Parent Workshops

posted Mar 21, 2016, 3:08 PM by Luce Paradis   [ updated Mar 21, 2016, 3:11 PM ]

Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs

Would you like to learn how to advocate more effectively for your child with special needs?

Louise McGoey, former chair of the Ottawa Catholic SEAC (Special Education Advisory Committee), will provide participants with strategies for effective advocacy.  Learn about the importance of knowing what your goals are for your child, how to communicate effectively with school and board staff and how to prepare for productive meetings.  Presented by SEAC and CSPA.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

7:00 - 8:30 PM

St. Patrick’s High School

2525 Alta Vista Drive

Understanding EQAO Assessments  

(Rescheduled following inclement weather March 1)

Every year, Ontario students in Grades 3, 6, 9 and 10 write province-wide tests.  These assessments provide an objective indication of how well students are developing the reading, writing and math skills defined in the Ontario Curriculum. 

This presentation delivered by Mike Young, a principal from EQAO’s School Support and Outreach team, will give parents an opportunity to gain an understanding of the EQAO assessments.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

6:45 - 8:45 PM

Saint Joseph Catholic High School

3333 Greenbank Road, BarrhavenYouth Substance Use – Supporting Youth and Families

Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services and the Ottawa Catholic School Board have worked in partnership for many years. Find out how the School Based Program provides support to students, and their families, throughout the phases of youth substance use, from prevention to intervention.

Learn signs and symptoms to be aware of and how to access help when needed.

Presenters:     Liz Parsons & Nadine McLean, Co-managers, Youth, Parent and School Based Program at Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Sacred Heart Catholic High School

5870 Abbott St E, Stittsville

Cathy Philpott
CSPA Chair

How to Help Your Child Succeed in School

Let's talk about helping our children be successful.  What role do parents and school councils play?  Join us as People for Education's Jacqui Strachan shares some insight on the Ontario Education System, parent involvement and the importance of school councils.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

9:30 —11:30 AM

Holy Trinity Catholic High School

180 Katimavik Rd, Kanata

RESPONSIBILITY MATTERS…Raising Responsible Students / Children

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. Learn to set reasonable expectations for your child.  Create effective communication, healthy decision-making and problem-solving habits.  Give your child the gift of learning to accept mistakes and grow from them.

For parents, guardians, caregivers of children aged 4 -14 years.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

9:45 - 11:30 AM

Saint Clare Catholic School

2133 Gardenway Drive, Orléans