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 Series: Empowered Parenting

Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers. Our October session will help parents bond with their children, customizing several general strategies to help them feel confident in their parenting abilities and capable of creating a cohesive family unit.

Strong Families Series: Empowered Parenting

Date: Tuesday, October 17
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education – Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Parenting is hard work: sometimes no matter how hard we try, it can still be a struggle. Though every child is different, universal principles exist that can still help many parents feel empowered and able to work collaboratively with their children to create family cohesion, no matter their unique situation.

This introductory learning workshop provides an overview of these principles, and will help parents:

  • Enhance the parent-child relationship
  • Develop simple and meaningful emotional language accompanied with visuals that both parents and children can use to express and understand their emotions
  • Learn practical strategies for both children and parents that will enable them to manage their emotions and avoid potential meltdowns
  • Practice simplified reinforcement strategies to promote positive behavior proactively
  • Take home tangible resources to use with their children

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

BYOD Info Session & Open House


BYODWe are excited to be hosting our annual BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) parent information session and Open House.

When: Wednesday, May 18th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Where: Muir Lake School Library Learning Commons

Who: Grade 3 parents, New Parents to Muir Lake, and any parent looking for more information about Muir Lake School’s  BYOD initiative

Our students in grades 4-9 are all welcome to participate in BYOD. This session is an opportunity for you to come and learn about our BYOD initiative at Muir Lake School, as well as to get and idea of the type of device recommended. We will have a presentation to show some of the work that students are able to do using their device to extend their learning.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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