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November Counselling Connection

Hello to the amazing parents of Vera M. Welsh....

As the chilly November air rolls in, it is a perfect time to think about the people in our lives that warm our hearts. Setting the foundation for healthy connections at home, is essential for building healthy connections at school. Modelling open communication, by allowing children to talk freely,  and spending time with your children without distraction, is key to helping them feel secure, loved, and valued. Encouraging your child with positivity will help them start the day successfully. Use the positive affirmations listed below, as a guideline. The more often your children hear these words, and feel their meaning, the better off they will be. Parenting is not an easy feat, but we are all in this together. At Vera M. Welsh, our school community is here to support and guide you and your children. We are all connected, we all belong. And we are here for you.

  • You belong here
  • You matter
  • You are worth it
  • You are important
  • You have a voice
  • You are valued
  • You are respected
  • You are loved

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a wonderful community organization that offers programming and services for families and individuals. The upcoming events are:

  • "It starts with Hope" - guest speaker Rose Ann Swanson is a Psychologist and founder of the Northern Alberta Grief and Trauma Wellness Centre out of Plamondon. The event is on November 16, 2023. It is free of charge, and you can register by calling the Bold Centre at 780.623.3829. Dinner and childcare are included.
  • "Super Tweens" is for children aged 7-12. This event is a disco dance party which will be held on November 17, 2023 from 5-7pm in recognition of National Child Day. The FREE event is located at McArthur Place and to register, call the Bold Centre at 780.623.3829.

We are here to help students and their families to be successful. Please call or email with any questions, comments or concerns. We are all in this together.

Respectfully Yours,

Jocelyne Langevin, School Advocacy Counsellor

780.623.4672 ext.8228