School News & Announcements
This session will explore the concepts of "normal stress" and the "continuum of mental health" along with the signs and symptoms of potential mental health issues in children and youth. When and where to access services and supports for mental health within our community will be discussed. Strategies to foster resilience in our children and youth will be shared.
Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Paquette
Immaculata High School
The March Break runs from March 13th to 17th. There is no school for students next week. Our school opens again on March 20th! Have a great break!
If you have a child in grade two and up who would like to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion, we will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, February 22nd at 5:30 p.m. If you have a child in grade 6 who would like to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, you are invited to attend the same meeting. Pizza will be served. Thank you.
Inside grade 3 and 6 report cards, parents will find option sheets for our French programs. We have a French Information Evening for grade 3 parents scheduled for next Wednesday, February 22nd.
Report cards are coming home with your children today!
Parent Focus Group on Student Well-being
YOUR input needed: Parent focus group on student well-being. What does “well-being” mean to you? How can students' well-being be supported at school?
The Ontario Ministry of Education is looking to develop a K-12 student well-being framework to help support the mental health and wellness of all students.
CSPA is hosting this parent session with Dr. Elizabeth Paquette (OCSB Chief Psychologist & Mental Health Lead), to collect your ideas and opinions to share with the Ministry. We know that students who have strong relationships and a positive sense of self, are in a better position to reach their full potential. Come learn more about current initiatives in OCSB schools and share your ideas to promote well-being.
Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPA17wellbeing
Holy Trinity Catholic High School
Cathy PhilpottCo-Chair, CSPA
Strong Not Tough;
The healthy family step plan to manage anxiety & prevent depression
As adults, we experience many life changes; workplace transitions, entering & ending relationships, financial difficulties, the loss of a loved one, supporting friends or family members with mental illness or substance/alcohol abuse. Feeling overwhelmed or anxious is natural.
Gain the know-how and confidence to navigate everyday life challenges!
This workshop will provide you with positive coping skills and coping step plans to help you navigate experiences, effectively manage feelings and be resilient. Come and participate in creating a family that can bend, not break. We all need a community that is strong, not tough.
Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPAstrong17
Monday, January 23, 2017
6:45 - 8:45 PM
St. Mark Catholic High School
We are very fortunate to have Jennifer Snell and her dog, Honey, visit us this week for kindness presentations. Ms Snell teaches us how to treat all living things with reverence and respect. The students will also have a chance to pet her dog and learn what responsibilities come with pet ownership.