Parenting Workshop February 19th 7-9pm

Hello Howard Friends and Families,

It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you Lee Piepgrass for a Parenting Workshop!
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 19th, in the Howard Library, from 7-9pm.

Lee Piepgrass, who lives in this neighbourhood, has worked for over 30 years as a parent counselor and behaviour consultant at ErinoakKids, Ontario’s largest Provincial Children’s Treatment Centre, with children and young people between the ages of 2 and 19.  She works to support families in such a way that people are treasured, relationships are robust, and everyone knows when to laugh. She has a PhD in Counselor Education from the University of Pittsburgh, and in the intervening years has learned a great deal from the people with whom she has been privileged to work.

The Topic of the Workshop is:
How Did They Get So Big So Fast?
A quick journey through the adventurous terrain of childhood. Stopping at the “number signs:” the 2’s, the 3’s, the 4’s etc, some of the classic landscapes: confronting mortality, developing a conscience, moving into preadolescence, and taking a look at some of the newer vistas: attachment, self regulation, self esteem, and managing the sensory world. The emphasis throughout will be on relationship and connection. Come with a couple of answers in mind to the question: “What are two strengths that I bring to the adventure of parenting? What are two strengths my partner brings?”

Please join us and help to build community, meet a few new neighbours and discuss important matters concerning our kids.

Thank you,
Nicole Johnston (Isla’s mom).

Reminder: Dance-a-thon This Friday!

Hello all!
Just a reminder that our annual Dance-a-thon fundraiser is happening on Friday!!!  Everyone is very excited (including parents and teachers!) for our day of dancing fun!
Please be sure to have your child return their pledge envelope to their teacher tomorrow (Thursday).
If you haven’t seen the schedule, I’ve posted one on the gym doors.  You’re welcome to drop by and join us any time throughout the day!

Music by the Lake

 Any Grade Six students who are in Band, Strings or Choir are eligible to apply for Music by the Lake.  This year the camp will take place from June 1 to June 8.  Information about the camp is available at  Application forms are downloadable from the website site, and should be handed in to Ms. Spademan no later than Tuesday, February 19.

Interested Gr. 6 students will be invited to an information session in the music room on Wed. Feb. 6 during the lunch.  Former students who have attended MBTL report that it is a fantastic experience, so we encourage any students who love music to apply!