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Coronavirus, Transportation Survey, Inline Skating, Hitmen Payments, Safety | Mar. 9-13 Banting Bulletin
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  • Coronavirus, Transportation Survey, Inline Skating, Hitmen Payments, Safety | Mar. 9-13 Banting Bulletin

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How Do We Foster Resilience?

November:the last month of autumn, but the beginning of a new adventure; time to take risks and do the unexpected
We talk a lot in school about risk-taking, and moving out of our comfort zones. 
There is a vast body of research that supports having a growth mindset and the changes in our brains when we try, fail and try again. But what does this actually look like on a daily basis? 
Are we just letting students fail on purpose? The easy answer is no! Part of the work of schools is encouraging students to work with challenges and develop the skills to be resilient – to be able to bounce back from stumbles. In general, children do much better with this than adults.  
The question is, how do we build resilient children? The foundation must start with adults who believe in them and set high expectations. In his book, “A Parent’s Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Your Child Roots and Wings.” Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg identifies the 7C’s of resilience: 
Competence – knowing that you can handle a situation effectively
Confidence – a child’s belief that they are competent
Connection – developing close ties with family and the community, and drawing strength from these connections
Character – having a strong sense of right and wrong, as well as strong morals and values
Contribution – a child’s understanding that the world is a better place because they are in it
Coping – learning to cope with the stresses of life to be able to overcome challenges
Control – children who realize the casual relationship between decisions and actions are more likely to bounce back 
Resiliency is not a simple notion; it involves a complex set of skills that need to be fostered and supported over the course of a lifetime. As parents and teachers, we work with children to develop these skills every day. As much as we would like to protect our children from the stress, fear and uncertainty of the world, the reality is, we cannot.  The best that we can do is to be role models for our children and help them to view challenges as opportunities for growth. And who knows, maybe some of their resiliency will rub off on us! I invite you to read more about Dr. Ginsburg’s work and how parents can build resiliency at: Payal Tuli, Principal 

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Learn more about what students and families can expect to hear from their schools next week. Classes are cancelled and students will not be returning to their schools, but learning is ongoing. #wearecbe

Yesterday we sent a message to all Gr. 10, 11 and 12 families about diploma exams. Diploma exams are cancelled, but under special circumstances, students can request to write a diploma exam. For more info, see info on our website

All city and school playgrounds are closed effective immediately to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. City parks remain open. Let’s all work together to protect the public’s health. #WeAreCBE

CBE Spring Break runs Mar. 23 – 27 for Traditional Calendar Schools, until Apr. 3 for Modified Calendar Schools. CBE Schools are closed during this time. Students and Staff, enjoy your time off, be safe and take care of yourselves. #WeAreCBE

An important parent message and video regarding continuation of learning for students was posted today.

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