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First Annual Student Well-Being Day - April 17th

On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, families are invited to participate in our school’s first annual “Well-Being Day”. The event will begin at 8:45 am and will end at 12:15 pm. The day, which will be led by both staff and students, is meant to provide students and families of students a “tool bank” of strategies that they could use to improve their overall health and well-being. This year, we will have a specific focus on how healthy eating, mindfulness, physical activity and use of mindful technology such as “GoNoodle” can be used to improve overall mental health and well-being.

The day will be experiential with students participating in activities at four different twenty-five minute activity centres. These centres will be led by students, who have volunteered to both help plan and run the centres, and staff, who will serve as both mentors and experts in the planning process. This is a unique opportunity for our students to take on a very meaningful leadership opportunity at our school.

The event will start in the gymnasium with an interactive, school-wide assembly, before liaisons from Mr. Kaiman’s class take students from centre-to-centre on their learning journey.

Following the morning activities, family members are invited to join Ms. Murray for lunch to talk about how the school and home can work together to support our children's health and well-being. A light lunch and refreshments will be served at the event which will be held in the library from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

Parents and guardians who are able to make it out to the event are more than welcome to join in with their children. Please RSVP by April 9th to let us know if you are able to make it out.

We hope to see you there and look forward to a meaningful day of learning. Further information, including RSVP details, will be coming home next week.

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