I'm looking forward to seeing most of the Health Champions at the APPLE Schools Professional Learning on Sept. 28th. One of my favourite parts of my job is building relationships and there will be plenty of opportunities for us to connect on the 28th. An agenda and more details regarding the day will be sent out on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd.
This week I am preparing for the professional learning day, attending a few Welcome Back BBQs, networking with community partners at an event hosted by the Alberta Centre for Active Living and leading a PD session for a few schools. I'll be in and out of the office all week but I am always available through my cell phone or email so please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Shaping the Future is Alberta's only Comprehensive School Health conference, bringing together leaders in health, education and active living sectors, to support healthy school communities. This year's theme is 'Empowering healthy school communities.' From being a delegate, to presenting a concurrent session and representing your organization as an exhibitor there are many ways for you to get involved.
January 28-30. Pre-register today!
PlaySport is a detailed "Teaching Games for Understanding" website with resources and activities to help you teach quality physical education in your school. PlaySport will help your students develop an understanding of the skills and strategies associated with playing a wide range of physical activities and sports. A favourite activity is Can't Touch This where participants practise working as a group to send and receive an object, while preventing an opponent from intercepting a pass.
Teaching Tools empowers teachers to feel confident teaching physical education. It provides a range of lesson plans and ready-to-use activities from K-12.
Looking for a healthy fundraiser? Meadow Creek Farms has a potato fundraiser that offers $5 for every 10lbs bag of potatoes your school sells! If you're interested in participating, download the form! Deadlines are October 5 for Thanksgiving delivery and December 7 for Christmas delivery.
YMMKidSport Wood Buffalo pays up to $600/child each calendar yearso no kid is left on the sidelines. They aim to support families who are low income, unemployed, or have had changes in their social or economic environment. If families do not have documentation a coach, principal, or family friend can endorse the form.