Healthy Schools BC Newsletter
January 2018

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 teach essential skills to your students in primary grade levels while also increasing the leadership skills of your students in intermediate grade levels?
The Tech Buddies: Building Technology Skills Through Peer Teaching video by Edutopia shows the learning that can be seen from both sides when older students are paired up with younger students to teach them skills.
At John Barry Elementary School in Meriden, CT, the Grade 5 students teach the Grade 1 students how to use the technology available for use in the classroom and school. This project is not solely focused on academic outcomes, as there are numerous social and emotional benefits as well.

Watch the video here and learn more about Edutopia here.

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.

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Featured Article
On January 31st, Let's Talk
Use Bell Let's Talk Day to support conversations about mental health with your students

January 31st, 2018 is Bell Let's Talk DayThe Bell Let's Talk initiative provides an opportunity to talk about mental health and its associated stigma with your students. Learn ways that you can raise awareness and support conversations about mental health in your school. Click here to learn more.

DASH Updates
2017 Quality Daily Physical Activity Conference
Having fun learning new skills to support students with their physical education, health and wellness

In October, DASH attended the 2017 Quality Daily Physical Activity Conference  at Douglas College . At this conference,  DASH staff took part in two sessions facilitated by Action Schools! BC that supported integrating creative physical activity and healthy eating activities into the classroom, school and school community.  Click here to learn more.
Action Schools! BC Update
Action Schools! BC Mentoring
Building skills to confidently incorporate physical literacy and food literacy into your classroom and school

Action Schools! BC has physical literacy and food literacy mentorship opportunities available. Find out how these mentorship opportunities can support the healthy living goals of your school. Click here to learn more.
Healthy Schools Stories
PE 9-12 Fitness for Life: An Inquiry in Healthy Living
Story from Salmo Secondary School

Salmo Secondary School set out to help improve the fitness levels and the physical health and well-being of their Grade 9-12 students. After conducting a survey with students, they found that many of them expressed a disinterest in traditional PE classes. To combat this, the school looked at a personalized healthy living and fitness program run in collaboration with the Salmo RDCK Community Complex to engage students in their own physical health and fitness, and to help them to achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Click here to learn more and check out the "Supporting Document" on the left to read further about the inquiry of Salmo Secondary 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
ArtStarts Artists in the Classroom Directory
Connect with professional artists to create memorable learning experiences for your students
The ArtStarts Artists in the Classroom Directory helps connect you with professional artists that can  come into classrooms and schools across BC to work with students. These individuals work in a variety of artistic disciplines, are skilled in their craft and have a specific interest in working with children and youth. Collaborate with an artist today to create memorable learning experiences for you and your students. Click here to learn 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.