Thursday February 23rd, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Kanata Highlands Public School
Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop
What: Introductory workshop offered to the parents only at Kanata Highlands. This workshop will include the following topics: what is mindfulness; research about the benefits of practicing mindfulness; the stress model, resiliency, and the physiology of practicing mindfulness; experiential exercises; and time for questions and answers.
Parents will gain an understanding of how mindfulness is linked to what our students are learning about self-regulation and self-awareness through the Mindup program.
We would like to request that parents register for the workshop, so we can ensure we meet your needs. http://tinyurl.com/gwwkc7
Presenter: Brittany Glynn, Ph.D., is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Symptom Management (MBSM) Teacher and a Trained Teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). She co-facilitates eight-week MBSM and MSC group courses, while also leading various workshops related to mindfulness, compassion, behavior change, performance psychology, and how to implement self-care and long-term healthy habits for skillful living and well-being. She has led mindfulness and compassion workshops with counselors, parents, school teachers, healthcare professionals, university faculty and graduate students, yoga therapists, and wellness professionals. Currently she is a Postdoctoral Fellow exploring the effects of mindfulness interventions on chronic pain as part of the Interdisciplinary Pain Research Lab at The Ottawa Hospital.
This workshop is sponsored by our Kanata Highlands School Council – Parent Reaching Out Grant.
Family Event – parents and children welcome to attend
The KHPS Staff invites you to join us for a Math and Second Language Learning Night; an opportunity to learn with your child about activities and games to further support their learning at home in both Math and French
Where: Kanata Highlands Public School, Classrooms & Makerspace
When: Wednesday March 1st, 2017. Between 6:00 and 7:00 pm
Who: The whole family!
Rotate around various classrooms and Makerspace learning math games and how best to support your child in French
Paperless handout will be shared on our KHPS website with links to activities
Collect stamps for each activity you attend with your child for a chance to enter a door prize
Prizes will be drawn at KHPS the morning of March 2nd during announcements
Looking forward to seeing you!
Pauline McKenna, Principal