Parents’ Night Out

Welcome! The Parents’ Night Out (PNO) Committee has been offering free, high quality education nights for parents and caregivers in New Westminster since 2007. Our goal is to gather information about issues affecting children and youth … and we recruit experts in the field to share insights, tips and offer support to families with questions or who want to learn more.

The PNO Committee is normally made up of representatives from:

  • District Parent Advisory Council
  • Fraser Health
  • New Westminster School District

Coming up: Digital Literacy and Internet Safety

New Westminster Schools invites you to join us virtually for our Wellness Centre Series for parents and caregivers.

This webinar serves as a 101 introduction on the many different subjects for families staying safe and private online. We address the immediate concerns and solutions caregivers can implement to raise digitally literate young adults.

This program addresses:
• The research on the positives and negative the internet provides
• Challenges youth today face online
• Technology as a distraction
• Media overconsumption
• Online predators and exploitation
• Challenges parents and caregivers face
• Each person’s personal digital footprint
• Opportunities technology provides
• Data tracking & collection
• App privacy
• Concerning signs to look for
• Sleep concerns
• Account management
• And much more

What: Digital Literacy and Internet Safety
When: November 23, 2022 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm
How: Event is free and will be hosted over Zoom, registering in advance is required. (Click here to register, the link will be emailed to you before the meeting.)


Past event(s) to watch again:

Nurturing emotional resilience and well-being for ourselves and our children

  • What: Clinical Counsellor Suzanne Vardy and Teacher-Educator and Coach Miriam Miller joined New West parents as they discussed the impact COVID is having on social connections and our emotional resources … offering parents tips and practical strategies on how to better support their kids and themselves through a challenging time.
  • When: February 4th, 2021 – 6:30-8 pm
  • With thanks to our expert presenters who agreed to let us record and share the session as it continues to be so relevant … to help support any parents who missed it, you can watch the session below.


Interested in past resources we’ve shared on vaping? You can find that here: