Mental Health Week was an exciting time at Lawrence Grassi. The Grade 8's had a visitor, from AHS come in with Mr. D to discuss the importance of recognizing one's own personal wisdom and strengths. This was then channeled into a letter the kids wrote to themselves which they will later open when they get to CCHS. The letter highlights what each believes to be important and also lets the future self-know of what is presently going on in life now. A number of Grade 8s took extra time outside of class to finish off their letters, one writing so much (10 pages!) that she had a hard time stuffing the bulging envelop inside the slot of the container which held all the letters.
The Grade 5 and 6's who went onto the sidewalks and drew their appreciations. The objective here was simply to make others smile and "celebrate you". Again people in the community took notice, some stopping to thank the children, while others took pictures of the artwork. After the artwork completed one Grade 5 student summed it all by stating "This is great. I love loving myself". If only we could all love loving ourselves all the time. What a difference that would make.