Calling all Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten families! Join us for our FREE Virtual Spring Readiness for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students in the first two weeks of May to find out what the 2022-2023 school year will look like for your child(ren), and how you can prepare for this new chapter.
Learn about the many programs and resources available at Black Gold to ensure your child is set up for success over the course of their school career and beyond! Choose from a number of a.m. or p.m. sessions – see below for details.
No pre-registration required. If you have questions or need more information about this webinar event, please contact Rebecca Aiken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates & Times
NOTE: Session 1 and Session 2 are repeat sessions for parent convenience.
A Teacher’s Perspective
What do you as a parent and your child need to think about to prepare for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten?
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten are a wonderful way for your child to discover what school is like and to have fun while learning new things. In this exciting new community, children’s natural curiosity and eagerness to learn are structured through organized activities and purposeful play. Your child will interact, imagine, experiment and explore to add to their knowledge, learn new skills and practise what they’ve learned.
Wednesday, May 4⋅6:00 – 6:30pm
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Meeting ID: 943 5548 1339
Wednesday, May 11⋅1:00 – 1:30pm
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Meeting ID: 933 8933 7257
Speech Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy in the classroom.
Come learn about Speech Language Pathology (SLP) and Occupational Therapy (OT), as they discuss who they are and what roles they may fulfill while supporting students at school and in the classroom.
The SLP and OT will discuss how they work together in supporting both children and teachers in an Early Intervention model. Ideas will be shared for supporting the growth of children who are enrolled for preschool and Kindergarten.
May 3, 2022, at 6 p.m.
May 12, 2022, at 1 p.m.
BGSD Mental Health Capacity Building Program
The Mental Health Capacity Building (MHCB) works to promote positive mental health in children, youth and families throughout Black Gold School Division.
The initiative is based on research and best practice that demonstrates that mental and emotional wellbeing can be developed, nurtured and supported through promotion and prevention efforts.
MHCB programming builds capacity of knowledge and skills, and bolsters protective factors in children and youth so they can achieve the best possible health outcomes across their lifespan.
- Learn how two of the Kimochis characters, Lovey Dove and Turtle Dove deal with their worries on the first day of school.
- A mom and child’s perspective on being separated while at school.
- Learn strategies to deal with hard to have feelings.
- Where to go when mental health supports are necessary for my family
May 4, 2022, from 1 – 1:30 p.m.
Google Meet Link
May 5, 2022, from 6:30 – 7 p.m.
Google Meet Link
SWIS: Settlement Workers in Schools
Free Services for Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families
A session on Settlement Worker in Schools (SWIS) and how SWIS works together with school divisions and the City of Leduc to provide newcomer (immigrant and refugee) students and families settlement support. SWIS is funded by the Government of Canada to help immigrant children succeed in schools.
SWIS offers free programs and services such as: interpretation and translation into more than 30 languages (Tagalog, French, Spanish, etc.), helping families increase their understanding of Canadian culture through programs, orientation to Canada, conversation circle, academic support, and school system navigation.
Monday, May 9, 2022, from 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/pna-euui-ekn
Or dial: (CA) +1 778-749-9513 PIN: 969 206 090#
Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/ajo-syre-zco
Or dial: (CA) +1 647-737-8292 PIN: 855 811 296#
Family Resource Networks – 30 mins
A session to review how the Family Resource Networks with the City and County of Leduc best support families. From connecting to workshops and programming to building developmental support plans in home visitation to community referrals we support families to build on their existing strengths and meet their goals.
May 9, 2022, from 6 -6:30 p.m.
Zoom Link for PM Session:
May 12, 2022, from 10 10:30 a.m.
Zoom Link for AM Session:
Do you have a toddler or young preschool child who struggles with following directions, communication, coordination, separation anxiety, changes in schedule, or other developmental milestones? Consider a screening to find out if they would qualify for funded Pre-Kindergarten with Black Gold School Division to support the development of the skills in preparation for Kindergarten. For more information and our intake link go to our website https://www.blackgold.ca/schools/programs/pre-kindergarten/
Kindergarten Language Screening
Does your Kindergarten child struggle with following directions or communicating? Consider a spring language screener to help prepare your child for Kindergarten. For more information, go to https://www.blackgold.ca/schools/programs/kindergarten/