Strong Families Series: Celebrating and Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth

Strong Families Series: Celebrating and Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth

June 12, 2019 – Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers.

Our upcoming session will help parents and guardians recognize the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ children and youth, and take steps to ensure they feel safe, included and free to be themselves in our communities.

Strong Families Series: Celebrating and Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Presented by David Rust, Mental Health Action Plan Project Lead

An ally is someone who always has your back and takes your side, helping to protect you from harm simply because it’s the right thing to do. By making an effort to support LGBTQ children and youth, allies can play key roles in helping to stop harassment and discrimination against people of all genders and sexualities, thereby creating safe spaces where everyone can feel equal and free to be their authentic selves.

Please join us to learn how you can create safe and caring environments for LGBTQ children and youth in your families, schools and communities.

A light supper will be provided. Limited childcare is available.

Space is limited, so please register early to reserve your spot.
To register, please contact:
Sandra Goldschmidt
Phone: 780-963-8458
Email: sgoldschmidt@psd70.ab.ca

Volunteers Needed

Wednesday, June 26th will be Muir Lake’s 2019 Fun Day! Fun Day celebrations will be from 11:55 am – 2:15 pm. The school will be providing a hotdog lunch. Please still pack your child a snack for the morning.

Students in kindergarten through grade 5 will move independently from station to station. Students in kindergarten through grade 2 will be encouraged to buddy up with a friend to go to stations. All stations will be outside, please come dressed and ready for any weather! Please send hats if it is sunny. We recommend applying sunscreen and bug spray before coming to school. If you send any, it must be lotion and not aerosol.

Students will be rotating around stations that teachers and parents have prepared. Students will have punch cards to show they have gone to stations. When their cards are full, they can turn them in to get a prize. Prize options are a freezie, bag of popcorn or a temporary glitter tattoo, based on how many stations they get to in the afternoon they may get some or all of these prizes.

To make this event a success and fun for all, we need your expertise! If you can volunteer, please complete our Google form (scan QR code or go to https://bit.ly/2HNJv5X) by Friday, June 14th.

Thank you in advance, without parent volunteers these fun school activities would not be possible!

Write On Stationery Fundraiser

Write-On Stationery is offering the parents of Muir Lake School the opportunity to pre-purchase their school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year.  Write-On will purchase, package and deliver all of your children’s school supplies for next year.  Forms are going home this week, just fill them out, return it to the school with payment and then pick up your supplies from the school in the last week of August. It is REALLY that easy! OR you can order and pay for your supplies online at www.write-on.ca.

As a fundraiser, Muir Lake School will receive a percentage of all orders placed. Paper copies of the  “Write On Stationery” orders will be accepted in the office until Tuesday June 18th and Online orders can be placed all summer long.  Payments can be made by either cash or cheque payable to Write On Stationery.

Thank you and Happy Shopping!

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