As part of the PRO (Parents Reaching Out) Grant, the councils of St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Clare, St. Francis of Assisi and Christ the King Catholic Elementary schools are pleased to present Michael Reist and Chris Vollum in a series of workshops for parents that will address the ongoing issues of social media and raising our children in this new type of social environment.
Wednesday May 4th, 7:00-8:00 pm at St. Clare Catholic school (4140 Glen Erin Drive)
Michael Reist – Raising Kids In A New Kind of World
From MSN to piercing, children and teenagers are living in a social environment very different from the one their parents and teachers grew up in. How do we raise our children in such a new world? What are the new rules? Do any of the old rules still apply? This thought-provoking workshop will deal with some of the most pressing issues facing parents and teachers today: the internet, video games, bullying, keeping the lines of communication open – among many others.
Find more information on Michael and his workshops at www.michaelreist.ca
Thursday June 9th, 7:00-8:00 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic school (2480 Thornlodge Drive)
Chris Vollum – Facebook 101
Chris established “Facebook 101” with the sole purpose of educating parents, teachers and administrators, and students on how to effectively apply their Facebook profile settings to minimize privacy breaches and proactively defend against cyber-bullying. His hands-on, user-friendly workshop has been described as a “must see” event that explores the nuts and bolts of how to maximize Facebook’s settings with an emphasis on safety, security and privacy.
Chris’ presentation will include a 55 minute session for the students at each school on the day of his workshop. Find more information about Chris and Facebook 101 at www.socialmediatrust.net
• Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30pm
• Door Prizes: Win one of 2 dinner night out certificates, a gift card, or a fabulous movie night gift basket!
• Childcare services Available: contact your school at least one week prior to the date of the presentation to register for this service.
We look forward to seeing you there!