May 1st through 5th is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. While our school aims to promote student well-being and mental health year-round, we will be emphasizing these areas in the week ahead, and we invite Rosedale Heights P.S. families to do the same. Among the goals of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is: increasing awareness of the signs of child and youth mental health problems; decreasing stigma, and; understanding that help is available and it works! We encourage families to visit YRDSB’s Mental Health Awareness landing page and in particular, access the Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Tooklit for Families which contains resources and (a whole month of!) activities you can use at home with your children.
Each day at school, we will highlight one of five themes and engage in small and intentional actions that support positive mental health. Mindful Mondays invite us to slow things down by pausing, reflecting and being present in the moment. Thoughtful Tuesdays invite us to focus on our thoughts and their connections to our feelings, and actions. Wellness Wednesdays invite us to consider what helps us feel and do well. Take Care Thursdays invites us to consider how we take care of ourselves and those around us. Focus Friday invites us to pause, reflect and consider situations in an intentional way.
We look forward to engaging students in various activities that support well-being and mental health this coming week … and beyond!
We wanted to share with our community regarding the upcoming School Council Meeting on Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the school library. We welcome everyone’s involvement and encourage those interested to attend. Minutes from the previous School Council meeting can be found here. You needn’t be an elected member of the School Council to get involved. Simply come out and lend a hand!
We thank you for your continued support of our school.
We would like to share with our community information about various upcoming presentations for parents, guardians, caregivers and community members.
Raising Competent Teens (April 5th) will focus on strategies for your child to develop communication skills, self-discipline, good routines and problem solving skills.
Getting Teens Connected (April 19th) will focus on strategies to build your child’s confidence, encourage social skills, plan and meet commitments and developing positive, supportive friendships.
Separation Anxiety (April 25th) will help parents learn about the signs and symptoms of separation anxiety. The focus will be on strategies to calm your child’s separation anxiety and how to better prepare your child for the transition.
More information on any of these free virtual presentations, including registration information, can be found in the linked flyer.