Tips for Responding to Anxiety

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Be aware of your own anxiety.  Anxious kids need us to be calm, supportive and optimistic. Listen to children talk about their anxiety and gently question their negative thoughts.  Negative thoughts help keep anxiety in place. Introduce changes at home … Read More

Tips for Calming Children

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Give your child a lot of physical contact, such as hugging them or holding hands with younger children. Make sure that your child has plenty of quiet on-on-one time with you. Limit noise and clutter.  Both can distract children and … Read More

Bloom Veseys Bulbs, Seeds and Herbs

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VK’s School Council will soon be selling bulbs, vegetable seeds, flower seeds and herbs!  Proceeds will help support our vegetable garden.  We are hopeful that spring will arrive soon!  Check out your child’s agenda on Thursday April 19th for the … Read More

Safety on Wheels!

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Spring is here and students will soon want to ride their bikes, scooters, and skateboards.  Helmets are mandatory for anyone under 18 years old – it’s the law! Students who ride a bike, scooter, or skateboard to school without a … Read More

Attendance Matters!

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Researchers found that students who miss an average of 2 days a month in kindergarten and grade 1 are more likely to struggle with reading and other academic subjects.  (Education Update, ASCD March 2014) Regular attendance not only supports academic … Read More

Build Your Best Day! Tips for a Healthy Day!

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From Participaction… the importance of physical activity and sleep! http://buildyourbestday.participaction.com/en-ca/schedule/morning Resources to support your children: https://www.participaction.com/en-ca/thought-leadership/benefits-and-guidelines/5-17

Four Secrets to Student Success

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People for Education recently conducted a wide review of Canadian and International research on parent involvement and student success. There is substantial agreement on the most effective actions parents can take to reduce achievement gaps that a student may be … Read More

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