Making Healthy Snacks Fun!
Snacks are important and children should enjoy eating them too. If we enjoy something we are more likely to do it. This document attached below, provide you with tips on how to get your children interested in the snacks that they are eating beginning from helping to select them at the grocery store to opening up their lunch box to see what will make their recess time more exciting. Read on for some exciting ideas and recipes.
This month the focus for the Mango Mania Blitz is on Healthy Snacks. Keep looking for our weekly posts about these “mini meals” that are very important to children and their ability to play and learn. Snacks are important to both children and adults and we will provide some snack ideas as well as some advice on how to make snacks appealing to your children. The attached document will help introduce the topic and get you started with some ideas. January 27th -31st will be Mango Mania challenge week so children will be encouraged to bring healthy snacks to school.
The New Brunswick
Children’s Foundation, (NBCF) based in Saint John NB, has donated $6000.00
to Miramichi Valley High School for the school’s breakfast program. This
program is designed to feed students who don’t get a breakfast before getting
to school, for amongst other reasons, they just don’t find the time. Mornings
are generally considered the best time for learning but without something
nutritious to eat a learner’s energy level may not be able to keep up. Some of the grant is expected to be used towards the purchase of an "industrial" level toaster. Mr. Ross
Five grade 5 girls recently completed the ASD-N Self
Esteem Program at Harkins Elementary School and were recognized for their
participation in a celebration held in the school’s library on November 12th.
Arranged by ASD-N’s Community Schools Co-ordinator Rachel Tsistinas, and
Leaders Lisa Matchett and Beth Clancy, the girls explored topics important to young
adolescents such as the importance of “self”, communicating with others in a
sensitive manner, issues surrounding body image, and nutrition, and the
importance of family and friends. The program is available to schools in
Over the past few years, schools in Anglophone North School District have been acquiring mountain bikes for student use. Students have access to the bikes both as part of curricular and extra-curricular activities. In this video, Physical Education Lead, Paul MacKinnon tells us more about the program.
Two ASD-N educators were recently recognized for their professionalism
by being chosen as finalists at the awards ceremony Miramichi Women of Influence organized by the Women of Miramichi Entrepreneurial
Network (WOMEN). The event, held at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel, recognized
Annette Hendry who is presently teaching at North and South Esk Elementary School
and Mary Jane Ward of Red Bank who is involved with First Nation education and
culture in Metepenagiag. The category in
ASD-N students attending the We Day Atlantic Canada event
last week had a very rewarding and motivating experience. Students from
Bathurst High, Superior Middle School, North and South Esk Regional, MVHS, JMH
and Nelson Rural School made up a sizable contingent. Their involvement, by
invitation only, speaks well for the awareness of global citizenship in
district schools. Global citizenship is considered by many educators to be an
important component of education for the 21st century. Pictured here
are members of the Nelson Rural School delegation along with guest speaker
(Up-dated Nov. 28) The Clothing Drive is scheduled for this
Saturday, November 30th at JMH. Drop off your items
between 9a.m-2p.m. All clothing items,
towels, linens, blankets will gladly be accepted. A portion of the proceeds are
donated back and will be used to support Literacy in our schools. For
additional information, or pick-up until Friday please contact Rachel Tsistinas at 778-6203 or
cell (506) 624-7902. Details.