Benefits of Active Winter Play
- Time in nature can help reduce mental fatigue and improve concentration
- You’ll drink more water
- Boost happiness and decrease stress
- Boost of Vitamin D
- Strengthens our heart muscle and other muscles too!
- Social emotional connections
- Curriculum connections
Sometimes you look out the ... Continue reading "Embrace the Outdoors in the Winter"
Congratulations to Mrs. Puopolo & Mr. Facca’s Gr. 4 classes who participated in York Region’s ’My Healthy Lunch Challenge’ during the week of January 22-26, 2018.
My Healthy Lunch Challenge is a program for students, teachers, and families of elementary school-aged children. Students and families are challenged to pack healthy, litterless lunches that include three or four food ... Continue reading "Gr. 4 ‘My Healthy Lunch Challenge’"
Think of all of the health benefits when we resolve to move more in our day. Our spirit is lifted, blood circulation improves, energy levels increase, academic achievement improves, we have fewer cravings, and benefit from better quality of sleep. ParticipACTION offers some fantastic suggestions to help keep those healthy new year’s resolutions.
Healthy eating and nutrition is connected with mental health and well-being and promotes academic success. The York Catholic District School Board supports the Ministry of Education’s Food and Beverage Policy and promotes healthy school nutrition environments.
Daily Physical Activity (DPA) enhances student well-being and academic success. It is the policy of the York Catholic District School Board to promote and sustain a Healthy School environment to encourage an active healthy lifestyle. #DPAEveryday.
Thank you, to all the participants in our 2nd SJP II Mental Health Symposium which was held on October 26th, 2017. The morning began with Dr. Bucci and Ms. Rodrigues’ presentation for the Grades 4-8 classes, about the importance of mental well-being and it’s connection to the young brain. The students had an opportunity to participate in various break-out sessions.
Many ... Continue reading "Gr. 4-8 Mental Health Symposium – Oct. 26th"