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EVENTS

OCTOBER 13TH-31ST

STANLEY PARK GHOST TRAIN: ALIEN INVASION

The Stanley Park Ghost Train takes riders on a journey through a mystical and magical world, inspired by Halloween and other spooky tales. This family event is open to all ages and offers a fright free glimpse of the whimsical world of ghosts and ghouls.

This year, they came from outer space with only one destination in mind: the Stanley Park Ghost Train, and only one goal: alien invasion! Be prepared to be abducted to an unearthly, fantastical, and strange world. Journey into the restricted zones and witness the landing.



SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29TH, 1:15-2:45PM

HALLOWEEN SKATE, KAREN MAGNUSSEN COMMUNITY CENTRE

Come in costume and join in the Halloween fun. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to the Halloween skate. The perfect way to get in the mood for Hallow's Eve!



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, 7:00-8:30PM

WONDER SPEAKER SERIES: PLAYING AND GROWING

TELUS World of Science is presenting this fun, playful and engaging session that will challenge the way you think about play and how to incorporate it in your life. If you are an adult, parent, teacher or caregiver, this session is focused on you. Be ready to find new power in play and use it to turbocharge your success, your relationships, your happiness and, ultimately, your life!

Roger Haskett is an award-winning engagement expert whose keynotes and engagement programs have been recognized internationally for their ability to inspire behavioural change.



RESOURCES

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WHY YOUR KIDS' COSTUMES MATTER

As Halloween approaches, many dads and moms are scrambling to find a costume that looks good, is relatively easy to find/put together, and — most importantly — your kids will be excited about. Are you also thinking about whether your kids’ costumes are appropriating another culture or disrespecting people? If so, here are seven points to consider when you costume-shop this October.


ARTICLE

WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW: 17 APPS AND WEBSITE TEENS ARE USING (OTHER THAN FACEBOOK)

While it may seem complicated to post photos on Instagram, share casual moments on Snapchat, text on WhatsApp, and check your Twitter feed throughout the day, tweens and teens love the variety.

You don't need to know the ins and outs of all the apps and sites, but this article is great for knowing the basics — what they are, why they're popular, and what problems can crop up when they're not used responsibly, which can make the difference between a positive and a negative experience for your child.


ARTICLE

25 WAYS TO ASK YOUR CHILD 'HOW WAS SCHOOL TODAY?' WITHOUT ASKING THEM 'HOW WAS SCHOOL TODAY?'

Most days you probably find yourself asking your children,'How was school today?' And most days you probably get an answer like 'fine' or 'good,' which doesn’t tell you much about their day. This list of questions will give you a wealth of options to spark an engaging conversation to help you gain insight on how your kids think and feel about school. Try them out tonight!



Archived Resources

Mindfulness App Mobilizes mental Health & Wellness for Youth

The simple act of taking a few deep breaths between classes, before the big game or while studying for a final exam can reduce stress, maintain focus and contribute to overall mental wellness of youth. The Breathr Mindfulness App is designed to help youth tackle every day stresses in their lives through practicing mindfulness.

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7 Myths About Kids, Concussions, and Sports

With more student-athletes participating in sports comes more sports-related injuries. This article highlights several common myths and misconceptions about youth sports and concussions.

If you're interested in learning more about identifying and treating concussions, check out the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport — a great resource for parents, athletes, and coaches.

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How to Teach Your Child to be an 'Includer'

While many bully prevention programs aim to put an end to negative behaviours in the classroom setting, teaching kids prosocial behaviours empowers them to make positive choices both in school and out in the world. It’s not enough to teach kids what not to do; we also have to teach them what to do to promote kindness and compassion among their peers.

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Photo of the week

Ballerina Makes a Classroom Visit
October 19th

Ms. Read's Grade 6 class has a special visit from a Goh Ballet ballerina as part of a visual arts project. They took a photo of the dancer (Marsha) on their iPads, and then sketched her in different positions.

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