Healthy Schools BC Newsletter
February 2017
Stay Connected to the Healthy Schools Movement in BC
There are plenty of ways to stay connected to the healthy schools movement! Follow DASH on social media for all your healthy schools news and happenings.
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Deadline: Ongoing

Good Sports Equipment Grant
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KidSport BC Program
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Let Them Be Kids Initiative 
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View other healthy school grant opportunities here.

Video of the Month:
NEW Action Schools! BC Video

Check out this NEW Action Schools! BC video that demonstrates how this program has been updated to support the new BC curriculum. Click here to watch the video. Click here to check out the new Action Schools! BC website.  
Have a Great Story? We Want to Hear It!

We want to hear your healthy schools story! Educators, students and community members across the province are working hard to create healthier schools. 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!


The Healthy Schools BC Newsletter is brought to you by DASH BC. Our vision is that ALL children and youth in BC will realize their full potential as healthy learners who feel connected and engaged in their community.
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. Visit our website for more information .  



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Featured Article
Help Us End Bullying by Wearing Pink on Feb. 22
DASH takes a look at anti-bullying resources for BC schools

February 22nd is Pink Shirt Day. 

To support your participation in this important day, we have put together a list of anti-bullying and positive mental health resources. Incorporate these into the formal and informal curriculum at your school, or put them into action in extracurricular time to help your school eliminate bullying and promote positive mental health.
Click here to
DASH Update
Stretch Your Thinking
A look at the International Congress on School Effectiveness and Improvement

Looking to stretch your thinking around healthy schools? Click here to learn about BC's thought leaders and a global network that aims to enhance education for students around the world. From our experience, it is when we reach beyond our own work and seek out new perspectives that we are supported towards new ways of learning and adapting everyday practices.
How can you get engaged? Consider checking out the ICSEI website where you can find this year's ICSEI conference presentations. Perhaps this will inspire you to add this robust learning network to your toolkit as a way for you to nurture your professional practice.

Kathy Cassels, CEO, DASH BC
Action Schools! BC Update
Action Schools! BC Action Plans
Helping school communities thrive
The Action Schools! BC enhanced program is now well underway with all components gradually coming to life! DASH is excited to announce that Regional Development Coordinators (RDCs), situated in eleven regions across the province, are now fully active in the field and supporting schools as they develop and implement their action plans.
Click here to learn more.
School Connectedness
Promoting Resiliency in a Northern Inner City School
"Artists in the Classroom" lessons nurture self-expression and a sense of belonging

How can schools use art to help students express their feelings? An inner city school in Prince George has a unique philosophy and demonstrates that art lessons can be designed to have therapeutic outcomes for students.
Click here to learn more.
Healthy Schools Stories
Simple Equipment with a Powerful Impact
After school programs at Moberly Elementary School in Vancouver

How can learning be extended beyond the school day? At Moberly Elementary School, after school programs that link school and after school time are having a profound impact on children and the broader school community. Learn about the unique benefits of after school programming here.

Healthy School Resources
Action Planning
Supporting leaders to build healthy school communities

Developing an action plan helps a school come together to recognize what they are already doing well, and identify areas they want to work on. Click here to learn more.