Healthy Schools BC Newsletter
December 2017

Stay Connected to the Healthy Schools Movement in BC

There are plenty of ways to stay connected to the healthy schools movement!

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Grant Opportunities
Deadline: February 15th, 2018
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View other healthy school grant opportunities here.

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Have a Great Story? We Want to Hear It!

We want to hear your Healthy Schools Stories!

Educators, students and community members across the province are working hard to create healthier schools and school communities.

Sharing your stories can help support and inspire others and viewing stories from other schools can do the same for you.

Check out the Healthy Schools Stories Map today!

Submitting an Article for the Newsletter

How would you like to promote your organization's message to members of the health and education sectors across BC?

To learn how to submit an article for the Healthy Schools BC Newsletter, please visit the Healthy Schools BC website here for submission dates and guidelines. 

Video of the Month

Are you looking for ways to promote social and emotional learning (SEL) and positive coping behaviours in your classroom, school or school community?
The "Peace Corner: Creating Safe Space for Reflection" video by Edutopia shows how helpful it is to place the importance of self-regulation and self-calming in the hands of the students.
Fall-Hamilton Elementary School in Nashville, TN put a de-escalation space in every classroom to help their K-4 students manage their own stress and frustration themselves through learning and practising self-regulation and self-calming techniques.
Watch the video here and learn more about Edutopia here


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We are a non-profit society that inspires our partners and stakeholders to improve the health and learning of students in BC by promoting, supporting and facilitating a healthy schools approach.

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Featured Article
Successes from the 10th Annual Walk and Wheel to School Week
Working together in the creation of healthy and active school communities

DASH  held a successful 10th annual Walk and Wheel to School Week from October 2nd to 6th, 2017, as part of International Walk to School Month (iWalk). In addition to an almost 60% increase in school participation from last year, we have some stories to share from participating schools. Click here to learn more.

DASH Updates
Women Deliver 2019  Pre-Conference  Event
Celebrating and preparing for the upcoming Women Deliver 2019 Conference in Vancouver

In November, DASH attended an event to celebrate and prepare for the upcoming Women Deliver 2019 Conference which will take place in Vancouver from June 3rd to June 6th, 2019. A number of individuals spoke at the pre-conference event, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau. They called upon people from all sectors, especially the younger generation, to take action, to shine a light on gender equality and to unite on behalf of girls and women. Click here to learn more.
School Connectedness
December 10th is World Human Rights Day
Empower students with learning they can apply far beyond the school environment

December 10th is World Human Rights Day. For children and youth to understand how they should be treated and how they should treat others, they need to learn about equality and human rights. Teaching your students about these topics can also help to increase school connectedness. Click here to learn more.
Healthy Schools Stories
Calming It Down
Story from Anmore Elementary School

Kindergarten students at Anmore Elementary School struggling with anxiety, social immaturity and a lack of school readiness skills were taught strategies for self-regulation and self-calming, as well as yoga and breathing exercises. Additionally, a number of "Calm Down Kits" were made and placed around the classroom, available whenever needed. This was done to help with behaviour and the developmental and social growth of the students, to create a stronger foundation to build the class community and to promote school connectedness. Click here to learn more and look for the "Supporting Document" on the left to read further about the inquiry of Anmore Elementary School.
Each month, we highlight different Healthy Schools Stories. Have a story you would like to share? DASH wants to hear from you! Click here to view the Healthy Schools BC Stories Map to read more stories and to submit your own.
Healthy Schools Resources
Resources to Promote Belonging and Inclusion
Advice, tools, and insights to help fight hate and promote love in the classroom, school and school community

Resources to Promote Belonging and Inclusion is a guide created by the Afterschool Alliance, Every Hour Counts, and the National After School Association. This guide provides the information necessary to help fight hate and promote love in the classroom, school and school community. Click here to read more.
Save the Date
Shaping the Future 2018 and the Pan-Canadian School Health Summit
Taking place from January 30th-February 3rd, 2018

The Shaping the Future 2018 conference and the Pan-Canadian School Health Summit will be taking place in Lake Louise, AB from January 30th-February 3rd, 2018. Click here to learn more.