Parent Resources

Learning Commons Information for Parents

Learning and literacy happens in everything we do whether we visit the local grocery store, take a walk in the park, or by playing a game.  For more information about family literacy, go to Ms. Winkler's home page. ABC Life Literacy site has some wonderful family activity ideas to promote family literacy.

What is my child learning at school? Find the answer to this question and  more by visiting Alberta Education's Curriculum Resources site .  The resources are updated every year as curriculum changes are made.

Planning a trip? Whether it is within Canada or around the world, Culturegrams is the place to go.  You'll find in on LearnAlberta's Online Reference Centre.

For mental health book lists and information visit:

- LearnAlberta's Online Reference Centre and scroll to Teen Health & Wellness.  Real Life. Real Answers. Use this database to find out more about diseases, drugs and alcohol, eating disorders, green living, grief and loss, mental health, sexuality and sexual health, nutrition and fitness, and much more. Videos, “ask Dr. Jan,” personal stories and hotlines are included.  login LA53  password 4487

- Download the free book, 'Dealing with Depression: Anit-Depressant Skills for Teens. Dan Bilsker, Merv Gilbert, David Worling and E. Jane Garland (2005)

- McMaster Children's Hospital and search for the word, 'depression'

- Alberta Health Services (under 'health information' link, My Child's Health Information, click on 'Info prescription)

- Parentbooks.ca (use search words 'depression teens')

- Teenmentalhealth.org

- Anxietybc.com For educators, parents and youth.

- Mindyourmind.ca

If you need more information call: Health Link Alberta toll free: 1-866-408-LINK (5465)

Find out how to take an active role in your family's online privacy by visiting 4edu.ca

The ReadBrightly site has many title ideas, reading tips and more.  The Canadian Children's Book Centre also has compiled a list of great Canadian books for children of all ages for the 2016 winter holidays.

James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead website is a super site to find a variety of titles to inspire reluctant readers of all ages.

Visit your local public library for a fun family activity.  Whether you visit in-person or virtually on the web, there are many resources for you to use.

Chestermere Public Library

Strathmore Library

K-5 LC Schedule 2016-2017 Starts Monday, Sept. 12 (Day 1)

Please make a note of the day your child visits the Learning Commons i.e. Day 1, Day 4, etc.  The week day can be found on the school's calendar.  Each child is encouraged to remember their LC day as this makes them responsible for returning their book. Ask your child about their visit and read or discuss their choice of reading material.  The loan period is one week.  Students(K-5) may renew for another week.  It is highly recommended that students use a plastic bag to place their school books in as leaky water bottles or wet clothing can seriously damage a book.

K-5 class days are now scheduled on the 6 day rotation.

Kindergarten AM - Day 5  Kindergarten PM - Day 1 Note: These days will be story time days.   The AM & PM classes have book circulation on Wednesdays.

1C - Day 5     1L - Day 2

2D - Day 1     2T - Day 1

3A - Day 3     3F - Day 2

4H - Day 2     4S - Day 1

5F - Day 3      5T - Day 5

Students in gr. 6-9 are expected to remember to return their books. The loan period is one week and they may renew their books for up to 2 weeks.  Textbooks are due by the end of June.  School or LC books that have been visiting your home for more than 2 weeks are most likely overdue!

Koha is the online library system that is used by Rocky View Schools. You can find this on the top menu bar.  Parents and students can login to view their record to check for books due/overdue, their reading record and much more.  Home emails are now linked to your child's Koha record so you will receive an email notification of resources due or overdue.

RememberLost and/or damaged fees are to be paid. Please make cheques payable to Langdon School

How can I engage my older child or young adult about the importance of reading? Have a discussion about our freedom to read!  Did they know that the book, The Hunger Games, is listed on the top 10 censored book list?  Visit the Freedom to Read site and explore the ideas of censorship.

Check out the parenting tips, craft ideas, recipes, and more at the magazine site,

Canadian Family

More literacy ideas:

Canadian Children’s Book Centre How to choose books for children and teens by age

Visit Scholastic.ca for books and fun activities for children of all ages.

Check out Chapters Indigo for some great reads for all ages.

Chapters for kids Chapters for teens

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