Tag: students

Maximizing Your RESP Investments

| November 12, 2018 | 12 Comments
Maximizing Your RESP Investments

Maximizing Your RESP Investments Parents regularly worry about their children’s future. Those concerns naturally include their children’s education and, more specifically, how to best save for their post-secondary education. The consistently rising cost of education across universities in Canada sometimes makes saving for education seems like an uphill battle. However, there are tools that can […]

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Our Kids Private School Expo in Ottawa on October 28th!

| October 17, 2018 | 2 Comments
Our Kids Private School Expo in Ottawa on October 28th!

Our Kids Private School Expo in Ottawa on October 28th! The school your child attends has a profound impact on his or her success. The right school just as the wrong one, can make a lasting impact, which is why so many Ottawa area families are beginning to research private schools as an option. For nearly 20 […]

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How Parents and Students Can Inspire School Spirit

| August 30, 2018 | 2 Comments
How Parents and Students Can Inspire School Spirit

How Parents and Students Can Inspire School Spirit If you live in North America and you send your child to public school, the quality of education they are receiving could vary wildly. The sad truth is that certain schools have amazing facilities and others are completely under-resourced, with parents and teachers having to go the […]

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Great Ideas to Celebrate Back to School

| August 24, 2018 | 3 Comments
Great Ideas to Celebrate Back to School

Great Ideas to Celebrate Back to School The first day of a new school year is a momentous occasion. Whether it’s the very first day of Kindergarten, a transition year, or just a regular first day of school, there are things you can do to make it special. Some families decide to create their own […]

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5 Great Things You Need for Back to School

| August 16, 2018 | 3 Comments
5 Great Things You Need for Back to School

5 Great Things You Need for Back to School When it’s that time of year again for kids to go back to school, parents are usually busy shopping for school supplies. It seems like the supply is long and it can be a hassle trying to find everything on the list but it is necessary […]

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Math Scores Plummeting At Ontario Elementary Schools

| February 12, 2018 | 7 Comments
Math Scores Plummeting At Ontario Elementary Schools

Math Scores Plummeting At Ontario Elementary Schools In 2017, Ontario elementary schools received a rude wake up call when the Educational Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released the news that as little as 50% of students were able to meet the math standards set by the province. This is a number that has been decreasing […]

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Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature?

| January 16, 2018 | 6 Comments
Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature?

DISCLAIMER: This article is not blaming the teachers – it is an article about my opinion with the way things are done in schools and perhaps a fault in our curriculum.    Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature? Homework and Expectations in Elementary School   I got a letter from my son’s teacher this morning, here’s what […]

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Gifts For Teachers That The Whole Class Will Enjoy

| December 7, 2017 | 12 Comments
Gifts For Teachers That The Whole Class Will Enjoy

  Gifts For Teachers That The Whole Class Will Enjoy Are you searching for a much-appreciated gift for your child’s teacher? Here are some gifts for teachers the entire class is bound to enjoy.                 Posters Posters make the classroom more interesting and festive. There are all sorts of appropriate posters available, from […]

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Private School Expo Helps Ottawa Families Make the Right School Choice

| September 22, 2017 | 7 Comments
Private School Expo Helps Ottawa Families Make the Right School Choice

      The school your child attends has a profound impact on his or her success. The right school just as the wrong one, can make a lasting impact, which is why so many Ottawa area families are beginning to research private schools as an option.    For nearly 20 years Our Kids has been […]

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Conair’s Dorm Room Essentials Review and Giveaway! #Conair CAN 10/06

| September 7, 2017 | 94 Comments
Conair’s Dorm Room Essentials Review and Giveaway! #Conair CAN 10/06

  Is it your first time living away from home to start University or College this Fall? Or are you one of many students returning back to their dorm room? Look no further, because Conair has all the essentials you need to make your small living space feel like home this back-to-school season! They offer […]

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The Essential University Care Package Your Kids Want #Giveaway #ChurchAndDwight ~ CAN 09/22

| August 26, 2017 | 74 Comments
The Essential University Care Package Your Kids Want #Giveaway #ChurchAndDwight ~ CAN 09/22

      The Essential University Care Package Your Kids Want Fortunately, unlike a great majority of todays’ University or College students, I had the luxury of being able to stay at home and commute to campus to save money (and finish debt free)! Staying at home did come with its few perks… All right, […]

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Considering Private School? Private School Expo in Ottawa Best Place to Start

| October 8, 2015 | 4 Comments
Considering Private School? Private School Expo in Ottawa Best Place to Start

  Any parent who has gone through the process of searching for a private school knows what an overwhelming experience this can initially be. But the Ottawa Private School Expo, hosted by Our Kids (www.ourkids.net), simplifies the approach.  It offers parents as well as prospective students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with many local private schools, […]

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Fun and Easy Listening with Kinivo – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/05

| September 3, 2015 | 95 Comments
Fun and Easy Listening with Kinivo – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/05

No matter what we do in our lives, we are all looking for more convenient ways of doing things. In our home, we LOVE listening to music. While working at our desks, cooking dinner or getting around town without a car, music is a huge part of passing the time whether we are together or […]

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Already Time for Back to Campus #StudentLife with a Contest and a Twitter Party!

| August 17, 2015 | 3 Comments
Already Time for Back to Campus #StudentLife with a Contest and a Twitter Party!

Only a few more weeks and it’s back to school already! It certainly can be nerve-racking for first time students, whether if be entering Kindergarten, Junior High, High School, or College and University. I still remember my first year entering College in Business Administration back in 1986. That summer, I decided to get my own apartment […]

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What Does Conflict Over School Dress Codes Teach?

| September 15, 2014 | 14 Comments
What Does Conflict Over School Dress Codes Teach?

What is one of the most debated school related topics under the microscope right now? Grabbing major headlines across North America and overloading the parental plate? The dreaded school dress code. One of the most recent cases to grab international headlines is unfolding at Oakleaf High School in Florida’s Clay County School District. It’s Superintendent […]

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Choosing the Right Registered Education Savings Plans for Your Child

| December 4, 2013 | 6 Comments
Choosing the Right Registered Education Savings Plans for Your Child

Choosing the Right Registered Education Savings Plans for Your Child When my daughter was 4 months old, we started looking at our options to choose the right type of Registered Education Savings Plans for her. Anyone can pretty much open an RESP for a child. It can be the parents, grandparents, other family members, and friends of the child. […]

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Teaching Your Children To Stand Up For Themselves

| June 27, 2013 | 3 Comments
Teaching Your Children To Stand Up For Themselves

One of my biggest challenges as a single Mother since 2002 has been teaching my two daughters to be strong, confident and proud of themselves. I feel I have been encouraging, supportive, and positive and yet both my 10 year old Grace and 14 year old Sydney have experienced poor self esteem. I believe we […]

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