15 BC Schools Aim to Become DASH Certified Healthy School Communities
We are thrilled that 15 BC schools from Salt Spring Island to Smithers BC have registered for year 2 of DASH's Healthy School Communities Certification. Follow their journey on Twitter through hashtag #HSCertES. To find out more about this initiative, please contact your regional Comprehensive School Health Facilitator.
Did you know that DASH houses a selection of health promotion infographics on our Resource page? Newly added include two DASH- created resources on Sleep Hygiene and Strategies to Promote a Healthy Body Image. Both provide easy-to-use tips and stategies that you can post in your classroom.
Richmond Secondary School Puts DASH iPads to Great Use
Richmond Senior Secondary (RSS) was one of the lucky recipients of our iPad contest last spring. These iPads were granted to RSS’s Life Skills Program, which supports students who have special needs. The technology and applications of the iPads have been particularly meaningful for this group as they’ve provided a new set of tools for their students who have difficulty with fine motor skills and are non-verbal.
Even if your holiday shopping is coming to a close, our fundraising initiative through Fundscrip continues all year long. You can help support DASH in continuing to provide our services for free through purchasing gift cards through the DASH Fundscrip link. Participating retailers include Chapters/ Indigo, Hudson Bay, Lululemon, Roots, Petro-Can, Real Canadian Superstore and many more. Click on link below or visit Fundscrip and use code: U9TESX. Please share with your networks.