PSD Try-Me Try-Athlon

Parkland School Division is proud to launch registration for the 5th Annual Try-Me Try-Athlon. Parkland School Division students ages 5-18 who love swimming, bicycling and running, and are willing to try something new – this is for you. Don’t delay signing up as this event fills up fast!

For further details and to register, please visit our Try-Me Try-Athlon page.

Date: Friday, June 7th
Time: 9:30am
Location: TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, 221 Jennifer Heil Way, Spruce Grove, AB

The Try-Me Try-Athlon is a Kids of Steel (KOS) triathlon, which will be held on Friday, June 7 at the Tri-Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove. KOS Triathlons are designed to offer youth the opportunity to experience the sport of triathlon in a positive environment. The distances are much shorter than those in adult triathlons and change as participants mature.

This event is a district-wide celebration of physical literacy and movement in 2019 using these three skills: swimming, bicycling and running. All children ages 5 and up are welcome to register for this event with the support of their classroom or school-based teacher. The Try-Athlon will encourage students to train with their schools and at home in order to learn new physical skills and movements that will allow them to feel more competent and confident in multiple environments. All this for a small registration fee.

When Registering Your Child

Make sure you have:

  • Made arrangements with a classroom teacher to partake in the Try-Me Summer Try-Athlon including plans for missed assignments or work.
  • Notified the school office of the planned excused absence.

Registration Fees

All registration and fees will be handled in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Individual students may register to participate in all three legs of the race for $35 each.

Optional Choose a Race Leg – Students can register as part of a 3-person team. Each team member will complete one discipline of the race – either swimming, bicycling or running. Team members can register for the race for $15 each.

Please note: Even though a student may be signing up to participate in one sport of the Try-Athlon, a registrant who chooses the $15 individual entry must register as a member of a 3-person team.

If you’re in the neighbourhood during the race, please note that the southbound lanes of Jennifer Heil Way will be closed for the duration of the race (starting at 9:30am), and traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction. The RCMP will be on hand to direct traffic. Please be prepared for some delays, and plan your morning commute accordingly.

Race Kit Equipment

You can enter the Try-Athlon with a minimum of equipment. All you need is:

  • A bike (either road or mountain bike)
  • An approved helmet (ANSI or SNELL)
  • Running shoes
  • Swim suit or shorts
  • Goggles (if desired)
  • T-shirt or race singlet for boys
  • smile and a desire to have fun

Race Kit Drop-Off

Participants are to drop off their race kits at the Tri-Leisure Centre (north field) on Thursday, June 6 from 4:30-7pm.

Transition Area Equipment

A race kit is composed of all the items you will need during the race. The following items are to be kept in the transition area during the race:

Required Transition Area Equipment:

  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Shoes
  • Race Number (Boys – with shirt)

Recommended Transition Area Equipment:

  • Required equipment, plus
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Water Bottle

To learn more about the Try-Athlon and to register, please visit our Try-Me Try-Athlon page.

For more information contact:
Miranda Niebergall
Collaborative Teaching Partner
Parkland School Division
Phone: 780-221-4564
Email: mniebergall@psd70.ab.ca

Strong Families Series

Strong Families Series: Recognizing Alternatives to Getting Explosive

January 15, 2019 – Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers. Our upcoming session will help parents better recognize the signs of anger and implement strategies to prevent its escalation, while practicing their skills in defusing potentially explosive situations.

Strong Families Series: Recognizing Alternatives to Getting Explosive

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Presented by Jaemi Bertrand, BA Q. Med from Laurier Mediation and Conflict Management

In this session, parents and guardians are invited to spend the evening with a qualified mediator to gain an understanding of how adults and children experience and express anger, and the means by which conflicts can be resolved without resorting to rage. Learn how to communicate more effectively, recognize multiple solutions to the same problem and work together to choose the best outcome for everyone involved.

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

 

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How Art Heals Grief

Strong Families Series: How Art Heals Grief

November 28, 2018 – Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers.

