The parent council has received funding from the Province of Ontario’s Parent’s Reaching Out (PRO) Grant for several years and have been proud to host the following sessions to help parents and students build skills to address some of the life challenges we face. We felt the value of these sessions were excellent for our school community.
If you would like to help plan future events to engage parents in our school community, please contact us.
2018/19 Parent Involvement Presentation: Resiliency and Anxiety Workshop
If you didn’t get a chance to attend the workshop on Dec 19 at the school, here is a link to the handout with excellent resources and tips to help our kids handle anxiety/stress and build resiliency at school and at home.
2017/18 Parent Involvement Presentation: Managing Meanness by Cultivating Kindness
If you didn’t get a chance to attend the Managing Meanness by Cultivating Kindness event on November 28th 2017 presented at the school by Arts Express, http://www.ArtsExpress.ca , below you can find links to the handouts with excellent resources and tips to help prevent and address meanness and bullying at school and at home.
2016/17 Parent Involvement Presentation: T.A.S.A.M. Tackling Anxiety and Stress through Arts and Mindfulness
St Cyril CSPC was proud to host the TASAM program on November 21, 2016. During the day, through story telling, a child development expert from Arts Express http://www.ArtsExpress.ca led some of our classes through an age appropriate mindfulness movement workshop on meditation to relieve stress and anxiety.
Later in the evening, a parent discussion was led by Jennifer Kay who is a child and youth counselor and mental wellness advocate. Jennifer has worked extensively in group homes for youth across the GTA as well in a Crisis unit at the Hospital for Sick Kids. Her discussion was designed to support the techniques and tools that the students learned earlier in the day and to impart creative and informative solutions for parents to help ease the everyday stress and anxieties that every family experiences.
If you missed the event, here’s the handout presented at the evening parent session.