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Regional Parent Symposium April 15, 2015

Last evening, I was pleased to attend the YRDSB Parent Symposium with four parents from our school. Together we listened to speakers and participated in workshops that promoted the vision of: Achieving Excellence, Ensuring Equity and Promoting Well-being. The overall theme was Parent Engagement and the positive impact that parents and families have when they become involved in their children's education and school.  Some of the workshop topics we attended included;
  • Parents are partners
  • Distressing family Life
  • Effective parenting strategies to support your pre-teen
  • Mental health, resiliency and solution focused communication
  • Keeping youth safe in a technological world 
  • Enlarging parental capacity in the school community 
  • Positive mindset to promote mental health
We hope to share some of our learning and how it applies to supporting our school community at the next School Council meeting. Thank you to the parents who joined me at this event and their ongoing support of our school.  

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