PIAC – STEM Conference – Saturday May 14th

The STEM Conference planning team wish to cordially invite you to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Parent Conference. Saturday May 14, 2016 at Richview Collegiate Institute, 1738 Islington Ave Etobicoke, ON, 8:30am – 3:30pm.
Registration is FREE and now open: www.stemparentconference2016.eventbrite.ca
Child-minding, Transportation and Meals are free and available with registration
Dan Riskin (Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet Show) will be at the conference again to interact with conference participants.
Anthony Morgan founder of the Science Ninjas, http://www.scienceninjas.ca/ will be delivering our Key Note speech… so excited:)
The Sky Guys are offering live drone demonstrations http://theskyguys.ca/
The theme of the 2016 conference is
“I AM STEM”… Empowering Parents to Inspire the Next Generation of STEM Professionals.
Our goal is to simplify the idea of STEM and remove some common misconceptions.  In fact, we hope to convey the message that STEM is part of our everyday activities and life experiences.

The STEM Parent Conference 2016 will have 5 Key areas of Involvement:
STIC (Science, Technology, Imagination and Creativity) KIDZ! 3 -12 years
Parent Workshops
Expert Panel Discussion
Creative Corner (hands -on experience)
Marketplace/ Exhibits

Conference discussions will include:  Indigenous Science, Coding, Aviation, Archaeology and Paleontology, Engineering and Robotics, Literacy vs Numeracy, Problem- Solving for STEM, Developing Thinking/ Perception Skills for STEM Careers, Lego Robotics, Alternative Education Pathways, Aligning Education with STEM Career Paths, Financing Education (Grants & Bursaries), STEM grades K-12 and much more…

While in STIC Kidz  Child Minding, children ages 3-12 years will also engage in fun STEM based activities such as: Science exploration, Aviation Flight Consoles, “Mad Science”, Lego Robotics, Creative expression, and more…  We encourage Students 13-17 yrs to attend with a parent/guardian

We endeavour to break-down gender and media stereotypes, demystify “STEM” while providing an experience that sparks excitement in parents and children for STEM focused education.

Please join us for an exciting day of STEM learning!


Thank You, to the planning committee, presenters, key note speakers, guest speakers and parents for making the Parents As Partners Parent Conference a huge success!

Parents as Partners Conference 2016 is a FREE conference. Whether your child is just beginning on their educational journey in elementary school or closer to graduation and planning for the future, there are informative and empowering sessions for parents/guardians and caregivers of students of all ages and all stages of education. 

Vice Principal Selection
As you may be aware, The Toronto District School Board currently includes a Parent Representative on Vice Principal Interview Committees. This is a very important and valuable form of Parent Engagement. 

If you would like to volunteer to participate in the Spring 2016 vice-principal interviews, please complete the attached form (here) and return as soon as possible.

NOTE: Applications are still accepted prior to Feb. 9, 2016.

2015-2016 Training Dates: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

2015-2016 Interview Dates:
Tuesday, February 23, 2016,
Thursday, February 25, 2016,
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Check back here for updated information about the upcoming training sessions and VP selection process.


Labour Relations

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PIAC Presented: The 9th Annual Parent Involvement Makes a Difference Conference
Saturday November 14, 2015, 8:30 am at Earl Haig Secondary School 

Thank you to all the amazing parent volunteers, trustees and TDSB staff who made this event a huge success!

Check back here for details of the November 2016 Parent Involvement Makes a Difference Conference!