Please be our guests for an informal dinner before heading in to the Grade 8 information night.Image result for BBQ squirrel

Parents, Guardians and their families are all invited to share a quick dinner before the information night starts at 7:00 pm.  Dinner will be in the Agora followed by the Grade 8 presentation in the large gym.

Please join us - we'd love to meet you!

The Carson Graham Executive

p.s.  Did you know that all parents and guardians of Carson Graham Students are members of the PAC?

 

Please join us for the last PAC meeting of the year.

Nothing but a short meeting and then some socializing with snacks and beverages!

Come out and get to know some of your PAC Executive and other parents .

Did you know that all parents and guardians of children at Carson Graham are members of the PAC?  It's true!

The PAC executive will present a very special guest speaker at our May 23rd Annual General Meeting.

We are pleased and honored to have critically-acclaimed author, Ross Laird, PhD, RCC, speak on skills and strategies to help teenagers deal with the impact of technology on their lives and the challenges that they may face in terms of anxiety, depression and isolation.

His work has explored the interconnected themes of mentorship, trauma, addiction and creativity.

Dr. Laird, a creative writing teacher at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, has led seminars with hundreds of organizations and universities across North America on the themes of personal and professional development. He has spoken about mindfulness in education and has also facilitated De-Tech and Reconnect retreats in Great Bear Rainforest. As a teacher, he emphasizes the importance of mindfulness in education.

The following links will provide you with more information about Dr. Laird. 

http://www.kpu.ca/arts/creative-writing/faculty/ross-laird

https://www.rosslaird.com/

Please join us on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7 pm in the Library to welcome Dr. Laird.

Best regards,

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Dear Carson Graham Parents & Guardians,

The Carson Graham PAC Executive is pleased to present to you a screening of the award winning documentary - SCREENAGERS - Growing Up In The Digital Age on April 19, 7:00 pm at Carson Graham Gym.  We are also pleased to have Jesse Miller from Mediated Reality to facilitate the evening.

Cell phone, i-pad, electronic devices - Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. 

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, April 2, 8:00 pm until Wednesday night through Eventbrite Clicking on this link will take you directly to the sign up page.  There is no cost to attend this event.

We encourage parents/caregivers to bring their children/wards along.

Carson Graham PAC Executive