Category: Parent Resources

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Managing Anxiety

In order to protect the identity of the student involved, this Parent Post has been published anonymously. As a parent of a teen with a chronic anxiety disorder, I want to share my experience with you, because anxiety is still often misunderstood, underdiagnosed and enveloped in shame – for both the children and the parents. What is […]

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PIC Parent Conference 2018

By Laurie Tremble – Laurie is a member of the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and former co-chair of the Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC). She is a parent to two boys – Luke attends grade 10 at Grand River Collegiate, and Sean attends grade 8 at Sunnyside. On Saturday, April 7, the […]

Free safeTALK training

safeTALK is training that prepares participants, 15 years of age or older, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action […]

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Healthy Beginnings

By Elizabeth Lougheed – Elizabeth is a Youth Worker and Team Lead for the Healthy Beginnings Program at Langs where she specializes in educating youth and families on healthy eating and physical literacy. With funding support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Elizabeth and her team have led Healthy Beginnings in primary classrooms in Waterloo Region, including […]

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Bring your whole family to the PIC Family Event on April 7th

Hello parents of WRDSB, What are you doing on Saturday, April 7th? I am asking you because I wanted to personally invite you to an upcoming family event for parents, caregivers and community members. The WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and the Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC) is excited to host their […]

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Learning to cook should trump hockey practice … even in Canada

By Rosanne Robinson, RD – Rosanne is a Registered Dietitian and owner of Blueprint Nutrition, where she specializes in pediatric and family nutrition, and women’s health. You can catch her on CTV Kitchener News at 5:00 for nutrition segments. She is a wife and mother of two. Her son is in Senior Kindergarten at Millen Woods […]

Free parent and caregiver workshops

On Monday, Centennial Public School will be hosting a workshop on helping teens and pre-teens with emotions and decision-making. The workshop will feature Heather Henderson who is an Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Waterloo and Tamara Awad Lobe who is a WRDSB teacher. Workshop details: Monday, March 5 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. […]

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Advocating for our kids against bullying

In order to protect the identities of the students involved, this Parent Post has been published anonymously. Our family’s experience with bullying was not a pretty story. For three years, my son found himself on the receiving end of some very strong words and actions which slowly chipped away at him. Those were a rough […]

Join us for a safeTALK workshop on May 10

We will be hosting a free safeTALK workshop with our partners at Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council on May 10 at Kitchener Collegiate Institute (KCI). Parents and guardians are invited to learn about suicide alertness and intervention resources. Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Time: 6 – 9 p.m. Location: KCI, 787 King St. W., Kitchener Please register for […]

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Happy Random Acts of Kindness week

February 11- 17 is Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) week. In the spirit of this special week, the Safe, Caring, and Inclusive Schools (SCIS) subcommittee of PIC asked a number of schools for their inspirational stories that we could share through Parent Posts – and we were not disappointed. At Sandowne P.S., Parent Council members went […]

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