March 3 – Early Dismissal for Grades 1-9 14:30, No school for Kindergarten
March 12 – Professional Development Day – No school for students
March 14 – Daylight Savings Time Begins
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day – Encouraged to wear something green
March 19 – Jersey Day – Wear a jersey or clothing from any sport, team, or club.
March 29 – Spring Break Begins
Black Gold Pre-Kindergarten
Information from AHS
The AHS Children, Youth and Families – Addiction and Mental Health Caregiver Education Team is proud to offer free mental health programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth through our partnership with the Mental Health Foundation. In response to the global pandemic, our programming continues to be offered virtually at this time.
Please feel free to share this information with parents, caregivers, educators, community members, and professionals who would like to learn more about child/youth mental health topics.
See the attached newsletter for more information on topics, dates, times, and registration.
These 90 minute online sessions are intended to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, and community members with introductory information regarding mental health challenges that can affect children and youth. This month’s topics include sleep, parenting teens, self-regulation, and technology. Sessions are for an adult audience with exception of our session “Technology and the Teenage Brain” where teens are welcome to attend with their caregivers.
This month’s 60 minute informational webinars are selections from our Caregiver Education Sessions. Topics discussed include supporting children and youth with ADHD, mindfulness for the whole family, supporting executive functioning skills, and parenting strategies that promote positive mental health in children.
In March, we will be starting a four part series on supporting children and teens who are living with worries or anxiety. These weekly, 90 minute interactive workshops will look at ways we can help our kids calm their bodies, settle their minds, and overcome unhelpful behaviours such as avoidance. Participants are welcome to register for one or all four sessions.
To register for a session, follow the links found in the newsletter or visit: https://www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca/virtual-education
Visit our website for tip sheets, videos, and more! www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca
Newsletters for families
Parents and caregivers often look to teachers and school staff for advice about raising healthy kids and teens. AHS Healthy Children and Healthy Teens newsletters can help!
Visit Back to school during COVID-19 to download a new edition each month. Coming in March 2021: Healthy Eating in Stressful Times.
AHS dietitians are recruiting student volunteers ages 15-19 for this leadership opportunity. Students will work with other youth across the province and dietitians to develop key messages, tools, and resources.
Interested youth can visit AHS NYAP page for more details.
This year’s nutrition month theme from Dietitians of Canada is “healthy eating looks different for everyone.” This is a great opportunity to talk about how culture, food traditions and health conditions influence what healthy eating can look like. Here are some resources