We are thrilled to announce that after applying for a grant through the Waterloo Region Healthy Kids Community Challenge, Ms. Afonso and Mrs. Valant were awarded funds through the Power off and Play Health Initiative! This initiative, which we have named the “Tech NO Time” Challenge, is an attempt to encourage children to build a balanced day that is not just filled with screen time. We feel it is important to encourage students to work on their cooperative skills, working with others and socializing with each other face-to face.
Here’s how the funding has been allocated:
Early Years: new sleds for some outdoor fun and new equipment for little friends to use in the gym
Grade 1-4: board games to play and socialize over lunch recess
Grade 5 & 6: pedometers to track steps *The top boy and girl from each class will win a $10 gift card.
Grade 7 & 8: a stationary bicycle with odometer to track distances. *The top class will win a pizza party!
To help with this initiative, please continue to encourage your children to reduce screen time at home by being active or by just spending quality time together…playing card games, board games, putting a puzzle together, etc.
Thank you for your continued support!
Ms. Afonso and Mrs. Valant