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EMSB TO PRESENT FREE WORKSHOP FOR PARENT ON ORGANIZATIONAL AND STUDY SKILLS

MONTREAL, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007- The English Montreal School Board will be holding a free workshop for parents entitled Helping your Child with Organizational and Study Skills on Tuesday evening, October 23, 2007 at the Administration Building (6000 Fielding Avenue). Registration and a light buffet sponsored by Double Pizza will commence at 6:15 p.m.

Workshop leader Carolyn Melmed is a founding member of the Lansdowne Centre a school for children with learning difficulties. She pioneered courses in organizational and study skills for students, parents and teachers and conducted workshops for McGill's Faculty of Education on these subjects. She is a certified mediator and has 35 years of teaching experience both in the classroom and on a one-to-one basis.

Who should attend?

Parents and guardians of children in elementary or high school who want to:

  • Help their children achieve higher grades
  • Motivate their children to want to learn
  • Teach children how to become independent learners and more successful students
  • You will learn how to:

  • Create a good learning environment at home
  • Implement an effective homework routine
  • Prepare for parent/teacher interviews
  • Provide your children with strategies to:

  • Learn how to learn
  • Discipline themselves so that they can learn
  • Organize their time, material and information
  • Establish an effective learning routine
  • Master the four ways of learning and memorizing
  • Communicate successfully with teachers, peers and parents
  • Avoid procrastination and distractions
  • Anticipate problems that interfere with learning
  • Use problem-solving techniques
  • Resolve conflicts
  • All parents are welcome to attend this event. You do not have to be governing board, PPO or Home and School members. Funding is beingprovided by the EMSB and the Region 3 Parents' Committee. If you have questions, please contact Janice Lacroix at 514-483-7200, extension 7242.



    Michael J. Cohen
    Communications and Marketing Specialist
    English Montreal School Board
    Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
    Fax: (514) 483-7213
    E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca