This month the focus for the Mango Mania Blitz is on Healthy Snacks. Keep looking for our weekly posts about these “mini meals” that are very important to children and their ability to play and learn. Snacks are important to both children and adults and we will provide some snack ideas as well as some advice on how to make snacks appealing to your children. The attached document will help introduce the topic and get you started with some ideas. January 27th - 31st will be Mango Mania challenge week so children will be encouraged to bring healthy snacks to school.
Please see the link below for Regulation 601, concerning school closures or delays. Anglophone North School District Regulations Also, attached below is a letter from ASD-N Superintendent Beth Stymiest regarding school closures due to hazardous weather.
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Another way to accumulate 60 minutes of physical activity each day is by using active transportation.
What is active transportation?
It means to walk, bike or rollerblade instead of going by car! To do this:
Put on your sneakers, strap on a backpack and walk all, or part of the way to school.
Think twice before asking for a drive. Could you walk or use your bike instead?
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Energy Drinks and Sport Drinks
Energy drinks (ie. Redbull, Monster, Red Rain, Rockstar, Amp, Five hour Energy) claim to give you more energy and make you more alert. However, they are full of caffeine and sugar!
They also contain other substances, such as guarana, that has 2-3 times more caffeine than a coffee bean. The amount of caffeine in most energy drinks exceeds the recommendations for children.
Caffeine can cause nervousness, anxiety, stomach/intestinal upset, rapid heart rate, trouble sleeping, headache, fatigue, irritability and poor concentration.
Report cards will be going home with students on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Parent/teacher interviews will be on Thursday, November 21 (pm) and Friday, November 22 (am). Please look for the interview time request form in your child's bookbag this week. There will be NO CLASSES for students on Friday, November 22, 2013.
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Benefits of Physical Activity
Here are some benefits of doing physical activity each day:
Better posture and balance
Stronger muscles and bones
Feeling more energetic and happier
Feeling less stressed and more relaxed
Increased concentration/ better academic score
Here are some risks of being inactive:
High blood pressure
As you can see, you can really benefit from being physically active!
MANGO Mania WEEK #1
Physical Activity Guidelines
The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that children and youth (5-17 years) should do at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily.
This should include:
ü Intense activities at least 3 days per week (ex. running, basketball, soccer)
ü Activities that strengthen muscle and bone at least 3 days per week.(ex. climbing and swinging on playground equipment, running, walking, jumping rope)
The more you do, the better your health will be!
It is recommended that you limit the time spent being inactive each day.
There will be no classes for students on Monday, November 11 for Remembrance Day and Friday, November 22 for parent/teacher interviews and PD in the afternoon. There will be parent/teacher interviews on Thursday, November 21 in the evening as well.
The students of Harcourt School will be having their annual Halloween Party on Thursday, October 31 in the afternoon. There will be a costume parade, games and class parties. There will be prizes too! Lots of fun for everyone :)