Last Monday, Nicola Doughty, counsellor and parent, delivered an excellent presentation on parenting, technology and general survival during COVID 19.
In her fun, candid talk, she shared lots of tips for taking care of yourself and supporting your kids. Click on the picture below for a copy of the presentation.
A big thank you to Karen for organizing another great event, and thank you M. Roch for hosting the presentation on Teams.
The Gordon Neufeld Institute is pleased to share a recording of Dr Gordon Neufeld's presentation Parenting through the Pandemic.
At a time of so much uncertainty, children are looking to the adults in their lives for answers. In Gordon's words, "the answer is in BEING, not DOING or KNOWING, when empowered by our child's attachment to us".
About this EventWe hear you; remote learning is not what you signed up for. It’s challenging for everyone who hasn't done it before and let's face it; supporting children with ADHD with remote learning is even more challenging.
After attending the webinar you will:
Details:When: Wed, 6 May 2020
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
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Lina Vishnevsky, MSW, RSW, B.Ed
Lina Vishnevsky is a Registered Social Worker and a trained teacher. She works in a children’s mental health organization and has a private practice. Lina’s mission is to empower individuals to achieve their goals. She has a special interest in working with individuals with ADHD in a therapeutic setting. In her work, Lina collaborates with parents, teachers, and administrators to support children with ADHD.
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Garry Smolyansky, OCT, M.A
Garry is an Ontario Certified Teacher. It brings him joy to empower students of all ages to learn and develop. He is particularly interested in supporting students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD and setting them up for success. Garry works with teachers to help them understand how to tailor remote learning experiences to ensure they are accessible for all.
To support you with the stress and anxiety many people are facing due to the COVID-19 virus situation, Dragonfly Wellness Centre are offering FREE check-in calls.
Click on Complimentary Consultation to schedule a free 10-15 minute telephone check in with Dr. Saira to help you cope, manage, and brainstorm strategies.
You can book up to 3 FREE calls from now until the end of April.
Open to all adults, anywhere in the world, and feel free to pass along. First come, first served.
To get straight to the point, this post is split into a short bullet point summary and then a longer version after. If you just read the bullet points and something seems not clear for you, please read the longer version below.
Bullet Points summary:
I hope all is well and everyone is healthy. What an unusual time it is, but definitely something our kids can tell their grand children! It’s an unusual time, no one knows when we are slowly go back to normal, and what that new normal will look like. And in all this uncertainty the decision was made, to cancel all Noon Hour Programs.
Like in normal years, your MunchALunch account will be credited with the amount you paid for the Noon Hour Program. The amount will stay in your account and goes towards future Noon Hour Program classes - or hot lunches. Money which won’t be spend until the end of June, can and will be transferred to September. It can then be used for Hot Lunches or Noon Hour Programs in the fall. We know that some families depend on their money now, and others are leaving Lord Tennyson. For these cases we are setting up refunds over e-transfers. So, if you would like your Noon Hour Program money back in your bank account, please email me with an email it can be e-transfered to. The pac-treasurers and I will do our best to get it to you as fast as possible. Be aware, at this point, we are only refunding Noon Hour Program money. Hot Lunch credits stay in your MunchALunch account until we know for sure what happens for the reminder of the school year!
Donations: if you are interested in donating your money to the Instructor(s), ask for a refund and mention donation. You will get a list of our Instructors with emails addresses you can e-transfer the money to. Yes, you will have to do it yourself, but that way you can split the money or give everything to one Instructor, or not at all. It’s totally up to you.
Again: this only applies for Noon Hour Program money! Hot lunch money will stay in your MunchALunch account, for now.
I’m so looking forward seeing you all again, and talking to you personally!
Stay safe and healthy!
We will be holding a virtual April PAC Meeting.
When: Monday April 20, 2020
7:05-8:30 pm. (to give time for the appreciation salute to Essential Services workers).
Where: Your sitting room
(The meeting will be hosted on Microsoft Teams. Please click on the link that will be emailed out on Monday and join through your child's account)
What's on the Agenda: Here is the Agenda.
The majority of the meeting will be the Principal's report and the Question and Answer session. Please post your additional any other business items and your questions for Mr Roch as a comments below and will add it to the agenda.
The Tennyson PAC is looking for ways we can provide virtual enrichment and fun for our families during this time.
Our goal is to provide a once a week online class that students can join to see familiar faces and have some fun. Ideas so far include kids yoga, family cooking, adult bootcamp, music concerts and art class.
Instructors will be paid a $100 honorarium, and we hope that we can in a small way help support artists and educators who are out of work at this time, as well as add some fun and connection for our community. Classes will likely run via Zoom.
We would love your suggestions and ideas for instructors and class concepts that translate well online. Particularly, if there are Tennyson parents who have these skills and would be open to teaching a class - we’d love to have you!
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas and we will try and come up with a schedule for these next weeks.
St Andrew's Wesley United Church has curated some resources for parents to help their children deal with the COVID 19 situation. And, they are hosting a zoom meeting for children aged 9 and up on to meet virtually on April 21 (Tuesday) @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
As well, they have compiled an extensive list of Reduced-Cost Counseling Options in Vancouver.
Thank you for sharing these resources with us Jacqueline. If anyone else has great resources to share on the blog please send them to email@example.com
Join Vancouver-based fitness instructor Shana Alexander for Sunday morning workouts (9:30 AM PST) on Zoom through April (and beyond) called Bootcamp to Benefit for Backpack Buddies. These workouts are open to all, and modifications are offered to accommodate every level of fitness.
Every dollar donated to the classes goes to Backpack Buddies, a local superhero of a charity that provides food for vulnerable children and their families. With an increased hunger gap, their need has hugely grown now more than ever.
Class Type: Bodyweight full-body strength and cardio with integrated breathwork. High and low options always provided, and all levels are welcome! Class finishes with a closing breathwork practice led by Registered Clinical Counsellor Lisa Yeates.
Equipment Required: Just a mat, water bottle, and a computer or phone with ZOOM.
How to Sign Up: Email or message Shana by 8:00 PM the night before the class and she will send you the link to join. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org or message her on Instagram at @alexander_shana.
Price: You decide! If you’re wanting a suggestion, consider that $15 covers the cost of one enhanced bag of food for one family (containing 6 meals and snacks, and some pantry staples). You can e-transfer to Shana at email@example.com or donate directly to Backpack Buddies - www.backpackbuddies.ca/
MOST IMPORTANTLY, these are crazy times and if you are more comfortable joining for free, she wants you there! All are welcome.
Bonus! Shana will send all participants a copy of the workout so you can do it again on your own.
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