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MONTREAL, APRIL 3, 2017 –  The Central Parents Committee of the English Montreal School Board will hold a special one day workshop on a variety of topics of interest on Saturday, April 29 (8:15 am to 4:15 pm) at the St. Laurent Adult Education Centre (2405 Place Lafortune) and LaurenHill Academy Junior Campus. Both schools operate under the same roof.

This “Parents Ped Day” is open to all parents whose children attend the EMSB.  Workshops will  focus on a broad range of  topics including:  STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), digital citizenship, social media, online lives of students, transgender and LBTQ issues, the new sexual education program, physical activity, math programs, literacy skills, getting children on proper bedtime routines, demystifying  the Individual Education Plan (IEP), raising a child with special needs, helping children develop strong oral language and early literacy skills, taking the stress out of elementary school, managing anxiety, supporting students with fine motor difficulties, keeping our kids safe in the digital world, the great debate about homework and vocational education.  The sessions will be facilitated by EMSB professionals who have expertise in these specific areas and other highly qualified professionals.

This conference is being organized by the EMSB Central Parents Committee, its Chairman  Suzanne de Jonge and parent commissioner Norm Gharibian.  “Just as our wonderful teachers take advantage of pedagogical days during the year for professional development, we believe this is of great value to our parents too,” said Ms. de Jonge

Added Mr. Gharibian: “Over the years the CPC has held workshops with different speakers. But this is our most ambitious project yet.”
There is no registration fee for this program, but only 300 spots are available.  EMSB parents are urged to log on to as this will be done on a first come, first serve basis.

Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213