Feburary CSPA events

posted Jan 25, 2017, 8:32 AM by Sean Crookshank
Join the discussion about Well-Being (Feb. 15) 

Children and students who have strong relationships and a positive sense of self are in a better position to reach their full potential. As we continue to strive for excellence in our education system, we know it is essential to support all of our students to have a positive sense of well-being - the sense of self, identity, and belonging in the world that will help them to learn, grow and thrive.

The Ontario Ministry of Education is looking to develop a K-12 student well-being framework to help support the well-being of all students. Learn more about this new Ministry initiative: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/about/wellbeing2.html
There are two ways to contribute to this discussion:

1. CSPA is hosting a parent session so we can talk about promoting mental health and wellness and what schools can do in this regard. Come share your ideas and learn more about current initiatives to promote mental health and well-being in OCSB schools.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017  6:45 - 8:45 PM
Holy Trinity High School,180 Katimavik Rd, Kanata

2. Not able to attend?  You can also use the well-being online survey the Ministry of Education has created to receive your suggestions.

School Readiness Assessment (free)

Will your child be starting school next fall?  Would you like to receive a free school readiness assessment from a registered clinical psychologist? The University of Ottawa's ADHD and Development Lab is looking for families to participate in a study. They welcome children with or without attention problems.  

Learn more: adhd.lab@uottawa.ca 

First Words: Communication Checkup Language Screening

Do you have questions about your preschool child's speech development? First Words provides free services for families with children from birth to eligibility for Senior Kindergarten.
A new Communication Checkup, online screening tool allows parents to screen your child development from the comfort of your home, 24hrs a day!


High School Parent Information Nights
For those of you who have a child going into grades 7-8 or grades 9-12, each Intermediate and High School hosts information nights for parents in their community.  Check your school calendar or website. 

For parents of grade six students, entering grade 7 in September, watch for the information evenings to learn more so you can support your child as they move from an elementary to intermediate or high school.

For parents of grade 8 - 11 students, "Program Nights"  nights are the perfect time to ask your questions, inquire about career/life planning including course selections and options like co-op, pathways (academic vs applied, french pathways etc.), and specialized programs such as Dual Credit, Specialist High Skills Major and Focus programs.  

A list of these sessions at OCSB Intermediate and High Schools is listed at: http://ocsb.ca/discover.  There you will also find information on the many programs listed above.  Schools have changed dramatically - come see what's new, and how this prepares your child for their life in the future!  Have fun, this is an exciting progression in your child's life.

FREE Webinar: Careers in Trades: A Guide to Apprenticeship

Want to learn more about the skilled trades and how to help children discover them? This FREE webinar from the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum may be for you. This session will de-bunk common myths, provide insight on how to undertake an apprenticeship, and highlights resources and create awareness about the skilled trades. 
January 26, 2017 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Student Voice - Minister's Student Advisory Council  

Calling all students in gr. 7-12! 2017-18 Minister's Student Advisory Council applications are open! Deadline is February 9, 2017. 

Information:  click here

Upcoming Events

Jan 23
Strong Not Tough 
Jan 25CSPA Meeting
Feb. 1School Ground Greening Site Design: Getting From Here to There
Feb.15Well-Being Discussion
For more details on these and other events, please visit our CSPA Event Calendar:  http://bit.ly/CSPAEvents