• Managing our Emotions with Family Smart

    Family Smart Parent Peer worker, Graeme Partridge-David, visited our school this month to facilitate a meaningful discussion on Emotional Regulation and the role adults play in this process. Please watch the video below: Check out Family Smart‘s website for more great resources, information and find out about other events & workshops. Graeme’s email address is graeme.partridge-david@familysmart.ca .  

  • Self-talk, ANTs and Super Power Questions

    Welcome back after the winter break! This month children in grades 2 and 3 are learning about self-talk, automatic negative thoughts and how to challenge those thoughts. We read a book called, “Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions,” written by Daniel G. Amen. Self-talk is automatic, temporary and usually not based on the truth.  It comes and goes like the wind and sometimes we get stuck in negative thought patterns. There are three types of self-talk: helpful – the kind that cheers us on and motivates us to keep going, unhelpful – this is where our inner critic shows up and the last type is neutral – not helpful…

  • Emotional Regulation

    In Division 5, we are discussing three key players in the brain and how they impact our mental health in our daily lives. The way we regulate our emotions impacts our relationships, the way we communicate with others and how we approach challenges. These are a few videos on this topic.    

  • Healthy Habits

    Dear Families, Here is a easy to use graphic to motivate and develop healthy habits at home. It is developed by BC Children’s Hospital to promote healthy behaviours. Please check out their website for free resources and more information. Click Here!

  • ZZZPower Sleep Program

    Dear Families, The ZZZPower Program is a evidence based, locally developed program implemented in classrooms . This program enforces sleep focused strategies to develop healthy sleep habits for children in Kindergarten to Grade 2. Please check out the website for more information. Click here. Parents of children in Division 11 & 12 can access the family resources in the classes section of the top tab. If you don’t know the passcode, email myself or your classroom teacher. Read along with your family.   Also, listen to the ZZZPower Song sung by Dawn Pemberton.  

  • Digital Literacy with Family Smart

    Hello Families, Today I want to share information about an organization called Family Smart. It’s an organization that supports child and youth mental health and helps families by providing support  in connecting families to resources and services. Every month, they facilitate presentations called “In the Know,” on a variety of topics presented by experts in the area. See the latest video called, “A Conversation for Families about Digital Wellbeing and Mental Health.” Summary of the presentation: As parents, we struggle with balancing our children’s time spent in the digital world and what we consider the real world. It’s not easy to know how much time on technology is too much…

  • Welcome Back to September!

    Hello Students, Parents and Staff, I hope you had a restful summer and a break from the routine. I found some tips for a successful return to school that may be helpful for people. Click the link below to get the information from Kelty Mental Health. https://keltymentalhealth.ca/blog/back-to-school-tips

  • Celebrating National Child & Youth Mental Health Day – May 7, 2021

    I’m going to wear green on National Child & Youth Mental Health Day to bring awareness to the importance of child and youth mental wellness. Who’s with me? Check out the links for more information: https://www.kidthink.ca/celebrating-national-child-youth-mental-health-day-may-7-2020/ https://may7icare.ca/  

  • Focus Time

    When we closely focus on tasks in a goal-oriented way, we take on challenges that make deep connections in the brain.