Every year high schools in VSB raise cans for charity in December. This year we're keeping all those cans HERE. Holiday Hampers are staying at Tech.
From November 28th until December 12th our school will be collecting items and money to help support our own Van Tech families.
Students can bring items (see below) to their Day 2 Block 1 class (next week that will be their class after break on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday).
What do we really need for our hampers?
Please check expiry dates before bringing in anything.
Thanks so much to everyone who helps! This is a very important initiate at our school. And our goal is to have enough food that after building our hampers we will be able to start our own school pantry so that our school community can lend a hand at other points during the school year.
PLEASE email me if you have any questions.
Nick van Iersel (email@example.com)
On Tuesday we had a grade 8 assembly. We have about 7 of these scattered through the year to bring up and work on lots of topics that are important to the students in that grade. The topic I thought quite pertinent given what sorts of things I'm often working with students on this time was self regulation. I wanted to share some of the tips and notes from my time with the kids on Tuesday. I've attached the PPT if you want to see it. In a future assembly we'll break into classes and try some things that have been proven to help like mindfulness, tai chi, etc.
Here are some top tips:
- Try mindfulness at home
- Get 8 hours sleep
- Try taking a 3 minute break and getting water when you're feeling agitated
- Try using a stress ball to get rid of extra energy in a sit and chat class
We also took a class shot (although we may need another)
There's a movie out that is a documentary look at a parent's decision as to whether or not to give an iPhone to her teenage daughter.
Trailer here: https://vimeo.com/181967066
Tuesday November 15th @ Templeton High School - Doors open at 6:30, the film will begin at 7pm and will be followed by a group discussion. Tickets are available at the link below (free or by suggested donation $4 or $8 USD).
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR BASED ON SPACE.
There's lots of information in the public health world being thrown around with Fentanyl. For those of us who want a better picture of what it's really looking like, how it works with the brain, where it's found, and how to build resiliency in our kids to avoid it... download and read the file.
I thought this interactive (Q&A) presentation with experts and youth is so valuable that I wanted to share it out to see who else might want to go. I'm so excited about sharing this one that I'll be there too :)
Link to the full poster is below the copy/pasted version. Hope to see many of you there!
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