Counsellor's Corner

Spring Update

It is great to be back at school with my new bionic knee, and ready to tackle the end of the school year!

Grade 9 Students and Parents

Grade 9 Farewell

Our Farewell this year is on Thursday, June 27 and will be held in the Shell Theatre, at the Dow Centennial Centre.

Information letters and ticket order forms were handed out to all grade 9 students the second week in April, but if you need a spare copy, please stop by outside the office or give me a call and I can forward a digital copy. 

 

Grade 8 and 9 Girls - Young Women in Trades & Technologies Summer Camp                     July 8-12

For those girls who really enjoy hands on learning and creating, there is an excellent opportunity to spend 5 days exploring 5 different trades and what each trade involves.  There is no charge for this amazing week and transportation is free as well.  If you are interested, please check out the website for information and to register:

www.careersnextgen.ca/young-women-in-trades-and-technologies/

 

News and Information.

Drop-In Peer Support – The altView Foundation

The altView Foundation is offering drop-in peer supports in our community Monday and Wednesday from 9am – 12pm for children, youth and their families that are LGBTQ+. They are located in the lower level of City Hall in the same space as the Family Liaison workers and the Counselling program. The altView Foundation is a great resource for our community, families and youth.

 

Visit  http://www.altview.ca/fcss-drop-in-peer-support/ to make an appointment online.

 

 

October 26

WE Day

Mrs. Yarmuch, Ms. Gach and myself were able to take 17 students, ranging from gr. 7-9, to an awesome WE Day, at Rogers Place.  This is always an inspiring, energetic day and our students were excellent ambassadors for the Raven community.  We have been a WE school for many years and  were thrilled to get a shout out this year, for all the work students have done raising funds and awareness of many issues we tackled over the last year.  One of our returning students, Kaelyn, was asked to speak on stage (to 16 000 students, teachers and volunteers from through out Alberta)and did an awesome job!  Thanks to Agrium for their support, so we were able to take our students at no cost. Now the work begins for this year, with our enthusiastic group of world changers!!  Stay tuned.

PARTY (Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth) program

96 was our first group to attend the PARTY program for the 2018/19 school year and they were also excellent Raven ambassadors.  This is always such an interesting and impactful day, and we'd like to thank all the personnel - firefighters, EMT's, RCMP, funeral and victims services - for their dedication and support for our students and their safety.

95  had a great day at the Firehall for their PARTY program and were another group of excellent Raven representatives.  

The remaining grade 9's will head over in March and April. Class 94 will be going on March 21 and Classes 91 & 92 attend on April 25.

 

Ongoing around the Fort:

Dragonfly Support Group - A monthly group for parents whose children face mental health challenges

Families First Society; 780-992-6265

 

Connect Parent Group

Connect is a FREE 10-week program to support parents of
pre-teens (ages 10-14). Parents meet in groups of 10-16
with two trained group leaders.
Wednesdays starting September 26
until December 5, 2018
No group on October 31 and November 21
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Lang Room at City Hall, 10005 102 St, Fort Saskatchewan
Call Jennifer at 780.997.4164 to register.
Onsite child care will be provided. Limited spaces available.
Light supper will be provided.
An Attachment-Based Program to Support Parents & Caregivers