School Council Cancelled – March 16

Next, Wednesday, March 16, there will be no School Council. The next School Council meeting will be on April 20.

On March 16, we are offering the first session of the Zen Den Parent Program (click the link for more details).

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us at the school office.

Zen Den Parent Program

Looking for some ideas and strategies to help your child self-regulate and manage their anxiety? We are excited to be offering Zen Den Parent Program in partnership with Dawn Marie Chalas R. Psych, Aspire Psychological Services Inc.

Zen Den is an psycho-educational program that helps children learn about self-regulation, management of anxiety, and mindfulness. The participants attend eight small group sessions to help them acquire skills that will help them their whole lives.

We are interested in offering the same information in a abbreviated format to parents who would like support their children in learning these skills and strategies.

Objectives:

  • Equip parents with knowledge about the purpose of anxiety, how it can become problematic, and how it is manifest in our minds and bodies.
  • Teach parents self-regulation and anxiety management skills that they can pass on to their children
  • Encourage parents to adopt the skills themselves so that they can model self-regulation to their children

Format:

  • This information will be presented in a four session series. Each session would be approximately 1 ½ hour in duration.

Content:

Each session would include a mindfulness component, a relaxation strategy, a ‘brain break’ exercise, and some theoretical information about managing anxiety. The information would parallel what children are learning in the school-based program; however your child does not have to be in, or have taken, the ZenDen program for you to participate.

Dates & Times

  • March 16 at 6:00-7:30
  • March 23 at 6:00-7:30
  • April 6 at 6:00-7:30
  • April 13 – 6:00-7:30

Location – Parkland Village School 

If you are interested in attending the Parent Zen Den program please complete this registration form.

Fortis Alberta; A Community Partner

FortisAlberta

We presented Parkland Village School with their Safety Star Grant today, congratulations! @Parkbridgelife #Safety pic.twitter.com/jXNonu6q4g

— FortisAlberta (@FortisAlberta) February 25, 2016

What an exciting day it was at Parkland Village School today! We received a $2500 Safety Star grant from FortisAlberta to help support our wonderful school! This partnership was created thanks to Parker Harris, a grade 2 student at PVS, and his family’s work to connect with local businesses for our Micro Village MicroSociety. Parker entered a written contest for our school and we were luckily chosen as one of ten recipients! Parkland Village School is now a FortisAlberta Safety Star School.  We look forward to building more connections with our community.

Parkland Village School would like to thank FortisAlberta for their commitment to our school and community.

written by Steven Schumacher, Grade 2 Teacher, Parkland Village School