I want to thank all the families that attended our Family Wellness Evening on March 7th. We had a great turnout!
The teachers and students worked very hard to provide a variety of learning activities around Mental Health and Wellness for the families. The students take great pride in being a part of such an event. I also want to send out a big thank you out to the Wellness Committee ( Ms. Smith (teacher), Ms. Swagerman (teacher), Voula Kladis (parent), Vaz Qazi (parent), and Wasima Ata ( Community member, Grandma). This evening was partly funded by our school ProGrant submitted by Bayview Glen PS School Council.
We had presentations and displays and interactive activities throughout the school :
Yoga, Zones of Regulation, Growth Mindset, St. John’s Therapy Dogs, Peace Tree leaves, Wellness books, Tai Chi , Crumpled Paper Art, Anti-bully reflections on the play ‘The Secret Life of Riley”, make your own healthy parfait, Art therapy , finger painting, The Happiness and Appreciation Project, DPA, massage therapy, peer mediators and much more!
Thank you to the following speakers/presenters that came in:
Renu Qazi (Homeopathy for Mental Health)
Dr. Astorino (Posture Awareness)
Dr. Rafael (De-stress workshop & Massage Therapy)
Lara Wharton (Mindfulness and Meditation)
Blue Hill’s Information Booth on Mental Health
St. John’s Ambulance Service Dog’s Booth
SNAP ( https://trca.ca/conservation/sustainable-neighbourhoods/)
Thank you to the following businesses for their generous donations:
Saje for providing take away bags for our families
Food Basic and No Frills for the delicious apples