Parent Workshops

Parenting with Eyes Wide Open

Dwayne Peace will help parents look beneath the surface at the issues of today's youth.

Dwayne Peace is a retired 25-year member of the Calgary Police Service where he spent the last seven years of his career as a School Resource Officer. His presentations to Jr High student cover topics of everyday life for many youth including body image, bullying, cyber-bullying, violent video games, respect, suicide, self-harm, rumours, gossip, drama, texting, and sexting.

This PARENT ONLY session will help caregivers navigate these topics with children to assist them in making better choices.

All parents/caregivers are welcome to attend. Share this invite with friends and family as well!

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SCREENAGERS Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience

Central Library is hosting a free viewing of Screenagers 2. This movie is a follow-up to Screenagers 1 and focuses on the issues of high stress, anxiety and depression in our youth and how we can help improve adolescents well-being in a digital age. For more information and to RSVP go to:

***CANCELLED***Parent Information Session:

Please note: This event has been cancelled. "Ending the spirit of bullying through awareness and empowering youth" will be offering an informative workshop to give parents the tools to understand: the bully, the types of bullying behaviours , and to identify symptoms of bullying.


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URStrong Workshop

We’re excited to be hosting URSTRONG, an internationally recognized Social Emotional Wellbeing program, that empowers children with the skills, language and self-confidence to be better friends and develop healthier relationships. To learn more about URSTRONG we would encourage you to visits their web site ( where they have a number of free resources for parents.

Over the past year, our entire faculty has been focusing on social-emotional learning programs, implementing tools and strategies to support our efforts in creating a safe and caring school. We believe that empowering our students with these skills will create a school community where children are better able to manage their relationships in a safe and respectful environment.

We invite all students from Grades 1 to 6 and their parents to come along on the 14th of November 2019 to join us for a URSTRONG Language of Friendship Parent-Child Workshop. This workshop will be held in the Menno Simons School Library. You can register to attend the event here. Menno Simons School families can use the discount code ‘MENNOSIMONS’ to get a discount of $5 per ticket too!

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!

Your MSCS Parent School Council

Community Education Services offers a variety of free workshops.  Please review the link below to see what might be beneficial for you and your family.

Workshops Offered

The Adolescent Brain - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugle - Part 2

This 90 minute skill-building workshop will include:

  1. A 30 minute summary presentation (if you missed the first!) concentrating on understanding the adolescent brain and the emotional needs of your teen. 
  2. A 30 minute skill-building portion will focus on developing realistic, hands-on parenting tools to improve your relationship and communication with your teen. 
  3. The last 30 minutes will be dedicated to a specific Q & A period

Anticipated Outcomes:

  • Build your capacity and confidence in parenting your teen.
  • How to play a more significant role in improving your teen's mental health and well-being.
  • Better understand the mental health concerns of adolescents from a brain development point of view. 
  • Learn about adolescent brain development: left and right brain functions and structures (and why that's important).
  • Understand the healing power of a positive parent-tenn connection. 
  • Develop the specific steps needed to improve communication with your teen. 
  • Learn how to navigate the teen world (sleep etiquette, homework, relationships, screen=time) more effectively. 
  • Lessen the frequencey of eye-rolls, door slams, shoulder shrugs and grunts ;D

Danelle Spence, BSc., BEd., MA., R.Psych., is a former teacher, school counsellor and registered psychologist. She has a passion for psychology and the teenage brain rooted in over 24 years of experience working with children and adolescents. Her experience spans private practice, hospitals, eating disorder clinics and schools.

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