MADD Presentation @ MLS

In conjunction with the grade 7 to 9 Health Curriculum, MADD Canada will be at Muir Lake School for an assembly on January 23rd  at 1:30 p.m. MADD Canada’s school assembly programs bring high-energy drug and alcohol impaired driving awareness and risk reduction messaging to the world of education. Please note that the presentation contains graphic and emotionally-driven content and some students may find this overwhelming. To adequately prepare your child(ren), you are encouraged to go to the Website at https://madd.ca/pages/programs/youth-services/information-for-parents or view the YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd-VVyd5wdw

Should you NOT wish your grade 7 to 9 student to participate in the assembly, an alternate work environment will be provided for him or her during this time. Simply fill in the form linked here and return it to the school prior to Wednesday January 23rd.

If you have any questions, please contact the office at 780-963-3535.

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Strong Families: Marijuana Presentation

Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Health Services and the RCMP to present another FREE information session for caregivers.

Our second April session will help parents learn more about the effects marijuana has on the brain, discover teen trends regarding marijuana use and gain a better understanding of the new federal legislation that will legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana.

This session will follow a slightly different format than that of previous Strong Families events, and will take place at Spruce Grove Composite High School. Please make your own arrangements for supper and childcare. Though this session is geared towards adults, teens are welcome to attend with their parents or guardians.

Strong Families Series – Marijuana 101

Date: Thursday, April 19
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Spruce Grove Composite High School (1000 Calahoo Road, Spruce Grove)

Marijuana, used legally or not, can have a significant impact on the lives of teenagers. The ever-evolving landscape of marijuana use can be difficult for parents to navigate, as much has changed since the 1960s.

This session will provide parents with balanced information on marijuana and its effects, including the impact this drug can have on the developing adolescent brain. Learn how to start an open discussion on this subject with your teen and support them in making informed decisions about substance use. Leave with a better understanding of how to help your teen build resiliency, and how to access appropriate resources if you need them.

Join us for an in-depth discussion of these topics and more.

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

Strong Families

Strong Families Series: Surviving Sibling Rivalry

Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers. Our April session will help parents sort out the conflicts brewing between their children, and learn how to encourage cooperation and prevent any sibling rivalry from escalating into a bigger problem.

Strong Families Series: Surviving Sibling Rivalry

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education – Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Is there bickering, competition, jealousy, and fighting happening between your children? Sibling rivalry is a natural part of the sibling relationship and it can drive parents crazy!

In this presentation we will discuss:

  • What is sibling rivalry? Why does it happen?
  • Strategies to reduce the frequency of sibling rivalry.
  • Strategies to encourage children to work together instead of against each other.

Join us for an in-depth discussion of these topics and more.

A light supper will be provided. Limited childcare is available. Please register early to reserve your spot.

To register, please contact:
Sandra Goldschmidt
Phone: 780-963-8458
Email: sgoldschmidt@psd70.ab.ca

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