MAY 2018

Assessing Youth Mental Health
Assessing youth mental health is a complex process that should be done by a qualified health care professional. However, if you recognize symptoms or have concerns about the mental health of a colleague or student, initiating dialogue on the matter is an important first step.

This  stress test  can be completed by a student by himself or herself or in discussion with a concerned adult.
The stress test is for information only and is not a diagnostic test.

The Alberta Teachers Association presents:

On May 2, 2018, Albertans are invited to wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health. Participating schools will relax their hat rules and encourage students and teachers to build understanding by wearing hats to school.

Elizabeth Rummel School
Mental Health Week May 7-13th
At ERS we are celebrating Mental Health Week with the Theme: Be Yourself! Appreciating yourself can have a positive impact on your mental health. 

All classes will participate in lessons which focus on celebrating differences and acknowledging what we like about ourselves. 

May 7th -  Smile Campaign   - We will be challenging students to see how many people they can make smile during the day. 
May 8th - Classes will be invited to  chalk a kind message  or draw a beautiful picture outside
May 10th-  School Outdoor Picnic and Dance Party   Parents/Caregivers - You're Invited!   Please feel free to pack a blanket and join on the field at noon for a school picnic. 
May 11th -  Compliment Day   - Classes are encouraged to spread compliments today! 

Grade 3 Soul warmers making the world a better place for all to live and BELONG!
Lawrence Grassi School
BE YOURSELF - Appreciating yourself can have a positive impact on your mental health.

Classes at LGMS will be participating is Mental Health Week messaging and activities.

Remember to talk to your kids about your own Mental Health, the ups and downs and the challenges that we all face throughout our lifetimes.

We all have Mental Health!

Alpenglow School

Alpenglow School will be celebrating a TAKE 5 on Thursday May 10 from 8:10-8:25!

'Take 5' extra minutes with your child at school. Have a healthy snack and bring your mug for a coffee!! (Thanks Canmore Starbucks)!
All parents/caregivers welcome!!

RFTS will be working with the classes around the importance of appreciating yourself during mental health week.

Each of our paths to mental well-being will be unique. We all have our own goals, our own challenges, our own talents, and our own supports. But good mental health is in everyone’s reach. 

Click the link below to find more information and activities to support you and your families mental health.

A great video explaining mental health!

Banff Elementary School

Mental Health Week will be celebrated at BES!

Monday May 7- Watch for students handing out Mental Health Messages downtown Banff and passing along beautiful smiles

Tuesday May 8 - Side walk chalk Mental Health Messages

Wednesday May 9 - 'Take 5' Parents and caregivers are welcome to join BES students, teachers and RFTS in taking an extra 5 minutes before school starts to have a snack and a coffee or tea! 8:15-8:30

Thursday May 10- Grade 7's will be performing - all are welcome to come and watch.

Friday - All students will be encouraged to share compliments to others in their classrooms - watch for a 'chain of compliments'.

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