at 613-478-2714.

Staff List

Tweed Elementary School

2017-2018 Staff List                          

Principal - Susan Carleton-Maines

Vice-Principal: Lindsay Chisholm

Administrative Assistant: Karen Geen

Administrative Assistant: Sheila Vincent

KA -  Kaitlynn Hyatt and Deb Allen

KB -  Katie Hunt and Lisa Prevost 

KC -  Sarah Eady and Denise Morton 

1W - Patricia Whalen

1/2S - Ellen South

2D - Andrea Davie

2K -  Kelly Kehoe

2/3M -  Stephanie Morton

3T -  Sherry Tebworth

3/4G -  Adam Grills

4/5D - Miranda DeJong

5/6C - Kelly Cassidy

6M -  Laura Matthews

7/8B - Shelley Bonter and Emily Reavie 

7/8C -  Lindsay Chisholm and Jennifer Thibodeau

7/8Z - Ian McKendry

French – Anika van der Vink 

Classroom subjects including Physical Education - Alex Broek 

Classroom subjects including Physical Education  – Aaron Hanna-Jones

In School Resource Teacher - Emily Adams

Library Tech - Simon Paul

Child and Youth Counsellors – Cassandra Thompson

Learning Partner - Shelly Bonter

Network Analyst: Peter Kelly

Educational Assistant - Jill Rowan 

Educational Assistant - Linda Nicholson

Educational Assistant -  Patti Marlin 

Educational Assistant - Irene Masters

Educational Assistant - Mary Mikkelsen

Educational Assistant - Vicki Runciman

Lead Hand - Joe Coolen 

Custodian - Grant Robinson

School Council

links to school council newsletters, agenda, events and minutes (talk about layout)

Report Cards

  • ​Term One Report Cards SK to grade 8 will be sent home on February 23, 2016.
  • Term One Conferences for JK students and their families will be scheduled with homeroom teachers and designated early childhood educators during the month of February.

Progress Reports

information tbd

Learning Skills

From the Ontario Ministry of Education Policy Document

Growing Success Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools 2010 

Learning Skills and Work Habits in Grades 1 to 12                          

Learning Skills and Work Habits and Sample Behaviours


The student:
•   fulfils responsibilities and commitments within the learning environment;
•   completes and submits class work, homework, and assignments according to agreed-upon timelines;
•   takes responsibility for and manages own behaviour.


The student:
•   devises and follows a plan and process for completing work and tasks;
•   establishes priorities and manages time to complete tasks and achieve goals;
•   identifies, gathers, evaluates, and uses information,  technology, and resources to complete tasks.

Independent Work                    

The student:
•   independently monitors, assesses, and revises plans to complete tasks and meet goals;
•   uses class time appropriately to complete tasks;
•   follows instructions with minimal supervision.


The student:
•   accepts various roles and an equitable share of work in a group;
•   responds positively to the ideas, opinions, values, and traditions of others;
•   builds healthy peer-to-peer relationships through personal and media-assisted interactions;
•   works with  others to resolve conflicts and build consensus to achieve group goals;
•   shares information,  resources, and expertise and promotes critical thinking to solve problems and make decisions.


The student:

•   looks for and acts on new ideas and opportunities for learning;

•   demonstrates the capacity for innovation and a willingness to take risks;

•   demonstrates curiosity and interest in learning;
•   approaches new tasks with a positive attitude;
•   recognizes and advocates appropriately for the rights of self and others


The student:

•   sets own individual goals and monitors progress towards achieving them;

•   seeks clarification or assistance when needed;

•   assesses and reflects  critically  on own  strengths,  needs, and interests;
•   identifies learning opportunities, choices, and strategies to meet personal needs and achieve 
•   perseveres and makes an effort  when responding to challenges.

Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule


9:00 - 9:15 Recess/Breakfast Club
9:15 - 9:55 Period 1
9:55 - 10:35 Period 2
10:35 - 11:15 Period 3
11:15 - 11:35 Recess
11:35 - 11:55 Nutrition Break
11:55 - 12:45 Period 4
12:45 - 1:35 Period 5
1:35 - 1:55 Recess
1:55 - 2:15 Nutrition Break
2:15 - 2:55 Period 6
2:55 - 3:35 Period 7
3:35  Dismissal


Contact Information

  • Tweed Elementary School Phone Number: 613-478-2714

            Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

             Answering machine available 24 hours a day

  • Tweed Elementary School Fax Number:613-478-5459

  • Tweed Elementary School Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • School Address: 52 McClellan St, Tweed, ON K0K 3J0

  • Mailing Address: Tweed Elementary School, Box 909                                                                                           Tweed, ON K0K 3J0


Code of Conduct

Students are to be treated with respect and dignity. In return, they must demonstrate respect for themselves, for others, and for the responsibilities of citizenship through acceptable behaviour.

Respect and responsibility are demonstrated when a student:
· comes to school prepared, on time, and ready to learn;
· shows respect for himself or herself, for others, and for those in authority;
· refrains from bringing anything to school that may compromise the safety of others;
· and follows the established rules and takes responsibility for his or her own actions.

Code of Conduct - Progressive Discipline and School Safety (pdf)

Personal Electronic Devices: SMART phones, iPods, iPhones and electronic games are not permitted at school.  

Responsible use of some electronic devices (e.g., iPad, tablets, Kindle,Kobo)to support classroom learning is welcome.  This is done under the guidance of the teacher.  These devices are to be used for instructional purposes only, under the supervision of a staff member.  Public access to WiFi is now available at the school.  No devices are to be used in hallways, lunchrooms, or on the yard. 

Dress Code: Students are expected to dress appropriately for school as outlined in the board dress code.  Examples of inappropriate clothing include slogans/graphics portraying reference to sex, race, profanity, vioence, alcohol and illegal substances as well as halters, crop tops, short shorts and chains.  Visibility of undergarments (e.g., camisole straps, bras, underwear, etc.) is not permitted.  Hat and hoods are not to be worn in school.  We seek the community's support of this sign of respect by asking guests to also remove their hats when entering the school.  

Breakfast Club

  • Each morning, all students are welcome to visit the Breakfast Club from 9:00-9:15 am.
  • Breakfast Club can be found right inside the front doors in the Student Success Room.
  • A variety of nutritious, nut-free foods (e.g., smoothies, cereal, fruit, yogourt, milk) are provided for students to choose from. Parent volunteers generously prepare and share foods with students.
  • Our Breakfast Club is support by the Hastings and Prince Edward Food for Learning Program and is made possible by a small group of volunteers who come in each morning to ensure that our students start the day off right!!


Parent Responsibility:

1. It is the responsibility of the parents, guardians or caregivers to contact the school each day their child is going to be late or absent from school (before 9:15am).

2. If a child does not return to school after leaving during the first break the parent must call the school and let us know that the child is safe at home.

3. Parents and guardians must also provide the school with complete and current emergency information.

Schools Responsibility:

1. Re: Morning attendance: If a parent does not contact the school it is the school's responsibility to contact the parent - first at home and secondly at the parent's place of work.

2. Re: Afternoon attendance: If a child does not return to school after leaving for lunch or leaves the school without permission during the day and the parent does not call the school, the school will call the home and parent work numbers to make sure they are aware that their child is not at school. If the school is unable to contact a parent at home or work to confirm that the child is safe, then the police are called to make sure that no harm has come to the child.

3. For your convenience, the school has a telephone answering mahcine on after hours (e.g., If your child wakes up ill at 6 am you can call the school at that time and leave a message - 613-478-2714).

Arrival & Departure

Bell times:

9:15am - students enter the school

9:15 am - 11:15 am - First learning block

11:15 am - First Recess

11:35 am - First Nutrition Break

12:05 pm - Second Learning Block

1:35 pm - Second Recess

1:55 pm - Second Nutrition Break

2:05 pm - 3:35 pm - Third learning block

3:35 pm - Dismissal

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Tweed Elementary School

Tweed Elementary School
52 McClellan Street, Tweed, Ontario
Canada K0K 3J0
Phone: +1 613 478-2714
Fax: +1 613 478-5459
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bell Times: 9:15 - 3:35
P: Derek Potts
VP: Joe Doran
S: Tina Elliott​
T: Shannon Binder


156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario
Canada K8N 3L3
Toll-free: +1 800 267-4350
General Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Student transportation
Toll-free: +1 866 569-6638
Phone: +1 613 354-1981
Fax: +1 613 354-1279

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