Our upcoming session will help parents better understand the complex physical and emotional effects felt by both children and adults who are grieving, and how expressing themselves through arts and crafts can aid them in the healing process.

Strong Families Series: How Art Heals Grief

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Presented by Jean Tait, Professional Art Therapist (Member of Canadian & American Art Therapy Associations)

In this session, parents and guardians are invited to spend the evening with an accredited art therapist to gain an understanding of how adults and elementary school children experience and express grief, and the role arts and crafts can play in helping them improve their self-esteem and self-awareness, build on their emotional resilience and ease their distress, ultimately paving their way to a place of renewal and healing.

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

4th Annual Try-Me Try-Athlon

4th Annual Try-Me Try-Athlon

Parkland School Division is proud to launch registration for the 4th Annual Try-Me Try-Athlon. Parkland School Division students ages 5-18 who love swimming, bicycling and running, and are willing to try something new – this is for you.

For further details and to register, please visit our Try-Me Try-Athlon page.

Date: Friday, June 8th
Time: 9:30am
Location: TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, 221 Jennifer Heil Way, Spruce Grove, AB

The Try-Me Try-Athlon is a Kids of Steel (KOS) triathlon, which will be held on Friday, June 8 at the Tri-Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove. KOS Triathlons are designed to offer youth the opportunity to experience the sport of triathlon in a positive environment. The distances are much shorter than those in adult triathlons and change as participants mature.

This event is a district-wide celebration of physical literacy and movement in 2018 using these three skills: swimming, bicycling and running. All children ages 5 and up are welcome to register for this event with the support of their classroom or school-based teacher. The Try-Athlon will encourage students to train with their schools and at home in order to learn new physical skills and movements that will allow them to feel more competent and confident in multiple environments.

For more information and the registration fees involved, please visit the School website at http://muirlake.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5523&stream=Homepage%20News  or the PSD Website at http://www.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5523&stream=Homepage%20News

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Strong Families: Kids and Change

Strong Families Series: Transitions Big and Small – Supporting Kids Through Change

Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers.

Our May session will address the daily battle of getting your child to transition from one activity to another. Perhaps there may be an upcoming transition in your child’s life that you know may cause some anxiety. Transitions, big and small, can be really challenging for both kids and caregivers; this is because all transitions involve change, and change can be a time of stress for anyone.

In this presentation, you will learn about common transitions that children and youth experience, why transitions are so challenging, and what caregivers can do to make them go more smoothly. More specifically, we will explore how to plan for large transitions, review tips and tools to make small transitions smoother, and discuss strategies for managing the stress and anxiety that can accompany transitions.

Strong Families Series – Transitions Big and Small – Supporting Kids Through Change

Date: Tuesday, May 8
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education – Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

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

Strong Families: Anxiety

Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers. Our December session will help parents learn how to recognize symptoms of anxiety disorder in their children and
teens. In addition, it will detail the steps parents can take to manage their children’s anxiety, and aid them in finding the resources they may need to improve their children’s mental health.

Strong Families Series: Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety – A Step-By-Step Approach
Date: Tuesday, December 12
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education – Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health complaints in children and teens today. This session will help parents distinguish between normal anxiety, and anxiety that is no longer helpful or productive. It will aid caregivers in identifying signs that a child or adolescent is experiencing problems with anxiety. Parents will learn step-by-step strategies to assist their child or teen in managing their anxiety and improving their mental health. We will provide parents with helpful resources, and demonstrate tools and techniques designed to reduce anxiety.
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

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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Caregiver Series Parent Info Session

Parkland School Division has put together the “Caregiver Series” of Parent Information sessions. They are excited to offer Strong Families Building Healthy Brains: How Caregivers can Support Children and Adolescents

In this session you will learn how to support basic brain development throughout the school years. Come away with tools and strategies to support your child’s health, happiness and school success.

Date:  January 26, 2016
Time:  6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Parkland School Division Office, 4603-48 Street Stony Plain
Board Room

Session is free of charge and Childcare is Available ~ A light supper will be provided

Please register by emailing
SGoldschmidt@psd70.ab.ca or by
calling 780 963 8458