Parent Resources at Manor Park School

Introducing Manor Park’s very own Parent Lending Library!

What is it?

The Parent Lending Library is an initiative that allows parents to borrow books on various topics related parenting and children’s mental, emotional and physical health. The majority of books purchased for this lending library are written for parents.  However, there are some children’s books included in the collection that can be borrowed by parents to be read with a child.  We currently have excellent resources for parents on all of the following topics:

  • Adoption
  • Allergies and sensitivities
  • Anxiety Disorders (generalized anxiety, social phobia, panic disorder, separation anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder)
  • Autism, Aspergers, PDD-NOS
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders
  • Behaviour Regulation
  • Bullying and mental health
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Divorce
  • Effective Parenting/Effective Discipline
  • Emotional Regulation Disorders
  • Giftedness and Mental/Emotional Health
  • Internet Safety
  • Learning Disabilities/Academic Achievement
  • Medical/Physical health issues
  • Sexual Orientation/Transgendered children
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Special Situations (illness, death, crisis, trauma)
  • Social Skills/Peer Relationships
  • Tourette Syndrome

How do I borrow a book?
A full listing of available resources can be found here: list of resources – Parent Resource Lending Library

To borrow a book please send an e-mail request to Susan Steele (susang.steele@ocdsb.ca)  or contact her by telephone at 613 746-8131.  In your request, please provide the following information:

Your name:
Your child’s full name and class:
The name of the book(s) that you wish to borrow:

Wherever possible, the requested books will be sent home within 2 school days.   The book(s) will be packaged in a ziplock bag along with a letter requesting that the book be handled carefully.  A quick survey will also be included that we hope parents will fill out.  Information from these surveys will be used to direct parents to the books that other parents have found most helpful.

Up to 3 books may be borrowed at one time. Books may be borrowed for up to 2 weeks.  If a parent wishes to keep a book longer than 2 weeks, they may do so by notifying Mrs. Steele as long as there are no other parents waiting to borrow that book.

Happy Reading!

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WEBSITES of INTEREST

MediaSmarts – Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy – www.mediasmarts.ca
WITS – Creating Responsive Communities for the Prevention of Peer Victimization
“Walk away, Ignore, Talk it Out, Seek Help” www.witsprogram.ca