The English Montreal School Board Parents Committee will host a Virtual Conference for Parents on Sunday, April 18.
Dr. Earl Rubin, Director of The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, will kick-off the event as the keynote speaker under the theme of “Resilience through the COVID Pandemic”. He will talk about the science, challenges and impact regarding COVID, vaccines for children and more. This will be followed by a panel and Q&A composed of Dr. Rubin, Dr. Debbie Schwarcz and Montreal Gazette health reporter Aaron Derfel. All three are parents of EMSB students.
The conference will go from 9 am to 4 pm and focus on subjects such as: setting boundaries on screens with your children; building up children to help them bounce back from life’s challenges; early literacy and kindergarten readiness; assistive technology tools for student writing support; discrimination, inclusion and equity; field trips of the future; prevention of weight/size discrimination; vaping- what you need to know ; journaling as a self-care tool; critical media literacy; play and movement for elementary school aged students; Staying active for high school aged students; The Virtual Library; Netiquette; Recognition of acquired competencies ( Adult Education and Vocational Sector); STEAM integration and many others.
You can register now at www.emsbparents.ca. Early Bird Registration (from March 9 to April 5th) is free. As of April 5, the entry fee is $10. For an additional fee of $10, a meal delivery coupon (valued at $20) is available to the first 250 registrants. (one per user)