Lost & Found donation/VPL Summer Reading Club/Parent Ed. info.

Lost & Found donation

This is the second reminder that all unclaimed Lost & Found items will be donated by the last week of June. Please check and see if any of the items belong to your kids.

VPL Summer Reading Club

Please find a letter from VPL which outlines what this program is about and the ways that parents can encourage summer reading.

Confident Parents: Thriving Kids program

Confident Parents: Thriving Kids is a family-focused coaching service effective in reducing mild to moderate behavioural problems and promoting healthy child development in children ages 3–12. For details, please see their brochure.

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Final Parent Conversation Group – Wednesday, June 6

This is a reminder that our final Parent Conversation Group is this Wednesday, June 6. Please don’t miss out this opportunity.

 

Final Parent Conversation Group: How to Talk with Kids about Drugs and Alcohol

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Location: NRP Multipurpose Room

Special Guests: Dr. Katie Bertram, NRP parent and physician; and Art Steinmann, VSB School Age Children and Youth (SACY) Substance Use Health Promotion Initiative

Alcohol and drug use are leading causes of injury and death in young people in Canada, and drug overdoses are a public health emergency in BC. In a society where alcohol, marijuana, and other potentially harmful substances may be relatively accessible, what do parents need to know to keep kids safe? Join our guest experts for a discussion of:

  • Tips for parent-child communication to prevent unsafe substance use among kids; and
  • Facts and myths about substance use and addiction.

All parents are welcome, and we have someone that speaks your language too!

温馨提示,本周三是我们全年最后一次家长交流小组,请家长们不要错过这次机会。

最后一次交流会:如何与孩子谈论毒品和酒精

时间:6月6日,周三,上午9:00-10:00,NRP Multipurpose Room

特别嘉宾:Katie Bertram博士(医生、NRP家长)以及Art Steinmann,教育局学龄儿童和青少年(SACY)物质使用健康促进计划(Substance Use Health Promotion)负责人

在加拿大,酗酒和吸毒是导致年轻人受伤和死亡的主要原因,而吸毒过量是BC省的公共卫生的紧急问题。在一个可能相对容易获得酒精、大麻和其他潜在有害物质的社会里,父母们需要知道什么才能保证孩子的安全?请与我们的客座专家一起讨论:

  • 亲子沟通技巧,防止儿童使用不安全的物质;
  • 关于毒品使用和成瘾的真相和错误观念。

语言不是问题,我们也有说中文的家长与您分享交流,鼓励家长们积极参与。

Parent Conversation Group – June 6

Parent Conversation Group is an informal, parent to parent conversation opportunity, we will have different topics to discuss at each session.

Final Parent Conversation Group: How to Talk with Kids about Drugs and Alcohol

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Location: NRP Multipurpose Room

Special Guests: Dr. Katie Bertram, NRP parent and physician; and Art Steinmann, VSB School Age Children and Youth (SACY) Substance Use Health Promotion Initiative

Alcohol and drug use are leading causes of injury and death in young people in Canada, and drug overdoses are a public health emergency in BC. In a society where alcohol, marijuana, and other potentially harmful substances may be relatively accessible, what do parents need to know to keep kids safe? Join our guest experts for a discussion of:

  • Tips for parent-child communication to prevent unsafe substance use among kids; and
  • Facts and myths about substance use and addiction.

All parents are welcome, and we have someone that speaks your language too!

 

家长交流小组是一个非正式的,家长与家长间的交流机会,每次交流会都有不同的主题。

最后一次交流会:如何与孩子谈论毒品和酒精

时间:6月6日,周三,上午9:00-10:00,NRP Multipurpose Room

特别嘉宾:Katie Bertram博士(医生、NRP家长)以及Art Steinmann,教育局学龄儿童和青少年(SACY)物质使用健康促进计划(Substance Use Health Promotion)负责人

在加拿大,酗酒和吸毒是导致年轻人受伤和死亡的主要原因,而吸毒过量是BC省的公共卫生的紧急问题。在一个可能相对容易获得酒精、大麻和其他潜在有害物质的社会里,父母们需要知道什么才能保证孩子的安全?请与我们的客座专家一起讨论:

  • 亲子沟通技巧,防止儿童使用不安全的物质;
  • 关于毒品使用和成瘾的真相和错误观念。

语言不是问题,我们也有说中文的家长与您分享交流,鼓励家长们积极参与。

Final Parent Reading Group – May 25

Are you interested in exploring the vast world of children’s literature with other parents?  Our Parent Reading Group will sample books that parents can enjoy reading on their own and with their child(ren).  Each session will feature discussion of 1 to 3 books suitable for a range of reading levels.

