Building Resilient Kids - May 6, 2019
Resilience is the ability to bounce back when faced with challenges. This is an important skill that parents can help kids to develop. This evening we will talk about six essential skills for resilience; emotional regulation, optimism, self-efficacy, asking for help, making friends, and coping with stress. By helping kids develop resilience we encourage them to believe in themselves and that they are capable of dealing with challenges. Parents will leave with activities, ideas, and conversation starters to help them build more resilient kids.
DATE: May 6, 2019
LOCATION: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School, 273 Fir St. Sherwood Park, AB, T8A 2G7
Vaping 101 - May 23, 2019
Vaping has taken society by storm. What began as a harm reduction and smoking cessation idea, has developed an entire culture around it. Is the steady increase in youth use of e-cigarettes a cause for concern or is it all just harmless vapour?
Find out more about:
- Who’s using vapes and why
- What are the regulations
- What are the health effects of vaping
- Nicotine, addiction and the developing brain
- Strategies for addressing the issues with youth
DATE: May 23, 2019
TIME: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Lakeland Ridge School
REGISTER: Vaping 101 Registration
This session is for adults and youth.
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Connect Parenting Group
This workshop gives a new perspective on relationships and adolescent development. Parents and caregivers meet in small groups with two trained leaders for 90 minutes each week.
Each week, facilitators share practical techniques and ideas that help parents develop a better relationship with their teenager. Parents will be equipped with skills such as empathy building, reframing behaviour, conflict management, and learning how to “step back.” Through “stepping back”, parents are able to “step into” a new way of learning. The safe sharing environment enables parents to learn practical skills, while also hearing concerns from other parents.
The Connect Parent leaders strive to help the participants feel at ease by providing a safe and connected environment to share parenting struggles and successes.
Past participants have shared how Connect Parent has helped them feel a lot more at ease with their own family, knowing they are not alone with their new-found supports of other parents.
Connect Parent is provided free of charge by Strathcona County Family and Community Services. The nine-week program takes place on Thursdays from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Millenium place from May 2nd until June 25th. A light supper is provided for registered parents/caregivers.
Students helping students
This program will continue throughout the term. If you are interested in extra help by taking advantage of this program, please see Mrs. Ackerman in the library.
The spring will see changes to parking at Cloverbar Jr. High. Changes to include Bus Only Parking in front of the school, and on street only drop-off for students. Stay tuned for more updates.
Knights Wear Swag
Knights wear clothing is now available for purchase using your Power School Portal under "student fees." Please follow the link below.
Families are invoiced for school fees at the beginning of every school year. Fees are due within 30 days of the invoice date. The simplest, and most convenient, way to pay schools fees is by logging in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and clicking on "Student Fees." If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your students fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees.
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Strathcona Community Services Available to the Public
Posted on Mar 21 2019
Do you live in Strathcona County and find yourself in need of some help with any one of the following? Click on the links below to see what assistance is available to you. Youth LGBTQ Families LGBTQ Parents- Skill Building Drop-In Need help with…
2019-2020 Calendar Now Available
Posted on Jan 10 2019
EIPS has released the calendar for next year. Please follow the link below to view this document. Click Here
Frequently Asked Questions about Exams
Posted on Jan 9 2019
Midterm Exams are FAST approaching! The staff at Clover Bar field many questions each day regarding the procedures surrounding exams. The most important thing to know is that regularly scheduled classes continue during exams, so students are expected…
EIPS Students Celebrate Math with Pi Day
Posted on Mar 14 2019
Sherwood Park, AB. — Today is Pi Day, a day of celebration for math learners all around the world. Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) students and teachers are using the day as an opportunity to celebrate numeracy, compete in math…
EIPS Schools Celebrate Their Love for Numeracy with a Week of Inspirational Math
Posted on Mar 11 2019
Sherwood Park, AB. — Students and staff throughout Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are spending the week celebrating numeracy with the Week of Inspirational Math. From March 11-15, 25 schools across the Division are hosting daily…
Mandatory Bus Driver Training Could Impact Classrooms and Student Transportation for Elk Island Public Schools
Posted on Mar 1 2019
Sherwood Park, AB. — Effective March 1, 2019, new school bus operators are required to complete the Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT), an enhanced driver training program. While all school boards support measures intended to…