members-at-large – Julian Rendell (Tsolum), Janet Smitheringale (Tsolum), Cora Ware (Tsolum), Mara van Dishoeck (Tsolum)
Congratulations to all, and many thanks for taking on these roles! These Tsolum campus parents represent FAE, Enter, and Compass programs. A very warm welcome and thanks to the new Executive members coming aboard, and thanks to Janet, Julian, and Cora for continuing to serve this year. Your dedication and commitment is much appreciated.
Supporting Mental Health with Leanne Webster Brenner
Monday, April 27, 2:00-3:00 pm
Leanne will be presenting a workshop on anxiety & stress for students and parents. Parents and children have very different experiences and understanding of anxiety. Leanne will be covering both perspectives and speaking to children and adults during this talk.
Leanne will shift back and forth between parents and students, giving parents a little background info first before jumping into the ‘Brain Science for Kids’ lesson which leads us right into anxiety.
Holistic Nutrition for Kids with Shannon Simpson (Mindful Meals)
Tuesday, May 5, 10:00-10:45 am
This fun holistic nutrition class will introduce kids to mindful eating, the importance of eating a rainbow of colors and how whole food can feed our brains and help us learn. We will not focus on what is “good” or “bad” but instead what are the foods that make our bodies and brains grow big and strong and the “sometimes foods.” Children will also learn to make a delicious shake.
Our thanks to Melissa Mullis, Intermediate Teacher (Compass, Nanaimo), and Nicole Hamilton, Curriculum and Resource Fund Support Teacher (Tsolum), for the informative session for elementary students and parents on Supporting Language Arts Learning at Home. For those unable to participate on April 20th, Nicole and Melissa have very generously made available their talk for you to access online.
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted, at 7:00 pm via this recurring Zoom-Room link: https://zoom.us/j/155689504 November 6 December 11 (2nd Wed) Feb 5 Mar 4 Apr 8 (2nd Wed) May 6 Jun 3