Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Anxiety Program

From the Canadian Mental Health Association:

A new, free service is available to help BC families with young children who are experiencing challenges with anxiety. The Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Anxiety Program is a phone-based coaching service for parents and caregivers that effectively reduces mild to moderate anxiety in their children ages 3 – 12.

Through a series of online videos demonstrating key concepts and approaches, supported by 4 to 8 weekly coaching sessions, parents and caregivers build skills and strategies they can use with their child at home, at school and with friends.

Developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division in collaboration with BC experts who work extensively with children experiencing anxiety and their families, this ‘made in BC’ program incorporates concepts from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

The new Anxiety Program builds on the success of the award-winning Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Behaviour Program, in which 85% of families who complete the program report good or very good improvement in their child’s behaviour.

These phone- and web-based programs improve access to early interventions by reducing barriers to support such as long wait times, cost, distance and stigma associated with accessing interventions.

Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Anxiety Program is available at no cost to families across BC through physician, teacher or counsellor referral.

For more information and referral forms, please visit www.confidentparentsbc.ca.

Student Absences – Email Option

Every morning the secretary, Mrs. Livingstone, does “Kid Check.” She phones parents/guardians of any students who were marked absent without some sort of verification. Phoning is not always efficient, because sometimes numbers are not current or parents are working/driving and cannot answer. As well, we recognize that parents go to work early and would like to contact us before we are open, and we do not currently have an answering machine.

To try to make things easier we are adding an email option:
Email your child’s name (first and last), your name, and the date/time your child will be away to: alwinholland@prn.bc.ca

If email is not an option, you can continue to call: 250-785-6125 between 8:00am and 3:30 pm.

Thank you.

Parent Survey – Reporting

There is a survey for parents to complete regarding the Student Reporting Pilot Project. Information is in the letter. (Click on the link.) Within the letter there is another link that will take you directly to the survey. If your child was not part of the reporting pilot last year, please do not complete the survey as the questions are based on the pilot which started last year. Thank you.

BC Winter Games February 20th – 23rd, 2020

Dear Parents,
The City of Fort St. John and region are excited to host the BC Winter Games February 20-23.  School District 60 is a partner group in this substantial community initiative and will be supporting the games through the use of our facilities and volunteers.  

On Thursday, February 20th and Friday, February 21st, there will be no regular instruction at any school sites nor will there be any busses transporting students.  Students are encouraged to participate and support the games through competition, volunteering and spectating.  

Busy Week Ahead!

It’s a busy week at Alwin Holland this week. Please make note of the following dates below.

Tuesday September 24th – Open House 6:00 – 7:00pm. Come meet your child’s teacher and see the school.

Thursday September 26th – Terry Fox Run. Run will begin around 2:00pm. Parents are welcome to come and run with their children.

Friday September 27th – Orange Shirt Day

Friday Setpember 27th – PAC Meeting. 1:30pm in the library.

Monday September 30th – Picture Day