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Posted: January 10, 2014

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.

Posted: December 18, 2013

Due to the school closure today, the Christmas concert has been postponed until tomorrow (December19) at 6:00 pm.

Posted: December 11, 2013

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.

Posted: November 22, 2013

MANGO Mania WEEK #4 Active Transportation   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?  

Posted: November 18, 2013

MANGO Mania WEEK #3 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.

Posted: November 13, 2013

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. 

Posted: November 13, 2013

MANGO Mania WEEK #2 Benefits of Physical Activity   Here are some benefits of doing physical activity each day: Better health Improved fitness Better posture and balance Better self-esteem Weight control 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: Heart disease Obesity High blood pressure Diabetes Osteoporosis Stroke Depression Colon cancer   As you can see, you can really benefit from being physically active!  

Posted: November 4, 2013

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.

Posted: October 29, 2013

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.

Posted: October 29, 2013

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 :)

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