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Parent Engagement Events

Last updated on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Click this link any upcoming events  2014 ParentEngementEvents (May)

The HWDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is proud to offer two Parent Engagement events in the month of May.  Both events will be held at Westmount Secondary School and are funded by the Ministry of Ontario through the Parents Reaching Out Grant program. 
Guest speakers will be on hand who will discuss methods to overcome barriers to learning as well as 21st century literacy.
First, on May 9th, Lesley Andrew, actress, vocalist, and motivational speaker, will be on hand to share some words of wisdom and inspiration with parents about helping kids take responsibility for personal change and growth, to overcome obstacles and reach for their goals. Lesley Andrew has spoken across North America about ‘Beating the Odds – taking the responsibility for personal change and growth, overcoming obstacles, facing fears and attaining goals.’
On May 31st, author and educator, David Booth, will be joining us to engage parents in interactive sessions regarding new literacies and how new digital tools, social media, WIFI, smartphones and other developments are changing literacy, learning, and instruction.  David will build parents’ understanding of the importance of reading, how it is taught in schools and how parents can support reading at home.