Upcoming Parent Events in March 2015

posted Mar 3, 2015, 11:36 AM by Kathleen Power
Upcoming parent presentations in our OCSB schools.  
Schools offering parent events are invited to send info to ottawacspa@gmail.com and we will post on our event calendar.

Supporting Your Anxious Child: Saint Francis of Assisi School - March 5th
CSPA and Saint Francis of Assisi School present, "Supporting Your Anxious Child", Thursday, March 5th, 7:00 - 8:45 pm at Saint Francis of Assisi School, 795 Watters Road, Orleans
Learn how anxiety manifests itself in young children. Discover strategies to help children learn positive thinking habits and coping skills. Facilitator: Joanne Boyd 
Register Now: http://bit.ly/1Idzuvv

 EQAO FORUM: For parents and educators - March 7th
The EQAO School Support and Outreach Team will provide a regional parent forum in Ottawa.  Saturday, March 7th   9:15 a.m.–2:00 p.m.;Southway Inn, 2431 Bank Street, Ottawa.  The forum is composed of two sessions with breakfast and lunch provided.
  • Understanding EQAO Assessments
  • "Parents as Partners in Teaching Mathematics" with Dr. Lynda Colgan, author and renowned educator from Queen’s University.
To register:  Email ParentForum@eqao.com  Provide: First & last name, e-mail address and school & school board.  
Restorative Practices: MTHS - March 9th
Mother Teresa High School & CSPA present Restorative Practices on Monday, March 9, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30pm at Mother Teresa High School 440 Longfields Drive, Barrhaven
Restorative Practices is a proactive approach to building a positive school environment. It provides staff, students and parents with tools to help improve behaviour and relationships in a positive way.
Come learn more about how this approach is being used at school and how parents and families can use these tools at home.
Link to poster with registration: http://bit.ly/ 1xQKsfw
Kids and Drugs: Sacred Heart HS - March 10th
The Ottawa Police Service, CSPA and Sacred Heart High School present "Kids and Drugs: A Parent's Guide to Prevention" on Tuesday, March 10th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM.  This presentation for parents and community members, strives to improve interactions between kids & parents through improved communication and will raise awareness on drug trends in Ottawa.  
Note: This seminar will also be offered at Mother Teresa HS on March 2nd and at St. Patrick's Intermediate on April 21st.
Register now: http://bit.ly/16bljWs
Responsibility Matters...Raising Responsible Students & Children: St. James - March 26
What does it mean to raise a responsible child or help a student be more conscientious?  Teach your child responsibility through positive feedback and encouragement.  Discover tips to boost self esteem and confidence.  Create effective communication, healthy decision making and problem solving habits. 
Thursday, March 26th  7:00 - 9:00 PM
Saint James Catholic School, 50 Stonehaven Drive, Kanata

And coming in April:  
Math Workshops for Parents: St. Pius X HS - April 13th  
Learn more about how math is taught in classrooms today and how parents can support their child’s learning.  Two sessions will be offered at the same time on this evening; Two workshops will be offered
1) Inquiry-based Mathematics in the Elementary Classroom (JK-Gr. 6)
2) So Much Homework, So Little Time. Why is High School Math So Difficult? (Gr. 7-12)  
Note: This will be the only evening for the Math presentations this year.
Learn more and Register: http://bit.ly/ 1FOperz
Cathy Philpott