Counsellor's Corner

Welcome Back

Welcome back everyone! My name is Michelle Waddell and I am the new school counsellor.  I have been with EIPS for eleven years and I am very excited to get to know the Wes Hosford community.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at michelle.waddell@eips.ca.

Christmas Bureau

The Strathcona Christmas Bureau is once again providing food and toy/gift hampers for residents of Strathcona County.  Families must apply for a hamper each year as registration is not automatic.  Please call the Christmas Bureau at 780-918-2521 to register for your hamper.  Please note all of your information will be kept confidential.

Strathcona County is offering FREE information sessions for parents:

  1. How to foster your child’s social skills development in a digital age
    1. Wednesday, November 13 from 6-7:30pm. 
    2. Register at Strathcona.ca/parentsupport
  1. The importance of self-esteem
    1. Wednesday, November 27 from 6:00-7:30pm
    2. Register at Strathcona.ca/parentsupport
  1. Supporting children with anxiety
    1. Wednesday, December 11
    2. Register at Strathcona.ca/parentsupport

Social Skills Programs

The Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta, Edmonton chapter, is hosting social skills programs for children ages 8 to 12 years starting October 13 and teens ages 13 to 17 years starting October 9. For more information, check their website at https://www.ldedmonton.com/programs.