Parent Education Nights – Feb, Mar 2019

DPAC has given us information on two upcoming Parent Education Nights that may be of interest to you. Please see the information below provided from them.

The first parent education event (sponsored by the EGMS PAC) is Wednesday, FEB 6th at Glenbrook Middle School. Please see invitation below which will be of particular interest to parents of middle schoolers as it will focus on cannabis and vaping.

The second parent education event is also focused on vaping and will be held on Tuesday, March 5th at the Justice Institute. This PNO sponsored event will feature Ingrid Tyler, who is a Medical Health Officer with Fraser Heath. The presentation will be 40 minutes with time for Questions & Answers at the end. Watch for more information and flyers to be posted soon.

Dear FRMS & QMS Parents & Guardians,

The EGMS PAC cordially invites you to the upcoming EGMS-sponsored Education Night:
What Parents Should Know About Cannabis
DATE: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
TIME: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Karen Janzen is our invited presenter. She brings nearly twenty years of experience as New Westminster School District’s Prevention & Health Promotion Facilitator (which is a Fraser Health Substance Use Services contract).
This 90 minute presentation will cover a brief history of cannabis in BC as it relates to youth consumption, including youth access after legalization. It will examine how and why youth use cannabis, including vaping/Juuling. The talk will also probe what parents can do about it.

Please note, child minding will not be offered.

We hope that this trending topic is of interest to you and that you are able to make it


Please note the event at EGMS on Wednesday, February 6th is open to all parents and does NOT require sign up. The event on March 5th will require a sign up with Eventbrite as there are a limited number of seats at the Justice Institute. Information will come out soon regarding when registration is open.

Our suggestion: Attend both events! They are free, being held locally, have qualified speakers and are being offered to educate parents on a very important issue facing our children.