Information Sessions

for Parents     


The following information sessions for parents are presented by the Ottawa Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) in partnership with the host school.  
All these events are free unless otherwise indicated. Additional events and information for parents can be found on the CSPA website or in our monthly newsletter.

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Special Education and Your Child; Workshops for Parents of Children with Special Needs

An evening of workshops directed to families of children with special needs.  4 workshops (1 hour each) will be offered twice.  Participants will be able to choose and attend a maximum of 2.

Assistive Technology

Join us for a hands-on exploration of “Read & Write” and Google Suite. You will have an opportunity to experience first hand what it is like to use these tools to access the curriculum just as our students do.

Positive Advocacy

Learn tips to help you positively advocate for your child with special needs during education setting meetings. There will be an opportunity for parents to make suggestions as to how school staff can help support their concerns.

Mental Health Supports at the OCSB

Who can you approach for help when your child is experiencing mental health issues? Come and learn about the mental health resources available at the board and in the community to support students with mental health challenges.

On My Way - Transitions

Effective transitions planning allows for students to be successful as they move through their day, activities or settings. Come and learn how we support successful transitions at all different points for students - prior to the start of school, throughout a student's daily schedule, from grade to grade, and when moving from one school to another.

Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPA17SpecEd

Monday, March 27, 2017

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Saint Patrick’s High School

2525 Alta Vista Drive

Fentanyl and Opioids

The Ottawa Catholic School Board, in conjunction with Ottawa Public Health (OPH), is hosting a public information session aimed at parents to talk about counterfeit drugs found in Ottawa, overdose response, overdose prevention and substance abuse education in our schools.

Staff from Rideauwood Addiction and Family Counselling, Ottawa Police Services, OPH and other community partners will be represented.

Learn More:  http://ocsb.ca/schools/tools/healthy-schools/wellness

Registration is not required for this event.  Everyone welcome.

Monday, April 3, 2017

7:00 to 9:00

St. Paul High School

2675 Draper Ave, Ottawa

A Parent’s Toolbox: Mental Health of School-Aged Children

Did you know… Up to 1 in 5 of our children may develop a mental health disorder. Let’s work together for our children!

Speaker: Dr. Ian Manion, Clinical Psychologist, The Royal

Presented by: St. Clare Elementary School

Learn More and Register:  http://cla.ocsb.ca/announcements/drmanion-april62017

Thursday April 6, 2017

7:00 - 8:00 pm

St. Clare Elementary School Gym

2133 Gardenway Drive, Orleans

Your Action Plan for Supporting Big Emotions Yours and Your Child’s

This highly interactive workshop will have you working on your own and in groups to understand your emotional triggers and your child’s and find better calming techniques and solutions to create more harmonious relationships in your home.

Speaker: Joanne Boyd

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:00-9:00 PM

St. Matthew High School

6550 Bilberry Drive, Orleans

Register: http://bit.ly/CSPAbigemotions

Social Networking Safety

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Luke - Nepean School Councils present an evening with Social Networking speaker Paul Davis.

Wednesday May 3, 2017

7 - 9 pm

St Joseph Catholic High School

3333 Greenbank Road, Nepean

Register: https://socialnetworking2017.eventbrite.ca


Ottawa Catholic School Parents' Association (CSPA)


Keeping families informed

Website: ottawacspa.ca

Email: OttawaCSPA@gmail.com
Twitter: @OttawaCSPA

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