The goal of this learning capsule is to help parents and teachers engage with children and students on the topic of race, racism, and how to be anti-racist. It was created in response to recent events in the United States, and for that reason is focused specifically on racial injustice against Black people and confronting anti-Black racism.
Watch and Learn Together
It's critical for parents to be intentional about the movies, television shows, and books kids are exposed to. Choose media that educates kids in essential human values such as love, understanding, kindness, and compassion. Take the opportunity to discuss how race is portrayed, how stereotypes are perpetuated, and how racial experiences differ. We invite you to watch any of the following age-appropriate books or movies with your family and use our talking points to get kids to think more deeply about these topics.
Addressing Race and Racism Resources and Tips for Teachers and Parents
For teachers and parents, initiating a conversation about race, racism, and racial injustice can be scary. You want to say the right thing, and you’re worried about making a mistake. You want to be honest, and you also want to protect your children and students. Luckily, there are so many incredible resources available to help guide us; in the past weeks we’ve seen dozens of book lists, articles, videos and more circulating to help deepen our own learning and get the conversation started with our children. Below you will find a curated list of many of these resources.
Starting Thursday, April 1st, and EVERY FRIDAY going forward, students will be able to buy frozen TCBY Yogurt during their lunch hour
Funds raised from the sale of these frozen yogurts will go towards the Grade 6 graduating class’ end of year expenses such as printing of year book and outing, etc.
So, if you would like your child to buy frozen yogurt please ensure that he/she has $3 (EXACT CHANGE) in his/her lunch box on April 1st and every Friday after that.
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Registration is open for EMSB Parents Committee Virtual Conference April 18
This year, the conference is being held online.
Keynote speech by Dr. Earl Rubin, Director of The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Montreal Children’s Hospital: Resilience through the COVID Pandemic. Our panel of experts will discuss the same topic and will include:
Dr Debbie Schwarcz, general practitioner
Aaron Derfel Montreal Gazette health reporter
Once you register, we will send instructions on how to connect to the conference.Register Now!
Public Health authorities ask that you assess your health each morning. This on-line tool will help you determine if you can report to school/work or should stay home and seek further assessment for COVID-19.
Visit the EMSB's educational resources section for educational and mental health support links for families. Links and activities for elementary and high school students are available.
The provincial Government also has a new educational website called Open School where you can find more educational activities for your children.
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This part psychoeducation, part interactive zoom based workshop for parents of teenage children will present concepts about adolescent nervous systems, parental forms of communication, adolescent relationship to technology and a topic of the group's choice in our last workshop. Parents will also briefly have an opportunity to meet in breakout rooms to share experiences, strategies and ask questions throughout the workshop. Participants can register for one, some or all of the workshops based on their interest. To register, email email@example.com.
Dates and Times for Spring Term
Angry Teens and the Nervous System
March 23rd - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Communication & Boundaries
March 30th - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Teens and Technology
April 6th - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
April 13th - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST