Strathcona County Fall Program Guide
Strathcona Fall Program Guides are now available.
Below is a link for Family and Community Services
Welcome New Staff Members
We are excited to have a few new staff members join our team.
Amit Mali-Assistant Principal
Cameron Archer-FSL, L.A., Science
Taylor McLean-L.A., Social
Mathieu Rivard-FSL, L.A., P.E.
Project of the Heart Initiative
SUPPORTING OUR FIRST NATIONS, METIS, AND INUIT LEARNERS
TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
Treaty 6 Territory Map: http://indigenous.alberta.ca/documents/Map-AboriginalAreas.pdf
Statement of apology (PDF): https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/DAM/DAM-INTER-HQ/STAGING/texte-text/rqpi_apo_pdf_1322167347706_eng.pdf
Video of formal apology (Harper): www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100015677/1100100015680
Vidéo des excuses en français: www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/fra/1100100015657/1100100015675
Gord Downie (The Tragically Hip lead singer) created a song a graphic novel and a video to demonstrate his understanding and learning in regards to Truth and Reconciliation and Residential Schools: https://youtu.be/za2VzjkwtFc
Healthy School Initiative
Our Canteen is now open and will offer more healthy choices for students as part of our Healthy School Initiate (Administrative Procedure 164).
Some important notes from AP 164 School Nutrition
School Nutrition Administrative Procedure
Healthy School Initiative
Food choices during childhood and adolescence help to fuel optimal growth and development.
AP 164 encourages food and beverages served and sold in school to be “Choose Most Often” and “Choose Sometimes” with the emphasis on “Choose Most Often” foods.
“Choose Most Often” foods are high nutrient foods and are recommended as healthy choices in Canada’s Food Guide. A variety of foods from the four food groups (Vegetables & Fruit, Grain Products, Meat & Alternatives, and Milk & Alternatives).
“Choose Sometimes” are moderate nutrient foods. While they may still provide beneficial nutrients, they tend to be higher in added sugar, sodium (salt) or unhealthy fat. No more than 3 servings from this category are recommended per week.
“Choose Least Often” foods are low in nutrient foods and are high in calories, sugar, sodium, or unhealthy fat. They should be eaten less frequently, preferably in the home environment, one serving per week, and in small portion sizes.
Schools that choose to operate a canteen will always offer “Choose Most Often” foods and may offer “Choose Sometimes” foods and will limit the sale of foods from the “Choose Least Often” category.
Guiding principles to help guide food choices:
Encourage vegetables and fruit wherever food is served and sold.
Selecting 100% whole grains. This includes breads, other baked goods, pastas and rice.
Watch for added sugar, sodium, and unhealthy fat content.
Promote water to quench thirst and provide hydration.
Choose and prepare foods that are baked, broiled or steamed rather than fried foods.
Healthy Food Checker: