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Well-Being Day - Please join us!

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. This learning is directly connected to the curriculum, and adds to learning that students have been doing in their classrooms throughout the year.

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 a lunch conversation to talk about how the school and home can work together to support our children's health and well-being.  A free 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 complete and return the attached RSVP by April 9th to let us know if you are able to join us for some or all of the day.  Given the active learning we have planned for the day, we ask that only adults attend during the day.  Children not yet school age are welcome to join family members participating in the lunchtime discussion with Ms. Murray.

We hope to see you there and look forward to a meaningful day of learning.


RSVP – First Annual Well-Being Day

Child’s Name: _________________________                 Teacher:_______________________

   I/We am/are planning on attending the entire day.  I/We understand that I/we will be with my/our child, and his/her group. 
              Parent/Guardian Name: ________________________
              Additional Family Member and Relationship to Student ___________________
              Additional Family Member and Relationship to Student ___________________

   I/We am/are able to attend part of the day, from ____________ to _____________.
              Parent/Guardian Name: ________________________
              Additional Family Member and Relationship to Student ___________________
              Additional Family Member and Relationship to Student ___________________

   I am interested in attending the free lunch conversation with Ms. Murray.  
              Number of adults attending: _________
              Dietary requirements (e.g., Halal, Kosher, etc.) ____________________________

   I am unable to attend but am interested in learning more.  Please contact me.     
              Phone Number: _________________________________________
              Email address: ___________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: ________________________

Please return to your child’s teacher by Monday, April 9th, 2018.


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