Tag: Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

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Transitioning kids back to school

By Wanda Kampijan – As a parent with children in the school system, going back to school is a time to celebrate. As much as I enjoy the laissez-faire attitude summer time offers, I love the idea of getting back into a routine after a couple of months of “flying by the seats of our pants”.

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Promoting diversity and inclusivity

The following messages of support were written by WRDSB parents. They explain what flying the rainbow flag at their child’s school means to them. “I once flew the rainbow flag to celebrate individual identities, particular queer ones, but now I fly it to remind my children that there are different kinds of families in our […]

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Staying active with your kids this summer

By Kim Holmes – Kim is a Personal Trainer and the owner of My Fit Coach. She helps busy moms care for their bodies (and minds) through online fitness and nutrition programs. She is a mom of two young sons who attend Glencairn Public School. Kim understands that busy parents don’t have hours to spend […]

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Strengthening our community through the fentanyl crisis

By Angelica Allen – Angelica is a parent of three, two of whom have graduated from WRDSB schools and another who is currently in Grade 9. She is also the current Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils Co-Chair. Fentanyl and drug use is an important topic that has been covered extensively in the media […]

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Parent Involvement Committee

By Brent Hutzal – Brent is co-chair of Parent Involvement Committee. He has two daughters, Kate (8), who attends Bridgeport Public School, and Claire (almost 3) will be attending Bridgeport Public School JK Class of 2019-20. Are you passionate about education? Are you interested in helping the school board engage with parents? Are you looking […]

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The Screen-“Free” Challenge

By Brent Hutzal – Brent is co-chair of Parent Involvement Committee. He has two daughters, Kate (8), who attends Bridgeport Public School, and Claire (almost 3) will be attending Bridgeport Public School JK Class of 2019-20. “Daddy, did they have Screen-Free Week when you were a little boy?” Kate asked me on the Sunday evening […]

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Journey of Support

By Angela (In order to protect the identity of the student involved, this Parent Post has been published using only the first name of the author). Mental illness has been a very real journey for our family over the past eight years. My daughter was internationally adopted when she was two years old. She had […]

Join the Parent Involvement Committee

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is now accepting applications until June 1st. PIC invites parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in one of the WRDSB schools OR community members who do not have children currently enrolled in a WRDSB school to apply for positions on the committee. The goal of PIC is to have members who are committed […]

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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 […]

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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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