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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Tips for promoting the love of literacy in your family

In the name of Family Literacy Day tomorrow (January 27th), parents from the WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) are sharing some of their favourite tips and strategies for supporting your child’s love of literacy. Read together early, read together often  “When your child is young, bedtime is the most wonderful and memorable time of the […]

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Wisdom and encouragement from a parent whose child struggles with mental health

By Amanda Schultz – Amanda is a mother of two daughters. Her oldest is in Grade 9 at Cameron Heights Secondary School and her youngest is in Grade 4 at Williamsburg Public School. Her youngest daughter struggles with OCD, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder. Amanda is a volunteer with Parents for Children Mental as the Chapter […]

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Supporting our children through loss

By Judie Coutts – This is Judie’s first year as a volunteer on the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). She is a mother of two daughters and parents with her husband Craig. Her youngest is a Grade 10 student at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute and her eldest recently graduated Grade 12 IB and is presently at Queens University seeking a […]

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How parents can get involved

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. After reading the first couple […]

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Cyberbullying: Tips to help protect your child

By Jill Magazine – Jill is the co-chair of the Safe, Caring and Inclusive Schools subcommittee of the WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). She has two children at WRDSB schools. Since this is Ontario’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention week, I think it’s a great time to talk about what we can do as parents to […]

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