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Wellness Wednesday - August 12, 2020

We have been getting a lot of questions focused around helping students transition back to school. Many of you have asked if there will be Meet the Teacher events, opportunities for students to tour schools before the first day, and how students will learn who their teacher is for this year. These are all things our administrators will discuss when they return to work on August 20th and start developing their individual school re-entry plans. Your child’s school will share information about what they have planned as we get closer to the start of the school year. 

Here are this week’s Mental Health learning opportunities and resources for parents and families:

Super Hero Scavenger Hunt

Join Successful Families Successful Kids Wellness Coach Melanie Fersovitch on a Super Hero scavenger hunt!

You can also download the list and directions on our website: Super Hero Scavenger Hunt


Executive Functioning Resources

  • Pathway 2 Success
    This website features a list of games, including one you can download, that will help your children develop executive functioning skills. You likely already have some of these games at home but may not have realized their link to these skills!
  • Cookie Monster Practices Self-Regulation
    NPR’s Life Kit Parenting Podcast talks to Cookie Monster about practicing self-control.

  • Executive Functioning 101
    This E-book was prepared by the National Center for Learning Disabilities and includes tips for providing support and practice in three key areas: learning, behaviour and emotions; and social situations and relationships.


Summer Bingo Challenge

Our Summer Bingo - Mental Health Edition includes fun activities and strategies for cultivating mental health. Take a few minutes each day to complete one of the bingo squares. Complete all of the activities on the card and enter to win a prize! The deadline to submit your completed cards is Friday, August 21, 2020.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see our student volunteers take on our Mental Health and Numeracy challenges! We’ll be posting one video every day featuring one of the activities on our bingo cards. You can also view the videos as they are released on the 2020 Summer Bingo Challenge playlist on our YouTube channel.


Mindful Minutes

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @nlpsab to see a Mindful Minute each Wednesday presented by one of our SFSK Wellness Coaches. Each Mindful Minute focuses on a different mindfulness technique to share with your families!

We will be sharing the videos from previous weeks on our website. Check out our Mindful Minutes page to see the Drop the Monkeys video from last week!


Additional Links and Resources

Don’t forget to check out the resources in the Mental Health section of our website. We are adding new links and resources on a weekly basis.