New Frontiers School Board

Spring into Action Parent Outreach Day

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Howick Elementary School (click here for directions!)
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Save the date and join us for this informative and uplifting day. Our info-sessions will provide you with invaluable tips and information to help you
on your parenting journey.

To be able to best organize the day, click here to RSVP before April 28.


9:00 a.m.

The ABCs of IEPs

Does your child have an IEP? An Individualized Education Plan, or IEP, is a legal document that establishes an educational program designed to meet your child’s unique learning needs. The creation and legalities of IEPs can be confusing. This workshop will provide invaluable knowledge and insight by walking you through the entire IEP process.

Presented by Brenda Smylie
Brenda is the Coordinator of Complementary Services of the NFSB with 30 years of experience in special needs as a teacher and a consultant.

10:15 a.m.

White-Water Rafting with My Teen

The turbulent journey parents take once our children reach those pre-teen and teen years  . . . what do we do and how do we do it? What is the biggest challenge facing your pre-teens and teens today?

Presented by Greg Anber
Greg is a former NFSB Behaviour Consultant who currently is a Student Teacher Supervisor at McGill and  the CEO of Anber Enterprises International, offering workshops covering subjects such as Oppositional-Defiant Children and Adolescents, and Students with Attachment Challenges.

1:15 p.m.

Navigating the School System for the Child with Special Needs: The Parent’s Role

Parents are natural advocates for their children. When a child has special needs, the need to play an active roll in planning your child’s education is a vital component for success. This presentation will offer information on how to accomplish successful advocacy with understanding, compassion and awareness. The importance of nurturing and caring for ourselves as parents of children with special needs will be discussed.

Presented by Maureen Hunt
Maureen has personal experience in the advocacy role as a parent of a successful LBPSB graduate. Maureen is a member of Student Services at Lester B. Pearson and works with the Family and School Support and Treatment Team.