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1. Spring Break March 27 - 31
A reminder that there is no school due to Spring Break from March 25 to April 2, 2023. Classes will resume on April 3, 2023.
2. Summit Child and Youth Mental Health Centre
Alberta Health Services opened the Summit Child and Youth Mental Health Centre on Monday, March 13. Summit will provide walk-in mental health supports for all children and adolescents from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. This centre will also have intensive community-based mental health supports and our new “Ptarmigan Day Hospital" program.
Ptarmigan Day Hospital is a 2 week “step down" program from acute care. If appropriate, Alberta Health Services may refer children and youth to the “Day Hospital" when they are discharged from Alberta Children's Hospital, Foothills Medical Centre Units 23/26 or South Health Campus Unit 56A. The Day Hospital is two-week out-patient program with school programming provided by the Calgary Board of Education.
We are proud to be partnered with Alberta Health Services to support positive mental health. The Summit Centre will be an important resource for CBE families.
Link: AHS - The Summit Centre
3. Understanding Anxiety - Child and Youth Well-Being Series for Families and Caregivers
The Calgary Board of Education is inviting all community members to join us for an inspiring evening of learning with experts in understanding anxiety. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns affecting children and families across the lifespan. Parents and schools play an essential role in helping children manage their anxiety. This session will explore what anxiety and stress are, how to recognize it, and how to support resilience.
On April 4, the CBE's Well-Being team will host a free online session where parents will be able to join and learn from to experts in the field of health promotion , ask questions and receive follow-up materials. You are invited to join us at the virtual session from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 pm on Tuesday April 4th.
Click HERE on Tuesday April 4th at 6:30pm to join the session - Understanding Anxiety
Child and Youth Well-Being Series for Families and Caregivers
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
CBE educators believe that parents and caregivers can inspire their kids to make healthy lifestyle choices and increase protective factors — in order to do so, they need the right tools and information.
Since our understanding of student health and well-being is evolving, it is important for parents to stay up-to-date on the same information so everyone is supporting student success.
This is the fourth session offered in a five-part Child and Youth Well-Being for Families and Caregivers learning series that is offered at no-cost to all Calgary Board of Education employees, families, and community members between December 2022 and May 2023.
The intention of the series is to advance student well-being by raising family and caregiver's understanding of a variety of health-related topics. Each session focuses on reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors.
You are a key partner in your child's education and student well-being is critically linked to student achievement.
Thank you for your time and consideration to join us.
4. Spring Fling – Save the Date
The Spring Fling is back! It will be on April 28th from 6-8pm, presented by the School Council? A sign-up genius will come out for volunteers soon. We hope to see everyone out for a dance , some mingling, and a bite to eat. Please save the date. Please see the flyer sent by School Messenger for more information or email school council.
5. A Message from our School Nurse - Student Vaccinations
Please see the letter sent today by School Messenger about upcoming Grade 6 vaccinations and catch-up vaccination on Thursday, April 13th.
6. School Council / Parent Association Meeting Minutes Posted
Thank you to all who attended the meeting on March 15, 2023. We would like to thank our Area 1 Education Director Dr. Nelson for joining us for a Q&A. Please view the School Council/Parent Society meeting minutes here.
Mr. D. Turner
Principal, Marion Carson School