Voyageurs News – April 30th
Hats On! For Mental Health Day (May 1, 2019) and Mental Health Week (May 6 to 10, 2019)
On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Albertans are invited to take part in Hats On! For Mental Health and wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of positive mental health. Champs Vallée students and staff are encouraged to wear hats and engage in conversations focused on understanding mental health and the importance of removing the stigma associated with mental illness.
You can learn more about Hats On! For Mental Health by visiting canwetalk.ca, a website sponsored by the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Canadian Mental Health Association that includes a variety of mental health resources for schools.
The focus on mental health promotion continues during Mental Health Week, which is being held this year from May 6 to 10. Students who are mentally healthy are resilient and better able to learn, achieve success and build healthy relationships.
You can learn more about supporting positive mental health in schools by visiting the Alberta government website at www.alberta.ca/mental-health-in-schools.aspx.
Thank you for your support.
Curtis Clarke, PhD
Deputy Minister – Alberta Education
Grade 1 to 3 Swimming
The students will walk to the AquaFit Centre (AFC), and the cost for each student is $34.00. Permission forms and fee payment can be found on Powerschool beginning April 1, 2019, and must be submitted no later than April 12 , 2019.
Grade 1 Classes will be swimming May 6-10 at 11:30.
Grade 2 Classes will be swimming May 13-16, and 21 at 11:30
Grade 3 Classes will be swimming May 24, 27, 28, 29 and 31 at 11:00
Students will walk to the Aquafit Center
Students will receive 1 hour of swimming instruction at the AFC
Groups may picnic or play at the spray park at Four Seasons Park on the way to or from the AquaFit Centre.
Students will return to school after their lessons