A DASH OF NEWS

HEALTHY SCHOOL COMMUNITIES CERTIFICATION REGISTRATION
IS OPEN UNTIL NOV 24TH!
What is Healthy School Communities Certification?
HSCC is an initiative that recognizes and celebrates school communities for promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of students, school staff, and the broader community.

By following the 6-step Healthy Schools Process, schools earn points throughout the year and apply to be certified in the spring. DASH is excited to continue our pilot of this program in BC.

DASH Welcomes Two New Comprehensive School Health Facilitators
DASH is pleased to welcome Libbie Pritchard who will be the CSHF for Vancouver Island and the Interior. We are also pleased to welcome Lauren Oleksewich who will be the CSHF for the Fraser Region and is currently covering Vancouver Coastal Health. If you live and work in these areas please reach out to your regional facilitator to find out how they can support your school community.

WITS Home Activity Kits
DASH is excited to partner with WITS and to provide 50 FREE Wits Home Activity Kits to BC parents and caregivers thanks to the support of the Bateman Foundation. Designed with positive messages of kindness and inclusion, the Home Activity Kit includes books and a variety of indoor and outdoor activities that focus on creativity and Social and Emotional Learning.

Congratulations to our Smart Bike Winners
Thanks to a generation donation via HeartPress DASH received 150 Smart Bikes from Ergnomix to donate to schools to help them promote the mental well-being of their school community. We were inundated with applications and are happy to share the names of the 24 winning schools.

Keep checking our DASH website for more opportunities like this one.
Holiday Shopping
Planning on buying gift cards for your teacher, friends, coaches, music instructors? We can help. Support DASH by buying your gift cards through Fundscrip. For each purchase you make, between 2-6% of the funds go to DASH without any further costs to you. Participating retailers include Amazon, Sephora, Indigo, Hudson Bay, Esso and many many more Canadian and international retailers. Click on link below or visit Fundscrip and use code: U9TESX. Please share with your networks.

Please help DASH continue to provide our services for free.