Weekly News - Nov. 1st, 2021

Weekly News - Nov. 1st, 2021
Posted on 11/01/2021

Hey Spartans,


Here’s your news update for the week to come!

 

Coming Up This Week

 

Monday Nov. 1st

Tuesday - 2nd

Wednesday - 3rd

Thursday - 4th

Friday - 5th

🏐Sr Boys Volleyball away game


🏐Sr Boys Volleyball home game

💼Take Your Kid to Work Day (gr.9)

📝Literacy Test Prep (9:10 - 11:40am)


 

Forms to Complete by Parents/Guardians

 

Monday morning in your period 1 (block A) class, each student will receive 3 forms to take home:

  1. Student registration verification (blue)

  2. Appropriate use of technology (yellow)

  3. Media release (green)

Each form must be verified for accuracy of student information, complete blank information fields, and signed by a parent, guardian or you yourself if you are 18+ years old. It is very important that we have up to date mailing address, phone numbers and email addresses for each student.

Once complete, please return your forms to your period 1 (block A) teacher by Friday, November 5th.

If you have a period 1 / block A spare, please see Ms. Wheeler in the library when you’re next in the building for your forms.

 

#Hate2Healing

 

Online hate and cyberviolence have emerged as extensions of violence against women. Young Women aged 18–24 are most likely to experience the most severe forms of online abuse including stalking, sexual harassment and physical threats (Pew Research Center). 


To bring attention to the many lived experiences of online hate & Islamophobia experienced by diverse Muslim women, girls and non-binary people, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) launches #Hate2Healing, a unique, national anti-hate social media campaign. The 3-month #Hate2Healing campaign unveils one video per week starting October 1. 


As part of CCMW's Digital Ant-Racism Education 2 (D.A.R.E. 2) Project, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, invites you to share your lived experience of hate/racism/islamophobia that has forever impacted you. These stories will be incorporated into our Anti Hate Social media campaign. 


For more information please go to www.daretobeaware.ca 

 

Take Our Kids to Work Day

November 3, 2021

Take Our Kids to Work Day will be a virtual experience. We continue to value the learning that students experience when they engage in various forms of career exploration and have provided 2 options for schools to consider in lieu of virtual workplace experiences. This learning can occur at home, in the classroom, or through a blended experience. 

It is possible that some families may wish to sign their child out of school so that they can attend the parent’s/guardian’s workplace. We are encouraging families to follow all health and safety protocols and connect their child to workplaces in a virtual format only.  

It is also possible that many students will not be able to participate as they may have in the past given the COVID restrictions in place in all organizations.  OCDSB is providing some additional, virtual resources that teachers of grade 9 students are encouraged to build into their learning that day.

Virtual participation form for TOKTW


Mental Health Tips and Resources 

By Kevin Amirault, Social Worker & Dr. Tamara Kornacki, Psychologist


Tip: Once More, Now With Intention!


It is important to take time for yourself to relax, reflect on the day (or days) that have passed, and to do what you want to do sometimes. Often, this can take the form of using technology to “shut off our brain” or “tune out”. Some people experience that when they get a free moment, they are drawn into social media, Netflix or video games. When we do this automatically, and suddenly realize all of our free time is gone, we can be left with guilt and shame that we didn’t use our time well. We can change this feeling by doing the same thing, just with intention. Set your intention to sit down and enjoy the new episode of your favourite show, block off a set amount of time, prepare your favourite snacks, and see how different you feel after (my guess is accomplished, relaxed and satisfied that you did something for you).


Adding some intention can transform a time-waster into a wellness activity!


Resources: 

Bounce- Back

Are you feeling sad, stressed, worried, anxious? BounceBack is a free program that you can access by telephone. You’ll be able to speak one-on-one with a coach, who has training in mental health. Your coach will support you as you work through workbooks designed to help improve your mental health. There are programs for youth 15-18, adults and caregivers. https://bouncebackontario.ca/ Phone: 1-866-345-0224 or email: bb-referral@cmha-yr.on.ca


 

Have a great week Spartans! 

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