Our final Parent Reading Group session is scheduled on Friday, May 25 (9:00 – 10:00 AM, NRP Learning Commons. 

Theme: Children’s Fantasy Books and Recent Film Adaptations

Suggested readings (copies of all the suggested readings are set aside in our Parent Reading Group box, located on the bottom shelf of the Professional resources closet of the school library):

Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak (1963) – Gr. K+ (Film: 2009)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Judi Barrett (1978) – Gr. K+ (Film: 2009)

How to Train Your Dragon, Cressida Cowell (2003) – Gr. 2+ (Film: 2010)

A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle (1962) – Gr. 4+ (Film: 2018)

More books related to the topic

Questions? Please contact the Parent Education Committee via the form at https://nrppac.wordpress.com/join-us/committees/

NRP Parent Conversation Group & Reading Group – Mar. 2

NRP Parent Conversation Group

When: Friday, March 2, 2018, 9:00 – 10:00AM
Where: NRP Learning Commons
Topic: Digital Literacy & Online Safety

NRP Parent Reading Group

When: Friday, March 2, 2018, 10:15 – 11:15 AM
Where: NRP Learning Commons
Theme: Friendship, Bullying, and Identity

Suggested readings:
Gr. K-3 reading level:
The Hundred Dresses*, by Eleanor Estes (1944)

Gr. 4 and up reading level:
Wonder, by R.J. Palacio (2012)
The 6th Grade Nickname Game, by Gordon Korman (1998)

All books are available through the Vancouver Public Library.  Starred* titles are also available for browsing in the NRP Learning Commons (Parent Reading Group box).  Becoming familiar with at least 1 of the suggested books beforehand is encouraged, but not required for participation.  Any format is fine, including print, e-book, audio, film, and translated editions.

Questions? Please contact the Parent Education Committee via the form at https://nrppac.wordpress.com/join-us/committees/

DPAC workshop “Navigating Inclusive Education in the Public School System”

DPAC workshop poster

DPAC is hosting a special education workshop after their general meeting on Thursday, Jan. 25 – “Navigating Inclusive Education in the Public School System” with speakers:
  • Suzanne Perreault, InclusiveEd Parent Advocate/Mediator, Public Speaker & Workshop Educator (link to her TedX presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu5XFdT7q8k)
  • Mette Hamaguchi, Director of Instruction – Learning Services

All parents and guardians of students in the Vancouver school district are welcome to attend. If you would like to submit questions for the speakers in advance, please email secretary@vancouverdpac.org by the end of Wednesday, January 24th.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/special-education-navigating-inclusive-education-tickets-42033239551

Parent Reading Group – Friday @ 10:15am

This is a reminder that our first PAC Parent Reading Group for this year is coming up on Friday Jan. 26 @ 10:15am in the Learning Commons (Library). Below is the announcement which went out on the January Newsletter.

New!  *NRP Parent Reading Group* All parents welcome!
When: Friday, January 26, 2018, 10:15 – 11:15 AM
Where: The Nest, NRP Learning Commons (up the stairs)

Are you interested in exploring the vast world of children’s literature with other parents?  Our new Parent Reading Group will sample books that parents can enjoy reading on their own and with their child(ren).  Each session will feature discussion of 1 to 3 books suitable for a range of reading levels. 

In anticipation of NRP Multicultural Day, our first session on January 26 will be on the theme of Cultural Identity.  Suggested readings:
Gr. K-3 reading levelThe Name Jar*, by Yoonsook Choi (2001)
Gr. 4 and up reading level:
The Year of the Dog, by Grace Lin (2006)
Flying the Dragon, by Natalie Dias Lorenzi (2012)

All books are available through the Vancouver Public Library.  Starred* titles are also available for browsing in the NRP Learning Commons (Parent Reading Group box).  Becoming familiar with at least 1 of the suggested books beforehand is encouraged, but not required for participation.  Any format is fine, including print, e-book, audio, film, and translated editions. 

Questions? Please contact the Parent Education Committee via the form at https://nrppac.wordpress.com/join-us/committees/

Parent Conversation Group Schedule 2018

Mark your calendar! PAC Parent Education Committee has set up the dates and topics for the Parent Conversation Group for 2018.
All sessions will be held on Fridays from 9:00 – 10:00am in the Learning Commons (AKA: school library). Come and have a conversation with other parents on the following topics:
January 12: Ready for Progress Reports?
February 2: Focus on Bullying (Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 28)
March 2: Digital Literacy & Online Safety
April 6: Managing Peer Pressure
May 4: Mental Health Issues & Resources
June 1: Talking about Drugs & Alcohol