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​​The Parent-Teacher Partnership

The experts have been polled and the results are in: a positive parent-teacher relationship contributes to your child’s school success.“A positive parent-teacher relationship helps your child feel good about school and be successful in school,” advises Diane Levin, Ph.D., professor of education at Wheelock College. “It demonstrates to your child that he can trust his teacher, because you do. This positive relationship makes a child feel like the important people in his life are working together.”



2021 - 2022  PA​C 
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President:     Tiffany Bishop
Treasurer:     Nicky Malow
Hot Lunch:    Tanya Christensen
Fundraising:  Neil Zimmerman
Member:       Ashley Hopkins

Welcome Back Newsletter:     Welcome back newsletter Sept 2021.doc


We are excited to announce our first Parent education event for this school year.   

October 13th at 7pm via Zoom 

DPAC presents:

Monique Gray Smith

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​Fostering resilience with ourselves and the children in our lives

In this dynamic and inspiring session, Monique will share her personal journey, offer readings from her various books and provide stories of hope and resilience. She will begin with an overview on how stress & trauma may be impacting us and those we love; including an exploration of what happens in our bodies when we experience trauma. Monique will share her Cultural Resilience model and strategies for weaving aspects of it into your daily life. 


Register at 


There is a $5 registration fee.  


​An event that is being hosted by our Early Years, Child and Youth Committee:


The  Pulling Together Event is a FREE online day of learning that is open to everyone who works with or cares for children, youth and families. 


This day of learning is happening virtually on : Friday Oct 22nd 9:00-2:30


There will be door prizes, connecting and an afternoon workshop.

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Please find attached our October In The Know poster .This month's Beyond Behaviour will be focusing on what it looks like between ages 9-12. 


Children refusing or unable to go to school - For families that might be struggling with this, I would like to share  our video "Parenting When Our Kids Can't Go to School" as well as an article from Anxiety Canada, which also has a pdf "Coping Strategies for Students". Please connect with me if you have any questions or would like more information on this topic.


1) FamilySmart Video:

2) Anxiety Canada:


I would like to share the podcast "Parenting in The Trenches" .  They are doing a series specifically for families that are parenting neurodiverse children. Here is the link:


Lastly, I have attached a poster for SIBSHOPS, this is for children that have siblings with special needs , including those with mental health challenges. This is being held online and they are waiving the five dollar registration fee.


Monica Thimer

Parent in Residence - Mission

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Sibshop Registration Form - Fillable.pdf