With the extremely cold temperatures expected this week it is important that students dress for the weather when coming to school. Hats, mitts and snow pants are necessary for students playing in the snow.
During very poor weather students will be permitted to play appropriately inside. We usually open the gym and classrooms for students to spend their break. Given the protection offered by our surrounding forests, when temperatures are in the range of -10 to -15 degrees at the school, students are typically expected to play outside as long as the windchill isn’t too bad. When the temperature drops below -15 degrees at the school there is a good chance students will have an indoor recess. The decision whether or not to have an indoor recess rests with the principal and is based on a number of factors (ie. temperature at the school, windchill, shelters available, length of time outside, etc.).
If your child arrives at school before the bell, and the temperature is below -15 they will be permitted into their classroom when they arrive. Please note, if your child is “too ill” to play outside at lunch and recess, they should not be at school.
Interior Health Public Health nurses are pleased to be teaming up with our school and School District Healthy Schools Coordinator Laura Paiment to offer a Health Fair for students on Monday January 20 in the gym. We will be running demonstrations for each class including information on various health topics such as sip smart (sugary drinks), vaping and smoking, screen smart, digestion demos, hand washing demos and exercise. We are looking for 2 volunteer parents who can help us with this day, please contact Mrs. Mazur if you can help us out. We will begin at 9:50 in the gym.
Parents- Have you heard of the ‘Live 5-2-1-0’ approach to leading a healthy life? It represents the following key points: eating 5 or more fruits/veggies a day, limiting screens to no more than 2 hours daily, exercising at least 1 hour a day, and choosing zero sugary drinks, opting for water instead. The overall goal of this initiative is to prevent childhood obesity. Learn more about this approach by visiting: http://www.live5210.ca
We are making plans for our annual Family Dinner on Friday December 20. Our holiday dinner will include staff and guests. We are asking students and staff to come in Formal wear. We will be making crackers to open prior to our meal. Thanks to our many parents for helping prepare the traditional feast including roast turkey, mashed potatoes, vegies, cranberries and pumpkin pie. The pie was made by our explorations students. If you haven’t already paid the $5 fee for dinner please send your money to the office as soon as possible. Extra family members can also send in their money or RSVP to Mrs. Webster and pay when they come. Dinner will be served at 11:45.