What a Great Evening at BGPS!

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