Woodward Newsletter #30 - April 29, 2022
Hi Woodward families!
Our Wildcats are enjoying the wonderful spring weather this week. There has already been a lot of running and jumping to prepare for our track meet on May 17. May is always an exciting time and we look forward to sharing our experiences and learning with you.
As the month of Ramadan comes to an end, we would like to extend a Happy Eid Mubarak to all our Muslim students and families. May your celebrations during this special time bring peace, happiness, and prosperity and of course lots of special foods to everyone! Happy Eid from our school family to yours!
Please remember to join us for our PAC meeting on Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. A Teams (virtual meeting) link will be sent on Monday.
Have a great weekend!
As part of Mental Health Week (May 2nd – 8th), Richmond SD 38 presents….
Adolescent Mental Health & Wellness Parent Session – May 4th, 2022 (on Zoom) featuring:
Dr. Yifeng Wei, MA, PhD
Dr. Li Sha, MEd, PhD
Andrew Baxter, MSW RSW
This Parent Mental Health Literacy session is designed by mentalhealthliteracy.org for parents and families to improve their understanding of mental health and mental disorders, reduce stigma surrounding mental illness, encourage help-seeking and promote mental health. It is designed to align with the Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide for youth and educators. The session aims to promote parent mental health literacy so that parents and families can support their children’s mental health more efficiently and effectively.
This parent session will discuss the conceptual understanding about mental health, child brain development and common mental disorders occurring during adolescent years (e.g., depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and substance use disorder). It further provides evidence-based help-seeking strategies and information about treatment options to support youth in need of mental health care.
Please see the attached information flyer for additional details and a weblink/QR code to register. Closer to the May 4th date, a Zoom link will be sent to those who have registered.
COVID and Health and Safety Updates:
We all continue to have shared responsibility (staff, students, and families) to maintain and promote safe and healthy schools. In accordance with the updated provincial guidelines, all schools will continue to employ communicable disease measures to support a safe school environment and all schools will continue to adhere to the standards, guidelines, and protocols from the BC Centre for Disease Control and the Ministry of Education. Important personal health measures that continue to be employed include:
- Complete daily health check and stay home when ill
- Hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene are important throughout the day
- Vaccination is recommended for everyone who is eligible
- Respect personal space as much as possible
Please remember to check our website for information and updates throughout the year. All our newsletters can be found there too.
May 11 Class photo day (say cheese!)
May 17 Minoru Track Meet
May 19 Welcome to Kindergarten
May 20 Pro-D – school closed
May 23 Victoria Day – school closed
May 27 ROAR Assembly
May 27 Hot lunch
June 2 Band concert (students)
June 9 Band concert (parents)
June 10 Camp Jubilee for Gr. 6/7
June 17 Sports Day
June 24 Grade 7 Farewell assembly
June 29 Last day of school – reports sent home
Have a great weekend!