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Welcome to the June Edition of the Healthy Schools
e-Newsletter 

 

Brought to you by Regina Area Health Promotion 
Saskatchewan Health Authority 


Please share with your administration, teachers, school staff, and school community council.  There is something for everyone!   

French resources will be highlighted by 'FR.' 
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June 2020 feature topic:
Summer Learning
&
Tell us what you Think

In this issue:

  1. Take this short survey - Tell us what you think about the newsletter so far
  2. Summer Learning - Health, Literacy, Math and Science
  3. Community Programs and Resources
  4. June School Nutrition Poster: Helping Kids Learn to Like New Foods (FR & EN)
  5. How to Connect with us

Tell Us What You Think

Take this Short Survey About the Newsletter 

It has been 1 1/2 years since this newsletter started and we want to hear from you! This short survey should only take about 5 minutes and will help us in deciding how best to communicate with you. 
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Summer Learning  

Why Care?


Educational activities can be an important part of summer, especially to help combat the Summer Slide. Research shows that many children backtrack in their math, reading, and physical activity levels during the summer months.  

The Internet is full of resources to support learning from home. We've looked though many and picked out some favourites related to health that help refresh school concepts in math, literacy and science in a fun everyday way.

What Can Schools Do? 


Share some of the following ideas and resources with parents in newsletters, online, printed off, or in social media posts. Or try some out once school resumes.

Curricular Connections, Supplemental Learning, and Learning Through Daily Activities (Gr. K-12) FR + EN 

 

Outdoor Learning 

Screen time often increases when kids are home more. Here are some resources that can be shared with parents to help address screen time and enforce health, literacy (L), science (S) and math (M) through fun outdoor activities this summer.


Mental Health 

 

Parents may be worried about their child's mental health during these pandemic times. Here are some activities to help children and youth understand their emotions and help improve their mental health, while also enforcing literacy (L) skills.

 

Racism

Conversations about racism and discrimination will look different for each family. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, the science is clear: the earlier parents start the conversation with their children the better (UNICEF). Here are some tools to help parents start that conversation: Literature for children and youth
Credit to Dr Yoni Freedhoff for the following links specific to children and youth (read his full post here) as cited in Farm to Cafeteria Canada  Post.
  • This list of children’s books that discuss racism from @wanderingbritt_ ; And this one from @bronze_bae for young adults.

Physical Activity

For families who may be looking for fun ways to stay active over the summer holidays while enforcing math (M), science (S) and literacy (L) skills , these are some good options:

Gardening, Food and Nutrition

Eating Habits may have changed with kids being at home more often. Here are some ideas for parents to be able to teach healthy eating habits while also enforcing math (M), Science (S) and Literacy (L) skills. 

 

Dental Health

Dental Health is important for everyone to help prevent cavities and oral surgeries, and to help keep mouths and teeth feeling good. Share this resource with parents for printable activity sheets to help learn about oral health and work on literacy (L) and problem solving skills.

 

Climate, Environment

Here are some ideas to help parents get kids outside, which helps reduce screen time, and  increase physical activity levels and mental health, as well as learning about the environment to help enforce skills in Math (M), Science (S) and Literacy (L).

 

Reconciliation

Families have likely heard a lot about Reconciliation, but may not really know what it’s about. Here are some resources that can be shared to help inspire Reconciliation in Canada.

 

Screen Time 

Screen time often increases when kids are home more, here are some resources that can be shared with parents to help address screen time.

Doing Something for Others

Giving Back can help children become aware of needs larger than their own and take action to address them. Share these resources with parents to help enhance their children's' caring and giving nature and because it just feels good!
  • Learning to Give - Ideas and activities to inspire youth with learning, service action, and conversations about generosity and our roles in civil society during COVID-19. 
  • PHE Canada - Pay it forward (k-3) (L)

Combined Health Themes

June's School Nutrition Information Posters (FR + EN): 'Helping Kids Learn to Like New Foods' 

This Month's Nutrition Information Poster is: Helping Kids Learn to Like New Foods

French Poster: Aider les enfants à apprendre à aimer de nouveaux aliments
 
The Public Health Nutritionists of Saskatchewan have developed a nutrition information poster for each month of the school year. This information can be posted in the school, used in newsletters, as a part of school announcements, posted on the school website or used for Facebook or Twitter posts. Download French and English copies HERE

Community Programs, Resources and Events 

Call 2-1-1 Saskatchewan to find services in your area

City of Regina - Free Food Programs and Shelter

Regina Public Libraries - Online Learning

  • Online Programming including in the arts, story-time, job coaching, resume building and more!

Regina Early Years Family Resource Centre - Virtual Programming

Connect with us

Regina Area Health Promotion is here to support your school in health areas including: nutrition, physical activity, positive mental health, body image, and dental health. 
If you would like to share success stories or upcoming events related to health in our newsletter please let us know - Click on the 'envelope' symbol below.

CLICK HERE to view May's Edition  on 'Mental Health '
Click here for more on how Health Promotion can support your school
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