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Wellness Wednesday - May 6, 2020

Most of you probably already know that this week is Mental Health Week. Many of our schools have been sharing daily Mental Health activities or challenges and we have been overjoyed to see the number of families that are participating and sharing the things they do to look after their mental health. We would also like to thank everyone who is participating in our Positive Signs for Mental Health challenge. Please share pictures of your signs on social media and use the hashtag #NLPSPositiveSigns. 

We have new Mental Health learning opportunities and resources to share with you this week. You will notice below that we are also sharing the links for last week’s videos in case you missed them. 

Parent Presentations

This week’s presentation is on Mindfulness and is presented by Wellness Coach Mackenzie Martin. It will be available for viewing until Wednesday, May 20. Mindfulness

In case you missed last week’s presentations on Vaping, here are the links. They will be available for viewing until Wednesday, May 13. 
Vaping: It’s Not Harmless Part 1
Vaping: It’s Not Harmless Part 2

quaranTEAM Connect

This week’s quaranTEAM Connect was created by Wellness Coach Jenna Hupka. Click HERE to watch with your family! This video will be available for viewing until Wednesday, May 20.

Each week one of our Wellness Coaches will create a new quaranTEAM Connect video for families to watch together. Each video includes fun activities that promote mental wellness and connection. 

If you missed last week’s video you can watch it HERE. This video will be available for viewing until Wednesday, May 13.

SFSK Wellness Chat

If you have questions for our Wellness Coaches or would just like to chat about this week’s videos or other Mental Health topics, please join us for our SFSK Wellness Chat on Google Meet every Friday from 2 - 2:30 p.m. 

Here is the link to join this week’s chat:

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 Dragon Breathing video from last week!

Mental Health Links and Resources

Each week we will be sharing links to resources. Some will align with the week’s Parent Presentation or QuaranTEAM Connects videos. Others may focus on a different Mental Health topic. We will also be sharing printable resources created by our Mental Health team.

Here are this week’s links and resources:

  • Wellness Journal
    Earlier this year, NLPS and the Successful Families, Successful Kids project created Wellness Journals for our students and staff to use in our classrooms. Now we’ve put the pages online so you can access them from home. Download them all and make your own book or pick a handful that interest you! 

  • Reading Books for Social Emotional Development
    Provides information on how you can use books to teach emotions, recommendations for books that support social emotional learning, and other activities that focus on learning about emotions.

  • Mental Health Foldable - Fortune Teller
    Learn how to make a “fortune teller” to practise positive mental health strategies.

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.


We would love to get some feedback on the programming we have been offering. If you have watched one of our videos or taken part in a Wellness Chat we would appreciate it if you would fill out this short SURVEY to let us know what you think, what else you would like us to offer, and how we can improve.