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:

http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/nutrition/HealthyEating/m/he/foodchecker.htm