Learning to connect through play for parents and students in Milton, Oakville, Burlington

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Published March 26, 2024 at 2:28 pm

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An upcoming conference will help parents of students in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills get connected.

The Halton District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) will be hosting its annual conference Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Elsie MacGill Secondary School in Milton.

The theme of the conference is Getting Connected and registration is open to HDSB parents and guardians.

“As educators, we recognize the impact that strong family and community connections have on student success,” said Tara Connor, Superintendent of Education for the Halton District School Board.

“This year’s PIC Conference emphasizes the vital role of play in fostering meaningful connections. By offering engaging workshops and an insightful keynote address, we aim to equip parents/guardians with the tools and resources they need to strengthen their family bonds and create bright futures for the students in our community.”

The keynote speaker is Kristi Herold, founder and CEO of JAM and best-selling author of It Pays to PLAY.

As a parent and leader, Herold will share her knowledge and experience with families on how they can foster a healthy and well-connected family and community.

Parents will discover how harnessing the power of play can improve mental health and well-being and support the development of essential life skills.

Following the keynote address, the conference will provide engaging and practical workshops for parents/guardians such as Self-Regulation and You, Anti-Sex Trafficking – Introduction and Awareness, Collaborative Problem Solving – Challenging Kids and All Kids Lack Skill, Not Will, plus more.

Child care is provided at no cost for children of Kindergarten age up to 12 years old. Morning refreshments and lunch are also provided.

For more information, and to register for the conference, visit the HDSB website here.

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