Our grade 5 students in Ms. Synder’s class entered a contest and were chosen to paint a plow. They had to design based on the theme: The Power of Public Works. A newly refreshed plow was provided as well as non-toxic paint in a variety of colours. See our twitter account for more pictures of students painting the plow. Families are invited to vote for ... Continue reading "Public Works Plow Contest"
YCDSB recognizes May 7-13, 2018 as Mental Health Week. To mark this occasion, elementary students in YCDSB schools were invited to design a sticker, and secondary students were invited to design a poster featuring the Board’s Mental Health Slogan, “A Healthy Mind, Means a Healthy Life”. The stickers and posters raise awareness about mental health, and the top winning submission from each division will be ... Continue reading "Mental Health Sticker Winner – Andrea Lee"
The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) encourages Grade 5 students across the Province to annually participate in a Poster Challenge. They invite students to create posters that tell others what they value about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The challenge helps students to become more community-minded, politically aware and productive citizens, overall making the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms more meaningful and ... Continue reading "Congratulations, Anabella!"
In partnership with York Region Public Health, our school will be participating in this year’s annual Pause to PLAY challenge running from April 30 to May 4, 2018. Students are encouraged to put their TV’s, gaming devices, tablets, cell phones, and computers on pause for one full week and become more physically active through play. Our students will be participating in a school-wide ... Continue reading "Pause to Play"
Congratulations to Braden R for winning a silver medal at the York Region Science and Technology Fair. We are very proud of Braden for his excellent work on Acoustic Levitation which fascinated many spectators and judges. The York Region Science and Technology Fair (YRSTF) is York Region’s preeminent science fair qualifying winners for the Canada-wide Science Fair. The YRSTF showcases research innovated by ... Continue reading "YRST"
Tips to reduce screen time:
- Embrace spring by heading outdoors to play
- Go for a family walk
- Start a new novel
- Begin a new hobby
- Keep track of your screen time and reduce your time on social media/gaming/programs
- Schedule family game nights (cards, board games)
- Exercise everyday
Healthy eating habits contribute to academic success and well-being. Visit York Region Public Health to find out more about nutrition and healthy eating.